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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...

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...

Tribute To A Gallic Bad Boy

 Wednesday, August 8---------There is no equivalent in the United States.....the actor Gerard Depardieu is a truly French phenomenon, a pasty-faced, barrel-chested, unpolished, roughly handsome leading man, who somehow is an enduring Gallic sex symbol. He does not have the sensual prettiness of an Alain Delon, the rail-thin sex appeal of a Jean-Paul Belmondo or the intelligent visage of a Yves Montand. He is, in fact, his own unique creation, and his enduring appeal in French cinema is mostly...

The Poet Of Alienation

 Thursday, August 2--------Michelangelo Antonioni, the Italian director whose chilly depictions of alienation were among the most cherished artistic breakthrough of international cinema, died earlier this week in his home in Rome. He was 94. In 1985, Antonioni suffered a debilitating stroke that left him partly paralyzed, but he continued to make films for two more decades. Along with his fellow auteur Ingmar Bergman (who died less than 24 hours earlier), this poet of alienation is one of the i...

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...

Transformers Review...posted by Robin Rowe of Movie Editor

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Since Transformers premiered at the LA Film Festival, I am including this review here.  Personally, I love this movie.  I have a short video from the Transformers premiere and block party posted on this site.  Check it out if you haven't seen it!Transformers Review* * * * (Guest review by Robin Rowe, Movie Editor)STARRING: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight, Bernie Mac, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Amaury Nolasco, Kevin Dunn, Ronnie Sperling2007, 144 Minutes, Directed by:...

SILVERDOCS Sets An Example By Going Green

Saturday, June 16-----SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival is setting an example by being one of the first such festival events to actively try and reduce its carbon footprint and demonstrate how it can run its Festival efficiently with an eye towards energy conservation. This reporter, when told that the Festival wanted to encourage visitors to use public transporation to come from the Airport to the DC suburb of Silver Spring, was happy to do his part (although the Festiv...

The Hustle-and-Bustle of Cannes!

The city of Cannes is alive and bursting with energy as people from all over the world anticipate the excitement that is the Cannes International Film Festival!  People of all ages, nationalities, and professions are here to experience the grand 60th annual event that pulls in celebrities and film makers of the highest calibur.  When walking around the small Provencal town, one can feel the celebratory ambiance.  Summer is in full bloom here on the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera), and the to...

A Trio of Documentaries At The Tribeca Film Festival

 Monday, April 30-------While the narrative offerings at the Tribeca Film Festival remain an oil-and-water mix of glossy Hollywood product and uneven independent fare, the documentaries on tap are refreshingly nimble and powerful. Three docs seen this past weekend illustrate the top-flight work being done by non-fiction masters and newcomers at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.The master is UK director Michael Apted, who is one of the rare filmmakers who have simultaneously invigorating c...

A Trio of Documentaries Make Their Premiere

 Sunday, April 29-------While the narrative offerings at the Tribeca Film Festival remain an oil-and-water mix of glossy Hollywood product and uneven independent fare, the documentaries on tap are refreshingly nimble and powerful. Three docs seen this past weekend illustrate the top-flight work being done by non-fiction masters and newcomers at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.The master is UK director Michael Apted, who is one of the rare filmmakers who have simultaneously invigorating c...

Winners Of The 12th Palm Beach International Film Festival

    Thursday, April 26-------The Palm Beach International Film Festival reached its climax this evening with the announcement of its jury and audience awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Director, Screenplay and Performances. Jury winners and Audience Choice Awards were announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony held at the Delray Beach Marriott, the official Festival hotel.   The Award for Best Feature Film went to TIED HANDS, a family drama from Israel, direct...

Winners Of The 12th Palm Beach International Film Festival

  Thursday, April 26-------The Palm Beach International Film Festival reached its climax this evening with the announcement of its jury and audience awards for Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Director, Screenplay and Performances. Jury winners and Audience Choice Awards were announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony held at the Delray Beach Marriott, the official Festival hotel.   The Award for Best Feature Film went to TIED HANDS, a family drama from Israel, directed ...

Thematic Programs At Palm Beach FF

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Monday, April 23----The Palm Beach International Film Festival is presenting a number of thematic programs to bring a sharper focus to its diverse programming for attending audiences. This past weekend, the Festival inaugurated its Weekend of Shorts, an eclectic program of American and international short films screening at the main Festival venues of the Sunrise Cinemas at Mizner Park and the Muvico Parisian 20 at Cityplace. The program featured an exciting group of short fiction and documentar...

BLOOD CAR: The Anti-GRINDHOUSE

Tuesday, April 17----Perhaps one of the many lessons to be learned from the hemmoraging of money (and reputation) that is GRINDHOUSE, the Tarantino-Rodriguez-Weinstein Brothers box office fiasco, is that if you are going to do a sleazy, low-budget exploitation film, don't spend $100 million dollars on making and marketing it. The Weinsteins, usually known for this business savvy, way overreached on this one....not fully understanding that the film geeks obsessions of their tyro directors is ...

