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AFI Fest: 9 Stars to Appear at THR’s Indie Contenders Panel

Kate Beckinsale, Adam Driver, Sally Field, Rebecca Hall, Margo Martindale, Viggo Mortensen, Ruth Negga, Chris Pine and Miles Teller will sit down with THR’s Scott Feinberg on Nov. 13 in Hollywood.

Nine stars who are generating major awards buzz for their work in 2016 independent films will participate in AFI Fest’s third annual Indie Contenders Panel, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter, on Nov. 13 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Kate Beckinsale (lead actress, Love & Friendship), Adam Driver (lead actor, Paterson), Sally Field (lead actress, Hello, My Name Is Doris), Rebecca Hall (lead actress, Christine), Margo Martindale (supporting actress, The Hollars), Viggo Mortensen (lead actor, Captain Fantastic), Ruth Negga (lead actress, Loving), Chris Pine (lead actor, Hell or High Water) and Miles Teller (lead actor, Bleed for This) will sit down with THR’s Scott Feinberg in front of a crowd of 200 AFI Fest badgeholders and ticketholders for a 75-minute conversation about their experiences with indie films. [Source]

Viggo Mortensen at the ‘Captain Fantastic’ Premiere – 11th Rome Film Festival

Viggo Mortensen attends the premiere for ‘Captain Fantastic’ during the 11th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on October 17, 2016 in Rome, Italy. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit if you take the pics.

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Viggo Mortensen at the ‘Captain Fantastic’ Photocall – 11th Rome Film Festival

Viggo Mortensen attends a photocall for ‘Captain Fantastic’ during the 11th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on October 17, 2016 in Rome, Italy. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit if you take the pics.

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Viggo Mortensen, Oliver Stone to Hold Court at Rome Film Fest

In his second year at the helm of Rome Film Fest, Antonio Monda is pulling out all the stops with his Close Encounters series to turn the 10-day festival into a major cultural conversation once again. For the Close Encounters series, Monda interviews a series of leading public figures before opening up the floor to questions with festivalgoers.

Oscar-nominated Viggo Mortensen will discuss his 30-year career, which has spanned everything from Lord of the Rings to a close collaboration with David Cronenberg in A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. His latest turn, in Captain Fantastic, will screen during the festivities, presented jointly by the festival and independent sidebar Alice nella citta. He plays a father living in isolation with his wife and six children.

Oliver Stone, director of the much buzzed about film Snowden, will also make the trek to Rome to discuss American politics on the eve of the presidential elections. Over his career, Stone won two best director Academy Awards, for Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July, and one for best adapted screenplay, for Midnight Express.

As previously announced, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, David Mamet, Don DeLillo and Daniel Libeskind will be joining the Close Encounters lineup. Local singer-songwriter Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini will speak to fans at the fest.

The event this year will include a retrospective to two-time Academy Award winner Michael Cimino, who died this past July. Other films in the lineup are 7 minuti by popular Italian actor Michele Placido and Afterimage by honorary Academy Award winner Andrzej Wajda.

In guerra per amore, the new film from director Pif, will screen as a pre-opening event. And the animated film Storks, directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland, will screen out of competition in the Alice nella citta section.

Rome Film Fest runs Oct. 13-23. [Source]

Viggo Mortensen Talks Fame, Art and ‘Captain Fantastic’

The real Viggo Mortensen is often confused with the characters he plays. And you can see why. Since Lord of the Rings, he’s played on his image as the wild man of film, living in the hinterlands of art house and foreign language movies. Away from the camera, he paints abstract paintings and writes poetry. He releases music with Buckethead. He lends his name to custom-made knives.

All of these are hobbies that make you think there’s a fair bit of crossover between the man himself and the man we see on our screens. So when I meet him to talk about his role in Matt Ross’ new film Captain Fantastic, it doesn’t surprise me to find him drinking what looks like tea from a strange-looking gourd – which a quick google reveals to be a traditional Argentinian drinking cup. He grew up in the South American country with his family for the first ten years of his life, and its crockery seems to have made a lasting impression.

With all of this in mind – the fact that the public perception of Mortensen is so clearly influenced by the characters he plays – the first thing I ask is how he sees himself. “When I am asked, if I’m at immigration or I have to do a landing card after a flight and they ask for your occupation,” he says. “I just write ‘artist’.”

It’s the sort of line that should make you laugh, but Mortensen delivers it without a hint of irony or pretence. And, in fairness, it’s a pretty accurate summation: the man paints; he produces music; he owns The Percival Press, which publishes his own poetry and the work of others; and he’s carved out a successful career as an actor. Read More

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