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South by Southwest (SXSW) reveals its line up

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce its complete lineup of features, for the 14th edition to be held in Austin, TX on March 9-17, 2007. The festival is scheduled to screen 110 feature films, in various sections and sidebars, over those nine days. Of those 110 features, there are 61 World Premieres, nine North American Premieres, and seven U.S. Premieres. The festival will open with the previously announced World Premiere of Scott Frank's 'The Lookou...

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Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah at Sundance

Saturday, January 27----Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (RAY) joined Queen Latifah at the Eccles Theater world premiere of LIFE SUPPORT last night. The Festival Closing Night Film showcases a powerful performance by The Queen, who plays a recovered drug addict who takes her fight against AIDS and drug addiction onto the streets of New York. The film, which was co-produced by Foxx, Queen Latifah and HBO Films is the directorial debut of writer/producer Nelson George (EVERYDAY PEOPLE), who based the fil...

Interview With Jared Leto of CHAPTER 27

Wednesday, January 24-----Jared Leto is the thinking man's Orlando Bloom. Possessed of a handsome face, a lithe body, piercingly deep eyes and an infectious smile, Leto is one of the few in Young Hollywood who shows no vanity in his screen performances. This is more than evidenced in his starring role as the chubby and erratic Mark David Chapman, the young man who, on a cold December night in 1980 in New York City, pointed his gun at music legend John Lennon and robbed the world of a man know...

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Interview with Program Director for AFI

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Interview (Part 1) with Nancy Collet, Driector, Programming, AFI FestWe were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to interview Nancy Collet, programming director for the AFI film festival. She has been with the festival for 10 years and is originally from Manhattan. In 2006, AFI Fest is celebrating its 20th year as a program of the American Film Institute. The festival grew out of Filmex, which premiered "The Last Picture Show" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. An exThe move to the Arclight happe...

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Interview With Nancy Collet, Director, Programming, AFI Fest Rita M. Johnson We were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to interview Nancy Collet, programming director for the AFI film festival. She has been with the festival for 10 years and is originally from Manhattan. In 2006, AFI Fest is celebrating its 20th year as a program of the American Film Institute. The festival grew out of Filmex, which premiered "The Last Picture Show" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. An ex The move to the...

Classical Music Film Has Florida Premiere

Tuesday, October 24----The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will present an inspiring documentary film on contemporary classical music, on Wednesday evening starting at 6:00pm, at the Cinema Paradiso. PIANISTS - DEFINING CHOPIN is a breathtaking musical documentary that follows the four winners of the 2005 National Chopin Piano Competition, which was held in Miami in March of last year, as they compete in the International Chopin Piano Competition, the oldest and most prestigious ...

Award Winners Announced At Turks and Caicos Film Festival

Sal de Mar Award Monday, October 23----The first annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF) announced its winners on Saturday evening at a gala Closing Night Awards Ceremony, held on the Carribean island nation of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Premier Michael Misick joined with his wife, actress LisaRaye Misick to congratulate the night's winners and honorees. Michael and LisaRaye Misick Nearly two hundred guests joined the Premier and First Lady, as well as Festival co-di...

The Many Colors of Black Music

Hip Hop Artist Kazi Performs Saturday, October 21---As the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, an event devoted to the relationship between film and music, moves into its final stanza, one of the relevatory aspects of the event has been the remarkably vibrant rainbow of contemporary black music. While rap, hip hop and rhythm and blues (or a mix of all of the above) is clearly the dominant trend, black artists continue to expand the form of jazz, reggae, singer-songwriter and rock musi...

Wednesday Highlights At Turks and Caicos FF

The Music of Raoul Midon Thursday, October 19----As the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival moved into high gear, a number of provocative and controversial films were unspooled on Wednesday, along with some special events that have already made the event memorable for its core of attendees. The difficult road for black rock-n-rollers is explored in the dynamic feature documentary ELECTRIC PURGATORY, directed by Raymond Gayle. Featuring early clips from such pioneer rockers as Little R...

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A Meeting of the Minds

Wednesday, October 18----The first of several professional panels was held today at the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, exploring the connection between cinema and music. An intimate group of filmmakers, musicians, industry executives, film critics and cultural officials convened at the Palms Resort for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities of mixing the two art forms. The discussion was led by film journalist David Poland, along with film director Sanaa Hamri a...

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The Short Life of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Thursday, October 12---Music is the message for the 2nd annual Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, which launches next Tuesday with an ambitious program of film premieres, information seminars and live concert events...all set on the beautiful Caribbean archipelago of the Turks and Caicos Islands. One of the films having its International Premiere at the event is generating big buzz. A profile of the short and tumultuous life of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the all-...

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Special Programs on New York Film and Jazz On Film

Woody Allen's MANHATTAN Monday, October 9----The New York Film Festival is presenting two provocative and highly entertaining special programs this week....the first a paen to New York filmmaking, filmmakers and New York as a magical shooting location. The second looks at the 70 year history of jazz, as captured on film. The New York film program, with the splashy title of SCENES FROM THE CITY: 40 YEARS OF FILMMAKING IN NEW YORK, is a kind of tribute to the city's film and television commissi...

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