Cinequest 17 Awards

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Sunday, March 11—Cinequest Co-founder Kathleen Powell presented the awards on the closing night of the festival.(Descriptions excerpted from the Cinequest program guide.)Director's AwardsGLOBAL VISION AWARD: to the filmmaker who defies convention and exhibits work of universal vision, making bold use of storytelling to create evocative cinema of the future.FRESH AIR/FRISS LEVEGÕ (Hungary)From its wry opening in a Hungarian Lonely Hearts ballroom dance to its daring ending, Ágnes Kocsis...

Santa Barbara closes 22nd edition with its awards

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The 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2007 festival competition at the Closing Night ceremonies, hosted by KTYD’s Julie Ramos. The festival, which ran from January 25th - February 4th, attracted more than 60,000 visitors to the area, bringing attendance to an all-time high. The esteemed jury for the 2007 SBIFF included: Jury Chair and film editor Dave Stein and filmmaker Candace Schermerhorn judged documentaries; actors Peter Riegert (“Anim...

Beauty in Trouble wins at Santa Barbara

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The 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the winners of the 2007 festival competition at the Closing Night ceremonies, hosted by KTYD’s Julie Ramos. The festival, which ran from January 25th - February 4th, attracted more than 60,000 visitors to the area, bringing attendance to an all-time high.The esteemed jury for the 2007 SBIFF included: Jury Chair and film editor Dave Stein and filmmaker Candace Schermerhorn judged documentaries; actors Peter Riegert (“Animal...

Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" challenge finalists announced

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The Doritos brand announced today that five finalists have been selected from more than 1,000 entries to the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" challenge. This first-of-its kind opportunity invited fans nationwide to create and shoot their own 30-second Doritos commercial for a chance to have it aired as shot in its entirety during Super Bowl XLI. The five finalists' ads celebrating their love of Doritos tortilla chips can be viewed and voted on now at www.crashthesuperbowl.com. Fans nationwide will...

Africa Movie Academy Awards

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Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Announces $50000 for Best African Film as Bayelsa Rolls Out Red Carpet Amaa announces plans to raise the stakes for African cinema as the africa film fund the africa film academy announce that the best african film in the 2007 amaa will win the $50000, whilst Bayelsa state we are safe and ready to be the host of the 2007 edition of the Amaa awards welcome africa. (PRWeb) December 13, 2006 -- The AfricaMovie Academy Awards (AMAA) will take on a new sheen in 20...

Africa Movie Academy Awards

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Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Announces $50000 for Best African Film as Bayelsa Rolls Out Red CarpetAmaa announces plans to raise the stakes for African cinema as the africa film fund the africa film academy announce that the best african film in the 2007 amaa will win the $50000, whilst Bayelsa state we are safe and ready to be the host of the 2007 edition of the Amaa awards welcome africa.(PRWeb) December 13, 2006 -- The AfricaMovie Academy Awards (AMAA) will take on a new sheen in 2007, ...

Question And Answer Session with Amy Talkington and Geri Jewell

Director Amy Talkington Saturday, November 4-----A lively Question and Answer session followed the screening this afternoon of the comedy THE NIGHT OF THE WHITE PANTS at the Parker Playhouse. Director Amy Talkington and actress Geri Jewell attended and answered questions from the very enthusiastic audience. THE NIGHT OF THE WHITE PAINTS is a Dallas, Texas-based comedy about one very long night in the life of a former oil tycoon, played with Southern fried charm by acclaimed English actor Tom W...

Something For Everyone On Saturday

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Saturday, November 4----As the winds howl (South Florida is experiencing a high wind alert this weekend), Saturday's schedule at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is certainly a full one, with back to back films at the Cinema Paradiso and Parker Playhouse that appeal to all tastes and sensibilities. It is expected to be an exhausting day for Festival staff and visiting filmmakers, but a satisfying one. The full day of events begins quite lyrically with a free screening at 9:45am...

Woodstock FF Announces Maverick Awards

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The "fiercely independent" Woodstock Film Festival announced the winners of its Maverick Awards at a special ceremony on Saturday evening at the Colony Cafe. Eleven awards were given out to films in competition, as well as special tribute awards to distinguished honorees.The Maverick Award for Best Feature Film was awarded to director Julia Loktev, for her provocative DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT. The film tells the story of a 19-year old girl, who conspires with three masked men, as they prepare her for...

Woodstock FF Announces Maverick Awards

Best Documentary Winner BEYOND ERUV Sunday, October 15---The "fiercely independent" Woodstock Film Festival announced the winners of its Maverick Awards at a special ceremony on Saturday evening at the Colony Cafe. Eleven awards were given out to films in competition, as well as special tribute awards to distinguished honorees. The Maverick Award for Best Feature Film was awarded to director Julia Loktev, for her provocative DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT. The film tells the story of a 19-year old girl, ...
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