Updates: The Glades, Raising Hope, Oliver Sherman, Amigo

Okay, so The Glades episode aired last week (July 25) and none of the TV sites I was watching  (including the official one) posted the guest star info on time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can still watch the ep on A&E’s site. Or just grab the clips: clip 1, clip 2, clip 3.  Screencaps are here: The Glades 1×03 A Perfect Storm.

More news below.

Garret Dillahunt,The Glades

Both Amigo and Oliver Sherman will have their world premieres in Canada in September. Amigo will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 9 – 19) before heading to San Sebastian (Sept. 17 – 25).

We don’t know the precise date yet but TIFF runs September 9-19, so some time during that period we’ll be showing AMIGO to the public for the first time. In the view of many, Toronto is the most important film market in North America. It’s a great opportunity to screen the movie for buyers from around the world, and it’s a good place to get press, and the audiences are full of civilians, not just people from the industry. [Amigo Production Journal]

John Sayles, to whom San Sebastian dedicated a retrospective in 1994, will revisit the Festival with Amigo. This is the fourth time John Sayles will have participated at San Sebastian, following Men of War, Silver City and Honeydripper, winner of the Best Screenplay Jury Award in 2007 (tied with Siete mesas de billar francés). [San Sebastian Film Festival site]

Oliver Sherman will be shown at the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (Sept. 18 – 26). Sudbury Star says, “Filmed in North Bay, Oliver Sherman will be screened as a special presentation within the Northern Connections Program.”

Finally, Raising Hope had a panel at the TCA Summer Press Tour earlier today. has some pics, The Futon Critic has a new clip (can’t see it if you’re outside the U.S.), and watch this space for links to any reports that show up by this time tomorrow. For early reports, do a Twitter search for Raising Hope (several critics tweeted during the event).

Update – reports at Zap2it,, TV Guide, LocaleTV, Playbill, Buzzsugar, IMDB, Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Ausiello at EW, among others.

New interview (Baryo) got around to talking to Garret and James Parks before they wrapped production in the Philippines. For the complete article, go here.

Dillahunt and fellow Hollywood actors James Parks and Chris Cooper were just as amazed when they visited the set of independent filmmaker John Sayles’ “Baryo”—a turn-of-the-century village nestled between rice fields and a rainforest—somewhere in Maribojoc, 30 minutes away from the city.

Unlike Cooper, who’s a veteran of Sayles films, Parks and Dillahunt are first-timers. But like Cooper, they were both bowled over by the set built by Filipino production designer Rodell Cruz and his team.

The shoot of “Baryo” in Bohol was facilitated by the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

“The set does so much for us as actors,” Dillahunt said. “I compare it to my experience on (the HBO Western series) ‘Deadwood’ where there was not a single reminder of the 20th century on the set. It’s the same on the set of ‘Baryo.’ Seeing the beauty of the jungle and the rice fields helps us get into character. It’s a real treat.” (…)

Before flying to Bohol, Dillahunt worked on the pilot of a TV show that hasn’t aired yet. “It’s called ‘Keep Hope Alive,’ aptly named because I did it so I could afford to do ‘Baryo,’” he said. (…)

Like Cooper, Dillahunt and Parks received voluminous research material on the Philippine-American War from Sayles. “John’s very thorough. The bio for my character is not necessarily evident in the script, but it makes him more human, more detailed. It encourages you, as an actor, to go further,” said Dillahunt. (…)

Dillahunt regards “Baryo” as “important… on a personal level” because it allows him to work with his heroes, Sayles and Cooper.

“John has assembled a good group … He attracts people who want to do things that they can be proud of. In the end, that also makes me better in my craft. I guess, my motivation’s kinda selfish, really.” []

Baryo update and some older clips

Some details about Garret’s character in Baryo showed up today on yet another blog to watch, Extras in Paradise. This is from a Q & A with John Sayles:

EA – Are any of the characters based on the journal authors?

[John Sayles] – A lot of the soldiers are compilations of the soldiers I read about in many diaries. More specifically Chris Cooper’s (Colonel Hardacre) is based on an actual Colonel named Hellroarin’ Jacob Smith. Lieutenant Compton’s character is based on a volunteer officer, which would have been one of the better educated Americans who came to the Philippines for… glory or something. They eventually had to choose to go home or sign up as an officer. Compton’s plays one of those men who begins to pick his head up and see what’s going on. Rafael is based on any of the 100,000 or Filipino mayors who suffered by being caught between the American’s and the rebels.

And I’ve finally uploaded a few clips from Maximum Bob and the early movies. You can find them here: Maximum Bob, By Courier, Last Call, Remembering Sex.

Here is one from Maximum Bob, with Liz Vassey:

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Winter’s Bone wins a prize at Berlinale

Two quick updates today.

Winter’s Bone has won an independent jury prize at the Berlin Film Festival, which closes on Sunday.

The independent juries judging the line-up for the 60th Berlin International Film Festival spread the joy far and wide this year, picking an eclectic mix of titles from across all the Berlinale sections.

The FIPRESCI association of international film critics honored Danish drama “A Family” from director Pernille Fischer Christensen as the best film in competition this year. FIPRESCI picked Japanese feature “Parade” from Isao Yukisada as the best Panorama title and Oscar Ruiz Navia’s “Crab Trap” as the top film running in the Forum sidebar.

The Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas went to “Shahada,” the student film from first-timer Burhan Quarbani, which was a surprise addition to the Berlinale competition while the International Confederation of Art House Cinemas honored Jan Hrebejk’s “Kawasaki’s Rose” with its Panorama prize. Debra Granik’s Sundance hit “Winter’s Bone” won the Confederation’s prize for best Forum film. [Hollywood Reporter]

And here is another blog to keep an eye on for Baryo updates: