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Spotlight on Guru Dutt an Indian Citizen Kane in Florence

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                 An Indian Citizen Kane in Florence by Alex Deleon   The basic objective of the River to River Indian film week in Florence is to present a wide selection of new Indian films by lesser-known or emerging directors with a balance between features, documentaries, a...

Spotlight on Guru Dutt an Indian Citizen Kane in Florence

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  An Indian Citizen Kane in Florence by Alex Deleon The basic objective of the River to River Indian film week in Florence is to present a wide selection of new Indian films by lesser-known or emerging directors with a balance between features, documentaries, and a varie...

The Terror Film Festival Claw Awards

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The Terror Film Festival Claw Awards (popularly known as "The Oscars of Horror"), took place in all of its austerity on October 24, 2009 at the historic Ethical Society Building on the famous Rittenhouse Square of Philadelphia.   The 4th season brought in the most astounding talent from all over the USA, as well as, the world. The assemblage of fans, filmmakers, screenwriters, and industry professionals, waited in anticipation, and all bets were on, as the illust...

Personalities at Florence, an interview with "Aryan" Saga Direcor, Sanjeev Sivan

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Q Alex Deleon. "Aryan Saga" ideals with a most unusual subject - Master Race sex tourism in the high Himalayas.  One young lady here said she thought it was just too weird to be true and must be a some kind of put-on like Orson Welles' "F for Fake". What attracted you to this subject.   ASanjeev Sivan. Well, first of all, there's nothing fake about it. What you see is what you get.  This is actually going on. I read a newspaper article about it and decided...

Personalities at Florence, an interview with "Aryan" Saga Direcor, Sanjeev Sivan

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Personalities at Florence, an interview with "Aryan" Saga Direcor, Sanjeev SivanQ Alex Deleon. "Aryan Saga" ideals with a most unusual subject - Master Race sex tourism in the high Himalayas. One young lady here said she thought it was just too weird to be true and must be a some kind of put-on like Orson Welles' "F for Fake". What attracted you to this subject. A Sanjeev Sivan. Well, first of all, there's nothing fake about it. What you see is what you get. This is actually going on. I read...

The ninth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival came to an end

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River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival: 4-10 December 2009 - Cinema Odeon - Piazza Strozzi, 1 -  Florence The ninth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival ended on Thursday, December 10th, and was a hit with the public and the press, with 3100 people coming to confirm the excellent idea of the 50 days of International Cinema in Florence and the beautiful historical Odeon cinema. The selection of films in competition, the special sections and the r...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

Torino Film Festival full line up

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the 27th Torino Film Festival Torino Grand Prix Starting this year, the Torino Film Festival presents Torino Grand Prix, an award which is given each year to filmmakers who, from the surfacing of the nouvelles vagues on, have helped renew the film language, create new aesthetic models and communicate the new trends that are the basis of the most interesting works of contemporary cinema. This year, the prize will be given to Emir Kusturica, for the inventiveness o...

Indian "Orson Welles" honored at New York Fest

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Time was when Indian film was synonymous with a single name --Satyajit Ray. The famous Bengali director, generally recognized as a major world class cinema auteur, made 28 films between 1955 (Pather Panchali) and 1991, most of which were religiously shown in the west, primarily for the benefit of a tiny coterie of esoterically inclined foreign language film buffs, while the works of numerous other Indian directors, some far more interesting than Ray, were studiously ignored. This lamentable dis...

The Global Film Village: HENRY JAGLOM’S NEW PLAY “JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY”

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by Marla Lewin”Henry Jaglom known for his numerous independent films has written a new play, 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY premiered on October 17 at the Edgemar theatre. Director Gary Imhoff says it is Henry’s best writing yet, and we have to agree.This is the story of a mostly Jewish extended family, The Isaacs. There’s a little Irish, some Italian and a bit of Chickasaw thrown into the mix. George Isaacs (AKA Grisha), the patriarch, was a third-generation star of the Yiddish theatre as a ...

Discovering The World of Indian film artist Guru Dutt

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With the continued appeal of Bollywood and last year’s Oscar win by SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the history of Indian cinema is en vogue. This year as part of its Masterworks section, the New York Film Festival is offering the first compete New York retrospective of the works of Indian film artist Guru Dutt. Born in 1925, Dutt was an Indian film director, producer and actor, who is often credited with ushering in the golden era of Hindi cinema. He made quintessential 1950s and 1960s classics such ...

