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"Moonrise Kingdom" review

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From “Rushmore” director, Wes Anderson, comes a very amusing, off-beat, eccentric film about two misfit pre-tweens who just want to escape conformity and be together. Help Bill Murray, Ed Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, and Troop 55, find Sam “Shakusky,” (played by Jared Gilman), and his girlfriend, Suzy (Kara Hayward). Shakusky, a troubled orphan, recently wrote a letter of resignation from being a part of Troop 55 and the Khaki Scouts, has escaped throu...

NEFIAC, a mix of art and education celebrating Ibero-American culture

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    After a successful first edition, this year the festival brings back a complex representation of fifteen countries with a total of 59 works including feature films, documentaries and shorts. The 2nd edition of the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) will run from September 30 through October 9 with screenings in four cities ...

Standing Silent

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Director: Scott Rosenfelt .
Breaking the silence. Ostracized by a cover up and despite terrible personal repercussions, journalist, Phil Jacobs, goes against his own community’s wishes as he uncovers and reports on a web of deceit and sexual abuse. Phil Jacobs, editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times, has begun writing and publishing a series of articles about sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. He has found what he believes to be clear evidence that several respected rabbis have been able to avoid arrest and recrimination due to the control they wield over the community. Fear blankets the orthodox community, creating an impenetrable wall of silence impossible to break through. Until now. Phil Jacobs' bravery not only exposes the perpetrators, but allows the survivors to find a voice which, until now, has been silent. Jacobs recognizes that his actions will lead to recriminations, but he believes that his community will support him in his effort to expose and bring to justice people who use their moral authority within the community to molest children. He couldn't be more wrong. What happens surprises Jacobs; within a few months his own community ostracizes him, including his family receiving numerous death threats. But instead of quitting, Jacobs is determined to bring the story to light. Jacobs fights the orthodox establishment to bring to light the pain and suffering of hundreds of survivors. At the same time he reveals a deep, personal truth that takes the story to a remarkable climax.

Nullarbor

Director: Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell (CoDirector).
An animated road movie set across the vast and barren landscape of Australia's Nullarbor Plain.

San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''

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San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''   The retrospective dedicated to American film noir will open at the 59th edition of the Festival with TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, a film to compete in the Official Selection at Venice Festival. This gripping thriller proves that the genre is fighting trim: set in the Texas bayous, the tale tracks two detectives pitted against mysterious unsolved murders all occurring in a haunti...

Murray Lerner at the Academy’s Monday Nights with Oscar NYC

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By Maria Esteves - July 19, 2011   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) “Monday Nights with Oscar” 1967 Academy Award nominated documentary FESTIVAL (1967), produced/directed by Murray Lerner commenced at The Academy Theater (Lighthouse International), New York, Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm. A special onstage discussion with Academy Award winning documentarian Murray Lerner and legendary singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary moderated by AMPAS...

THE INVOCATION

Director: Emmanuel ITIER.
Looking for God...Finding Peace. Let's become Peace in Action.

Second Tribeca (Online) Film Festival launches

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival supported by founding partner American Express. The pioneering digital initiative will allow domestic audiences to view feature and short films for free and worldwide audiences to engage with filmmakers and industry experts as TFF's 10th edition runs concurrently in lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1. The debut of the 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival offers film enthusiasts nationwid...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

Non-Multiplex Cinema

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by Stephanie Carrera By chance in August 2010, I went to a short-film festival and networking event called “Films in the City,” hosted by a London group called Non-Multiplex Cinema. It was at this fun, casual night that I got the chance to view two talented French filmmakers’ directorial debut, The Red Balloon. Despite this being their first directing effort, however, Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace are no strangers to the film business. Both have worked in the visual ...

PROVIDENCE OSCAR NIGHT® AMERICA TO BENEFIT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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North Country Film Festival announces line up

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The FLICKERS North Country Film Festival (NCFF) is pleased to announce that Hollywood screenwriter Chris Sparling, whose credits include the suspense thriller BURIED starring Ryan Reynolds and who is working on a film with M. Night Shyamalan, will be a special guest at the festival.The non-profit festival aims to promote New Hampshire’s Great North Woods as a regional center for the arts, and is expected to bring celebrities, audiences and international filmmakers to the area. This exciting e...

