Daniel Baldwin to debut sobriety-themed drama at Long Beach International Film Festival

Daniel Baldwin, left, and Billy Baldwin star in Daniel Baldwin, left, and Billy Baldwin star in "The Wisdom to Know the Difference," to be featured at the Long Beach Film Festival on July 30, 2014. The film, directed by Daniel Baldwin, will be screened at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. Photo Credit: Phillip Roy

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WHO Daniel Baldwin

THE MOVIE "The Wisdom to Know the Difference"

THE DEAL The Massapequa-born actor-director will attend the world premiere of his sobriety-themed drama at next week's Long Beach International Film Festival. The film, which stars Baldwin and his brother William, is the opening-night selection dramaof this year's festival, which offers a range of features, shorts, documentaries and panels with filmmakers.

INFO The festival runs next Wednesday through Aug. 4 at venues in Long Beach and Rockville Centre. Tickets start at $15; a VIP all-access pass is $200. For tickets and a complete schedule, go to longbeachfilm.com.

 

WHO Kate Winslet

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THE MOVIE "A Little Chaos"

THE DEAL The actress' latest film will close the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in September, Deadline.com reports. A historical drama directed by Alan Rickman, of "Harry Potter" fame, "A Little Chaos" stars Winslet as Sabine De Barra, an avant-garde landscaper hired to design one of the fountains at the Palace of Versailles under the reign of Louis XIV. The movie also stars Stanley Tucci and Matthias Schoenaerts, the Belgian actor who made a splash in 2012's "Rust and Bone."

 

WHO Steven Seagal

THE DEAL Did you know the 62-year-old action star had a band? He does, and it's become an overseas political hot-button, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Steven Seagal Blues Band recently was dropped from Augustibluus, an upcoming Estonian music festival, over the actor's support of Russian policy in the troubled Ukraine. Following an anti-Seagal campaign launched by Estonian singer Tõnis Mägi, a festival organizer said Seagal is widely seen as a "loyalist" of Russia's strong-arm president, Vladimir Putin. The actor reportedly praised Russia's annexation of Crimea at a festival in Sevastopol and performed the anthem of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic.

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