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Press screening of Another Year met with positive response

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        The competitive film, Another Year, by Mike Leigh, received two thumbs up from the audience that walked out of the Grande Theatre Lumierethis Saturday morning. Leigh’s premier was an ensemble comedy drama that starredhis usual cast of Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, and Lesley Manville.Happiness and the passing of time are the themes that seem to percolate throughthe movie. One viewer expressed that Leigh seemed to display what doesn’tchange in our lives than w...

London Film Festival Audiences Surpass Previous Years

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Yesterday, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK.  With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the high...

London Film Festival Audience hits a 124 000 record

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Tonight, The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival rounded off another highly successful year with the world premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s NOWHERE BOY. This year’s Festival hosted 193 feature films and 113 short films from 46 countries including 15 world premieres. There were 515 screenings and 553 filmmakers, with 277 of the filmmakers from outside the UK. With 874 industry delegates accredited, the Festival exceeded last year’s figures and reports the highest ever audience attendance in e...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 13

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Ang Lee at the premiere of Taking Woodstock (Photo: Getty Images)   Video highlights from yesterday include; Taking Woodstook premiere, featuring interviews with Ang Lee, Imelda Staunton & James Schamus Interview with Gabriele Salvatores director of "As God Commands" Interview with writer/director of "Regrets" -Cédric Kahn Interview with writer/director of "Lebanon" - Samuel Maoz Footage from the Film Credit Crunch Event at the BFI, ...

A Brief Review of the Premier of Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"

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With director Ang Lee and stars Emile Hirsch, Imelda Staunton and Demetri Martin present, the premier of "Taking Woodstock" last night was an event not to be missed. While the film's mixed reviews were nothing short of extraordinary, on the contrary the crowd's response to the film was a pleasant one. It could have been the fact that it was my first premier and I was not used to sitting in an tuxedo for two hours while watching a film on 1969's Woodstock, but it plainly did not hold my...

In competition: "Taking Woodstock" by Ang Lee

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About the film: Twelve years after his Best Screenplay award for Ice Storm, Ang Lee returns to the Croisette to present Taking Woodstock in Competition. It refers, of course, to the famed three days of love, peace, mud, and music which took place in 1969. Based on the book by Elliot Tiber and Tom Monte, Taking Woodstock : A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life, the film merely tells "a tiny piece of that story, from a little corner of unexpected joy that happened...

Tucson Film & Music Fest Announces Complete Film & Music Lineup

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The Tucson Film & Music Festival lineup has been announced and tickets for all screenings are on sale now! This year, the exciting four-day festival lands in Tucson with its new Columbus Day weekend dates, October 9-12, 2008. The much-anticipated festival's impressive film and music lineup features numerous Arizona premieres, as well as a selection of U.S. and World Premieres. Bridging the art of film and music more than ever before, TFMF presents exclusive live performances by many of the icon...

Aspen announces its line up of film & events

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Aspen Film announces its program for the 30th annual Aspen Filmfest, running September 24 - September 28, 2008 in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Award-winning features and documentaries from around the world will be showcased at the Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale during five days of unforgettable films during the height of the Rocky Mountain fall season. Special guests include composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement), director Angus Yates, (Crim...

European Films Find Homes In North America

 Wednesday, March 21------Despite soggy weather and a rather unenthusiastic response to most films at the Cannes Film Festival, there are a number of deals to announce for European films that have found homes with U.S. distributors. The films, all screening in either the official sections of the Festival or in the Cannes Film Market, will all be released theatrically in the United States in the next few months.IFC Films has been among the busiest companies on the Croisette. The company has acqu...

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...

Harry Potter rules over BO and breaks all past records

Entering only its second day in theaters around the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is breaking both industry and studio box office records. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” set a new industry record for a Wednesday opening with $44.2 million (previous record wa...

Harry Potter breaks all previous records

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Entering only its second day in theaters around the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is breaking both industry and studio box office records. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” set a new industry record for a Wednesday opening with $44.2 million (previous record wa...

50th London Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Clo...

London 50th Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals.International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Closi...

image+nation International lgbt film festival in Montreal

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image+nation International lgbt film festival Celebrates its 18th anniversary November 3-13IMAGE + NATION, International gay and lesbian film festival is pleased to present its 18th edition November 3-13 at Cinéma Parisien (480 St-Catherine St. W.). Including feature-length fiction, documentaries and short films from first-time filmmakers and established director the spectacular selection of the festival will offer film buffs a panorama of queer cinema from around the world.Opening and Closing ...

