•• Check out this wonderful teaser and featurette that Magnolia Pictures made for “The Magic of Belle Isle”. The film has been distributed by Magnolia Pictures and it’s now available to rent on iTunes, Video On Demand since June 1st and will be available in theaters on July 6th. You can watch the trailer in High Definition over on Apple.
In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
•• The third annual Aruba International Film Festival kicks off June 22, running through June 28 and ahead of the debut, organizers have solidified the lineup for this year’s event. Rob Reiner’s The Magic of Belle Isle, starring Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen, will open the festival. Virginia Madsen will be on hand for the red carpet premiere and the presentation of the film at Paseo Herencia.
As for the competition lineup, AIFF artistic director Claudio Masenza and founder Jonathan Vieira announced films from 18 different countries, several of which will make their international and South American debuts.
In addition to the competition, AIFF announced selections for its local, sidebar platform: the Caribbean Spotlight Series. The CSS jury will be led by last year’s Audience Award winner, Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer. The full lists for the competition series and the CSS series are listed below: The full lists for the competition are listed below:
•• The official AIFF 2012 competition
A Few Best Men (Country: Australia/UK / Director: Stephan Elliott)
A Gang Story (Country: France/Belgium / Director: Olivier Marchal)
Anton Corbijn Inside Out? (Country: Netherlands/Germany/UK/Italy/Sweden / Director: Klaartje Quirijns)
Bringing Up Bobby (Country: USA / Director: Famke Janssen)
Easy! (Country: Italy / Director: Francesco Bruni)
Easy Money (Country: Sweden / Director: Daniel Espinosa)
Electrik Children (Country: USA / Director: Rebecca Thomas)
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Country: Japan/UK / Director: Takashi Miike)
Hollywood Invasion (Country: Italy / Director: Marco Spagnoli) American Premiere
In the Land of Blood and Honey (Country: USA / Director: Angelina Jolie)
Kryptonite! (Country: Italy / Director: Ivan Cotroneo)
Redlegs (Country: USA / Director: Brandon Harris)
Reveron (Country: Venezuela / Director: Diego Rísquez)
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Country: UK/Italy/Germany / Director: Laurent Bouzereau)
Sex of the Angels (Country: Spain/Brazil / Director: Xavier Villaverde)
Stolen (Country: USA / Director: Simon West) (World Premiere)
Take This Waltz (Country: Canada/Spain/Japan / Director: Sarah Polley)
The Magic of Belle Isle (Country: USA / Director: Rob Reiner)
The Hunter (Country: Australia / Director: Daniel Nettheim)
War of the Buttons (Country: France / Director: Christophe Barratier)
Where Do We Go Now? (Country: France/Lebanon/Egypt/Italy / Director: Nadine Labaki)
•• See how it’s all resolved in the Season 1 Finale of JAN. Watch the last espisode below. “Jan is left alone with Robbie and an erotic dance ensues with the camera as the object of much affection. Robbie takes Jan to see his world and photograph it.”
•• Finale of JAN is tomorrow! Who’s excited for this? Plus, high definition screencaptures of today’s episode (number 14) of JAN have been added in the photo gallery. Don’t forget – tomorrow, after the JAN finale, the show’s creator and some of the stars will be in a Google+ Hangout LIVE on Young Hollywood at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. Want to be one of the lucky fans to join? Submit a question for the stars and we may use it in the Hangout, tweet all your questions via twitter @WIGS or @YoungHollywood.
•• Here’s a little behind the scenes from “The Hot Flashes”, courtesy of Entertainment Tonight!
•• Finale of JAN is in two days and to celebrate the season finale, Caitlin Gerard, Virginia Madsen and Jon Avnet (writer/director of JAN) will be in a Google+ Hangout LIVE this Friday at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. Want to be one of the lucky fans to join? Submit a question for the stars and you may have a chance to participate in the Hangout, tweet all your questions via twitter @WIGS or @YoungHollywood.