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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne G...

HAYDEN PANETTIERE AND FREDDIE HIGHMORE TRAVEL TO ITALY AND SPEND HOLIDAYS AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD

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Hayden Panettiere, star of the television phenomenon Heroes and Freddie Highmore, the brilliant 15 year old lead in such critically acclaimed films as August Rush and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will join legendary actors Christopher Lee and John Malkovitch at the 12th Annual Capri, Hollywood 2007–The Film Festival. The star-studded addition to an already remarkable line-up of directors, producers and financiers is certain to make this year’s international gathering an important celebr...

Winners at the Stockholm International Film Festival

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The jury now presents its selection for the 18th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2007 comes from Romania, and tells a gripping story of illegal abortion and societal control. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2007 goes to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu. Mungiu’s gripping account of his native Romania and its totalitarian past takes the form of a story about a young woman helping her friend to undergo an illegal ...

Eclectic Weekend Mix At The Fort Lauderdale FF

 Friday, October 26----------Well into its second week, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival offers an eclectic mix of international films and homegrown indies.....something for all audience tastes, and hopefully stimulating enough to bring patrons back for more. Friday night is French night with two Gallic delights. The first, NAPOLEON AND ME, is actually a French/Italian co-production, which stars French superstar Daniel Auteuil as Napoleon and Italian hearthrob Ermanno Germano as ...

4th Annual Indigenous Film Festival

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The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is proud to present the 4th Annual Indigenous Film Festival at the Star z FilmCenter from October 10-13, 2007. Below is the film schedule, listed by day. For additional events taking place October 9 - 14 at other venues please go to www.iiirm.org. Day 1 - Wednesday, October 107:00pm The Velvet DevilDir. Larry J. Bauman. The year is 1945. The glamorous singing sensation known as The Velvet Devil is performing on-stage at the legendary...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year's 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year's Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has ...

Local Stars Shine in 27th Atlantic Film Festival Line-up

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Studded throughout 10 days of film & music celebrations at this year’s 27th Atlantic Film Festival, September 13-22, 2007, will be local film luminaries like director/writer Chaz Thorne, producer Michael Donovan, actress Ellen Page, musician Buck 65 and more."We are proud of the international success attained by our regional filmmakers, actors and musicians, and excited about their prominence during this year’s Festival," said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. "The Festival has always been abo...

BARBICAN YIDDISH RETRO, '96

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Chaim Pevner, Film CriticFILM NOTES TO THE BARBICAN YIDDISH FILM RETROSPECTIVE(London, October 12-24, 1996) THE YIDDISH language cinema is nearly unique among world cinema cultures in that it had no specific homeland.  Yiddish films, including “silent Yiddish” films, were produced wherever there were major Yiddish speech communities and a Yiddish theatrical circuit  from which  talent could be recruited.  The majority of Yiddish language films were therefore made in New York or in P...

Ben Kingsley and Giuseppe Tornatore to be honored at Ischia fest

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The great British actor Sir Ben Kingsley and Giuseppe Tornatore, the world’s best-loved Italian director, (both already Oscar winners), will receive the Ischia Legend Award 2007, a special prize given to the protagonists of world cinema by the International Art Academy of Ischia. The award will be presented on Saturday July 11th and 14th at the Regina Isabella hotel during the gala evening organized by the Campania Region on the occasion of the fifth edition of the Ischia Global Film & Mus...

SILVERDOCS Opens With Portrait of A Musical Legend

Tuesday, June 12-------The fifth annual SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival opens this evening with the DC Premiere of PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG, a loving portrait of the musical living legend, directed by Jim Brown, who profiled Seeger and his 1950s/1960s singing group The Weavers in the award-winning 1982 film THE WEAVERS: WASN'T THAT A TIME. PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG, executive produced by television legend and political activist Norman Lear, interweaves the ...

"Next Generation" programme of German shorts to be presented for the tenth time in Cannes

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For the tenth time, German Films will be presenting a programme of shorts with new student productions under the banner of "Next Generation 2007" during this year's Cannes Film Festival. The jubilee edition of "Next Generation" will be presented to a professional international audience on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 20.00h in the STAR Cinema. An expert jury selected thirteen shorts from twelve German filmschools for "Next Generation 2007": ANALOG BROTHER by Falk P...

French 3D cinema is awakening…

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Doremi, leading manufacturer of servers for Digital Cinema, organised an information conference about 3D on March 29, at the Publicis theatre on the Champs-Élysées, Paris. Far from being a dream, the world of 3D and its economic opportunities are now appealing to Hollywood’s most prominent personalities. Patrick Zucchetta, CEO of Doremi Labs Europe, explains: “The current 600-theatre release of Walt Disney’s Meet the Robinsons shows very real economic opportunities that will quickly beco...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival to open with Rwanda Rising

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The world premiere of the documentary RWANDA RISING has been selected to open the 15th annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8th at the Directors Guild of America with producer Ambassador Andrew Young in attendance. Acclaimed filmmaker and actor Forest Whitaker, PAFF’s 2007 Celebrity Host, will emcee the evening. PAFF’s annual gala after party will follow the screening and be held at the Directors Guild of America, whic...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2007 HONOREES PAFF Night of Tribute to Honor Ambassador Andrew Young, Regina Young, Blair Underwood, St. Clair Bourne, and Hon. Herb J. Wesson The 15th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ambassador Andrew Young with the coveted PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Night of Tribute. Other distinguished honorees include documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bo...

