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Mahler on the Couch is a Class Act

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The latest offering from highly respected German independent filmmaker Percy Adlon, a glossy, heady, off-beat biopic about the famous turn of the century Viennese composer Gustav Mahler, his tumultuous affair and stormy marriage with Alma Schindler, a woman twenty years younger, and his presumed (but undoubtedly fictitious) couch sessions with Sigmund Freud to sort out his emotional problems, was definitely the class film of the Los Angeles Film Festival. This was a world Premiere scoop leverage...

Mahler on the Couch is a Class Act

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The latest offering from highly respected German independent filmmaker Percy Adlon, a glossy, heady, off-beat biopic about the famous turn of the century Viennese composer Gustav Mahler, his tumultuous affair and stormy marriage with Alma Schindler, a woman twenty years younger, and his presumed (but undoubtedly fictitious) couch sessions with Sigmund Freud to sort out his emotional problems, was definitely the class film of the Los Angeles Film Festival. This was a world Premiere scoop leverage...

The Film Mahler on the Couch is brilliant

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Barbara Romer explodes  as an actress playing Alma Mahler in her first film roleFilm is a masterpiece on a budget of $2.5 million and looks like 10 times that Film plays again on Saturday June 26 at Regal Cinemas at 1:45 www.lafest.com ...

The Spirit of Sepharad: From Casbah to Caliphate Musical Performance

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By Maria Esteves - June 22, 2010 The Off Broadway musical performance of The Spirit of Sepharad: From Casbah to Caliphate, directed by Gerard Edery and Vivienne Roumani-Denn commenced Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 7:00 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York. Presented by Root One Foundation and Museum of Jewish Heritage, this astonishing, awe-inspiring musical masterpiece embarks on a historical journey of Sephardic Judiasm through traditional songs, flamenco dances, and film footages. It c...

The Doors, When You’re Strange, exhibition 9th July - 5th Sept

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To coincide with the theatrical release of “When You’re Strange”, Idea Generation Gallery will have an intimate look into the controversial band, The Doors. Alongside the first feature documentary on The Doors, When You’re Strange, Idea Generation tells the story of one of America’s most ‘‘dark and dangerous bands’’. This exhibition will offer an intimate account of the life of The Doors, from their rise to fame to their breakthrough on the music scene in 1965. Revealing intima...

Global Film Village: Dancing at Cannes Market

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 by Marla LewinFriday we went to see a film about the Canadian Royal Winnipeg Ballet School titled Tutu Much. We knew Vonnie Holmett from several film festivals a few years ago. We originally met at a speed dating PR session in Victoria.  This year we met her again at the Canadian pavilion. It is so exciting to see Vonnie here in Cannes with her ballet film screening.  Her film is a sensitive exploration of the development of young ballerinas during a six week summer course. This is a mak...

Dancing at Cannes Market

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  Friday we went to see a film about the Canadian Royal Winnipeg Ballet School titled Tutu Much. We knew Vonnie Holmett from several film festivals a few years ago. We originally met at a speed dating PR session in Victoria.  This year we met her again at the Canadian pavilion. It is so exciting to see Vonnie here in Cannes with her ballet film screening.  Her film is a sensitive exploration of the development of young ballerinas during a six week summer course. This is a make ...

Wow, What A Musical Lineup

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THE WRECKING CREW, the music documentary that opened the Connecticut Film Festival at the historic Palace Theater in Danbury last evening, was a musical wow. Telling the story of the studio session musicians who backed up some of the recording industry's biggest stars, the film was an eye-opening look at an era when popular musical acts did not necessarily play musical instruments, and these professional back up musicians were not acknowledged. The documentary, a 12 year labor of ...

Film Trailer: THE WRECKING CREW

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  THE WRECKING CREW, an award-winning music documentary on the unknown back up musicians for some of the recording industry's most celebrated talents, is tonight's Opening Night attraction of the Connecticut Film Festival (May 4-9, website: www.ctfilmfest.com). From the mid 1960s through the early 1970s, a group of two-dozen studio musicians shaped the sound of the American pop music industry and influenced generations of musicians to come.  The Wrecking Crew played backup for ...

10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards

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Film Festival Ghent celebrates 10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival’s World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings)...

