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The Rural Route tour is set to kick out great dates in 2013!

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The Rural Route tour is set to kick out great dates in 2013! That includes Iowa shows in Donna Reed’s hometown of Denison and across the state at the spiffy Oneota Film Festival in Decorah.  We dip down in the desert to Oro Valley Library, AZ, then come back SE with a mini Appalachian tour that includes stops at Abingdon Community College in VA, Appalshop in KY, and Mechanical Eye in Asheville, NC.  Later on, shows back east at universities and art spaces in Boston and Phil...

"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...

+Hollyshorts final day, awards to be revealed later today

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Tickets are available now on www.hollyshorts.com and hollyshortsfilmfestival.eventbrite.com.   August 16th marks the final day of the 8th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Come and check out some great short films all day. Highlights include an 11am International Shorts Program, 1:30pm Odd Couple shorts program, Web Series at 4pm, and Documentary shorts at 6:30pm. In addition, check out some insightful panel discussions during the final day of the HollyShorts Indie ...

Bill Ferguson tells listeners how to Get Your Power Back on Conversation Crossroad Wednesday, June 13th, 7pm EST

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Bill Ferguson (aka “The Love Counselor”), whose work has been called “the penicillin of psychology” and who has been featured on Oprah and recommended by The Wall Street Journal tells listeners how to Get Your Power Back on the Conversation Crossroad radio program. Listen to the Conversation Crossroad interview with Bill Ferguson Visit the Conversation Crossroad webpage on Bill Ferguson: http://conversationcrossroad.com/?p=4914   ...

NYIIFVF Los Angeles edition 2012: September 10-17, 2012 calling for entries

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New York International Film Festival (NYIFF)           NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR LOS ANGELES, september 10-17, 2012.    Don't Miss the Late Deadline: August 6th, 2012.   Dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as "THE INDEPENDENT ALTERNATIVE TO THE GRAND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL," the NYIFF has been a major showcase for independent features, shorts, documentaries, music videos and animation in New York and Los Angeles s...

"GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE" A HIT AT SXSW FILM AND SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL!!

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I had a great double header at SXSW over the weekend playing my original live solo guitar score to Jose Mojica Marins's 1967 Brazilian cult horror classic "Esta Noite Encarnerei no teu Cadaver" (This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse) at both the SXSW Film and the SXSW Music Festivals down in Austin Texas! Austin was a zoo as usual with over 2000 different acts performing. I had played there previously both solo acoustic http://garylucas.com/www/soloac   with my b...

NYIIFVF Los Angeles edition 2012: September 10-17, 2012 calling for entries

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New York International Film Festival (NYIFF)           NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR LOS ANGELES, september 10-17, 2012.    Don't Miss the Late Deadline: August 6th, 2012.   Dubbed by The Wall Street Journal as "THE INDEPENDENT ALTERNATIVE TO THE GRAND NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL," the NYIFF has been a major showcase for independent features, shorts, documentaries, music videos and animation in New York and Los Angeles since 1993. The New York International Film F...

"AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS" at the GRAMMY MUSEUM in LA for their GREAT GUITARS series WED. JULY 20th

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Very exciting week as I have just been invited to perform "AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS" at the GRAMMY MUSEUM in LA as part of their GREAT GUITARS series on Wed. July 20th, beginning at 8pm--I am particularly thrilled and honored as past participants include George Benson, George Thorogood, Richard Thompson and Jonny Lang!  Busy rehearsing my longtime supergroup GODS AND MONSTERS for a big show this Friday at JOE'S PUB here in NYC t 9:30pm. Our new album "THE ORDEAL OF CIVILITY&qu...

GARY LUCAS PROFILED in THE NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE

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What a great week!! Profiled in THE NEW YORK TIMES http http://nyti.ms/mtjAD3   Profiled in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL http://on.wsj.com/lz0uef    Profiled in the INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE Release of my latest GODS AND MONSTERS psychedelic rock album on Kntting Factory Records--produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and featurign Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers), Billy Ficca (Television), Jason Candler (Hungry March Band and Joe Hendel)--tracks, clips , reviews and photos at h...

