Additional coverage of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival can be found in our gallery and video archive, including some amazing additional portraits. Rachel attended the festival earlier this year for “Disobedience“. We also edited the full Deadline panel Rachel did alongside her costars and the director. Sadly the livestream had audio problems but we edited the videos with the parts that had sound.
On Tuesday it as October 3rd which has been referred to as #MeanGirlsDay because of one of the jokes in the movie (this one to be exact). “Mean Girls” has been a fan favorite movie and part of the cast reunited this year to ask the fans of the movie to consider donating to Mean Girls for Las Vegas. A Go Fund Me page has been set up and all funds raised will be distributed to the victims of Las Vegas. Rachel is not part of the videos uploaded on the page (thus far), but we wanted to highlight this initiative because we think it’s a great way of the cast to reunite and give back. For more information, be sure to head over to GoFunMe.com/october3!
The cast of Mean Girls is teaming up this October 3rd to do some good. We’re asking for just $3 to hit a $300,000 goal. We are working directly with the National Compassion Fund, a program in the National Center for Victims of Crime. This organization collected and distributed funds to victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the Aurora shooting, and even 9/11.
100% of funds raised will be distributed to the victims of Las Vegas through the NCF at the completion of this campaign. Do something grool today. Let’s hit this goal together. We might not make fetch happen, but we can make this happen.
The original videos can be found after the jump.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were held yesterday and “Sonic Sea” – which is narrated by Rachel – was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Nature Documentary. The documentary took home two awards: Outstanding Music & Sound and Outstanding Nature Documentary. Congratulations to the filmmakers, producers and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series. The documentary was also part of many film festivals world wide. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. You are able to watch the acceptance speeches by the filmmakers after the jump. Be sure to also head over to official website to find out how you can take action. When you sign up you you’ll hear back from NRDC and IFAW on ways you can get involved to protect our oceans, marine mammals and our environment in the most effective way possible.
Screen Daily is reporting that Bleecker Street has acquired the rights for “Disobedience” in the US and looks like they will be aiming for a release in 2018. The movie premiered earlier this month during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival with rave reviews for Rachel’s performance. The movie was already picked up internationally and will be released on May 4, 2018 in the UK.
Bleecker Street has acquired US rights to Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, the drama starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola that premiered in Toronto.
Lelio’s English-language debut centres on a Jewish community in north London as a New York-based photographer returns for her father’s funeral and rekindles a friendship with another woman.
Lelio wrote the screenplay with Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Frida Torresblanco produced for Braven Films, Ed Guiney for Element Pictures, and Rachel Weisz for LC6 Productions. Film4 developed the film and co-financed with the film’s internationals sales agent FilmNation.
“Sebastian has captured, with real authenticity, the universality of love and faith, and the strength and sacrifice it takes to fight for what you believe in,” Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said. “We’re excited to bring Rachel Weisz’s, Rachel McAdams’ and Alessandro Nivola’s powerful and honest performances to audiences across the country next year.”
The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival closes today and the winners of the awards were announced with ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing’ winning the People’s Choice Award. “Disobedience” premiered last week, with very positive reviews and critics even calling Rachel’s performance one of her best of her career, we are now trying to round-up our coverage with the first batch of videos. The first red carpet interviews, (joint) press junket interviews and more can be found in our video archive. The movie currently holds a 100% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes (with 10 reviews) and a 81 score at Meta Critics. We are hoping the movie will find a distributor in the US soon!
We have added the first portraits session Rachel did during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in our gallery. Rachel was photographed by various outlets, also alongside her costars Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola and director Sebastián Lelio. Rachel also posed for People and Entertainment Weekly’s with an adorable rescue pop of FindingThemHomes.com.
Earlier today, Rachel stopped by Deadline’s Grey Goose Cocktails & Conversation panel for “Disobedience” alongside Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola and director Sebastián Lelio. The panel was livestream, but sadly there were technical problems with the audio. We hope the full panel (with audio!) will be released soon. We have added the high quality images in our gallery.
In case you missed it, you are still able to (re)watch the livestream. The video can be found after the jump.
After the world premiere screening of “Disobedience“, the first reviews are slowly getting released. We will round-up the reviews in this post as they are getting released. We will especially highlight the reviews focusing on Rachel’s performance. It’s too early to tell right now what the general consensus is, but the performances and in particular Rachel’s performance has received praise after the initial reactions. With The Guardian critic calling Rachel’s work “excellent” and Roger Ebert’s critic calling it “some of [her] best work”. Be sure to check back later, because we expect more reviews getting released throughout the day/week. The movie currently holds a 100% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes (with 10 reviews) and a 81 score at Meta Critics.
“McAdams does some of the best work of her career as Esti, the true instigator of this relationship (she is the only who hasn’t refused contact with Ronit) and the one who won’t give up on it. McAdams has been an underrated performer for years, and it’s nice to see her get a challenging role here. She’s easily the best thing about the movie. I wish the rest of the movie felt as fully realized as her performance because, like the relationship at its center, there’s potential here for something beautiful that feels just out of reach.”
–Brian Tallerico, RoberEbert.com