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Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 4 and Background on William Dafoe

Willem Dafoe, the crown prince of immersive portrayals, as labeled by Evan Louison in the piece referenced before, bears a striking resemblance to Pasolini at the time of PPP’s death – almost all the film’s reviewers agree on this point. Check the photos or the video links at the end of this piece and decide for yourself. More importantly, it’s how Willem got into Pasolini’s head that gives his performance authenticity. From his notes on the role b...

Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 3 and Background on Pasolini

by H.S. Bayer Pasolini with his 3rd Volume of Poetry (1957) Some Background on Pasolini & his film career… Pasolini, a true Humanist, possessed one of the great minds of the 20th century, weighing in on a number of core intellectual issues in the realms of art and socio-political theory and practice. In addition to a sharp well educated intellect – both formal (the Literature College of the University of Bologna) and home schooled (his mother Susanna Colussi,...

Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 2

by H.S. Bayer “I lived that page of a novel, the only one of my life as far as the rest — what can I say I have been living inside a poem, like every obsessive.” Pier Paolo Pasolini   Braucci’s screenplay derived from an idea, by Abel Ferrara and Nicola Tranquillino. Braucci was part of the writing team for Abel’s Napoli, Napoli, Napoli (2009) and wrote the award winning screenplay for Gomorrah (2008) – one of the bes...

Story on Abel Ferrara's PASOLINI & WELCOME TO NEW YORK PART 1

Pasolini Poster by H.S. Bayer “I lived that page of a novel, the only one of my life as far as the rest — what can I say I have been living inside a poem, like every obsessive.” Pier Paolo Pasolini “In search of the death, of the last poet, only to find, the killer inside me… sharpening his tools of ignorance on the memories, of never forgotten acts of kindness. In words and deeds, ideas impossible to comprehend — those, who weave their spell in s...

PSIFF: Brad Pitt or “Dukhtar,” Don’t Make Me Choose, Films Win Out!

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   After Brad Pitt stole the show Saturday night at Palm Springs International Film Festival with his “oh-yellow-oh” David Oyelowo name-rhyme edutainment for SELMA, directed by Ava DuVernay - on which Pitt is a producer - the sparkly desert town still had the rush of afterglow on Monday. But, this is an important international film festival, so everyone regained their composure fairly quickly, despite his star showing, also Reese ...

Finnish-German science fiction film Iron Sky The Coming Race raises over half a Million fromh crowdfunding

    Finnish-German science fiction film Iron Sky The Coming Race has successfully finished the crowdfunding campaign, raising over half a million dollars on a crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.   Iron Sky has created a huge buzz on the Internet and the buzz has now paid off. Over 7000 fans from 75 countries around the world took part in the campaign.     “It’s amazing to see the fans support us so heavily”, producer Tero Kaukomaa rejoices. &ld...

Unbroken, Review: Life of Pi meets Bhag Milkha Bhag meets Forrest Gump

Unbroken, Review: Life of Pi meets Bhag Milkha Bhag meets Forrest Gump I know, Milkha was a real character and the others are fictional, so where does Unbroken meet these other three? Endurance against all odds at sea was seen in Pi, a small-town boy running for international glory was Milkha and Forrest Gump too ran a similar trail, albeit with the added dimension of a man having a mental condition. In the end, we will have to give it to Unbroken for originality, because it is largely true t...

The International Press Academy Applauds the release of ‘THE INTERVIEW’ and George Clooney, By Adrienne Papp

By Adrienne Papp  The Executive Board of the International Press Academy announced Tuesday (Dec. 23) that it applauds and commends Sony Pictures for announcing the release of the comedy film The Interview on Christmas Day. The board also acknowledges and thanks actor-writer-director George Clooney for spearheading the fight for Freedom of the Press and Free Speech among the Hollywood community. In 2005, the IPA...

Walt Disney Pictures’ Newly Restored “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” Makes its World Premiere at the 5th Annual Green Bay Film Fe

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The newly remastered 4k resolution version of the Disney classic film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) will be making its world premiere at the 5th Annual Green Bay Film Festival, held March 6th through the 8th at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay. The newly restored Disney film will be shown at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 7th.   The film is an adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel of the same name, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre...

My Passion for Lights - Camera - Coffee! Film festival must have!

Surprise!!!! Now that's where the ACTION is @ BAHAMAS COFFEE ROASTERS on Dunmore Street, Harbour Island Bahamas. No matter what film, panel or party the number #1 items any festival participant will tell you " we need  Coffee !"  I found one of the finest coffees I've had in a very long time on Harbour Island. just a few sunny blocks to pink sand beaches and pristine ocean. Breath. Sip. Myself, a former cafe owner I have learned to appreciate the art of the bean. A...

The pitch by Oliver Ottley 3 on his Script Last Ones Left

Oliver W. Ottley III Last Ones Left oliver@ottleyink.com Oliver was one of the 3 selected filmmakers selected for the Bahamas International Film Festival Residency Program. His script was mentored daily by 5 experienced mentors comining from filmmaking, creative, marketing and financial background. The program was held in beautiful Harbour Island, close to paradise in many ways. VIEW PHOTO ALBUM....enjoy some of their best moments. Mentors Bruno Chatelin - bruno...

