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“Lucky Them” is one of those recent films that receive critical acclaim, but no theatrical release, which is a real shame. After a delightful premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and a small promotional tour for the film, “Lucky Them” was only limited released in a few New York theaters and on demand at the same time. Those who’d like to have it on DVD get their change later this September. Over 1.000 HD screencaptures from the film have been added to the photo gallery. Many many thanks to Claudia for contributing them, very appreciated! Enjoy the captures.
A bunch of new production stills and on-set pictures from “Hector and the Search for Happiness” have been added to the photo gallery, alongside some more additions from “A Long Way Down” and “Lucky Them”.
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – Hector and the Search for Happiness – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – Hector and the Search for Happiness – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – Hector and the Search for Happiness – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – A Long Way Down – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – A Long Way Down – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – A Long Way Down – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – Lucky Them – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – Lucky Them – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Film Productions – Lucky Them – Posters & Key-Art
The Greenwich International Film Festival hosted the screening as its second official event before the inaugural festival, which is planned for June of 2015. Ginger Stickel, the festival’s COO and CFO, described the event as a “friendraiser” to honor Emily Wachtel, screenwriter and producer of “Lucky Them” and a member of the festival’s executive board. Pictures from the screening can be found in the photo gallery with additional information below.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Toni Collette, who stars in “Lucky Them” as Ellie Klug, a longtime rock journalist whose editor pushes her to do a story about Matthew Smith, an ex-boyfriend and beloved Seattle musician who disappeared 10 years earlier. The assignment sends her on a search, which Thomas Haden Church joins as a wealthy sidekick who wants to make a documentary about the experience. “I just think it’s so great when anyone is celebrating film,” said Ms. Collette, who has been living in New York as she stars in “The Realistic Joneses” on Broadway. “Especially smaller films that might not actually have the oomph behind them to get out into the world.” Megan Griffiths, the film’s Seattle-based director, said she likes small festivals because of the level of personal attention they are able to provide. “There are people from the festival who really want your film specifically there and when you get there, they just take care of you and make sure people know about your movie,” she said. “You can get a little lost in the shuffle at a bigger festival.” The film is playing in select cities and available on video on demand.
Toni is currently promoting the theatrical release of “Lucky Them” in New York. It’s great to see that this small film gets a deserving spotlight in the media. Current appearances have included an interview on the Today Show and the aforementioned Watch What Happens Live! (unfortunately there’s only an excerpt since the full appearances hasn’t made its way online yet). There’s also a news segment from April, A New York Minute with Jill Martin, a scene from Lucky Them, a commercial for The Realistic Joneses, and an interview that Toni did for Concern Worldwide in 2012. Enjoy the new clips.
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (May 27, 2014)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Watch What Happens Live! (May 15, 2014)
Video Archive – News Segments – A New York Minute with Jill Martin (April 14, 2014)
Video Archive – Career Videos – Lucky Them – Film Scene 01
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Realistic Joneses – Commercial
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Concern Worldwide Interview
Yesterday, Toni has attended an advance screening of “Lucky Them”, hosted by Paul Newman’s Serious Fun Foundation. Pictures from the event can be found in the photo gallery.
On Monday, Toni has attended the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of “Lucky Them”, with director Megan Griffiths and co-stars Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold and Nina Arianda in attendance as well. Pictures can be found in the photo gallery, with additional information below.
As Page Six wrote, It took 11 years, but “Lucky Them” premiered Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival starring Toni Collette as a magazine writer assigned to track down her rock star ex-boyfriend. Emily Wachtel co-wrote the semi-autobiographical film. Paul Newman loved the script so much he wrote personal letters to many people, including Thomas Haden Church, who ended up in a starring role. After Newman died, his widow, Joanne Woodward, took the reins and serves as an executive producer. Their daughter Clea Newman was set to attend Monday night to represent the family. The film is also playing Wednesday at SVA and Saturday at Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea.