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Eli Wallach Honored At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  Eli Wallach in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Friday, November 7--------The venerable actor Eli Wallach, a raconteur at 93 years young, was honored last evening at the Cinema Paradiso following the rare screening of the 1950s cause celebre BABY DOLL, which was the actor's debut film. The event, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, also included a tribute to Wallach's leading lady (on the stage, screen and in real life), actress Anne Jackson. Both were at the...

Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world's leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world’s leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

Robert de Niro to be honored in Karlovy Vary

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Robert De Niro to be honored with the Crystal Globe at the 43rd KVIFF Respected Actor to receive Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at opening night tribute gala Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy Award® winner, four-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the famous spa town of Karlovy Va...

NEWSLETTER N° 336: October 24, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Coverage from fest21.com on London Rome ...

Everything you need to know on next Tribeac

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In its third and final feature film announcement, the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today released the line-up for its Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections along with its Special Events for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. “Our Spotlight section presents a group of films already acquired for U.S. distribution but not yet released, including hotly-anticipated new titles by Jos...

MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman

  Friday, February 29---------There is nothing quite so glamorous as the Red Carpet at a film festival. Popping flash bulbs, the crush of the paparazzi, the push of the crowd, the rare opportunity of seeing world-class filmmakers and celebrities, the sheer excitement in the air. Glamour is definitely on tap on Flagler Street in downtown Miami as the 25th Miami International Film Festival presents the Gusman Galas in all their glory in the beautiful and historic Gusman Center for the Performing...

MIFF Gala Screenings At The Gusman

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There is nothing quite so glamorous as the Red Carpet at a film festival. Popping flash bulbs, the crush of the paparazzi, the push of the crowd, the rare opportunity of seeing world-class filmmakers and celebrities, the sheer excitement in the air. Glamour is definitely on tap on Flagler Street in downtown Miami as the 25th Miami International Film Festival presents the Gusman Galas in all their glory in the beautiful and historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts each evening. The Hollywoo...

Ang Lee Arrives At The Rome Film Festival

Monday, October 22-----Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning director of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN will take part in the evening tribute event on Wednesday night at the Rome FilmFest dedicated to Italian director Sergio Leone. The director's latest film, LUST, CAUTION, is currently playing in theaters worldwide. As a member of the Film Foundation, Ang Lee has been designated by Martin Scorsese to introduce the world premiere of the restored version of Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968), featuring an al...

Ang Lee will take part to Rome tribute event to Sergio Leone

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The Oscar-winning director of "Brokeback Mountain" to take part in the evening tribute event the FilmFest is dedicating to Sergio Leone.   As a member of the Film Foundation, Ang Lee has been designated by Martin Scorsese to introduce the world premiere of the restored version of "Once Upon a Time in the West", a joint effort between the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, Scorsese’s Film Foundation, and Paramount Pictures. The project was announced in Rome a year ago by Scorsese...

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...

Asian Films Win Cash Awards At HAF

Friday, March 23---Five Asian films in development won awards valued at $97,000 at the closing ceremonies of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) on Thursday evening. Organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and co-organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong, Kowloon & New Territories Motion Picture Industry Association Ltd., the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is a film project market that aims to bring the most excit...

Oscar Surprises

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Monday, February 26-----While readers can turn to almost any newspaper, internet site or media outlet to get the results of the 79th Academy Awards (it is, after all, watched by over a billion people worldwide), this story will focus on what were, at least for me, the surprises of the evening….actually the surprises that kept the evening lively and unpredictable.   Among the night's biggest surprises:BEST PICTURE: While the choice of THE DEPARTED is certainly worthy (certainly compared t...

Morricone Music Magic Invades New York

Thursday, February 1----The distinctive music of Italian film composer Ennio Morricone will be showcased at three distinguished New York institutions in the coming days, making New York abuzz with Morricone music magic. Films that feature both well-known and obscure Morricone music soundtracks are being presented at two different film series at the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Forum. At Radio City Music Hall, the composer himself makes his long overdue American concert debut, in a progra...

Ibiza will host a new festival, justr after Cannes

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IBIZA WILL BE THE CAPITAL OF THE FILM INDUSTRY FROM 29 MAY TO 7 JUNE 2007- Film producers unite on the balearic island of Ibiza to form an exciting new meeting point for actors, directors, distributors and executives of the film industry.-Stars of the big screen support new scientific projects destined to preserve the ecologic balance of this natural paradise and the recuperation of marine species in danger of extinction.4 Sept.- The few fishermen left who still fish the seas around Ibiza keep...

9 days that shook the film world

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THE FIRST ROME FILM FIESTA, OCT. 13 – 21, 2OO6 The whole report day by day from day one. In less than a week, on the fateful FridayThe Thirteenth of the current month (October 13, 2OO6), the First International Film Festival ever held in Rome will open the gates of the Eternal City to a floodtide of media representatives, journalists, film professionals, actors, directors, film fans, and just plain curious stargazers of all stripes and colours. Whether this new festival turns out to be a blas...

Outdoor screenings at Montreal

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HIGHLIGHTS FREE OUTDOOR SCREENINGS PROGRAM AT MONTRÉAL WORLD FILM FESTIVALSA cornucopia of acclaimed movies from Canada and around the globe will be screened free-of-charge nightly during the 12-day run of the 28th Montréal World Film Festival, August 26 – September 6.The Cinema Under The Stars program, presented by Loto-Québec in association with the MWFF, will feature two hit films each night starting at 8:30 pm on the Esplanade of Place des Arts, Sainte-Catherine at Jeanne Mance. Only on...

KVIFF 04 ambiance

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Karlovy Vary 2004 – The atmosphere this year around the Hotel Thermal was electric, something like Time Square on a busy evening, (and the comparison is not that excessive!) especially outside the main entrance to the Velky Sal. Live music was continuously played on stage where crowds of youngsters gathered to drink, cheer, and indulge in what is surely one of the highlights of the Czech social calendar attended by international showbiz figures such as Elijah Wood, Harvey Keitel, John Cleese o...
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