Rushes. "Clueless" Goes Musical, The World's Biggest Outdoor Studio, Lists!

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSAmy Heckerling on the set of the Off Broadway musical of her film Clueless.We are delighted by the news shared by the New York Times that American auteur Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) is producing an Off-Broadway musical of her pop culture landmark film (and so much more!), Clueless. For more on the director, read our 2016 interview.Recommended VIEWINGMarcelo Martinessi's lovely debut film The Heiresses, a delicate drama focusing on the self-discovery of a wealthy, middle-aged queer women in Paraguay, gets an English trailer. We reviewed the film at the 68th Berlinale held earlier this year.The Criterion Collection produced this lovely video exploring the birth and programming vision of New York's Walter Reade cinema. Recommended READINGIt's that time of the year again: Year-end lists of the best films of 2018 have
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Review: Clara's Ghost, Families Don't Always Share Their Apparitions

What's most scary about Clara's Ghost is not the titular apparition, but the dysfunction it represents, at least for a non-performing member of a cynical show biz family. The film is set largely in and around the Reynolds family home in Connecticut. We follow them during the course of a single evening as daughters Julie (Abby Elliott) and Riley (Bridey Elliott) gather with their parents Ted (Chris Elliott) and Clara (Paula Niedert Elliott). More than by the way, it's not a coincidence that all the lead actors have the same family name, since they are all members of the same immediate family in real life. And, however fictionalized the story may be, the characters themselves, as well as their cutting interpersonal dynamics, strongly resemble the...

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Schitt's Creek: Pop Teases 2018 Christmas Special

"Wake me when it's over." Pop has just released a new teaser for their upcoming Schitt's Creek Christmas special.

The half-hour comedy centers on the once wealthy Rose family, who lose it all when the government collects on years of back taxes. Their only retreat is the town of Schitt’s Creek, the family’s last remaining asset. The cast includes Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, and Jennifer Robertson.

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‘Clara’s Ghost’ Trailer: Alcoholics, Absurdism & Apparitions Collide With Creepy Hilarity

Fresh from the Sundance Film Festival comes a movie so outlandish you can’t pass up on seeing it. Full of showbiz, shadows at the window, and good ol’ fashioned family insanity, “Clara’s Ghost” follows the bizarre exploits of the fictional Reynolds family, played by the very real Elliott family. Known for their comedy and sitcoms, the Elliott family includes Chris Elliott and his daughter Abby Elliott, but you may not have heard of the other two members of the family.

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A Woman Finds Guidance From a Ghost in Wacky Trailer For Clara's Ghost

The first trailer has been released for an interesting looking supernatural film called Clara’s Ghost. The movie has a very strange tone that lies somewhere between comedy and madness. There were mixed reactions to this film at Sundance last year, but if you like what you see in this trailer, you might actually enjoy this movie. Here’s the synopsis:

Set over the course of a single evening in the Reynolds family home in suburban Connecticut, Clara's Ghost tells the story of Clara Reynolds who, fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural force she believes is haunting her.

The movie stars Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott, Chris Elliott, Isidora Goreshter, Haley Joel Osment, and Paula Niedert Elliott.

Clara’s Ghost will be released on December 6, 2018.
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Trailer: Clara’S Ghost Haunts Chris Elliott and Family

Writer-director Bridley Elliott’s Clara’s Ghost is all set to hit theaters and VOD later this year. And today we have the film’s poster and trailer for you to check out. You can give the poster a look-see to the right and the trailer below and then let us know what you think in the comments […]

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Paula Niedert Elliott in Trailer for Indie Horror Comedy 'Clara's Ghost'

"Stop making fun of me!" Orion Classics has released the first official trailer for an indie horror comedy of sorts titled Clara's Ghost, which initially premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. I kept hearing some good things about this but haven't had a chance to catch up with it yet. Set over the course of a single evening in the Reynolds family home in suburban Connecticut, Clara's Ghost tells the story of Clara Reynolds who, fed up with her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds some solace in and guidance from the supernatural force that she believes is haunting her. The film stars Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott, Chris Elliott, Isidora Goreshter, Haley Joel Osment, and introducing Paula Niedert Elliott as Clara. This actually looks pretty damn good, something a bit different with all kinds of crazy things going on. See below. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Bridey Elliott's Clara's Ghost,
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‘Clara’s Ghost Trailer Teases an Absurd Comedy About Toxic Family… And Ghosts

