The revolution will be streamed on Netflix

Criterion’s DVD of Steven Soderbergh’s Che starring Benicio Del Toro won’t be available  until January 19, but the film (not the extras) is already available for streaming on Netflix. As has been previously noted, Olivier Assayas’ terrific Summer Hours has been available for a few weeks as well. This isn’t news really, but if  you (read…)

Trailer: Che Part 2

Just in case you needed any more encouragement to go see this thing.

Trailer: Che

Here’s the trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Che starring Benicio Del Toro. I still haven’t made up my mind if it’s great or merely very good, but I look forward to giving it another spin. Che is set to play (in two parts…I think) for a one-week Oscar qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York (read…)

AFI Fest 2008: Day 2

In the interest of making sure I got to the theater on time for an early 6pm screening of Che, I cut my afternoon film schedule off after one film. It turns out the seating was reserved (hence the aisle and seat number on my ticket) so I needn’t have bothered. Oh well. It’s all (read…)

Win a Ticket to See ‘Che’ at AFI Fest on 11/1

Benicio Del Toro in Che Hey there LA area LiC readers. How’d you like to see the sold out Gala presentation of Steven Soderbergh’s Che at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood at 6pm on Saturday, November 1, 2008? I’ll make it easy on you. Send an email with “Che Ticket” in the subject line (read…)

‘Wrestler’ and ‘Che’ Tag Team AFI Fest

AFI announced yesterday that two highly anticipated films, Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler and Steven Soderbergh’s Che will be making their West Coast premieres at the 2008 AFI Fest. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke will screen November 1 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Che starring Benicio Del (read…)

‘Che’ Finally Picked up by IFC

Forget about the rumors that Magnolia would be distributing Steven Soderbergh’s Che. Variety’s Pamela McLintock is reporting this morning that IFC has picked the film up for distribution in North America and plans a one-week Oscar qualifying run in NY and LA in December. IFC will then release the film in theaters and through video-on-demand in (read…)

Spain Digs the First Half of ‘Che’

The Argentine, part one of Steven Soderbergh’s Che Guevara biography starring Benicio Del Toro as the controversial revolutionary pulled in “substantially more than expected” during its public premiere in Spain according to one of the film’s bookers. Variety called the $2.5 million and $7,683 per screen average “non-spectacular but very encouraging.” The trade notes that (read…)

‘Che,’ ‘Changeling’ and ‘Wrestler’ join ‘Class’ at NYFF

Benicio del Toro in Steven Soderbergh’s Che  Steven Soderbergh’s two-part biography Che, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Darren Aronofsky’s Wrestler have joined Lawrence Cantet’s Cannes jury prize winning The Class at The New York Film Festival which runs September 26 to October 12. Shown in two parts totaling 4 1/2 hours at Cannes, Che does not (read…)

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