32nd American Film Market Convenes November 2-9

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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The 32nd American Film Market will screen 395 motion pictures including 65 world premieres and 295 market premieres for thousands of buyers and industry professionals from 70 plus countries. Jonathan Wolf AFM managing director and executive vice president of the Independent Film & Television Alliance made the announcement.  The 2011 AFM will take place November 2-9 in Santa Monica California.
  Films making their world premieres include A Gang Story starring Gérard Lanvin and Tchéky Karyo (Gaumont); Bad Karma starring Ray Liotta Dominic Purcell and Rhona Mitra (Screen Media); Columbus Circle starring Selma Blair Amy Smart Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin Pollak (Lightning Entertainment); Nobel’s Last Will starring Malin Crépin Björn Kjellman and Leif Andrée (Zodiak Rights); Snowflake the White Gorilla starring Elsa Pataky and Pere Ponce (Filmax International); Special Forces starring Diane Kruger Djimon Hounsou and Benoit Magimel (StudioCanal); and The Expatriate starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko (Essential Entertainment).
 Among the 295 films set to make their market premieres are: A Dangerous Method starring Keira Knightley Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender (HanWay Films); Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson (WestEnd Films); Bernie starring Jack Black Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey (Hyde Park International); Dark Horse starring Justin Bartha Selma Blair Mia Farrow Jordan Gelber and Christopher Walken (Goldcrest Films International); Detachment starring Adrien Brody Marcia Gay Harden James Caan Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu (Celluloid Dreams); Edwin Boyd starring Scott Speedman Brian Cox Kelly Reilly and Kevin Durand (Myriad Pictures); Face to Face starring Luke Ford Vince Colosimo Sigrid Thornton and Matthew Newton (Jinga Films); George Harrison: Living in the Material World starring Paul McCartney and Terry Gilliam (Exclusive Films International Limited); Hick starring Blake Lively Chloë Grace Moretz Eddie Redmayne Alec Baldwin and Juliette Lewis (Content); Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey Emile Hirsch Thomas Haden Church Juno Temple and Gina Gershon (Voltage Pictures); Le Skylab starring Julie Delpy and Eric Elmosnino (Films Distribution); Loosies starring Peter Facinelli Jaimie Alexander Michael Madsen Vincent Gallo and Joe Pantoliano (CMG - Cinema Management Group); Lucky starring Colin Hanks Ari Graynor Jeffrey Tambor and Ann-Margret (ICAP Media); and Michael starring Naseeruddin Shah Mahie Gill and Purav Bhandare (Fortissimo Films).

 Other Market Premieres include Peace Love and Understanding starring Jane Fonda Catherine Keener Elizabeth Olsen Chace Crawford Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyle MacLachlan (Voltage Pictures); Rampart starring Woody Harrelson Sigourney Weaver Robin Wright Steve Buscemi Anne Heche Cynthia Nixon and Ice Cube (Sierra/Affinity); Seven Days in Utopia starring Lucas Black Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo (Mission Pictures International); Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan (HanWay Films); Shaolin starring Andy Lau Nicholas Tse Bingbing Fan Jing Wu and Jackie Chan (Emperor Motion Pictures); The Flying Machine starring Heather Graham and Lang Lang (Distribution Workshop); The Woodsman and the Rain starring Shun Oguri and Koji Yakusyo (Kadokawa Shoten Co. Ltd.); Twixt starring Val Kilmer Bruce Dern and Ben Chaplin (Pathé International); Vamps starring Alicia Silverstone Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver (Parlay Films); Take This Waltz starring Michelle Williams Seth Rogen Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman (TF1 International); The Deep Blue Sea starring Rachel Weisz Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale (Protagonist Pictures); The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis (EuropaCorp); The Sorcerer and The White Snake starring Jet Li Eva Huang Raymond Lam and Charlene Choi (Distribution Workshop); Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale starring Lin Ching-Tai Umin Boya Vivian Hsu and Masanobu Ando (Fortissimo Films); and You May Not Kiss The Bride starring Katharine McPhee Dave Annable Rob Schneider Mena Suvari and Kathy Bates (Showcase Entertainment Inc.).
 This year 27 films will be presented in 3D.  Additionally 54 plus films not listed in The Film Catalogue will have their world or market premieres during AFM. Their respective companies will announce those films on the eve of the market.  Independent Film & Television Alliance www.IFTA-online.org