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SHERLOCK HOLMES and Beyond

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Sherlock HolmesSHERLOCK HOLMES comes to Pordenone this year where a crop of his early productions will be shown in the TEATRO VERDI to ardent fans.   Program includes such early features as follows= - Bobby the Boy Scout; or, the Boy Detective (Clarendon Film Co., GB, 1909) - The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu: Ep.10, “The Fiery Hand” (Stoll Film, GB, 1923) - Der Hund von Baskerville (Vitascope GmbH, DE, 1914) - Sherlock Holmes i Bondefangerkløer (Nordisk Films,...

Milk Man

Director: James Rumsey.
Brian is a neurotic voyeur, trapped by fear in a routine existence. Fuelled by milk, each night he logs activities from outside his flat using a home-styled CCTV suite. His neighbour, Marina, likes Brian. She sees beyond his neurosis, to a man she’d like to know better. Brian likes her too, but is rendered dumb during routine doorstep encounters and so can never accept her hopeful invitations to share a cup of tea. Late on this night, Brian runs out of milk and must break his routine to venture out and get more. We join Brian the morning after, dishevelled, tired and with red stains on his usually pristine shirt. Flashes of what happened show Brian attacking a woman for the last of the milk.... A detective questions him.... No, a reporter.... With this reveal the night’s events are retold: a pregnant woman knocks some pasta sauce off a shelf as her contractions start and she doubles over in pain; she stumbles into Brian and drags him to the floor; in his struggle to get away from her Brian backs up into the sauce and it ends up staining his shirt. Brian, in a brave new world well outside his comfort zone, wants to run but chooses to stay and help the woman deliver her baby. In turn he gains a new, broader view of himself. The CCTV suite is turned off and he finally manages to stammers his way to accepting one of Marina’s invites for a cup of tea.

9th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival coming up to Florence this december

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From the Arno to the Ganges: in December, Florence will be hosting the 9th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, coming up this year with a retrospective on the wistful genius of Guru Dutt.   THE FESTIVAL BLOG on fest21.com http://www.fest21.com/en/user/river_to_river Despite substantial budget cuts, this year's Festival will come up with a wide range of films, new partnerships and interesting side events.  From 4 to 10 December, 2009, Florence will be hosting t...

Florence Indian Film Festival coming this december

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From the Arno to the Ganges: in December, Florence will be hosting the 9th River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, coming up this year with a retrospective on the wistful genius of Guru Dutt.Despite substantial budget cuts, this year’s Festival will come up with a wide range of films, new partnerships and interesting side events. From 4 to 10 December, 2009, Florence will be hosting the ninth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, established and directed by Selvaggia Velo.The F...

Abu Dhabi’s Film Festival continues to release its program highlights

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The much-anticipated third edition of the Middle East International Film Festival today announced the sixteen selections to be screened out of competition in its World Cinema Showcase lineup. Peter Scarlet, the Festival’s Executive Director commented, “The lineup for World Cinema Showcase presents an impressive group of films, many of which have already earned recognition at other international film festivals around the world this past year.”MEIFF’s World Cinema Showcase offers a plethor...

North American Independents Competition at FESTROIA

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  LYMELIFE (Derek Martini, USA) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Eight celebrated American and Canadian feature films by emerging filmmakers that were first showcased at such prestigious film events as Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and Toronto, will compete in the North American Independents Competition of the 25th edition of FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival. The Festival, the oldest and largest in Portugal, runs from September 4 to 13 in the coas...

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: WHEREBY MLADIC & KARADZIC TREATED ME WEST MILFORD DETECTIVES HARRY SHORTWAY & PETER VAN GILST Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Comparing Whereby Karadzic & Mladic Treate Me W/NJ Deteecties Harry SHarry Shortway, Pete Van Gilst, Sorchinski Could Face Murder Charges Sou

Film Independent’s 9th Annual Directors Lab calling

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   Film Independent's 9th Annual Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, and is sponsored by Kodak.         Taking place in Los Angeles during the winter, the Lab assists directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmaking careers in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment.             ...

Film Independent’s 9th Annual Directors Lab calling

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Film Independent’s 9th Annual Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week incubator designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, and is sponsored by Kodak. Taking place in Los Angeles during the winter, the Lab assists directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmaking careers in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. To apply, please visit: http://filmindependent.org/fellowships/filmmake...

Zurich Festival To Present a Special Roman Polanski Retrospective

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present Oscar® winner Roman Polanski with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life’s work as a film director. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Roman Polanski is regarded as one of the most unconventional filmmakers of our time and will receive the Golden Eye Award on Sunday, September 27th, as part of ZFF’s ongoing “A Tribute To...” series during the 5th ...

Program for upcoming International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers (Patras)

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UNITS: «Cinema, the art of peace», «At the ends of the world», «Balkan neighborhood» «All around Europe», «Greek panorama», «Glances to bloody East», «Patras directors» «South America of passions and struggles», «Awarded films of ArtFools Festival of Larissa's city», «Awarded films of AGON, the International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean area»   FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2009 Hour of beginning 15.00 15:00 «all around Eu...

Lydia Lunch Launches Music Series

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The avant-gardist Lydia Lunch, whose varied career has ranged from punk music to indie film acting, will kick off the music events of the Festival at a special concert following the Opening Night Gala screening of THE WHITE RIBBON, the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke.   Lunch has been called “one of the most influential performers of the age” by the Boston Phoenix newspaper....

