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Charlie Chaplin

SCRAPPY to play Charlie Chaplin Film Festival in Ireland!

"Scrappy", a social issue film helmed by Dawn Westlake, based on the Studs Terkel Award-winning poem of the same name by her father, Donald G. Westlake, has been selected to the Charlie Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville, Ireland for August 23-26, 2018. "Scrappy" will play in the Social Commentary section of the festival which unspools on Friday, August 24th at 6pm. "Scrappy" was shot on location in Pine Mountain, CA, USA by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelo...

Goodbye, Philp Roth

Goodbye, Philp Roth A 1969 production, Goodbye Columbus must have reached India at least a couple of years later, as was the norm for all Hollywood films, due to some policy issues that lasted through the 80s. I had turned 18, and the buzz around the film was exciting enough to draw me to the theatre. It was technically Ali MacGraw’s debut as a leading lady. Richard Benjamin, the lead actor, had worked in television, and it was also his big screen debut. I liked its bursting sexuality a...

Paddington 2, review: Bear maximum

Paddington 2, review: Bear maximum Imagine a London where bears are accepted as persons and move about freely; a London where Aunt Lucy and her nephew Paddington board a bus and buy tickets for “One-and-a-half bears.” Imagine a bear named Paddington, so called because his adoptive human family find him at Paddington railway station. And imagine a bear that has the highest moral standards and sets the benchmark for ethics and courtesy, not only among regular humans, but even jailbi...

Siraj Syed interviews young film-maker Pratik Rajen Kothari

Siraj Syed interviews young film-maker Pratik Rajen Kothari *How many films have you made since your student days and what/who made it possible to make them? I have made three short films plus co-directed one before Hell O Hello. I also made some music videos. Almost all of these are zero/extremely low budget. At the start, people who are instrumental in making it possible are your like-minded friends. I have a very co-operative core team, without whom, I just wouldn't have had the coura...

"Games People Play" selected to the Ugu Film Fest in South Africa!

"Games People Play" has been selected to screen in the Ugu Film Festival in Port Shepstone in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on September 13th, 2015. The film was written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced by her firm, Ron de Cana Productions. Starring David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake herself, "Games People Play" features an original score by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500, thanks ...

"Games People Play" to have World Premiere at Chaplin Comedy Fest!

"Games People Play", the latest film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. and writer/director Dawn Westlake, will have its world premiere at the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Fest in Waterville (County Kerry), Ireland on August 22, 2014. Starring Westlake, David Razowsky, and Mark Jacobson, the film was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. Editing, visual effects and color correction was also performed by Carr who did the night sky and stars time-lapse seen globally on the current Coldplay ...

EXCLUSIVE: TCM's "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS" Director Jon Wilkman Interview

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent  Somewhere in Connecticut, Bill Haber, one of the founders of CAA, got a flash that Hollywood history should ride again. To that end, he contacted four-time Emmy winning documentary veteran Jon Wilkman and the rest is "A History of Hollywood." Set to air Nov. 1 through mid-December, "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD" will unspool every Monday night at 8 PM (ET) on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Academy...


Director: Daniel Ronnstam.
This videowork experiments with facial size and color manipulation together with a collage of old footage showing Hitler and Charlie Chaplin. The work clarifies a serious environmental issue.


This videowork experiments with facialsize and color manipulation together with a collage of old footage showingHitler and Charlie Chaplin. The work clarifies a serious environmental issue.


                              Festival Awards Gala to be Held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart The 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Anna Kendrick with the Rising Star Award for her performance in Up in the Air at the Festival's annual Awards...

Silent Film Classics Receive Rare Screening

Thursday, April 19-----The Palm Beach International Film Festival, which launches its week-long celebration of film this evening, will present two silent film classics at the historic Maltz Jupiter Theater on Friday afternoon. THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1903), by cinema pioneer Edwin S. Porter, was the first film to highlight complex editing and the building of tension through montage. The film is considered one of the seminal films of the early silent era, and has been frequently listed as one of...