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Cine Las Americas to Present Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico.

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents - Sin, Scandal and Song: Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico.Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico. The first film in the series is AVENTURERA (The Adventuress), which will screen on September 15th at the Mexican-American Cultural Center's (MACC) Grand Opening Celebration at 8PM. The three films in this series were some of the most popular Mexican films of their time and have seldom been screened theatrically since their initial release. The films are directe...

Program overview of coming inaugural Cancun Fest

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The 2007 Cancun International Film Festival will be an exciting 5-day series of events showcasing the best of International films from around the world as well as specially selected films from Latin American. CIFF 2007 will also feature Gala premieres, Competitive Programs, Retrospectives and Master Classes. And of course, CIFF 2007 will also be a time of celebration, with special events ranging from evening beach screenings of classic films, to parties and VIP receptions – the Cancun Internat...

Mexico’s 2007 Expresion en Corto with Kenneth Anger and Tim Burton.

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Any critic or aficionado of US films could have received a perfect introduction to past and current achievements of US movie and film making at the last edition of the Mexican international short film festival Expresion en Corto, which concluded on July 29 its ten day run in San Miguel de Allende and the state capital Guanajuato. Ranked among the most important short film festivals in the world, Expresion en Corto celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. According to Sarah Hoch about 30 s...

It's Showtime at The Telluride Film Festival

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The 34th Telluride Film Festival celebrates the best in film, past, present and future, from all around the globe, the Festival kicks off another exciting weekend packed with tributes, features, documentaries, shorts, conversations and panel discussions. The Festival opens today Friday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 3.The Festival will pay tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, who captivated filmgoers with his performances in ROOM WITH A VIEW, THE UNBEARABLE...

18 films compete for the Horizontes Award at San Sebastian

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Eighteen films from different Latin American countries will compete in the Horizontes Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, to take place from 20-29th September. This showcase of movies made throughout the year in Latin America consists of films not released in Spain, some of which have won awards at international festivals, such as El asaltante, Baixio Das Bestas, A casa de Alice, Párpados azules and La sangre iluminada. Eleven of these titles come from Films in Progress.Films include...

El Violin opening film of the LACMA Latin Cinema Review

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The opening film of the Latin Cinema Review ongoing currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was "El Violin", a sensational first feature shot in stark Black and White by Mexican director, Francisco Vargas. The story deals with a peasant uprising somewhere in an unamed Latin country (but obviously Mexico) at an unspecified time (but it could be the present or the recent past), which is brutally supressed by the "federales", which is the terrm used in Mexico for the regular arm...

NOIR CITY SEATTLE, COMPLETE

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NOIR BY NORTHWEST, SEATTLE FILM NOIR WEEK"NOIR CITY SEATTLE" OPENS WITH TWIN BILL OF RARITIES by Alex Deleon, for <www.filmfestivals.com> Tuesday, July 9, 2007 The traveling all-Film-Noir festival known as "Noir City", introduced personally by the San Francisco based "Czar of Noir", Eddie Muller, opened here at the SIFF theater in the Space Needle dominated Seattle Center on Friday, July 6, with a pair of seldom seen and hard-to-find dark films of the late for...

NOIR BY NORTHWEST,

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"NOIR CITY SEATTLE" OPENS WITH TWIN BILL OF RARITIES by Alex Deleon, for <www.filmfestivals.com> Tuesday, July 9, 2007 The traveling all-Film-Noir festival known as "Noir City", introduced personally by the San Francisco based "Czar of Noir", Eddie Muller, opened here at the SIFF theater in the Space Needle dominated Seattle Center on Friday, July 6, with a pair of seldom seen and hard-to-find dark films of the late forties, "Thieves' Highway&quo...

Cine Las Americas Opening and Closing Night Programs

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will begin on Thursday, April 19, at the historic Paramount theater, with a screening of the multi-award-winning Mexican film EL VIOLIN (The Violin, 2006) by Francisco Vargas Quevedo.Closing night will be held Thursday, April 26, at the Alamo Drafthouse South. Local filmmaker Marcy Garriott’s b-boy documentary INSIDE THE CIRCLE (2007) will be screened with Garriott and B-Boy City founder Romeo Navarro in attendance.Described by Guillermo ...

Noir City Seattle closes with wicked women

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To start at the end, the final film of the now fabulous "Noir City" festival in Seattle, closing out a solid week of non-stop black-hearted delight, was "Wicked Woman" (1953) -- arguably, the purest 'noir' ever made. This was billed along with Fritz Lang's far more famous and far more arty "Scarlet Street" (1945), and the contrast between these two striking studies in wickedness is almost as striking as the films themselves. To start with, Lang was a very European "art director" and "Scarlet S...

Harry Potter rules over BO and breaks all past records

Entering only its second day in theaters around the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is breaking both industry and studio box office records. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” set a new industry record for a Wednesday opening with $44.2 million (previous record wa...

Harry Potter breaks all previous records

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Entering only its second day in theaters around the world, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is breaking both industry and studio box office records. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” set a new industry record for a Wednesday opening with $44.2 million (previous record wa...

