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26th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Critics Choice Association – Film Voting Branch The following dates apply for the 26th annual CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, honoring the finest in cinematic achievement in 2020 and January/February 2021.

February 1, 2021

Nominating ballots go to CCA Film Branch members

February 5, 2021

Deadline for returning nominating ballots

February 7, 2021

Final ballots go out to BTJA members

March 4, 2021

Deadline for returning final ballots

March 4, 2021

Deadline for returning final ballots

Sunday, March 7, 2021 The 26th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and will be broadcast live on The CW television network. Additional information: (310) 860-2665


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TELEVISION/EMERGING MEDIA Welcome to the second issue of the Critics Choice Awards FYC Showcase. As a service to the membership, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) has partnered with Advertising For Media to create an advertorial guide that allows studios and networks to highlight films and shows we may be considering for our upcoming awards voting. CCA members know how challenging it is to stay on top of everything we might like to consider and this FYC Showcase helps the members see what many of the studios and networks are most proud of this year. The print version of the FYC Showcase is being sent to all CCA members at the start of our annual voting period. The digital version of the FYC Showcase will also be available online at www.criticschoice.com. 2020 was an incredibly eventful and challenging year, with the COVID-19 pandemic turning the world upside down. Seismic shifts continue to rattle the entertainment business as well, with a mighty array of streamers joining broadcast and cable networks and movie studios to provide much needed entertainment on a dizzying number of platforms. The job of informing our audiences about movies and television is harder than ever. Having a handy guide to some of the year’s best work is hopefully helpful in doing a diligent job of Critics Choice Awards voting. Winners of the 26th annual Critics’ Choice Awards will be revealed and celebrated live on The CW Television Network on March 7, 2021. I hope you will vote and watch this year - and then we can all gather together and do it in person as usual next time. Joey Berlin CEO Critics Choice Association

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BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

SYNOPSIS: A satire on Trump’s America that follows a Kazakh journalist (Sacha Baron Cohen) who’s sent to America to deliver a

gift from his government to Vice President Mike Pence. Along the way, his worldview is turned upside down and steadfast beliefs are challenged by his teenage daughter (Maria Bakalova).

CAST & CREW: STARRING Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova DIRECTED BY Jason Woliner PRODUCED BY Sacha Baron Cohen, Monica Levinson, and Anthony Hines PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: PRODUCTION: Four by Two Films DISTRIBUTION: Amazon Studios SUMMARY: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) returns to the ‘US&A’ on a new quest - to gain Kazakhstan influence with the Trump regime by delivering Kazakhstan’s most respected monkey to the world’s most powerful ladies’ man, Mike Pence. But the world has changed hugely since his last visit, bringing mighty challenges to his secret mission: ‘magic calculator’ phones, conspiracy theorists, Covid-19, his own international fame, and worst, his ageing, unmarried 15-year old daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova).


DA 5 BLOODS

SYNOPSIS: From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets —

Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.

CAST & CREW: Da 5 Bloods is written, directed, and produced by Academy Award winner Spike Lee and stars Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser and Jasper, Pääkkönen, Johnny Trí Nguyen, Lê Y Lan, Sandy Huong Pham, Van Veronica Ngo, and Jean Reno. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Da 5 Bloods is produced by Lloyd Levin, Jon Kilik and Spike Lee. The screenplay is by Danny

Bilson, Paul DeMeo, Academy Award winner Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee. The Director of Photography is Newton Thomas Sigel, Production Designer is Wynn Thomas, and the Editor is Adam Gough. Da 5 Bloods features a score by six-time Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard.

SUMMARY: With Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee has crafted a thrilling drama where lifelong friends risk their lives on a once-in-alife-

time adventure. A layered storyteller, he makes art that directly responds to world events of the past and present. By masterfully infusing entertainment and history, Lee demands multiple viewings with the latest addition to his remarkable oeuvre. Delroy Lindo will be a receipt of the Critics Choice Celebration of Black Cinema’s Career Achievement Award. Earlier this year, he received the Spotlight Award from the Mill Valley Film Festival and the SCAD Film Festival. Composer Terence Blanchard received the TIFF Variety Artisan Award earlier in this year as well as the Campari Passion for Film Award at the Venice International Film Festival.


F OR YOUR CRIT ICS’ CHO ICE AWARD S CO NS IDER ATIO N

BEST PICTURE

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Spike Lee

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Clarke Peters • Jonathan Majors Norm Lewis • Chadwick Boseman Isiah Whitlock Jr

Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Mélanie Thierry • Lê Y Lan

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING Adenike Wright • Joanna “JoJo” Rodriguez Michael Maddi

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Wynn Thomas • Jeanette Scott

BEST COSTUME DESIGN Donna Berwick

BEST ACTOR Delroy Lindo

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE BEST FILM EDITING Adam Gough, ACE

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

James Cooper • David Piombino Mark Friedman • Watcharachai Panichsuk

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Terence Blanchard

★★★★★ . SPIKE LEE AT HIS MATURE BEST, MADE WITH HIS DISTINCTIVE, PASSIONATE VOICE AND KINETIC ARTISTRY.”

, Caryn James

“DELROY LINDO IS OUTSTANDING.” , Marc Bernardin

“ONE OF THE BEST PICTURES OF THE YEAR.”

WRITTEN BY

DANNY BILSON & PAUL DEMEO AND KEVIN WILLMOTT & SPIKE LEE DIRECTED BY SPIKE LEE

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EMMA

SYNOPSIS: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this deli-

cious new film adaptation of Emma.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Josh O’Connor, Calum Turner, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart and Bill Nighy. DIRECTED BY Autumn De Wilde. WRITTEN BY Eleanor Catton. PRODUCED BY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Working Title / Blueprint Pictures Productions / Focus Features SUMMARY: Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.