Family can be hell. Just ask the Reynoldses, a toxic showbiz family of drinkers, who also just might be haunted. Written and directed by Bridey Elliott in her feature filmmaking debut, Clara's Ghost stars her real-life family, including father Chris Elliott, sister Abby Elliott and mother Paula Neidart Elliott as the fictionalized versions of themselves, the Reynolds family. Set over a single night in their suburban Connecticut home, Clara's Ghost tells the story of mother Clara Reynolds (Paula Neidart Elliott), who tires of the constant ribbing and zingers from her family and takes solace in the ghost …
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Schitt's Creek: Season Five; Pop TV Announces Premiere Date and Episode Order

Are you ready for the new season of Schitt's Creek? TVLine reports season five is coming to Pop in January.

The half-hour comedy centers on the once wealthy Rose family, who lose it all when the government collects on years of back taxes. Their only retreat is the town of Schitt’s Creek, the family’s last remaining asset. The cast includes Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, and Jennifer Robertson.

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"How To Get Girls" - Restricted Footage

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From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted 'red band' footage from the new comedy feature "How to Get Girls", written and directed by Omri Dorani, starring Chris Elliott, David Koechner and Kate Flannery:

"...a nerdy high schooler exploits his childhood best friend's newly found good looks to climb the popularity chain..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "How To Get Girls"...
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Orion Classics Acquires Rights To SXSW Drama ‘Jinn’

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Orion Classics announced today that they have acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Jinn. Orion Classics has set a theatrical release for the drama on Nov. 15 followed by a Nov. 16 release on VOD and Digital HD.

Written and directed by Nijla Mu’min, Jinn made its world premiere at SXSW where it here it won the Special Jury Award for writing. The film also won awards at the American Black Film Festival for Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Zoe Renee), the Blackstar Film Festival for Best Feature Narrative and Audience Award and at the Roxbury Film Festival for Best Narrative Feature.

The story follows Summer (Renee), a 17-year-old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings (Simone Missick), abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity.

Jinn also stars Kelvin Harrison,
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Whatever Happened to Chris Elliott?

You do remember Chris Elliott right? He’s been rather prominent in film and TV for a while and to be honest he’s never been that far from notice. The difference between him and other actors/comedians however is that he’s been the backup to the backup more often than not, the kind of supporting character that you really don’t see unless he’s got a distinct purpose for being there. Now to be fair he had a burgeoning career and it’s still there. He’s still on the scene and hasn’t faded off like others have in the past. But against he’s not

Whatever Happened to Chris Elliott?
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Cinepocalypse 2018 Review: Clara’S Ghost is a Navel-Gazing Family Affair

There are some really interesting ideas threaded throughout Clara’s Ghost, the new possibly supernatural (?) comedy from writer/director Bridey Elliott. Using the paranormal as a means of examining family dynamics, Elliott clearly wants to say something about motherhood, about selfishness, about the fear of being forgotten. Unfortunately, it only occasionally comes through in what is otherwise an abrasive comedy about abrasive people, like a Noah Baumbach movie that might have a ghost in it.

The movie’s cast is made up mostly of Elliot’s real-life family as they spend an evening in their Connecticut home: the writer/director also plays Riley, a former child TV star, and her sister Abby (of Saturday Night Live fame) plays her sister Julie, who is still a successful actor and is freaking out about her wedding in a number of months. Their dad, Chris Elliott plays their dad, also an actor, but
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Clara’S Ghost Haunts Haley Joel Osment and Chris Elliott This Fall

The newly launched Orion Classics has its first film heading our way soon, The Domestics starring Kate Bosworth- and Tyler Hoechlin. And today we have word on the second film they have picked up. The company has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Clara’s Ghost co-starring Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) and Chris […]

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Film News Roundup: Tony Kaye to Direct Crime Drama ‘Honorable Men’

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Film News Roundup: Tony Kaye to Direct Crime Drama ‘Honorable Men’
In today’s film news roundup, Tony Kaye is attached to a crime drama, Brandon Sklenar gets a role in “Indigo Valley,” Orion Classics buys “Clara’s Ghost,” and romcom “Paper Friends” has started shooting in New York City.

