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Silver Case shines in exposing Hollywood filmmaking

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Silver Case a film which shines By Ron Gilbert After finally seeing this film on the big screen, at the LA Film & TV Festival at the magnificent Chaplin theater in front of an enthusiastic audience and I was blown away by the production values. This film is a great example for any filmmaker who wants the crash into the Hollywood film scene using their own vision and not governed by corporate film studio executives. Director C...

“Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present” captivates the audience

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“Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present” captivates the audience by Ron Gilbert In all honesty ,I must say that I was not familiar with the career of the incredibly creative artist, Marina Abramovic, but after seeing this documentary I would be the first in line to see her live in action. The advantage audiences will have in seeing this documentary is that the film explores her 40 year career and traces her roots in Yugoslavia, where she was raised by communist parents in a h...

Dances with Films 2012 in Hollywood update

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Dances with Films 2012 in HollywoodDances with Films trots into its 15th Year in Hollywood by Ron Gilbert The Dances with Films FIlm Festival has planted its’ footing along the stars on Hollywood Boulevard at the Mann Chinese theatre. Festival directors Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent have moved this festival into the ranks of a festival to be reckoned with. As the saying goes the “Truth is in the Pudding” and after attending this festival now in its’ second day ,the theatre i...

Catalina Film Festival 2012 is marvelous

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Stan Lee Marvels audience at Catalina Film Festival 2012 by Ron Gilbert Stan Lee preferred to appear at the opening of the 2nd Catalina film festival on the same day of the record breaking weekend release of "The Avengers". The attendees loved having him there for 2 days on which he appeared and discussed his marvelous journey after the audience viewed "The Avengers" which preceded the documentary "With Great Power" -The Stan Lee Story. Stan is very pe...

Comic-Con IV: A Fan's Hope

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Morgan Spurlock is the the greatest example of a filmmaker who thinks outside the box and has the imagination and inspiration of a true artist. I compare him to the artist Andy Warhol because he sees what others may view but his artistic talent allows him to create something unique. Perhaps his determination to be a filmmaker after being rejected by the USC film school several times but finally making the cut at the NYU film school opened his eyes in a ...

Crazy Horse ,an erotic documentary on the Parisian Cabaret

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Crazy Horse ,an erotic documentary on the Parisian Cabaret by Ron Gilbert All I keep hearing on my mind’s sound track when I watched this documentary by talented director Frederick Wiseman , were the lyrics “you make me crazy”. Years ago I had the good fortune to visit the Landmark Le Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris and so my memories were still intact. This film is a very inside view of the workings of this famed cabaret where all these beautiful dancers are more than just sexy...

The Lucky 13th Edition of the LA Scandinavian Film Festival

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by Ron Gilbert Now it in its thirteenth year this Film Festival .offers a Scandinavian Cinema combined with a Smorgasbord treat starting on January 7, 8, 14, 15 at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny/at Wilshire) in Beverly Hills. I have been very fortunate to be in attendance at this film festival and have chosen this fest instead of Palms Springs and Sundance on my weekends. The five Nordic Oscar submissions plus additional current feature films, shorts, and documentaries...

The Mill and the Cross" an extraordinary artistic achievement

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  By Ron Gilbert   Director, Lech Majewski does a brilliant orchestration in this film which is like watching an artist visually show how his painting is created and all of his inspirations. Opening this complex painting via a combination of actors and horses with blue screen effects and 2D backdrops with historical, religious, contemporary and symbolic figures, with biblical travails depicted alongside sufferings of Flemish citizens persecuted by representati...

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 a personal reflection By Ron Gilbert   This film won the Sundance Film Festival editing award which was well earned. Watching this powerful documentary brought back some very strong memories for me because I was a college student at City College in New York in the midst of Harlem during that early period. What surprises me most of all is that it took over 30 years to present this documentary which was directed by Göran Hugo Olsson w...

LA FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 16-26

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2011 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL By Ron Gilbert You must explore the LA Film Festival this year to view what has happened to downtown LA and the films offered. I have seen many of the documentaries and they are must see films. Of course we have the blockbuster films like Green Lantern but many indie films are worth watching, This year you can use your phone to view what’s happening, Film Independent Goes Mobile for 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival  The fre...

LA FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 16-26

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2011 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL By Ron Gilbert You must explore the LA Film Festival this year to view what has happened to downtown LA and the films offered. I have seen many of the documentaries and they are must see films. Of course we have the blockbuster films like Green Lantern but many indie films are worth watching, This year you can use your phone to view what’s happening, Film Independent Goes Mobile for 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival  The fre...

Somewhere Between an emotion documentary

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Somewhere Between a very emotional documentary at LAFF By Ron Gilbert Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a very touching and personal film about four adopted girls from China. It seems that China has a One Child Policy and girls are usually placed up for adoption based on that and of course other reasons like too many children in the household. Knowlton knows the adoption procedure from the inside because she also adopted a Chinese girl 5 years ag...

Somewehere Between an emotion documentary

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Somewhere Between a very emotional documentary at LAFF By Ron Gilbert Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a very touching and personal film about four adopted girls from China. It seems that China has a One Child Policy and girls are usually placed up for adoption based on that and of course other reasons like too many children in the household. Knowlton knows the adoption procedure from the inside because she also adopted a Chinese girl 5 years ag...

