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 departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


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