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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Lena Dunham

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This week we’re spotlighting Lena Dunham, a New York filmmaker who has made her debut into mainstream cinema with her indie comedy “Tiny Furniture”. (Image of Lena Dunham in the TV series “Girls”) Lena Dunham seems to be the girl that everyone is talking about at the minute. She has recently released the critically acclaimed series “Girls”, which has hit the roof in popularity and gained fans worldwide.  The show is about a group of twenty-something year old girls wh...

Can a Film be French and American Indie????

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  There is indeed much to celebrate in France with the multiple Oscar wins by THE ARTIST, which has made film history as the first silent film to win Best Picture in 80 years and the first wins by a French director and actor in their respective categories. The five Oscar wins by THE ARTIST (matched only by Martin Scorsese's exquisite period film HUGO, which dominated the technical prizes), its sweep of the Cesar Awards and all the other awards that the film has won during this seemingly...

2012 New Orleans Film Festival Call for Entries

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES - 20120 New Orleans Film Festival Full Details on Withoutabox CATEGORIES Narrative Feature: Fiction films that are 40 minutes or longer. Narrative Short: Fiction films that are 39 minutes or less. Animation: Projects 39 minutes or less, animated by any means. Experimental: Projects that are 30 minutes or less and explore new and creative uses of film and video, whether in technique, form, or both. Documentary Feature: Non-fiction films that are 40 minutes or l...

American celebrities in Krakow - ROSE McGOWAN, RICHARD JENKINS, AMERICA FERRERA!

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ROSE McGOWAN (president of the Jury of the Polish Dramatic Competition), RICHARD JENKINS (special guest) and AMERICA FERRERA (actress and producer of the film “The Dry Land” in the Sundance section). Rose McGowan is in possession of a very unique and characteristic looks recognisable in the cinema world. She is best known for her roles in TV series “Charmed” and “Nip/Tuck”, for her relationship with an eccentric musician Marilyn Manson and for her double role in Robert Rodriguez' a...

LANDLORDS SUCK!

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While this isn't as much a blog entry of cinematic interest, it will explain my being remiss for the past few weeks.  When it rains, it TORNADOS! In the past month, a culmination of insanity came to a head and we were forced to move from a place we’ve lived in for four years.  (meaning, lots of crap to relocate.) When I say ‘forced,’ I don’t mean by guns or big men with tree trunks for limbs, I mean our landlord made it abundantly clear in the language of finance, we were no...

An Interview with Award Winning Actress Celia Weston

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By Maria Esteves – March 12, 2011 Actress in film, television, and theatre Celia Weston (CW) is known as the Southern type character. CW began performing on stage at the age of four in South Carolina. She has performed in numerous on and off Broadway productions including Loose Ends (1979), The Lady from Dubuque (1980), Garden District (1995), and True West (2000). She appeared as cast member of the CBS television sitcom “Alice.” She has starred in countless feature films such as Honky ...

NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500! let us toast to that! Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 9...

Cunning Linguistics by Kimberly Deisler

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      If you’re reading this, chances are you know what to expect; smart-ass remarks, a turn of a phrase and a decent amount of cleverly placed sarcasm and profanity, which is why I so enjoy the Independent Spirit Awards.  Spirited aptly describes the entire day from weather to wardrobe, from nominees to winners, from one open bar to the next with Jameson shots and Stella Artois chasers, some sponsor favorites among many a guest.  But the flowing alcohol certainly wasn’t needed to loo...

2011 FILM INDEPEDENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS WINNERS

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 by Marla LewinFilm Independent which sponsors the Independent Spirit Awards which honor the independent filmmaker gave its awards today.Best Feature                                                   Fox SearchlightBlack Swan                                                      Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver Best Director             ...

Oscars Schmaoscars by Kimberly Deisler

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When it rains it pours and that’s exactly what it’s doing right now, literally and figuratively.  While I have no business complaining about weather because the rest of the country is neck deep in a winter from hell, I’m none too happy with the impending forecast for next Saturday’s outdoor event, especially as a press person.  Standing the line is less than fun on the best days, let alone in the rain. That being said, if I have to, there is no other event I’d rather be doing it for...

ARONOFSKY AND LIBATIQUE AT PLUS CAMERIMAGE. "BLACK SWAN" TO OPEN THE FESTIVAL

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The Plus Camerimage Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Plus Camerimage Cinematographer - Director Duo Award will be awarded to cinematographer Matthew Libatique and director Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky's latest feature Black Swan, which premiered at Venice Film Festival this year, marks the fourth feature film on which the pair has collaborated. Past films include π, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain. Black Swan will open the Plus Camerimage Festival 2010, and both filmma...

NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010 La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de promouvoir les futurs professionnels de l’image et célébrer une génération née avec La Géode. Ce ...

NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 456: March 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de ...

