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Gary Lucas sells out the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with "The Golem"!!

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Just back from a wonderful trip to LA where I SOLD OUT the fantastic Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood with "The Golem"--my live solo guita score accompanying this classic 1920 German horror film! Just check this review from Debra Levine in ARTS MEME: Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas, whom Rolling Stone calls “one of the best and most original guitarists in America,” performed his well-traveled and exceedingly harrowing  score to “Der Golem,” the brill...

The Female Eye Film Festival wrapped

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Filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the globe including the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Argentina, France, Sweden, Trinidad, Sierra Leone, Bahrain, Romania, Israel, the US, and Canada travelled to Toronto to participate in and celebrate in the 10th Anniversary Female Eye Film Festival (June 20th – 24th, 2012). In a shaky economy The Female Eye Film Festival held strong with unprecedented screenings, script readings, industry panel discussions and the FeFF 10th Anniversary Phot...

"Men in Black™ 3" Has Its Moment In Time As Time Capsule Begins Cross Country Tour

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Yesterday, in anticipation of the nationwide release of the action adventure comedy Men in Black™ 3, in theaters May 25, the cast and filmmakers donated memorabilia from the film into a time capsule that will begin a cross country tour next week. Following the tour, the time capsule will be locked away for 43 years – mirroring the jump back in time from 2012 to 1969 that Agent J experiences in the film. The Men In Black 3 time capsule was dedicated at an event at the Four Seasons hote...

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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  Awards to highlight successful disruptive innovation in non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship  The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), in association with noted Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, announced it will hold the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, hosted by NYU Stern School of Business, on April 27. The 11th edi...

The Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to Tribeca

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  The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), now in its third year, returns to Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street), Wednesday, October 19 - Sunday, October 23, 2011.  Celebrating the creative spirit that drives architecture and design, this year ADFF will show 15 programs, comprised of shorts and feature-length films; a fascinating lineup of more than 30 films from 12 countries. Tickets are priced @ $13 ($11 for AIA Members and $8 for students) and are available online at http://ww...

WE WANT MILES: Miles Davis Versus Jazz

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  Jazz is one of the only art forms that originated in America, although it can be argued that its influences and popularity are great overseas than in the country of its origin. For years, jazz artists who were treated poorly in their own country (spurned by the recording industry’s mainstream and and physically prevented from enjoying their success by the draconian Jim Crow laws that limited where they could eat, sleep and recreate), found creative and inspirational sola...

One lucky elephant at the L.A. Festival

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"ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT" is a unique documentary starring elephants, one female in particular, who will break your heart if nothing else. The fortunate elephant in question is Lorna, a lovable pachyderm who was released from a life sentence as a St. Louis circus slave at the age of seventeen by her keeper and trainer who had fallen deeply in love with her -- and turned over to an Elephant refuge where she could live out the rest of her days free to roam greener pastures in the company of other four ...

LA Fest documentaries reviews

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Feuding Anthropologists, an Elephant who got away, The abuse of Vlast, and Rich space cadetsThis year's LA Film Festival had a particularly strong slate of documentaries.and the following are a few mini-reviews of the creme-de-la-creme. "SECRETS OF THE TRIBE" compiled and directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, is a very thought-provoking documentary focusing on the interference of academic anthropologists in the life of an extremely primitive tribe in the Amazon jungle, the Yanomami, in...

11th LA Polish Fest conects with Hollywood

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by Alex Deleon The Los Angeles film festival calendar is so crowded that three of them have currently been running in overlapping juxtaposition. The LA Indian film festival and the LA Polish film festival both started on the same day, April 20, but the Indian one only lasted six days leaving another six days to catch up with the second half of the Polish action. There is also an Asian festival going on simultaneously in Koreatown, but since it is physically impossible to be everywhere at once, ...

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Now in its 18th year in St. Louis and 25th across the globe, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, is one of the most anticipated events of spring for adventure lovers in the St. Louis area. This year's festival, brought to St. Louis by Alpine Shop, will be held at the OMNIMAX® Theater at the St. Louis Science Center on Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1. Each night will begin at 7 pm.   The World Tour features award-winning films and audience favorites from a...

ADAM RESURRECTED Now on DVD

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By Maria Esteves - January 19, 2010 The 24th Israel Film Festival (IFF) presentation of ADAM RESURRECTED, written/directed by 2009 IFF Achievement in Film Award winner Paul Schrader, was held at the SVA Theatre, New York, Sunday, December 6, 2009, 8:00 PM. ADAM RESURRECTED, is an overwhelming powerful and mystifying film based on the novel "Adam Ben Kelev," by Yoram Kaniuk. Set in Germany and Israel, during the 1940s-1960s, is the story of Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum) a famous G...

The Global Film Village: AFI PROJECT: 20/20

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by Marla LewinFilmmaker exchange and cultural diplomacy program marks fourth year The American Film Institute—in conjunction with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities  and other federal programs have renewed their commitment to support this international cultural exchange program that seeks to engage audiences here and abroad through filmmakers and their films.  This  year's AFI PROJECT 20/20:  2010 participants (in alphabetical order)are: BEETLE QUEEN CONQ...