“One of the best pictures of the year.” – E N TE RTA I N ME N T W E EKLY F O R Y O U R C O N S I D E R AT I O N I N A L L C AT E G O R I E S

Best Picture of the Year T I M B E VA N

PRODUCED BY ERIC FELLNER GRAHAM BROADBENT

PETER CZERNIN

B E ST D I R E CTO R

B E ST P RODUCTION DE S IG N

BEST COSTU M E DES IGN

BEST ACTRESS

( PRODUCTION DESIGNER ) Stella Fox ( SET DECORATOR )

BEST MAKEU P AN D HAI RSTYLI NG

Autumn de Wilde Anya Taylor-Joy

Kave Quinn

Alexandra Byrne

Marese Langan

( HAIR

B E S T S U P P O RT I N G A C T R E S S

Mia Goth Miranda Hart

AN D MAK EUP D E SIGN E R )

BEST SOU N D

Glenn Freemantle

B E S T A D A P T E D S C R E E N P L AY

( S UPERVIS ING SO UN D D ES IGN ER ) John Casali, AMPS ( PRODUCTION SO UN D M IX E R ) Ian Tapp, CAS ( RE - RECORD IN G MI X ER ) Andrew Caller ( RE - RECORD IN G MI X ER )

BAS E D O N T HE NOVEL BY

B E ST O R I G I NA L S C O R E

B E S T S U P P O RT I N G A C T O R

Johnny Flynn Josh O’Connor Callum Turner Bill Nighy

Eleanor Catton Jane Austen

Isobel Waller-Bridge David Schweitzer

B E S T C I N E M AT O G R A P H Y

Christopher Blauvelt

B E ST O R I G I NA L S O N G

BEST FI LM EDITI NG

W RIT TEN & P ER FO R ME D BY

“Queen Bee”

Nick Emerson

Johnny Flynn

BRIEFPARTIAL PARTIAL BRIEF NUDITY NUDITY 2020 FOCUS FEATURES LLC. ©© 2020 FOCUS FEATURES LLC.

© 2020 FOCUS FEATURES LLC.

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I’M NO LONGER HERE

SYNOPSIS: In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named “Los Terkos” spend their days listening to slowed

down cumbia music and attending dance parties. These different bands of disaffected youth refer to themselves as Kolombianos, combining the Cholo culture with Colombian music. Ulises Samperio, the leader of Los Terkos, tries to protect his friends from the nefarious elements of a quickly evolving drug/political war, but after a misunderstanding with a local cartel, he is forced to leave for Jackson Heights, a diverse immigrant community in NYC. Ulises tries to assimilate, but when he learns that his gang and the whole Kolombia culture is under threat, he questions his place in America and longs to return home.

CAST & CREW: I’m No Longer Here is written and directed by Fernando Frías De La Parra and stars Juan Daniel García,

Coral Puente, Leo Zapata, Jonathan Espinosa, Yahir Alday, Fanny Tovar, Leonardo Garza, Tabia Alvarado, and Yocelin Coronado.

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: I’m No Longer Here is produced by: Alberto Müffelmann, Fernando Frías De La Parra, Gerry Kim Gerardo Gatica. The Director of Photography is Damián García, the Production Designer is Taísa Malouf Rodrigues, Costume Design is by Malena de la Riva and Gabriela Fernandez, and is edited by Yibrán Asuad and Fernando Frías De La Parra. SUMMARY: I’m No Longer Here is director Fernando Frias de la Parra’s latest examination of misunderstood individuals, the kind

who are often left on the margins of history. Developed with the support of the prestigious Sundance Institute labs, the film went on to win the top prize at Morelia Film Festival and was eventually the winner of 10 Ariel Awards, Mexico’s highest cinema honor, including Best Picture. An intimate look at the immigrant experience, the film examines one young man’s longing to determine where he belongs in the world. I’m No Longer Here is Mexico’s official International Feature Film selection for the 93rd Academy Awards.


F O R YO U R C R I T I C S ’ C H O I C E AWA R D S C O N S I D E R AT I O N I N A L L C AT E G O R I E S I N C L U D I N G

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM WINNER

WINNER

WINNER

WINNER

WINNER

INCLUDING

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

BEST ACTOR

GOLDEN PYRAMID/BEST FILM

BEST FEATURE FILM

10 ARIEL AWARDS BEST PICTURE

41ST CAIRO INTERNATI ONAL FIL M FESTIVAL

41ST CAIRO INTERNATI ONAL FIL M FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE AWARD

WINNER

OFFICIAL SELECTION

BEST FEATURE FILM

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION AWARD

“A JOLTING, TIMELY PIECE OF CINEMA. I urge everyone to see it.” Guillermo Del Toro

“AN AUTHENTIC PORTRAIT OF A BOY ADRIFT FROM HOME.

Fernando Frías de la Parra is thoughtful and precise in conveying the cultural identity of these young people, and their spirit pulses through the story.”

“VIVID, VIBRANT AND GORGEOUSLY SHOT.

Fernando Frías de la Parra captures the surreal sensation of feeling utterly alone despite constantly being around people.”

“A LOVELY TALE OF MUSIC, MIGRATION AND LOSS. Fernando Frías de la Parra proves himself a gifted visual storyteller.”

