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20 Films from the 2020 Venice International Film Festival - Quick Recaps

Cate Blanchett, President of Jury - Image courtesy of La Biennale ASAC - Photo: Andre Avezzù   (Venice, Italy) Many people expressed concerned about the dangers of attending a film festival during a pandemic. For me, it was worth taking a chance. I have worked with La Biennale di Venezia for more than two decades, and trust the institution to do everything in its power to maintain high standards. Cinema is such a crucial art form that it was imperative to demonstrate how a film festiv...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, Hollywood, Germany, Frances Mcdormand, Italy, Middle East, United Nations, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Miami, Venice, Jim Broadbent, Andrew Garfield, Alex Gibney


Official Trailer for 'Kingdom of Silence' Doc About US + Saudi Arabia

"Jamal was publishing articles that were critical of the Saudi regime…" "THAT could not be tolerated." Showtime has revealed an official trailer for an eye-opening political documentary film titled Kingdom of Silence, which is premiering on the TV channel next month (after a supposed theatrical release). This is the second doc film premiering this year that is about murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi - the first one is titled The Dissident and we just featured the official trailer. Kingdom ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Saudi Arabia, United States, Showtime, Documentaries, Alex Gibney, Jamal, Gibney, To Watch, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Kingdom of Silence Doc About US Saudi Arabia


This Week In Trailers: S#!%house, Ghost Tropic, The Swerve, Kingdom of Silence, Succor

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go back to school, drift in and out of reality, wake up at the end-of-the-line at the wrong time of night, go back to college for...
Tags: Movies, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, United States, This Week In Trailers, Brussels, Movie Trailers, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Istanbul, Alex, Arab Spring, Trump, Abigail


This Week In Trailers: A Life on the Farm, The Peasants, Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro, Agents of Chaos, Never Gonna Snow Again

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we massage our way to wellness, wonder what kind of kompromat Putin has on Trump, uncover the video ramblings of a nutty farmer, dis...
Tags: England, Movies, Putin, Russia, America, Los Angeles, United States, This Week In Trailers, Mexico City, Poland, BAFTA, Charles, Movie Trailers, Alex Gibney, Short, David Byrne


HBO Debuts Trailer & Premiere Date for Agents of Chaos

HBO debuts trailer & premiere date for Agents of Chaos As the country nears its next election, HBO has debuted the official trailer for the upcoming two-part documentary Agents of Chaos exploring the years of reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election and set it for a September premiere date. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: HBO Unveils First Teaser for David Byrne’s American Utopia PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStan...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, TV, Movies, Putin, Obama, Trailer, Senate, Russia, Ukraine, Fbi, George Carlin, United States, Moscow, TV News, Ira


Now Stream This: ‘Master and Commander’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Inception’, ‘Host’, ‘Birds of Prey’, ‘The Greatest Showman’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Now Streaming on Hulu Release Date: 2003 Genre: War-Drama Adventure Director: Peter Weir Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany In a sane world, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World launched a whole series of movies based on the Patrick O’Brian novels inspired. But we don’t live in a san...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, America, Features, Netflix, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jurassic Park, Brian, Johnny Depp, Birds Of Prey, Bob, Nolan


Trailer for Gibney's 'Agents of Chaos' Doc About Election Interference

"We faced an attack of a new kind – the Russians hacked democracy." HBO has revealed the first official trailer for a documentary titled Agents of Chaos, which will actually premiere on HBO next month as a two-part doc series. Agents of Chaos is the latest from iconic doc filmmaker Alex Gibney. "Building on his acclaimed oeuvre tackling far-reaching and provocative issues, Gibney delves into the complex labyrinth of internet warfare, raising salient questions about the extent of Russia's med...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Trailer, Russia, Documentaries, Alex Gibney, Gibney, To Watch, Damn Gibney


Tiger Woods is Getting a Two-Part HBO Sports Documentary Produced By Oscar Winner Alex Gibney

