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Anton Chekhov's The Duel

Director: Dover Kosashvili.
The pivot point is an emotional and psychological triangle: a civil servant, Laevsky (Andrew Scott, appalling and appealing); his married mistress, Nadya (Fiona Glascott, a milky beauty); and a zoologist, Von Koren (Tobias Menzies, suitably rigid). The story gets going with Laevsky bitterly complaining about Nadya to an older friend, a doctor, Samoylenko (Niall Buggy). Laevsky claims to no longer care for Nadya, who, having left her husband, now inspires her lover’s contempt or, perhaps, fatigue. Like a caged animal, he wants out and claws at Samoylenko as Von Koren watches and seethes, stoking his loathing for Laevsky. For his part, by cutting to Nadya during Laevsky’s rant and capping the scene with a disapproving look from Von Koren, Mr. Kosashvili suggests that his own sympathies are divided.

NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professio...

Student Etudes Competition line-up

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Student Etudes Competition presents etudes selected from among 360 films submissions sent by film schools and students from all over the world. The competitive films will be judged by an international Jury comprised of the recognized personages of film industry: Joel Schumacher (Jury Chairman) - director, writer, producer, Flatliners, Falling Down, The Client, Batman Forever, The Number 23 Andrzej Bartkowiak - cinematographer, director, The Verdict, Falling Down, Leathal Weapon, ...

DOC NYC Announces Award Winners

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  DOC NYC, New York’s first all-documentary festival whose inaugural edition ran from November 3 to 9, announced its award winners on Sunday evening, November 7th, following the Festival's gala screening of TABLOID, the newest film by Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Prizes were awarded by juries in both the “Viewfinders” and “Metropolis” sections, with festival audiences also selecting...

DOC NYC awards

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DOC NYC, New York's documentary festival, now in the midst of its inaugural year, announces its award winners the night of Sunday, November 7th at the festival's gala screening of Errol Morris's new film Tabloid at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Prizes were awarded by juries in both the "Viewfinders" and "Metropolis" sections; festival audiences also selected an official DOC NsYC Audience Award. DOC NYC takes place at IFC Center the Ziegfeld Theatre and at New York University ven...

DOC NYC Makes Its New York Bow

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  New York has always had an abundance of film festivals....some grand, some intimate; some broad, some specialized; some populist and some elitist. The city's major film institutions, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Anthology Film Archives, present on-going film series that bring a new mini-festival to film buffs every week of the year. The city's other great film resources, including the Film Forum and the IFC Center,...

CMJ 2010 Music Marathon and Film Festival Lineup Announcement

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    CMJ 2010 Music Marathon and Film Festival will be held in downtown New York, October 19 - 23, 2010. The festival features the best new music and film from around the world. This year’s talent showcase featuring over 1,200 artists include Phoenix, GZA, UNKLE, Black Sheep, John Vanderslice, Cute Is What We Aim For, Justin Townes Earle, Black Label Society, Angus & Julia Stone, Corin Tucker Band, Dan Black, Eli Paperboy Reed, Freddie Gibbs, Frankie And The Heartstrings...

International Film Students Meeting in Sann Sebastian

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14 shorts from 14 centres in 12 countries have been selected to participate in the 9th International Film Students Meeting. The participating countries are Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, the USA, Spain, Finland, Israel, Poland, the UK and Singapore. 59 schools from 24 countries the world over registered as contenders for participation in the 9th International Film School Meeting which, for the ninth year running, will take place within the framework of San Sebastian Festival.The 9th ...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging L...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino film...

Interview with 3 times Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma's Schoonmaker's father Bertram was employed as a clerical worker by the Standard Oil Company and worked abroad.[4] She was born in Algiers, Algeria to American expatriates and raised in various countries, including on the Dutch-Caribbean island of Aruba.[4][5]                

Games for Change Advocates Serious Fun

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Think games are just kid's stuff? One glimpse at the braintrust headlining the Games for Change Festival, May 24 to 27, 2010, should reboot your mind.  Not since Claudius Ceasar jumped into the gladiator ring have leaders and games so converged.  Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Army Brig. Gen. Loree K. Sutton, Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, are but t...