I'M NO LONGER HERE DIRECTED BY

FERNANDO FRÍAS DE LA PARRA

OFFICIAL COUNTRY SELECTION - MEXICO FILM.NETFLIXAWARDS.COM


JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

SYNOPSIS: Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), head of the Illinois Black Panther Party, is a charismatic revolutionary

leader. At the direction of a paranoid J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) who fears the rise of a Black Messiah, FBI agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) plants petty criminal William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) into the Party  to track Hampton from the inside.  Although O’Neal lives in fear of discovery, he cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his betrayal.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Lil Rey Howery, Dominique Thorne and Martin Sheen; DIRECTED BY Shaka King; SCREENPLAY BY Will Berson & Shaka King, STORY BY Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas; PRODUCED BY Ryan Coogler, p.g.a., Charles King, p.g.a., Shaka King, p.g.a. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: WARNER BROS. PICTURES Presents, In Association with MACRO, In Association with PARTICI-

PANT, In Association with BRON CREATIVE, A MACRO MEDIA / PROXIMITY MEDIA Production, A Film By SHAKA KING

SUMMARY: Chairman Fred Hampton, head of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers and an avowed revolutionary, understood

the power of speech and the constitutional right to exercise that freedom—that it’s the first amendment because it’s the most critical in defining and, if necessary, redefining, a democracy.  His understanding and his exercising of that fundamental right made him so grave a perceived threat to the authorities—particularly FBI head J. Edgar Hoover—that they, at Hoover’s direction, sought not only to extinguish his voice, but to exterminate him, to silence him forever and, with him, one of the loudest voices of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power Movement.  In Judas and the Black Messiah, writer/director Shaka King and fellow writers Will Berson and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas, inspired by these true events, tell the story of how the FBI manipulated naïve petty criminal William O’Neal to infiltrate the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panthers, which ultimately led to Hampton’s assassination at the hands of the government.  King and his fellow writers’ hope is to ensure that we all find inspiration in the life and tragic death of Fred Hampton and speak out against oppression and injustice wherever we may find it. 


FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING

BEST PICTU RE R YA N C O O G L E R ,

BEST DIRECTOR SHAKA KI NG

BEST ACTOR

p.g.a.

CHARLES D. KING,

p.g.a.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

WILL BERSON & SHAKA KI NG STORY BY WILL BERSON & SHAKA KI NG AN D KENNY LUCAS & KEITH LU CAS

SCREENPLAY BY

LAKEI TH STANFIELD

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR DANI EL KALUUYA J ESSE PLEMONS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

SHAKA KING,

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SEAN BOBBITT,

BSC

p.g.a.

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP MAKE-UP DEPARTMENT HEAD/ PROSTHETIC MAKE-UP DESIGNER

SIAN RICHA RDS HAIR DEPARTMENT HEAD

REB ECCA WOO DFOR K

BEST SOUND

MA RLO WE TAYL OR SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR RICH BOL OGN A RE-RECORDING MIXER SKIP L IEV SAY

PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER

BEST EDITING

KRISTAN SPRAGUE

DOMI NI QUE FI SHBACK

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

DANIEL KALUUYA LAKEITH STANFIELD JESSE PLEMONS DOMINIQUE FISHBACK ASHTON SANDERS ALGEE SMITH DARRELL BRITT-GIBSON LIL REL HOWERY DOMINIQUE THORNE MARTIN SHEEN

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN SAM LISEN CO REBECCA BROWN

PRODUCTION DESIGNER SET DECORATOR

BEST COSTUME DESIGN CHARLESE ANTOINETTE JON ES

W W W. W B AWA R DS . COM

C RAI G HAR RIS

BEST SCORE AND

MAR K ISH AM

BEST SONG

“FIGHT FOR YOU” WRITTEN BY H.E.R. D ERN S T EMI LE II AND T IARA THO MAS PERFORMED BY H.E.R.


MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

SYNOPSIS: Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of mu-

sicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious cornet player Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.

CAST & CREW: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. The screenplay was adapted by Ruben Santiago-Hudson from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play. The Director of Photography is Tobias Schliessler, the production design is by Mark Ricker and Karen O’Hara, the Costume Designer is Ann Roth, and the Editor is Andrew Mondshein. Hair and makeup is by Matiki Anoff, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Larry M. Cherry, and visual effects is by Tim Spiegel, Brian Drewes, Don Libby, and Robin Silvestri. Sound is by Skip Lievsay, Paul Urmson, and Dane Lonsdale. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom features a score by Grammy winner Brandford Marsalis. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd

Black. The screenplay was adapted by Ruben Santiago-Hudson from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play. The Director of Photography is Tobias Schliessler, the production design is by Mark Ricker and Karen O’Hara, the Costume Designer is Ann Roth, and the Editor is Andrew Mondshein. Hair and makeup is by Matiki Anoff, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Larry M. Cherry, and visual effects is by Tim Spiegel, Brian Drewes, Don Libby, and Robin Silvestri. Sound is by Skip Lievsay, Paul Urmson, and Dane Lonsdale. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom features a score by Grammy winner Brandford Marsalis.

SUMMARY: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. The screenplay was adapted by Ruben Santiago-Hudson from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play. The Director of Photography is Tobias Schliessler, the production design is by Mark Ricker and Karen O’Hara, the Costume Designer is Ann Roth, and the Editor is Andrew Mondshein. Hair and makeup is by Matiki Anoff, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Larry M. Cherry, and visual effects is by Tim Spiegel, Brian Drewes, Don Libby, and Robin Silvestri. Sound is by Skip Lievsay, Paul Urmson, and Dane Lonsdale. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom features a score by Grammy winner Brandford Marsalis.


F O R YO U R C R I T I C S ’ C H O I C E AWA R D S C O N S I D E R AT I O N

B E S T BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman

P I C T U R E

BEST ACTRESS BEST DIRECTOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Viola Davis

George C. Wolfe

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY • BEST FILM EDITING • BEST COSTUME DESIGN • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE • BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“VIOLA DAVIS‘s performance is magnetic. She delivers the most engrossing, inspired transformation of her career.”

“CHADWICK BOSEMAN is simply off-the-charts in a display of acting prowess that will be talked about for years.”

“THE BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR.

The incomparable actors drive home AUGUST WILSON’s enduring themes of race, religion, exploitation and the reality of the American Dream.”

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MALCOLM & MARIE

SYNOPSIS: Sam Levinson teams up with Zendaya and John David Washington for an achingly romantic drama in which a film-

maker (Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home following a celebratory movie premiere as he awaits what’s sure to be imminent critical and financial success. The evening suddenly takes a turn as revelations about their relationships begin to surface, testing the strength of their love. Working with cinematographer Marcell Rev, Levinson creates a film of rare originality; an ode to the great Hollywood romances as well as a heartfelt expression of faith in the medium’s future.

