‘Last Chance Harvey’ added to AFI Fest line-up

Posted by · 1:47 pm · October 14th, 2008

Overture is getting serious about this film’s Oscar prospects.  Here’s the press release, in part:

The director, [Joel] Hopkins, as well as [Dustin] Hoffman and [Emma] Thompson, are confirmed to attend.
“AFI holds a standard of excellence for all things film and beyond.  We are honored that LAST CHANCE HARVEY was chosen for the festival this year.  It’s a film that Overture is proud to share with audiences worldwide and we’re delighted AFI will be its premiere destination”, commented Overture Films’ CEO Chris McGurk.

“We consider ourselves very fortunate to have the opportunity to add LAST CHANCE HARVEY as a Centerpiece Screening. This is a classic romantic film with two of the most beloved stars, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, who make a wonderful screen pairing. We held a few places in our schedule just in case a film like this would become available after we had locked our programming and in this particular case our strategy paid off very well,” said AFI FEST Artistic Director, Rose Kuo.

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  • 1 10-14-2008 at 7:41 pm

    Adrianna said...

    Hoffman and Thompson were both in “Stranger Than Fiction”. Their characters only met briefly at the end of the movie, but when you did, you thought, hey, hold on here, this is a perfect pairing, let’s watch more of this.

    I hope this is a really classic comedy. I can see Golden Globe nominations if it’s just reasonably good.

  • 2 10-15-2008 at 10:16 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    It’s not quite classic, Adrianna — it’s a little too pat and contrived in parts — but it is rather appealing thanks to those two. They really work together for some reason.