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"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in t...

"Greetings from Tim Buckley" world premiere a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival 9/9/12!!

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Here in my hotel room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel the day after the gala world premiere of "Greetings from Tim Buckley" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screening took place last night at 6pm at the Bloor Cinema (where I had the pleasure of performing with "The Golem" a few years ago at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival). The film concerns Jeff Buckley's early days in NYC and my music is featured in it as is my guitar playing. My portrayal in the fil...

French Embassy New York Party for Restored "Les Enfants du Paradis"/ Gary Lucas plays Coffin Joe at SXSW!!

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Gary Lucas Plays Coffin Joe SXSW posterWhat a great party last night at the French Embassy here in NYC for the restoration of Marcel Carne's seminal "Les Enfants du Paradis"! One of my favorite films, possibly the best film of all time--and a new restored print wll soon be available on DVD through Criterion and is about to commence a 3 week run at the Film Forum here.   As usual, the crowd at these parties was exceptionally glittery--hung out with my old friend Dr. Ann...

A few good books on festivals

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DEKALOG 3: ON FILM FESTIVALS Richard Porton (ed.) In an increasingly ‘event-driven' cultural environment, film festivals are now regarded as indispensable. Yet are festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto being sabotaged by their own success? Do they truly serve the needs of cinephiles, as well as the larger public? These are among the questions explored in essays, memoirs and impassioned polemics by a distinguished array of critics and programmers. This timely anthology begins w...

POFF Film School Begins At Tallinn Black Nights FF

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  Sunday, November 30--------The POFF Film School, an intensive set of panel seminars and master classes, begins tomorrow as part of the professional events of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The program, which runs all week, is geared towards young professionals, film and media students and those interested in getting an insight from visiting professionals into the art and industry of filmmaking.   The program begins tomorrow with masterclasses with Martin...

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