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Lisa Schwarzbaum's panel of up and coming new talent

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A "Precursor to "The Gotham Awards"Lisa Schwarzbaum, film critic for "Entertainment Weekly" led the panel of up and coming new talent. She began by asking, "Chop Shop" star, Alejandro Polanco, "How did you adjust to making a movie, how did you balance the movie and school?"A.P. ~ "I had to wake up in the morning very early, and we shot during a heat wave, I just did it, got through it, loved it, and now I want to be an actor."L.S. ~ (Addressed to Rosemarie DeWItt from Jonathan Demme's film, "Ra...

San Sebastian 56 Will Have an 'Infusciating' New Look

If you're tired of those same old raggedy Red Carpets every year the 56th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival which opens on September 18 has anounced a major change in decor --the Red Carpet this year will be FUCHSIA... and not just one rug for the stars to cavort on on on their way to the galas, but two! A carpet 9O metres long (about one American football field) will lead up the main beachfront thoroughfare to the surrealistic Kursaal complex, otherwise known as 'The Cube', where ...

San Sebastian 56 Will Have an 'Infusciating' New Look

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If you're tired of those same old raggedy Red Carpets every year the 56th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival which opens on September 18 has anounced a major change in decor --the Red Carpet this year will be FUCHSIA... and not just one rug for the stars to cavort on on on their way to the galas, but two! A carpet 9O metres long (about one American football field) will lead up the main beachfront thoroughfare to the surrealistic Kursaal complex, otherwise known as 'The Cube', where the f...

The San Sebastian red carpet will be fuchsia and crowded

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Antonio Banderas, Richard Eyre, Woody Allen, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall will be walking along it on the opening dayThe carpet that the stars at the forthcoming San Sebastián Festival will be walking along will be fuchsia, which is the predominant colour this year in the Festival’s image.The fuchsia carpet is 90 metres long in the route it follows along the Paseo de la Zurriola leading up to the door of the Kursaal, and 40 metres long outside the Victoria Eugenia.The team that has made th...

Penélope Cruz will be presented with a Gotham Award Tribute

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Penélope Cruz will be presented with a Gotham Award Tribute at the 18th Annual Gotham Awards™ on Tuesday, December 2nd in New York. Presented by IFP, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, The Gotham Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the film awards season. The awards provide critical early recognition to worthy independent films, such as past winners JUNO (2007), HALF NELSON (2006), JUNEBUG (2005), all o...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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Penelope Cruz fans were angered at the premiere of her new movie Vicky Christina Bobby. After some waited almost in hour in the rain, they were not even allowed to watch the Woody Allen directed feature with the cast in attendance. Upon entering the Grand Théâtre Lumière, attendees were directed up the stairs and right out the theatre! They were then taken to an adjacent theatre to see the movie. The funny thing is that not only were “regular” people ushered out, but also famous people li...

A Woody Allen Dysfunctional Family Classics For The Holidays

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Leave it to the good taste and the subversive spirit of the Film Forum to resurrect Woody Allen's dysfunctional family comedy classic HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, just in time for our own familial crises for the Hannukah and Christmas holidays. Woody got it so right in this tale of three sisters (the sublime Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest) who can't help but compare their professional and personal lives in a case of sorority sister sibling rivalry. Hannah (Farrow) is the su...

A Woody Allen Dysfunctional Family Classics For The Holidays

 Friday, December 14---------Leave it to the good taste and the subversive spirit of the Film Forum to resurrect Woody Allen's dysfunctional family comedy classic HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, just in time for our own familial crises for the Hannukah and Christmas holidays. Woody got it so right in this tale of three sisters (the sublime Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey and Oscar-winner Dianne Wiest) who can't help but compare their professional and personal lives in a case of sorority sister sibling riva...

Marilyn Monroe visits Cannes on Second Life with Steven spielberg, Bruce Willis, Woody Allen, Alain Delon...

