Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Madonna: All Eyes on Duchess of Windsor Movie Premiere


Well, everyone here is counting down to the 6:30pm EST premiere of Madonna’s “W.E.” This morning only 100 people showed up for the first press screening–there were over 500 seats available. The low turnout was rationalized because the movie had already been screened for Canadian press, and two other big films not seen in Venice were showing simultaneously. However, the big “W.E.” gala at Roy Thomson Hall is a hot hot ticket. I’ll keep you updated on Twitter as the night unfolds. And we’ll talk about “W.E.” tomorrow. It’s a gorgeously filmed and edited feature film debut, that’s for sure.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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