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Spotlight On Jeff Goldblum

Friday, November 3-----The spotlight is on the noted actor Jeff Goldblum this evening as the Festival presents its Centerpiece Film, PITTSBURGH, tonight at 7:45pm at the historic Parker Playhouse. The film is a rollicking mockumentary of Goldblum's decision to take a breather from his active Hollywood career to take up the lead role of Professor Harold Hill in a low-budget local theater production of THE MUSIC MAN, in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. The circumstances of what led him to this ...

Karlovy Vary: Jacqueline Bisset and Luc Besson are no show

Actress Jacqueline Bisset and French director Luc Besson called in their regrets, cancelling their expected visit to Karlovy Vary, but the celebrity slack has been taken up by the arrival of somewhat less shining lights of interest, and the party scene surges on unabated. The latest arrival was rapidly rising British actress Saffron Burrows, here to present her new film "Gangster No. 1" which, she says, is perhaps too violent for her own taste. I‘m worried about the audience watching it today,...

The Movies’ Magic Rainbow: Technicolor 90th anniversary edition

The 90th anniversary edition of Glorious Technicolor: The Movies’ Magic Rainbow is a 280-page, coffee-table-size, hard-cover volume offering an insightful, behind-the-scenes glimpse into nearly a century of entertainment history. The book is written by Basten, who has spent the last three decades of his career following the intriguing accomplishments of Technicolor and its founder, Dr. Herbert Kalmus.In 1915, Kalmus invented the first commercially-viable color motion picture film camera and p...

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Welcomes Hollywood Stars

Largest Children’s Film Festival Launches 22nd Kidsfest!Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Welcomes Hollywood Stars and 100 International Filmmakers The CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Thursday, October 27-Sunday, November 6) launches into its 22nd year complete with celebrity guest appearances and a rich palette of the best children’s films from around the world. The largest and longest running festival of children’s films in the U.S., the 2005 Festival b...

Miami G&L opens with The Dying Gaul

Miami Gay & Lesbian Festival will open with Craig Lucas' feature film debut, entitled THE DYING GAUL.the festival runs April 18th to 21stThe Dying Gaul is a 3rd century B.C. sculpture (pictured above) that sits in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. It reveals the Greeks' ancient admiration for the Gauls, who fought naked and without armor. "The Dying Gaul" is also the title of a screenplay that Hollywood writer Robert Sandrich (played by Peter Sarsgaard) has written about 2 gay men, one of whom is...

Miami G&L Fest will close with Adam & Steve

The 7th annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival OUR CLOSING NIGHT GALA EXTRAVAGANZA?Sunday, May 1st 7:00pmByron-Carlyle Theater, Miami BeachCRAIG CHESTERPARKER POSEYMALCOM GETSCHRIS KATTANSALLY KIRKLANDJULIE HAGGERTYMELINDA DILLONinADAM & STEVE: a film by CRAIG CHESTERWorking in the comic-confessional memoir vein made popular by David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, out Hollywood actor Craig Chester (Swoon, Grief, Frisk) sublimely navigated a mid-career gear-shift 2 years ago when he published ...

1st South African film selected in Berlin competition wins gold

Mark Dornford-May's feature debut "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" has been awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.The first South African film to be selected for the competition in 25 years, "U-Carmen" is a unique interpretation of Bizet's opera set in the township of Khayelitsha and performed in Xhosa (the "click" language). Director Dornford-May was joined on the red carpet by Khayelitsha-born Pauline Malefane who appears in the title role and co-wrote th...

Beverly Hills Fest: Indie fame

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – If you were one of the lucky filmmakers attending the 2003 Beverly Hills Film Festival Awards Night Dinner at the infamous Beverly Hills Hotel this past May, consider yourself a part of Indie filmmaking history. The star studded event made up of Hollywood’s A-list actors, producers, directors, distributors and rising new filmmakers took center stage once again as the most prestigious film festival in the world. “The Beverly Hills Film Festival awards night ceremony is a...


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