Inaugural Cancun International Film Festival

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The 2007 Cancun International Film Festival (14-18 November) will be an exciting 5-day series of events showcasing the best of international films from around the world, as well as specailly selected films from Latin America. Spotlight on Latin AmericaThis Competitive Program will include approximately 10 – 12 films from Mexico, Latin and South American, including Brazil. more »Real World This Competitive Program will include a collection of feature length documentaries from around the world ...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival ready to launch

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for an eight day extravaganza of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties, taking place July 19-26, 2007. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic features, shorts, documentaries and animations during its new summertime dates. The festivities kick off with a welcome party at prem...

Sacramento French Film Festival

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6TH SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVALJULY 20-22 & 28-29 2007 - CREST THEATREwww.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.orgFILM SELECTION, SHOW TIMES & TICKET INFORMATION The 6th Sacramento French Film Festival will open on Friday July 20th at 6pm with a fabulous opening reception, followed at 8:30pm by the acclaimed drama by Andre Téchiné, THE WITNESSES (Les Témoins), starring Emmanuelle Béart and Michel Blanc. The Festival will close on Sunday July 29th with DANS PARIS, the witty comed...

Dont miss the inaugural Cancun International Film Festival

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The President of the Cancun International Film Festival and Mayor of Cancun, Mexico, Francisco Alor Quezada announced the dates of the upcoming film festival at a press conference in New York City this afternoon. The film festival will run consecutively over 5 days from November 14th through November 18th, 2007. Dedicated to the discovery and development of Mexican, Latin American and International film, filmmakers and audiences, the Cancun International Film Festival will truly be a “Film F...

The festival returns to Manhattan July 19-26

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Featuring the talents of Oscar winner Meryl Streep; Oscar nominee and Tony Award-winner Alan Bennett (The History Boys); influential musician Allen Toussaint; Robert Rusler (The Whole Ten Yards); Brittany Daniel (White Chicks) and Ted Lange (Loveboat) The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for an eight day extravaganza of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties, taking place July ...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival returns to NY

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“THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS SELECTION OF FILMS FOR THIS SUMMER’S FILM EXTRAVAGANZA” July 19-26, 2007 Featuring the talents of Oscar winner Meryl Streep; Oscar nominee and Tony Award-winner Alan Bennett (The History Boys); influential musician Allen Toussaint; Robert Rusler (The Whole Ten Yards); Brittany Daniel (White Chicks) and Ted Lange (Loveboat) The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces ...

Emerging Talent Film Festival New Fest comer in Monaco

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The First International Emerging Talent Film Festival wrapped up on Tuesday night, 15 May, at Monte-Carlo’s Grimaldi Forum, with a Special Advance screening of Paul Freedman’s film on the travesty in Darfur, SAND AND SORROW, narrated by George Clooney, and the presentation of the Festival’s Juried Competition Wing Awards. The Festival’s Gala Closing Night Party followed the screening and awards presentation, held in the beautiful rooftop space, Karément, set atop the Grimaldi Forum with...

Cannes trophies, closing 60th edition with a charm

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The awards ceremony concluded a fortnight of sunny star crowded Croisette. Power block busters came to make an impression along with glamourous stars, while the competition films from non commercial cinematographies made an impact with the critics.The Roumanian 4 months... Palme D'Or Winner and Persepolis were among the ones much discussed after their official screening.INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY Palme d’Or: "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu, (Romania)Grand Prix : "The Mournin...

“No Country for Old Men” by Ethan and Joel Coen

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The new Coen brother film No Country for Old Men, presented in Competition, marks the ninth time they have been selected at the Cannes Festival. They are three-time Best Director award winners, for Barton Fink (1991), Fargo (1996), and The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001). They also won a Golden Palm with Barton Fink. No Country for Old Men, based on a Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, takes place in the borderlands between Texas and Mexico. When Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon two million dolla...

International Emerging Talent Film Festival Award Winners

Thursday, May 17--------Having a film festival just before Cannes in the neighboring city-state of Monaco is either a brilliant idea or one fraught with challenges. The organizers of this inaugural event wisely decided to ignore the giant to their south and just proceed with their mission. And their mission is a laudable one…..to discover and promote promising cinema talents, to encourage dialogue between filmmakers, to promote cultural diversity and international understanding and to discuss ...

David Bowie Curates Latin Film Program

Wednesday, May 9----Ziggy Stardust himself, otherwise known as rocker David Bowie, is the chief curator for the inaugural High Line Festival, a new multi-discipline arts festival that will be curated each year by a different artist. The Festival, which runs from May 9 to 19, is a ten-day mash-up of music, film, comedy, visual art and performance will highlight some of Bowie's favorite artists and films.The Festival is partly a fundraiser for the renovation of the High Line, one of the m...

Awards of the 27th edition of Fantasporto

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“El Laberinto del Fauno” and“Un Franco, 14 Pesetas” are the winners Asian and hispanic cinema rule in a fantastic edition of the Oporto festival -Fantasporto The Mexicano Guillermo del Toro wins again the main prize, the Grand Prix Fantasporto 2007 for the Best Fantasy Film, following his triumph in 1994 with his first film, Cronos. The now Oscar-winner director of “El Laberinto del Fauno” has convinced the Jury.Also a winner, but  of the Directors Week, the Spanish “Un Franco, 1...

Cine Las Americas Festival Announces Award Winners

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10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Announces Award WinnersAUSTIN, TX – The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the four categories of its jury competition: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short.The festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards and Youth Film Awards.Best Narrative Feature Film is TATUADO (Tattooed) from Argentine director Eduardo Raspo. Cynthia...
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