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British Actress Jodie Whittaker Coming To Zlin

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  British actress Jodie Whittaker is the first of many international guests to be announced who will be coming to the Zlin Film Festival in the Czech Republic later this month to help fete the Festival on its 50th anniverary. Whittaker has previously been seen at the Zlin Film Festival before, albeit only on the big screen. Two years ago, the Festival screened the screen comedy ST. TRINIAN'S in its Competition Section. This year, Whittaker appears in two films screening at the ...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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  What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Ell...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Elliot, as ...

Roman Polanski in Hitchcockian Twist

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The International Film Festival FEST 2010 talks about the Blair Bush administration. Well, not really, but Roman Polanski does! The Office of film festival has got an official letter from Roman Polanski to congratulate and thank FEST 2010 for screening of his new film “The Ghost Writer” in Belgrade. Polanski nowadays is under house arrest in his Swiss House and could not attend The Berlin Film Festival or any other festival because he’s been accused for allegedly having sex with minor, b...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservatio...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker, film editor for Shutter Island

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed". She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: We almost lost "The Red Shoes" twice during WWII. Em...

Thelma Schoonmaker: Film editor of "Shutter Island" talks about "The Red Shoes"

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: ...

Atlanta Horror Film Festival

The Atlanta Horror Film Festival showcases the very best independent films from across the world as we celebrate the art of horror from August 13 - 15, 2010.

Since 2006, the festival has been a favorite of filmmakers and fans from Atlanta and beyond.

Our focus is to celebrate independent cinema, and we strive to feature as many great films as we can during this great weekend of horror.

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Polanski In Switzerland, his Film In Berlin

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In what has to be one of the most bizarre red carpet scenarios in many a moon, the Berlinale is bracing for the buzz storm surrounding the world premiere of THE GHOST WRITER, the latest film from director Roman Polanski. And while the stars of the film, Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan will officiously walk the red carpet at the Berlinale Palast this evening, the film's celebrated director remains under house arrest in his ski villa in Switzerland. Of course, this is not the first time that a fi...

Polanski In Switzerland, His Film In Berlin

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  In what has to be one of the most bizarre red carpet scenarios in many a moon, the Berlinale is bracing for the buzz storm surrounding the world premiere of THE GHOST WRITER, the latest film from director Roman Polanski. And while the stars of the film, Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan will officiously walk the red carpet at the Berlinale Palast this evening, the film's celebrated director remains under house arrest in his ski villa in Switzerland. Of course, this is not t...

Talking Pictures Festival

The Talking Pictures Festival presents independent films from around the globe at its annual festival and competition. Cash awards for winning entries. We seek to show films that are thought-provoking, intriguing, entertaining, vibrant, authentic, artful and informative. From dramatic films to hard-hitting documentaries, comedic shorts, experimental films, or music videos, we invite independent filmmakers to send us their work for consideration. All genres, styles and lengths welcome. Festival takes place in Evanston, Illinois and attracts filmgoers from the entire Chicago metro-area.

The Return of James Ivory

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James Ivory, the legendary director of such classic films as ROOM WITH A VIEW and HOWARD’S END, and part of the legendary Merchant/Ivory producing team, returns to the big screen with his newest film THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION. The film also marks his reunion with actor Anthony Hopkins, who starred in the director’s HOWARD’S END and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, as well as a stellar cast that also includes Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Norma Aleandro and newcomer Omar Metwally. ...

The Return of James Ivory

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  James Ivory, the legendary director of such classic films as ROOM WITH A VIEW and HOWARD’S END, and part of the legendary Merchant/Ivory producing team, returns to the big screen with his newest film THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION. The film also marks his reunion with actor Anthony Hopkins, who starred in the director’s HOWARD’S END and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, as well as a stellar cast that also includes Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Norma Aleandro an...

The Global Film Village: Behind the scenes with James Bond

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by Marc Halperin The USC School of Cinematic Arts and
Visions and Voices and The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative in conjunction with Danjaq and Eon Productions presented a special program taking us behind the scenes of the world’s most well known secret agent on the 6 through the 8th of November,  2009. Nine of the popular films were shown during three days and two panel discussions were presented with stars and members of the production team. This was a tribute to th...

Santa BarbaraFestival will honor Julianne Moore

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore at the 25th edition of the Festival with the Montecito Award, which runs February 4 -14, 2010, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place Thursday, February 11, at the historic Arlington Theatre. The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career, and has...

