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Christina Hendricks: “Ginger & Rosa” Coming to DVD on July 23rd

 The story of two girls learning about the world and themselves in the 1960s will soon be available for home viewing July 23. “Ginger & Rosa,” starring Elle Fanning and newcomer Alice Englert, will be available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The coming-of-age film, which has been an official selection of the New York, Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals, also stars Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt and Alessandro Nivola.

If you aren’t familiar with “Ginger & Rosa,” here’s what you can expect:

“Two teenage girls – Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Englert) – are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to grow up.”

Ginger & Rosa” will come with deleted scenes, cast interviews, an audio commentary with writer/director Sally Potter and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

You can check out one of the deleted scenes at the source.

Christina Hendricks: “Ginger & Rosa” Los Angeles Screening

Christina Hendricks attended the Los Angeles premiere of “Ginger & Rosa” on Thursday night (November 8) hosted by FIJI Water/Peggy Siegal Company.

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[046] Public Appearances > 2012 > November 8: “Ginger and Rosa” Los Angeles Screening

Christina Hendricks: ‘Ginger And Rosa’ AFI Fest Premiere

Christina Hendricks attended the special screening of  “Ginger And Rosa” during AFI Fest 2012 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, on Wednesday (November 7).

Christina wore a L’Wren Scott black sequin dress with a scoop neckline, black open-toe Jimmy Choo ‘Clue’ shoes and an embellished floral headpiece. She looked gorgeous!

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[235] Public Appearances > 2012 > November 7: “Ginger And Rosa” AFI FEST 2012 Screening

Christina Hendricks Talks About ‘Feeling Naked’ During “Ginger & Rosa” Shoot

Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks didn’t have to time-travel too much for her role in Ginger & Rosa.

Like her AMC series, the Emmy nominee’s new movie — which is part of the Toronto, Telluride and New York film festival  lineups — is set in the 1960s — 1962, to be exact.

The movie stars Elle Fanning as a teen who overhears her father (Alessandra Nivola) start an affair with her best friend (Alice Englert).

Hendricks, who plays Fanning’s mom, said she sent in a videotape audition from Los Angeles to writer-director Sally Potter, who was in England, to land the part. She has nothing but praise for Potter.

“Sally encouraged me probably to be the most unself-conscious I have ever been at work,” Hendricks told The Hollywood Reporter in the THR TIFF Video Lounge at the Toronto film fest. “Really sort of just stripping down as literally a no makeup on my face and just sort feeling naked and vulnerable and embracing it and being OK with it, and that was special.”

Nivola, meanwhile, had his own unique experience on the film, calling the director “so meticulous.” He revealed Potter would spend “a lot of time” before filming started staring at Nivola.

“It got really uncomfortable,” he said, laughing. “We would just sit in a room; this was part of our rehearsal process, apparently.”

About a week before filming began, “she decided that my eyelashes were too long and that they obscured my eyes and something had to be done about it,” Nivola said.

So before every take, a designated crewmember had to curl Nivola’s eyelashes up so they wouldn’t get in the way of the scene.


Christina Hendricks: 2012 TIFF – “Ginger & Rosa” Premiere

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[020] Portrait Sessions > 2012 – September 7: 2012 Toronto International Film Festival – “Ginger & Rosa”
[057] Public Appearances > 2012 > September 7: 2012 TIFF – “Ginger & Rosa” Premiere
[017] Public Appearances > 2012 > September 7: 2012 TIFF – “Ginger & Rosa” Post Premiere Reception