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First Annual Joseph & Viola Marshall Memorial Benefit Concert: Supporting high school and college students study in the film and media arts. Slated for Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Providence, RI (May 16, 2008) Music is all around us. Stop. Listen. You will hear it. Each of us has music that we associate with various points in our lives. Like a soundtrack in a motion picture, music serves as a trigger, bringing back a flood of memories that make up who we are. For most, music ca...

Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with IFFS

Taking Film Festivals to the Next Level with a Compelling Program at 2nd Annual International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) EuropeEuropean ProgrammingA dynamic and compelling program is the hallmark of a great film festival. Selecting the right films for your festival and programming considerations will vary depending on location, audience and other factors. Hear from this esteemed panel of festivals what critical factors they take into consideration when programming their festivals.Panelists:Simo...

San Francisco Film Society Elects New Board Members

The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Carla Emil, James H. Herbert II, Celeste Meier and Suzie Reider to its board of directors as it continues to expand its annual calendar of film programs, including the acclaimed SFFS Education Program, and prepares to present the 51st edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. The four new SFFS board members bring a wealth of experience from their professional and philant...

An interview with the director of The Shadow of the Moon, David Sington.

Interview with David Sington  Let me begin with your film, The Shadow of the Moon. The film deals with an important event not just in the American, but also world history. You managed to gather together the surviving crew of the Apollo missions and also showed  previously unseen NASA footage. You are also a self-taught filmmaker… All that means is that I didn’t go to film school. When we went to Sundance, I had to fill in this questionnaire ‘Where did you learn filmmaking?’ Well, ...

A Lavish Epic Of France's Most Celebrated Playwright

Wednesday, July 25--------He was and is the most prominent and well-known French playwright of his or any time, and his legacy continues nearly 400 years after his death. Now, for the first time, the focus is on the man himself, and not just his art, in the lavish period epic MOLIERE, which opens this Friday in US theatrical release from blue chip distributor Sony Pictures Classics. The film, directed by Laurent Tirard and co-written by Tirard and Grégoire Vigneron, focuses on the start of t...

Mira Nair’s THE NAMESAKE Opens Cinequest

No one seems better suited to transform Jhumpa Lahiri’s touching prose into film than Mira Nair. Both the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of INTERPRETER OF MALADIES and the director of SALAAM BOMBAY and MONSOON WEDDING know firsthand about the Indian-American immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, and the search for identity that informs their art. Adapted from Lahiri’s eponymous first novel, published in 2003, the deeply felt family drama doesn’t disappoint.The narrative unfolds diffe...

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) lines up 112

The 24th Annual Miami International Film Festival will take placeMarch 2 - 11, 2007112 Films—92 Features and 20 Shorts—Highlight 2007 FestivalIncluding 7 World Premieres, 32 International, North American& U.S. Premieres, and 45 East Coast PremieresThe Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today the full schedule of films for the 24th annual festival to be held March 2-11, 2007. The Opening Night film this year will be “Black Book” from...

DLA - Discovering Latin America Film Festival opener

FORBIDDEN TO FORBID (PROIBIDO PROIBIR) A film directed by Jorge DuránBrazil, 2006 - 100 mins. (English Subtitles)Come and experience the vibrancy of the Discovering Latin America film festival by seeing the opening night film of ‘Proibido Proibir’! This is a unique opportunity to see a great film and to have the chance to pose any questions to the director himself.Date: 23rd November 2006Time: 8pmPlace: Odeon Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Avenue (Off Cambridge Circus)£12. Booking recommended....

Curtain closes on Cambridge Film Festival

26th Cambridge Film Festival (6-16 July, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse)“ This ever-expanding festival has really pushed the boat out this year, with an amazing slew of UK premieres – over 30 and counting. And this is only the tip of the iceberg!” The Guardian 1/7/06“ The Cambridge Film Festival has developed into a leading showcase for art-house hits. It’s a taste of the best of what’s to come” The Observer 2/7/06“Cambridge has the knack of attracting big names – to the irritatio...

Cambridge Fest showcases best of Iraqi film

BEST OF BAGHDAD – THE RESURRECTION OF IRAQI CINEMAat the 26th CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL (6th–16th July 2006, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse) Cinema has had a chequered history – from all-singing all-dancing melodramas of the 40s to lavish vanity projects funded by Saddam Hussein in the 80s to total extinction during the Gulf Wars. Now amidst the tensions of the occupation the resuscitation of Iraqi Cinema has gradually begun, heralding a new phase in the slo...

Bruce Weber fashion and portrait photographers Homage at Cambridge

BRUCE WEBER - A Life in FilmsHis First Complete UK Film Retrospectiveat the 26th CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL (6th-16th July 2006, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse)Bruce Weber is one of the 20th and 21st Century’s greatest fashion and portrait photographers – he is best known for his hugely influential, original and often mimicked advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein featuring gorgeously shot images of beautiful young men and women which have become icons of popular culture - and his photographic wo...

ComFEST06 launches with over 200 films

ComFEST06 launches with over 200 films from all over the world!28th April – 7th MayManchester’s fifth annual Commonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST06) getsunderway later this month, offering film enthusiasts no less than 100 hours of quality international film and industry events at more than 12 accessible venues across the region.“Not only will COMFEST06 provide a fascinating showcase for the talent of film makers from all over the Commonwealth, its dynamism and vibrancy will show that Manch...

The Commonwealth Film Festival’s highlights

ComFEST06 launches with over 200 films from all over the world!Manchester’s fifth annual Commonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST06) getsunderway next month, offering film enthusiasts no less than 100 hours of quality international film and industry events at more than 12 accessible venues across the region.“Not only will COMFEST06 provide a fascinating showcase for the talent of film makers from all over the Commonwealth, its dynamism and vibrancy will show that Manchester is yet again the place...

What will happen to movie going experience?

Movie theater audiences have steadily shrunk over the past 50 years. This brings a very important concern to the forefront: will movie theaters continue to exist among all the new media and technology? With so many different ways to distribute a film, it is a matter of sociology as to why one would want to go into a dark movie theater and experience a film with a group of strangers or even alone in the dark.Several of these topics were addressed at a recent Sundance Film Festival panel I attende...

Meryl Streep to receive Coolidge Award

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has been chosen to receive the prestigious Coolidge Award in Boston on April 5. The annual event, recognizing a selected film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging cinema, was launched in 2004. The first film auteur so honored was Chinese director Zhang Yimou in 2004 (HERO, THE HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, RAISE THE RED LANTERN).Last year’s honors went to Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, whose long list of cinema masterpieces ...

Cambridge Film Festival highlights to watch for

25th CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL 7–17th July 2005, Cambridge Arts PicturehouseThe UK’s sunniest film festival celebrates its quarter century this summer when the Cambridge Film Festival returns to the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse for ten days (7-17th July) of UK premieres, international guests, major retrospectives, shorts and documentaries, free outdoor screenings, the second film forum “Critical Condition: Cultural Overload” (9th July) and the Q103 and Dubble Bar Cambridge Children’s Film...


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