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‘ELECTRIC SLIDE’ PREMIERING AT TRIBECA FILM FEST - UPDATE

April 16th, 2014
With Electric Slide premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, in NYC, just a few days away (April 22nd), we’re starting to get some info to post, as well as a new behind-the-scenes image.  First off, all of the screenings are sold out, putting them in what Tribeca calls ‘Rush’ status.

RUSH SALES POLICY
When tickets for a screening or event are no longer available, they will be listed as RUSH. The Rush system functions as a stand-by line that will form at the venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin 15 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets payable upon entry. There is a limit of one Rush Ticket per person.

Additionally, thanks to Indiwire, we have a wonderful interview with director Tristan Patterson that talks about the new film.  The film features Jim SturgessChloë Sevigney, Isabel Lucas, Christopher Lambert, and Patricia Arquette.  No mention of Jim or much info about the film, more of a ‘meet the director’ piece, but still an interesting read.  This question contained the most info about the film:

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What films have inspired you?

Electric Slide” is about a man trying to turn his life into a movie, so the inspirations are endless. It’s that strange thing about the city of Los Angeles where you find yourself walking down a street you’ve been on before but can’t quite remember why or when and then suddenly you realize you saw it in a movie. There are two scenes in “Electric Slide” that take place in movie theaters and I wanted the films onscreen to be absolutely specific to the real Eddie Dodson’s taste and sensibility. The first film is Jim McBride’s remake of “Breathless” starring Richard Gere, which I think is a completely underrated classic. I love its obsession with artifice and the way it nails the kitsch culture of early-80s New Wave L.A. The second is Barbet Schroeder’s first film, “More,” about lovers-on-the-run shooting heroin in Ibiza in 1969, with a soundtrack by The Pink Floyd when they were still a garage rock band with a definite article in their name. I love the collision of decadence and sunshine, and also the total emotional blankness of his characters. It’s a film that takes place in a beautiful void.

Lastly, the film is starting to turn up on festival ‘must see’ lists, including Harpers Bazaar and Buzzfeed.  Check ‘em out!

JSO BIRTHDAY PROJECT 2014

April 15th, 2014

Jim Sturgess will celebrate his 33rd birthday on May 16, 2014 and JIM STURGESS ONLINE is preparing another one-of-a-kind birthday present to help our favorite Englishman commemorate his special day!

This will mark our 6th year wishing Jim a Happy Birthday with a “digital present” made up of greetings from fans around the world. Check out Jim’s presents from 2009201020112012, and 2013 to see what we’ve done in the past.  We hope everyone will join us in celebrating Jim’s birthday this year!  The submission deadline is Tuesday, May 6th.

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‘BIG SHOE’ UPDATE

April 13th, 2014

According to Production Weekly, shooting is now set to begin for The Big Shoe in September 2014, on location in South Africa.  Directed by Steven Shainberg, the cast includes Jim Sturgess, Kristen Stewart, and Elizabeth Banks.

A gifted shoe designer, Nate, is forced to break free from a family who want to cheapen his art for their own commercial gain. “The Big Shoe” is a touching an sexy love story and a classic boy-to-man coming-of-age tale, with the colorful backdrop of the fashion/shoe industry. When a muse is strategically ‘planted’ along Nate’s path by his mother, he begins to embrace the mad “logic” of the creative drive, allowing his own deep impulses and wishes to finally be expressed and experienced. He’s revealing to her and to the world his secret. And, while it may make no real practical “sense” to do his art (shoemaking), Nate must.

‘SPIKE ISLAND’ CAMEO

April 9th, 2014

Today, The Brewery VFX posted a VFX breakdown of the Stone Roses gig for the 2012 film Spike Island, that features Jim Sturgess in a cameo appearance as a “burger seller.”  Watch for Jim in the beginning of the clip.

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Spike Island - VFX from The Brewery VFX on Vimeo.

‘THE BEST OFFER’ DVD GETS U.S. RELEASE DATE

March 24th, 2014

According to Amazon U.S., The Best Offer DVD will be released in North America on April 29.

From the director of ‘Cinema Paradiso’ comes a romantic thriller with a playful side that proves love is worth bidding on at any price. When a mysterious heiress asks famed but unscrupulous art appraiser and auctioneer Virgil Oldman (Academy Award® winner* Geoffrey Rush) to evaluate her late parents collection yet remains forever unseen behind closed doors, it ignites a spark of curiosity in the normally austere Virgil that soon grows into an all-out obsession. Before long everything in Virgil s carefully constructed life threatens to come apart as he delves ever further into the world of intrigue surrounding his enigmatic employer. Co-starring Sylvia HoeksDonald Sutherland, and Jim Sturgess, director Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer is a unique take on a seemingly doomed romance from one of cinema s greatest artists.

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Pre-order The Best Offer DVD here.

‘ELECTRIC SLIDE’ - TRIBECA FILM FEST SETS SHOW TIMES

March 18th, 2014

For those of you lucky enough to live in New York and surrounding areas, we now have the film schedule for Tristan Patterson’s Electric Slide at the Tribeca Film Festival.  The festival takes place in NYC on April 16 to April 27.  We’re all hoping Jim Sturgess will be in attendance.   We need NEW photos!

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‘ELECTRIC SLIDE’ TO DEBUT AT TRIBECA FILM FEST

March 4th, 2014

According to Indie Wire, Electric Slide will make it’s world premiere debut at the upcoming 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (running from April 16 to April 27).

A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious “Gentleman Bank Robber.”  With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from mesmerized female tellers at over 60 banks during an epic spree in the 1980s.  Director Tristan Patterson gathers Jim Sturgess, Isabel LucasChloë Sevigny, and Patricia Arquette to paint a dark, hyper-stylized tale of crime, love, and style.

Thanks to The Film Stage, we also have a couple of new production stills:

‘LONDON FIELDS’ ADDS INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT & POSTER IMAGE

February 20th, 2014

The 2014 film London Fields, starring Jim Sturgess, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, and Johnny Depp, today, set-up an instagram account and added a partial image of the first poster.  We’re hoping to find the entire poster soon.

UPDATE: Thanks to the London Fields Facebook page, we now have a full-size/hi-res version of the NEW official London Fields poster.

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‘BEST OFFER’ NOMINATED FOR BEST EUROPEAN FILM

February 17th, 2014

Thanks to Jim fan, Gosia, in Poland, we have news of Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Best Offer being nominated Best European Film at Poland’s ‘Oscars,’ known as the Orly Awards.  The film stars Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, and Sylvia Hoeks.  The award ceremony takes place on March 10.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM JSO!

February 13th, 2014

From all of us at Jim Sturgess Online, we wish everyone around the world,
a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

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