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Martin Luther King

Kenneth Fernandez

Kenneth Fernandez does voices... Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joe Stalin, Charles de Gaulle, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Leonid Brezhnev, Fidel Castro, Pierre Trudeau, Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Jean Chrétien, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, F.W. De Klerk,  Paul Martin, Brian Mulroney,  Margaret Thatcher,  Hugo Chavez, Yasser Arafat, Giscard d’Estaing, Shimon Perez, Yitzhak Rabin, George H.W. Bush,                                            George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama  3:41 minutes (3.38 MB)

Body & Soul NYC Annual 2012 Martin Luther King Celebration

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By Maria Esteves – January 16, 2012 The Body & SOUL Annual 2012 Martin Luther King (MLK) dance music celebration presented by JD Productions John Davis with world renown resident DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois “K” Kevorkian, and Danny Krivit was held at the historical Webster Hall ballroom, New York, Sunday, January 15, 6:00 PM. Attendees included artists, disk jockeys, industry professionals, and dance patrons. The power and importance of music, the universal...

Body & SOUL Annual 2012 Martin Luther King Dance Celebration

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By Maria Esteves – January 11, 2012 The Body & SOUL Annual 2012 Martin Luther King Dance Celebration in New York commence Sunday, January 15, 6:00pm - 2:00am at the legendary Webster Hall. Presented by John Davis, JD Productions, Body & SOUL world renowned resident DJs, artists Francois K (DeepSpace NYC, Wave Music), Danny Krivit (718 Sessions), and Joaquin "Joe" Claussell (Sacred Rhythms) will be on deck individually and in unison showcasing the best dance music in th...

THE HELP : movie review

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The Help Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard,  Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer,Allison Janney  Writer-director Tate Taylor    This movie could have been titled The Maids but then people might have confused it with Jean Genet's searing portrayal of interchangeable identities, illusion and  ritualistic role play in which two maids  take turns acting as "Madame," abusing each other as either employer or the help. The role play reveals no...

Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, THE TILLMAN STORY

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Interview with director Amir of THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010). First, read more about the film here: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/the_tillman_story_q_and_a   ME: First of all I want to congratulate you on your film which to me is very thought-provoking in terms of the questioning of what makes a myth. AMIR: Well, thank you. ME: So, how did you start to make this film and when? AMIR: Well, we started in 2007 which was right around w...

Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, THE TILLMAN STORY

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Interview with director Amir of THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010). First, read more about the film here:  http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/the_tillman_story_q_and_a   ME: First of all I want to congratulate you on your film which to me is very thought-provoking in terms of the questioning of what makes a myth. AMIR: Well, thank you. ME: So, how did you start to make this film and when? AMIR: Well, we started in 2007 which was right around ...

Harry Belafonte in Berlin

Harry Belafonte, US Entertainer: "I think celebrity is an opportunity and if you use that opportunity in the fullest service to human need, then you deserve celebrity. If celebrity is just about another night at the party, another night at the bank, another night at self anointing, then it's a waste of celebrity but more importantly, more importantly it's a waste of life and I was very

The Berlinale Camera to Lia van Leer, Jerome Clement, Franz and Rosemarie Stadler

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The Berlinale Camera is awarded to a film personality or an institution to whom the film festival feels especially attached. This award is a way of expressing thanks and has been given every year since 1986. Between 1986 and 2003 the Berlinale Camera was donated by the Berlin jeweller David Goldberg. Since 2004, the Berlinale Camera has been sponsored and manufactured by Georg Hornemann Objects. For the Berlinale 2008, the trophy has been redesigned by the Düsseldorf-based goldsmith himself. Th...

John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery, a film

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On the Bowery, a film that inspired director John Cassavetes By Ron Gilbert This Oscar nominated film was considered very controversial when it was released but today we are fortunate to see the restored version in addition to a commentary on the making of On The Bowery by Michael Rogosin the son of the director. In 1956  the year  this film was made ,Dwight Eisenhower was president, Reverend  Martin Luther King  was heavily involved in racial integration in the South, Fidel...

John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery,

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John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery, a film On the Bowery, a film that inspired director John Cassavetes By Ron Gilbert This Oscar nominated film was considered very controversial when it was released but today we are fortunate to see the restored version in addition to a commentary on the making of On The Bowery by Michael Rogosin the son of the director. In 1956 the year this film was made ,Dwight Eisenhower was president, Reverend Martin Luther King was heavily involved in ...

2011 Body & Soul NYC Martin Luther King Dance Event

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By Maria Esteves – January 3, 2011 The Annual 2011 Body & Soul NYC Martin Luther King Dance Celebration will be held at the historic Webster Hall, New York, Sunday, January 16, 2011, 6:00pm - 2:00am. Presented by John Davis, JD Productions, the dynamic trio world renowned resident DJs Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Francois “K” Kevorkian (MAESTRO documentary film), and Danny Krivit (The Godfather of Disco, MAESTRO documentary films) will showcase their slate in House, Dub, a...

Calling for the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

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  The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is now accepting entries (feature, shorts, documentaries, music videos, etc.)  for LA, February 2010 (LAST CALL for LA Fest) and NYC 2010. If you want to submit a film, please visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102952828493&s=66391&e=0017OHZ1aYA0OXi_oboMSlOVQjqNLyHJf2YtZ7fpatDY9CfGCSDszbBY4IpxL2yKneqLAd6CQ0N_oCV2X6BuVcp052SkG0Hyg3z9X-d5MqtWaKVTt4eTzK8Sw== LA Festival screenings w...

