Tag Archives: the Savannah Film Festival

“Toy Story” short “Small Fry” coming with “The Muppets”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: When “The Muppets” secret screened at the Savannah Film Festival last weekend, I left the theater on such a nostalgic high that I’d completely forgotten about the original “Toy Story” short that preceded the movie. That’s not a dig on the clever short, but more another compliment[...]

A “family friendly” clue for Savannah’s Director’s Choice – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: On its Facebook page this morning, The Savannah Film Festival organizers ask, “Any guesses at what tonight’s Director’s Choice is going to be?” Well, now that you mention it, yes. Yes, I do have a few educated guesses as to what film SAVFF audiences might be enjoying tonight[...]

Oliver Stone, Ellen Barkin, Alec Baldwin confirmed for Savannah Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com:The Savannah Film Festival revealed today that Oliver Stone, Lily Tomlin, James Marsden and Ellen Barkin will be honored at the 14th Annual event, scheduled to be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 in Savannah, Ga. Alec Baldwin, James Toback, Famke Janssen and Universal Pictures President Ron Meyer[...]

Justin Long injured in car accident, misses “Conspirator” premiere

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Robert Redford’s Civil War courtroom thriller “The Conspirator” screened at the Savannah Film Festival last night. It was the fest’s Director’s Choice, a screening that is kept secret from the general public until the moment the curtain opens. But one of the film’s cast members who was supposed[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Black Swan” set to soar in Savannah

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” will open the Savannah Film Festival tomorrow night, Oct. 30. The eight-day event boasts gala screenings of “Rabbit Hole,” “Blue Valentine,” “Made in Dagenham,” “Another[...]

“Black Swan,” “127 Hours” headline star-studded Savannah Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: While it doesn’t quite have the stature of such festivals as Toronto, Venice, or Telluride, the annual Savannah Film Festival held in gorgeous Savannah, Georgia still manages to attract awards-season contenders and high-profile stars. This year, lucky No. 13 for the fall festival, Liam Neeson, Sir Ian[...]