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Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ Will Open Venice Film Festival

Alexander Payne's "Downsizing" will be screened on the opening night of the prestigious Venice Film Festival as one of the films in competition. Though it still has some time before its theatrical release, with an expected release date of December...

LA Greek Film Festival Announces Winners; Honors Alexander Payne (Video)

The 11th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival took place at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, June 7-11. One of the most important international Greek cinema events, the festival picked the Tribeca Film Festival-winning feature "Son of Sofia" for...

LA Greek Film Festival to Honor Alexander Payne

The 2017 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) will be honoring legendary Greek-American director Alexander Payne, who has helmed critically acclaimed films including "The Descendants", "Nebraska", and "Sideways", not to mention the upcoming "Downsizing" with Matt Damon and Kristen...

Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ Creates Buzz at CinemaCon

Alexander Payne finally aired a first glimpse of his long-anticipated film "Downsizing" for movie fans at the theater-owners convention CinemaCon, and audience reactions were overwhelmingly enthusiastic. The somewhat quirky and futuristic premise of the movie, as Payne describes it, is this: "It’s...

Oscar-winning Director Alexander Payne Becomes an Honorary Citizen of Aigio, Peloponnese Region

During an official ceremony on August 18, the Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne became an honorary citizen of Aigio in the Peloponnese region. The 54-year-old recently married Maria Kontos, a 27-year-old Greek woman that he met last spring as Payne was...

Alexander Payne Working on Family Pot Comedy For TV

Alexander Payne is one of several directors to recently jump on the push in the US for marijuana legalization and use it as fodder for a new TV series. Currently, the Academy Award-winning director is developing a series for A&E which is...

Phedon Papamichael Directs His First Short Film

Award-winning cinematographer Phedon Papamichael is making his debut as a short film director on "A Beautiful Day". Papamichael has directed features in the past, including "Lost Angeles", "Arcadia Lost", and "From Within", but his busy schedule working on major Hollywood...

Greeks and the Oscars

The Academy Awards often had Greek color. Greeks and people of Greek origin have always represented the Greek spirit in cinema's biggest celebration. This year alone, Greek Australian George Miller is nominated for the furious Mad Max: Fury Road. Greeks...

Alexander Payne Set to Direct Travel Tale ‘My Saga’

Alexander Payne, the award-winning director of "Nebraska" and "The Descendants", is set to hit the road to direct the Norwegian travel tale "My Saga". Payne was handpicked for this job by Bona Fide Productions’ Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, with whom...

Alexander Payne To be Honored at Munich Film Festival

The 2015 Munich Film Festival will be honoring the great Alexander Payne with a retrospective showcasing every single movie of the director's career. Payne was previously honored at the film festival in 1997 with the High Hopes Award for his feature...