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John Ford Film Symposium in Dublin, June 7 - 10

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Both Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles called him their favorite director. On set, John Wayne called him “Coach”. Jimmy Stewart referred to him simply as “Boss”. In a career that spanned over 60 years, few directors have rivaled John Ford in terms of creative output, popular success, critical acclaim or overall influence on the craft of cinema. And from June 7th to 10th, Ford fans and scholars will converge on Dublin for the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, organized by the Iris...

57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By Maria Esteves – May 23, 2012 The 57th Annual 2012 Village Voice OBIE Awards (OBIES 2012) honoring theatrical excellence and achievements in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway commenced Monday, May 21, 8:00 pm the legendary Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. The ceremony also featured three outstanding performances by Joshua Henry and Sumayya Ali from ten-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, David Patrick Kelly from eleven-t...

Arnon Milchan to receive the Best Producer Award in Locarno

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Arnon Milchan                                 At the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico (Best Producer Award) will be presented to Arnon Milchan, one of the most prolific and successful American independent film producer of the past 25 years, with over 100 feature films to his cre...

Interview with actor and producer of short film "The Percipient," Joseph Baird

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  Joseph Baird, 28, acted in and produced "The Percipient," a short film competing in the Cannes Court Metrage at the Cannes Film Festival. "The Percipient"is 29 minutes long and centers on a boy named Jack who recently lost his father  in Afghanistan. When Jack receives a teddy bear as a gift from his mother, strange things start happening around the  house. Jack swears he's not the culprit, but he always gets blamed. When Jack tells his mother about his friend who...

Jared Gilman from Moonrise Kingdom on Rue d'Antibes in Cannes

While leaving the Palais des Festivals this evening with my friend Clay Thomas, we ran into Jared Gilman, 13, the young up-and-coming actor of "Moonrise Kingdom". He expressed his love of acting and his gratitude to Wes Anderson for his acting advice. Anderson advised Gilman and his co-star Kara Hayward to write letters like they do in the movie. When asked what his favorite films are, Gilman expressed th

AMARAS A TU ENEMIGO - LOVE YOUR ENEMY-THE NEWS FILMS ALEX QUIROGA

THE NEWS FILMS ALEX QUIROGA,LOVE YOUR ENEMY  Identify the disappeared in Argentina Spanish first This is the Catalan Coley Manuel Robles. He had disappeared in 1976. His remains were still buried in Buenos Aires. Telam Agency The Forensic Anthropology Team Argentina identified the remains of a Spanish disappeared during the military dictatorship (1976-1983), as is the first time it gets to know the whe

LAJewish Film Festival -- Curtis to Curtiz and Roth on Roth

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with a footnote on Woody Allen by Alex Deleon for <www.filmfestivals.con>   This year's ninth edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film festival with the cooperation of the widely read Jewish Journal Weekly was better organized than in previous years and had an unusually strong selection of films.  Films are, of course, chosen on the basis of having some connection with Jewishness, director, subject matter, or whatever, and are aimed at a primarily Jewish audience, which can be pretty...

Scalene a CFF Winner!

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Zack Parker and ‘Scalene’ continue to ride CFF success Two decades spent working in and around movies is beginning to pay dividends for filmmaker Zack Parker, and he credits the recognition he received at the 2011 Cincinnati Film Festival for helping to push his film Scalene to greater heights. Parker was named Best Director and Scalene Best Narrative Feature at the Cincinnati Film Festival in September, and coupled with his Grand Jury Prize at Dances With Films in Los Angeles earlier...

Tanna Frederick to be honored with 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

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Tanna Frederick, Iowa native, Project Cornlight Founder and Hollywood actor, to be honored with 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Critically acclaimed actress Tanna Frederick, who is a Mason City native and the Founder of Project Cornlight (www.ProjectCornlight.org), adds another accolade to her resume this weekend as she is honored at the inaugural Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (www.JulienFilmFest.com). Frederick will receive the 2012 C...

27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Reflects Greece's Struggles

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Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered by its burgeoning cinema," stated Ersi Danou, Co-Founder/Artistic Director...

SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants winners

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The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation today announced the six winning projects in the seventh round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants. The grants are awarded twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature films with social justice themes that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community. Between 2009 and 2013 the SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants will award nearly $2.5 million, including more than $1.3 million awarded in the fir...

Tracey Moffatt A 12-Film Retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art May 4-13, 2012

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The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street | www.moma.org Tracey Moffatt is highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video; her work draws on history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Tracey Moffatt first gained significant critical acclaim for her film work when the short film NIGHT CRIES was selected for official competion a...

