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 is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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