Film Notes: Rich Little's show on Jimmy Stewart at IUP on Oct. 13
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Master mimic Rich Little will bring his one-man show, "Jimmy Stewart & Friends," to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on the IUP campus next month. The production is fresh from its summer-long run in Las Vegas.
Nick Clooney, veteran newsman, film historian, father to Oscar-winning actor George Clooney and brother to the late singer Rosemary Clooney, will host the evening, and one of Mr. Stewart's daughters, Judy Stewart, will make a special appearance for the one-night-only show.
It will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in Toretti Auditorium in the Kovalchick complex on the edge of IUP's campus, not far from the museum devoted to Indiana's favorite son. Mr. Stewart was born in Indiana on May 20, 1908, and was 89 when he died in July 1997.
Tickets are $45 for the performance only, or $65 for the show along with a private reception after the show with the celebrity impressionist and other special guests. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Reservations are through the KCAC box office at 1-800-298-4200 or its website at www.kovalchickcomplex.com (click on upcoming events and then October). The site also has directions and details about parking, $5.
Tickets also can be bought at the box office, 711 Pratt Drive off Wayne Avenue. The venue is just under 60 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh.
"The Great Gatsby" will now open on May 10 in North America. In early August, the movie once slated for Christmas was bumped to summer 2013.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan. Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke are Myrtle and George Wilson and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki is Jordan Baker.
Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!") directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's book.
Variety reports Fox Searchlight will release "Hitchcock" Nov. 23 in a limited number of theaters. That's almost warp speed for a movie that started shooting in April with Anthony Hopkins in the title role, Helen Mirren as the director's wife, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins.
"Les Miserables" has been moved from Dec. 14 to a Christmas Day opening, Universal Studios announced this week.
Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") directs the musical, set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Among its signature songs: "I Dreamed a Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "On My Own."
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" will have its world premiere Nov. 8 as part of the closing night gala of AFI Fest 2012.
"Steven Spielberg is an American master, enriching the cultural legacy of our nation with each new film in his extraordinary career," said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO, in a press release announcing the booking.
"We are honored he has chosen AFI Fest for the world premiere of 'Lincoln,' an historic cinematic event in itself as it brings the most dramatic American history to life for new generations."
For the fourth consecutive year, the event will offer free tickets to all screenings, but only the Star Patron Package and Marquee Patron Package will provide reserved seating for "Lincoln." For details on how to buy patron packages and passes, ranging from $125 to $5,000, go to AFI.com/AFIFEST.
AFI Fest will take place Nov. 1-8 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Audi is the festival's presenting sponsor.
A preview of a documentary about the rise and fall of students when it comes to math will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave. It's called "The Biggest Story Problem: Why America's Students Are Failing at Math."
Teachers, parents and others with an interest in middle school math education can RSVP for a seat at email@example.com or by calling 1-575-224-1480. Admission is free although donations to support distribution will be accepted.
The film looks at why American elementary students perform well in math, scoring above average until the eighth grade, and then dropping to the bottom tier by the 10th grade.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be revealed on Jan. 10, five days earlier than previously announced.
Nominations voting will begin Dec. 17 and end Jan. 3 with the results revealed at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on Jan. 10, a Thursday unlike this year's Tuesday announcement.
Other key dates:
Feb. 4: Nominees luncheon.
Feb. 8: Final voting begins.
Feb. 9: Scientific and Technical Awards presentation.
Feb. 19: Final voting ends.
Feb. 24: 85th Academy Awards presentation.
For the first time in its history, the Academy will provide its membership the opportunity to vote electronically.
Together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Everyone Counts, the Academy has been developing an electronic voting process for more than a year. It will install assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York and London, a 24-hour telephone help line during voting periods, and paper ballots.
In the pre-nominations phase, members will continue to vote via paper ballot in eight categories, such as animated feature and foreign language film, due to specialized screening schedules and processes.
The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak) at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. ABC will televise the ceremony after a 90-minute red-carpet show.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce on Monday how fans can try to win a spot along the red carpet.
In related news, "The Intouchables" will represent France in the foreign-language contest while the Norwegian Oscar Committee has selected "Kon-Tiki" as its official candidate. "Kon-Tiki" opened in Norway and was launched internationally at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The full list is always released before voters start to whittle it down.
First Published September 21, 2012 12:00 am