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Teatro Amazonas all set for the opening of the Amazonas Film Festival 9th edition

                            The Amazonas Theatre was built during the Belle Époque at a time when fortunes were made in the rubber boom. Construction of the Amazon Theatre was first proposed in 1881 by a member of the local House of Representatives, Antonio Jose Fernandes Júnior, who envisioned a "jewel" in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. In 1882, the State legislature approved so...

Amazonas Film Festival in Manaus a few FAQ ahead of our dailies

We will be reporting from Manaus, visiting Amazonas Film festival Those of you who are curious about it should read this. http://www.amazonasfilmfestival.com.br/ Manaus, Brasil. City or jungle? Please keep in mind that although planted in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus is actually the second largest metropolitan area in Northern Brazil with more than 2 million inhabitants. Is Manaus on the Amazon River? Manaus is situated on the Rio Negro (means "Black River")...

Amazonas Film Festival in Manaus a few FAQ ahead of our dailies

We will be reporting from Manaus, visiting Amazonas Film festival Those of you who are curious about it should read this.  http://www.amazonasfilmfestival.com.br/  Manaus, Brasil.  City or jungle?   Please keep in mind that although planted in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Manaus is actually the second largest metropolitan area in Northern Brazil with more than 2 million inhabitants.   Is Manaus on the Amazon River?  Manaus is situated on the...

Vietnam-War era Supernatural Cambodian Feature Film in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Local Casting Session Updates & Pix

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Camerado SE Asia, producer of the supernatural US-Vietnam wartime drama taking place in 1970 Cambodia during Nixon's 'Cambodia Incursion', FREEDOM DEAL, is happy to announce that our first local (Cambodian) casting session, held April 28, 2012, has been successfully concluded! Potential actor for the role of the Viet Cong guerilla, 'TRINH', attending the April 28, 2012 open call for FREEDOM DEAL.  FREEDOM DEAL writer-director ...

Financial institution robberies influenced by Hollywood film

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Last Sunday afternoon 2 geared up thieves dressed as nuns skipped a teller countertop and ran away with an undisclosed quantity of cash. The thievery was very similar to one portrayed last year in the critically commended Ben Affleck film, " The Town." Thieves escape without shooting The TCF bank in Palos Heights, Ill., was the most recent "The Town" robbery. The two robbers were male and female. They wore rubber masks and nuns' habits while there. They were b...

'Rubber', Cannes 2010, a review

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A past Cannes tribute to RUBBER (2010)... A Cannes 2010 feature...  REVIEW of RUBBER (2010) by Quentin Dupieux. ‘Meet Robert. Little Tire. Big Dreams.’How many times can you say to yourself ‘WTF?’ during a film? Well, I dare you to watch this Magical Realism, Western, Slasher, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Art-house, Experimental, Fantasy and just plain Weird genre jumble fiction perspective feature that keeps you wondering long after you’ve seen it what exactly it is that yo...

RUBBER REVIEW!

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REVIEW of RUBBER (2010) by Quentin Dupieux. ‘Meet Robert. Little Tire. Big Dreams.’ How many times can you say to yourself ‘WTF?’ during a film? Well, I dare you to watch this Magical Realism, Western, Slasher, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Art-house, Experimental, Fantasy and just plain Weird genre jumble fiction perspective feature that keeps you wondering long after you’ve seen it what exactly it is that you have seen. I still am not quite sure. I think it was a fi...

RUBBER REVIEW!

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 REVIEW of RUBBER (2010) by Quentin Dupieux. ‘Meet Robert. Little Tire. Big Dreams.’ How many times can you say to yourself ‘WTF?’ during a film? Well, I dare you to watch this Magical Realism, Western, Slasher, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Art-house, Experimental, Fantasy and just plain Weird genre jumble fiction perspective feature that keeps you wondering long after you’ve seen it what exactly it is that you have seen. I still am not quite sure. I think it was a film but ...

LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK

Director: Stephane Goldsand.
Faced with his wife's desire to become a mother, a filmmaker goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the sources of his own hesitation. What emerges is an intimate story, peppered with humor and poignancy, where memories and present moments converge in an effort to redefine a couple's future. LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK is a first-person short documentary that combines various storytelling styles, including vérité, interviews, narration, animations and family archival material.

NOTE TO SELF:

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Note To Self:by Kimberly Deisler  The one thing I really love about the LA ComedyShorts Film Festival, well, there are many things, but in particular are thepanels.  While I may have mentionedthis before it bears repeating because the panelists are the most honest,irreverent and hilarious.  Youlearn a lot, you get it straight and you know exactly where you stand … in along line of other people trying to get jobs in the industry.   The hunger of interest in the audience is palatableunlike...

Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles wrapped

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The 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles came to its end after ten days of continuous screenings on Sunday. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Wende Musem of Cold War, the United Hungarian House and the South-Eastern-European Film Festival of Los Angeles.. „Civil Report - A Report by the Civil Law Committee on the Abuse of Human Rights", a film by János Gulyás won the „Ember Judit A...

