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Eccentric road movie with Penn wows at Cannes

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US actor Sean Penn (AFP, Francois Guillot) CANNES, France - A risk-taking road movie starring Sean Penn as an ageing 1980s pop star in search of his father's Nazi tormentor emerged as a front-runner Friday as the Cannes competition wound down. "This Must Be The Place", named for the Talking Heads song recently covered by Arcade Fire, both of which feature in the film, is the latest Cannes contender by Italian iconoclast Paolo Sorrentino. Bearing a strong resembla...

The Ten Thousand-Dollar Martini

A man's attempt to propose to his girlfriend in the Blue Bar at the fabled Algonquin Hotel in NYC is complicated by a midget, a monkey, Paris Hilton, and the titular cocktail.

Kirsten Dunst Signs Autographs for Fans After Melancholia Press Conference

After a Wednesday morning press conference for her new film "Melancholia" directed by Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst happily signed autographs for enthusiastic fans waiting outside. Jimmy Helm

Kirsten Dunst Signs Autographs for Fans After Melancholia Press Conference

After a Wednesday morning press conference for her new film "Melancholia" directed by Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst happily signed autographs for enthusiastic fans waiting outside. Jimmy Helm

The press conference for The BEAVER

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*The Beaver* is a film about how a millionaire who's suffering from depression tries to get better with the help of a "talking" beaver. The film stars Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. At the press conference, the actress/director of the movie Jodie Foster, writer kyle killen, and producer Keith Redmon were present. Since Jodie Foster can speak fluent French, she was kind enough to do the press conference in both French and English. She talked about the inspiration of the movie, the makin...

Jodie Foster at *The Beaver* Press Conference

Jodie Foster at the Press Conference for *The Beaver* on May 17 before the Red Carpet premier.Unfortunately, the actor Mel Gibson was not able to make it to the press conference, but he managed to appear with Jodie Foster on the red carpet for the screening. ~Nick Chow 

Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster Earn Standing Ovation at 'The Beaver' International Premiere (Cannes 2011)

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Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images CANNES -- Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson walked the red carpet together at Cannes' international premiere of The Beaver Tuesday night. They entered the Palais' Lumiere Theatre walking hand-in-hand. During the screening they sat next to Summit's Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman. And as the lights came up at the end of the film, they were rewarded with a ten-minute standing ovation. A few people around Foster even had tears in their eyes at th...

Israel Film Festival Spotlights New Film Talents

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  Israeli films have had a strong profile at international film festivals and in the Oscar competitions for the past decade. For the next two weeks, New York area audiences will get a chance to sample the variety, dexterity and quality of contemporary Israeli films as the Israel Film Festival marks its 25th anniversary. The Festival runs through May 19 at the AMC Loews 84th Street Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  Over a dozen filmmakers will join us from Israel for their film...

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The Jury Un Certain Regard is now completed

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The Jury Un Certain Regard welcomes: Emir KUSTURICA, President - director, actor & musician (Serbia) Elodie BOUCHEZ, actress (France) Peter BRADSHAW, critic, The Guardian (United Kingdom) Geoffrey GILMORE, Chief Creative Office Tribeca Enterprises (USA) Daniela MICHEL, Director of the Morelia Festival (Mexico)   ...

Pacific Meridian Winners in 2010

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AwardPrize Winners Festival Grand Prix for the Best Feature Director, Writer, Producer Eyad ZahraThe Taqwacores Best Director Award Director, Writer, Producer Alexey FedorchenkoSilent Souls The Special Jury Award For the "magical moments" to touch the hearts of the audienceDirector, Writer Chi-Jan HouOne Day Best Short Award Director, Writer Mark AlbistonThe Six Dollar Fifty Man ...

Gary Lucas Plays "Sounds of the Surreal"--accompanying 3 classic silent surrealist films with his original solo guitar scores

Director: Fernand Leger, Rene Clair, and Ladislaw Starewicz.
"The Guitarist of 1000 Ideas" (NY Times) Gary Lucas accompanies three silent surrealist classics with his original solo guitar scores live. Films include Rene Clair's "Entr'acte" (1924), Fernand Leger's "Ballet Mecanique" (1924), and Ladislaw Starewicz's "The Cameraman's Revenge" (1912). More details at http://garylucas.com/www/surr

OUR DAY WILL COME at CPHPIX 2011

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  Read one on one interview with Romain Gavras on his film here: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/interview_with_romain_gavras   interview by Vanessa McMahon, December 2010   CPHPIX press: About the film "Romain Gavras turned YouTube upside down with his hard-boiled and controversial music video for M.I.A.'s 'Born Free', where a fascist government detains the red-haired in concentration camps, and thereby ind...

Lost Bladesman to open the 3rd Terracotta Festival in London on May 5th

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We closed our festival last year with Bodyguards and Assassins, we open this year with another movie starring Donnie Yen. The Lost Bladesman will play at The Prince Charles Cinema on Thursday 5th May. Doors open at 20:15 ...

The Traveler starring Val Kilmer screens at the New york International Film Festival

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    The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) today announced that it will host the New York Premiere of horror film The Traveler starring Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, The Doors) on Saturday April 30 at 8pm at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street). Other cast members include Dylan Neal (Babylon 5, 40 Days and 40 Nights), Paul McGillion (Stargate: Atlantis, See Grace Fly) and Camille Sullivan.    Directed by South African award-winning filmmaker and docum...

The Traveler starring Val Kilmer screens at the New york International Film Festival

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 The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) today announced that it will host the New York Premiere of horror film The Traveler starring Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, The Doors) on Saturday April 30 at 8pm at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street). Other cast members include Dylan Neal (Babylon 5, 40 Days and 40 Nights), Paul McGillion (Stargate: Atlantis, See Grace Fly) and Camille Sullivan.  Directed by South African award-winning filmmaker and documentarian Michael Oblowitz (Se...

Welcome to the new Festival Manager, Kadi Lokk!

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Seven months ago when I applied to work as an intern for ÉCU -The European Independent Film Festival (aka Fun European Project as it said in the Craiglist job ad!) I had no idea what I was getting myself into. During these months I have met some of the most interesting people ever, worked hard, played hard, but most important enjoyed my time while working for the “Fun European Project”. My position at the festival has been marketing coordinator, which has been fun an...

The USA Film Festival in dallas announces its program

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  All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas. Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning Friday, April 15, 2011.   REMEMBERING CARY GRANT AN EVENING WITH JENNIFER GRANT On-stage conversation with Jennifer Grant, book-signing and 55th Anniversary screening of TO CATCH A THIEF (...

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