Three cities united by an Ibero-American festival

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• The Harvard Film Archives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will host a pre-festival screening• Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island, will screen the official opening and closing films• A special film series to be presented at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Providence, RI (August, 2010) - The 1st Edition of the New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) is approaching, and these three wonderful cities will be host to a bevy of international films and a...

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival

FLICKERS discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, Newport and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. “Oscars”). RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is New England’s largest film festival, screening a record 175 films. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe. Contact 401-861-4445 or check out the schedule at www.RIFilmFest.org.

Opening Night with the Mayor of Providence

Mayor David M. Cicilline of Providence, RI greets filmmaker David Bettencourt and his wife, Marisa, at the Opening Night Soirée of the 2010 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Prepping for the 2010 Festival

Interns at the 2010 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival hang posters at the Main Stage location: the VMA Arts & Cultural Center in Providence, RI.

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2010 Award Winners Announced

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The Fourteenth Annual Festival Concludes Attracting Extraordinary Films, and bestows honors on Well-Known Comedic Actor Jonathon Katz and Artists and Entrepreneurs Jon and Betty Jane Berberian The 2010 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film   • Photos by Mary Hanley Festival (RIIFF) announced the winners in this year's film competition at its annual Awards Ceremony held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel's Symphony Ballroom in downtown Providence, ...

Ernest Borgnine Screen to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

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Ernest Borgnine, who is exuberantly entering his seventh decade of creating memorable characters and award-winning performances, will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade-—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine, who has performed in more than 200 motion pictures, five television series and dozens of television films and guest appearances, will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor w...

ASE Action Seminar of the East Coast

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"A.S.E." THE ACTION SEMINAR OF THE EAST COAST 3-DAY COURSE IN ACTION AND STUNTS! OCTOBER 8-10, 2010 Pond View Equestrian Center 362 Wakefield Road Pascoag, RI 02859 THE MISSION OF "ASE" IS TO PROVIDE SAFE TRAINING IN ACTION STUNTS FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: *BOOT CAMP-STYLE CONDITIONING*     To compete in this business, one must be in optimum shape!     Be prepared to work out and move! *STUNT RIGGING AND RAPPELLING* Lear...

55th Village Voice OBIE Awards

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By: Maria Esteves – May 22, 2010 The 55th Annual 2010 Village Voice OBIE Awards honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theater exceptional achievements of 2009-2010, co-hosted by Tony Award winners Michael Cerveris and Anika Noni Rose (2001 OBIE Award winner, Eli's Comin') were held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Monday, May 17, 8:00 pm. This year’s award presenters were J. Smith Cameron, Viola Davis, Marin Ireland, Linda Lavin, Hamish Linklater, Sam Rockwell, ...

Connecticut Push For Film And TV Production

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  Connecticut Studios, South Windsor, CT  At last week's Connecticut Film Festival (www.ctfilmfest.com), the movers and shakers of the Connecticut film scene assembled at a seminar panel to discuss how film and television production is a vital component in the state's initiatives to create jobs, attract professionals and help the state climb out of the biggest deficit in its history. Economic advisors for several cities in the state as well as the head of the Connecticut Office of Film, Televi...

Tribeca's Best New York Documentary -- The Woodmans

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If asked to name an American female photographer who committed suicide, you'd probably first think of Diane Arbus. Until now. Francesca Woodman may be about to give Ms. Arbus a posthumous run for her money. The doomed heroine lives on in The Woodmans, which won Best New York Documentary at the ninth Tribeca Film Festival.   Best known for her dreamy black-and-white stills and videos, Francesca often appeared in the raw. Ophelia herself couldn't have composed more intim...

Connecticut Poised As Media Mover

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  State Capitol Building, Hartford This newly established website will bring national and international readers information on all things visual in the state of Connecticut. But first a few basic facts......Connecticut is a state in the New England region of of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and New York to the west and south. Southwestern Connecticut is part of the New York metropolitan area, with ...

New England finally has its Ibero-American Film Festival: NEFIAC: September18 - September 25, 2010 !

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The 1st Annual New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) will be held Saturday September 18, 2010 through Saturday September 25, 2010 in Providence, RI. NEFIAC will be screening films at the Avon Cinema, the Cable Car Cinema, as well as various local University locations. Screenings in other cities in the area will include Cambridge, MA (Harvard Film Archives), New Haven, CT (Yale University), and Williamsburg, VA (William & Mary College).   The New England Ibero-American F...
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