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Helsinki Documentary honors to Nick Broomfield and Richard Leacock

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Two renowned British documentary film makers Nick Broomfield and Richard Leacock will be attending DocPoint 2009 Festival as honoured quests. The 8th DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is taking place on the 20th – 25th of January 2009.The 2009 programme includes a retrospective of Nick Broomfield’s work.Broomfield’s early work followed in the footsteps of cinéma vérité, influenced by Frederick Wiseman and Richard Leacock. Later Broomfield’s style became more distinctive....

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actress

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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne G...

Miami FF Focuses On Social Issues

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Tuesday, February 27-----While current social, economic and political issues are prominently featured throughout the Miami International Film Festival program (which is truly international in its scope and concerns), several special programs have been dedicated to the issues of immigration and its sometimes related cousin, homelessness.Among the most anticipated is what the Miami dubs its Big Picture program, which for the past several years have highlighted films that tackle world issues and th...

Double Broomfield: Two Films Of A Documentary Master

Monday, November 27----Nick Broomfield has won or been nominated for every award in the book in his varied career. He won a BAFTA Award for SOLDIER GIRLS (1981). His unforgettable portrait of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the celebrated AILEEN WUORNOS: THE SELLING OF A SERIAL KILLER (1992) and its follow up AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER (2002) were nominated for prizes from the European Film Academy, the International Documentary Association and the Sundance Film Festival. The l...

Encounters South African International Festival

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The 8th edition of Encounters South African International Documentary FestivalJohannesburg: Nu Metro Hyde Park 14 July – 23 July 2006Cape Town: Nu Metro V & A Waterfront 21 July – 6 August 2006Every year Encounters brings to South African audiences ‘factional’ films. Films that often contradict popular beliefs, but that still allow people to make up their own minds about what is happening in the world – the intimate, the political, the musical, the personal. This year, Encounter’s 8t...

Donnie Darko director's cut premieres at Seattle Fest

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NEWMARKET FILMS SET TO RELEASE "DIRECTOR'S CUT" OF RICHARD KELLY'S CULT FAVORITE DONNIE DARKO Film to Premiere at 2004 Seattle Film Festival on May 29th, 2004 LOS ANGELES - Newmarket Films, the distribution arm ofthe Newmarket Entertainment group of companies, will premiere the director's cut of Richard Kelly's critical and cult favorite Donnie Darko at the Seattle Film Festival on May 29th, it was announced today jointly by Newmarket Films' partners William Tyrer, Chris Ball and Bob Berney.Wri...

SAG awards recipients (LOTR and Mountain)

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10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® ACTOR® RECIPIENTS THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleJohnny Depp / PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL - Jack Sparrow / Buena Vista Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleCharlize Theron / MONSTER - Aileen Wuornos / Newmarket Films Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleTim Robbins / MYSTIC RIVER - Dave Boyle / Warner Bros.Outstanding Pe...

Monster will screen at AFM on Oscar date

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Monster review Patty Jenkin's Monster, which had an AFI premiere last and its international debut at the Berlinale Film Festival, held its promises as one of the most thought provoking films of the year. The film is about Aileen Wuornos who killed seven men in Florida she claimed bought sexual services from her and wanted to rape or assault her. She has been called the first female serial killer departing from the pattern of women killing known relatives.Jenkins pitched Monster as the story of a...

Berlin to Wrap Today

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Some of the most impressive films this year with winning potential are Patty Jenkins "Monster" powerbacked by Charlize Theron performance of serial murderer Aileen Wuornos and Patrice Leconte's "Confidentes trop intimes" a Hitchcock styled comedy starring Sandrine Bonnaire. Richard Linklaters "Before Sunset" , is also a welcome continuation of his "Only a Night" with Julie Delpy och Ethan Hawke back again.Moira Sullivan...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Miami Film Fest:: Treasures in the Dark

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MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL: TREASURES IN THE DARK (WHILE THE SUN IS SHINING) "The sun is still shining", a visiting filmmaker groaned. "Will anyone come to sit in the dark and see my film?" The answer was a resounding YES, as the Miami Film Festival wrapped its most successful session in years this past weekend. Re-energized by the leadership of former Sundance topper Nicole Guillemet, the Festival clearly has tapped into a winning formula of international premieres, American independent films and an i...

