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Ratatouille Food, Glorious digital food

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To bring to life Remy’s culinary world in an accurate and exciting way, they immersed themselves in the world of fine cooking. “This story is about much more than cooking, but I felt that by creating a real kitchen atmosphere and real-looking food, you could give the fantasy a believability that you otherwise wouldn’t have,” says director Brad Bird. And sure enough, we can almost taste the ... Ratatouille.The process started in Paris, where the filmmakers’ “research” consisted of e...

18 films compete for the Horizontes Award at San Sebastian

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Eighteen films from different Latin American countries will compete in the Horizontes Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, to take place from 20-29th September. This showcase of movies made throughout the year in Latin America consists of films not released in Spain, some of which have won awards at international festivals, such as El asaltante, Baixio Das Bestas, A casa de Alice, Párpados azules and La sangre iluminada. Eleven of these titles come from Films in Progress.Films include...

LOCARNO 2005 -- FULL WELLES RETROSPECTIVE

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LOCARNO 2005 -- THE FULL REPORT 58th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES MOST COMPLETE ORSON WELLES RETRO EVER -- by Alex Deleon  --  (for <www.filmfestivals.com>) The 58th installment of the Locarno film festival at the Tippety-top of glorious Lago Maggiore in the Italian Speaking part of Switzerland (Ticino) got underway on Wednesday, August 3rd and will go on until August 13. Some 300 films of all kinds will be projected at numerous venues all over town, but the main event is the slate of...

Hawai Fest: a first glimpse on the fall line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

London’s cinema under the stars: Film4 Summer Screen

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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House2 – 11 August 2007Thu 2 August Knocked Up 15 People’s Premiere Fri 3 August The Descent 18 / The Thing 18 Double BillSat 4 August The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 18Sun 5 August Rushmore 15Mon 6 August Rear Window PGTue 7 August E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial UWed 8 August Walk the Line 12AThu 9 August Chak de India cert tbc India Now PremiereFri 10 August Hot Fuzz 15 / Point Break 15 Double BillSat 11 August 2001: A Space Odyssey UFilm4 Summer Screen returns f...

Hawaii International Film Festival line up

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The 27th Annual Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), the premier international film event in the Pacific, is set for October 18 – 28 on Oahu. More than 150 feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, representing countries from around the world will be showcased.HIFF is the centerpiece event in Hawaii where thousands of people from around the world, top celebrities from Asia and the United States, award-winning filmmakers and directors, and the US and foreign press...

The following review/essay was posted by Movie Geeks Jerry in prelude to the 2hour De Palma Tribtue Show

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"Have you ever heard the expression "Let sleeping dogs lie"? Sometimes you're better off not knowing." -- Jake Gittes from Chinatown "It is the old wound, my King.  It has never healed." -- Lancelot from Excalibur "Hollywood will fuck you when no-one else will." -- Russ Millard from The Black Dahlia I saw the Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia about eleven months ago. I finally watched it again last night. It takes a second viewing and a daily t...

Rural Route fest ready to celebrate 5th anniversary in NY

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New Yorkers in dire need of a break from the fast-pace and hectic streets of the city can seek refuge with the annual Rural Route Film Festival, July 20-22, hosted by the renowned Anthology Film Archives. Celebrating its fifth year, the festival includes premieres, fresh food, free beer, and live music centering on all things rural. This year's festival boasts films from 23 states and 15 countries and brings small-town prices with $8.00 tickets for all film programs; and many of the screenings i...

Screening of SUNSHINE and Closing Night Gala

Wow...what an amazing festival. I'm a little bummed it's over but then my overflowing laundry basket reminds me that it's time to resume normal life. :-) I had a great time and I just can't stop talking about the LA Film Festival staff and volunteers. They are the greatest group of people ever. It would be an honor for me to screen my film at this festival. As a matter of fact, that's all I could think about the entire week! And every filmmaker I met told me that this ...

Film Independent's Diversity Expo in LA

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Last night I attended Film Independent's Diversity Expo at the Hammer Museum. It was a well-attended event! It was great to walk around and look at all the different companies representing the diverse landscape that is independent film. There was a crew there from Stickam.com streaming the event live on their site! They grabbed me for a quick interview and I kept my camera going during the entire interview! (You can check out the video on my website.) I took some video but was having technic...

Film Independent's Diversity Expo in LA

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Last night I attended Film Independent's Diversity Expo at the Hammer Museum. It was a well-attended event! It was great to walk around and look at all the different companies representing the diverse landscape that is independent film. There was a crew there from Stickam.com streaming the event live on their site! They grabbed me for a quick interview and I kept my camera going during the entire interview! (You can check out the video on my website.) I took some video but was having technic...

Film Independent's Diversity Expo - 6/22/07

Last night I attended Film Independent's Diversity Expo at the Hammer Museum. It was a well-attended event! It was great to walk around and look at all the different companies representing the diverse landscape that is independent film. There was a crew there from Stickam.com streaming the event live on their site!  They grabbed me for a quick interview and I kept my camera going during the entire interview!  (You can check out the video on my website.)   I took some video but was hav...

