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Old 07-28-2008, 07:57 PM
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Birds of America # 5 ~ Who doesn't love their washer and dryer?

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Lauren has signed onto the film "Birds of America" (formerly known as "The Laws of Motion") which will be released in 2008.




Anything with the words Laws of Motion refers to this film which has been renamed "Birds of America".

Birds of America Casting Sides

Writer: Elyse Friedman
Director: Craig Lucas

Cast/Characters:

Lindsay Allen - Roller Girl
Peter Conboy - Man on street
Ben Foster - Jay (brother of Ida and Morrie and husband of Gillian)
Jennifer Gargano - Student
Daniel Eric Gold
Ginnifer Goodwin - Ida (sister of Jay and Morrie)
Lauren Graham - Betty (wife of Morrie)
Brandon Hanson - Roger
Takako Haywood - Nurse
Vivien Kells - ?
Zoe Kravitz - Gillian (wife of Jay)
Matthew Perry - Morrie (main character, brother of Ida and Jay and husband of Betty)
Hilary Swank - Laura (next door neighbour)
Stacie Theon - Ellen Thomas
Gary Wilmes - Paul (married to Laura)

Production Notes can be found here

Premise:

The story centres on a husband (Perry) struggling with life in a repressive career and community and enduring headaches caused by his free-spirited brother (Ben Foster) and sister (Goodwin). Swank will play a supporting role as the all-too-perfect neighbour of Perry's harried character.

Sundance Description (Please do not duplicate pdf file anywhere else)

In “normal” middle-class suburban families, kids grow up, move out, and visit only on special occasions. But Morrie Tanager never got to leave. His parents died and left him, and he became the parent, raising two siblings, Ida and Jay, in the home he now shares with his wife, Betty. So it’s not surprising this family is a bit askew. Ida is a promiscuous, broke, itinerant artist; Jay, an odd duck prone to antisocial experiments; and Morrie, a chronically constipated pleaser, who hasn’t had a bowel movement in ages. When Jay goes completely off the deep end and Ida drops in unannounced, the motley clan is thrust under one roof, and childhood dynamics reemerge. The big problem is that Ida and Jay’s recklessness could upend a delicate social ritual Morrie and Betty are masterminding to secure his tenure.

Birds of America is about socialization and growing up when there are no grown-ups. For Jay it means living within social boundaries and telling an occasional lie; for Ida it’s accountability for her actions, whereas Morrie must learn to loosen codes, assert the naked truth, and release responsibility to others. What’s so satisfying and moving in Craig Lucas’s eccentric, yet lyrical, comedy—besides the stellar cast— is the way the siblings’ transformations adjust the geometry of interdependence, and that genuine tenderness is the familial glue that ultimately bolsters each in the world. –CAROLINE LIBRESCO

IMDB Page

Filming: May - July 2007

Lauren talking about Laws of Motion

Courtesy of MoviesOnline - Latest Movie News / Reviews.

Well this movie I'm doing right now is called "Laws of Motion.” It's an independent film that the playwright Craig Lucas is directing and Hilary Swank is a producer on it and has a supporting part in it just to lend her name to it. And that's really cool actually and inspiring to see an actress who has a company who is helping get stuff made because she believes in it. It's the story of a dysfunctional family and Matthew Perry is my husband and we have sort of a quiet marriage that is in trouble and his brother and sister come to stay with us to disastrous results. And it's just kind of a dark comedy, but it's a very conservative, preppy shut down character who is just trying to be nice to these people who she thinks are freaks. And so that's a cool kind of different place to be.

Articles

Norwalk Hall of Fame (Norwalk Advocate) (March 21, 2007)
GreeneStreet picks up 'Laws of Motion' - international rights (Variety) (May 2007)
Stamford Advocate (May 30, 2007)
Lights, Camera, Action in Winslow Park (Westport Now) (June 1, 2007)
Lights, Camera, Norwalk (Fairfield County Business) (June 4, 2007)
The Hours (June 14, 2007)
Perry spotted in Darien (Norwalk Advocate) (June 17, 2007)
Chill More Girl (NY Daily News) (June 17, 2007)
IMDB Sightings in Darien (IMDB)
A Girlmore Girl Exits Onto Career Fast Track) (Washington Post) (June 22, 2007)
Zoe Kravitz in Laws of Motion (EW)
Filming in Norwalk (originally from Norwalk Advocate) (July 5, 2007)
Ben Foster mentions Laws of Motion here and here (September 2007)
Ben Foster talking about LoM (Out Magazine)
Hart / Lunsford Pictures - LoM Page
Playbill
Louisville filmmakers return to Sundance
Private-equity exec's interest in movies earns him credits (Chicago Tribune) (20 December 2007)
Jeremy Walker & Associates (representing the film at Sundance - publicity)
Sundance Buzz: Oh say, did you see? (Salt Lake Tribune)
TheClick: The Click at Sundance: It's a Slippery Slope - Day 4 (The Click)
blogs.sltrib.com - Sundance Film Festival Coverage from The Salt Lake Tribune
life in lalaland
Sundance sales continue slowly - Entertainment News, Web Exclusive, Media - Variety
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Radio From Hell Blog - RFH - 2008-01-22
http://www.mercurynews.com/movies/ci...nclick_check=1
Thompson On Hollywood: Sundance Faves
Velocity Weekly - Louisville, Kentucky

