Another day, another silly Internet falsehood

Oh dear, another day, another trending Internet falsehood. Here’s the latest, and it has to do with a movie called “100 Years — The Movie You Will Never See,” which is a joint project of John Malkovich and Robert Rodriguez.

Back in November, a cognac company that ages its spirits for 100 years said that the two movie celebrities had made a film that was being put in a vault and would not be seen for 100 years. That original story had all sorts of reasons for raising an eyebrow. For instance, just exactly what kind of technology do they think will be available in 100 years?

And today, folks started saying that the Cannes Film Festival would be “showcasing” or “displaying” the movie. Um, no.

If you care to look, you’ll find that it’s not screening in any way, with any connection with the official festival. The competition and official selection can be found here.

The screenings for Critics Week can be found here. The screenings for Directors’ Fortnight can be found here.

The reason for skepticism: Do you see in any of these reports who’s actually making the statement?

As anyone who has ever been to the Cannes Film Festival knows, there’s a concurrent Market, where anything can screen, and where all sorts of promotional events happen, usually with a corporate sponsor. That’s probably what this is. But in no way is the Cannes Film Festival screening or showcasing this movie. A company is probably screening some footage as part of a marketing event. Sigh.

Suzanne Cordeiro / For American-Statesman Texas Film Awards Honoree Robert Rodriguez walks the red carpet held at Austin Studios on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Suzanne Cordeiro / For American-Statesman
Texas Film Awards Honoree Robert Rodriguez walks the red carpet held at Austin Studios on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

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Free screening of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ on Saturday at Paramount

Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney in "From Dusk Till Dawn." Credit: Dimension Films
Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney in “From Dusk Till Dawn.” Credit: Dimension Films

Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” will have a free screening at the Paramount on Saturday, with a Q&A with Rodriguez following the film.

The screening is a presentation of the Paramount and the Austin Film Society. It’s open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. The screening is part of the Paramount’s 100th anniversary celebration, and it’s where “From Dusk Till Dawn” had its premiere.

There will be reserved seating in the mezzanine for Paramount Film Fans and Austin Film Society Members. The Paramount is located at 713 Congress Ave.

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ and Demi Lovato

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, Demi Lovato poses for photographers backstage during the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball in Washington D.C. Robert Rodriguez had been waiting for a chance to work with Lovato since she auditioned for a role in his 2003 movie “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” The El Rey Network creator and executive producer of its TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn,” spoke to reporters Thursday, July 30, 2015, as part of a TV Critics annual summer press tour.  (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, Demi Lovato poses for photographers backstage during the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball in Washington D.C. Robert Rodriguez had been waiting for a chance to work with Lovato since she auditioned for a role in his 2003 movie “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” The El Rey Network creator and executive producer of its TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn,” spoke to reporters Thursday, July 30, 2015, as part of a TV Critics annual summer press tour. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

El Rey Network’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” will have its season premiere on Aug. 25, and the second season will have a new character, played by Demi Lovato.

Robert Rodriguez, the founder of El Rey and the director of “Dusk,” says that he wrote a character specifically for the 22-year-old Lovato.

Rodriguez told reporters that he wanted to work with Lovato since she auditioned for his 2003 movie, “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over,” the Associated Press reported.

Rodriguez declined to describe Lovato’s new role, but said, “She was fantastic. She’s really got a great screen presence.”

The TV series is based on Rodriguez’s 1996 film and stars D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz.