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James Ransone brings TANGERINE to Sundance, a film by Sean Baker

A Film by Sean Baker In TANGERINE, James Ransone plays Chester, a pimp who may or may not have cuckolded his girlfriend, working girl Sin-Dee (Kiki Kitana Rodriguez). Ransone's performance is punctuated by a deft comic timing and is so incredibly believable -- you would think that Sean Baker discovered him in off the streets in a casting all if, you know, he didn't have quite the impressive roster of acting credits. Ransone has graced the small screen with featured roles in HBO'...

Soul Captain Films had a special Park City screening of charlie

No one ever listened to charlie, until he stopped talking. 'charlie' is the story of a young man who goes hysterically mute when choosing to leave his abusive past behind. It's Christmas Eve as he stumbles upon the Sanderson family who take him in as their own. Charlie's silence acts as a mirror for the Sanderson family who discovers what bravery, compassion, and accepting one's self are all about. Starring Shawn Ryan (Bones), Jim O' Heir (Parks and Rec), Mo Collins (MA...

Catch 14 New Films Through Sundance Institute's #ArtistServices Program

Fourteen Independent Films Made Digital Debut Today during Sundance on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and VUDU   Films Include Sundance Film Festival and Institute Titles and Others from Austin Film Society, Cinereach, IFP and the San Francisco Film Society Sundance Institute has announced a new collection of fourteen independent films that make their digital debut today, January 21, 2015 on a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s #ArtistServices program.&nb...

Sundance 2015 | NEXT screens Matt Sobel's TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

SYNOPSIS A Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t seem more backwards to a Californian teenager. If Ryder (Logan Miller, THE BLING RING) had his way, he’d choose a moment just like this to show his conservative relatives his true colors, the bigger the scene the better. For his mother’s sake however, Ryder agrees to keep quiet, save parading around the picnic in his most audacious pair of short-shorts. Ryder’s antics raise dubious eyebrows from his hardened cowboy relatives...

Dope has its World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festiva

Written and Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar)    Starring:
 Shameik Moore (Cartoon Network’s “Incredible Crew”), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Amazon’s “Transparent”, MTV’s “Eye Candy), Kimberly Elise (VH1’s “Hit the Floor”, For Colored Girls), Keith Stanfield (Selma, Short Term 12), Blake Anderson (Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”), Zoe ...

First Look! Sundance Film DIGGING FOR FIRE Starring Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt

Joe Swanberg's new feature film DIGGING FOR FIRE starring Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia.    Premiere - Joe Swanberg's DIGGING FOR FIRE (Acquisition Title / Domestic and International Sales: Alicia Van Couvering)   The discovery of a bone and a gun sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. DIGGING FOR FIRE is directed by Joe Swanberg, co-written by Jak...

Fantasporto 2015 Full Program

    Oporto, capital of the North of Portugal, over the Douro River and “Best European Destination” 2013 and 2014, welcomes the 35th edition of Fantasporto, Oporto International Film Festival., one of the most prestigious festivals in the world. More than 10 days dedicated to celebrate the film industry and where producers, directors , actors, other film professionals and a great number of film fans are welcomed to a program with all genres, with shorts and features, but ...

Lenny Abrahamson to Screen ‘Frank’ in Schull at the 7th Corona Fastnet Film Festival in May and Host Q&A

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‘Frank’ Irish comedy-drama directed by Lenny Abrahamson, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. A surreal comedy inspired by the cult musician Frank Sidebottom, played by Michael Fassbender and co starring Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. ‘Frank’ will be screened at this years Festival that will run from the 20th to the 24th of May in the beautiful seaside town of Schull. Lenny has just returned from the US having finished shooting his &ldqu...

American Sniping: Backlash Against Celebrity Takes A Left Turn, From Bergman to Sony to Eastwood

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There have been backlashes against celebrity before, from Ingrid Bergman and Rita Hayworth being pilloried in Congress in 1949-1950, for Roberto Rossellini and Aly Khan, respectively, to Liz Taylor getting a media shellacking for her multiples in marriage. But these fits of pique have usually come from outside Hollywood. That all changed this past November, when the backlash against celebrity was revealed to come from inside the dream factory, s...

Best Ten of 2014 by Alex Deleon

  In reverse chronological order   NOTE: Not all of the films listed here were necessarily of the Calendar year 2014 but qualifify if this was the first time seen or were singularly impressive one way or another, even upon a second viewing. 1. "RIHAN. Un Pari Pimenté" --  ( A peppery bet) -- LAFF riot with class.  Sophisticated Moroccan Screwball Comedy viewed at Marrakech Film Festival in December.  Popular actress and style icon Asmaa Khamlichi a...

Baby, Review: Premature

Baby, Review: Premature A Wednesday director Neeraj Pandey’s film Baby was previewed for the press on Thursday. It is made under his Friday Films banner and reunites Akshay Kumar with Pandey, after Special 26. Baby is an espionage action-thriller, in a genre similar to his earlier two outings, but much bigger and more ambitious in span. Ajay Singh Rajput is a leading officer in an elite counter-intelligence unit of 16 men, informally called ‘Baby’, because they have a time ...