Meet Filmmaker Denny Tedesco

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  Denny Tedesco decided to make his film debut THE WRECKING CREW about a subject close to his heart. His father had been a studio musician who played backup for some of the reigning giants of the recording industry. But as the son of a musician who stayed in the shadows for his career, Tedesco was also aware of the difficult choices and somewhat unfulfilled lives these people endured. So, his choice for his directorial debut seems inspired...a tribute to the unsung musicians who play ...

COMING BACK FOR MORE

Director: WILLEM ALKEMA.
Coming Back For More Netherlands : 1 hr 14 min Willem Alkema Sly Stone is one of the great musical innovators of the last 50 years. With his band the Family Stone he was one of the highlights of the Woodstock Festival. Jimi, Jim and Janis died and became legends. Sly survived his drug addiction but disappeared in the early 80’s from the limelight. He became untraceable for years. Filmmakers, musicians (Prince) and friends had tried to contact him, without success. TV stations had offered thousands of dollars, in the hope of an interview, but Sly was not to be tempted. In 2002, director/musician Willem Alkema started searching for Sly Stone. Two years later, he found Sly living in a house at the end of a dead end street on a hill just outside Los Angeles. Sly Stone didn't want to be found or filmed but Willem didn't give up and finally followed Sly in his first steps in 2007 on stage since the seventies. At that moment Sly didn't want to be interviewed and disappeared. Finally in June 2009 Sly gave his first filmed interview in more then 20 years.

Rush winner of The Tribeca Audience Award

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The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winner of The Heineken Audience Award – “RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage” – tonight at The Altman Building in New York City. The film’s directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn will receive a cash prize of $25,000. Throughout the Festival, which kicked off on April 21, audiences have been able to vote for The Heineke...

2010 Connecticut Film Festival: Mapping North By Northeast

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  The 2010 Connecticut Film Festival, which launches on Tuesday in the historic city of Danbury, Connecticut about 50 miles north of New York City, could very well be given the moniker "North By Northeast". This is not a geographic description nor a play on words of a classic Hitchcock thriller. It is, in fact, a nod to the multi-media event known as South By Southwest (SXSW), which takes place in edgy Austin, Texas each February. The Connecticut Fi...

"RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage: RED CARPET INTERVIEWS WITH BAND MEMBERS

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This rockumentary is for new and old fans, and those who have never even heard of the band before.  Amazing rockumentary discussing the bands early years growing up in Canada, their family backgrounds, how the band formed, their humble beginnings playing at school dances, bars, hockey rinks, and building their way up to US and World tours, changes to the band, to their families, and friendship.Must see!RED CARPET INTERVIEWS:DIRECTORS: Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

"Interview with French Actor, Eric Elmosnino/Serge Gainsbourg: "Gainsbourg, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus".

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Interview with French actor Eric Elmosnino, who portrays French singer, Serge Gainsbourg amazingly well, in "Gainsbourg, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus".   Q: Did you get a reaction on the film by any of the Gainsbourg's? A: Eric: "Charlotte Gainsbourg said it was too difficult, and too sensitive for her to watch the film, and she can't see the film.  You have to understand, Gainsbourg is an icon in France.  This is a fairytale about Gainsbourg, but the film is ...

Getting Warmed Up For Tribeca!

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Hello All! ....I won't be officially starting my Tribeca blog until the opening press conference on April 20th. But, so far, the good folks at Rubenstein have given me a chance to see press screenings of SPORK and AMERICAN MYSTIC. And while I can't write about either until I am no longer under embargo, be forewarned that there is one lighthearted romp you definitely won't want to miss at this year's film festival!  Most of all, I am looking forward to seeing an incredible Franco-American lin...

Andy et les Jumbies / Andy and the Jumbies

Director: Laurent LICHTENSTEIN.
Andy Narell is white, born in Brooklyn. But he is famous in the Caribbean's as the leading composer for steel band music. How did he get there? We follow him from New-York to Trinidad as he get ready for a big concert that may help him to be accepted as a true trinidadian … During our treap from New-york to Trinidad, we'll meet the best Trinidadians artists like Peter Minshall, Relator and David Rudder, 2 great calypsonians. We'll dive right in the heart of Trinidad culture, at the Panorama where 10.000 pan players gather and compete ... Andy est un musicien blanc, né à Brooklyn. Pourtant il est une star dans les Caraïbes, le plus grand compositeur pour les steel bands ... Comment a-t-il réussit à s'imposer ? nous le suivons de New-York à Trinidad dans la préparation du grand concert qui lui permettra peut-être d'être accepté dans la patrie du steel pan. Durant notre voyage de New-york a Trinidad nous allons rencontrer les artistes majeurs de la bouillonnante Trinidad comme Peter Minshall, Relator et David Rudder. Nous plongerons au coeur du carnaval lors du Panorama, où 10.000 joueurs de pan se réunissent et s'affrontent pour une guerre musicale ...

