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'Age of Stupid' Finally, BOLDLY Shows Fate of Earth

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Last night 'Age of Stupid' had its North American premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and after watching I feel more called to action than I have in my 23 years on earth. "I hope you enjoy the film- well not enjoy exactly- it's not a feel good movie but a feel inspired movie," director Franny Armstrong said before the show. This is not your average documentary. Age of Stupid starts in the future- the year 2055 at a [computer generated] "digi...

'Age of Stupid' Finally, BOLDLY SHOWS FATE OF EARTH

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Last night 'Age of Stupid' had its North American premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and after watching I feel more called to action than I have in my 23 years on earth. "I hope you enjoy the film- well not enjoy exactly- it's not a feel good movie but a feel inspired movie," director Franny Armstrong said before the show. This is not your average documentary. Age of Stupid starts in the future- the year 2055 at a [computer generated] "digital archive" in Copenhagen. ...

Eco Doc Premieres In San Francisco

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The titanic struggle between American oil interests and the rights of native peoples creates a mosaic of political corruption and corporate greed that is at the heart of CRUDE, the latest cinematic essay by acclaimed American documentarian Joe Berlinger that is having its West Coast Premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival this week. The prolific filmmaker is best known for his collaborative projects with partner Bruce Sinofsky on the award-winning documentaries BROTHER'S KEEPER...

Eco Doc Premieres In San Francisco

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  The titanic struggle between American oil interests and the rights of native peoples creates a mosaic of political corruption and corporate greed that is at the heart of CRUDE, the latest cinematic essay by acclaimed American documentarian Joe Berlinger that is having its West Coast Premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival this week. The prolific filmmaker is best known for his collaborative projects with partner Bruce Sinofsky on the award-winning documentaries BROTH...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

Feathered Fan and Silken Ribbon

Director: Wieland Schulz-Keil, Dan Tang.
The film consist of four portraits of Peking opera performers, two adults and two children. It presents a subtle picture of the present cultural-political climate in China. Peking Opera often seems puzzling and out of place, even in China. Its style is the opposite of naturalism: It is perfectly possible that young girls play elderly generals, or that a young male actor performs the heroine's sword dance from "Farewell my Concubine." The radical artificiality of Peking Opera has often met resistance. During the Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s, it was considered decadent and was outlawed. Today it seems hopelessly old-fashioned compared to the new currents of popular culture. -- While visiting a Peking Opera school the filmmakers met a number of teachers and pupils who are working hard and with admirable devotion to keep their highly refined music and dance theatre alive. The theatre people not only taught them about their century old Chinese art form, but also about their lives in the midst of a mostly imported new culture.

FEST 2009-Ralph Fiennes in Belgrade

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Magnificent Ralph Fiennes on premier of “The Reader” opened 37th FEST the International Belgrade Film Festival 20th of February - 1st March.    This year, FEST made it through successfully with about 100 000 tickets sold. And with its organization style, festival managed to achieve goals and aimed to influence cinema goers, with leading cinematography novelties, competitive program Europe out of Europe and a producer’s business- gathering program B2B. Maximum qu...

The Dubai Film Market: Interview with the Director Ziad Yaghi

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As noted in our February 4th write up, setting up the first regional film market is part of a comprehensive strategy by the Emirate of Dubai to create a sophisticated media infrastructure. It includes dating Dubai media city for electronic and print media with 1300 mostly foreign companies; Dubai Internet City; the International Media Production Zone; Dubai Studio City housing the biggest and technologically most advanced studio facility in the Middle East; and the five year old Dubai Internatio...

GUERCINO Early Paintings in New York at the Italian Cultural Institute until March 2, 2009

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By Maria Esteves - February 10, 2009 The 17th Century Italian Baroque artist GUERCINO opening night gala and exhibition was held at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on Monday, February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Organized by director Renato Miracco, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, curator Fausto Gozzi and representative Milena Naldi of Cento Museum, exhibit showcase for the first time in the United States 28 astounding paintings by Guercino's earliest years from Cento and Bolog...

The 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival Jury

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The Stockholm International Film Festival now reveals the names of the five people who will decide which film will be presented with the honorable Bronze Horse. This year’s jury consists of representatives from the world of film, television and theatre, and is chaired by screen writer and producer Jörn Donner.The festival jury presents the festival’s honorary award, the 16 lb Bronze Horse, to a film in the Stockholm XIX Competition. The jury also presents Aluminum Horses for best directoria...

11th RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal

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11th RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal)November 13 to 23 2008 The 11th edition of the RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal) will take place from November 13 to 23. A program of more than 100 films from thirty countries, a long list of special events and the 4th edition of Doc Circuit Montreal - the documentary marketplace, will take over the city. The RIDM is pleased to welcome Madame Louise Beaudoin as spokesperson for the 11th edition of the f...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...

Babelgum Online Film Festival Announcement In Toronto

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Babelgum, the independent web tv platform, hosted a brunch reception in the sky lounge atop the Sutton Place Hotel yesterday, announcing plans for the second edition  of the Babelgum Online Film Festival and showcasing some of the short film winners from its first round. Babelgum is a free internet television platform that combines full-screen video quality of traditional television with the interactive capabilities of the internet, offering programming-on-demand of unique content to a global a...

