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'21,' will open the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival

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Columbia Pictures' highly anticipated film, '21,' will open the 15th edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival on March 7, 2008. The film, directed by Robert Luketic from a script by Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb, is scheduled to open in theaters on March 28. Based on Ben Mezrich's popular book, 'Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions,' the film stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, and Laurence Fishburne...

AFI Awards 2007 official selection announced

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AFI has just announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2007, AFI's almanac that records the year's most outstanding achievements in film and television. Ten AFI Movies of the Year and 10 TV Programs of the Year have just been determined by the juries. The honorees are listed below in alphabetical order: AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR--OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEADTHE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLYINTO THE WILDJUNOKNOCKED UPMICHAEL CLAYTONNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MENRATATOUILLETH...

South Bank show awards

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Full Nominations ListFilmThis Is EnglandAtonementControlComedyHot Fuzz (Working Title Films)Gavin and Stacey (BBC Three)Alan Carr Tooth Fairy LiveTV DramaDoctor Who (BBC One)The Mark of Cain (Channel 4)Boy A (Channel 4)TheatreSaint Joan at the National TheatreMacbeth at the Chichester Festival Theatre, then Gielgud The Masque of The Red Death at the Battersea Arts CentrePopArctic Monkeys for ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’Radiohead for ‘In Rainbows’Linda Thompson for ‘Versatile Heart’Lit...

Erkan Oğur sings in the BOLERO nightclub in KARS on closing night of Festival on Wheels

  Listen and SEE Erkan Ogur - Bulbulum Altin Kafeste : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21FHBHPQE94 and Hear ZEYNEP here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKAOTzzb6nk One of the biggest highlights at the Kars stop of the Festival on Wheels in Turkey in November 2007 was the last night performance of Erkan Oğur and İsmail H.Demircioğlu in the bustling Bolero Club in KARS, Turkey. Genial, warm and unassuming, performing his traditional folk repertoire before mesmer...

Moondance award winners

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FEATURE FILM Hunger Maria Giese SPIRIT OF MOONDANCE Rain in the Mountains Joel Metlen & Christine Sullivan MOONDANCE SANDCASTLE Steel Toes David Gow &Mark Adam MOONDANCE COLUMBINE Stiilipidu (Shop of Dreams) Peeter Urbla BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM Waiting for Dublin Roger Tucker MOONDANCE SEAHORSE SHORT FILM Cake Tin Rosemary Riddell & Mike Riddell MOONDANCE SANDCASTLE Available Men David Dean Bottrell MOONDANCE STARFISH/COMEDY Dance of the Blue Angels Steve Lichtag MOONDANCE CALYPSO Ete...

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...

Music and Sex... right now live from AFI

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Live dailies from AFI FestBy STUART BRAZELL, AFI online Contributing Writer There is no denying that music can have a profound impact on film. Nothing is more emotionally satisfying than watching a great movie scene with the perfect song playing. Music can also inspire a film, and that is clear in this year's lineup of music-related films at AFI FEST 2007. The world premiere PUBLIC ENEMY: WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME examines the powerful 20-year history of the influential hip-hop group, Public En...

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World Soundtrack Awards winners announced in Ghent

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Tonight the World Soundtrack Awards winners were announced in Music Centre Bijloke Ghent. The first prize went to Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The Painted Veil), this year’s Film Composer of the Year. Clint Mansell’s film music for The Fountain not only received the Best Original Soundtrack of the Year but also the Public Choice Award.The 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards was again a big success. The Flemish Radio Orchestra, conducted by Dirk Brossé, performed top quality film mus...

The Spirit of the Sixties Lives On At Woodstock Film Festival

Tuesday, October 2--------For those who actually attended the famous Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969 (or just claim to) or have visited it in their dreams, the word "Woodstock" evokes a fabled time of flower power, sexual revolution, drug-fueled ectasy and a time when youth culture subsumed the status quo. It is becoming increasingly harder to find that spirit of the Sixties in contemporary America (where we have our own Vietnam, but nary a student protest), but that freewhee...

