Browser, 9/6: Aronofsky’s Golden Lion!; Roger Ebert’s Favorite Movie; What Richard Linklater, Orson Welles, and Zac Efron Have in Common?

ARONOFSKY’S WRESTLING PIC IS A VENICE FILM FEST CHAMP

Darren Aronosfky, director of The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream, has just been given the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival for his new film The Wrestler, which stars Mickey Rourke. 

Hopefully we’ll hear more from some of my pals who are at the Toronto fest. The movie will screen there on Monday.¬†

I spoke with Aronofsky, who is married to actress Rachel Weisz, by telephone, and then again in person, when The Fountain arrived in theaters. Here’s a link to that interview.

UPDATE: More on the awards. Wim Wenders was head of the jury!

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WHAT’S ROGER EBERT’S FAVORITE MOVIE

On his wonderful new blog, Roger Ebert tackles the question “What’s your favorite movie?”

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ZAC EFRON STARS IN… A RICHARD LINKLATER FILM?

Anne Thompson on Richard Linklater’s latest: Me and Orson Welles.

 

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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