The Gotham Awards: New York's Big Indie Party

Thursday, November 30----One of New York's biggest film parties was held last evening. The 16th Annual Gotham Awards were presented at New York's fashionable Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River. The star-studded program is a fundraiser for the Independent Feature Project (IFP), a not-for-profit filmmmaker association that helps novice indies throughout the year. The Awards were recently reorganized to be half film celebration and half film tribute. While the Gothams have awards for Best Pictur...

Cottbus kicks off with early sorbian classic

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"Chosebuz" is the traditional name of the city of Cottbus in the local Sorbian (Wendish) language, a minority Slavic tongue which is now unfortunately on the verge of extinction, but the culture of which survives in various forms in this border region of East Germany. The Cottbus Film Festival, now in its 16th edition was established in 1991 in order to promote the films of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This is one international film festival (as opposed to single country film we...

Cottbus / Chosebuz Fest kicks off with early Sorbian silent classic

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"Chosebuz" is the traditional name of the city of Cottbus in the local Sorbian (Wendish) language, a minority Slavic tongue which is now unfortunately on the verge of extinction, but the culture of which survives in various forms in this border region of East Germany. The Cottbus Film Festival, now in its 16th edition was established in 1991 in order to promote the films of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This is one international film festival (as opposed to single country film we...

Charity to benefit from Cardiff Film Festival Opening night

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Cardiff Film Festival officially opens at Cineworld, Cardiff on November 8th at 7.30pm with Art School Confidential. Directed by Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa) and featuring a star studded cast with Max Minghella, Sophie Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Steve Buscemi and Angelica Huston, the film is shown as part of a black tie gala evening with all proceeds supporting the work of the Community Foundation in sustaining community causes throughout Wales.The night’s attractions, in addition to t...

9 days that shook the film world

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THE FIRST ROME FILM FIESTA, OCT. 13 – 21, 2OO6 The whole report day by day from day one. In less than a week, on the fateful FridayThe Thirteenth of the current month (October 13, 2OO6), the First International Film Festival ever held in Rome will open the gates of the Eternal City to a floodtide of media representatives, journalists, film professionals, actors, directors, film fans, and just plain curious stargazers of all stripes and colours. Whether this new festival turns out to be a blas...

Rome awards: and the winner is...Roma Festa

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A magical week in Rome has finally reached a semi-conclusion with a wonderful concert in the state-of-the -art Santa Cecilia Philharmonic Audirorium preceeding the offiicial awards ceremony. The concert under the energetic baton of resident conductor Antonio Pappano at the unusually early hour of 11 AM opened with a rousing rendition of Rossini's William Tell Overture which brought the house down in an explosion of enthusiastic applause and cheers. This was followed in rapid succession by a m...

Aspen Filmfest preview

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The 28th annual Aspen Filmfest runs September 26 through October 1, 2006, in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. For six days this resort valley’s favorite fall party will host advance previews of new films and award-winning documentaries from six of seven continents, as well as a tribute to Harrison Ford. With the chance to be among the first in the States to see some films, as well as enjoy highlights from the festival circuit, Aspen audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their ...

Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford

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Aspen Filmfest will honor Harrison Ford with its annual Independent by Nature Award at this year’s 28th fall festival in recognition of the tremendous contribution Ford has made to modern cinema. The evening tribute will take place Saturday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and will be followed by a dinner at The Little Nell.Aspen Filmfest executive director, Laura Thielen, observes, "As a performer and producer who has worked on an amazing array of projects, Harrison Ford has ...

Glimpses from the Closing Night at SFIFF

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If you think the only San Francisco love fest took place during the summer of 1967, think again. No one was wearing flowers in their hair at the Castro Theatre on the May 4th Closing Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival, but a special feeling was certainly in the air. Graham Leggat, the executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), took the stage to applause and hoots and whistles, stating, “G’d evening, guys. No festival from Alaska to Argentina has done so...

Festival Jury & MGLFF Audience vote A love to Hide bestfeature

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The 8th annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival concluded on Sunday night with a packed house at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and a frothy after-party at the Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Board chairman Michael Toomey took to the stage on behalf of the entire Board of Directors to remind everyone of MGLFF's primary mission: to entertain and enrich. Based on the evidence of 10 days of wonderful films, the audience heartily agreed with his ass...

Anglo/Irish feature film Omagh awarded at Victoria VIFVF

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Festival's Top Prize Awarded to the Anglo/Irish feature film OmaghThe 12th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival wrapped festivities up at The Reef this past Sunday, February 5. Festival Director Kathy Kay said, "The film buffs, volunteers and staff have bonded while putting on the Festival and it's so great to be able to have our closing festivities at the Reef because it makes for such a fine end to the the 12th annual Victoria Film Festival." Colin Easton, of Camosun College's Vi...

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