Friday, May 25, 2012

Camera Obscura: Headed To Cannes Film Fest; And A Summer Movie Guide

I'm happy to announce that a longtime friend and colleague, Michael Abbott Jr., has his most recent movie closing this year's Cannes Film Festival. The movie is called "Mud", set in rural Mississippi, and is directed by Jeff Nichols, and stars Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey.

Michael is an East TN native, and he's not only a great actor, he's a rare person who will go more than the extra mile to help folks in all walks of life. "Mud" is his second feature with director Nichols, the first was the acclaimed "Shotgun Stories", which won high praise from critics like Roger Ebert as being one of the best movies of 2007.

"Mud" will be the closing film at Cannes and is a contender for the festival's highest prizes. More on the movie here.

Michael is also co-producer for a powerful new documentary set for release this year about the grim reality of living with toxic pollution from nuclear fuel in Erwin, TN, titled "Acceptable Limits". The website for the movie is here.

So kudos and much continued success to Michael!

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This weekend brings the onslaught of the Summer Movie Season, so a handy Summer Movie Guide is a must hae for movie-holics like me.

A few I'm curious about - Ridley Scott's "Prometheus", and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and a new version of "The Great Gatsby" too. Find out about all of them via this Guide.

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