Waiting For Superman is a documentary on the crumbling American school system and how the youth are being affected by it. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim “follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth.” Below is a clip of various celebrities – Jon Hamm, James McAvoy, among others – talking about their appreciation of education and, specifically, teachers who helped shape their lives. Lee shows up for a brief moment near the end to thank his own mother, Charlotte Pace.
Worldview Entertainment, “a New York City-based motion picture investment and production company,” has debuted a poster for Lee’s upcoming film, 30 Beats. Although there is no additional information provided on the website, the poster may provide brief hints of the plot due to the various pictures forming the hearts. Take a look at revealed poster above (and click for the larger size).
What could make the Pushing Daisies comic whimsical? How about a soundtrack! Michael Ausiello posted some new information about the upcoming Pushing Daisies comics in his September 23rd edition of Ask Ausiello. According to Bryan Fuller, licensing fees for the songs still need to be worked out, but he and others working on the project are aiming for a multimedia experience. Below is the direct quote from Fuller:
“Issue number 1 will hopefully be out in early 2011, issue number 2 is being colored as we speak, and issue number 3 is being written. Our Emmy-award-winning composer Jim Dooley and I have been talking about giving the audience a multimedia experience with the comic—specifically a score. We have no idea whether we can actually afford to do an actual Pushing Daisies comic soundtrack (because the cast has agreed to sing songs and those licensing fees are expensive), but Jim has already started composing musical cues that we will either release officially or stream for freesies online when the comic book is published. I’ve already heard the track for Lee Pace’s cover ditty and it’s fantastic.”
We’ve heard Lee sing in Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day and Soldier’s Girl, and it looks like there may be another opportunity forthcoming. Any guesses on what Ned may be singing?
Ceremony, which just had its worldwide debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, is now scheduled to have its U.S. premiere at the 18th annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in New York. The festival takes place from Thursday, October 7 to Monday, October 11 and is primarily in East Hampton with other venues in Southampton, Sag Harbor, and Montauk.
Max Winkler’s directorial debut starring starring Uma Thurman, Michael Angarano, and our very own Lee Pace will be part of the Spotlight Section in the festival and has two listed showings: Friday, October 8 at 8:45PM and Saturday, October 9 at 6:30PM; both screenings are to be held at the UA East Hampton Theater 1. Tickets are $27 dollars and you can find more information about purchasing those tickets here.
There is currently no word on whether or not Lee will make an appearance at this event.
Lee’s newest film – Ceremony – premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival today. In it, he plays Whit, Uma Thurman’s love interest and “a self-important documentary filmmaker who’s an outrageous cross between Jacques Costeau and ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin.” Visit the gallery to view pictures from the event; Lee showed up to the premiere bearded and in very casual attire. Below are quick excerpts from a few film reviewers who were able to attend the screening:
@firstshowing: Ceremony was great. Fantastic debut for Max Winkler, definitely a filmmaker to keep an eye on. Wonderful film, enjoyed it.
@ioncinema: TIFF Day 5: Ceremony: Max Fischer-esque kid in an adult body. Max Winkler’s debut is strong & feels like an original take in the sub-genre
@slashfilm: Max Winkler is a filmmaker to look out for in the years to come. Good performances, great cast, Well written dialogue, Jake Johnson is a scene stealer.