ENTERTAINMENT 04/23/2018 04:27 am ET "I was scared, seriously scared," says filmmaker William Friedkin. By Ed Mazza The filmmaker behind one of the best-known depictions of an exorcism in pop culture is now turning his camera on the real thing. William Friedkin, director of the 1973 horror classic “The Exorcist,” has created a documentary on one such ritual performed by Italian priest and exorcist Gabriele Amorth. “The Devil and Father Amorth” focuses on the 2016 exorcism of a middle-aged woman who believed she was possessed by the devil. “I was scared, seriously scared. I was two feet away from them ... And it was terrifying,” Friedkin told NPR of watching the exorcism. “Gradually my fear turned into empathy for her. She was in seemingly unnatural and total pain.” Friedkin showed his footage to brain surgeons and psychiatrists, none of whom could explain what was happening: “Now, … [Read more...] about ‘The Exorcist’ Director Films ‘Terrifying’ Real-Life Exorcism For His Newest Movie
TRUDIE Styler is known around the globe for her lavish lifestyle and, of course, being married to musical great Sting. The couple have been together for decades and Trudie has always been by her husband's side as he conquered the world of music. Who is Trudie Styler? What is her background? Trudie Styler, 64, was born January 6, 1954, and is an English actress, film producer and director. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and went on to star in various period BBC productions. Trudie was also a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has appeared in many TV shows such as Friends, Empire and Falling Water. Trudie has also produced many films including Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. When did Trudie marry Sting? Do they have children? Trudie met Police singer Sting while performing in the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 80s. They married on August 20, 1992. The star couple have four children - Bridget (born 1984), Jake (born 1985), Eliot … [Read more...] about How old is Trudie Styler, when did she and Sting get married and what is the actress and director’s film Freak Show?
Utterly and passionately hagiographic, the documentary Seeing Allred presents 96 minutes of reasons to stand and cheer for celebrated feminist lawyer Gloria Allred.That means, of course, that for ultra-conservative lovers of Netflix documentaries, it's doubtful that Seeing Allred is going to dramatically change any opinions about her.For people with more tempered views on the notorious attorney, Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman's documentary leaves a lot of questions unasked and tiptoes around plenty of other relevant conversations, but in its presentation of a career-in-full, it advocates persuasively for this advocate.Seeing Allred, premiering as part of the U.S. Documentary competition at Sundance, feels like the film Allred would want a documentary about her to be."I think I'm very well understood by many people," she says before the film's title card appears. And what of those who go out of their way not to understand her? "I don't really care," she says, believably.Sartain and … [Read more...] about ‘Seeing Allred’: Film Review | Sundance 2018
Hollywood is taking over Park City's Main Street for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, scheduled for Jan. 18-28. Here's a guide to the must-visit spots — from panel discussions and eco-lounges to A-list parties and VIP gifting suites — at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Thursday, Jan. 18 Sundance: Day One Press Conference Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., 1 p.m. Lyft Lounge 509 Main St., Daily 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Jan. 28Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures and Freestyle Digital Media Hospitality Lounge with Extra632 Main St., daily Jan. 18-21, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.Extra and Tesla. Private event. Hearts Beat Loud Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 DirecTV Lodge Heber & Main, 660 Main St., daily TAO Park City The Yard, 1251 Kearns Blvd., nightly through Jan. 21 "The Retreat" Daytime Lounge inside Hotel Park City Autograph Collection’s Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave, through Jan. 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hap and … [Read more...] about Sundance Film Festival 2018: Guide to Events, Parties and More
The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) has unveiled the nominations for its 2018 film and drama awards.Now in its 15th year, the event celebrates the best in Irish film and TV from the past 12 months.In the film categories, Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins, leads the way with six nominations including best feature film and director.Cardboard Gangsters, Handsome Devil, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Farthest follow with five nominations, while The Drummer And The Keeper, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Maze and Michael Inside received four apiece.The Lodgers, Pilgrimage, Song Of Granite all received three nods, while Lady Bird received two.In the drama categories, Vikings leads the way on six nominations including best drama, while Game Of Thrones and Peaky Blinders received five each. Paula received four, Acceptable Risk and Into The Badlands received three apiece, while Line Of Duty and Striking Out received two.IFTA CEO Aine Moriarty … [Read more...] about ‘Maudie’ leads Irish Film and Television Academy awards nominations