Berlinale Generation 2015: Juries, Opening Films and Special Screenings

With the Chinese film Gtsngbo (River) by Sonthar Gyal, the line-up of feature films in the Generation Kplus competition is complete. Sonthar Gyal’s touching story of a family, set in the Tibetan steppe, will have its world premiere in Berlin. A total of 66 films from 35 countries will now be screening in the two Generation competitions.   The Generation 14plus competition will open with the world premiere of a work from the Netherlands: Prins (Prince) by Sam de Jong (Marc Jacobs, ...

Forum 2015: Special Screenings

The Forum completes its programme with a series of special screenings dedicated to historical films and re-discoveries as well as new films that grapple with cinema and film history.   The 1973 gangster film Joe Bullet was South African producer Tonie van der Merwe’s attempt to conquer a new market. Inspired in equal measure by the black pop culture of the time and the American Blaxploitation genre, Louis de Witt’s action-packed film about a manipulated cup final was one of ...

Program of the Berlinale Special

Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.   With many prominent guests expected to attend, gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, the Zoo Palast and the Kino International.   The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings. ...

The 45th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 43 films in its main programme, of which 31 are world premieres

The 45th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 43 films in its main programme, of which 31 are world premieres and 10 international premieres. This year’s programme will be opened by what is probably Canadian director Guy Maddin’s most rampant and anarchic film to date. The Forbidden Room comes across like an apparently chaotic, yet always significant eroto-claustrophobic nightmare that never seems to want to end. Its countless fantastic plotlines are i...

The Berlinale Classics will showcase restored versions of Goldfinger and Cold Blood, Full line up confirmed

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The Berlinale Classics, which was launched two years ago as part of the Retrospective section of the Berlin International Film Festival, will be showing a total of five films in this year’s programme. High-quality restored and reconstructed films in digitally remastered versions form the basis for this forum, which closely collaborates with national and international film partners who are especially committed to the digital restoration of film classics. In addition to...

Panorama 2015 will open with Sangue azul (Blue Blood) from Brazil, 34 fictions in competition

© Rodrigo Valenca Daniel de Oliveira in Sangue azul by Lirio Ferreira The main programme of the Panorama will open with the Brazilian production Sangue azul (Blue Blood) by Lirio Ferreira at the CinemaxX 7 on February 5. In the magnificent visuals of a fairy tale, the film tells of a family torn by strife and how, bit by bit, its members find their way back to each other. In doing so they disclose secrets whose c...

23 films in The Competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival

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The Competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 19 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 21 films are world premieres. The following countries are participating in the entire programme: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong/China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, the People’s Republic...

Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema focuses on Latin America with 18 fictional and documentary films

@ Cuandro Negro Santos de la Torre, Graciela Santiago González in Eco de la Montaña (Echo of the Mountain, 2014) by Nicholás Echevarría The Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema is continuing its journey: Latin America is the focus of this year’s film programme, with 18 fictional and documentary films made between 1986 and 2014. The series will open with the stunning documentary Eco de la Mont...

Forum Expanded 2015,The 11th edition complete line up

Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Art & Project/Depot VBVR Gift, 2007. © 2015 Estate of David Askevold Concert C with Door by David Askevold The full programme for the tenth edition of Forum Expanded, entitled “To the Sound of the Closing Door”, is now confirmed. The group exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg consists of 19 installations by 16 contemporary artists as well as the film lo...

11 new books suitable for film adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”

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On February 10, 2015, film producers can discover eleven new books suitable for film adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”. The pitching and get-together afterwards will take place for the tenth year running as part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Immediately following the books presentation, producers can meet the copyright owners - noted and internationally active publishing representatives and literary agents - to discuss filming rights and network within the world of ...

Panorama Dokumente 2015 Line up complete with 18 documentaries

© Gerd Conradt Une jeunesse allemande (A German Youth) by Jean-Gabriel Périot Panorama Dokumente will open with the world premiere of the French-Swiss-German co-productionUne jeunesse allemande (A German Youth) by Jean-Gabriel Périot in Cinestar 7 on February 6 at 5.00 pm. Using archive material, the film traces without bias or commentary the developments leading up to the “German Autumn” in late 1977. The ...

The Berlinale Culinary Cinema programme will present 13 new or recent feature-length films about food and ecology

From February 8 - 13, 2015, the Berlinale Culinary Cinema programme will present 13 new or recent feature-length films about food and ecology, serve menus by top European chefs, and discuss the relationships between food, culture and politics. © Lohse, Kempf, Hoffmann: Ali Ghandtschi / Nakamura: Geisels Werneckhof / Pérez: Francesc Guillamet / Bottura: Paolo Terzi The chefs of the Culinary Cinema 2015 The Berlinale w...

"ABOVE AND BELOW" @ International Film Festival Rotterdam in competition for Hivos Tiger Award

          Screenings: 26.1.15 | 18:45 | Pathe 4 27.1.15 | 12:15 | Pathe 2 28.1.15 | 21:45 | Pathe 2 29.1.15 | 15:00 | LantarenVenster 3   31.1.15 | 14:15 | Cinerama 2   ...

IFFR 2015: Amour Fou Vienna presents world premiere DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) narrated by Tilda Swinton

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DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume)   World Premiere International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015    A creative scientific documentary written and directed by: Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode Narrated in voice-over by: Tilda Swinton   DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) (Austria/Germany/UK, 2015, 85 min)   Screenings as part of IFFR 2015’s Signals: Regained: Sat. 24 Jan, 16.15 h, Cinerama 2 (Press & Industry Scr...
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