Good Thursday Everyone...
BETWEEN NEW YORK AND RELEASE, BIRDMAN IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION
Alejandro Inarritu's "Birdman" closed the New York Film Festival last weekend and opens in a limited release beginning tomorrow and between those two poles, the dramatic comedy is getting a lot of notice this week in the press.
For example, I have provided double coverage of the NYFF press conference for the film. Below is a link to the video of that as well as a list to an IndieWire compilation of portions of the conference:
The entire 45 min. press conference is here:
Meanwhile, excerpts from IndieWire are here:
Additionally, the British outlet SciFiNow posted images of a series of "Birdman" promotional posters featuring U.S. landmarks. Attendees to Fox Searchlight's party in Telluride got one of these and I'm looking at mine right now. It is a screened and numbered print that looks as if the Birdman may be in the mountains around Telluride. Take a look at the ten posters SciFiNow has posted here:
Finally, Variety's Janelle Reilly says that the Birdman, himself, might be the one to beat come Oscar night. That's what I've been thinking since I walked out of The Zog in T-ride. Here's the Variety story:
Jon Stewart's directing debut is set for Nov. 14 and we now have a new trailer.
More on Monday...after the Wedding!