AFI project: 20/20 cultural exchange program

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Filmmaker exchange and cultural diplomacy program marks fourth yearThe American Film Institute—in conjunction with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and other federal programs have renewed their commitment to support this international cultural exchange program that seeks to engage audiences here and abroad through filmmakers and their films. This year's AFI PROJECT 20/20: 2010 participants (in alphabetical order)are:BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOYKO, directed by Jessica...

Mariam's Amazing Race to Cannes and back to Cambodia: Day 15

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This morning I decided to look out the drapes and check my watch when I woke up. It was 5:30am and already getting light. Any further north and I suspect it would be the gloaming, when the darkest part of night remains twilight. Breakfast was again superb, this time with an added sausage. Chris need to run an errand, so he dropped me off at Sorbie Tower to wander around. It was quiet except for the birds; it smelled of fresh rain and wild garlic (or onions - they both look the same to me)...

Get bitten at Vampire Fest.

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Reel Energy Entertainment and the Vampire Film Series and Festival (aka Vampire Fest) is proud to announce that Bridget Morrow, author of two unique contributions to the vampire lexicon, the novels, Master and Alex, will be one of the guests of Vampire Fest 2009. Her first novel, Master, is the story of Lila, a young slave in the American South who is released from one type of bondage only to find another in the hands of her vampire lover, Alex. Master was published in 2004 and won the Los Ange...

St. Louis International Film Festival

We will present over 200 films, including independent and foreign features, shorts, and docs. The festival awards juried and audience choice prizes in over a dozen categories, five of which are for our Academy-sanctioned short subjects competition.

Branson Film Festival Stopped In 2004

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We welcome established and rising Indie filmmakers to present features, shorts, documentaries and animations to your peers, potential film buyers and the public in mid-America. Join us for our presentation of what we hope will be about 100 quality films.

Um-st. Louis Student Film-video Festival

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The mission of UMSLSFVF is to promote the art of filmmaking by encouraging students to showcase their work. Through screenings, the festival aims to present a wide range of student-made films.

Don LaFontaine King of Movie Trailers Dies

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Don LaFontaine, the man who popularized the catch phrase "In a world where ..." and lent his voice to thousands of movie trailers, died Sept. 2, 2008, at 68. Some words from Don la Fontaine"My history begins as a recording engineer at the National Recording Studios, where I had the opportunity to work with Floyd Peterson producing promo spots for Dr. Strangelove. Peterson incorporated many of my ideas for the spots, and not long after, we went into business together. While working on the 1964 ...

List of participants to the Cannes Future of Cinema Salon

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List of participants to our Cannes Future of Cinema events    Name & Company, title            Alexandra     Galvis        Anjali +4    Bhushan         Antonio     Urano de Carvalho Neto         Rio Filme S.A    Basil+1    Khalil    Code 81 Films    Boby     Sheng        Bryony     Read        Cassie     Ross        Cee     French     Chiron Films, Inc.    Executive Producers; Directors & PartnersChar...

the 41st Annual WorldFest Special Jury Remi Awards

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Following are the Special Jury Awards from the 2008 WorldFest-Houston, 41st edition. (There were more than 4,500 category entries in the 2008 Festival Remi awards Competition.)10 QUESTIONS FOR THE DALAI LAMA - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Jenny Manocchio - monterey media inc. - Thousand Oaks CATHE METROSEXUAL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Adam Kaufman - KINGS ROAD PRODUCTIONS, INC. - Los Angeles CATHIS BEAUTIFUL CITY    - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Ed Gass-Donnelly - 3 LEGGED DOG FILMS - Toronto, Ontario...

USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 38th Annual USA Film Festival, April 21-27, 2008, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.This year, the Festival honors two stage, screen and television veterans; one of the most respected cinematographers of our time; a rock and roll living legend; stages an anniversary reunion of popular comedy cult phenomenons of all time; brings eminent French director Claude Lelouch to Dallas; presents its 30th annual installment of the Academy-q...

Palm Beach Film Festival Honors Cinema Greats

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Margaret O'Brien in the 1940sSunday, April 22-------The cultural, business and political elite of Palm Beach County were in black tie and evening gowns last evening, as the Palm Beach International Film Festival held its annual Awards Gala, honoring an intriguing cross-section of filmmakers, actors and a true film legend. Held at the swanky Boca Raton Resort and Club, the evening was a celebration of the Festival, the celebrity honorees, and a fundraiser for the Festival's commitment to...

Child Star Margaret O'Brien To Be Honored At Palm Beach Film Festival

 Tuesday, April 17-----The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), which begins this Thursday evening, will honor former child star Margaret O’Brien with the Legend In Film Award at its black-tie Awards Gala at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday evening, April 21st. Earlier on Saturday,  Ms. O’Brien will appear at a special mid-day screening of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1943), her best known film, at the Sunrise Theatres, Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Following the s...

Child Star Margaret O'Brien To Be Honored

 Tuesday, April 17-----The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), which begins this Thursday evening, will honor former child star Margaret O’Brien with the Legend In Film Award at its black-tie Awards Gala at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday evening, April 21st. Earlier on Saturday,  Ms. O’Brien will appear at a special mid-day screening of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1943), her best known film, at the Sunrise Theatres, Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Following the s...

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