NYC – First They Killed My Father Screening

Press Release:

Actor/Director/Producer/Writer Angelina Jolie, with Cambodian author and activist Loung Ung, will talk with Moderator Annette Insdorf about their film, First They Killed My Father, which will be screened after the onstage discussion on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Although Angelina Jolie is best known for her performances in such films as Girl, Interrupted (for which she won an Academy Award), Lara CroftA Mighty Heart (as Mariane Pearl), Salt and Maleficent, she has become a major creative force behind the camera. First They Killed My Father is her fourth film as a director, following In the Land of Blood and HoneyUnbroken and By the Sea.

She also co-wrote the screenplay with Loung Ung, whose bestselling memoir the film is based upon. The story is told through her eyes, from the age of five — starting in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge came to power — to nine years old. Ung also serves as an Executive Producer on the film.

First They Killed My Father (2 hours, 16 minutes) is a Netflix film, produced by Jolie and Rithy Panh, the renowned Cambodian director of the Oscar-nominated The Missing Picture, and himself a survivor of the Khmer Rouge. It is the official entry from Cambodia for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.

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Fashion Institute of Technology – Kaufman Hall
406 W 31st St, New York, New York 10001
(212) 217-7999

Joss Whedon Sees Angelina Jolie as a “Wonder Woman”

November 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

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EW.COM EXCLUSIVE: Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman fantasy: Angelina Jolie

Entertainment Weekly logo(NEW YORK) – There are no shortages of actresses who want to play Wonder Woman. Even Beyoncé Knowles has expressed interest. But when Hollywood finally does get around to making a film about the 69-year-old female superhero in the star-spangled short-shorts — sometime this millennium, one hopes — there’s really only one actress Joss Whedon sees in the role. When the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator was writing his never-produced WW script for Warner Bros. five years ago, he modeled the character on the closest thing he could find to a real Amazon goddess. “For me, Wonder Woman was basically Angelina Jolie,” he says. “She spends a lot of time flying around. She works in a lot of different countries. She’s very global. And she’s appalled by the way people treat each other.”

For more on why Wonder Woman still doesn’t have a film of her own — and what Whedon and other filmmakers have tried to do with the character — check out this week’s issue, on stands Thursday.

For the full story on EW.com: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2010/11/17/joss-whedon-wonder-woman-angelina-jolie/

Scene on Video: Angelina Jolie at SDCC 2010

Jolie visited Comic-Con International to promote her new action movie “Salt.”