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US Briefs: 'Captain Fantastic' to close Los Cabos fest

Plus: Netflix sets Into The Inferno release; National Board Of Review reveals announcement date; and more…

Top brass at the upcoming fifth Los Cabos International Film Festival said on Tuesday the event will close with the Mexican premiere of Captain Fantastic.

Director Matt Ross will attend with actress Annalise Basso. The film premiered at Sundance back in January and stars Viggo Mortensen as the head of an unorthodox family.

Ross subsequently won best director in Un Certain Regard in Cannes. Bleecker Street holds US rights.

Los Cabos is scheduled to run in Mexico from November 9-13.

  • Netflix will premiere Werner Herzog’s Toronto International Film Festival selection Into The Inferno on October 28. The volcano documentary receives its international premiere in TIFF Docs on September 13.
  • The National Board Of Review will announce the recipients of its year-end honours on November 29. As previously announced, the awards will be handed out at the annual gala on January 4, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
  • Odin’s Eye Entertainment and Shout! Factory have agreed terms on a North American deal for the animated feature Kikoriki: Legend Of The Golden Dragon and the 2011 animattion Kikoriki: Team Invincible. RIKI Group produced and Dennis Chernov directed both films and Shout! Factory plans a strategic roll-out on the former in 2017.
  • HIKARI (Cantering), Joshua Tate (College Girl), Mark Eaton (Dark Web), Evan Romansky (Detroitus), Maria Abraham (Girl With Child), Felicia Pride (OpenEnded) will take part in Film Independent’s 18th annual Screenwriting Lab. This year’s Loyola Marymount University School Of Film And Television Screenwriting Fellowship presented by Film Independent goes to Romansky.

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