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First Middleburg Movie Pageant Programming Launch – Awardsdaily

I used to be lucky sufficient to cowl the Middleburg Movie Pageant final yr. Except for its attractive locale, the pageant had fairly an unimaginable lineup. Belfast, King Richard, and The Energy of the Canine all performed right here earlier than occurring to win Oscars. They’re again to have fun their tenth anniversary with an much more spectacular listing of movies, particular company, and honorees. Michael Abels is ready to obtain the Distinguished Composer Award, whereas Noah Baumbach, Brendan Fraser, Samuel D. Hunter, Ray Romano, Rian Johnson, Bob Ducsay, Stephanie Hsu, Mark Isham, Marco Beltrami, Kris Bowers, Diane Warren and Charles Fox will all be attending.

Middleburg, VA, September 22, 2022 – The Middleburg Movie Pageant introduced right now a primary spherical of programming for its tenth yr, which is returning with a number of movie screenings, conversations and occasions October 13-16. Launching the four-day pageant is WHITE NOISE
from Academy Award-nominated author/director Noah Baumbach. Primarily based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the identical identify, the black comedy stars Adam Driver as a famend professor of Hitler research who alongside along with his spouse (Greta Gerwig) and youngsters face an “airborne poisonous occasion”
hanging over their city that threatens everybody’s lives. Don Cheadle, Jodie Turner-Smith, Sam Nivola and Raffey Cassidy additionally star. Baumbach shall be returning to MFF to just accept the tenth Anniversary Highlight Filmmaker Award – he attended in 2019 along with his Oscar nominated movie “Marriage Story.”

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY will display on Friday, October 14 because the Friday Centerpiece Movie and can embrace a dialogue with author/director Rian Johnson the place he’ll obtain the Distinguished Screenwriter Award. Moreover, Johnson and his movie editor Bob Ducsay shall be introduced with the inaugural Selection Inventive Collaborators Award and take part in a separate dialog that won’t solely deal with their present movie however have a look again at their earlier collaborations together with “Looper,” “Star Wars: The Final Jedi,” and “Knives Out.” In “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller,” Daniel Craig returns as detective Benoit Blanc who time travels to Greece to uncover a recent thriller involving a brand new forged of colourful suspects. Becoming a member of Craig are Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline.

Screening because the pageant’s Saturday Centerpiece movie is Ray Romano’s directorial debut SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS which he additionally wrote and stars in. The household dramedy and love letter to New York’s largest borough is produced by MFF Advisory Board members Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (“Nebraska,” “Little Miss Sunshine”) who will be part of Romano on the pageant to debate their movie following the night screening on Saturday, October 15. Cowritten by Mark Stegemann, the movie options an ensemble forged that additionally contains Laurie Metcalf, Jacob Ward, Tony Lo Bianco, Sadie Stanley, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Jennifer Esposito.

The Friday Highlight Movie is THE WHALE, directed by Darren Aronofsky and based mostly on Samuel D. Hunter’s acclaimed stage play of the identical identify from which I tailored the screenplay. Brendan Fraser seems a outstanding efficiency as a reclusive English trainer residing with extreme weight problems who makes an attempt to reconnect along with his estranged teenage daughter for one final probability at redemption. The movie additionally stars Hong Chau, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins and Samantha Morton. Fraser and Hunter shall be readily available for a put up screening dialog to debate
their collaboration.

MFF will acknowledge Stephanie Hsu with the Rising Star Award for her breakthrough efficiency in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE reverse Michelle Yeoh. She is going to take part in a dialog following a particular screening of the movie after which she shall be introduced with the award. The field workplace hit movie broke information by changing into A24’s first movie to surpass the $100 million benchmark.

“We’re honored to be joined by so many artists and filmmakers, each new and returning, who’re coming to Middleburg to share their work with us as we have fun our tenth yr,” stated MFF Government Director Susan Koch.

Saturday afternoon will see the return of lots of MFF’s earlier Distinguished Composer and Songwriter honorees who will every have a number of their works carried out by a 40-piece orchestra. Becoming a member of the tenth Anniversary Live performance celebration are songwriter Diane Warren,
composers Mark Isham, Marco Beltrami, Kris Bowers, Charles Fox and the 2022 Distinguished Composer Award recipient Michael Abels. Abels is thought for his style defying scores for Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” “Us” and this yr’s “Nope.” He additionally composed the upcoming LA Opera manufacturing “Omar,” which is premiering October 22.

“Showcasing movie music has been a signature occasion of our pageant from the start. We’re thrilled to have fun our pageant’s tenth yr by bringing so many world famend composers again for an anniversary live performance – and to additionally welcome this yr’s gifted composer honoree, Michael Abels” stated MFF Founder and Board Chair Sheila C. Johnson.

Pageant ticket packages and passes are at the moment on the market at www.middleburgfilm.org, and particular person tickets will go on sale in early October.

The Coca-Cola Firm returns because the Pageant’s Presenting Sponsor. The Washington Publish is the Founding Media Sponsor.

ABOUT MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL
Since its inception in 2013, the Middleburg Movie Pageant has provided 4 days of incredible movies in a spectacular setting, solely half-hour from Dulles Worldwide Airport and only one hour from Washington, DC A rigorously curated number of narrative and documentary movies will display in a number of theater areas round city adopted by fascinating Q&As with world-renowned filmmakers and actors. The movies embrace Oscar contenders, pageant favorites, worldwide movies, regional premieres, and documentary movies. Pageant goers may expertise the pure magnificence, meals, wine and heat hospitality of Middleburg.

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