CAST & CREW: Malcolm & Marie is directed by Sam Levinson and stars Emmy Award winner Zendaya and Golden Globe

nominee John David Washington.

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Malcolm & Marie is produced by Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Sam Levinson, Zendaya, and

John David Washington with a screenplay by Sam Levinson. The Director of Photography is Marcell Rév, the Production Designer is Michael Grasley, Julio C. Perez IV is the editor and Law Roach & Samantha McMillen are the costume designers.

SUMMARY: Writer-director Sam Levinson reunites with Emmy®-winning actress Zendaya, opposite rising, SAG Award®-nomi-

nated actor John David Washington, for a bracing two-hander filled with emotion, electricity and catharsis. Zendaya comes off an Emmy win earlier this year for her performance in Sam Levinson’s “Euphoria”.


FOR YOUR CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS CONSIDERATION

BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR Sam Levinson

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Sam Levinson

BEST ACTOR

John David Washington

BEST ACTRESS Zendaya

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Marcell Rév

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Michael Grasley, Kate English

BEST FILM EDITING

Julio C. Perez IV, ACE

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Law Roach Samantha McMillen

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING Yvette Shelton

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION FROM

BEST PICTURE ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING

ANTHONY HOPKINS

OLIVIA COLMAN

THE FATHER A FILM BY FLORIAN ZELLER

SCREENPLAY BY CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON

AND FLORIAN ZELLER

FROM THE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED DIRECTOR OF “THE GATEKEEPERS” ®

“DROP DEAD FASCINATING.” -Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“MICHELLE PFEIFFER DELIVERING A ROLE FOR WHICH SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED.” -Peter Debruge, VARIETY

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“INNOVATIVE, HEARTBREAKING, VITAL, AND ABSOLUTELY EXTRAORDINARY.”

PATRICK DEWITT

HEIDI EWING AND ALAN PAGE ARRIAGA DIRECTED BY HEIDI EWING

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Berlin Entertainment CCA CEO

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MediaVillage CCA President (TV Branch)

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Executive VP CCA Board of Directors

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MANK

SYNOPSIS: 1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J.

Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.

CAST & CREW: Mank is directed by Academy Award nominee David Fincher and stars Academy Award winner Gary Oldman,

Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Monika Gossmann, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, and Charles Dance.

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Mank is produced by Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth, and Douglas Urbanski, with a screenplay by Jack

Fincher. The Director of Photography is Erik Messerschmidt, production design is by Academy Award winner Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale, and Costume Designer is Trish Summerville. Mank features an original score by Academy Awards winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The film is edited by Academy Award winner Kirk Baxter. Hair and makeup is by Kimberley Spiteri, Colleen LaBaff, Gigi Williams, and Michelle Audrina Kim, and visual effects are by Wei Zheng, Simon Carr, Pablo Helman, and James Pastorius. Sound is by Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance, and Drew Kunin.

SUMMARY: Directed by David Fincher from a script by his father, Jack Fincher, Mank effortlessly transports audiences to Hol-

lywood’s Golden Age. A magnetic ensemble led by Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, the film is a love letter to the magic and power of movie-making - from meticulous production and costume design to evocative sound and cinematography. “You cannot capture a man’s entire life in two hours, you can only hope to leave the impression of one”


For Your Critics’Choice Awards Consideration

best picture best director david fincher

best original screenplay jack fincher

best actor

best supporting actress

arliss howard, tom pelphrey, charles dance, sam troughton, ferdinand kingsley, tom burke

trish summerville

amanda seyfried, lily collins, tuppence middleton

best hair and makeup

best acting ensemble

kimberley spiteri, colleen labaff, gigi williams, michelle audrina kim

best cinematography

best visual effects

erik messerschmidt, asc

wei zheng, simon carr, pablo helman, james pastorius

best production design

best score

gary oldman

best supporting actor

best costume design

trent reznor, atticus ross

donald graham burt, jan pascale

best original song best editing kirk baxter, ace

“(if only you could) save me� written by trent reznor & atticus ross


NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS

SYNOPSIS: A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended

pregnancy.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold and Sharon Van Etten. WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Eliza Hittman. PRODUCED BY Adele Romanski p.g.a, and Sara Murphy p.g.a. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: PASTEL Productions / Focus Features SUMMARY: Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania.

Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.


“AN EXTRAORDINARY FILM FOR THIS VERY MOMENT” MARY SOLLOSI

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING

BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR BEST DIRECTOR

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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NEWS OF THE WORLD

SYNOPSIS: Five years after the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) agrees to travel hundreds of miles to deliver

Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year old girl raised by the Kiowa people as one of their own, to her biological aunt and uncle where the law says she belongs.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Michael Angelo Covino, Ray McKinnon, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth

Marvel, Fred Hechinger, Bill Camp; DIRECTED BY Paul Greengrass; SCREENPLAY BY Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies, BASED UPON THE NOVEL BY Paulette Jiles; PRODUCED BY Gary Goetzman, Gail Mutrux, Gregory Goodman; MUSIC BY James Newton Howard; DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Dariusz Wolski; PRODUCTION DESIGNER David Crank; EDITOR William Goldenberg; COSTUME DESIGNER Mark Bridges

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: UNIVERSAL PICTURES Presents a PLAYTONE / PRETTY PICTURES Production SUMMARY: Tom Hanks stars in NEWS OF THE WORLD, a moving story written and directed by Paul Greengrass, reuniting for the first time with his star from their 2013 Best Picture nominee CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home. News of the World is directed by Greengrass (the BOURNE films, UNITED 93) from his screenplay with Luke Davies (LION), based on the National Book Award finalist and best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles. The film is produced by Gary Goetzman, Gail Mutrux and Gregory Goodman. The film’s music is by eight-time Academy Award® nominee James Newton Howard.