Nicolas Roeg praises the standard of the films selected in the Seville European Film Festival

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The British director is happy because young people can see his films on the big screen and he hopes they find “the truth” he was trying to transmit when he made them. The British director Nicolas Roeg, who is president of the Official Jury of the sixth edition of the Seville European Film Festival, thanked the Festival’s artistic director, Javier Martín-Domínguez, and the event organizers who chose him to lead the jury. He said that it was very interesting work as it is...

Ben Kingsley closed the Seville Festival with his latest film, '50 Dead Men'

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The British actor thanked the Festival for this recognition and expressed his interest in filming in Spain The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career.   Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although...

Selection of film reviews

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PRIME MOVER(Aust, 2009) Stars Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, William McInnes. “Big dreams, harsh reality and a quirky fantasy make up the engine of David Caesar’s likeable new film, in which a prime mover is the prime motivation of his pie-in-the-sky protagonist,” says Louise. “Prime Mover deals in the everyday lives of recognisably Australian characters in a way that makes their journey matter to us. And it does it in unique style,” says Andrew...Movie reviews:THE BOYS...

The Global Film Village: Christopher Plummer, Canadian born and one of the world’s great actors

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by Marla Lewin Christopher Plummer as Dr. Parnassus Photo taken by Liam Daniel, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Christopher Plummer not only stars as a mystic who sells his soul to the devil in Terry GIlliam’s Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,but he plays Leo Tolstoy in the Last Station by Michael Hoffman.  He has also just finished his memoirs called “In Spite of Himself”.   Scott Foundas from the LA weekly, had just read the book, and was prepared to ...

Christopher Plummer, Canadian born and one of the world’s great actors

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by Marla LewinChristopher Plummer as Dr. Parnassus Photo taken by Liam Daniel, Courtesy of Sony Pictures ClassicsChristopher Plummer not only stars as a mystic who sells his soul to the devil in Terry GIlliam’s Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,but he plays Leo Tolstoy in the Last Station by Michael Hoffman. He has also just finished his memoirs called “In Spite of Himself”. Scott Foundas from the LA weekly, had just read the book, and was prepared to question the actor for the tribute. P...

Only From The Imagination of Terry Gilliam

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The Global Film Village: by Marla Lewin Heath Ledger and Verne Troyer Photo by Liam Daniel, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics The Los Angeles AFI premiere of the latest Terry Gilliam movie,was a spectacle to behold. The Chinese Theatre red carpet blends with the decor, and the rush line produced many fans anxious to see this film. At the gate, I met the producer Sam Hadida, who was anxiously looking for his tickets. The President of the AFI, Robert Gazzale took the stage ...

The Global Film Village: Only From The Imagination of Terry Gilliam

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  by Marla Lewin Heath Ledger and Verne Troyer Photo by Liam Daniel, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics   The Los Angeles AFI premiere of the latest Terry Gilliam movie,was a spectacle to behold. The Chinese Theatre red carpet blends with the decor, and the rush line produced many fans anxious to see this film. At the gate, I met the producer Sam Hadida, who was anxiously looking for his tickets.   The President of the AFI, Robert Gazzale took the stage and told the histor...

Only From The Imagination of Terry Gilliam

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by Marla Lewin The Global Film Village: Heath Ledger and Verne Troyer Photo by Liam Daniel, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics The Los Angeles AFI premiere of the latest Terry Gilliam movie,was a spectacle to behold. The Chinese Theatre red carpet blends with the decor, and the rush line produced many fans anxious to see this film. At the gate, I met the producer Sam Hadida, who was anxiously looking for his tickets. The President of the AFI, Robert Gazzale took the stage and told the history o...

Winners Wow Audience At Chicago International Children's Film Festival Closing Night

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    The 26th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival congratulates the winners of more than 30 awards presented at the CICFF's American Airlines Closing Nights Awards Presentation on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. Charles Malik Whitfield (Notorious, The Temptations, Behind Enemy Lines) hosted the event.  More than 80 filmmakers from around the world came to watch the most acclaimed films ...

Day 14 of the London Film Festival Official Vodcast

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  Juno Temple at the premiere of Glorious 39 Getty Image   Highlights from yesterday include;  Footage from the “Glorious 39” premiere featuring interviews with director Stephen Poliakoff, Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple, Jenny Agutter, David Tennant & Toby Regbo Interview with writer/director of “Forbidden Door” - Joko Anwar Interview with writer/director of “Plan B”  - Marco Berger Interview with Jane Birkin who stars in “Around a Small...

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