Monster review

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Patty Jenkin's Monster, which will have its international debut at the Berlinale Film Festival (US theatrical debut December 24th) , promises to be one of the most thought provoking films of the year. The film is about Aileen Wuornos who killed seven men in Florida she claimed bought sexual services from her and wanted to rape or assault her. She has been called the first female serial killer departing from the pattern of women killing known relatives. Jenkins pitched Monster as the story of a ...

Monster Director: Profile on Patty Jenkins

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More women are working in the indie scene as witnessed by this year's Sundance festival. As proof, a staggering 56% of the documentary competition films this year were made by women. Sundance also scheduled a panel entitled "The Next Wave: Where Does Women's Film Go from Here". One of the festival films, Lesli Klainberg "In the Company of Woman," is a documentary about the contributions of women to independent film. In 1987 3% of the top 100 films were directed by women. Now the figure is at ...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain opens the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain opened the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law were expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Palast...but...

Santa Barbara red carpet

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It didn’t matter to the packed audience inside or the crowd bundled up against a stiff wind outside the Lobero Theatre Tuesday night that Charlize Theron was running late. Golden Globe-winner Charlize is simply the hottest star on the planet and her presence meant another coup for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which opened last weekend with a tribute to filmmaker Peter Jackson and a host of national attention.On this night, Theron was honored with Outstanding Performance of th...

Santa Barbara <i>ambiance</i>

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Santa Barbara -- Meni's latest CGI short “Terra” screened here the opening weekend of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's short film program. This, the 19th year of this Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accredited festival, featured the most talked about writers and directors of the year along with an eclectic international film program. Director Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas joined over 80 filmmakers who presented their work in this scenic retreat just 90 miles north of ...

SBIFF reveals the <i>guts and glory</i> of directing

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2004 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Reveals the Guts and Glory of Directing From Peter Biskind’s documentary, Don’t Bank on Amerika to Denys Arcand’s, The Barbarian Invasions Santa Barbara never ceases to amaze us. On Saturday, January 31st a panel of eight prominent directors answered Biskind’s Q’s at the 2004 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It is an event like this Directors on Directing panel that inspires and intrigues us as filmmakers, film enthusiasts, and f...

Monster by Patty Jenkin

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REVIEW MONSTERPatty Jenkin's Monster, which will have its international debut at the Berlinale Film Festival, promises to be one of the most thought provoking films of the year. The film is about Aileen Wuornos who killed seven men in Florida she claimed bought sexual services from her and were about to rape or assault her. She has been called the first female serial killer departing from the pattern of women merely killing known relatives. Throughout the century, the serial murder genre has cap...

SAG awards nominations revealed

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®2004 Actor® Awards Ceremonies Air Sunday, February 22 on TNTat 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM Central, 6 PM MTNominations for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2003 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert introduced Andie MacDowell (The Last Sign) and Mar...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Pala...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Berlminale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain Will Open the Festival Love and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is to be the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival ...

AFI: Lights, Camera, Stars Action and CUT

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Late Sunday evening, AFI FEST 2003 ended a glorious run of 10 days and 10 nights of the best films in the world, but not before announcing its coveted Audience Awards and unveiling the World Premiere of Patty Jenkins' MONSTER, starring Charlize Theron. In front of a sold-out audience at ArcLight's Cinerama Dome, Nancy Collet, the Director of Programming, announced that Jim Sheridan's IN AMERICA took the Audience Award for Feature Film. The film, which stars Samantha Morton and Paddy Considine, f...
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