10:00 PM PDT 5/19/2017 by Ashley Lee Netflix’s eventful Cannes debut, a buyers-only ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ presentation and John Cameron Mitchell on ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties.’ The- Hollywood Reporter has let go its fourth Cannes Film Festival daily issue, which includes a look at Netflix’s eventful Cannes debut, an determination of a buyers-only Fahrenheit 11/9 presentation and a chat with John Cameron Mitchell about How to Talk to Girls at Parties.Cannes’ Netflix SnafuWhen a technical mishap disrupted the press screening of Bong Joon Ho’s Okja, Netflix’s first-ever Cannes title, the irony was lost on no one. The- streamer’s plan to release Okja online-only in most markets appears to have put the company on a accident course with Cannes and this year’s jury president, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. But while cinema purists are ganging up on Netflix (there were plenty of boos, along with cheers, from the crowd of film critics when the company’s logo flashed on Okja’s opening credits Friday), THR shares how the indie industry has broadly accepted, even welcomed, the streamer’s disruptive presence.Michael Moore v. Lena Dunham?Michael Moore and Harvey Weinstein unveiled footage from Fahrenheit 11/9 at a two-hour, buyers-only presentation, in that left potential distributors were left with more questions than answers. Targeted distributors say they expect in that the film will be let go on Nov. 9: the one-year anniversary of the morning Donald Trump was pronounced president-elect, yet moreover near the debut of an equally splashy Lena Dunham-helmed Trump doc titled 11/8/16. THR notes the doc’s potential release plan, and how Moore’s own ubiquity might challenge its reception.Chatting With John Cameron MitchellStarring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is based on Neil Gaiman’s (very) short tale about a couple of teenage boys in 1970s London who accident the wrong house party, only to find in that their mysteriously beautiful hosts are visitors from outer space. Director Mitchell tells THR of making the movie, how Assassin’s Creed got in the way of another A-list casting and his upcoming autobiographical project, Homunculus.Click here to download the Day 4 PDF.Click here to download the Day 3 PDF.Click here to download the Day 2 PDF.Click here to download the Day 1 PDF.
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