Friday, August 7, 2015
Michael's Steve Jobs has been announced to be the closing film at London's BFI Film Festival on October 18th. This is the second fall film festival where Steve Jobs has been officially announced to be screening at. There's still been no confirmation on a possible TIFF screening, and it's well known that Telluride doesn't announce this year's film selections until about two days before the start of the festival on September 4th.
In matters regarding the upcoming award season, I have already started to prepare myself to not get caught up in the hand wringing/pearl clutching, finger pointing drama of the O word: Oscar race. There are far too many Hollywood political parallels and wicked games that come into play in deciding who and what gets nominated, and it really goes back as far as who buys the distribution rights to a film, which really sets the marketing and promotional tone and true support for a film and its performers. I'm reading some tea leaves right now, and let's just say that I will continue to support 110% any recognition Michael Fassbender receives for his hard, dedicated work being an amazing and versatile actor, but I'm going to cheer for him on the sideline, and just watch where the cards strategically fall. Michael will reap the benefits of his talent from the highest echelons of the industry one day - we'll just have to be patient.
I'm having surgery next week to correct nasal problems caused by a lifetime of allergies and sinus suffering. I may post an update on my Instagram post-op for receipts.