The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

The Kids Are All Right Premieres at Sundance Film Festival to Rave Reviews

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Director Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2010 to very positive reviews, resulting in one of the festival's most visible bidding war. Rumored suitors included Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, The Weinstein Company, and Summit Entertainment; however, Focus Features (the specialty film unit of Universal Pictures) confirmed on Thursday that they had picked up distribution rights for the United States, the United Kingdom, South...

Toronto Urban Film Festival: Who Will Win? Only Mark McKinney Knows for Sure

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The 2008 finalists have been announced earlier this summer for the Toronto Urban Film Festival, The Film Festival for Commuters (http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com) presented by Heineken. Finalists include an eclectic mix of professional and non-professional filmmakers, videographers and animators from across Canada and around the world. All finalists will have their films screened to over 1 million daily commuters on ONESTOP’s digital network of over 300 Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) ...

Point of view café panels in Park City

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The Wall Street Journal brings you the Point of View Café, a three-day program co-produced by Classic Entertainment Group during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival that is open to the public.  Point of View Café offers panels and core conversations on films, live acoustic performances, and complimentary food and beverage service and cocktail receptions throughout the day.  The programFriday, January 18- 10-11 am: Complimentary breakfast- 11-11:30 am: Lauren Ianuzzi acoustic session- 11:30-12...

The New Frontier on Main: Panels, showcase, new tech from Sundance

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today a line-up of cinematic installations, live multimedia performance events, and panel discussions that will be featured in the New Frontier on Main, a flagship venue that is part of the Festival’s New Frontier program for showcasing films and art work from the cutting edge of cinematic culture. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. For a complete list of films, visit the Sundance...

Sundance New Frontier on Main,

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today a line-up of cinematic installations, live multimedia performance events, and panel discussions that will be featured in the New Frontier on Main, a flagship venue that is part of the Festival’s New Frontier program for showcasing films and art work from the cutting edge of cinematic culture. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. For a complete list of films, visit the Sundance...

VIFF Film and Television Forum

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The VIFF’s 22nd Annual Film and Television Forum announces their most impressive showcase to date. From the Oscars to the Golden Globes, from the Emmy’s to Grand Jury Prizes, and from Audience Awards at Sundance and Cannes, the Forum boasts the best of filmmakers from around the world. Four full days of seminars, workshops and master classes for film, television and interactive professionals are scheduled to take place at the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre from Septe...

the "Psychic Madman" Jim Karol appears in Jackass: number two

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Mental phenomenon and celebrity entertainer, the "Psychic Madman" Jim Karol, who was just featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, is now appearing in theaters everywhere in the movie, Jackass: number two. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, and the whole crew return to the silver screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before. And this time they have brought the world's one-and-only, real-life "Rainman" and mental rock star, Jim Karol ...

Dubai Festival has a role in improving portrayal of Arabs

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Dubai Film Festival a Vital Platform in Improving Portrayal of Arabs, Muslims in Mainstream Cinema, Says US ExpertNegative stereotypes unchanged since 9/11, according to Arab-American scholar Dubai, December 5, 2005 – The Dubai International Film Festival can play an integral role in shattering the negative stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims that permeate mainstream American cinema, the world’s leading authority on media stereotyping of Arabs and Muslims has said. Dr. Jack Shaheen, author of t...

The Forgotten World of America’s Orphanages

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We have conducted a series of interview with first-time filmmakers showcasing their work at Newport Beach Film Festival: April 15 - 23Gregg Schwenk, the festival director, vowed from the beginning to make the NBFF a filmmaker-friendly affair. "I think a lot of the bigger festivals have forgotten what they originally set out to do," he said. "And that's to assist talented filmmakers in getting their films shown in a theater and exposed not only to audiences but to potential investors." That inclu...

Philadelphia fest day by day schedule of future events

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ANNOUNCING THE 2004 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL From April 8-21, the Festival Presents 250 Features, Documentaries, Animated Films and Shorts from 43 CountriesAwards go to Mary-Louise Parker and Tobe Hooper2004 Highlights include Animation Festival, sponsored by University of the Arts; International Comedy Series; “Save the Boyd” Benefit; Hong Kong Horror in 3-D; New Films from Master Directors Breillat, Demme, Greenaway, Herzog, Téchiné, von TrierNow in its 13th year and fourth with Raymon...
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