The Spirit of the Sixties Lives On At Woodstock Film Festival

Tuesday, October 2--------For those who actually attended the famous Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969 (or just claim to) or have visited it in their dreams, the word "Woodstock" evokes a fabled time of flower power, sexual revolution, drug-fueled ectasy and a time when youth culture subsumed the status quo. It is becoming increasingly harder to find that spirit of the Sixties in contemporary America (where we have our own Vietnam, but nary a student protest), but that freewhee...

The Killing of John Lennon at Raindance Sun 30th Sept 7:15 (REVIEW)

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RAINDANCE 2007: The Killing of John Lennon (2006)In competition for the title of Best British UK Feauture, The Killing of John Lennon (2006) follows the life of killer, Mark Chapman from Hawaii to New York in the lead up to the killing of iconic Beatles legend, John Lennon. British Director, Andrew Piddington was first taken by Chapman when he heard of conspiracy theories relating the death of Lennon. Piddington explains the film took four years to make, and used location shooting throughout t...

onedotzero's 2007 festival tour is about to kick off,

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onedotzero's 2007 festival tour is about to kick off, with huge events in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Zurich, Switzerland. In addition, we have some very special events taking place as part of Nuit Blanche, Paris, and the Shanghai eArts festival. These packed three day festivals will be the first opportunity to view onedotzero's brand new screening programmes, including favourites wow+flutter, wavelegth, and extended play, as well as retrospectives including a focus on Bjork's music videos. The...

Iraq Veteran Documentary Bows On September 11th

 Tuesday, September 11----------The sixth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon provided an auspicious landscape for the debut of the new Iraq documentary BODY OF WAR here at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film tells the stirring tale of Tomas Young, a wounded Iraq war veteran who has become a powerfully effective anti-war activist. The film is co-directed by Ellen Spiro (GREETINGS FROM OUT HERE) and former talk show personality Phil Donahue., wi...

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Indie Film Nation #076 for 17th July 2007

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Interview with Richard Moore (Executive Director) of the Melbourne International Film Festival which commences on the 25th July to the 12th August 2007 plus we catch up with Barry Mandingo (screenwriter and previous co-host of the Indie Film Nation Podcast) who turns up in England (of all places) and joins me in a discussion on all things cinema! Music How Is It Gonna End by Tom Waits   Click here to listen to the show ...

Its only sun star and warmth at Ischia Globa film and music festival

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It is quite difficult to describe the ambiance of this unique festival Michael Radford (The postman) described it onstage with a sincere enthusiasm as “the best festival in the world”The Ischia Global Film and Music Festival (better pronounce Ischia like the locals "iskia") runs for a week to the greater pleasure the local crowds with moments of communion of friendship and talent… The festival guests (American idols, Italian professionalsand a few privileged media) are treated w...

Its only sun star and warmth at Ischia Globa film and music festival

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It is quite difficult to describe the ambiance of this unique festival Michael Radford (The postman) described it onstage with a sincere enthusiasm as “the best festival in the world”The Ischia Global Film and Music Festival (better pronounce Ischia like the locals "iskia") runs for a week to the greater pleasure the local crowds with moments of communion of friendship and talent… The festival guests (American idols, Italian professionalsand a few privileged media) are treated with an equa...

Julio Iglesias receives the Ischia Music Legend Award

On Sunday July 8, Julio Iglesias will receive the Music Legend Award for "most popular Latin-American artist of all times." Presenting the award at the Negombo in Ischia will be great international producer David Foster, together with Clotilde Courau, princess of Savoy and godmother of the fifth Global Film & Music Fest which begins on July 9 at the Regina Isabella Hotel in Lacco Ameno. Announcing the award to Iglesias was Tony Renis, co-chairman of the festival together with...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival ready to launch

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for an eight day extravaganza of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties, taking place July 19-26, 2007. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic features, shorts, documentaries and animations during its new summertime dates. The festivities kick off with a welcome party at prem...

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