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ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

SYNOPSIS: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... is a fictional account of one incredible night in 1964, where four icons of activism, sports

and music – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – gathered, discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the ’60s. Directed by Regina King.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson

with Beau Bridges and Lance Reddick DIRECTED BY Regina King EXEUTIVE PRODUCERS Regina King, Kemp Powers, Paul O. Davis, and Chris Harding PRODUCED BY Jess Wu Calder, p.g.a., Keith Calder, p.g.a., and Jody Klein, p.g.a.

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: ABKCO Films and Snoot Entertainment DISTRIBUTION: Amazon Studios SUMMARY: On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest

upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami... is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.


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Based on the Stage Play “One Night In Miami...” by Kemp Powers

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OVER THE MOON

SYNOPSIS: Exciting new voice Radha Blank arrives in 2020 with an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose adversity gives them a

one-of-a-kind story to tell. The Forty-Year-Old Version marks Blank’s directorial debut as she explores ideas of gatekeeping in the artistic world, hip-hop as an emotional outlet and the fact that you can never age out of your passion. Blank will receive the New Voice Award at the 16th annual FInal Draft Awards in March 2021. After winning the Directing Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Blank was recently honored with the Vanguard Award, which the Sundance Institute rewards annually to an artist whose work highlights the art of storytelling and creative independence.

CAST & CREW: Over the Moon is directed by Academy Award Winner Glen Keane and stars newcomer Cathy Ang as Fei Fei, Tony Award nominated Hamilton star Phillipa Soo as Chang’e, Robert G. Chiu as Chin, Ken Jeong as Gobi, John Cho as Father, Tony Award winning Broadway star Ruthie Ann PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Over the Moon is produced by Emmy Award winner Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou and is written by Audrey Wells. The Production Designer is Emmy winner Céline Desrumaux, and the Editor is Edie Ichioka. Over the Moon features a score by Academy Award winner Steven Price and original songs, including “Rocket to the Moon”, are by Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, and Helen Park. SUMMARY: From Oscar-winning director and animation legend Glen Keane (Dear Basketball), Over the Moon, an out-of-this-

world story about one girl’s epic journey to the moon and the lengths she must personally travel as she learns to love again after experiencing loss. Producer Gennie Rim was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Producers to Watch and Glen Keane was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Animation Award at the SCAD Film Festival earlier this year.


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PALM SPRINGS

SYNOPSIS: Today, tomorrow, and yesterday are all the same for Nyles (Andy Samberg), who is stuck in a time loop at a wedding

in Palm Springs. When Sarah (Cristin Milioti), the sister of the bride, gets stuck as well, she helps him realize that carrying the weight of existence might just be a little better together.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin, and Peter Gallagher. DIRECTED BY Max Barbakow. WRITTEN BY Andy Siara. PRODUCED BY Andy Samberg, Becky Sloviter, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Dylan Sellers, and Chris Parker. Gabby Revilla Lugo serves as executive producer. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: The film is produced by Limelight and Lonely Island Classics with Neon serving as the theatrical

distributor and Hulu as the streaming distributor.

SUMMARY: Praised as One of the Best Films of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vulture, Huffington Post

and more, The New York Times’ Tony Scott says Palm Springs is “a balm and a bright spot in a dreadful, seemingly interminable year.” David Sims writes in The Atlantic that “it’s tough for a film to be heady and hilarious, but Palm Springs does it beautifully.” And Variety’s Clayton Davis’ calls it “an original and innovative Best Picture contender, Palm Springs is a brilliant love story that is both moving and unconventional.”


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PIECES OF A WOMAN

SYNOPSIS: Martha and Sean are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth

ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife, whom she must face in court.

CAST & CREW: Pieces of a Woman is directed by Kornél Mundruczó from a screenplay by Kata Wéber. The film stars BAFTA Award winner Vanessa Kirby and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Pieces of a Woman is produced by Ashley Levinson, Aaron Ryder, Kevin Turen with a screenplay by Kata Wéber. Martin Scorsese serves as an Executive Producer. The Director of Photography is Benjamin Loeb, the Costume Designer is Rachel Dainer-Best, the Production Designer is Sylvain Lemaitre. The film is edited by David Jancso and features an original score by Howard Shore. SUMMARY: Directed by Kornél Mundruczó (WHITE GOD, winner of the 2014 Prix Un Certain Regard Award), written by Kata

Wéber, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, PIECES OF A WOMAN is a searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss. Vanessa Kirby took home the Best Actress Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year. Kirby previously won a BAFTA for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in “The Crown”.


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BEST ACTRESS Vanessa Kirby

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Benjamin Loeb, FNF

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Ellen Burstyn

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Howard Shore

“VANESSA KIRBY delivers the PERFORMANCE OF HER CAREER.” VARIETY

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PROM

SYNOPSIS: Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winnerJames

Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose).

CAST & CREW: The Prom is directed by Ryan Murphy and stars three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Jo Ellen Pellman, Tony Award winnerJames Corden, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Kidman, Ariana DeBose, and Kerry Washington. The Prom is the film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: The Prom is produced by Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein

and Bill Damaschke with a screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin. The Director of Photography is Academy Award nominee Matthew Libatique, production design is by Jamie Walker McCall and Gene Serdena, and Costume Designer is 14-time Emmy nominee Lou Eyrich. It is edited by Danielle Wang and Peggy Tachdjian and features a score by seven time Emmy winner David Klotz. The Prom features an original song, “Wear Your Crown”, by Adam Anders, Peer Astrom, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. Visual effects is by Tom Mahoney, Paul Santagada, Neil Craig, and Jason Gottlieb, sound is by Gary Megregian, David Giammarco, Mark Paterson, and Steven A. Morrow, and makeup and hairstyling is by Eryn Krueger Mekash, Chris Clark, and J. Roy Helland.

