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French Embassy New York Party for Restored "Les Enfants du Paradis"/ Gary Lucas plays Coffin Joe at SXSW!!

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Gary Lucas Plays Coffin Joe SXSW posterWhat a great party last night at the French Embassy here in NYC for the restoration of Marcel Carne's seminal "Les Enfants du Paradis"! One of my favorite films, possibly the best film of all time--and a new restored print wll soon be available on DVD through Criterion and is about to commence a 3 week run at the Film Forum here.   As usual, the crowd at these parties was exceptionally glittery--hung out with my old friend Dr. Ann...

SECOND SHOW JUST ADDED at SXSW: GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE''S 'THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE"

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Just confirmed: Second show just added- GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE'S "THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE" at SXSW in Austin Texas March 17th - first show--Sat. March 17th at noon @ the Alamo Ritz Theater on E. 6th Street as part of the SXSW Film Festival - second show--I am also playing my live score with the film that evening at 10pm @ The Hideout Theatre on E. 7th Street as part of the SXSW Music Festival photo: US premiere of my live score accompanying "Es...

The award winners of the 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival

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“Picco” has been honored with the “German Independence Award – Best German Film”.The Audience Award went to “The Happy Poet” by Paul Gordon. “Salvation Insurance” by Jeremy Bradley and Reuben Sack has been honored as “Best Short Film”.The 17th Oldenburg International Film Festival drew to a close this evening with the award ceremony for the German Independence Awards. The number of visitors was 14,500, and because of smaller cinemas as well as a reduction in screenings – ...

Aspen Film announces the selections

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Aspen Film announces today the selections that will be screening at the 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color that will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Screenings will be held at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale, and tickets will...

Oldenburg Festivalhighlights 2010

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Like in previous years this year’s festival edition will feature its share of premieres, inspiring film talks, international stars and unforgettable moments.Pascal Bourdiaux’ “Le Mac” guarantees to evoke laughter from any audience. The French comedy is witty, has a classy cast and a subtlety that has made it an instant hit across the border. “Mr. Nice” is Bernard Rose’s British answer to “Blow”, portraying the life of legendary drug dealer Howard Marks. Marks himself will be at...

American Indie Winner At Munich Film Festival

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  The American indie film THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER has won the inauguaral American Indie Newcomer Prize at the Munich Film Festival for debut filmmaker David Robert Mitchell. The prize includes a 5000 Euro cash award endowed by the U.S. Consulate General. The Festival wrapped this past weekend. The coming-of-age story about a few teenagers who sneak out of the house one night premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March, where it received a special jury prize for Bes...

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners

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The winners of the 2008 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.Jury AwardsREEL SHORTS Special Jury Award - The Second Line, Director: John Magary Winner - (Tie) Warlord, Director: David Garrett & Small Apartment, Director: Andrew T. BetzerANIMATED SHORTS Special Jury Award - I hate you don't touch me or Bat and Hat, Director: Becky James Winner - Madame Tulti-Putli, Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek SzczerbowskiEXPERIMENTAL SHORTS Special Jury Award - Upwards March, Director: Kaveh Nabati...

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners

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SXSW has announced the winners of the 2008 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.Jury AwardsREEL SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "The Second Line," Director: John Magary.Winner - (Tie) "Warlord," Director: David Garrett & "Small Apartment,"Director: Andrew T. BetzerANIMATED SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "I hate you don't touch me or Bat and Hat," Director:Becky JamesWinner - "Madame Tulti-Putli," Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek SzczerbowskiEXPERIMENTA...

SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners

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SXSW has announced the winners of the 2008 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.Jury AwardsREEL SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "The Second Line," Director: John Magary.Winner - (Tie) "Warlord," Director: David Garrett & "Small Apartment,"Director: Andrew T. BetzerANIMATED SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "I hate you don't touch me or Bat and Hat," Director:Becky JamesWinner - "Madame Tulti-Putli," Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek SzczerbowskiEXPERIMENTAL SHORTSSpecial Jury Award - "Upwards March," Director: Ka...

Michael Eisner, Helen Hunt ...announced for Panels at South by Southwest

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce some additional titles and guest speakers confirmed for this year's event, March 7-15, in Austin, Texas.Among the big titles unveiled, is the highly-anticipated New Line Cinema release 'Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,' directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. The sequel to the popular comedy, 'Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle.' This time, the boys (Kal Penn and John Cho) get themselves in trouble...

SXSW has announced the winners

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SXSW is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 edition of the SXSW Film Festival.Jury Awards:-REEL Shorts :Special Jury Award - Clear Cut, Simple / Director: Vineet DewanWinner - Pop Foul / Director: Moon Molson- Animated Shorts :Special Jury Award - One Rat Short / Director: Alex WeilWinner - Tragic Story with a Happy Ending / Director: Regina Pessoa-Experimental Shorts :Special Jury Award - The Lonely Lights. The Color of Lemons. / Director:Benjamin M. PietyWinner - 27,000 Days / Dire...

Hot Docs line up

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Yesterday, Hot Docs announced its official programming line-up for the 2006 festival, coinciding with the opening of the CBC Newsworld Advance Box Office, where tickets and passes for Hot Docs screenings can be purchased from now until the end of the festival. Hot Docs will screen 99 films from 23 countries between April 28 - May 7, including 18 world premieres, 17 international premieres, 13 North American premieres, 30 Canadian premieres, and seven Toronto premieres. Hot Docs' Canadian Spectru...

Herbie Hancock, Beastie Boys Among Musicians at SXSW Film Festival

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Jazz legend Herbie Hancock and hip-hop icons the Beastie Boys are among the musicians attending the 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival for documentaries screening during the event (March 10-18) in Austin, TX.Hancock will be at SXSW on Friday, March 17, for the world premiere of Doug Biro and Jon Fine’s documentary, Possibilities, which follows the recording of Hancock’s album of the same name. The Beastie Boys will be in attendance for a Wednesday, March 15 regional premiere of the...

South by South West highligts

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Now in its 12th year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and Conference is an annual celebration of film - a weeklong opportunity to view, discuss, and explore all aspects of film creation and production, from screenwriting through distribution. For nine days in March, the SXSW Film Festival screens the best in new independent film from around the world. SXSW has gained accolades for the quality of our programming, which focuses on both emerging talent and cinematic greats. With over 18...

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