The Global Film Village: Tribute to Norman Jewison at Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Marla Lewin

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 Norman Jewison is a Canadian, although he always made Hollywood films, movies about social issues, humanity, and values, still they always entertained.  Cher, Faye Dunaway, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Haskell Wexler were there to share this special evening with Norman. Stars honor Norman Jewison                          photo by Robert Primes Dawn Hudson from  Film Independent LA, began the evening and said from the stage, that she wanted to feel ...

Tribute to Norman Jewison at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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The Global Film Village: Tribute to Norman Jewison at Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Marla Lewin Norman Jewison is a Canadian, although he always made Hollywood films, movies about social issues, humanity, and values, still they always entertained. Cher, Faye Dunaway, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Haskell Wexler were there to share this special evening with Norman. Dawn Hudson from Film Independent LA, began the evening and said from the stage, tha...

History's Chaos

Seeing "Sean Penn's Puzzle" without considering history as a chaotic phenomenon is an absurd work. The shots of Rosa Parks, Emma Goldman,JFK,Martin Luther King,etc as the leading roles of modern soceity, beside Mossadegh and Takhti,etc, makes a mosaic of history that needs interpretations to get its signs and symbols. (Edward Mckee)  

James Earl Jones to receive SAG Achievement Award

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that James Earl Jones, whose acting prowess and iconic voice are world-renown, will receive the Guild’s most prestigious accolade—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Jones will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the “15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®,” which premieres live on TNT and TBS Sunday...

”Newark Street Preachers” thought-provoking documentary explores ways to combat gang violence in New Jersey

Celebrated Police Captain turned multi award-winning filmmaker Donna Roman (D.R.) Hernandez today announced that her latest film "Newark Street Preachers" has been selected for exhibition at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). Tickets are selling very fast for this urban crime feature documentary, which makes its world debut on Saturday September 20th at 4pm at the City Cinemas Village East, 181 2nd Ave. & 12th Street in Manhattan. Written, pro...

”Newark Street Preachers” thought-provoking documentary explores ways to combat gang violence

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Celebrated Police Captain turned multi award-winning filmmaker Donna Roman (D.R.) Hernandez today announced that her latest film ”Newark Street Preachers” has been selected for exhibition at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). Tickets are selling very fast for this urban crime feature documentary, which makes its world debut on Saturday September 20th at 4pm at the City Cinemas Village East, 181 2nd Ave. & 12th Street in Manhattan. Written, produced and...

Closing Gala at the 29th Göteborg Film Festival

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At a special gala ceremony at the Museum of World Culture, the Göteborg Film Festival Nordic Film Award went to the director Dagur Kári for Dark Horse (Voksne Mennesker), which, “with a young careless rebel in focus, with insight and humour unites fragments from an alienated society into an artistically challenging unity”. The award consists of 150 000 SEK and the Filmdraken (Film dragon)statuette."To be nominated for an award like this is like having a race horse", expressed a happy Dagur...

lsland Festival in Mumbai to deal with the power of non violence

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7 lsland International Film Festival starting from January 26, 2006, Republic day of India is based on a theme which is probably the first time in India with a theme.. “Non-violence resistance & global disarmament” All the films scheduled to be screen in this festival will be depicting an ideology with a social conviction of promoting its theme to the masses. It is a rare international event, which an Indian city is hosting for the first time, holds the potential to knock at the intellectual...

LeVar Burton appearance at Chicago Children fest

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LeVar Burton Headlines at the 21st Chicago International Children’s Film FestivalTwo-time Emmy Award winner LeVar Burton, star of Roots and beloved host of “Reading Rainbow,” will be making a special guest appearance at the 21st Annual CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, which runs October 21st – 31st. Burton will attend the festival to screen his directorial feature film debut Blizzard. Featuring Whoopi Goldberg (as the voice of Blizzard), Christopher Plummer, and Kevin P...

Experimental cinema of the 60s conference

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In the beginning was the imagethe films of Don Levy and Peter WhiteheadA two-day symposium of screenings and talks re-evaluating the work of the Slade art school film unit alumniSpecial guest speakers: Peter Whitehead and James Quinn (producer, Herostratus)Has a festival of atrocity films ever been held?. . . It seemed likely in the late 60s, but the new puritans of our day would greet such a suggestion with a shudder. A pity – given the unlimited opportunities which the media landscape now of...

New Hollywood 1967 - 1976 restrospective

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The Retrospective of the 54th Berlinale 2004 will be dedicated to a unique epoch in US film history: with “New Hollywood 1967 – 1976. Trouble in Wonderland”, the festival will bring a wonderful decade of cinematic art back to the screen. These films, made in the spirit of new tendencies, especially in politics, have in the meantime become classics. Eager to experiment, they departed remarkably from traditional narrative patterns.“The political and social upheavals of this era brought for...

Global Peace Fest awards in Orlando

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GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL ANOUNCES AWARD WINNERS The inaugural GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL, held December 10-14, 2003, in Orlando, Florida, presented awards at a ceremony held on the Universal Studios back lot on December 13th. Actor Bo Svenson was on hand to serve as emcee for the festivities.The jury decided to acknowledge not just the filmmakers, but also the real heroes of these amazing films about global peace and justice.The jury awarded $8,000 to be split between director Peter He...

Global Peace Fest Honors Oscar Arias

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First Annual Festival Set To Take PlaceDECEMBER 10TH - 14TH ATLOEWS CINEPLEX UNIVERSAL CITYWALK in ORLANDO, FLORDIANOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE DR. OSCAR ARIAS To be Honored Opening Night GuestThe GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL was founded by Shaikh Abdul Taw'ala Ibn Ali Alishtari, President and CEO of GlobalProtector.net, Inc., with the mission of utilizing the power of the moving image to further the goal of peace on earth. The GPFF seeks to create a festival that will reflect a broad definition of...

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