Beginners, the newest semi-autobiographical film from Director Mike Mills, imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent) only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who -- following 44 years of marriage -- came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.
The book Drawings >From the Film Beginners by Mike Mills contains all the drawings which Mike Mills drew, and that Oliver works with in the film. It also includes a new series of drawings: an illustrated History Of Love which includes such chapters as "the first butt to attract", "great lovers in film" and many more. The film is in theaters now and you can win an awesome Beginners prize pack courtesy of GreenCine and Focus Features!
One (1) winner will receive: ·
Dropcard to download Beginners: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Copy of the bookDrawings From the Film Beginners By Mike Mills
Three (3) additional winners will receive:
Dropcard download Beginners: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
To enter, email contest (at) greencine (dot) com and include your name, email address, mailing address, and, if you're a GreenCine member, your username in the email, and "Beginners Giveaway" in the subject header. Entries without all this information will not be considered. (You will not be added to a mailing list!). One winner will be selected at random from all valid entries. You must be a US resident to enter. The deadline to enter is July 5th. Winner will be notified by e-mail and announced in future editions of the GreenCine Dispatch newsletter.
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A peek into the DIY filmmaking of the 1970's NY underground, Blank City combines talking head commentary and "snatches of the now-decades-old films - priceless DIY numbers that capture all the wild energy, humor, and rage of, if not a more innocent time, then certainly a cooler one," shot predominantly on Super 8 and 16mm film." - Steven Rea. The doc features artists like Jim Jarmusch, Lizzy Borden, Debbie Harry, and Amos Poe, among others.