Following the success of the Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance earlier this year, ESPN fast-tracked several more sports documentaries to help fill the void left by the absence of the regularly scheduled sports seasons this summer. Now HBO Sports is jumping on the bandwagon later this year with the two-part documentary series Tiger, a look at the rise, fall and surprising triumphant return of one of the greatest golfers of our time, Tiger Woods. HBO Sports is teaming ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Documentary, Sports, Nike, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Tiger, Espn, Chicago Bulls, Alex Gibney, Lance Armstrong, Heineman, Armstrong, Enron, HBO Sports


Helping Artists and Social Services Survive the Crisis

A special Covid-19 fund is supporting hundreds of nonprofits providing cultural programming and essential services in New York.
Tags: News, Co, Ping, Gina, Chong, Social Services, Gibney, New York Community Trust, New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Gibney Dance Reinvents From The Inside Out

Gibney is becoming a commission-based repertory group—that is, a company not grounded in the aesthetic of a founding choreographer—and allow it to double in size from six dancers to 12. The model will allow Gibney to work with renowned and rising international choreographers representing a broad range of aesthetics and techniques. “The stage is set,” Davis said, for Gibney “to establish a wholly new paradigm for a contemporary dance company.” – Inside Philanthropy
Tags: Art, Dance, Davis, Gibney, 02.13.20


'The Outsider' recap: You're telling me it's El Coco?

Gibney presents her unbelievable evidence, and finds herself in danger. It's time for the moment of truth on the latest episode of The Outsider. After traveling around and exhausting every possible angle about a series of seemingly connected child murders, it's time for Gibney to present her theory to the rest of the team. It's a moment she's dreading because she's more than aware of how it's going to come across, and how difficult it will be to get Ralph and everyo...
Tags: News, Ralph, Gibney, El Coco


Gibney Company General Manager

The Gibney Company General Manager will be responsible for the administrative direction of every aspect of the Company. This position is entrusted to drive the dynamic expansion of the Company through the building of new relationships, partnerships, and entrepreneurial initiatives. GIBNEY COMPANY GENERAL MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION – WINTER 2020 The mission of Gibney is to tap into the vast potential of movement, creativity and performance to effect social change and personal transfo...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, Company, Joyce Theater, Gibney, Gina Gibney, ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP Deploy the Company, Camille Byers, Gibney Company, Andrew A Davis, Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, Gibney Dance Company, Gibney Company Apply, Artistic Associates Company Members, Represent the Company


Alex Gibney, Luminary Partnering on ‘Lies We Tell’ Podcast (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar and Emmy Award-winning director Alex Gibney is partnering with Luminary on a new podcast, “Lies We Tell.” The show, which will launch in March, “contemplates the mysteries of deception and all of its manifestations.” It will be produced by Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions. “Lies We Tell” will follow Gibney and Ellen Horne, the former executive […]
Tags: News, Oscar, Alex Gibney, Gibney, Lies We Tell, Luminary, Ellen Horne


Gibney, New York Dance’s Mini-Empire, To Add New Component: A Contemporary Rep Company

Gina Gibney’s ever-expanding organization already operates two buildings (which include five theaters, 23 studios, a conference room and a media lab), a six-member dance company, and several performance-and-social-justice projects. Now a $2 million grant will support doubling the number of company dancers, forming what Ms. Gibney hopes will become a troupe on the lines of Nederlands Dans Theater and Ballet BC. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Dance, Nederlands Dans Theater, Gibney, Gina Gibney, 01.08.20, Contemporary Rep Company


First Trailer for Gibney's Doc 'Citizen K' About Mikhail Khodorkovsky

"What you don't control is a potential threat." Greenwich Entertainment has unveiled an official trailer for the new Alex Gibney documentary titled Citizen K, which first premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year and it also played at TIFF. Citizen K is a reference to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian citizen who now lives in London after being put in jail as an outspoken opponent of Putin. He only got out because he's a billionaire. The film tells the complete story of the stran...
Tags: London, Movies, Putin, Trailer, Russia, Documentaries, Alex Gibney, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Khodorkovsky, Gibney, To Watch, Greenwich Entertainment


