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We have few updates on Documentary Now!. The episode “Waiting for the Artist,” featuring Cate Blanchett and Armisen in a spoof of “Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present” is set to air on IFC, March 6 at 11 p.m. Also there is new footage available (check below) and few comments from the directors. Special thanks for CBF Chat members for sharing these infos with us!
Whether jumping onto canvas covered in blue paint, screaming “I AM HUMAN” while eating off the floor, or writhing blindly across broken glass and barbed wire with a bucket on her head, Izabella Barta (Cate Blanchett) is the most acclaimed performance artist of our generation. Now, on the eve of a career retrospective, she faces her greatest challenge: a signature performance worthy of her storied career. With weeks to go before opening, a provocative figure in her life returns to complicate things: her former collaborator and lover Dimo (Fred Armisen), the so-called “prankster of the art world.”
Thomas says Cate Blanchett also enjoyed the fast pace of “Documentary Now!” shooting. Instead of waiting for hours in her trailer while technicians changed the light, for example, Blanchett would “just come and do it, put this wig on, get in there, we’re done. It’s just very fast.”
While we wait for Cate’s episode in Documentary Now, entitled “Waiting for the Artist”, here are some new Izabella Barta’s footage and images that became available during the series premiere in Sundance Film Festival last January.
Who’s excited for the new season of Documentary Now (IFC Network)?
New footage of Cate Blanchett as Izabella Barta has been released in the trailer for the new season. It looks like the episode featuring Cate as a Marina Abramovic-type performance artist will be awesome!
We have added captures to the gallery and also a bts photo released earlier this month. #DocumentaryNow Season 52 will have its premiere during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday January 27, 2019 and will later be released on IFC on February 20, 2019.
Cate Blanchett is featured in the latest video of TateShots, a documentary series exploring artists, artworks and artistic practice. In Why Study Art?, leading artists, actors, filmmakers, architects and choreographers were asked why art should be on the curriculum. Watch it below.
After a world premiere during TIFF 2018, the documentary This Changes Everything, directed by Tom Donahue, is set to premiere in the US. The production will be screened during the Hamptons International Film Festival (6 October 2018) and the Chicago International Film Festival (14 October 2018). This Changes Everything explores an important issue in the entertainment industry – gender in Hollywood, the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of women. The documentary includes interviews with Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, Tiffany Haddish, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Judd Apatow.
If you can attend these film festivals. Don’t miss the chance!
She is praised by many as the Australian actress that has become one of the biggest Hollywood stars, as well as among the most bankable names in the tinseltown over the years. Cate Blanchett flaunted her love for sports cars recently when she was spotted driving a Porsche convertible, looking for a spot to go shopping in Sydney. The world-popular 49-year-old actress looked like the perfect picture of chic elegance as she was seen gently coming out of her luxury drive. Cate Blanchett was last seen in Ocean’s 8, the female version of Ocean’s 11 in which she played the female equivalent of Brad Pitt’s character. Her chemistry with Sandra Bullock in the movie is not to be missed!
A picture of elegance
Getting back to Cate Blanchett’s Sydney outing, she was seen sporting a concerned and serious expression as she hopped out of her silver Porsche. She was wearing a flowing bone coloured overcoat, over a plain white blouse, both of which beautifully covered her svelte frame. She combined that with a pair of three-quarter drawstring pants of the same tone, adding a casual cool air to the ensemble. The Oscar-winning actress completed her outfit with a pair of nude sneakers, with her short flaxen locks blowing away in the comforting Sydney breeze. Cate used a brown leather handbag and tortoise shell-frame sunglasses to accessorise.
Outing with the family
A reliable source revealed to Dailymail Australia that Cate Blanchett was out in Sydney with her husband Andrew Upton for a spot of shopping. Not too long ago both were also spotted indulging in a rare PDA. It was further revealed by the insider source that the couple donated a handful of used clothes to Red Cross, with Andrew coming very close to making the fatal error of giving away one of the actress’s designer handbags. Being the kind of in-demand actress that Cate Blanchett is, she has everything but free time on hand, something that was well evident in how she was constantly glued to her phone throughout the outing. She could be seen chatting happily with the mystery person on the other end (of the phone), waving in between to someone, believed to be her husband Andrew.
Guest appearance in ‘Documentary Now!’
Recently it was also announced that Cate Blanchett will make a guest star appearance as a Marina Abramovic-type of performance artist in a soon to be aired episode of ‘Documentary Now!.’ Titled appropriately as ‘Waiting for the Artist’ after the widely acclaimed documentary from 2012 – Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, Cate Blanchett’s character Barta will be seen reconciling her relationship with her former lover named Dimo Van Omen (played by Fred Armisen), who is known to be a provocateur of the art world. This episode was shot at a location in Budapest, Hungary few months ago. As everyone might be aware, IFC with ‘Documentary Now!’ is all set for two Emmy nominations and scoring an excellent second quarter growth. That they are going to have an Oscar-winning actress in an episode is only going to increase their popularity even more!
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett is warning of a ‘race against time’ to protect Rohingya refugees from the impact of the upcoming monsoon season in Bangladesh. Increased rainfall, potential cyclones and adverse weather conditions are threatening to put hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees at serious risk in the coming months.
Check the link below for more info and how to donate:
Sunday February 10th, 2019 – EE Bafta Awards at the Royal Albert Hall – London
To be aired on BBC1 at 9 p.m.
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: 12 Variations on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela
Role: Woman/Pamela Venue: Dorfman Theatre, Lambeth, London UK When: From 16 January to 2 March 2019
Plot: Using Samuel Richardson’s novel, Pamela, as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.
Role: Valka (voice) Status: Completed Release: February 22, 2019 (USA)
Plot: As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.
Role: Thirteen roles Release: Available in VOD and in DVD Installation (complete): The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel) January 16 – November 2, 2019 || Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome, Italy) February 25 – April 21, 2019 || DeSingel Arts Center (Antwerp, Belgium) June 12-23, 2019
Plot: A collage of artists’ manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today