Thursday, January 9, 2014

"The Homesman" to debut in Cannes

Remember this movie?  It's probably been months since I've mentioned it, but that's because there's been nothing to mention!  Today I discovered that IMDb lists the film as scheduled for a debut at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22nd.   It's also evidently being shown in Telluride and Toronto before a limited release in the U.S. on October 3rd.  With The Giver in August, The Homesman in October and Into the Woods in December, it's going to be Meryl smorgasbord in the second half of '14.  Bring it on!

In other news, did anyone else see or read Meryl's tribute to Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review Awards from Tuesday night?  The comments about Emma are all very nice, but the meat of the introduction included calling Walt Disney an anti-Semitic misogynist.  I wonder how that would've come out in Meryl's performance had she ended up doing Saving Mr. Banks?  Loves it.


  1. Great! So glad you posted about this movie...been curious when it would make its appearance. I think it is going to be fantastic. Just wish Streep had a bigger part. From what I understand she will only be in it briefly at the very end. ?? But that is better than nothing so will be excited to see this. And her daughter is in it so that is awesome.

    1. Mary, I've read the book and if the script follows that, Meryl will have a brief role. But the story is great and it should be a very interesting picture regardless.

  2. Don't know the films
    Love Emma
    And Meryl is a super artist and person and told needed to be told. Gutsy when you think and disney's status.
    I admire you more and more.

    All this story have, since beginning, be so badly told that one wonders ---