Friday, 8 November 2013

Billboard 28: releases of the week

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Seduced and Abandoned

Seduced and Abandoned combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with director James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film. Moving from director to financier to star actor, the two players provide us with a unique look behind the curtain at the world's biggest and most glamorous film festival, shining a light on the bitter-sweet relationship filmmakers have with Cannes and the film business. Featuring insights from directors Martin Scorsese, Bernando Bertolucci and Roman Polanski; actors Ryan Gosling and Jessica Chastain and a host of film distribution luminaries.

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen ability to size up other people, and a lot of luck) saw opportunity where others did not: these are the original venture capitalists. All were backing and building companies before the term 'venture capital' had been coined: companies that led to the birth of biotechnology and the spectacular growth in microprocessors, personal computers and the web. Something Ventured uncovers the ups and downs of the building of some of the greatest companies of the twentieth century, and the hidden dramas behind some of the most famous names in business.


Australia's past is explored by one of its most famous - and outspoken - sons. John Pilger's film tackles his country's racially divided history and how the state, the media and corporations have played a part in a system that is regarded by many as apartheid in all but name. The film examines the exploitation of the Aboriginal population, both as a people and of the land they have lived on for centuries, and how so many institutions have profited while they have suffered.

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