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Amazonas Film Festival shows "Villa Lobos, Uma Paixão de Vida", in Amazonas Opera House

A film by ZELITO VIANA, President of Honor, showing on opening day.                           The story, affairs and, especially, the career of one of the most important Brazilian and Latin American composers of all times is the theme of "Villa Lobos, Uma Paixão de Vida", movie by the filmmaker Zelito Viana, President of Honor of the 9th Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), which will be shown at 10:30 a.m...

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Brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana, winner of 12 national and foreign awards, will be honored at Amazonas opening

        The Brazilian filmmaker Zelito Viana, winner of 12 national andforeign awards, will be the great honored on the opening night of the 9th edition of Amazonas Film Festival (AFF), Saturday (3), at 07:30 pm, at Amazonas Opera House. He will be the president of honor of the festival.       Zelito is 74 years of age and worked as producer, director,screenwriter and actor. His curriculum includes 21 television programs, 2...

Walter Salles press conference

Film Crew © FIF/LF The entire team of On The Road, by Brazilian director Walter Salles in Competition, attended this morning's press conference: Walter Salles, on the birth of his film : "It took us eight years to make this film. We even thought of making a documentary which would serve as a foundation. The story is really more about the period leading up to the Beat Generation. It charts the social and political awakening of two young people discovering a new an...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments... BLACK ORPHEUS (ORFEU NEGRO; 1959)

  As the 65th Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012) approaches I am reminded of one of my all time favorite Palme d’Or winners, the French/Italian/Brazilian production of BLACK ORPHEUS (Orfeu Negro; 1959). Directed by French director Marcel Camus, the film received worldwide critical acclaim. At home in Brazil, however, it received much criticism due to its cliché portrayal of Rio favela life; as if every day in such desperate poverty is solely a celebration of love and life. ...


Just confirmed: Second show just added- GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE'S "THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE" at SXSW in Austin Texas March 17th - first show--Sat. March 17th at noon @ the Alamo Ritz Theater on E. 6th Street as part of the SXSW Film Festival - second show--I am also playing my live score with the film that evening at 10pm @ The Hideout Theatre on E. 7th Street as part of the SXSW Music Festival photo: US premiere of my live score accompanying "Es...

Six International Guests at 2012 Cartagena International Film Festival

   Isabella Rossellini, Claire Denis, Hector Babenco, Gael Garcia, Jorge Perugorria and Rodrigo Santoro to attend 52nd FICCI The 52nd Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) scheduled from February 23-29 welcomes famed Italian/American actor, director, writer and producer Isabella Rossellini. A tribute to Ms. Rossellini will feature several of her best known films including Blue Velvet, Fearless and The Saddest Music in the World. In addition, special guest French director Claire...

"Ayrton Senna" 10/10 STAR FILM FOR A 10/10 STAR MAN!!! Now playing at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street in NYC.

Ayrton Senna NOW PLAYING AT Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street in NYC, Article by Sharon Abella A Driving Force!  “Just because I believe in God, just because I have faith in God, it doesn’t mean that I am immune. It doesn’t mean that I am immortal.” “Nothing can keep me away from the love of God”, ~Ayrton Senna, Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One  world champion! (1960-1994) In a sport where there “is no room for error, for an error would le...

Cannes 2011

party life in Cannes 2011... Brazilian party going off on the beach, Croisette!!! :-) actor Rodrigo Santoro with producer Oliver by Vanessa McMahon 


What a great week!! Profiled in THE NEW YORK TIMES http   Profiled in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL    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...

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival turns 15

  The 15th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival will be held March 10-16, 2011 at the Center for Jewish History, presented by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) in association with Yeshiva University Museum (YUM). The 2011 slate of films includes critically acclaimed and award-winning films, as well as classic feature films and documentaries presented by filmmakers from differing global perspectives. The line-up includes five U.S. premieres and six New York premieres. The Festival is...

Today a sermon by Jose Mojica Marins at the Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

The unholy day is upon the beautiful town of Ljutomer, Slovenia! Today at 19:30h at the City Cinema Jose Mojica Marins will proclaim his ghastly gospel at a ferocious Q&A session, hosted by our Vicious Cat Jury President Dinko Tucaković. It will be followed by a vicious outburst of his most spine-chilling films. The first blow will be delivered by the Strange World of Coffin Joe at 21:30h at the Culture House Cinema. Then the carnival of horror will move to the Open Air Cinema at the Main S...

Grossmann 2010: Film program online!

Dear friends of cinematic offense, fine wine and sounds that scare hounds! We hereby announce that the film program of this year’s Grossmann Film and Wine Festival is now officially online! Take your time and immerse yourself into the wicked world of Grossmann that will soon once again come to life for a ghastly week of unholy pleasures in the idyllic atmosphere of Ljutomer, Slovenia. It is the charming capital of the wine region of Prlekija and also where Slovenian film was born in 1905. This...