Interviews

Craig Lucas Interview (The Advocate) (January 14, 2008)
Craig Lucas Interview (The Reeler) (January 16, 2008)

Fan Encounters / Images

LG on the set in Westport (out of respect not posting the one with the lady who took the picture - credit niesche @ imdb)
WestPort filming (credit lien)
Film wrapping July 2 (IMDB)

Reviews / Test Screenings

IMDB
IMDB #2 *NEW*
Demogorgon
Movie Confession
Moviehole
Peace, Love and Movies
Live From Sundance: There's A Storm A-Comin' ... - Cinematical
Say Something's review l more here
Celeb Diaries: Sundance days 3 and 4: An encounter with the Z list
Sundance Film Festival: Birds of America
You Know Me: Day 3
Birds of America (2008) - IMDb user comments
jer's blog: Sundancing it - days 2, 3, and 4 (in brief)
Pamela Blogs: Sundance
Angry Zen Master
Sundance with Dor 2008: The List
Downstream Ditties: Sundance Sunset
Sundance Review: Birds of America - Cinematical
Sundance Review: Birds of America - Film.com -

Images

Screencaps thanks to ele309


more here @ lauren-online.net
zip file can be found here

HQ pics




Yaron Orbach's Site (Director of Photography)
‘Birds of America’ Promotional Photo
MTV Clip Thumbnail
Caps of MTV clip courtesy of pretty-genes
l-graham.org/gallery - Home
Birds of America
http://www.courier-journal.com/blogs...ank-728657.jpg

Videos

Birds of America MTV clip l MTV | sendspace l divshare
GM's IGotShotgun interview GM's IGotShotgun | GM takes you inside the action! l sendspace l divshare
Extra clip l sendspace l divshare l youtube (courtesy of Karen29)
CNN Live interview l CNN l sendspace l divshare l youtube l transcript (courtesy of gossipcom)
The Sundance channel interview l sendspace l divshare l youtube
Matthew Perry at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival (courtesy of u2wedge)
ABC4 clip l ABC l sendspace l divshare l youtube
EW preview l EW l sendspace l divshare l youtube
E! news clip l sendspace l divshare l youtube (courtesy of Karen29)
Daily 10 clip l sendspace l divshare l youtube (courtesy of Karen29)
IFC news clip l sendspace l divshare l youtube
The Fuse l sendspace l youtube
Sundance Diary: David Arquette | Video | Sundance '08: Celebrity Video Diaries | MTV l divshare l youtube
YouTube - SUNDANCE '08 - BEST OF THE FEST - PART 3

Audios

Fairgame podcast (thanks to Nate the Lizaphile) l divshare link (Lauren's part)
NPR talking about Sundance prior to the festival
Craig Lucas talks to KPCW's Midday Utah

Release Dates:

DVD Release: October 21st

Premiering at 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Premiere Luncheon: January 21
World Premiere: January 24 @ 5.30pm
Other Screening Dates: January 25 @ 11.30am, January 26 @ 6pm and January 27 @ 6.30pm

Confirmed Talent @ Sundance

"Birds of America" to be screened during European Film Market (Berlinale)
| Berlinale | Film Market | EFM Screening Schedule

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Please no PM request/talk on this thread. If you have any questions PM LG Rocks my socks (Shannon) or colorblind (Sanja) and we will direct you. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:02 PM
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Since BoA stuff is spread in the Matthew/Lauren thread and the previous thread, can people re-post related stuff so I can update the first post a bit? I'm going to go searching for stuff, too. But just so it's a bit easier for me

Oh, and does anyone have the DVD cover art saved?

Let's move on from the "PM talk" by the way. I expect everyone to buy the DVD!!!

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thanks for the new thread Shannon!
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:13 PM
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Shannon, here's the DVD cover art.

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:17 PM
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:36 PM
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I L-O-V-E-D it!!!
so perfect!

thanks for the new thread!
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:42 PM
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I really enjoyed the movie. I thought it was funny and sweet, without being sappy.

I thought Matthew did a great job, and did Lasuren. And so did Ben and Ginnifer too.

Of course I loved the Matthew/Lauren scenes, but really the whole movie was enjoyable.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:48 PM
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Hello!
i'm a new fan. but can i get the pm?? pleaseeeeee
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the new thread Shannon

Just check an my copy doesn't "arrive" until late tonight so I'm not likely watch it until the morning.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:35 PM
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Does anyone have the cursing scene uploaded? I cant download it from sendspace?
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Sorry for the double post but can I get the PM too? You guys are the best ever! I can not wait for this movie!!
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Welcome bolha and all the other new posters!

Thanks for the new thread, Shannon!
We can add the DVD release date to the OP - October 21, 2008.
(Amazon link)

I've answered the latest PM requests.
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Ele - I always thought they were waiting with kids until Morry gets the tenure at University, so they are financially secure, that´s why the "ass kissing" of the neighbours, the guy was a member of a board which decided about it. That´s why Betty was so upset when the dinner went wrong and left, cos it meant no tenure in the future, meaning no kids.
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Ele - I always thought they were waiting with kids until Morry gets the tenure at University, so they are financially secure, that´s why the "ass kissing" of the neighbours, the guy was a member of a board which decided about it. That´s why Betty was so upset when the dinner went wrong and left, cos it meant no tenure in the future, meaning no kids.

Yes, this is correct.
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Oh god,what's going on here? *_*
I'm always late,may i have a PM please?
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