We were very happy to welcome Marilyn Monroe along with Steven spielberg, Bruce Willis, Woody Allen, Alain Delon... in our Cannes Fest21.com offices in second life. Welcome friends :).          To enjoy Cannes in Second Life, join us here. Avastars from Marilyn Monroe, Steven spielberg, Bruce Willis, Woody Allen and Alain Delon created by Stéphane Galienni.  ...

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Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton

    Friday, April 6---------The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents its annual Gala Tribute to the Oscar-winning and much-loved actress Diane Keaton on Monday, April 9th. The evening will include highlights selected especially for this occasion from the actress’ extensive body of work, on-stage salutes from friends and colleagues, and personal remarks by Ms. Keaton.Ms. Keaton will be toasted and praised by such presenters as Woody Allen, Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Allen-Keaton...

Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton

  Tuesday, April 3---------The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents its annual Gala Tribute to the Oscar-winning and much-loved actress Diane Keaton on Monday, April 9th. The evening will include highlights selected especially for this occasion from the actress’ extensive body of work, on-stage salutes from friends and colleagues, and personal remarks by Ms. Keaton.Ms. Keaton will be toasted and praised by such presenters as Woody Allen, Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Allen-Keaton p...

Spending The Holidays With Woody Allen

Saturday, December 23----When I was growing up Jewish in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960s, Christmas Day meant only two things…..Chinese food and going to a movie. In those halcyon days when Christmas was more of a religious event than an excuse to go shopping, almost all restaurants, stores and other commercial venues were closed on Christmas Day.....with the exception of Chinese restaurants and most movie theaters. So, it became a Jewish tradition (and the only option in town) to frequent ...

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...

Chaos, sex addiction and Ned Beatty in person at Minneapolis

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CHAOS is just a theory in physics, but it's a full blown practice at the Minneapolis film festival. Whether or not a can of film will arrive at its designated venue at all, or, if it does arrive, whether it will be wound on backward or inside out -- therefore unshowable -- is often a toss-up. One such instance, Werner Herzog's latest, "The Wild Blue Yonder" -- an astronaut fantasy in a post-Armageddon world -- arrived at the Oak Street theater projection booth cut into unmarked segments, so th...

Match Point for Woody Allen and Company

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Woody Allen’s Match Point played off competition on May 12th at Cannes, the story of a tennis instructor and his extra marital adventures. Allen attended the opening along with wife Soon, and Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Emily Mortimer.Allen revealed “my wife likes to see Cannes. I would stay home in my room and never go anywhere”. The veteran director made the film in London, where he claims there is more artistic freedom: “ In the US its harder and harder to make fil...

San Sebastian live

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THE 52nd SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVALAs if to serve notice that this festival is solidly back on track in the "Big Time" the 52nd edition of this Basque Country autumn extravaganza opened with a bang on September 17 with a screening of Woody Allen's latest opus, "Melinda Melinda" and an opening night lifetime award presented to the American director who was here in person to accept the honor from the hands of Spanish super-star director, Pedro Almodovar.. Allen who is well known for his dislike ...

San Sebastian fest ambiance

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THE 52nd SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVALby Alex DeleonAs if to serve notice that this festival is solidly back in the "Big Time" the 52nd edition of this early autumn Basque Country extravaganza opened with a bang on September 17 with a screening of Woody Allen's latest opus, "Melinda Melinda" and an opening night lifetime award presented to the American director who was here in person to accept the honor. Allen who is well known for his dislike of festivals (the only one he condescends to visit up...

Woody Allen tribute in San Sebastian

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SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL OPENS WITH WORLD PREMIÈRE OF WOODY ALLEN’S ‘MELINDA AND MELINDA’The world première of “Melinda and Melinda”, Woody Allen’s latest film, opens the 52nd Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 17th 2004.Woody Allen will also be present to receive the Festival’s tribute. A tribute that acknowledges fundamental figures of modern cinema.The Festival has also programmed a retrospective of Allen’s work as a writer, director and actor, sp...
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