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Huatulco Food and Film Festival, why? when? where? and whom?

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  ¿QUE ES?   HUATULCO FOOD & FILM FESTIVAL conjunta la cultura gastronómica, una de las más antiguas formas de identidad cultural, con la cinematografía, la expresión cultural de nuestro tiempo. El Municipio de Huatulco, La Asociación de Hoteles de Huatulco, así como la Secretaría de Turismo del Estado de Oaxaca con el apoyo de Fonatur y El Consejo de Promoción Turística, han consolidado es...

Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the past

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  SUPPORTING ACTOR 2012 Christopher Plummer Beginners (2011) 2011 Christian Bale The Fighter (2010) 2010 Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds! (2009) 2009 Heath Ledger The Dark Knight (2008) (Posthumous) 2008 Javier Bardem No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 2006 George Clooney Syriana (2005) 2005 Morgan Freeman Mi...

The Global Film Village: Beau and Emily Bridges in ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS

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by Marla Lewin Last night we were treated to a wonderful performance of “Acting: The First Six Lessons,” a play adapted and performed by Beau Bridges and his daughter Emily Bridges. The play was based on the 1933 book by Richard Boleslavsky  which was given to Beau, when he was fourteen by his father Lloyd Bridges. It was the only book about acting his father ever gave him. Beau Bridges is a longtime Theatre West member and has done many workshops with the theatre company. Las...

Film Celebrates Berlinale Birthday

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  As part of the sixtieth birthday celebration, the Berlinale is hosting the world premiere of TRACE OF THE BEARS (Spur Der Baren), a German documentary by Berlin-based Zero Film, that traces the history of one of the world's great film events. While other A-list festivals such as Cannes or Venice are artistic, economic and tourist events, the Berlinale is unique for its political dimensions and its highly developed sense of social and world consciousness. The Festival’s history r...

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...

William Klein Tribute at Thessaloniki Film Fest

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The Tribute to the American director, photographer, graphic designer and painter William Klein, presented in the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is formed by celebrated, as well as unknown photographs, and a considerable cinematic body of work, largely unknown in Greece. The exhibition complementing the Tribute is a collaboration between the TIFF and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.  Klein was born in the US in 1928, the child of Hungarian immigrants. He left America at ...

William Klein Tribute at Thessaloniki Film Fest

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The Tribute to the American director, photographer, graphic designer and painter William Klein, presented in the 48th Thessaloniki International Film Festival is formed by celebrated, as well as unknown photographs, and a considerable cinematic body of work, largely unknown in Greece. The exhibition complementing the Tribute is a collaboration between the TIFF and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. Klein was born in the US in 1928, the child of Hungarian immigrants. He left America at th...

Ghent gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Agnes Varda

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During the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent French filmmaker Agnes Varda will receive the Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award. As a tribute to Varda, the festival is putting together a retrospective of her film work. In cooperation with S.M.A.K. (the Ghent museum of contemporary art), two of her recent video installations will be shown.Agnes Varda is the leading lady of the French Nouvelle Vague movement that thrilled the European film audience in the sixties. With films as ...

Pat Ferns ( Banff ) new Board Member of the Victoria Fest

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Banff Visionary Joins Victoria FestivalPat Ferns the legendary visionary behind Banff Television Festival has stepped onto the board of the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival. Kathy Kay, director of the Festival is delighted by the recent addition. “I can’t believe our good fortune, with Pat’s contacts, knowledge, and panache the Festival can only continue its growth and importance to filmmakers.”Ferns will be coordinating a new initiative of the Festival’s entitled Trigger Poi...

The 2nd Swiss American Film Festival in NY

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The 2nd Swiss American Film Festival: Friday, November 5th through Thursday, November 11th – U.S. and NY premieres of over 50 Swiss and U.S. films, and several Special Events.The SWISS AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (SwissAm) proudly returns to New York for seven days of screenings, seminars and parties, bringing together American and Swiss Independent filmmakers with a selection of 30 Swiss and 24 U.S films.In addition to screenings in three categories (Focus, Panorama, Shorts), SwissAm will present ...

Over 50 Swiss and US films at swiss ameican fest

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The SWISS AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (SwissAm) proudly returns to New York for seven days of screenings, seminars and parties bringing together American and Swiss Independent filmmakers with a selection of 30 Swiss and 24 US films.In addition to screenings in three categories (Focus, Panorama, Shorts), SwissAm will present a retrospective of the work of renowned Swiss essay filmmaker Peter Liechti. SIGNERS KOFFER (1995), LUCKY JACK (2003) and NAMIBIA CROSSINGS (2004) will be shown in New York for th...

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