Lisa Murray at the LA Film Festival

LA FILM FESTIVAL OPENING FILM & GALA!!! If the first night is any indication of what is to come over the next 10 days, I am VERY excited! I had a blast! The screening was the premiere of the film "Talk To Me" which stars Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji Henson, Vondie Curtis Hall, Cedric the Entertainer and Martin Sheen. (Directed by Kasi Lemmons.) It was so packed at the Mann Village Theatre t

Ten Films Compete For Sterling Award

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 Friday, June 15------The Main Competition section of SILVERDOCS consists of 10 documentary features, all competing for the coveted Sterling Award. The films represent some of the most innovative, provocative and compelling non-fiction films of the year. Jurors determining the prizes include: Liesl Copland, head of acquisitions of Red Envelope Entertainment, the newly created original content division of Netflix; Matt Dentler, the Producer of the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festiva...

Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

Feature documentaries shine at Seattle Fest

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The 33rd edition of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) initiated its marathon 24 day run on Friday, May 25, with 18 films bursting out of the starting gates at six festival venues strategically located around the city from the landmark Space Needle to the University District (and a seventh across the lake in satellite city Bellevue). The opening event I chose to attend was "An Evening with Lisa Gerrard", hypnotic Australian song-bird/composer, introducing the screening of a mystico-...

A Spanish Film Weekend

 Sunday, June 3-------Audiences and visitors to the FESTROIA: Festival Internacional de Cinema have been treated to a Spanish film weekend. Not only did the Festival open on Friday evening with the documentary film INVISIBLES followed by the historical epic ALATRISTE, there have been celebrations of Spanish cinema all weekend long. On Saturday, the Argentine/Spanish co-production EL CAMINO DE SAN DIEGO (The Road To San Diego, 2006), by director Carlos Sorin, screened to great audience acclaim a...

Hartford does The Cinema Café June 1 & 2 and 8 & 9

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Once again this year, the Cinema Café will run on select nights. This is an opportunity to meet up with your friends a little early and grab a bite to eat before the show. The open air café is located, directly in front of the entrance to Cinestudio theater on the grounds of Trinity College. In the event of rain, the café will be moved into a location inside the theater building. The neighborhood restaurants participating this year are Park Road Deli and Alchemy Juice Bar Café. Park Road...

NY Film Festival 2006: Postmodern Menagerie

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This festival continues as an upscale, boutique film venture for cinephiles, with only 25 features and innovative sidebars--including a critical overview of foreign filmmakers, with respect to both new filmmaking approaches and new subjects. Other major fests love red carpets, pay respect to commercial consideration and defer to megalomaniac growth desires; they need to present as many new films as possible, to have a large contingent of buyers and distributors, and to secure a sizable prese...

"The Mourning Forest" by Naomi Kawase

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With Mogari No Mori (The Mourning Forest), the Japanese director Naomi Kawase is in Cannes once again, 10 year after her Camera d’Or for Moe No Suzaku, and four years after Shara was presented in Competition. In this new feature film, the young filmmaker focuses on an old man and his relationship with one of the home’s nursing staff. They are both heavily haunted by the loss of someone dear. Bereavement fuels The Mourning Forest: the word Mogari from the original title denotes the period of ...

DanceAfrica Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Monday, May 21---------The BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, will present a series of films from May 23 to 30 to coincide with the mainstage festivities for 30 Years of DanceAfrica. The series kicks off on May 23 and 24 with the critically acclaimed Bamako (2006) directed by Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako. Set in Mali , Sissako’s film employs Brechtian techniques to stage a trial against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in a small v...

The Hustle-and-Bustle of Cannes!

The city of Cannes is alive and bursting with energy as people from all over the world anticipate the excitement that is the Cannes International Film Festival!  People of all ages, nationalities, and professions are here to experience the grand 60th annual event that pulls in celebrities and film makers of the highest calibur.  When walking around the small Provencal town, one can feel the celebratory ambiance.  Summer is in full bloom here on the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera), and the to...

Remember When Movies Mattered? or, The Dumbing Down of America

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Remember a time when movies mattered? I don't mean to suggest that we've lost our interest in the cinema.  To be certain, the movie business is booming, heralding record amounts of eager viewers and cold hard cash.  "SpiderMan 3", the latest in the increasingly numbing web-slinging saga, beat down all competition on its opening weekend with a stellar $151 million gross; besting last summer's previous record holder "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"...

Tribeca Drive-In Outdoor Screenings

 Thursday, April 26-----While eyeballs may be rolling at the $18 price tag for tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival, the event is offering a number of free screenings for the community, beginning tonight with the popular Tribeca Drive-In Outdoor Screening Series. Three family-friendly films will screen at dusk for the next three nights at the World Financial Center Plaza.  Tonight, the Tribeca Film Festival and Lionsgate commemorate the 20th Anniversary of  DIRTY DANCING, the classic music...

Tribeca Drive-In Outdoor Screenings

 Thursday, April 26-----While eyeballs may be rolling at the $18 price tag for tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival, the event is offering a number of free screenings for the community, beginning tonight with the popular Tribeca Drive-In Outdoor Screening Series. Three family-friendly films will screen at dusk for the next three nights at the World Financial Center Plaza.  Tonight, the Tribeca Film Festival and Lionsgate commemorate the 20th Anniversary of  DIRTY DANCING, the classic music...

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