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Thessaloniki day 9 : clamorous reception for Honeydripper

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Day number nine was largely dominated by the Dynamic Duo, director John Sayles and actor Danny Glover. The day started with a Master Class by Glover (attended by Sayles) which was followed by a massive lunchtime press conference for the new Sayles film, "Honeydripper", and the main event of the evening in the Olympion Auditorium was a ceremony bestowing an Alexander statuette (lifetime achievement award) on Glover, folllowed by a screening of "Honeydripper" in which Glover is the leading actor, ...

Malkovich, Asia Argento... lucky guests for next Thessalonik Fest

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The actor John Malkovich will visit the Festival from the 17th to the 20th of November to receive an Honorary Golden Alexander for the body of his work, on the 18th of November at 21.00 in the Olympion theater. The nominee for two Academy Awards and star of such films as Dangerous Liaisons, The Sheltering Sky, The Glass Menagerie, Beyond the Clouds and In the Line of Fire, Malkovich was and remains a multi-faceted artist. The director of The Dancer Upstairs with Javier Bardem and the producer of...

Awards SITGES 07 - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya

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AWARDS SITGES 07 - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya OFICIAL FANTÀSTIC JURY Zoë Bell, Ruggero Deodato, Mark Palansky, Casimiro Torreiro, Eloy Azorín Best Motion Picture The Fall by Tarsem Singh Best Director Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza for REC Best Actress Manuela Velasco for RecBest Actor Sam Rockwell for Joshua (El Hijo del Mal)Best Script Chung Seo - Kyung , Park Chan-Wook for I'm a Cyborg but that's OkBest Cinematography Toyomichi Kurita for Sukiyaki Western DjangoBest Produ...

Assasssination of Jesse James hits the circuit

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordOpens in Select Theatres September 21Jesse James (BRAD PITT) was one of the country's first bona fide celebrities. There have been countless books written and tales told about America's most famous outlaw--all of them colorful and fascinating, all focused on his larger-than-life public persona and daring exploits, and most of them bearing only incidental reference to the truth. To those he robbed and terrorized, and to the families of tho...

Assasssination of Jesse James hits the circuit

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THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD by American director Andrew Dominik was announced at a press conference today as the Opening Film of the 2007 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express. The film will be presented at the American Express Opening Night Gala on the eve of the Festival September 20, 2007. “CIFF will be the second Festival in Canada to see this film after the Toronto International Film Festival,” explained CIFF’s Executiv...

Interview With Tom DiCillo, Director of DELIRIOUS

Wednesday, August 15---------Tom DiCillo is one of the original New York indies. He started making low-budget indie films in one of the first waves of the American independent film movement in the early 1980s, when independent was more of a lifestyle than a corporate brand. Beginning his career as a cinematographer, he brought his spare but powerful visual aesthetic to such envelope pushing films of the period as Jim Jarmusch's STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Eric Mitchell's UNDERGROUND USA ...

Special Presentations during this year's Toronto Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival announced the addition of eight titles to screen as Special Presentations during this year's Festival, running September 6 - 15, 2007. These films join 17 titles as previously announced Special Presentations to date, and offer the latest achievements from an array of veteran filmmakers, directors on the rise, and celebrated actors working behind the camera. Titles announced today feature some of cinema's most well-known talent, including performances by Br...

First titles forThe Thessaloniki International Film Festival

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival announces the first titles selected to participate in its 48th edition. In the International Competition section, catering to first or second features by emerging filmmakers and programmed by Festival Director Despina Mouzaki, three films have been selected for their originality and impressive command of the cinematic language. In Año Uña, director Jonás Cuarón -the 26-year old son of Alfonso Cuarón- merges stills photography with the moving imag...

The San Francisco International Film Festival Turns Golden

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Opening on April 26 with Emanuele Crialese’s GOLDEN DOOR, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues to celebrate its 15-day golden anniversary in high style. The 50th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas boasts an ambitious program of films and special events in the City by the Bay until the curtains close on May 10 with Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Edith Piaf, LA VIE EN ROSE. “It’s quite an auspicious moment for us,” announced Graham Leggat, Executiv...

The San Francisco International Film Festival Turns Golden

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Opening on April 26 with Emanuele Crialese’s GOLDEN DOOR, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues to celebrate its 15-day golden anniversary in high style. The 50th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas boasts an ambitious program of films and special events in the City by the Bay until the curtains close on May 10 with Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Edith Piaf, LA VIE EN ROSE. “It’s quite an auspicious moment for us,” announced Graham Leggat, Executiv...

Cinema Potpourri: February

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CINEMA POTPOURRI: February (This is a new monthly segment that will cover a variety of topics -- casting news, movie happenings, and whatever happens to be on my movie-crazed mind)  SUNDANCE(what it was…what it became…what it now wants to be)Of course, the independent film movement existed long before the Sundance Film Festival opened its doors in 1985 and officially adopted its title in 1991.  But never before had mainstream Hollywood responded so resoundingly to its possibilities. Redfor...

Sundance Dramatic Film Competition

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Tuesday, December 26----The Sundance Film Festival will see sixteen World Premieres compete in the Festival's prestigious Independent Dramatic Feature Film Competition. It is further evidence of the Festival's critical role as a festival of discovery that all the films in this sixteen-film competition are world premieres, unseen by all but a few close associates and the Festival's programming committee. The anticipation is high, as are the stakes for film distributors in the weeks leading up to...

DIIFF wrapped in Dubrovnik, The Festivity Town

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DIFF, 3rd International Film Festival in Dubrovnik 2005The essential goal of DIFF Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005, 25-29 of May, is independent film screening and among all, presentation of film talents. Even though, its only 3rd year of its existence, City of Dubrovnik is presenting the festival as the part of one cultural and historical festival summer events. Dubrovnik in Croatia is well known in world for its cultural and historical venues. Tradition and culture in this beautiful ...

Myriad puts out a slew of product

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Myriad Pictures has just closed several key deals on its Edward Burns starrer, The River King, including Momentum for the United Kingdom and Canada and Filmax for Spain.The film, which brings together Myriad and Canadian production company imX Communications, is a supernatural murder mystery based on Alice Hoffman's award-winning novel. Financing for the film is being arranged through United Kingdom-based Grosvenor Park's First Choice Films.Nick Willing (Hypnotic) is directing from a screenplay ...

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