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When Gustav Met Sigmund

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Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design founder Walter Gropius (wi...

Ham & The Piper complete

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It's beena tremendous effort to finally finish Ham & The Piper. The film is magnificent and looks beautiful, thanks to the work of young Polish cinemtagrapher, Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz, a real talent for one so young. The music is wonderful too and the performances.... out of this world, especially Jeffery Kissoon in the lead. We've had some interest which is great before we head off into the festival circuit.   Check the film out on http://www.wix.com/hamandthepiper/movie ...

Au Revoir Rhiannon Hobbins…

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This month we say au revoir to Rhiannon Hobbins, ÉCU’s Festival Manager for the past four years. Rhiannon was the ultimate resource for all that is ÉCU but she is moving on to her next adventure back in her home country of Australia. It’s hard to express how much she will be missed but her influence will be everlasting as the festival builds upon the fabulous foundations that she put in place. So, without further ado Rhiannon tells us in her own words how the last four years...

Screen Actors Guild Nominees

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  While it limits its nominations to acting awards for film and television, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are considered very prestigious because they are given to actors by their fellow thespians. The awards ceremony, which used to be a private affair for guild members, is now televised in the United States and internationally, thus adding another layer in the run-up to the Academy Awards in February.   As with the Golden Globe Award nominations announced on Wednesday, Na...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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  After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin Ameri...

Awards Climax 14th Edition of POFF

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After 11 days of international premieres, receptions and special events, POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, came to its climax on Friday evening with the announcement of its major awards at a ceremony held at the historic Russian Theater in the Estonian capital. With a local rock band providiing background music, the juries of the 14th edition made their announcements to the cheers of an audience of local dignitaries and visiting professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the ...

Liam Neeson

THE EYE AND THE STAR: " I was JOHNNY HALLYDAY's Photographer"

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Johnny Hallyday: Photo Alain Robert      All photos by Alain ROBERT : ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Alain ROBERT comes from a genuine Parisian family implanted in the Quartier Latin. His father who was an artisan specialized in photography, gave him his first camera when he was twelve.. During 40 years, ROBERT  worked with equipment and supplies for photo and media services as well as for conservation departments of large...

The Stockholm International Film Festival unveils new Festival Program

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Today, October 26, the program for the 21st edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival will be revealed. Tomorrow, October 27 at 11 AM, the ticket sales begin online and at Kulturhuset. This year's festival program presents 180 films from more than 50 countries, 108 Nordic premiers, and 16 world premiers. We look forward 12 exciting days of quality film. - The Stockholm International Film Festival is the meeting point for next generation's film creators. Our 21st program is fully l...

Roman Polanski and Brett Ratner

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Hollywood Film Festival Exacts Malcolm McDowell's POUND OF FLESH

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   What would the Hollywood Film Festival be without full frontal nudity? Overdressed.  This weekend, Oct. 22 - 25, the 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival & Hollywood Awards presented by STARZ managed both female and male full frontal in one fell swoop with the US debut of Tamar Simon Hoffs' POUND OF FLESH, starring Malcolm McDowell and Angus MacFayden (BRAVEHEART) with a cameo by Dee Wallace.   ...

London Fest It's kind of a funny story

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London Film Festival 13-28 October 2010IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY [2010] dir Ryan Fleck & Anna BodenIT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY is most probably the best example of the culmination of every Hollywood studio's "indie film branch" teenage crisis movie ever made. It tells the story of Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a 16-year old teenager who is engulfed by depression and when is on the way to attempt suicide, decides to go check himself into a psych ward of the local hospital instead. He then is committed ...

LFF - IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY [2010] dir Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden

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 IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY is most probably the best example of the culmination of every Hollywood studio's "indie film branch" teenage crisis movie ever made. It tells the story of Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a 16-year old teenager who is engulfed by depression and when is on the way to attempt suicide, decides to go check himself into a psych ward of the local hospital instead. He then is committed for a minimum of five days and guided by the seemingly normal Bobby (Zach Galifianak...

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A New York State of Mind at Woodstock FF

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    Woodstock, New York, nestled in the majestic Catskill Mountains about 100 miles of New York, has a unique perspective on “a New York state of mind”. Close enough to New York City to its south to be influenced by its multi-culturalism and razor-sharp analysis of everything from fashion to publishing to politics to Wall Street, it has also been a haven for ex-pat New Yorkers who burned out from the impossibly fast pace of the city and found an inspiring solace in the bucolic ...

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride an Authentic Western

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The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, an Authentic Western film By Ron Gilbert When you enter a theater to watch a film, it should you really want it to be an experience. So best not to read the press kit or the other film festival reviews. because you do not want to prejudice your reactions to the film if possible. So I went to a late night screening at the Laemmle Sunset Five Theatres to see The Last Rites of Ransom Pride. From the opening shot of the film I knew that this was goi...

Julia Roberts arrives to the San Sebastian film festival to receive Donostia Award

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Julia Roberts arrived last night to San Sebastian where she will be receiving tonight the Donostia Award for a lifetime achievement She was accompanied by her film co-star Javier Bardem. After the gala for the first time in Spain we will see Eat,love and Pray, their latest film together. ...

The Ladies Take Toronto

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  Nicole KidmanEllen Page           Catherine KeenerMarion CotillardUma ThurmanHelen MirrenHilary SwankNatalie Portman ...

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