Baz Luhrmann´s Australia to close Stockholm

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Stockholm International Film Festival 19th edition will run November 20 to 30.Baz Luhrmann´s epic romantic action adventure Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, will join this year’s line-up of 170 films from over 40 countries slated to screen at the Stockholm International Film Festival in November. Luhrmann's film is set in northern Australia during World War II and centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a cattle station the size of Belgium. When English cattl...

VIFF 2008 Preview

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The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be held from September 25 to October 10, 2008. VIFF is delighted to be able to bring to Vancouver many of the top prize-winners from the major world film festivals. Acclaimed earlier this year at Cannes were THREE MONKEYS (Turkey), for which Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award; IL DIVO, by Paolo Sorrentino, which won a Jury Prize; A CHRISTMAS TALE (France) by Arnaud Desplechin, which won a Special Prize; TULPAN (Russia/K...

58TH BERLIN FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MICK, AND MARTY, AND PEN AND BEN ... - Part 2

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The big arrival yesterday, (Day 2) was Daniel Day-Lewis, here to plug his latest, the highly touted oil tycoon drama, “There Will Be Blood”. Today, Sunday, day number three, the conference hall was festooned with the appearance in the flesh of smouldering dark haired beauty, Penelope Cruz, the Spanish star being accompanied by hairless British actor Ben Kingsley, and Catalan femme director Isabel Coixet, representing the competition film “Elegy” in which Ben and Pen are the improbable fo...

Sheffield Doc/fest announces festival highlights

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Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce a taster of this year’s film programme, which includes award-winning documentaries from around the world. The 15th festival will screen more than 100 films over the five days. Last year, Doc/Fest introduced several themed strands, which highlighted the current trends of documentary filmmaking. The success of the Green, Bent, Anti Doc, Sports and Music strands mean they will be heading for Doc/Fest audiences again this year, with the addition of Kink...

Highlights of upcoming Durban International Film Fest

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Cinema in all its diversity will once again be celebrated at the 29th Durban International Film Festival which runs from 23 July to 3 August.Featuring more than 200 films from more than 95 countries, spread over more than 300 screenings at 26 venues across the city, the festival will bring together established masters of cinema and innovative new talents from around the world. Alongside the presentation of the some of the year’s finest films, the festival will run an extensive workshop and sem...

“YOU BE THE JUDGE” NIGHTS COME TO THE NARRAGANSETT THEATER PROMISING A GHOULISH TREAT!

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Gold standard Social club @ the naRragansett theater & the Rhode island international film festival present: “LATE night MOnster movie” series  PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is nationally recognized as the largest film festival in New England. On Saturday, June 28th RIIFF will host a special horror You Be the Judge night at 10:30 p.m. at the Narragansett Theater, showcasing the first of this summer’s “Late Night Monster Movie” series. ...

Pop Your Panties With Paris, Lindsay and Nicole...is getting Hot

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Pop Your Panties With Paris, Lindsay and Nicole is getting noticed in the Short Film Corner as part of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival. The parody music video that impersonates the rehab of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Ritchie has already won two major awards at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) for Best Direction and Best Music.Parody4Charity produced the 4-minute short to support, Media4Humanity a New York-based charity working towards elim...

Under the radar new cult section at Edinburgh Festival

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will host a new section at this year’s Festival, celebrating the true spirit of ‘cult’ film, entitled UNDER THE RADAR. UNDER THE RADAR will screen six feature films including two World, two International and two UK premieres, continuing the EIFF’s commitment to bringing new films and talent to both the festival circuit and audiences. Citing 2007’s EIFF guest John Waters as inspiration ...

Ursula and Cornelio - SCENT OF OAK by Rigoberto Lopez at UNESCO

SCENT OF OAK SCENT OF OAK by Rigoberto Lopez at UNESCO Jorge Perrugoria and Lia Chapman: ROBLE DE OLOR, by Rigoberto Lopez. This new travelling film showcase from the Caribbean region, chaired by Cuban filmmaker, Rigoberto LOPEZ, at UNESCO, recently showed a selection of  features  and shorts chosen among 21 participating Caribbean countries. Under the umbrella of UNESCO to promote creativity, language an

"THE SCENT OF OAK" spearheads 1st TRAVELLING CARIBBEAN SHOWCASE AT UNESCO

"THE SCENT OF OAK" spearheads 1st TRAVELLING CARRIBBEAN FILM SHOWCASE : April 14-18 at UNESCO, Paris   This new travelling film showcase from the Caribbean region, chaired byCuban filmmaker, Rigoberto LOPEZ, at UNESCO, recently showed a selection of  features  and shorts chosen among 21 participating Caribbean countries.Under the umbrella of UNESCO to promote creativity, language and cultural diversity, supported by the Cuban Institute of Art and  Cinematographic Industry and Ca...

Latest Highlights from the Babelgum Online Film Festival

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Voting fever reigns at the first Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF) on Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million.The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. A number of entries have been created specifically for the festival, proving that it is also generating new...

80th Oscars Are A Foreign Affair

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European films and talents were the big winners at last night's Academy Awards, making the event very much a foreign affair. In the acting categories, the winners were all European thespians of note. Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrays a morally corrupt oil baron in early 20th century America, won his second Best Actor Oscar for his role in THERE WILL BE BLOOD. In the Best Actress category, the surprise winner was French actress Marion Cotillard, for her stunning reincarnation of chanteuse Edith Piaf...
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