Monday, June 21, 2010

Attention UK Viewers: Watch "Donkeys" ONLINE Starting June 25

Calling all UK readers! Can't make it up to the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year and like me really want to see Sigma's newest film "Donkeys?" Well guess what? Starting June 25 on Projector. TV

Please note that ALAS this option as of this posting is only available to those in the UK, but the site does say that it hopes to expand "to new territories" soon. ah. well. we'll see. I will definitely update should that actually happen, but still must emphasize what a good chance this is for many to see the newest film starring James Cosmo, Kate Dickie, Brian Pettifer and Martin Compston. Enjoy!

On a related note, today the Herald released a new interview with the superb Kate Dickie, where she spoke about returning (albeit in different form of sorts) to her award winning role as Jackie (Red Road) in Donkeys. Of interest: " “For me, as an actor, this was a completely new film and a completely new Jackie, so I put Red Road out of my head and tried not to think about it. I felt I owed it to Donkeys. This Jackie is a different person. She has a different history, different relationships.” Although it’s a black comedy where Red Road was gritty social drama, Donkeys retains the look and feel of its predecessor. Dickie, a still presence with her long dark hair and haunted look, anchors both films. So is she pencilled in for the third, due to be shot by Danish director Mikkel Norgaard? “I don’t know anything about it at all,” she says matter-of-factly."

The article also contains remarks about her role in "Outcast" with James Nesbitt that is also screening to mixed reviews at EIFF, as well as mention that Kate will be seen in the Pillars of the Earth series airing next month in the US and on Channel 4 in the UK this fall.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating marketing - to make a new film available on-line before a formal theater release. As if they are completely forgoing to the aesthetic/art of viewing films in their proper context- on a large screen in a darkened theater etc. Yes - we all watch films in other ways now - true - but - most films still go through the motions of going to theaters first.

    I would think the arts of directing, filming and editing of films would greatly change if done so with an eye almost entirely for small screens and not-so-focused viewing situations.

    Not sure how I feel about this - all this easily accessed and almost too-user-friendly approach to art.

    Just thinking.