Thank you speeches from the Independent Spirit Awards winners

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      Thank U Cam Best Female Lead Gabourey Thank U Cam Best Director Lee Daniels Thank U Cam Jeff Bridges Best Male Lead Crazy Heart Thank U Cam Best Supporting Male Woody Harrelson ...

Independent Spirit Awards went Precious, Precious, Precious, Precious and Precious...What else? : pictures now

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Picture gallery from the Independent Spirit Awards Precious swept the 25th anniversary of the Film Independent Spirit Awards taking home the Best Feature, Best Director, Best First Screenplay, Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female awards. Precious won in every category for which it was nominated taking 5 awards. ...

The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party

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By Maria Esteves - March 3, 2010 The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party has over thirty two celebrations sponsored by various organizations (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Women in Film, The German Consulate, et al.) and brands (BMW, Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Moet Chandon, et al.). Invited filmmakers, actors and celebrity guests from around the world will attend an average of six events each night.  The 82nd Academy Awards presented by A.M.P.A.S. for outstanding film achieve...

Party Line up of the Annual 2010 Oscar Week

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The Annual 2010 Oscar Week Party has over thirty two celebrations sponsored by various organizations (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Women in Film, The German Consulate, et al.) and brands (BMW, Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Moet Chandon, et al.). Invited filmmakers, actors and celebrity guests from around the world will attend an average of six events each night. The 82nd Academy Awards presented by A.M.P.A.S. for outstanding film achievements of 2009 co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and...

Gotham Award Winners

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The awards season is officially on with the presentation last evening of the GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS in New York City. The Awards are sponsored by  the Independent Feature Project/IFP, a filmmaker organization that is at the forefront of the American independent film movement. The Iraq war drama THE HURT LOCKER has solidified its chances at Oscar gold by winning two awards, was named Best Feature and captured the prize for Best Ensemble Cast (shared by Jeremy Renner, Antho...

Gotham Award Winners

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The awards season is officially on with the presentation last evening of the GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS in New York City. The Awards are sponsored by the Independent Feature Project/IFP, a filmmaker organization that is at the forefront of the American independent film movement. The Iraq war drama THE HURT LOCKER has solidified its chances at Oscar gold by winning two awards, was named Best Feature and captured the prize for Best Ensemble Cast (shared by Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian...

Laura Dern to Chair Spirit Awards Event Committee

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that the 2010 Spirit Awards will be held on Friday evening March 5 at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. The event will be held in a tent on the complexís panoramic event deck beginning at 8:00 p.m. Over the past 25 years, the event has been held at various locations in Los Angeles, including 385 North Restaurant, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Beverly Hills Hotel, R...

Interview with Chip Hourihan - Producer of "Frozen River"

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Interview with Chip Hourihan/Producer (along with Heather Rae) of "Frozen River by Sharon AbellaBio:Chip Hourihan is the producer (along with Heather Rae) of "Frozen River", winner of The Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, 2008 Gotham Independent Film Award (Best Feature), FIPRESCI Prize, and Best Feature Awards at the Hamburg, San Sebastián, Provincetown , and Stockholm Film Festivals. "Frozen River" was released theatrically in 2008 by Sony Pictures Classics and in 2009 by R...

Going to make a film with a heart in the middle

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Going to make a film with a heart in the middle   By Anna Pook   With the European Independent Film Festival on the horizon, my thoughts turn to 2008’s indie big-hitters and what it takes to win those coveted festival prizes. What connects this year’s winners such as James Marsh’s documentary Man on Wire, which charts Philippe Petit’s death-defying tightrope walk between the twin towers in 1974 (Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at...

Festroia kicks off with starting out in the eveneing

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One of the most celebrated American Independent films of the past year has opened the American Independents Competition at Festroia: Troia International Film Festival last evening. STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING, a character drama set in the literary world of New York City, features an award-winning performance by veteran stage and screen actor Frank Langella, who won the Best Actor prize from the Boston Film Critics last year. Langella's performance was critically hailed by major critics groups an...

STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING Opens American Independents Competition At Festroia

Sunday, June 8------One of the most celebrated American Independent films of the past year has opened the American Independents Competition at Festroia: Troia International Film Festival last evening. STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING, a character drama set in the literary world of New York City, features an award-winning performance by veteran stage and screen actor Frank Langella, who won the Best Actor prize from the Boston Film Critics last year. Langella's performance was critically hailed by maj...

Grant to honor the life and work of "Occupation: Dreamland" filmmaker

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Two emerging filmmakers have been selected to receive the Garret Scott Documentary Development Grant. Created by family, friends and colleagues this year following the death of the young, innovative filmmaker Garrett Scott, the grant recognizes first-time filmmakers for their work in progress. Only thirty-seven at the time of his death in 2005, Garrett Scott made a distinctive mark in documentary films during his short career. His work examined how the forces of state power and economics impac...
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