Inaugural Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series

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By Maria Esteves - May 3, 2010 The First Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series will be held at venues throughout New York City, May 5 -21, 2010.  Presented by Cinema Tropical, and the Center for Latin American/Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University (NYU), Indocumentales will showcase documentary feature films by filmmakers from the U.S. and Mexico along with panel discussions, special guests, and reception. This year's program will celebrate it's Ina...

Full Sail University returns as primary sponsor of next Florida Film Festival

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Full Sail University (fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment institution located near Orlando, FL, is proud to return as primary sponsor of the 19th Annual Florida Film Festival, (floridafilmfestival.com) being held April 9 through April 18, which will present the theme "Film Sweet Film." This year marks the return of Full Sail University's sixth year as the primary sponsor and thirteenth year with the Festival.         &nbs...

Slim and Lena

Director: Mollye Asher.
“Slim and Lena” is a modern film noir set in the grit and glamour of the neo-burlesque scene. The story begins, narrated by Slim, when he returns to NYC to settle a beef with Big Daddy, the proprietor of a hip burlesque lounge on the Lower East Side. When Slim discovers that his long lost true love, sweet Lena, has become a burlesque dancer; the typical roles of a noir are turned on their head. Packed with love, sex, and redemption, “Slim and Lena” is the story of how Lena finds her voice and becomes the heroine and narrator of her own story.

A New Chapter for Phillip Seymour Hoffman

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When you have already won an Oscar, have your own theater stage company and are one of the go-to acting talents in the business, there is a need for new horizons to keep oneself fresh. Such is the case  for actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar winner for his role in the biopic CAPOTE, who debuted as a feature film director this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival with his film JACK GOES BOATING. Hoffman was born in Rochester, New York on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in hig...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman debuted as a feature film director in Sundance

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When you have already won an Oscar, have your own theater stage company and are one of the go-to acting talents in the business, there is a need for new horizons to keep oneself fresh. Such is the case for actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar winner for his role in the biopic CAPOTE, who debuted as a feature film director this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival with his film JACK GOES BOATING. Hoffman was born in Rochester, New York on July 23, 1967. After becoming inv...

The Global Film Village: Behind the scenes with James Bond

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by Marc Halperin The USC School of Cinematic Arts and
Visions and Voices and The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative in conjunction with Danjaq and Eon Productions presented a special program taking us behind the scenes of the world’s most well known secret agent on the 6 through the 8th of November,  2009. Nine of the popular films were shown during three days and two panel discussions were presented with stars and members of the production team. This was a tribute to th...

The Prix Eurimages at the European Film Awards

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The winners of the third edition of the Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, were announced on Saturday at a lunch held in the framework of the “New Cinema Network” in Rome attended by a large number of professionals from the cinema industry.This year’s prize will go to two outstanding producers who have combined their efforts to develop and promote European cinema: Diana Elbaum and Jani Thiltges – two major names in in...

4 festivals to be held at The Picturehouse - Singapore's first arthouse cinema

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From Octobe...

The Picturehouse Ups The Ante With Film Festivals

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After three years since its re-opening in 2006, The Picturehouse has shared its passion for cinema with movie fanatics by screening countless arthouse films and independent movies; and the popular arthouse cinema located at The Cathay is now taking on a more active approach towards screening the latest cutting edge movies from film festival winners. This year, The Picturehouse had hosted the annual Italian Film Festival in June, as well as the Israel Film Festival in September. From October 2009...

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

Film Independent announces participants for screenwriters lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 17 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet ch...

Queer Leaders Summit

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans (LGBT) PRIDE celebrations around the world serve as a time for communities to reflect upon past accomplishments, revel in present successes, and strategize for a prosperous future. In this spirit of progress that coincides with New York PRIDE, Engendered, a transnational arts and human rights organization focused on exploring gender, sexuality, ritual, and religion in South Asia, organizes the country’s first-ever South Asian Queer Leaders Summit on Thursday, ...

An Interview with Award Winning Filmmaker Danae Elon

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By Maria Esteves - May 10, 2009 The Eighth Tribeca Film Festival 2009 (TFF09) World Premiere of PARTLY PRIVATE, directed by Danae Elon, was held at the AMC Village Theatre, New York, Saturday, April 25, 3:45 pm. A special Q&A immediately followed with director Elon. She is winner of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Best New York Documentary Award. Director Elon was interviewed in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge, Union Square Ballroom, New York, on Friday, May 1, 2009. ME:  What inspired...

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