Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers topped the indie box office take this weekend, with Wong Kar Wai's 2046 coming in a very respectable second. Broken Flowers took in over $780K its opening weekend - not a bad take, considering that Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, only took in $3 mil total. Looks like long-time indie fave Jarmusch might be on his way to his biggest commercial success to date.
Beverly Kills, a film about an aging drag queen out for revenge (a screen shot from the film is at right), which has been making the festival circuit, has scored distribution from TLA Releasing. The film won the best men's feature award at the Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. TLA will release the film in mid-2006.
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, a documentary about the murder of a black man in Mississippi in 1955, has been acquired by ThinkFilm US. The two men tried in the case were acquitted by an all-white jury. The film's New York premiere will take place at the United Nations through the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, with attendees including Mos Def and Al Sharpton.
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off September 8, has announced the addition of 29 international documentaries to the festival lineup, including the world premieres of Sydney Pollack's Sketches of Frank Gehry, Lian Lunson's Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man, and The Heart of the Game, a film about a girl's basketball team which finds success under a maverick coach.