LA 5th Greek Film Festival rocks

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Inside the 5th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival By Ron Gilbert  LA Greek Film Festival 2011This Greek Film festival reveals very personal views of Greece with very exciting glimpse of places which we would never have the privilege to see on a tour bus in films with very talented filmmakers. Ersi Danou co-founder and head of programming has created an amazing combination of films. Opening night gala at the Laemmle's Sunset 5 theater located at 8000 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angel...

Dumbstruck is a true family film

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    DUMBSTRUCK is a true family film By Ron Gilbert I always enjoyed ventriloquists as a kid and the skills which they were able to do with their partners. I refuse to call them dummies because they always seemed smarter then the humans who made them function but we also know that they are an extension of their better half. This film is an incredible view into their world. It will touch every emotion in your heart, where you will discover the true feeling of...

"An Article of Hope" opens at LA Jewish Film Festival 2011

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   “An Article of Hope” at 6th Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival touches all humanity By Ron Gilbert   I was extremely moved by this documentary which goes way beyond the Jewish community and is an inspiration to all races and religions. In addition to having astronaut Buzz Aldrin present to discuss his feelings about this film were a moment that all of us were extremely fortunate to experience. Director Dan Cohen was inspired 7 years ago when he re...

Catherine Deneuve in Potiche

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  Potiche, a film which entertains everyone By Ron Gilbert Catherine Deneuve is the French equivalent of our Elizabeth Taylor. She is an ageless beauty whom I first saw back in my college days in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. Then of course the film,” Belle du Jour” a few years later. She still seduces us with a screen presence which has your eyes glued to the screen in her new film. A star who doesn’t complain about not getting the roles like American actres...

Bill Cunningham New York

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  Bill Cunningham New York Documentary on a Legendary Fashion Photographer By Ron Gilbert The preview opening at LACMA presented by the Costume Council was the best venue to view this film. The Costume Council provides extraordinary resources to expand audiences’ awareness of fashion, design, costume and adds to the LAMCA World class Costume and Textile Collection. Needless to say all the fans of Bill Cunningham whose work has graced the fashion world for 5...

My Run an inspirational documentary

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Premiere Event - March 31, 2011 By Ron Gilbert I have been following the journey of this award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary,”MY RUN” which is coming to movie theaters nationwide for an “exclusive one night premiere event” on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00pm (Local Time).Director Tim VandeSteeg and producer Mark Castaldo and co-producer Christine Redlin (who is the voice of the Tim’s late wife) have created an awesome and touching film which has stirred a...

LA Italia Film Fest

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Opening Night of Los Angeles Italia 2011 by Ron Gilbert The party has started with Italian friends and family for a celebration which on this occasion is the Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival. The festival director Pascal Vicedomini who is from Southern Italy really has a knack for combining Hollywood and Italy and today was the day to reminisce about the Legendary Oscar winning producer Dino De Laurentiis and honoring him in a way that was well deserved. The...

The Future is now for the talented Jesse Eisenberg

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by Ron Gilbert In September 2005 I first met Jesse when he was co-starring in a production of Orphans written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Ulu Grosbard with Al Pacino in the lead. It wasn’t a well publicized event which was under the auspices of the Actors Studio. As an Actors Studio member I was privileged to see Jesse in the role of the younger of 2 brothers. He had this unique presence as the introverted acrophobic brother and he definitely made an impression on me. The play was supposed...

John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery, a film

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On the Bowery, a film that inspired director John Cassavetes By Ron Gilbert This Oscar nominated film was considered very controversial when it was released but today we are fortunate to see the restored version in addition to a commentary on the making of On The Bowery by Michael Rogosin the son of the director. In 1956  the year  this film was made ,Dwight Eisenhower was president, Reverend  Martin Luther King  was heavily involved in racial integration in the South, Fidel...

Paul Giamatti inspired me tonight in his performance in Barney’s Version

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Paul Giamatti inspired me tonight in his performance in Barney’s Version By Ron Gilbert Inspiration is the key to getting you up in the morning to start a new day with excitement and fervor and those goals that you have set for yourself in whatever you do. As a writer I need to be inspired so that I can explode with creative dialogue so that you can read about a film that moves me. Tonight that happened. Michael Konyves’ script based on Mordecai Richler’s novel, Richard’s dir...

Annette Bening honored at the 26th SBFF with American Riviera Award

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By Ron Gilbert After attending this event hosted by festival director Roger Durling who created his Valentine event to Annette which truly came from the heart, I give my vote to Annette Bening for Best Actress. Many reasons moved me to this after seeing clips from her film legacy.  Her passion for theatre in which presenter and Oscar winner Kevin Costner called her our Katherine Hepburn and a Woman for All Seasons and then told her to come over and give him a hug. This was part...

John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery,

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John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery, a film On the Bowery, a film that inspired director John Cassavetes By Ron Gilbert This Oscar nominated film was considered very controversial when it was released but today we are fortunate to see the restored version in addition to a commentary on the making of On The Bowery by Michael Rogosin the son of the director. In 1956 the year this film was made ,Dwight Eisenhower was president, Reverend Martin Luther King was heavily involved in ...
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