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The High Notes of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

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Los Angeles Greek Festival ends on High NoteOrpheus’s spirit was abound at the  Awards Ceremony  presentation at the  4th annual Los Angeles Greek Film festivalwith the fabulous , Alexia Vassiliou enchanting us with lyrics from  classic films such as ,” Boy on a Dolphin”, “Never on Sunday”, “Phaedra”, andothers with film stars Melina Mercouri,Alan Ladd and Anthony Perkins.The beautiful Patricia Kara, of the TVshow Deal or No Deal hosted the award ceremony which included Academ...

The High Notes of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

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Los Angeles Greek Festival ends on High NoteOrpheus’s spirit was abound at the  Awards Ceremony  presentation at the  4th annual Los Angeles Greek Film festivalwith the fabulous , Alexia Vassiliou enchanting us with lyrics from  classic films such as ,” Boy on a Dolphin”, “Never on Sunday”, “Phaedra”, andothers with film stars Melina Mercouri,Alan Ladd and Anthony Perkins.The beautiful Patricia Kara, of the TVshow Deal or No Deal hosted the award ceremony which included Academ...

Los Angeles Greek Festival ends on High Note

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Orpheus’s spirit was abound at the Awards Ceremony presentation at the 4th annual Los Angeles Greek Film festival with the fabulous, Alexia Vassiliou enchanting us with lyrics from classic films such as ,” Boy on a Dolphin”, “Never on Sunday”, “Phaedra”, and others with film stars Melina Mercouri,Alan Ladd and Anthony Perkins.The beautiful Patricia Kara, of the TV show Deal or No Deal hosted the award ceremony which included Academy Award winners Alexander Payne and George Tsa...

New York's Love Affair With French Cinema

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  New Yorkers are in love again, l'amour fou as they say, with French cinema. Not only has the film "Un Prophete" emerged as one of the big international hits of the year (a much deserved Oscar nominee that should have won the prize) but the current program of new Gallic titles that is the 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers francophiles (count me in) some boundless treats. The Rendez-Vous, a favorite New York rite of spring, is presented by the Film Society of Li...

A Neglected Film Noir Masterpiece Chosen By Pedro Almodovar

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  by  Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  “Night And The City” (1950) is a neglected film noir masterpiece by the American-born director Jules Dassin. The film, a cult favorite among cinephiles but largely unknown by the public, has taken on renewed currency as the inspiration for “Broken Embraces”, the latest film from Spanish superstar director Pedro Almodóvar, which screened at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Almodovar himself...

Jules Dassin: An Artist In Exile

Friday, April 4-----Jules Dassin, an American director, screenwriter and actor who found success making movies in Europe after he was blacklisted in the United States because of his ties to the Communist Party, died Monday in Athens, where he had lived since the 1970s. He was 96. Mr. Dassin is most widely remembered for films he made after he fled Hollywood in the 1950s, including NEVER ON SUNDAY (1960) with the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, whom he later married; TOPKAPI (1964), with Ms. Merco...

Jules Dassin passed away in Athens at 96

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Jules Dassin, an American director, screenwriter and actor who found success making movies in Europe after he was blacklisted in the United States because of his ties to the Communist Party, died Monday in Athens, where he had lived since the 1970s. He was 96. Mr. Dassin is most widely remembered for films he made after he fled Hollywood in the 1950s, including NEVER ON SUNDAY (1960) with the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, whom he later married; TOPKAPI (1964), with Ms. Mercouri, Peter Ustinov a...

Thessaloniki Film Festival - Greece

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THESSALONIKI 2007, TOP TO BOTTOM by Alex deleon, Cracow, November 14, 2007for<filmfestivals.com> PHOTO: John Sayles holding his Golden Alexander Aloft   PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007. Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Salonika" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-G...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actress

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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne G...

Thessaloniki 48 ready to start

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The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007.  Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Saloniki" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-Greek ethnic minorities and foreign influences.  Situated on the Thessaly extension of the Greek mainland, at the crossroads of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia and boasting the busiest Gre...

The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki ready to open

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The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007. Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Saloniki" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-Greek ethnic minorities and foreign influences. Situated on the Thessaly extension of the Greek mainland, at the crossroads of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia and boasting the busiest Greek port in the a...

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...

Rialto Cinema Classics At MoMA

Monday, July 23-------You may think you know the film that many major film critics chose as the best of last year. But in reality, with little fanfare or certainly Oscar buzz, the film that garnered the most uniform praise from top film scribes was a French thriller, shot in 1959 and set in occupied France during World War II by a director who has been six feet under for more than three decades. That film, ARMY OF SHADOWS, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, was an astonishingly gritty and involvi...

Noir by Northwest :in Noir City Seattle

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"NOIR CITY SEATTLE" OPENS WITH RARITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD by Alex DeleonThe 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" (FOX, 1949, 94 minutes) and "Deadline at Dawn" (RKO, 1946, 77 minutes). Both films w...

Berlin retrospective on screen heroines of the 1950s

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30th Retrospective at the 56th Berlin International Film FestivalDream Girls. Film Stars of the Fifties The Retrospective of the 56th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to the screen heroines of the 1950s. A diverse programme of 45 films will present 30 actresses from the US, Europe and Japan. The Retrospective focuses on the portrayal of femininity in international films of the post-war period, which mirrors the reactionary climate of the Cold War and questions the obsolete ro...
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