Feel Good Festival Highlights

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THE FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO EGYPTIAN THEATRE FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2009 ROCK SLYDE ANNOUNCED AS OPENING NIGHT GALA PRESENTATION FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED ED ASNER WILL BE SUBJECT OF TRIBUTE LOS ANGELES, CA July 17, 2009 - The 2009 Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announces it will return to the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9. The three-day event once again will feature films aimed at both adult and family audience...

Philadelphia QFest announces honorees

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The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. They are - 2009 Gay Icon Award: Sharon Gless; the 2009 Rising Star Award: H.P. Mendoza; the 2009 Artistic Achievement Award: Chad Allen; and the 2009 Barbara Gittings Award: Dr. Dee Mosbacher. Each honoree will be present to accept his or her award at one of four special ceremonies during the 15th Anniversary of Philadelphia QFest, July 9 – 20, 2009.Actress Sharon Gless will receive the Gay Icon Aw...

A festival Wife final chapter revealed in Cannes

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife...

New York Asian Film Festival to open with Written by

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New York Asian Film Festival (June 19 ­ July 5) Announces Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Presentation Films Taking place at the IFC Center and Japan Society in New York City, the New York Asian Film Festival is the largest festival of popular Asian film in North America and we're proud to announce its Opening and Closing Night films as well as its Centerpiece Presentation. These three titles join a line-up of 45 feature films competing in this year¹s New York Asian Film Festival ...

Final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife"

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife," a first novel by former ...

Officer honors for Hong Kong director Johnnie To

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In Cannes for his latest detective film screening in Competition, Vengeance, Hong Kong director Johnnie To was made an officer in the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres by French Cultural Minister Christine Albanel at the Café des Palmes today, attended by Johnny Hallyday, lead actor in Vengeance. "You have set the tone of the cinema territory Hong Kong, and conveyed to us all your original vision of your hometown.", said Ms Albanel, who further elaborated by say...

Certain Regard: "Police, Adjective" in Competition

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Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, acclaimed in Cannes in 2006 for the much admired 12:08 East of Bucharest, that year's Caméra d'Or winner, will be presenting his latest, Police, Adjective, to an eager Certain Regard audience and jury. Porumboiu made his Cannes laureate debut by winning Cinéfondation Second Prize in 2004 for his short film A Trip to the City. About Police, Adjective,  he says, "I wanted to make a film about language and  its meaning, or rather, its...

"Victim" selected to open this year's Cannes Classics

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Cannes Classics, the program dedicated to landmark films of the past which have had a profound impact on film history, opens today in the Salle Buñuel with the presentation of a brand-new print of Victim, a 1961 feature by the British director Basil Dearden. Dirk Bogarde plays a successful English barrister whose thriving career is threatened when he receives a desperate call from Barrett, a young man he was close to in the past, and who is now the target of a blackmailing ring. The second feat...

A Festival Wife online novel by Rex Weiner marks 1000th reader

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Filmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, this week marked its 1000th reader logging onto “A Festival Wife,” a novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner serialized weekly on its website since March 25, 2009.The novel, a romantic thriller framed by the world of film markets and festivals, is illustrated by Nesta Morgan, is presented on the newly-launched Fest21 blog platform (www.fest21.com). A new chapter has appeared each week with the surprise endi...

Michael Keaton's Directorial Debut

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Actor Michael Keaton, whose 30-year career has included the outrageous ghost in BEETLEJUICE and Batman in BATMAN RETURNS, is the star and director of THE MERRY GENTLEMAN, which had its East Coast premiere last evening at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. The film, a psychological thriller set around the Christmas Holidays in a gray and unforgiving Chicago, casts Keaton as a hit man with a conscience, whose world is crumbling and whose resolve is beginning to waver. The catalyst for thi...

Michael Keaton's Directorial Debut

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  Actor Michael Keaton, whose 30-year career has included the outrageous ghost in BEETLEJUICE and Batman in BATMAN RETURNS, is the star and director of THE MERRY GENTLEMAN, which had its East Coast premiere last evening at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. The film, a psychological thriller set around the Christmas Holidays in a gray and unforgiving Chicago, casts Keaton as a hit man with a conscience, whose world is crumbling and whose resolve is beginning to waver. Th...

Honoring An Actor's Actor At Palm Beach FF

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When your career resume ranges from playing English royalty to an American patriarchal President, with a corrupt police captain and a Scottish pig farmer thrown in for good measure, you know you are talking about someone with a great range. That quality to perfectly personify a host of different types is the hallmark of great character actors. Among the best applying their craft to numerous film and television projects is the actor James Cromwell, who will be honored this evening with a Career...

Udine Fareast Line-up

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    FEEF 11: AN EXTRAORDINARY EDITION!!! FOR THE OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, A FANTASTIC DOUBLE-BILL OF EUROPEAN PREMIERES: ACTION MOVIE ONG BAK 2 AND THE BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY CRAZY RACER!! TWO GOALS SCORED BY THAILAND AND CHINA… For Far East Film, number 11 is truly… an extraordinary edition!!! Having already reported on a decade of Asian cinema, up until the year 2008, historicallywitnessing and travelling through the unique richness ...

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