Day: December 3, 2019
At ITOL we love getting a chance to speak to filmmakers, and we were especially excited to speak to Claire McCarthy after recently catching her latest film, “Ophelia”. McCarthy is an Australian filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and visual artist. Throughout her career, she has brought audiences such films as “The Waiting City” (2009), “Little Hands” (2011) and “Skins” (2007) with actress Mia Wasikowska. Her feature film “The Waiting City”, which starred Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell, was released in North America after premiering at TIFF 2010, and has gone to be sold to over 40 territories world-wide.
The 3rd December just happens to be Julianne Moore’s birthday, and over at ITOL we decided to celebrate by revisiting some of our favourite movies starring Julianne Moore. Moore is perhaps best know for her roles as troubled women, featuring in films such as “Magnolia”, “The Kids are All Right”, “Hannibal”, “Carrie”, “Don Jon”, “The Hours”, “Far From Heaven” among others. She has received a whopping five Academy Award nominations, nine Golden Globe nominations, seven SAG nominations, and four BAFTA nominations. She has gone on to win an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and two SAG Awards.
You may have not heard of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson but we are more than certain that you have heard of the films she’s shot. Johnson has been the cinematographer for several important documentaries including the likes of Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” (2004), Kirby Dick’s “The Invisible War” (2012) and Laura Poitras’s “Citizenfour” (2014). In fact, Johnson’s career has spanned over 25 years and her documentary “Camera Person” is made up of ‘memories’ all captured on film. Johnson has been to places that we only hear in fleeting news reports on the morning news, she has seen horrors that we can only imagine, but never does “Cameraperson” ever feel exploitative or invasive. Instead, what we have here is an absorbing initiate potratrit into humanity, and a passion for a career.