Ghent opens in a week with focus on Russia and Activism

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This year's Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent is proud to announce David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (History of Violence), François Ozon and Jeanne Moreau (Time To Leave), and Mike Leigh, one of contemporary Britain's most renowned directors, as expected guests. Leigh makes remarkable films, known for their levelheaded, unsensational portrayals of topics that would become four-hankie "message" melodramas in the hands of mainstream directors. This "slice-of-life" realism of Leigh ...

Istanbul festival fortnight has opened

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The International Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, has kicked off with Charles Dance's film Ladies in Lavender. The festival will run April 2nd to 17th, 2005. The Festival will show approximately 170 films from 62 countries. Among these films will be some brand new films that participated in world-acclaimed festivals last year and were appreciated and greatly honoured with awards, as well as unforgettable cinema classics and masterpieces from the...

Istanbul Film Fest will screen 170

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ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL IS FULL UP THIS YEAR!The International Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, is approaching with full speed. The 24th International Istanbul Film Festival sponsored by AKBANK will be replete with some of the most striking, newest and world-class films, special screenings, guest stars and chats with masters of cinema from April 2nd to 17th, 2005. Once again, the Festival will practically lock film-lovers into the movie-theaters i...

Aviator wins 4 BAFTA, Vera Drake 3, Ray and Sunshine 2

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The Aviator has won four BAFTAs and Vera Drake has won three at The Orange British Academy Film Awards. Ray, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Motorcycle Diaries won two BAFTAs each.The Aviator received Awards in the categories Film, Actress in a Supporting Role for Cate Blanchett, Make-Up & Hair and Production Design. Mike Leigh won the David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction and Imelda Staunton won Actress in a Leading Role for Vera Drake. The film also won for Costume Des...

Tromso Festival opens the European Fest season

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TROMSO FESTIVAL IS THE CURTAIN RAISER OF THE EUROPEAN FILMFEST SEASON -- The Tromso film festival, located in extreme Northern Norway, precisely six degrees above the Arctic Circle, is not only the Northernmost accredited film festival in the world, but also the first international film festival on the annual Europen calendar, preceding Gotteburg and Rotterdam which come later in the month. This will be the fifteenth installment of this unusual midwinter film fest under the Northern Lights an...

BAFTA nominations announced: The Aviator flies

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BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEDThe Aviator has received 14 nominations for the forthcoming Orange British Academy Film Awards. Finding Neverland and Vera Drake have both received 11 nominations, and House of Flying Daggers has received 9.Kate Winslet has two nominations in the category Actress in a Leading Role, for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Finding Neverland. Jamie Foxx also has two nominations; Actor in a Leading Role for Ray and Actor in a Supporting Role f...

Southeastern film critics association leans "sideways"

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SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION LEANS 'SIDEWAYS'The wine-fueled comedy-drama "Sideways" has harvested top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association. The road movie in which two old friends argue over wine and women was named Best Picture in the 13th annual SEFCA vote. "Sideways" also won for director Alexander Payne, supporting actor Thomas Haden Church, supporting actress Virginia Madsen and its screenplay, which was adapted by Payne and Jim Taylor from Rex Pickett's novel. P...

New York love affair with Europe

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In a remarkably crowded end-of-year film season, New York film audiences are buzzing about the excitement being created by European films, which have been on abundant display in theaters across town. In short, New York loves European cinema.Of course, this is no new story. The films of pioneers Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut and Luis Bunuel first took root with New York film critics and film buffs. The Festival’s major film festivals always feature a strong contingent of f...

Vera Drake took best at British Independent Film Awards

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7th Annual BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Announces the winners for 2004The contentious story of an abortionist in 1950s England swept the board tonight at the 7th annual British Independent Film Awards. Vera Drake scooped a massive six awards including the prestigious Best Film and Best Director.Mike Leigh and actress Imelda Staunton repeated their Venice Film Festival triumph where the film was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film and Best Actress award for Staunton. Again, Leigh, who has en...

London Fest opens in relaxed ambiance says Leigh

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The London Film Festival (November 20 – November 4) has opened appropriately, with a new English film, Mike Leigh’s “Vera Drake”, set in 1950s London. Mr. Leigh and the star of his film, Imelda Staunton, who is in line for an Oscar for her startling portrayal of a back-street abortionist in early post-war London, were guests of honour last night at the British premiere of the film. Other high profile guests were directors Anthony Minghella (“Cold Mountain”) and Ridley Scott. Vi...

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