Lifetime has picked up the 2015 Sundance fest title “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” a dark drama that stars Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon.
The movie from first-time director Nikole Beckwith had mixed reviews out of Sundance. It’s set to premiere May 2 on Lifetime.
The film revolves around a woman (Ronan) who is kidnapped as a child. After 17 years of living in a basement with her abductor, she struggles to adjust after returning home to her biological parents.
I have added to the gallery HQ pictures of Saoirse at the premiere of ‘Lost River’ at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival. She looked absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2015 > March 14 – ‘Lost River’ – 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival
LONDON — Actresses Saoirse Ronan and Pollyanna McIntosh have joined the guest list for the Jameson Dublin Intl. Film Festival, which runs March 19-29.
Ronan will be attending the screening of neo-noir fantasy film “Lost River,” which is written and directed by actor Ryan Gosling.
HOLLYWOOD sweetheart Saoirse Ronan will be back in Dublin this month to share her thoughts on making it in the movies.
The Grand Budapest Hotel actress will take part in a Q and A session with two youngsters aspiring to follow in her footsteps.
Young people over the age of 12 are invited to join the star on March 30 to launch this year’s Cinemagic festival which will run in May.
The festival is a chance for children and teens to learn important skills for the movie industry.
I have added 3 new portraits of Saoirse for “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” at the AFCI Beyond Cinema Studio at Sundance 2015. Enjoy!
Photoshoots > 2015 > “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” Portraits – Sundance 2015
Saoirse Ronan Time Index:
0:24 – On how she got involved with Stockholm, Pennsylvania and what the film is about.
1:58 – Ronan discusses the factors that played into her decision to take the part.
2:56 – What is it like having two films at Sundance (the other one beingBrooklyn)?
4:40 – Talks a bit about writer/director Nikole Beckwith’s script for Stockholm.
6:29 – On the questions people ask her most when they meet her.
7:31 – Discusses Grand Budapest Hotel and the remarkable awards attention it’s been getting.
8:38 – What are her future plans?
9:11 – On her plans for turning 21.
The festival will take place in Austin, Texas on March 13-21.
Acclaimed standouts & selected previous premieres from festivals around the world.
Director/Screenwriter: Ryan Gosling
A family tries to hold on to their home in the ruins of a disappearing city. Cast: Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Reda Kateb, Barbara Stele, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn. (U.S. Premiere)
“I think Sundance is one of my favorite festivals to go to even though it’s manic,” says Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. “It has more of the atmosphere of what it’s like on a film set—it’s not glamorous, there are no big, glitzy premieres, we’re all dressing the way we’d dress if we were going to work,” she continues. “I think it’s good for people who aren’t in the industry to see that all that stuff on the red carpet is such a small part.”
This year marks Saoirse’s first time at the festival, and she’s hardly slacking. The 20-year-old is promoting two very different films, both of which have already sold to distributors. In Stockholm, Pennsylvania, Ronan plays a young woman who was kidnapped and imprisoned for the majority of her life; in Brooklyn, the Oscar-nominated actress is Eilis Lacey, an Irish girl who, struggling to establish an identity for herself in her hometown, decides to immigrate to New York.
While both films were well reviewed at the Sundance,Brooklyn received a standing ovation. An epic bildungsroman, the film is sentimental without being sickly sweet. It isn’t until Eilis opens at drawer and the audience collectively gasps that you realize how enraptured you are.
Directed by John Crowley, with a script adapted from Colm Tóibín’s book by Nick Hornby, Brooklyn co-stars Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent. Domhnall Gleeson (Unbroken) and Emory Cohen (A Place Beyond the Pines) play the two men Eilis must choose between.
EMMA BROWN: I know you don’t like to watch your films. Have you ever watched one?
SAOIRSE RONAN: I have done, I just never get anything out of it. Apart from The Grand Budapest Hotel, just because that was so much of Wes and there was so much that I wasn’t in. With Brooklyn, I made the decision as soon as I made it that it’s just too close to home for me to sit down and watch. I would have been a mess. I sent my mum in instead and she was a mess. [laughs] But it was great; it was lovely having her here. She’d gone through that—it was her journey too.
BROWN: Oh, really?