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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 Healing Power of Music

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It has been a long accepted article of faith that music can transcend time and space and jog the mind to realizations and awakenings. Music therapy has become one of tools used by professionals to treat those with memory loss due to disease, braiin tumors or simply old age. The power of music to heal is at the core of the new American indie film THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED, the directorial debut of producer-turned-director Jim Kohlberg. The film made its local premiere last Thursday as a special scr...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Alex Deleon offers his choice of ten best and worst films of the past year. Well, it's that time again when many film reviewers and critics compile their lists of Best (and Worst) of the flicks they were exposed to in the preceding year. Given that one can no more tell people which films they "should" like and which they shouldn't, anymore than you can expect everybody to agree with you on the taste of tripe soup or boiled tongue-- or even honey, for that matter -- it should be obvious to any pe...

World Premiere of “Inside Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years: Busy Being Born Again!” available on DVD

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By Maria Esteves - November 8, 2008 The World Premiere of "Inside Bob Dylan's Jesus Years: Busy Being Born... Again! " directed/produced/written by Joel Gilbert, was held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Saturday, November 1, 2008, 7:30 p.m. A live performance with musician Joel Gilbert, performer Regina McCrary (Slow Train Coming, Saved, 1979-1981 Dylan Tours) and bass player Rob Stoner (Desire, At Budokan,1975-1978 Dylan Tours) preceded the premiere screening. The...

FIRST LINE UP OF FILMS-TO-SCREEN UNCORKED AND READY FOR UP-COMING PASO DIGITAL FILM FEST

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Boasting the unusual first-year theme of 'Music in Film' and 'Musical Documentaries', the up-coming Paso Robles Digital Film Festival will screen at least 28 full-length films at local venues in and around this classic small-town historic California location. PRDFF organizer Ben Standley is pleased to announce that screenings planned for the festival have been selected to delight, amaze and educate guests who attend in late November. Veteran music and event promoter St...

Viennale t o pay tribute to Bob Dylan

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Masked and Anonymous – Bob Dylan and the Cinema Curated by Cyril Neyrat Bob Dylan and the cinema: to all the world, this means two central images from the singer’s mythology. First of all, the rising young star filmed by D.A. Pennebaker in Dont Look Back (1967). And then, in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), the taciturn cowboy flaunting his mystery in a moribund Wild West. But Dylan’s relationship with the cinema goes far beyond these two iconic images. As I’m Not There, Todd Haynes...

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Marty Does George: Scorsese To Present Documentary on George Harrison

 Tuesday, November 20---------Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese will direct a documentary film on the life of George Harrison, the youngest member of the Beatles, who died of lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 58. This is Scorsese's last excursion into music-based documentary and concert films, which memorably includes THE LAST WALTZ (1979), about the final concert of The Band, NO DIRECTION HOME (2005), about troubadour Bob Dylan, and the upcoming SHINE A LIGHT, a film portrait of Rollin...

THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965

"THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965" By Maria Esteves - November 12, 20072007 CMJ Film Festival Documentary - 100 minutes.Director: Murray Lerner Cast: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, The Freedom Singers, Peter, Paul and Mary, Mike Bloomfield, Al Cooper, Barry Goldberg, Jerome Arnold, and Sam Lay. DVD released by Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings. THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DY...

AN INTERVIEW WITH “THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965” FILMMAKER MURRAY LERNER

AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965" FILMMAKER MURRAY LERNER By Maria Esteves - November 12, 2007  The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2007 (CMJ07), Premiere film of THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965, directed by Murray Lerner, was held at the IFC Center, Thursday, October 18, 11:15 A.M. A special Q&A immediately followed with Director Murray Lerner mode...

45th New York Film Festival Premiere of I’M NOT THERE Opens at Selected Theaters, November 21, 2007

By Maria Esteves - October 30, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Premiere film I'M NOT THERE, directed by Todd Haynes, was held at the Rose Theater, Time Warner Center, Thursday,  October 4, 8:30pm.  The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. I'M NOT THERE is a compelling, powerful, and brilliant film that depicts the life and music of the legendary Bob Dylan using multiple stories to describe the h...

AN INTERVIEW WITH “I’M NOT THERE” FILMMAKER TODD HAYNES

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AN INTERVIEW WITH "I'M NOT THERE" FILMMAKER TODD HAYNES By Maria Esteves - October 30, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Premiere film I'M NOT THERE, directed by Todd Haynes, was held at the Rose Theater, TimeWarner Center, Thursday, October 4, 8:30pm. Director Todd Haynes was interviewed on Monday, October 8, 3:40 pm. ME: What inspired the making of the film "I'M NOT THERE?" TH: The idea to tell Dylan's life story in multiple came to me ...

Record entries, wider reach for focal awards: the nominees are...

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200 entries, including first-time nominations from China, Finland, Israel and Hungary were submitted for the third annual FOCAL International Awards in association with APTN Library, celebrating the use of archive footage and images.The total was an increase of 10 per cent over last year with the UK, France, Germany, USA, Australia, Italy and Canada accounting for most of the submissions.An international jury has now whittled down the nominations to the best three in 14 categories with the winne...
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