Andy et les Jumbies / Andy and the Jumbies

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Hi there !I just finished my new documentary "Andy and the Jumbies" ... 2 years of work, following Andy Narell, the king of the steel pan ... He is white, born in Brooklyn, and the most famous composer for steel bands ... I followed him from New-York to Trinidad as he get ready for a big concert that may help him to be accepted as a true trinidadian … An incredible dive right at the heart of Trinidad, the home of steel pan ...52' HD french and english versions .... See the trail...

Ice Cube's Straight Outta L.A., will have its world premiere at Tribeca/ESPN Sports Festival

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I must confess I cannot wait to see that film.!, What a smart choice and programming from Tribeca. Let me share with you one of my dearest professionnal experiences as a film distribution (with Columbia at the time). When I was handling the world premiere in Cannes of Boyz'n the Hood, The film revealed both John Singleton as a director, and Ice Cube as an actor and received  2 Academy Award nominations. I was in charge of the distribution in France, and ran all the pro...

Rock'n'roll... Of Corse!

Director: Lionel Guedj & Stephane Bebert.
Some people’s fates deserved t be known by everyone. Henry Padovani, this Young 24-year old corsican, who arrivedin London in December 1976, is one of them. Actor and witness of a period when the alternative and revolutionary trend, the punk movement, arose, this self-taught guitar player went through the 80’s like a météorite falling from nowhere. From The Police he founded with Stewart Copeland in January 77, until his réunion on stage thirty yearslater in front of 80,000 people, from The Clash to the Sex Pistols, from The Who to The Pretenders, from REM he signedup to Zucchero whom he manages, with everyone, Henry shared a little bit of their music and a lot of their lives. Going back to his London memories, camera in hand, a move guided by a series of improvised sequences, of interviews of some of thèse rock n roll heroes, and of those who were there, more anonymous but just as important, the story of an extraordinary man told in this film, faitfull to his drive for freedom and spontaneity. A man for whom Rock n Roll has always been synonymous of friendship and solidarity. A man who dedicated and keeps on dedicating his life to music, and Rock’n’roll…Of Corse !

STILL BILL Premieres to Sold Out Crowd in New York

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By Maria Esteves - March 2, 2010 The Opening Night New York Premiere documentary of STILL BILL, co-directed by Damani Baker and Alex Vlack, commenced January 27 - 28, 2010, at the IFC Center, New York. Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and musician Bill Withers appeared for a special Q&A session following the two sold out opening screenings with filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack. STILL BILL played at the IFC Center for a week. Arrivals at the opening night included artist...

Whiskey Business Trailer

Birmingham based band '1EYE' have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE have recently released their debut single 'Worries & Trouble' feat. Apache Indian. 1EYE's debut single is available for purchase from www.industryrecords.org/shop or you can text 'WORRIES' to 81088.

1EYE - Worries & Trouble feat. Apache Indian

1EYE have already supported UB40, Beverley Knight, Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. Creating a buzz within industry circles, 1EYE have recently released their debut single 'Worries & Trouble' featuring Apache Indian. 1EYE’s debut single is available for purchase from www.industryrecords.org/shop or you can text ‘WORRIES’ to 81088. 3:30 minutes (4.81 MB)

Frontline Pctures releases video for band: Deathpoint

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Deathpoint's first music video release for the single Gone (And Forever) was released to youtube Feb 12, 2010  The video was produced and Directed by Justin Peeler for Frontline Pictures.  Frontline Pictures is a Canadian Independant Film Production Company, specializing in Horror Film and Heavy Metal Video Production.  Deathpoint is a Heavy Metal band from Hamilton Ontario Canada, they are for fans of: Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Devil Driver, Devine Heresy, Soilwork, Thr...

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