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An Embrace Of Film and Music

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Saturday, June 16-------One of the most popular sidebar sections at SILVERDOCS is the Best Music Documentary competition. This marriage between cinema and synchopation uses visual technique to give a deeper understanding of how music is evolving and the artists whose passion and commitment to expanding their art can either lead to personal tragedy or personal triumph. This year, six excellent films are competing, covering a wide range of musical styles and visual temperaments. Judging the films...

Odetta

The festival returns to Manhattan July 19-26

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Featuring the talents of Oscar winner Meryl Streep; Oscar nominee and Tony Award-winner Alan Bennett (The History Boys); influential musician Allen Toussaint; Robert Rusler (The Whole Ten Yards); Brittany Daniel (White Chicks) and Ted Lange (Loveboat) 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 ...

U2 Second Life Cannes Concert

Cannes did also end on Second Life with a major event: the Second Life U2 concert on the stairs.    Drowing an impressive crowd:    To access the Second Life Cannes island, check here. ...

U2 Second Life Cannes Concert

Albiston's "Run" is well done

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"Run," a 15 minute short by Mark Albiston from New Zealand, is perfectly done for the idea it achieves. The film, playing in the short films corner, one of 11 short films of this year's official short film competition, feels like a dream.I think it is the use of sound that achieves this dreamlike quality. The sounds are all simple but bold and deliberate, with not much background sound: a juxtaposition of the first piano notes of the classic Für Elise by Bethoveen against a bold o...

Random Street Happenings during the Cannes Festival: Part One

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While I was waiting outside the theatre Debussy, I noticed across the street as an older man picked a pink flower for his wife from the flowerbed that runs along the center. A young cop, noticing this, snatched the flower away and started to scold the man. Eventually, he gave the flower back to the woman, who then proceeded to smack his arm with it, before following her husband, who had already stormed off....

U2 Performs on Red Carpet

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Crowds gathered Saturday evening to catch U2 perform for free on the red carpet. The show was held at 12:30 a.m. and preceded the showing of "U23D", a documentary about the Irish band. Crammed between hundreds of spectators, the setting was just as glamorous as could be. Men in Tuxedos were lined up along the red carpet, and paparazzi anxiously awaited the arrival of Bono, the Edge, and the rest of the classic rock band. While waiting, the crowd enjoyed hits from the band as th...

Snoop Dogg enjoys Cannes nightlife

CannesSnoop Dogg partied at Club Bâoli in Cannes on Friday night, May 18, 2007. He sat at an outside table with his entourage and was very friendly to fellow club-goers. Interns Caitlin Fitzmaurice and Mary Abraham were happy to meet Snoop and welcome him to Cannes. ...

Snoop Dogg, Mary, Caitlin

Snoop Dogg & friends

Snoop Dogg and Caitlin

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José Wilker, Best Actor at the 2007 Festival Cinema do Brasil in Paris

Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris25 April through 8 May, 2007                                                       FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DO BRASIL IN PARIS            The first week of this 9th  two-prong event (feature competition and documentaries) has ended at the  L’Arlequin Cinema in Paris 'trendy Quartier Latin with the presence of

Music And Movies At Tribeca/ASCAP Music Lounge

    Tuesday, May 1---------The 2007 Tribeca/ASCAP Music Lounge opens today with a glittering array of music industry veterans and up-and-coming stars in a mix of music and movies that is unique to this sprawling event. Musical festivities take place at the Canal Room through Friday, May 4th. The Lounge is produced by ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the trade organization that protects the rights and collects the royalty fees for members of th...

New Haven Underground Film Festival

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The New Haven Underground Film Festival Selection Committee has determined “round one” (of two) of its 2007 lineup. “We’ve been doing this long enough to see that things come in waves and, this year, of the hundreds of entries we received, the documentary standouts were about great Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hip Hop acts. So this year’s theme pretty much took care of itself,” said festival Co-Director, Michael Mongillo. “The Year of Rock” docs are: “Get Thrashed” (99 min.) traces ...

SOS Films to world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival opening night

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Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff joined SOS campaign founder Kevin Wall today to announce that seven SOS short films will premiere on the Festival’s opening evening of April 25, 2007. SOS is the campaign behind the Live Earth global concert series on July 7, 2007. The mission of the SOS Short Films Program is to create a series of educational and compelling short films that highlight theproblems of, and engage people with solutions for, the globa...

Silard Somorjay at Spain Sevilla

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silard somorjay concert pianist with his international musicians.Spain Sevilla Womex oct 22 2007Eternal Traveler Take You Through the World Musically...

Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland Cops Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award

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Stewart Copeland makes his entrance with a bang. Whether bounding onto the California Theatre stage before a packed house of 1,100 people or striding into a small room for a press conference, the founder of the newly reunited The Police radiates high energy. He flings his arms in the air, and his voice booms all the way to the last row of the balcony and back. Never has anyone been so enthusiastic about receiving a Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award. Just a 50-year-old suburban dad? So he says.The ...

Stewart Copeland Cops Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award

Saturday, March 3---Stewart Copeland makes his entrance with a bang. Whether bounding onto the California Theatre stage before a packed house of 1,100 people or striding into a small room for a press conference, the founder of the newly reunited The Police radiates high energy. He flings his arms in the air, and his voice booms all the way to the last row of the balcony and back. Never has anyone been so enthusiastic about receiving a Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award. Just a 50-year-old suburban ...

Stewart Copeland: his film and The Police reunion

Stewart Copeland talks about how his film evolved and its role in reforming The Police.  From the Cinequest press conference March 3, 2007.  Recorded by CVW. 4:11 minutes (1.92 MB)

Stewart Copeland

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