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News Archive: August 2008
Boogie Woogie
Posted at 8:23 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Just wrapped Boogie Woogie on Friday, one of the funnest set experiences I think I've ever had. Not sure if I've ever worked on such a small budget and yet felt that everything was running smoothly and would be okay. Really great bunch of people. ...Wish they'd hurry up and release it." -- Gillian Anderson (Nov. 5, 2007)

Top-notch cast lined up for art world spoof

By Francesca Martin
The Guardian, UK

The contemporary art world had better brace itself - it's set to be lampooned this autumn in Boogie Woogie, a new film featuring a top-notch cast. Directed by the documentary maker Duncan Ward (husband to art curator Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst), the film takes a wry look at the machinations of a London-based art dealer and his cohorts, and looks certain to raise eyebrows in Cork Street and beyond.

Danny Huston, star of 30 Days of Night and The Kingdom, is Art Spindle, an art dealer who covets Piet Mondrian's abstract expressionist painting Broadway Boogie Woogie - owned in the film by the collector Alfred Rhinegold, played by Christopher Lee. Problems ensue when Rhinegold, who bought the painting from Mondrian himself, refuses to sell it. Other famous faces include Joanna Lumley, Charlotte Rampling, Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Simon McBurney and Jaime Winstone.

Due to be released in November*, Boogie Woogie is based on the novel of the same name by Danny Moynihan, the writer, curator and friend of the artist Damien Hirst, who himself created a limited-edition cover for the book, featuring works by Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn and Jeff Koons. Moynihan has written the screenplay and is also a producer on the film. Such are Moynihan's contemporary art connections that when the book was published in 2000, even the elusive dealer Charles Saatchi contributed a jacket comment, saying: "No sleep for you the night you open it!"

*Release date in the USA is still unknown.

Gillian's Online Auction: Last Chance!
Posted at 9:26 AM (PDT) on Monday, August 4, 2008

On the auction block:

Scully's FBI Badge, Cross (necklace), Watch, Name Plate, and Coat from The X-Files, Gillian's Framed Rolling Stone Cover, an "I Want to Believe" poster and a Rolling Stone Cover poster (both signed by Gillian and David), LOTS of scripts, magazines, photos, call sheets, posters, comic books, and several unusual collectibles. There are 370 items from Gillian's personal collection.

Join in the fun and bid now! Check the 15 PAGES still loaded with MANY highly affordable autographed items.

The auction ends TODAY, August 7.

Interesting Reads
Posted at 9:20 AM (PDT) on Monday, August 4, 2008

Catholic themes in the X Files (Independent Catholic News)
Why the new X-Files film is a misunderstood but compelling tract for our times (Guardian, UK)
X-Files creator got advice from local neurosurgeon for movie (The Plain Dealer,
X-Files movie has great script, worth seeing (The Palestine Herald, TX)

Want to help spread the good word about the movie? Check out this forum thread (and this one as well!).
Want to do even more to promote the movie? Check out these cool bumper stickers you can print yourself!

Thanks, Big Light!

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