Gibney Dance Company Administrative Director

The Company Administrative Director is a full-time, exempt position. Reporting to Founder, CEO, and Artistic Director Gina Gibne), the Company Administrative Director will drive the dynamic expansion of the organization’s resident dance company. This position is responsible for strategic planning and administrative oversight for every aspect of the Company. Essential aspects of the position include planning, budgeting, fundraising, donor cultivation, booking, marketing, and operation...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Company, Gibney, Gina Gibne, Gibney Dance Company Apply, ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP Deploy the Company, Support the Finance


Administrative Director of Hands are for Holding

Hands are for Holding is a cornerstone of Gibney Dance’s Community Action work. This in-school assembly and residency program uses dance to spark reflection and encourage conversations about bullying, social isolation, boundaries, and consent. POSITION SUMMARY Hands are for Holding is a cornerstone of Gibney Dance’s Community Action work. This in-school assembly and residency program uses dance to spark reflection and encourage conversations about bullying, social isolation, boundari...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, DOE, Long Island, Gibney, Council for Community Action, Camille Byers


Alex Gibney Doc ‘Citizen K’ Sells to Greenwich Films, can Get laurels Push (Exclusive)

The film will begin its theatrical rounds on Nov. 22 and debut on Amazon’s streaming platform three months later. Citizen K, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney‘s acclaimed new documentary feature about post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of oligarch-turned-political dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has been acquired for North American distribution by Greenwich Entertainment and will receive a theatrical release alongside a concerted Oscar push this season, The Hollywood Reporter ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Featured, Putin, Russia, Inspiration, America, Los Angeles, United States, Moscow, Ussr, Alex Gibney, Greenwich, Maria, Trump, Mikhail Khodorkovsky


'SNL' star Kate McKinnon will play disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a Hulu series

"Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon will play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a Hulu TV series, "The Dropout." HBO released a documentary on Theranos and Holmes in March, and a movie is in the works from "Vice" director Adam McKay starring Jennifer Lawrence. Another Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes project is in the works.  Hulu is developing a limited TV series called "The Dropout," based on the ABC Radio podcast of the same name about the company Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth H...
Tags: Hbo, Jennifer Lawrence, Trends, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Hulu, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Universal Pictures, Elizabeth Holmes, Adam Mckay, Elizabeth, Holmes, ABC Radio, Kate McKinnon


See You In Atlanta Next Week for the LMA Annual Conference

I am headed to the annual Legal Marketing Association Conference (“LMA”) in Atlanta next week. I’ll be joined by Dan Mintz, who heads LexBlog’s sales and business development. Dan’s a good person who comes with a lot of passion and care. Like me, he sees business development as all about relationships. People buy people, not products. So don’t be surprised if Dan reaches out to say hi or to meet with you – if he hasn’t already.  With LexBlog’s evolution from solely a professional turnkey...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Atlanta, Lexblog, Dan, LMA, Dan Mintz, Mintz, Gibney, Legal Marketing Association Conference, Peachtree St NE


Original Content podcast: ‘The Inventor’ offers a compelling overview of the Theranos saga

The story of how blood testing company Theranos rose to prominence, then collapsed following accusations of fraud, is getting told and retold in many forms: There’s reporter John Carreyrou’s book “Bad Blood,” plus an upcoming feature film adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence, plus a podcast from Nightline called “The Dropout” — and “The Inventor,” a new HBO documentary directed by Alex Gibney. Our colleague Josh Constine already reviewed the film after seeing it at Sundance, but we had thoug...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Jennifer Lawrence, Media, Podcasts, Steve Jobs, Tech, Netflix, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Bobby, Holmes, Josh Constine, Gibney, John Carreyrou


Director Alex Gibney looks back on a career of profiling liars and shady characters, from Elizabeth Holmes to Lance Armstrong, and crowns the most despicable

For close to 40 years, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has made movies about some of the most complex and controversial figures of the last century. He’s examined the maddening drive of Steve Jobs (“Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”), the bald-faced lies of people like Lance Armstrong (“The Armstrong Lie”) and Julian Assange (“We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”), and even the mind games done by the head of Scientology, David Miscavige (“Going Clear: Scientology & the Pr...
Tags: Hbo, US, Trends, Oscar, Silicon Valley, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Alex Gibney, Chelsea Manning, Lance Armstrong, Elizabeth Holmes, Elizabeth, Assange, Holmes, Armstrong, Lance


