Alex Gibney says Laurene Powell agreed to help – then tried to dissuade potential interviewees from taking partFour years ago, the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs triggered a global expression of mourning of a depth and duration that Oscar-winning documentary-maker Alex Gibney found hard to explain. Were the people who gathered at candlelit vigils at Apple stores around the world grieving for Jobs, or the perceived loss of a future that seemed to promise an endless procession of gadgets and devices each more extraordinary and innovative than the last?
The story of Danish gender reassignment pioneer Einar Wegener and his transformation into Lili Elbe becomes a handsome but over-tasteful film in director Tom Hooper’s handsThe point about The Danish Girl, of course, is that it has two Danish heroines - and that one of them started life as a Danish boy.
You might say it was women power out in force that dominated the Telluride Film Festival’s first day Friday although Suffragette co-star Meryl Streep balked when I used that term with her. “I am so tired of hearing about female empowerment, ” she told me at the Focus Features party at Arroyo following the World Premiere of the film at the Herzog Theatre Friday night.
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