SUMMARY: After a six month search, Director Ryan Murphy met with Jo Ellen Pellman and Ariana DeBose for the roles of Emma and Alyssa. After spending sometime with them, it became obvious that Jo Ellen and Ariana had immediate rapport and chemistry and would be the perfect additions to the ensemble cast. Ryan Murphy will be the recipient of the Industry Tribute at the IFP Gotham Awards in early 2021. The Prom won the Heartland Film Festival’s “Truly Moving Picture” Award in October 2020.


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BEST ACTRESS Meryl Streep • Jo Ellen Pellman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Andrew Rannells Keegan-Michael Key

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Nicole Kidman • Ariana DeBose Kerry Washington

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Matthew Libatique, ASC

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Jamie Walker McCall Gene Serdena

BEST FILM EDITING Peggy Tachdjian Danielle Wang

BEST COSTUME DESIGN Lou Eyrich BEST ORIGINAL SONG “WEAR YOUR CROWN” WRITTEN BY

Adam Anders, Peer Åström, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING Eryn Krueger Mekash Chris Clark • J. Roy Helland

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Tom Mahoney Paul Santagada Neil Craig Jason Gottlieb

“DAZZLING.

A return to musicals the way Hollywood used to turn them out in its Golden Era. The ensemble cast is superb. Meryl Streep is simply astounding. Nicole Kidman is pure delight.” DEADLINE

“Proves how a great musical – armed with a heartfelt story –

UNITES LIKE NOTHING ELSE CAN.” USA TODAY

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

SYNOPSIS: A young woman (Carey Mulligan) traumatized by a tragic event, seeks to right the wrongs of the past in this dark

comedy by writer and debut-director Emerald Fennell.

CAST & CREW: STARRING: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Chris Low-

ell, Molly Shannon and Connie Britton. WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Emerald Fennell. PRODUCED BY: Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: LuckyChap Entertainment / LiveNation Entertainment / Focus Features SUMMARY: From ground-breaking director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve, The Crown) comes a delicious dark comedy. Everyone

said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman ...until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.


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Delicious, unexpected and complex. Fennell’s confident direction ensures its mission remains clear. Mulligan’s performance is transformative and tremendous ANGIE HAN, MASHABLE

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ALISON BRIE JENNIFER COOLIDGE LAVERNE COX MOLLY SHANNON CONNIE BRITTON

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BO BURNHAM CLANCY BROWN CHRIS LOWELL

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SOUND OF METAL

SYNOPSIS: The life of an itinerant punk-metal drummer begins to unravel when he suddenly loses his hearing, and with it, his

identity.

CAST & CREW: STARRING: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff and Mathieu Almaric. DIRECTED BY: Darius Marder. WRITTEN BY: Darius Marder and Abraham Marder. PRODUCED BY: Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: PRODUCTION: Caviar and Flat 7 DISTRIBUTION: Amazon Studios SUMMARY: After years of touring the country playing earsplitting drum solos in seedy bars and clubs, itinerant punk-metal

musician Ruben (Riz Ahmed) suddenly develops severe hearing loss. Worse, doctors tell him his condition is likely to quickly deteriorate. Scared and unable to hide what he’s experiencing from bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) any longer, the recovering heroin addict agrees to check in to a secluded sober house for the deaf, hoping to head off a relapse as he learns to adapt to his new situation. Reluctantly adopting the community’s lifestyle, Ruben settles into a routine of learning American Sign Language (ASL), writing and teaching deaf children to play the drums. The house’s no-nonsense manager Joe (Paul Raci) promises him that if he continues to live by the group’s rules, his life will be as full as it ever was — perhaps fuller. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. A deeply experiential journey into a rarely examined world, Sound of Metal is grounded in a searing performance by Ahmed and daring and innovative sound design conceived by director Darius Marder and executed by sound designer Nicolas Becker.


“Immerses you in a noiseless world–but Riz Ahmed’s performance makes it speak volumes loudly and clearly”

“A film which uses the medium of cinema to its fullest extent, both visually and aurally” “An acting tour de force and an elegant and emotional portrait of disability, addiction, and survival”

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THE FATHER

SYNOPSIS: Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne

(Olivia Colman), introduces. Yet help is a necessity as she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony begins to doubt his family, his surroundings and his grip on reality.

CAST & CREW: Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams. Directed by Florian Zeller. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller. Source Material Based on the Play “The Father” by Florian Zeller. Produced by David Parfitt (p.g.a.), Jean-Louis Livi (p.g.a.), Philippe Carcassonne (p.g.a.). Producers Christophe Spadone, Simon Friend. Co-Producer Alice Dawson. Executive Producers Héloïse Spadone, Alessandro Mauceri, Lauren Dark, Ollie Madden, Daniel Battsek, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Paul Grindey. Director of Photography Ben Smithard (BSC). Production Designer Peter Francis. Edited by Yorgos Lamprinos. Music by Ludovico Einaudi. Costume Designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins. Make Up and Hair Designer Nadia Stacey. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics. Production: Trademark Films. SUMMARY: Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly

introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.


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THE FORTY YEAR OLD VERSION

SYNOPSIS: Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems

like her last shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice.

CAST & CREW: Radha Blank writes, produces, directs, and stars in The Forty-Year-Old Version. She stars alongside Oswin Benja-

min, Peter Kim, Antonio Ortiz, TJ Atoms, Jacob Ming Trent, Reed Birney, Imani Lewis and Haskiri Velazquez.