Discovering The World of Guru Dutt

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   Guru Dutt in PYAASA (1957) With the continued  appeal of Bollywood and last year’s Oscar win by SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the history of Indian cinema is en vogue. This year as part of its Masterworks section, the New York Film Festival is offering the first compete New York retrospective of the works of Indian film artist Guru Dutt.   Born in 1925, Dutt was an Indian film director, producer and actor, who is often credited with ushering in the golden era of...

Telluride Film Festival to honor Manny Farber

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Telluride Film Festival www.telluridefilmfestival.org (September 4-7, 2009), will run a special program in honor of artist and film critic Manny Farber, "The Celebration of Manny Farber," will be presented at this year's 36th Telluride Film Festival. The three-part program will include an intimate bookstore signing of The Library of America's September 2009 release Farber On Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Faber with editor Robert Polito and Farber's wife and collaborator, Patricia Pat...

Honoring Documentary Royalty At Silverdocs

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 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies EditorIn a theater full of documentary filmmakers and film lovers, the appearance of an eminence grise the likes of Albert Maysles is the equivalent of having a member of documentary royalty in your midst. Maysles, along with his late brother David, was responsible for some of the most iconic documentaries of the past fifty years and has served as a mentor to hundreds of filmmakers.Albert Maysles is widely recognized as a pioneer of “direct cinema” a...

Newport International Film Fest ready to open

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The 2009 NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place June 3-7 in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. This year’s Festival will present five days and nights of screenings of over 90 U.S. and international feature, documentary and short films; Rhode Island focus, narrative, documentary and audience award competitions; filmmaker panels; events; a free screening in beautiful Ballard Park; the presentation of the prestigious Claiborne Pell Award; and those fabulous Newport parties. There wil...

Honoring An Actor's Actor At Palm Beach FF

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When your career resume ranges from playing English royalty to an American patriarchal President, with a corrupt police captain and a Scottish pig farmer thrown in for good measure, you know you are talking about someone with a great range. That quality to perfectly personify a host of different types is the hallmark of great character actors. Among the best applying their craft to numerous film and television projects is the actor James Cromwell, who will be honored this evening with a Career...

East End film Festival programme announced

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In just four short weeks East End Film Festival will be launching its biggest and most colourful programme of premieres, panels, parties, 3D cinema, live music, free outdoor screenings and unique special events, across eight days and eleven East London venues.• OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 23rd April sees the World Premiere of an exclusive cut of the East End gangster documentary THE END. First time filmmakers and sisters Nicola and Teena Collins turn the camera onto their father Les Falco and his ...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 13 – 22, 2009) will present approximately 200 documentaries in the event’s flagship OLYMPION and PAVLOS ZANNAS theatres at the festival headquarters in Aristotelous square. Additional screening venues JOHN CASSAVETES, STAVROS TORNES, FRIDA LIAPPA and TONIA MARKETAKI are located at the Thessaloniki pier, within walking distance from the Festival headquarters, the guests’ hotels and the International Doc Market....

Cinema

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Paris, December 28, 1895 Antoine Gustave Marasco was anxious when he took the way to the Boulevard des Capucines heading to the Grand Cafe. Before that, however, he became the first spectator of a commercial movie screening. The magic came by by the hands of two brothers that already had a name filled with light, the Lumière, sons of Antoine, who always warned his sons that that was an invention with no future. Quite the contrary. Cinema invented the future; Men could finally be eternal and ...

50 films compete at Zagreb Film Festival

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The 6th Zagreb Film Festival will take place between October 19th – 25th 2008. in Studentski centar (Student centre cinema) and cinema Europa. Over 50 films will be competing to win the Golden Bib award in the main programme, and the whole programme includes over 80 films from around the world.We are happy to inform you that on this year’s festival we will screen several films from France. Main programme:RUMBA / Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy Sunday, 19.10. / 20.00 / cinema SCMonda...

Mary Pickford

TIMELINE:Mary Pickford, The Movies, and Entertainment Chronology  1870:              A half century y of tremendous industrial growth begins in the U.S.  Millions of European immigrants will arrive over the coming decades, seeking work. 1878               October 19:  Eadweard Muybridge’s photographs of a horse’s stride are published in Scientific American.  The groundbreaki

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...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

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 ...

Jazz Beats At MoMA Film Program

 Friday, May 23-----If you are a lover of film (guilty) and also a lover of jazz (guilty again), then you are destined for movie and musical heaven at the on-going film series Jazz Score at the Museum of Modern Art. Starting last month, this unique retrospective will showcase 50 feature films and a selection of shorts that meld the power of jazz and the moving image.The series celebrates well-known and obscure jazz scores composed for films from the 1950s to the present, with a particular emph...

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