The Roundup is a regular column which collates (and curates) news, feature articles, podcast episodes and other online curios associated with film.
- Wes Anderson announced his intentions to create his own theme park in collaboration with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh. We’ll believe it when we see it. (Dazed Digital)
- The upcoming Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival announced its full program yesterday, see our comprehensive write-up for recommendations.
- Jamie Foxx and Benicio del Toro are slated to star in Harmony Korine’s next project, gangster pic The Trap. (Variety)
- Darren Aronofsky was announced as the Jury President of the 65th Berlinale. (Berlinale)
- Toy Story 4 is set for release in June 2017, with John Lasseter to direct. (Variety)
- Daniel Kasman’s Viennale festival report, detailing the dedication to celluloid and the inspired programming bringing to life the links between John Ford, Straub-Huillet, Harun Farocki, Pedro Costa and James Benning. (MUBI Notebook)
- Patrick Holzapfel’s excellent interview with Pedro Costa on John Ford, Horse Money and the influences on his filmmaking. (Twitch Film)
- The latest issue of visual arts journal e-flux is dedicated to Harun Farocki and available free online, with contributions from Thomas Elsaesser and James Benning, among others.1
- A listicle we can actually get behind: “8 Female Cinematographers You Should Know About.” (Indiewire)
- An in-depth look at the life and career of Audrey Hepburn by Noel Murray. (The Dissolve)
- Whiplash director Damien Chazelle talks turning his short into a feature. (KCRW)
- Always worth a listen is Jason Di Rosso’s The Final Cut. This week he discusses Interstellar, Two Days, One Night and talks to My Mistress director Stephen Lance. (ABC Radio National)
- A conversation with Mike Leigh, whose much anticipated Mr Turner finally comes to Sydney this weekend at the British Film Festival. Filmed at the Cineteca di Bologna. (YouTube)
- Adam Buxton’s hilarious animation “David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti Record ‘Warszawa'” (YouTube)
- We just discovered the incredible European Film Gateway: an online archive of hundreds of thousands of films, images and texts, in a collaboration between 30 archives across Europe. See for example Dziga Vertov’s newsreels from the Austrian Film Museum.
- Film Studies For Free has a comprehensive collection of great film critic Tag Gallagher’s work, including both written and video essays on Ford, Rossellini, von Sternberg, Ophüls and more.
- John Ford’s Top 10 Films. (Austrian Film Museum)
- Did you know legendary director Monte Hellman maintains an active Facebook presence, at age 85?
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