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British director Tony Kaye has come on board to helm the independent crime drama “Honorable Men,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The film is being produced by Life Entertainment with producers Sam Khoze, Justin Steele, and Patrick McErlean along with the Film House and producer Ryan R. Johnson.

Kaye’s directing credits include “American History X,” “Black Water Transit,” and “Detachment.” He did not approve of the final cut of “American History X” and tried unsuccessfully to have his name removed as director of the movie, for which Edward Norton received an Oscar nomination.

Kaye also received six Grammy nominations for music videos such as Johnny Cash’s “God’s
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Orion Classics Acquires ‘Clara’s Ghost’ For Fall Bow

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Orion Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Clara’s Ghost, a drama directed by Bridey Elliott in her feature helming debut. It’s a family affair: Elliott also stars with sister Abby Elliott, dad Chris Elliott, Isidora Goreshter, Haley Joel Osment and mom Paula Niedert Elliott. The pic, which bowed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will hit theaters, VOD and digital in the fall.

Set during the course of one evening in the Reynolds family home in suburban Connecticut, the plot centers on Clara Reynolds who, fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural force she believes is haunting her. Sarah Winshall and Rachel Nederveld produced, and Chris Burch, Chloe Gordon and Daniel Powell executive produced.

The newly launched Orion Classics has dated June 28 for its first pickup, the Kate Bosworth- and Tyler Hoechlin-starring thriller The Domestics.
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Bridey Elliott's 'Clara's Ghost' Lands at Orion Classics for North America

Bridey Elliott's 'Clara's Ghost' Lands at Orion Classics for North America
Orion Classics has picked up North American and Latin American rights to Bridey Elliott’s Sundance drama Clara's Ghost.

Orion, recently relaunched by MGM as a multiplatform distribution label, will release the comedic mystery — featuring members of the Chris Elliott clan, including Saturday Night Live alum and comedian daughter Abby and actor-filmmaker Bridey — this fall in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD.

Set over the course of a single evening in the Reynolds family home in suburban Connecticut, Clara's Ghost follows Clara Reynolds who, fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance ...
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Orion Classics picks up 'Clara’s Ghost'

Distributor plans autumn launch.

Orion Classics has acquired American and Latin American rights to Bridey Elliott’s Sundance drama Clara’s Ghost.

Elliott’s wrote the screenplay to his directorial debut and also stars in the story of a woman in a suburban home in Connecticut who grows tired of her showbiz family and seeks solace in the supernatural force she believes is haunting her.

Abby Elliott, Chris Elliott, Isidora Goreshter, Haley Joel Osment and newcomer Paula Niedert Elliott round out the key cast.

Clara’s Ghost premiered in Sundance and will play at BAMcinemaFest on June 21. Orion Classics will release the drama in theatres,
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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Heads To Syndication Via Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury

Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury has acquired U.S. broadcast syndication rights to Schitt’s Creek, the single-camera comedy that is the top-rated original show on Pop, the cable network co-owned by Lionsgate and CBS. The series, created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Elliott, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy and Emily Hampshire. It centers on a wealthy family who goes broke and moves to Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke. Season five of the series, renewed by CBC and Pop, is currently in production. The show has grown steadily, albeit from a modest base. Its fourth season, which wrapped April 11, drew 116% more adults 18-49 than the average viewership in the first season. Total viewership has nearly doubled. “It is not every day you can walk into a TV station with a comedy this good, with a cast this talented
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Schitt's Creek: Is the Pop TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture Watch What's in store for Johnny and Moira Rose and the kids? Has the Schitt's Creek TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Pop? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Schitt's Creek season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A Pop fish out of water comedy from creators Eugene and Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Chris Elliott, Jennifer Robertson, Emily Hampshire, Dustin Milligan, Tim Rozon, and Sarah Levy. The Canadian sitcom centers on the once wealthy Rose family, who lost nearly everything, when the government collected on years of back taxes. Their only retreat is the
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