Currently in theaters, HIT & RUN is a Los Angeles-based, total mash-up action/comedy/romance involving hit men, robberies and the witness protection program. Co-directed by DAX SHEPARD and DAVID PALMER from a script by SHEPARD, the film has SHEPARD sharing the screen with BRADLEY COOPER, KRISTEN BELL, TOM ARNOLD, KRISTEN CHENOWETH, MICHAEL ROSENBAUM and JOY BRYANT.
A real-life Hollywood couple who consider themselves “engaged”, BELL and SHEPARD are more likely to talk about why they won’t be married anytime soon than they are to talk about setting a date. During the recent press event to support the film, BELL explained that they refuse to tie the knot until their gay friends can too. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
A triple threat veteran of stage, screen and television, ROB REINER somehow manages to balance his career as a writer/director/producer/actor with his work as a social activist and one of the founders of The American Foundation For Equal Rights, a group devoted to the challenge of California’s Prop 8 and reinstating the legalization of gay marriage in that state (and hopefully, in time, the whole country).
Making the rounds last week to promote his latest film, THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE (now in theaters and available via VOD), REINER took a few minutes to talk about his upcoming documentary on Prop 8 and how he believes that movies and pop culture can actually have a changing effect on future generations. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
On Saturday 3/3, an all-star cast gathered to perform a staged reading of Academy Award-winning screenwriter DUSTIN LANCE BLACK’S play “8”. That cast included: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others. “8” was directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.
In what must be an unprecedented event, the reading was streamed live on the web and continues to be available via YOUTUBE.
Rumor has it that the white hot fashion accessory on the red carpets this week-end will be the White Knot. The brainchild of WHITEKNOT.ORG, the ribbon is worn to show support for marriage equality and the right of gays and lesbians to marry. We’ll be keeping an eye out for them.