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: The Forty-Year-Old Version is produced by Radha Blank and Inuka Bacote-Capiga. The Director of Photography is Eric Branco, production design is by Valeria de Felice and Lauren Crawford, the Costume Designer is Sarah Williams, and the Editor is Robert Grigsby Wilson. It features the original song, “Poverty Porn”, with lyrics by Radha Blank, music by Khrysis, and performed by RadhaMUSPrime. SUMMARY: Exciting new voice Radha Blank arrives in 2020 with an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose adversity gives them a one-of-a-kind story to tell. The Forty-Year-Old Version marks Blank’s directorial debut as she explores ideas of gatekeeping in the artistic world, hip-hop as an emotional outlet and the fact that you can never age out of your passion. Blank will receive the New Voice Award at the 16th annual FInal Draft Awards in March 2021. After winning the Directing Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Blank was recently honored with the Vanguard Award, which the Sundance Institute rewards annually to an artist whose work highlights the art of storytelling and creative independence.


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THE INVISIBLE MAN

SYNOPSIS: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass disappears into hiding. When her

abusive ex commits suicide, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, she desperately tries to prove she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen;

DIRECTED BY Leigh Whannell; SCREENPLAY and SCREEN STORY by Leigh Whannell; PRODUCED BY Jason Blum, Kylie du Fresne; MUSIC BY Benjamin Wallfisch; DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Stefan Duscio; PRODUCTION DESIGNER Alex Holmes; EDITED BY Andy Canny; COSTUME DESIGNER Emily Seresin

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TICK PRODUCTIONS

SUMMARY: What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. THE INVISIBLE MAN is directed by Leigh Whannell, from his screenplay and screen story. The film is produced by Jason Blum and Kylie du Fresne.


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UNCOMMON TALENT AND INGENUITY OF ELISABETH MOSS. SHE DELIVERS AN ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE AS A WOMAN PUSHED TO THE EDGE. SHE DIGS SO DEEPLY INTO THE HUMAN CONDITION THAT HER RAW-NERVED PORTRAYAL BURSTS THE BOUNDS OF THE HORROR GENRE.”

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THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

SYNOPSIS: Scott’s been a case of arrested development since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his

mid-20s having achieved little, but when his mother begins dating a loudmouth firefighter, it forces Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, Steve Buscemi, Pamela Adlon; DIRECTED BY Judd Apatow; WRITTEN BY Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson & Dave Sirus; PRODUCED BY Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel;DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Robert Elswit; PRODUCTION DESIGNER Kevin Thompson; EDITED BY Jay Cassidy, William Kerr, Brian Olds; COSTUME DESIGNER Sarah Mae Burton PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: UNIVERSAL PICTURES Presents in Association with PERFECT WORLD PICTURES an APATOW

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SUMMARY: Over his storied career, Judd Apatow has elevated a series of promising young comedy talents to their first major big-

screen performance, including Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer and Kumail Nanjiani. Apatow now directs “Saturday Night Live” breakout Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island. Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Oscar® winner Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley). But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life. The film also stars Steve Buscemi as Papa, a veteran firefighter who takes Scott under his wing, and Pamela Adlon as Ray’s ex-wife, Gina. THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND is directed by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, KNOCKED UP, THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN) from an original screenplay by Apatow, Davidson and former SNL writer Dave Sirus. The film is produced by Apatow and Barry Mendel.


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THE LIFE AHEAD

SYNOPSIS: In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business, Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), takes in 12-year-old

street kid Momo, the boy who recently robbed her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.

CAST & CREW: The Life Ahead is directed by Edoardo Ponti from a screenplay by Ugo Chiti and Edoardo Ponti and stars Acade-

my Award winner Sophia Loren and Ibrahima Gueye in his debut performance.

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: The Life Ahead is produced by Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicole Serra, Regina K. Scully, and Lynda

Weinman. The screenplay is written by Ugo Chiti and Edoardo Ponti adapted from the best-selling book by Romain Gary. The Director of Photography is Angus Hudson, the Production Designer is Maurizio Sabatini, the Costume Designer is Ursula Patzak, and the Editor is Jacopo Quadri. The Life Ahead features a score by Gabriel Yared, and an original song, Io sì (Seen), with music by 11-time Academy Award nominee Diane Warren, lyrics by Diane Warren

SUMMARY: The Life Ahead is produced by Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicole Serra, Regina K. Scully, and Lynda Weinman. The screen-

play is written by Ugo Chiti and Edoardo Ponti adapted from the best-selling book by Romain Gary. The Director of Photography is Angus Hudson, the Production Designer is Maurizio Sabatini, the Costume Designer is Ursula Patzak, and the Editor is Jacopo Quadri. The Life Ahead features a score by Gabriel Yared, and an original song, Io sì (Seen), with music by 11-time Academy Award nominee Diane Warren, lyrics by Diane Warren.


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THE LITTLE THINGS

SYNOPSIS: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto star in this thriller from writer-director John Lee Hancock which

follows California law enforcement in the search for a man suspected of murder. Produced by Mark Johnson and Hancock, from an original screenplay.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Chris Bauer, Michael Hyatt, Terry Kinney and Natalie Morales; DIRECTED BY John Lee Hancock; WRITTEN BY John Lee Hancock; PRODUCED BY Mark Johnson, p.g.a., John Lee Hancock PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: WARNER BROS. PICTURES Presents A GRAN VIA Production SUMMARY: Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto star in the crime thriller “The Little Things.” John Lee Hancock directed the film from his own original screenplay.

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts,unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case. The main cast also includes Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney, Chris Bauer , Joris Jarsky, Isabel Arraiza and Michael Hyatt. “The Little Things” is produced by Oscar- and Emmy-winning producer Mark Johnson and Hancock, with Mike Drake and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers. Behind the scenes, Hancock reunited with several longtime collaborators, including Oscar-nominated director of photography John Schwartzman, Oscar-nominated production designer Michael Corenblith, editor Robert Frazen, and costume designer Daniel Orlandi. The music is by multiple Oscar-nominated composer Thomas Newman. Warner Bros. Pictures presents A Gran Via Production, “The Little Things” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film has slated for release on January 29, 2021.