LIMA-BORN COMEDIENNE PHYLLIS DILLER TO RECEIVE 1ST EVER NWIOFF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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THE NORTHWEST OHIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO PRESENT PHYLLIS DILLER ITS 1ST EVER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. From 1955, Diller, a native of Lima, Ohio has been in the public consciousness since being a guest contestant on Groucho Marx’s You Bet Your Life and played a key role in the advancement of female comedians. She has since expanded her repertoire to include music, painting and writing, expressing a dedication to the importance of art in her life. Her t...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE’S STRUGGLES

2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Line-Up

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This year's Festival will screen a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with signature programs such as the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, Music Events and more. Check back May 15 for the complete Festival schedule! OPENING NIGHT:   To Rome With Love- (DIRECTOR/WRITER Woody Allen PRODUCERS Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum CAST Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz,...

116,000 movie-goers at Tribeca

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced that more than 380,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events - including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day, as well as the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and the Tribeca Film Institute Interactive D...

Tribeca Film Festival audience Awards to ANY DAY NOW and BURN

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The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced the winners of the two Audience Awards tonight at the wrap party in New York City. This year for the first time two awards—one for narrative and one for documentary—were given to the audience choices for the best films. Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and BURN, directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, was chosen for the Doc...

Cannes Classics 2012 welcomes cannes legends

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                                                      Agnès Varda, Universal Pictures, Robert De Niro, John Boorman, Andrei Konchalovsky, Roman Polanski, the World Cinema Foundation, Jerry Lewis, Lawrence of Arabia, Claude Miller, Nastassja Kinski, Alfred Hitchcock, Keisuke Kinoshita, The Dance Cinematheque, Roberto...

Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Diegues to chair the Jury for the Caméra d’or

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  After Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Roschdy Zem and Abbas Kiarostami, the demanding task of selecting the best new filmmaker this year falls to Carlos Diegues.   The Caméra d’or, launched in 1978, is awarded to the best first film presented in the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard), La Semaine de la Critique or Directors' Fortnight – a total of 22 films in 2012.  He will be accompanied in...

11th Tribeca Film Festival New York Premiere of 2 Days in New York Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – April 27, 2012 The 11th Tribeca Film Festival 2012 (TFF 2012) New York Premiere of 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK, directed by Julie Delpy commenced Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:30 PM at BMCC. Red carpet arrivals included actor Chris Rock, director Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau, industry professionals, and celebrity quests.         TFF 2012 New York Premiere of 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK red carpet arrivals: actor Chris Rock, 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK. ...

LA Greek Fest reveals a socially concerned line up

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  2012 LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REFLECTS GREECE'S STRUGGLES Twenty-two feature and short narrative and documentary films, a screenwriting master class, and a tribute to the late director Theo Angelopoulos-as well as gala opening and closing nights and the annual Orpheus Awards ceremony-aimed at "Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder" May 31 - June 3rd, 2012 "There is no more timely reflection of Greece's struggles than the one offered...

Line up for the 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

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The 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) http://www.lajfilmfest.org/ presented by The Jewish Journal,  kicks off their excellent line-up of 26 films with an opening night star studded red carpet celebration and premiere of the authorized Documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom. http://www.7thart.com/films/Tony-Curtis-Driven-to-Stardom . As a boy in the streets of the Bronx, to the silver screen, Bernie Schwartz reinvented himself as a Hollywood pop idol becoming Tony Curtis....

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps 45th Season ~ Lots of Kicks with Indie Flicks!

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              WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 45th annual independent film showcase with a 17% increase in box-office!  With two engaging luminaries receiving the WorldFest Remi Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Louis Gossett, Jr. on opening weekend and the inimitable Sally Kirkland on closing, WorldFest bookended this year’s ...

THINK OF ME

Director: Bryan Wizemann.
Las Vegas. Present day. A downward spiraling economy. Think of Me is the heartbreaking story of Angela Jerome (Lauren Ambrose, SIX FEET UNDER), a young single mother doing her level best not to fall apart. Her daughter Sunny (newcomer Audrey Scott) is one of the few joys in her life, but raising a child alone is a struggle on even the best of days. When the worst week of Angela's life builds to a breaking point, she is faced with an impossible choice: keep trying to make things work, or let it all go for the promise of something better. Co-starring Dylan Baker (HAPPINESS) as Max, a nihilistic reflection of Las Vegas itself, and his sister, Louise (Penelope Ann Miller, THE ARTIST), whose self-interested offer of 'help' becomes the hardest decision Angela will ever have to make.

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