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NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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Michael Douglas will receive Icon award tonight at Palm Springs Film Festival

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by Marla Lewin Michael Douglas will receive the icon award tonight at the Palm Springs Film Festival.  Then on Sunday he will attend the Golden Globes, where he is nominated for his role as Gordon Grekko, in Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps.  Oliver Stone was here on Saturday night to give an award to Carey Mulligan at the Awards Gala, she played Michaels' daughter in the film.  Palm Springs is the festival that keeps on giving.  Santa Barbara Film Festival gave a Michael a spe...

Michael Douglas will receive Icon award tonight at Palm Springs Film Festival

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 Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones at PSIFF Tribute  by Marla Lewin Michael Douglas will receive the icon award tonight at the Palm Springs Film Festival.  Then on Sunday he will attend the Golden Globes, where he is nominated for his role as Gordon Grekko, in Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps.  Oliver Stone was here on Saturday night to give an award to Carey Mulligan at the Awards Gala, she played Michaels' daughter in the film.  Palm Springs is the festival that keeps on givin...

Michael Douglas will receive Icon award tonight at Palm Springs Film Festival

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Michael Douglas will receive the icon award tonight at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Then on Sunday he will attend the Golden Globes, where he is nominated for his role as Gordon Grekko, in Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps. Oliver Stone was here on Saturday night to give an award to Carey Mulligan at the Awards Gala, she played Michaels' daughter in the film. Palm Springs is the festival that keeps on giving. Santa Barbara Film Festival gave a Michael a special award some years ago and his ...

NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs with Deneuve and Potiche opening

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Opening with Potiche (french film by François Ozon starring french icon Catherine Deneuve) just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or signifigance on the annual international film festival calendar. While this is not a festival one hears too much about, being well off the beaten track and coming at a time when most of us are still recovering from year end Holidaze entertainment ove...

2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs

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Opening just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or significance on the annual international film festival calendar. For readers unfamiliar with the geography of Southern California, most of the lower part of the state is actually a desert and Palm Springs is a kind of extremely upscale oasis in the middle of this desert, a hundred miles away from Los Angeles and halfway to more desert over ...

Sweet Crude

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    Sweet Crude (2009) is a documentary film made by Sandy Cioffi about the crude oil problem in Nigeria that has caused much heated debate over the last fifty years of unregulated oil drilling which has resulted in major health problems and pollution in the Niger Delta. Sandy Cioffi began wanting to tell a story about schools in Nigeria and ended up with a much harsher story to tell than she never believed possible; nevertheless, a story that needed telling. A...

Paulista, Quanto Dura Amor?

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          Paulista, Quanto Dura o Amor? (2009) by writer/director Roberto Moreira and actress Maria Clara Spinelli (winner of the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival award for Best Actress) held its North American premier at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January, 2010. Both Roberto Moreira and Maria Spinelli attended for Q and A after screening. Roberto discussed that it was indeed a challenge to make a film that focuses o...

The Global Film Village: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wins Palm Springs Film Festival Audience Award

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by Marla Lewin Jan Stuart, Katherine Tulich and Jonas Holmberg photo by Marc Halperin The 21st Palm Springs Film Festival concludes today with its awards luncheon and wrap party tonight. The Palm Springs Film Festival Mercedes-Benz Audience Award  went to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which sold out its single screening during the first weekend. Film was the most buzzed about feature because of its early sell-out. Darryl MacDonald announced that the festival again b...

The Global Film Village: Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack to attend The Coachella Valley Latino Film Festival by Marla Lewin

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The first annual Coachella Valley Latino International Film Festival will be held on December 4-6, 2009 at the Indio Performing Arts Center in Indio, California  as a fundraiser to benefit the Non-Profit organization. International Latino films, Special Events with Latino filmmakers and entertainers will be a part of the first year’s 3-day event, with a Special Guest presenting the Audience Favorite Award on Sunday evening, the close of the film festival. Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack is the...

Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack to attend The Coachella Valley Latino Film Fest

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The Global Film Village: Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack to attend The Coachella Valley Latino Film Festival by Marla LewinThe first annual Coachella Valley Latino International Film Festival will be held on December 4-6, 2009 at the Indio Performing Arts Center in Indio, California as a fundraiser to benefit the Non-Profit organization. International Latino films, Special Events with Latino filmmakers and entertainers will be a part of the first year’s 3-day event, with a Special Guest presenti...

Canadian Oscar Winner Opens Outdoor Film Series

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE, an award-winning French Canadian film, opened the outdoor screening series on the central Market Square in Wroclaw for the 9th edition of the Era New Horizons International Film Festival. The film is the touching tale of an Inuit man who is relocated to Quebec City in the 1950s to cure his tuberculosis, provoking a culture clash between the native sensibilities and the Anglo-Saxon world view....

Naked Sushi Movie in Cannes

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009 Cannes party on Yacht Greetings from Cannes! It's another gorgeous day in Cannes and I will say that we had a glorious very long afternoon and evening yesterday starting with a sneak screening of a documentary called Great Directors. It's a great academic piece especially for an American and someone who has not been to film school. Angela Ismailos, highlights several directors that have influenced her and/or she loves there work. This was her first film as...

Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

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When you’re an A-list actress who has already won an Oscar, several Golden Globes and multiple Emmys, what do you do as an encore? Direct your own feature film, natch. Well that is what Helen Hunt has done and the prolific screen, television and stage actress will present her feature debut THEN SHE FOUND ME tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.Acting is part of Ms. Hunt’s DNA. She was born in 1963 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth Novis, a photographe...

Oscar Winner Helen Hunt Honored At Miami FF

 Saturday, March 2---------When you’re an A-list actress who has already won an Oscar, several Golden Globes and multiple Emmys, what do you do as an encore? Direct your own feature film, natch. Well that is what Helen Hunt has done and the prolific screen, television and stage actress will present her feature debut THEN SHE FOUND ME tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.Acting is part of Ms. Hunt’s DNA. She was born in 1963 in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane El...

Sing along Hairspray to be Honored at Palm Springs

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You can’t stop the beat as the 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) celebrates the film Hairspray with an outdoor sing-along screening and a key Festival award. On Friday, January 4, 2008, Netflix, Inc., the world’s largest online movie rental service, will host a free public screening as part of the film festival’s program lineup. The special print of the film will include lyric subtitles for each song, so audiences can join in the singing. The Festival’s first-...

Cinema From Chile Comes To New York

 Monday, November 5-----------CINEMA CHILE, a survey of contemporary films from the South American nation, comes to New York for an unprecedented survey of the trends, talents and templates of the next wave of Chilean film. The program will screen from Friday, November 9 to Thursday, November 15 at the Quad Cinema, one of New York's most adventurous art-house cinemas, located in the heart of Greenwich Village. CINEMA CHILE is a co-production between ProChile, the Chilean Trade Commission, th...

Meet the BIFF Jurors

Wednesday, March 21-----Acclaimed actors Carrie Fisher and Richard Dreyfuss are serving as the co-chairs of the Jury at the 2007 Bermuda International Film Festival. The Jury is charged with the duty of deciding the winning films in three categories: Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Award for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, and the M3 Wireless Bermuda Shorts Award.     Carrie Fisher is the actress/novelist/television personality daughter of singer/actress Debbie Reynolds and singer/actor...
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