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TIFF presents elegant pairings with famed director

If you love a double feature picture show then consider this – launching on Tuesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox is James Ivory: Elegant Pairings an innovative film series of luscious, literary adaptations by Merchant Ivory Productions, co-curated and introduced by director and company co-founder James Ivory, that pairs one of their classic films with another that inspired it, complements it or cast it in a new light.

Seven film pairings will screen from June 19 to August 19.

Founded in 1961, Merchant Ivory Productions is a collaboration of three dedicated filmmakers from vastly different cultures: producer Ismail Merchant, a native of India (who regrettably passed away in 2005); screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, born in Germany and educated in England; and director James Ivory, a native of California. Together they are responsible for iconic films that chronicle upper-class society including award-winning A Room With a View (1985) and Howard’s End (1992).

TIFF Artistic Director Noah Cowan explains the program as “carefully curated in collaboration with Mr. Ivory to illuminate Merchant Ivory’s connections with other films and filmmakers, both contemporary and historical, obvious and much less so.”

The series opens with Merchant Ivory’s Academy Award-nominated The Remains of the Day paired with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Both films are about forbidden romance, set in English manor houses amidst an inflexible British class system. Ivory will be present to introduce each of these films to attending audiences.

Other inspired pairings that will screen throughout the summer include: Bombay Talkie with Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited; Daniel Day-Lewis starring in A Room With a View and Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette; and The Europeans together with Martin Scoresese’s The Age of Innocence, highlighting the underlying friendship between source material authors Henry James and Edith Wharton.

The program closes with two films from Merchant Ivory Productions about same-sex love, The Bostonians (1984) and Maurice (1987).

For synopses of all 14 featured films, screening dates, times, and tickets visit TIFF.

See you at the movies.

Source: The Examiner

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Front Page, Industry News

TIFF presents elegant pairings with famed director

If you love a double feature picture show then consider this – launching on Tuesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox is James Ivory: Elegant Pairings an innovative film series of luscious, literary adaptations by Merchant Ivory Productions, co-curated and introduced by director and company co-founder James Ivory, that pairs one of their classic films with another that inspired it, complements it or cast it in a new light.

Seven film pairings will screen from June 19 to August 19.

Founded in 1961, Merchant Ivory Productions is a collaboration of three dedicated filmmakers from vastly different cultures: producer Ismail Merchant, a native of India (who regrettably passed away in 2005); screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, born in Germany and educated in England; and director James Ivory, a native of California. Together they are responsible for iconic films that chronicle upper-class society including award-winning A Room With a View (1985) and Howard’s End (1992).

TIFF Artistic Director Noah Cowan explains the program as “carefully curated in collaboration with Mr. Ivory to illuminate Merchant Ivory’s connections with other films and filmmakers, both contemporary and historical, obvious and much less so.”

The series opens with Merchant Ivory’s Academy Award-nominated The Remains of the Day paired with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Both films are about forbidden romance, set in English manor houses amidst an inflexible British class system. Ivory will be present to introduce each of these films to attending audiences.

Other inspired pairings that will screen throughout the summer include: Bombay Talkie with Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited; Daniel Day-Lewis starring in A Room With a View and Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette; and The Europeans together with Martin Scoresese’s The Age of Innocence, highlighting the underlying friendship between source material authors Henry James and Edith Wharton.

The program closes with two films from Merchant Ivory Productions about same-sex love, The Bostonians (1984) and Maurice (1987).

For synopses of all 14 featured films, screening dates, times, and tickets visit TIFF.

See you at the movies.

Source: The Examiner

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Front Page, Industry News

TIFF presents elegant pairings with famed director

If you love a double feature picture show then consider this – launching on Tuesday at TIFF Bell Lightbox is James Ivory: Elegant Pairings an innovative film series of luscious, literary adaptations by Merchant Ivory Productions, co-curated and introduced by director and company co-founder James Ivory, that pairs one of their classic films with another that inspired it, complements it or cast it in a new light.

Seven film pairings will screen from June 19 to August 19.

Founded in 1961, Merchant Ivory Productions is a collaboration of three dedicated filmmakers from vastly different cultures: producer Ismail Merchant, a native of India (who regrettably passed away in 2005); screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, born in Germany and educated in England; and director James Ivory, a native of California. Together they are responsible for iconic films that chronicle upper-class society including award-winning A Room With a View (1985) and Howard’s End (1992).

TIFF Artistic Director Noah Cowan explains the program as “carefully curated in collaboration with Mr. Ivory to illuminate Merchant Ivory’s connections with other films and filmmakers, both contemporary and historical, obvious and much less so.”

The series opens with Merchant Ivory’s Academy Award-nominated The Remains of the Day paired with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Both films are about forbidden romance, set in English manor houses amidst an inflexible British class system. Ivory will be present to introduce each of these films to attending audiences.

Other inspired pairings that will screen throughout the summer include: Bombay Talkie with Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited; Daniel Day-Lewis starring in A Room With a View and Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette; and The Europeans together with Martin Scoresese’s The Age of Innocence, highlighting the underlying friendship between source material authors Henry James and Edith Wharton.

The program closes with two films from Merchant Ivory Productions about same-sex love, The Bostonians (1984) and Maurice (1987).

For synopses of all 14 featured films, screening dates, times, and tickets visit TIFF.

See you at the movies.

Source: The Examiner

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