Hungarian Documentary and Shorts Fest in LA wrapped

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The 2nd Hungarian Documentary and Short Film Festival in Los Angeles came to its end after ten days of continuous screenings on Sunday. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Hungary, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Wende Musem of Cold War, the United Hungarian House and the South-Eastern-European Film Festival of Los Angeles.. „Civil Report – A Report by the Civil Law Committee on the Abuse of Human Rights”, a film by János Gulyás won the „Ember Judit Award” out o...

Christmas Comes Early To Tallinn FF

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  Christmas is coming a little early to Tallinn this year, as the Black Nights Film Festival kicked off its 2010 edition last evening with a contemporary Christmas tale. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is the feature debut of Jalmari Helander, a Finnish director who has enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning director of television commercials. He has also made a series of award-winning short films in the run-up to doing his first feature, including the well received “Icema...

Alien Vengeance in the Underground

I spoke with director Jason Liquori about his underground film Alien Vengeace (2010). Really, this is a whole movement in cinema happening in the underground that so much of the international cinema world has no idea about. So, I wanted to share this with everyone.   ME: Hey, Jason. Can you speak to us about your latest film Alien Vengeance?   JASON: The "Alien Vengeance" mo

Where And What Is Zlin?

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  With less than 2 weeks to go until the 50th anniversary celebrations begin for the ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL, the first major film  event following CANNES, the question I am hearing from associates is: where and what is Zlin? Well, let me answer that with some relevant information on a city both historic and modern. Zlin is a city situated in the southeastern Moravian district of what is now the Czech Republic. The city is a natural metropolis, a city of statues, a university seat and ...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservatio...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker, film editor for Shutter Island

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed". She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: We almost lost "The Red Shoes" twice during WWII. Em...

Thelma Schoonmaker: Film editor of "Shutter Island" talks about "The Red Shoes"

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: ...

Children of the amazon intrigues Jules Vernes Fest viewers from Paris

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Brazilian doc CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON intrigues Viewers at Jules Vernes Adventure Film Festival in PARISChildren of the Amazon follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the Indigenous Surui and Negarote children she photographed fifteen years ago. Part road movie, part time travel, her jour- ney tells the story of what happened to life in the largest forest on Earth when a road was built straight through its heart. For countless...

Denise Zmekhol, Brazilian Amazon Documentarist

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[ Director’s Statement ] I traveled to the Brazilian Amazon on several occasions between 1987-1990 to assist on television documentaries. During my journeys, I had the opportunity to visit many Indig- enous communities, always with my camera by my side. What caught my eye were the children. Born to parents who had relied on the rainforest for their survival, these children were growing up surrounded by new ways—ways that were destroying the forest. I was also drawn to the child...

Brazilian doc CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON intrigues Viewers at Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival in PARIS

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          Denise Zmekhol writes from Paris on AWARDS NIGHT of the Jules Verne Adventure  Festival April 27th, 2009 :        Children of the Amazon got two awards last night!!!      Jules Verne Award for Best Picture      Jules Verne Youth Choice Award         Children of the Amazon follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the Indigenou...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival highlights

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A rare glimpse into the hidden secrets of Toledo, Spain. A heartbreaking drama about a Tunisian Jewish family in Paris. A poignant portrait of Iraq’s Jewish society. An introduction to a small Jewish community in Mumbai that believe s itself descended from one of the lost tribes of Israel. The story of an Ethiopian Jewish boy who dreams of being the Spike Lee of Israel. These are but a few of the fifteen films from fourteen countries being screened at this year’s gala 13th Annual New York Se...

Submit your shorts to the English Riviera Comedy Festival

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We want your comedy shorts – and no, we’re not talking about the embarrassing pair of cartoon boxer shorts your mum bought you for Christmas. We are calling for submissions for the inaugural Eat My Shorts comedy film competition, which is being held as part of the International Comedy Film Festival (25th - 28th September 2008) .  The rules couldn’t be any more straightforward. The films need to be short…and they need to be comedies. Easy peasy. How short, you ask? Well preferably up...

Boston International fest screens Kevin Nealon Flick

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REMARKABLE POWER! is the latest feature film from filmmaking duo, writer/producer Scott Sampila and writer/director Brandon Beckner whirling the audience through the trials and tribulations of a late night talk show host, Jack West, played by Kevin Nealon. His show is successful. His wife has an affair. He takes revenge on his wife. He concocts an elaborate scheme to win back his show. REMARKABLE POWER! refers to a self-help video to improve one’s wealth. The comedic thriller also stars Tom Ar...

Art At The Tribeca Film Festival

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Saturday, April 26-------Each year at the Tribeca Film Festival, a group of acclaimed New York-based artists contributes original artwork that is exhibited during the Festival before serving as filmmaker awards for 13 winning directors. This year's art pieces are on display at The New School Kellen Gallery at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.2008 Tribeca Film Festival Artists John AlexanderJohn Alexander will contribute The Screamer, a 2008 oil-on-canvas depicting a crow and its mirror image...

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