Shorter Version of ‘On The Road’ to Debut at TIFF

Looks like Walter Salles, director of ON THE ROAD, has taken the constructive criticism he received at Cannes to heart and has been working on a new, revised version of the film. I am interested to see how this version differs from what was shown to audiences in France. Luckily, I was able to see the film over there multiple times, so I will be able to tell you guys if anything major has changed, etc.

“The response at Cannes was that some people loved it and some people were respectful of it, like some people loved the book. And Walter took a lot of that to heart. He’s gone back, and we’re unveiling a new cut in Toronto, which is about 15 minutes shorter. It’s a little over two hours now. He’s added certain things that weren’t in the cut that was in Cannes,” he explained. “He has been in New York and Rio and L.A. working on it the past couple of months, and it’s going to be very wet when it gets to Toronto. We’re locked, but they’re finishing the mix up right now. We’re very, very excited about it.”

Source: IndieWire

Kristen’s Interview in Little White Lies Magazine

The Book of Kristen

Watch as they draw the illustrations for Little White Lies, plus see the drawing of Kristen on the cover here!

Chapter One: The Question

Robert Pattinson. Twilight. Getting naked in indie movies. Fame. These are some of the things we won’t be talking about with Kristen Stewart. “Oh, good.” says the actress, slightly taken aback when we give her the good news. We’re sat on the roof terrace of a hotel – heavily populated on the ground floor by security guards – and it’s week two of Cannes Film Festival. Only 22-years-old, Stewart is being afforded the kind of elite protection from the media usually reserved for Hollywood’s biggest megastars. But we don’t really want to ask her about that either.

In fact, LW Lies only has one question: what does Kristen Stewart want to talk about? “Right,” she says. Then she thinks. “I don’t want to sell myself. People are so weird. They suddenly find themselves so interesting that they think they’re worth selling. Typically speaking, the most interesting thing to me about myself is, right now, the fact that On the Road is coming out. And I want to talk about On the Road.

Chapter Two: On the Road

To talk about on the road is to discover that, although people ask Kristen Stewart a lot of questions, the answers all lead to one place. It’s really simple: she’s a 22-year-old kids who’s crazy-stupid in love with her job. “Oh my god, I fucking love it so much,” she beams. “I’m not Maryloul; I’m Sal. Right now, I feel so full. I’m like, bursting. I should be working. I don’t want to take a break. It’s funny, on set, I don’t have to go to the bathroom, I don’t have anything wrong, I’m perfectly fine, so through-and-through. I’m not hungry. I’m literally not even in my own body. They wrap and they send me back to my trailer and I fucking fall to pieces. I suddenly realise that I’ve had to pee for six hours. And I’m starving.”

This kamikaze work ethic left her co-star Chris Hemsworth dumbfounded on the blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman. Why, wondered the Aussie heartthrob, was she attacking a basic Hollywood fantasy like it was a Paul Thomas Anderson drama? “Awww…” she smiles, affectionately. “He’s the same way. Well, he takes it very much at face value. Sometimes I need to make myself do that. I just really am trying, trying, all the time. I mean, Walter actually said to me several times during On the Road, ‘Stop reaching, you’re already there.’ But I like to be scared. I love to suddenly feel out of control. Actors walk around wearing these little tool-belts of acting skills. And I just don’t find that interesting to watch. I never want to see someone who clearly can cry at the drop of a hat. That’s so uninteresting. And so many actresses are so fucking crazy. They’re emotional wrecks, so they pretend to be these characters. But the emotions aren’t coming from the right place. Do you know what I mean?” And you have to remind her: this is your interview: you tell us.

Chapter Three: Coming from the Right Place

“At first, the reason I started doing this was literally just because I wanted a job. My parents are crew – my mom’s a script supervisor; my dad’s an AD – and I always looked up to them, I really completely glorified the movies. And so at first, I just wanted the responsibility. I wanted adults to talk to me. I wanted to be involved. I was bored. Then I turned 13 and did this movie called Speak…I mean, to do a date-rape movie at 13, it really affected me. I suddenly felt like things could be really important and really help people. I did this public service announcement right after I did the movie and this enormous influx of people called in and said things that they had never told anyone before. And it hit me so fucking hard. I was like, ‘Wow, something that I love, something that was so personal to me’ – because at that point, I had never gotten any aknowledgement for anything I’d done, it really was just for me – ‘suddenly touched people.’ Movies, they can be important if you want them to be.”

Chapter Four: Movies are important

So here it is. If you want them to be, even teen movies about hair-gelled vampires and werewolves in cut-off jeans can be important. They can help you make other movies, movies like On the Road, movies that might not get seen or even made without you.

In Hollywood, with great power comes…great parties. But here’s the reason why you wont see Stewart following Lindsay Lohan into the starlet scrapyard. Through some crazy accident, indie actress got bitten by a radioactive franchise and gained special powers. They won’t last forever. But while they do…”It’s weird to be in this position of, like…” She sighs, checking herself. “Not to sound fucking crazy, but ‘financial prowes’. I feel bad about it. I feel like you need to do something. I made Welcome to the Rileys [in which Stewart played a young woman with emotional issues] a few years back and now I want to open two halfway houses, one in New Orleans and one in LA, and I want to make a documentary about why it’s important. But all this ridiculously empty charity work that you see? Like, you show up at an even and you wear a dress and you auction your dress off and you suddenly feel important. I want to do it right. Right now, I just feel it. It’s not to be wasted. Because I know my value is fucking strong.”

Many thanks to @allmannerofsins for sharing! :)
Scan thanks to KStewFrance

‘On The Road’ Premiere Scheduled for Sept 6th at TIFF

On The Road will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 6th at 9:00 pm EST. According to several sources, Kristen has been confirmed to attend the premiere.

UPDATE: Kristen has been officially CONFIRMED to be attending the ON THE ROAD TIFF premiere! :) Official press release can be read here.

Location:

Ryerson Theatre
Ryerson University
43 Gerrard St East
Toronto, ON M5B
Canada

You can purchase tickets here.

Source: tiff.net

‘On the Road’ to Debut its North American Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

 On The Road

Walter Salles, France/Brazil
North American Premiere
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, On The Road tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast-talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of it – the pure essence of experience. Seeking unchartered terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounter an eclectic mix of men and women, each adding meaning to their desire for a new way of life. The screenplay is by Jose Rivera (Academy Award nominee for The Motorcycle Diaries), while Executive Producer Francis Ford Coppola has been developing the project since 1978. Also stars Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.

The Toronto Film Festival runs September 6-16, 2012, but no confirmations of attendees just yet.

Source: Pronetworks.org / @larry411

‘ON THE ROAD’ USA Release Date Announced

Finally, we’ve got news about On The Road‘s USA release date … and yes, it’s on the day the world is ‘supposed’ to end … DECEMBER 21, 2012. The author of The Beat Handbook, Rick Dale, confirmed this on a blog post saying,

So, I went directly to IFC Films and found that they list the U. S. release date as December 21, 2012 (that’s a Friday here in the U.S.).

I was lucky enough to watch OTR a few times while I was in Paris over the summer, and I must say that you are all in for a treat! Its definitely my favorite movie of the year, by far! Kristen’s performance in it is spectacular as well as the rest of the cast!

Source: The Daily Beat