‘The Cove’ premieres at Tokyo fest amid controversy

Posted by · 12:30 pm · October 22nd, 2009

Thanks to Steve Pond’s round-up this morning, we’re pointed to the AFP’s story concerning the Tokyo Film Festival premiere of “The Cove,” which took some doing to happen, you’ll recall. The film, of course, stirred a controversy immediately in the town of Taiji, but the line of copy noting that “film makers [are] accused of […]

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Ben Stiller instrumental in getting ‘The Cove’ in at Tokyo?

Posted by · 10:17 am · September 23rd, 2009

Ben Stiller has been vocal about his support for the dolphin slaughter documentary “The Cove.” This I knew, but until I actually read through the Ric O’Barry interview we linked in this morning’s round-up, I didn’t realize he played a key role in getting the film a screening at the Tokyo International Film Festival, but […]

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9/17 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:12 am · September 17th, 2009

• Success.  The Tokyo International Film Festival bows to global pressure and allows screening of “The Cove.” [Variety] • Jeffrey Wells gets a comment from festival jury chief Alejandro González Iñárritu. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Anne Thompson spends some quality time with Michael Moore. [Thompson on Hollywood]

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Has the Tokyo Film Festival declined to screen ‘The Cove?’

Posted by · 9:42 am · August 18th, 2009

UPDATE: Okay, Wells is now pointing to a two-week-old scoop from The Toronto Star’s Pete Howell that confirmed the Tokyo snub from “Cove” director Louie Psihoyos himself, so perhaps it is a done deal.  Shameful.  But two weeks?  Where’s the outcry here?  Did people just not see Howell’s piece?  Again, tell a friend… EARLIER: Jeffrey […]

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