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Keane in 4K
by Sean Greenwood | blu-ray.com | April 4, 2023
This week Grasshopper Film has a Blu-ray for Lodge Kerrigan’s Keane (2004), starring Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Amy Ryan, Christopher Evan Welch and Tina Holmes.
Grasshopper Film presents Keane from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative, which was supervised by Lodge Kerrigan and Kristina Boden. Extras include Steven Soderbergh’s alternate cut of the film and a theatrical trailer.
William Keane (Damian Lewis) is a mentally unbalanced man who roams the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, looking for his daughter, who was supposedly kidnapped a year earlier.
When he’s not at the bus station he holes up in a dingy hotel, numbing himself with drugs and alcohol.
But when Lynn (Amy Ryan), a young single mother, and her daughter, Kira (Abigail Breslin), check into the hotel, Keane reaches out to help them, and he ends up helping himself at the same time.
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Watch Keane on AppleTV
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 22, 2023
The new 4K restoration of Lodge Kerrigan’s film Keane starring Damian Lewis is now available for pre-order on AppleTV starting today and streaming begins January 31, 2023. Visit AppleTV here for more information. Roger Ebert described the film as “a masterfully harrowing psychodrama” in his 2005 review here.
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Cinema Verité: The Criterion Collection
by Staff | Criterion.com | December 28, 2022
In the 1960s filmmakers on both sides of the Atlantic spilled into the streets in search of cinematic truth, armed with lightweight cameras that allowed for an unprecedented level of intimacy and liberated documentary from the conventions of voice-over narration and talking-head interviews. Today the term Cinema Verité (“cinema of truth”) is used as a catchall for both the philosophical and ethnographic inquiries of Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin—who coined the term—and the Direct Cinema movement in the U.S., which revolutionized and popularized the documentary form by attempting to capture, with startling immediacy, the truth of everyday life, often finding it in the era’s churning counterculture.
This January, it’s time to get real. Our Cinema Verité collection looks back at the movement that revolutionized documentary filmmaking, producing some of the most adventurous and captivating nonfiction films of all time. We’re taking a closer look at formative moments in two of our favorite filmmakers’ careers, spotlighting the time that Mike Leigh spent making extraordinary teleplays at the BBC and Abbas Kiarostami’s work crafting films for and about children. And that’s just the beginning of a month that’s packing genre thrills (courtesy of Fernando Di Leo), Hollywood classics (starring Joan Bennett), unforgettable suspense (Hitchcock, anyone?) and so much more!
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Cooling Off in Summertime Heat
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 22, 2022
Even more shopping for a third day in New York City! Damian was spotted again for a third time with Alison Mosshart while in New York as they do more shopping and cool off with cold drinks to beat the summer heat.
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Exploring the Big Apple
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 21, 2022
More shopping, or is that a doggy bag from a luncheon? Either way Damian was spotted again for a second time with Alison Mosshart while in New York as they explore the streets of the Big Apple on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
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by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 20, 2022
Damian seen at Keane 4K screening on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Blue suede shoes with purple socks and all 🙂 Watch the complete Q&A video below and see more photos from the event in our gallery here.
Moderated by Christopher Abbot, Damian and director Lodge Kerrigan joined viewers for an in-person Q&A on Saturday, August 20, 2022 after the 6:30 p.m. screening of the 2004 movie Keane at Film Lincoln Center in New York City. One audience member shared, “The restoration of the 2004 film was stunning. Damian’s performance was incredibly moving. And, the Q&A with Director Lodge [Kerrigan] was a massive treat.”
Grasshopper Film snapped up distribution rights to the critically acclaimed pic for the U.S. theatrical release, which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and produced by Andrew Fierberg. As previously reported here, the movie will also get a release in Los Angeles on August 28 and Boston on September 23. In addition, the movie is expected to be released on VOD, TV and home video soon. (The movie received a limited theatrical release in New York back in 2005.)
Keane turns on William Keane (Lewis) who is struggling to cope six months after his six-year-old daughter was abducted from New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal while traveling with him. Repeatedly drawn to the site of the abduction, Keane wanders the bus station, compulsively replaying the events of that fateful day as if hoping to change the outcome. When one day he meets a financially strapped woman, Lynn Bedik (Amy Ryan), and her seven-year-old daughter, Kira (Abigail Breslin), at a transient hotel, Keane becomes increasingly attached to Kira and uses her to fill the void left by his own daughter’s disappearance.
Damian was spotted again in New York on Friday evening, August 19, 2022, as seen pictured here with Alison Mosshart and CBS Bluebloods writer Jack Ciapciak. Damian is in town for the screening of his 2004 movie Keane, this time with a 4K restoration, and will attend a Q&A following the 6:30 p.m. screening on Saturday, August 20.
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Shop ‘Til You Drop
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 19, 2022
Look who’s back in town! Damian was spotted shopping with Alison Mosshart at boutiques and galleries in the SoHo district of New York City on Thursday, August 18, 2022, ahead of 2004 movie Keane‘s 4K restoration screening at Film at Lincoln Center. Damian, along with director Lodge Kerrigan, will attend the Keane Q&A following the 6:30 p.m. screening on Saturday, August 20. Tickets are sold out for the much anticipated event.
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by Staff | Grasshopper Film | August 19, 2022
USA / 2004 / 94 minutes / NR
William Keane (Damian Lewis) is barely able to cope. It has been six months since his six-year-old daughter was abducted from New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal while traveling with him. Repeatedly drawn to the site of the abduction, Keane wanders the bus station, compulsively replaying the events of that fateful day, as if hoping to change the outcome. One day he meets a financially strapped woman, Lynn Bedik (Amy Ryan), and her seven-year-old daughter, Kira (Abigail Breslin), at a transient hotel. Keane becomes increasingly attached to Kira and, in a harrowing climax, uses her in an attempt to fill the void left by his daughter’s disappearance.