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54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD TO SERGE BROMBERG

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 French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary showman Serge Bromberg for his invaluable work as a collector, preservationist, exhibitor, programmer and enthusiast of cinematic treasures, Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Th...

Robert Osborne On TCM's 31 Days of OSCAR, Judy Garland, & Surprises

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EXCLUSIVE: Robert Osborne On TCM's 31 Days of OSCAR, Judy Garland, & Surprisesby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences award show premiered in 1928, the industry was barely 31 years old. For this year's Oscar build-up, Robert Osborne will host his annual much-watched "31 Days of Oscar" on Turner Classic Movies, Feb. 1, at 10 PM (ET/USA). Robert Osborne: Keeper of OSCAR's secrets Known as The Official Biographer of The Academy Awar...

The Sacramento French Film Festival presents An Italian Straw Hat as a Cinema Concert

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  Coming up on January 29th & 30th at the Crest Theatre - The Sacramento French Film Festival presents a Cinema Concert featuring a silent comedy & live music performed by the Sacramento Philharmonic. The Sacramento French Film Festival presents a one-of-a-kind event: the North-American premiere of An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie, 1928), one of the most famous and funny French silent film by acclaimed director René Clair, with new musical score. Music wi...

Jon Wilkman Interview on "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS"

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EXCLUSIVE: TCM's "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS" Director Jon Wilkman Interviewby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Somewhere in Connecticut, Bill Haber, one of the founders of CAA, got a flash that Hollywood history should ride again. To that end, he contacted four-time Emmy winning documentary veteran Jon Wilkman and the rest is "A History of Hollywood." Set to air Nov. 1 through mid-December, "MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD" will unspool every Monday night at 8 PM (ET) on Tu...

Hawaii Film Festival honours Roger and Chaz Ebert

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The 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to host the return of dear friends Roger and Chaz Ebert to Hawaii and to present them with it's "Vision in Film" award. An American icon in film reviews, Ebert has paved the way for critics for nearly 50 years. Roger Ebert is a conduit; a bridge between the hallowed film criticism world that he helped create, ranging from Cahiers du Cinema and the French New Wave, to the likes of Gene Siskel, Pauline Kael, and other American ...

Bruce Goldstein honored at at the 52nd San Francisco Fest

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Bruce Goldstein will receive the Mel Novikoff Award at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7). Named for the pioneering San Francisco art and repertory film exhibitor Mel Novikoff (1922 - 87), the award acknowledges an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public's knowledge and appreciation of world cinema. The Novikoff Award will be presented at An Afternoon with Bruce Goldstein on Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Theatre preceding...

Final Days For New York Noir

 Friday, August 25------There are still a few days to catch the final  offerings in the NYC NOIR series that has been running at the Film Forum for the past few weeks. Dedicated to a depiction of New York as a place of grit, grays and ghosts, the series offers a tidy endgame of treats, a mix of classics and little known gems. With temperatures expected to hit the 90s in the final dog days of August, New York never looked quite so noir. But at least this NYC is air conditioned.REAR WINDOW (1954...

The following review/essay was posted by Movie Geeks Jerry in prelude to the 2hour De Palma Tribtue Show

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"Have you ever heard the expression "Let sleeping dogs lie"? Sometimes you're better off not knowing." -- Jake Gittes from Chinatown "It is the old wound, my King.  It has never healed." -- Lancelot from Excalibur "Hollywood will fuck you when no-one else will." -- Russ Millard from The Black Dahlia I saw the Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia about eleven months ago. I finally watched it again last night. It takes a second viewing and a daily t...

THE BRIAN DE PALMA TRIBUTE SHOW

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THE BRIAN DE PALMA TRIBUTE SHOW All guests have been confirmed for our special 2 hourBrian De Palma Tribute Show on Sunday, July 22 at 6pm (EST)Eyal Peretz - A Comparative Literature professor at Indiana University, Mr. Peretz's new book, "Becoming Visionary: Brian De Palma's Cinematic Education of the Senses", will be released in October.  The book examines the philosophical elements in De Palma's work.William Katt- Katt's first feature film, "Carri...

Interview with Peter Scarlet, Tribeca FF Director

        Thursday, April 26-----As the Tribeca Film Festival opens its sixth edition, we are re-printing an interview with Festival Director Peter Scarlet from the Festival's own blog site:Can you paint a picture of the viewing process? SCARLET: The viewing process is a nonstop one, but programming is a lot more pro-active and a lot less passive than one might think. In essence my job involves a good deal of detective work, a nearly endless schedule of trav...

Interview with Peter Scarlett Tribeca Film Festival Director

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As the Tribeca Film Festival opens its sixth edition, we are re-printing an interview with Festival Director Peter Scarlet from the Festival's own blog site:Can you paint a picture of the viewing process? SCARLET: The viewing process is a nonstop one, but programming is a lot more pro-active and a lot less passive than one might think. In essence my job involves a good deal of detective work, a nearly endless schedule of traveling (sometimes to “fun” places, sometimes not)- both to other fes...

David Lynch, Venice Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

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The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia, presided by Davide Croff, has accepted the proposal by Director Marco Müller to award the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to US director David Lynch at the 63.Venice International Film Festival, scheduled to take place on the Lido di Venezia from August 30th through September 9th 2006. The award will be presented to the director on September 6th, in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema, on the occasion of the screening of his new maste...

Masters of Horror series from Vancouver VIFC

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Vancouver International Film Centre, Vancity Theatre presents MASTERS OF HORRORJanuary 13-17,19"For people who are really scary movie fans, this is nirvana."-John LandisShot mostly in Vancouver throughout 2005, and only seen thus far on digital cable and at selected film festivals, the MASTERS OF HORROR series brings together a baker's dozen of the genre's greatest directors. Given free reign and a limited budget, they pieced together a mini-series of B-movie throwbacks, alternately terrifying, ...

Garbo's celebration at Scandinavian House in NY

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GRETA GARBO'S 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH EXHIBITION & FILMS at Scandinavia House in New YorkExhibition: GARBO'S GARBOSOn view September 17 - November 12, 2005The exhibition Garbo's Garbos offers a glimpse into the public and private world of the most enigmatic of movie stars and the epitome of Hollywood glamour and style, Greta Garbo. Presented at Scandinavia House in conjunction with the films series Forever Garbo, the exhibition celebrates the centennial of the actress' birth on September...

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