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THE MAURITANIAN

SYNOPSIS: Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, “The Mauritanian” is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight to survive injustice against all odds. The film opens February 19. CAST & CREW: Starring: Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani with Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumber-

batch. Directed by: Kevin Macdonald. Written by: M.B. Traven and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani. Cinematographer: Alwin H. Küchler, BSC. Editor: Justine Wright. Production Designer: Michael Carlin. Costume Designer: Alexandra Byrne Composer: Tom Hodge. Sound: Glenn Freemantle

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Distributor: STXfilms. Production Companies: 30WEST, TOPIC STUDIOS, BBC FILM SUMMARY: Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedo

Ould Slahi, this is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the US Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the US government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.


THE MIDNIGHT SKY

SYNOPSIS: This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop

Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

CAST & CREW: Academy Award winner George Clooney directs and stars alongside Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones, Golden Globe/BAFTA/Emmy nominee David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir, Emmy nominee Kyle Chandler, and newcomer Caoilinn Springall in her debut performance. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: Academy Award winner George Clooney directs and stars alongside Academy Award nominee Fe-

licity Jones, Golden Globe/BAFTA/Emmy nominee David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir, Emmy nominee Kyle Chandler, and newcomer Caoilinn Springall in her debut performance.

SUMMARY: George Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, an end-of-

the-world tale rendered on a canvas both intimate and cosmic, The Midnight Sky follows two threads in parallel. In one, a lonely scientist occupying a snowy Arctic outpost rides out the last days of humanity’s earthly existence. In another, a team of interplanetary explorers aboard an advanced spacecraft hopes to finally return home after years away. These astronauts, trapped in their own isolation, are unaware of what’s happened to the planet. Clooney was recently honored at the 2020 Moma Film Benefit for his significant impact on the film industry.


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THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

SYNOPSIS: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash

with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.

CAST & CREW: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is written and directed by Academy-Award winner Aaron Sorkin and stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Frank Langella, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy Strong, Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, Michael Keaton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Carroll Lynch and Alex Sharp. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is produced by Marc Platt and Stuart Besser with a screenplay by Aaron

Sorkin with Cinematography by Academy Award-nominated Phedon Papamichael. The film’s editor is Alan Baumgarten. The Production Designer is Shane Valentino, and the Costume Designer is Susan Lyall. The Trial of the Chicago 7 features a score by Daniel Pemberton and “Hear My Voice”, an Original Song performed by Celeste and written by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite.

SUMMARY: Writer-Director Aaron Sorkin brings together a true ensemble cast to tell the story of the Chicago 7 and the noto-

rious trial that followed the peaceful protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Sorkin was recently honored with the Kanbar Award for Storytelling at the SFFILM Gala, received the Screenwriter Award at the Middleburg Film Festival, and the Montclair Film Festival Filmmaker Tribute. Sorkin will be among the Zeitgeist Award honorees at the 16th annual FInal Draft Awards in March 2021. Sacha Baron-Cohen was recently named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year, co-stars Eddie Redmayne and John Caroll Lynch were part of TIME’s Best Movie Performances of 2020, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be honored at the Critics’ Choice Celebration of Black CInema with The Breakthrough Award early next year. The ensemble received the Ensemble Spotlight Award at the Mill Valley Film Festival.


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THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

SYNOPSIS/ SUMMARY: The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career

being adored by fans across the globe. Beginning in the 1940’s in New York City, the federal government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial and heart-wrenching ballad, “Strange Fruit.” Led by Oscar® nominated director Lee Daniels and introducing Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepressible life. Screenplay writer Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, pens this intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped usher in the civil rights movement. NAACP Image Award® Nominee Trevante Rhodes and Emmy® Nominee Natasha Lyonne co-star along with Garrett Hedlund, Leslie Jordan, Miss Lawrence, Adriane Lenox, Rob Morgan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross and Tyler James Williams.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Leslie Jordan, Miss Lawrence, Adriane Lenox, Natasha

Lyonne, Rob Morgan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, Tyler James Williams DIRECTED BY Lee Daniels SCREENPLAY BY Suzan-Lori Parks PRODUCED BY Lee Daniels, p.g.a., Jordan Fudge, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Pamela Oas Williams, p.g.a. Tucker Tooley, p.g.a. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Hilary Shor, Jeremy Allen, Johann Hari, Dennis Stratton, Mark Bomback, Patty Long, Cassian Elwes

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THE WAY BACK

SYNOPSIS: Back in high school, Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) was a basketball phenom, but he walked away from the game,

forfeiting his future. Years later, he is asked to coach the struggling basketball team at his alma mater, and as the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may get his last shot at redemption.

CAST & CREW: urman; DIRECTED BY Gavin O’Connor; WRITTEN BY Brad Ingelsby; PRODUCED BY Gordon Gray, p.g.a., Jennifer Todd, p.g.a., Gavin O’Connor, p.g.a., Ravi Mehta, p.g.a. PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: A WARNER BROS. PICTURES Presentation, In Association with BRON CREATIVE, A JENNIFER TODD PICTURES / MAYEM PICTURES / FILM TRIBE Production, A GAVIN O’CONNOR Film SUMMARY: Visit the film’s official site at: https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/way-back


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WONDER WOMAN 1984

SYNOPSIS: From director Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, “Wonder Woman 1984” fast forwards to the 1980s as Wonder

Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her riding lightning across the sky, donning wings of gold, and chasing a dream while in pursuit of two new formidable foes: Max Lord and the Cheetah.

CAST & CREW: STARRING Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen; DIRECTED BY

Patty Jenkins; SCREENPLAY BY Patty Jenkins & Geoff Johns & Dave Callaham, STORY BY Patty Jenkins & Geoff Johns; PRODUCED BY Charles Roven, p.g.a., Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, p.g.a., Gal Gadot, Stephen Jones, p.g.a.

PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION: WARNER BROS. PICTURES Presents An ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT / STONE QUARRY Production, Based on Characters from DC, WONDER WOMAN created by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON, A PATTY JENKINS Film. SUMMARY: Visit the film’s official site at: https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/wonder-woman-1984


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