‘Camp X-Ray’ trailer: Kristen Stewart & Payman Maadi in Guantanamo’s ‘war zone’
The official Camp X-Ray trailer is out. “Make no mistake about it. This is a war zone,” a male voice tells the recruits (and us) at the start of the movie trailer, set in Guantanamo’s temporary detention center Camp X-Ray. A “war zone” in more ways than one; he’s referring not only to the physical danger faced by the U.S. military guards (and their Muslim prisoners – or rather, “detainees”), but also, and more ominously, to a war of minds and mindsets between the two groups, who may have more in common with each other than is apparent on the surface. Private Amy Cole a.k.a. Kristen Stewart is forewarned: “You can talk to ’em, but do not let these guys learn anything about you. Do not let them get inside your head.”
Now, do you wanna bet that in Camp X-Ray at least one “detainee” – the bearded, handsome Ali Amir – will get to learn a thing or two about the youthful Private Cole? And that she in turn will learn a few bits about him? And that their growing bond will lead to some serious trouble in writer-director Peter Sattler’s psychological-political drama? See below the official Camp X-Ray trailer.
‘Camp X-Ray’ release date
The first feature film by former film graphic designer Peter Sattler (Star Trek, Black Snake Moan, Walk the Line), Camp X-Ray debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where the film received mixed notices. For their part, stars Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi – the latter here billed as Payman Maadi – were generally praised.
IFC Films, which released another Kristen Stewart movie not that long ago, Walter Salles’ On the Road, will open Camp X-Ray in limited release in the United States on October 17, 2014. Camp X-Ray is also scheduled to be screened at the Stockholm Film Festival in November.
Besides Kristen Stewart and Payman Maadi, Camp X-Ray also features Julia Duffy, John Carroll Lynch, Lane Garrison, Joseph Julian Soria, Tara Holt, Ser’Darius Blain, Cory Michael Smith, Mark Naji, Yousuf Azami, and Marco Khan.
Peyman Moaadi movies
Camp X-Ray‘s Peyman Moaadi a.k.a. Payman Maadi is the male star of Asghar Farhadi’s 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award winner A Separation. Among the New York City-born Iranian actor other movies are Farhadi’s About Elly, winner of the Best Director Silver Bear at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival; Nima Javidi’s 2014 drama Melbourne; and Kazuaki Kiriya’s upcoming action adventure The Last Knights, featuring Morgan Freeman, Clive Owen, and Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Moaadi is also the author of a handful of screenplays, including the drama The Snow on the Pines, which he also directed. Moaadi’s effort took home the Audience Award for Best Film at Iran’s annual Fajr Film Festival. (Check out: Kristen Stewart Guantanamo movie gets Leading Man.)
Kristen Stewart 2014 and 2015 movies
The initially announced sequel to Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman has been turned into a prequel called The Huntsman; in other words, Chris Hemsworth (and Charlize Theron) will be back, but Kristen Stewart should not be around to reprise her role as Snow White, except perhaps in a cameo. Even so, the 24-year-old star of the megapopular Twilight movie franchise has kept herself busy in the past year or so. (Check out: ‘The Huntsman’ Release Date: Kristen Stewart and Snow White Absurdly Left Out.)
Kristen Stewart 2014 and 2015 movies – whether already screened at festivals or in various production stages – include Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, a 2014 Cannes Film Festival entry also starring Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz; Drake Doremus’ sci-fier Equals, with Nicholas Hoult; and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice, a family drama with Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, and Alec Baldwin. (Check out: Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore ‘Still Alice’ image.)
A few more upcoming Kristen Stewart movies: Nima Nourizadeh’s action-comedy American Ultra, co-starring 2010 Best Actor Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network); Steven Shainberg’s dramatic comedy The Big Shoe, also featuring Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess; and Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia, an ensemble piece with Gretchen Mol, Corey Stoll, Tim Blake Nelson, Gloria Reuben, 1984 Best Actor Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields), and six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close (The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, Albert Nobbs).
Previous Kristen Stewart movies – Stewart has been in films for more than a decade – include Walter Salles’ aforementioned On the Road, with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley; Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways, with Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon; Greg Mottola’s Adventureland, with Jesse Eisenberg and Ryan Reynolds; David Gordon Green’s Undertow, with Jamie Bell and Josh Lucas (Camp X-Ray writer-director Peter Sattler worked as a graphic designer on Green’s film); and David Fincher’s Panic Room, with Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker.
Stewart’s five Twilight Saga movies, also featuring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, are the following: Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight; Chris Weitz’s New Moon, David Slade’s Eclipse, and Bill Condon’s Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Kristen Stewart Camp X-Ray photo and Camp X-Ray trailer: IFC Films.
Funny you only got 4 comments on this. I guess it’s because of your censorship policy, where you block anyone who isn’t impressed by her acting or her lack of character. This film got a lot of bad reviews at Sundance, with EW saying it was a “major disappointment.
No one is going to see it in theaters because they’re dumping it on iTunes, Amazon and VOD the same day it makes its tiny run in 2 theaters, simply for awards consideration, which is a joke. She’s not going to win anything for this tripe, or fior CoSM. Real actresses who haven’t embarrassed themselves on the side of the road with married men will be getting the nominations.
We never block commenters because they like/dislike something/someone we — or the site’s visitors — dislike/like. No one has to agree with us or with anybody else. But we usually do block those who are out there merely trying to stir up trouble. Sometimes, however, such commenters are just too unintentionally humorous and/or bizarre to be blocked.
My thinking about the film being “apolitical” is simply that it doesn’t take a stance on the politics. They’re not presenting any clear cut “good guys” or “bad guys” here. It presents a question about the camp and what we should be doing with these people and you have to come to your own conclusion about the answer. I think the audience can probably tell, in a way, what Peter Sattler thinks. Yet, the story is told in such a balanced way, from what I understand, that it leads to a discussion, instead of a definite conclusion.
Interesting seeing this trailer….looks like a powerful film. Stewart seems to do a great job from the clip I saw. Look forward to seeing it. The subject matter really fits with the current issues of our time. She is a good young actor and has proved herself many times. In years to come we will begin to realize that like with so many other actors of yesteryear.
It hasn’t been reported by the trades yet, but Juliette Binoche will also star in The Big Shoe. KS confirmed it at Paris Fashion Week and producer Anton Ernst confirmed that as well via Twitter.
Love the trailer and can’t wait for the movie. I’m honestly very excited! I’m not a summer movie fan. The movies are too loud and there’s too much going on. I’m officially old. lol But, this looks my speed. I love indie, two-handers – character studies (I hope I’m using the right term). Everybody in it looks great. It looks shot well. I’m very impressed. I’m impressed that Kristen was able to get such a controversial movie greenlit and distributed, as well.