Jose Mojica Marins to receive lifetime achievement award at Grossmann 2010

Legendary Brazilian master of horror Jose Mojica Marins will receive the lifetime achievement award at this year's Grossmann Film and Wine Festival, taking place from 26th to 31st of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. Visitors of the festival will for the first time in Slovenia be able to see a selection of the most important works of this prolific director, writer, actor and producer that will naturally include all three Coffin Joe films! Other distinguished guests already confirmed for this year's G...

Rio International Film Festival 2009 Awards

Esmir Filho’s first feature Os Famosos e Os Duenndes Da Morte (The Famous and the Dead) takes Festival do Rio’s Top Prize and FIPRESCIDual Prizes handed out to Sandra Werneck’s Stolen Dreams, Sergio Bianchi’s Os Inquilinos (The Tenants Don’t Like It, Leave), Karim Ainouz and Marcelo Gomes’ Viajo Porque Preciso, Volte Porque Te Amo (I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You), Tatiana Issa and Raphael Alvarez’s Dzi Croquettes and late Sergio Bernardes’ Tamboro High...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

Providence Latin American Film Festival Awards 2008:

 The Don Fernando Birri Award for Best Opera Prima:THE POPE'S TOILET by Cesar Charlone /Enrique Fernandez-----------------------Best Director:Israel Cardenas / Laura Amelia Guzman for COCHOCHI--------------------------Best Script:XXY by Lucia Puenzo------------------------Best Actress:Carla Ribas for her performance inA CASA DE ALICE--------------------------Best Actor:Cesar Troncoso for his performance inTHE POPE'S BATH------------------------Best Photography:Cesar Charlone for his work on TH...

The 1st Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival

The 1st Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival and Film Market will take place January 28th –31st, 2009 at Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and is currently accepting Film and Script submissions.The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival and Film Market was created to bridge the gap between Hollywood, The World Film Community and the Brazilian Film Community. The festival creates unparalleled business and creative opportunities for diverse communities. Brazil developed in the recent past an ...

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Vancouver Brazilian Film Festival premiers with 15 features

The 1st Brazilian Film Festival of Vancouver, created and produced by the Inffinito Group of Brazil, will take place October 22nd to the 26th. 15 of the best and most recent Brazilian films and a special tribute to the work of cinematographer Walter Carvalho will mark the the Festival's premiere in CanadaCanada is currently an important partner for Brazil in the film and multimedia sector, with interest in developing agreements for co-productions, distribution and sales. In addition to creating...

"Linha De Passe" by Walter Salles, In competition at Cannes

The filmLinha De Passe, the second film by Walter Salles to compete for a Palme d’Or, after 2004's Motorcycle Diaries, is about four brothers and their mother attempting to reinvent their lives in São Paulo. One is seeking his father; the second is an aspiring pro soccer player; the third embraces the priesthood; and the fourth is trying as well as he can to provide for the child he fathered. Meanwhile, their mother is awaiting a new baby. The Brazilian director, who was a member of the Short...

Premiere Brazil: Sultry Cinema At MoMA

Monday, July 16--------As the summer turns sizzling in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is appropriately presenting a program of sultry cinema from Brazil in its fifth annual exhibition of contemporary Brazilian cinema, entitled PREMIERE BRAZIL! The program began last Thursday and continues through January 23rd in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The series is a collaboration between MoMA and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. This year, 12 new films, all US or New...

Ischia Fest looks towards Brazil

RODRIGO SANTORO, BRAULIO MANTOVANI, MARCOS BERNSTEIN: ISCHIA GLOBAL FEST LOOKS TOWARD BRAZIL AND HONORS THE CAREER OF FLORINDA BOLKAN.  The new star of Brazilian film, Rodrigo Santoro (300), the screenwriter Braùlio Mantovani (Oscar nominee for Walter Salles’ film City of God), the director and producer Marcos Bernstein (key play in Brazil’s contemporary film culture) and actress Florinda Bolkan (special “Ischia Global’07 lifetime achievement award) will be the protagonists of the Isch...

José Wilker, Best Actor at the 2007 Festival Cinema do Brasil in Paris

Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris25 April through 8 May, 2007                                                       FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DO BRASIL IN PARIS            The first week of this 9th  two-prong event (feature competition and documentaries) has ended at the  L’Arlequin Cinema in Paris 'trendy Quartier Latin with the presence of

it's a wrapin Miami....until next year's Festival

Ten days of movie magic came to its inevitable end, as the 23rd edition of the Miami International Film Festival had its final day of screenings yesterday. But this landmark year ended on a high note, with a mix of superb films that saved the best for last.Several of Saturday night’s winners at the Miami International Film Festival Awards Ceremony had their final public screenings on Sunday, giving Miami audiences a last chance to see these Festival gems. ACCUSED, co-winner of the Knight Grand...