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Cine Las Americas to Present Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico.

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents - Sin, Scandal and Song: Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico.Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico. The first film in the series is AVENTURERA (The Adventuress), which will screen on September 15th at the Mexican-American Cultural Center's (MACC) Grand Opening Celebration at 8PM. The three films in this series were some of the most popular Mexican films of their time and have seldom been screened theatrically since their initial release. The films are directe...

BOY CULTURE: A Gay Film About Looking For Love (Not Sex)

 Sunday, June 3-------Now that gay coming-of-age films have become a (slight) cinematic cliche, what are the new areas that gay filmmakers want to explore as the community continues to evolve and become (somewhat) more mainstream. The answer in the excellent American indie film BOY CULTURE is love.....not as a substitute or an extension of sex, but as an adventure all its own. That is the provocative theme explored by director Q. Allan Brocka, who is attending the FESTROIA this week. His film i...

"My Blueberry Nights" by Wong Kar Wai

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With the presentation of My Blueberry Nights as the opening film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, director Wong Kar Wai, a red-carpet veteran, has the honor of launching the Competition. Winner of the Best Director Prize in 1997 for Happy Together, and after having returned to Cannes with In The Mood For Love and 2046, this year the Asian filmmaker unveils his first film made in English. My Blueberry Nights, a dramatic journey hinting at the distance between a broken heart and a new departure, ...

Essential Cinema: The Rules of the Game

When the New York Film Festival's salute to 50 Years of Janus Films begins on September 30th with the screening of a pristine 35mm film print of the Jean Renoir classic THE RULES OF THE GAME, it will begin a month-long celebration of 30 cinematic gems that can only be described as "essential cinema". Renoir's film, set in a French country estate on the eve of World War II, not only is illustrative of its particular time and place, but serves as a kind of coda for the instability and restlessne...

Morgan Freeman returns to Dubai Fest

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Morgan Freeman, Adel Imam, Yash Chopra Named as 2005 Honorees for Dubai International Film Festival Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman, Egyptian comedy superstar Adel Imam and distinguished Indian producer-director Yash Chopra will receive the Dubai International Film Festival’s 2005 honors for distinguished service to the film industry during the December 11 – 17 Festival this year. The three stars have been named as the Hollywood, Arab and Asian honorees in the Festival’s ‘In the Spotligh...

San Sebastian Alfred and Greta are watching...

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SAN SEBASTIAN -- ALFRED AND GRETA ARE WATCHING ...by Alex Deleon – Lasst DayThis being the centennial of the birth of two towering icons of world cinema, suspense maestro Alfred Hitchcock, and the mysterious lady from Sweden Greta ("I vunt to be alone"), Garbo, both born in 1905, the spirit and image of these two idols is much in evidence this year in Donostia-San Sebastian The official poster of the festival bears a full length photo of Hitch, the official press bag issued to all journalist...

Garbo's celebration at Scandinavian House in NY

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GRETA GARBO'S 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH EXHIBITION & FILMS at Scandinavia House in New YorkExhibition: GARBO'S GARBOSOn view September 17 - November 12, 2005The exhibition Garbo's Garbos offers a glimpse into the public and private world of the most enigmatic of movie stars and the epitome of Hollywood glamour and style, Greta Garbo. Presented at Scandinavia House in conjunction with the films series Forever Garbo, the exhibition celebrates the centennial of the actress' birth on September...

Chicago warming up with spicy line up

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41st Chicago International Film Festival: October 6-20, 2005 An overview of the film line up.Film titles reveal a sexy edge with bits of romance, kiss, addictions, sex addictions, housewarming, The Courage to Love in the Buried Forest at Bee Season and a hidden blade to finish with 2 aurora...Addictions and SubtractionIn Addictions and Subtractions (Columbia/Spain), director Victor Gaviria probes a hot-topic issue that few Latin American filmmakers dare to explore: drugs. This is the stunning ch...

Massive Malle retrospective at NY Lincoln Center

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RISKS AND REINVENTION: THE CINEMA OF LOUIS MALLE June 24 – July 19The massive Louis Malle retrospective starts this Friday!A near-complete retrospective of the films of Louis Malle, a major filmmaker who achieved great success in both his native France and his adopted America. Included will be all of his feature films as well as practically all his documentaries, including rare screenings of his seven-hour PHANTOM INDIA. Highlights include:- Restored print of ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS, soon to ...

Udine Far East Fest Confirms its Cross Border Brilliance

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The Udine Far East Film Festival kicked off on April 22 by FENG Xiaogang's with A World Without Thieves a highly entertaining film from China mixing Western style action with martial arts and cunning physical feats. As with many new films from China, mainland and Hong Kong, the central theme concerns the poverty of migrants from the north and their vulnerability to thieves in the larger cities. In Feng’s new film, Roob (Baoqiang Wang) a Buddhist temple painter has saved up enough money to ret...

Sundance tribune for C. Jay Cox's Latter Day

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NATIONAL THEATER CHAIN SAYS “NO” TO LATTER DAYSGay Mormon Film’s Theatrical Date Cancelled in Salt Lake City After Receiving Threats from Local CommunityAfter reportedly receiving threats of intimidation from conservative religious groups, Madstone Theaters has cancelled its upcoming Salt Lake City engagement of TLA Releasing’s newest film, LATTER DAYS, which tells the story of a young closeted Mormon who falls in love with another man while serving his missionary assignment in Los Angel...

The Queer Lounge panel offers C. Jay Cox a tribune

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Gay Mormon Film’s Theatrical Date Cancelled in Salt Lake City After Receiving Threats from Local CommunityAfter reportedly receiving threats of intimidation from conservative religious groups, Madstone Theaters has cancelled its upcoming Salt Lake City engagement of TLA Releasing’s newest film, LATTER DAYS by C. Jay Cox , which tells the story of a young closeted Mormon who falls in love with another man while serving his missionary assignment in Los Angeles.“We are extremely upset that LA...
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