Why Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes wasn't interviewed for HBO's 'The Inventor' documentary

The disgraced founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, is not interviewed in the HBO documentary, "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley" (which premiered Monday night). Director Alex Gibney told Business Insider about the process of trying to get her to go on camera, including a five-hour dinner with her, and why it never ended up happening.   Though there's a lot of footage of Elizabeth Holmes in Alex Gibney's latest HBO documentary, "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," wh...
Tags: Hbo, Beyonce, Trends, Silicon Valley, Julian Assange, Alex Gibney, Chelsea Manning, Theranos, Business Insider, Elizabeth Holmes, Elizabeth, Holmes, Jesse, Gibney, Jessie Deeter, Deeter


The most shocking part of HBO's Theranos documentary, 'The Inventor,' according to director Alex Gibney

HBO's "The Inventor" takes a look inside the rise and fall of the blood-testing startup Theranos. Director Alex Gibney talked to Business Insider about the things he was most shocked by while making the movie.   Though Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has spent a lot of his career exploring stories that focus on the dishonest (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the controversial (“Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief”), there are still things that shock him while making...
Tags: Hbo, Beyonce, Stanford, Trends, Alex Gibney, Wall Street Journal, David Boies, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Daniel Young, Holmes, Enron, Gibney, Boies, John Carreyrou, Carreyrou


Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes: What to Read, Watch and Listen To

Alex Gibney’s new HBO documentary “The Inventor” is only the latest retelling of the Silicon Valley fraud that captivated the public imagination.
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Podcasts, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Abc News, Alex, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Gibney, Frauds and Swindling, Home Box Office, Documentary Films and Programs, Elizabeth (1984-


In Theranos Documentary 'The Inventor,' Filmmakers Capture A Stubborn Elizabeth Holmes

Alex Gibney's new documentary looks at the case of Elizabeth Holmes and her fraudulent startup. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Gibney and Tyler Shultz, former Theranos employee and whistleblower.
Tags: News, Npr, Alex Gibney, Elizabeth Holmes, Michel Martin, Gibney, Tyler Shultz


'Americans have a fascination with fraudsters': Alex Gibney on the fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

The Oscar-winning director presents a sympathetic portrait of the Silicon Valley CEO who fooled the world into believing she had built a better blood testWe can’t get enough of Elizabeth Holmes. The founder and CEO of Theranos once captivated the imaginations of venture capitalists and magazine profile writers with her too-good-to-be-true tale of a revolutionary blood testing technology. Three years, numerous federal investigations, and eleven felony counts later, our appetite has shifted to dev...
Tags: Hbo, Film, Culture, Arizona, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Thomas Edison, Holmes, Edison, Gibney, Documentary films


100 hours of leaked footage, a bouncy house, and MC Hammer: How HBO’s documentary on disgraced blood-testing company Theranos came together

In "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," director Alex Gibney explores how the blood-testing startup Theranos and its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, went from tech darlings to the company shutting down and Holmes facing criminal charges.  Along the way, Gibney got his hands on 100 hours of leaked footage from within the company, and HBO went to court to unseal deposition footage from Theranos's court case with investors.  The documentary, available on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, includes fo...
Tags: Hbo, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Fda, Alex Gibney, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Journal, Theranos, Lucas, Elizabeth Holmes, Elizabeth, Holmes, Enron, Richard Plepler


Gibney Announces Series Of Performance Projects Focused on Social Justice

“Moving Toward Justice” will support projects by Nana Chinara & Shanée Smith, Kevin Gotkin, Kris Grey & Maya Ciarrocchi, Parijat Desai, Kayhan Irani, and Antonio Ramos. – Art Forum
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Social Justice, SJ, Gibney


Alex Gibney's Doc 'The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley' Trailer

"There is definitely something going on behind-the-scenes…" HBO has debuted their official trailer for the documentary titled The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, the latest film made by prolific doc filmmaker Alex Gibney. This just premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last month as one of the opening night films, and is getting released by HBO starting in March. Not too long of a wait for it. Another hard-to-believe, but it-all-really-did-happen story - The Inventor profil...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Gibney, To Watch