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Deerfield Ranch will open Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival

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  Deerfield Ranch will be the Festival's opening night film. - Sept. 15 Outdoors "Films al FrescoTM" Ben Affleck's crime thriller THE TOWN Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean, until he falls for Claire. Based on the book "Prince of Thieves". Outdoors film starts at 8pm. IN THE CAVE 6:30pm Preced...

Son of babylon to close the Netherlands Film Fest

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Mohamed Al-Daradji's SON OF BABYLON (NPP Project 2008) has been chosen as the official closing film of the 30th Netherlands Film Festival. The Dutch/English/Iraqi coproduction tells the story of a boy who, together with his grandmother, goes to search for his father who has never returned from the war. The presentation on 30 September within Utrecht's Cinema Rembrandt will mark the film's Dutch Premiere. SON OF BABYLONMohamed Al-Daradji's SON OF BABYLON (NPP Project 2008) has been chosen as ...

The Global Film Village: Francis Ford Coppola at the Torino Film Festival

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by Marla Lewin Francis Ford Coppola at Torino Film Festival photo by Marc Halperin     Another in our series on the Future of Cinema.   We were attending the Torino Film Lab and I had the opportunity to interview Francis Ford Coppola. I mentioned we are working on a series about the Future of Cinema, and Francis said he has his own theory, but it would take some time to explain and would use up all of our time. He doesn’t think ...

The Aura of Anna PAVLOVA lingers on

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  Even though the vintage reels shown of Russian prima ballerina Anna PAVLOVA spooled three weeks ago in Pordenone, the aura of the dancer, her interminable legs, her precision on tip-toe and her incredible grace and femininity tinged with mystery, linger in the minds of all festival-goers who viewed them. According to the Giornate Diector David Robinson, in 1924 Pavlova (1881-1931) visited the Fairbanks studios, where The Thief of Bagdad was in productio...

ANNA MAY WONG, the Dragon Lady -

 FROSTED YELLOW WILLOWS, Anna May Wong : Her Life, Times and Legend.  A documentary based on the life of third-generation Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong was presented today by its director Ms. Elaine Mae WOO, from Los Angeles, attending the  2007 edition of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival.Anna May Wong was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents ran a laundry in t

BARBICAN YIDDISH RETRO, '96

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Chaim Pevner, Film CriticFILM NOTES TO THE BARBICAN YIDDISH FILM RETROSPECTIVE(London, October 12-24, 1996) THE YIDDISH language cinema is nearly unique among world cinema cultures in that it had no specific homeland.  Yiddish films, including “silent Yiddish” films, were produced wherever there were major Yiddish speech communities and a Yiddish theatrical circuit  from which  talent could be recruited.  The majority of Yiddish language films were therefore made in New York or in P...

The Basque Film & Media Arts Festival plays at Tribeca

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The Basque Film & Media Arts Festival (www.basquefilmfestival.com) today announced the opening of the festival at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Brought to the United States by the organizers of the world renowned San Sebastian International Film Festival to celebrate Basque filmmaking and foster collaboration with the New York filmmaking community, the three day festival, will be held on March 28th to 30th, 2007, at the Tribeca Cinemas (www.tribecacinemas.com). A press conference and Q&A...

Mexico City Docu Festival launches

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From September 21st to the 31th, México City will witness the birth of DOCSDF, a forum, a meeting point where enthusiasts of the genre, film makers and producers, will have the oportunity to attend screenings of some of the genre’s highlights from recent years, from México and around the world.-This festival stems from the big lack México City -one of the biggest in the world- suffered, that of a large documentary film exhibition, like the ones cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, N...

México City in the international documentary film festival

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THE MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN PRESENTED Pau Montagud and Inti Cordera, organizers of DOCSDF; Ana Cruz, Programming Director of the Cineteca Nacional; Carlos Taibo, Production Director at IMCINE and Juan Carlos Rulfo, Film Director, met at the Centro Cultural España to give out the details on the festival, and parallel activities that will take place during it. Cinemanía Plaza Loreto, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Centro Cultural Bella Época, Centro...

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival awards

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The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival closes its 9th edition with an award ceremony and the Gabi prize to Ricardo MontalbanThe 9th edition of the Los Angeles Latino Internacional Film Festival concluded tonight with a gala ceremony at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.The festival awarded its prizes to the winners in several categories. The Best Documentary prize went to the Spanish filmmaker Javier Corcuera for INVIERNO EN BAGDAD. LA CAÑADA, directed by Carlos Corea, from Mexico, ...

358 000 visitors to Rotterdam Festival

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34th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 26 - February 6, 2005Ghobadi's TURTLES CAN FLY grabs Tiscali Audience AwardThe International Film Festival Rotterdam 2005 concludes February 6, 2005 with a slightly increased attendance of 358.000 visits to its films, exhibitions, debates, talk shows and other festival events. The IFFR welcomed more (inter)national festival guests, reaching a number of 2,586. During the festival the Russian, Southeast Asian and Iraqi films and their filmmakers we...

26 films will compete for Punta de Vista Docu Fest

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26 FILMS WILL COMPETE IN THE OFFICIAL SECTION OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL POINT OF VIEWHaving appraised the 368 films presented for pre-selection, the festival's selection committee has chosen 16 long and 10 short documentary films for the competition stage. These films shall be screened during the festival for all audiences from the 18th to the 26th of February 2005, and shall contend for the following prizes:The 26 films selected shall be screened from the 18th to the 26th of February as ...
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