The Pitch by Louis C. Lio, M.D. The author of Bioterror Conspiracy

Louis C. Lio, M.D. Bioterror Conspiracy Screenplay superwiz@optonline.net louis was one of the 3 selected filmmakers selected for the Bahamas International Film Festival Residency Program. His script was mentored daily by 5 experienced mentors comining from filmmaking, creative, marketing and financial background. The program was held in beautiful Harbour Island, close to paradise in many ways. VIEW PHOTO ALBUM....enjoy some of their best moments. Mentors Bruno C...

The pitch by Christopher Andre on his Science Fiction Screenplay "Explorers"

Christopher Andre working with two of his mentors: Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor (right) Explorers Christopherandre25@gmail.com Chris was one of the 3 selected (lucky) filmmakers selected for the Bahamas International Film Festival Residency Program. His script was mentored daily by 5 experienced mentors comining from filmmaking, creative, marketing and financial background. The program was held in beautiful Harbour Island, close to paradise in many ways. VIEW PHOTO ALB...

BAFTA nominated Gunhild Enger and Yann Gonzalez at Go Short Campus

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  New Arrivals - Go Short Campus, part of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, gives twenty young filmmakers the chance to learn the tricks of the trade. Amidst the lively festival they participate in workshops and master classes by renowned professionals. The main guests for the campus of 2015 are Gunhild Enger (Norway) and French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez. Enger received a BAFTA nomination for her graduation film Bargain and won several awards with he...

BIFF 2014 Filmmakers Residency Program

2014 FILMMAKER RESIDENCY Mentors: Bruno Chatelin Laurie Gordon Matthew Helderman Joe Aliberti Nathaniel Kohn, Ph.D .......................... Participants: Oliver W. Ottley III Last Ones Left Christopher Andre Explorers Louis C. Lio, M.D. Bioterror Conspiracy ...

15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 87th Oscars®

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 87th Oscars®.  One hundred thirty-four films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: "Art and Craft," Purple Parrot Films "The Case against 8," Day in Court "Citizen Koch," Elsewhere Films &q...

Academy Celebrates Costume Design with Oscar® Classics

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  Screenings presented in conjunction with Hollywood Costume exhibition The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences begins 2015 with two new screening series, Street Clothes: Contemporary Costuming in New Hollywood and Two Sides of a Costume Designer, in conjunction with the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition now on view. Street Clothes: Contemporary Costuming in New Hollywood Showcasing the groundbreaking urban American films of the late 1960s and 1970s, the Academy’s ...

Entering WorldFest

  Entering the festival is really easy. First, read this FAQ to answer your questions and then proceed to fill out your automatic online entry form. After you submit your form, you’ll receive an email with further instructions and all the details of your entry. You’ll also be taken to a second page with instructions and details. We do suggest that you print this page for your personal reference or at least keep note of your Entry Code/Codes and fee totals for each entry...

Mario Dorminsky reveals the Fantasy Films selection for Fantasporto 2015

27 features and 19 shorts are going  to be screened in the Official Fantasy Section of the 35º Fantasporto, the most traditional one. Approaching all kinds of expressions of the immaginary, these films were carefully selected  from the applications of 51 countries, of which only 27 countries were selected, presenting extremely recent unreleased productions. In fact, in this section, Fantasporto will present 4 World Premieres, 5 European Premieres and many films which will only b...

Save Cinemas initiative in Morocco at the Marrakech IFF 2014

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Martin I. Petrov Save Cinemas in Morocco is an initiative that started several years ago in Marrakech, led by Tarik Mounim. It’s aim is to discover and preserve deserted old cinemas throughout the country transforming them again to culture patrons and promoting national and independent cinema that is rare these days in Morocco.    During this year’s Marrakech international Film Festival, Save Cinemas in Morocco holds an exhibition at the old C...

Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, 'FREEDOM DEAL: Story of Lucky' - Popular Among Asian Youth on Mobile Devices

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  Interesting year-end analytics of a section of Camerado's Southeast Asian supernatural historical drama, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, clearly demonstrates the movie's popularity among local (Asian) audiences.     Of a total 194, 463* minutes viewed (*4.43685041 months), the breakdown is as follows:     As the movie is set in 1970 along the Cambodia / Vietnam border during the US-Vietnam conflict, and...

Inherent Vice: Review

Child of indie American cinema, Anderson keeps a sweet tone of bewilderment in his new hors d’oeuvre, which although took time to prepare, is served cold, raw - pleasing, but leaving a mouthwatering effect for a no-show main.      Remembering Anderson’s previous moments with The Master or Magnolia, where a constant flow and amusing disconnection from reality progress with every scene, Inherent Vice is more of a sharp staccato-like nostalgic manifesto for an era of...

David Cronenberg Producer Turning Animated Short 'Foxed!' Into Feature Movie (Exclusive)

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VARIETY by Etan Vlessing 12/9/2014 9:00am PDT Longtime David Cronenberg collaborator Martin Katz has found creatures more fearsome than the mugwump and Brundlefly for an upcoming feature by Canadian 3D animation guru James Stewart. Katz acquired the worldwide rights to Stewart's stereoscopic 3D short film Foxed! to be made into a stop-motion animated feature from Prospero Pictures and Geneva Film Co. The dark fantasy follows Emily...

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!

Cellar Door Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!   December 12, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   OTTAWA, ON – Following a successful first season, Ottawa’s speculative genre festival is opening the Cellar Door once again! Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is now accepting submissions for the second year of the festival, scheduled for November 2015.   Filmmakers are invited to submit speculative films of both s...
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