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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...

A Tribute To Horowitz: Lola Astanova Piano Debut in Carnegie Hall

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By Maria Esteves – January 23, 2012 A Tribute To Horowitz sold out concert with piano virtuoso Lola Astanova commenced Thursday, January 19, 2012, 8:00 PM, at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York. Sponsored by Tiffany & Co., the extraordinary enchanting evening to benefit the American Cancer Society presented gala chairman Donald J. Trump and special guest artist host Julie Andrews with the American Cancer Society Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Stonewall Chora...

WSA Discovery of the Year nominees announced

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The five nominees for the Discovery of the Year Award, via which the World Soundtrack Academy rewards up-and-coming talent from the previous year, have been announced. The award will be granted during the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on 22 October at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent. Through the Discovery of the Year Award, the WSA aims to reward young, talented composers and encourage them to develop further. The nominees are: Alex Heffes – The First Grader, The Rite ...

African Diaspora summer film series

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  Experience 10 days of compelling, provocative films at The 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer Film Series  ...

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...

Highlights from DOK.fest Munich, opening May 4

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  26th DOK.fest Munich 4-11 MAY 2011   Only three days until the Festival! The presale of tickets has already begun! Tickets are currently available at http://www.muenchenticket.de/ as well as beginning the 3rd of May in the festival center at St.-Jakobs-Platz 1. From the program: What does it mean to grow old in our society and to begin the search for a fulfilling retirement? And what role...

Gilliam is directing his first opera ever! ‘The Damnation of Faust’

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  From cartoons to animation to film to opera: Terry Gilliam, Monty Python legend and cult film-maker, directs a new production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust ENO stages a new production of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust directed by actor, screenwriter and film-maker Terry Gilliam. This large scale company work ranges from intimacy to grandeur with a powerful score that showcases the ENO Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, and featuring a st...

MAHLER ON THE COUCH

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When Gustav Met Sigmund

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  Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made  a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design foun...

When Gustav Met Sigmund

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Films that feature well known figures from history are always intriguing, whether they reflect actual fact or are mere figments of the director's feverish imagination. In the delightfully dishy MAHLER ON THE COUCH, the filmmaking team of Percy Adlon (pere) and Felix Adlon (fils) have made a delicious historical "did-it-ever-happen" that features such historical characters as the classical composer Gustav Mahler, the psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and the Bauhaus design founder Walter Gropius (wi...

Berlinale Talent Campus has received 4000 applications

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Nearly 4000 applications from 141 countries for the Berlinale Talent Campus #9Composer Michael Nyman to mentor the Score Competition “Framespotting – Filmmakers Positioning Themselves” is the name of the game when the doors to the theatre “Hebbel am Ufer” open for young, international filmmakers on February 12, 2011, during the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. Enthusiasm for the Berlinale Talent Campus is going strong, even after 9 years of existence: 3967 up and coming filmma...

Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn

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Film music city Ghent will present a unique concert in Tallinn on 2 December On 2 December 2010 the Ghent Film Festival will present in cooperation with the city of Ghent, the province of East Flanders, the Flemish Community and Fluxys a concert in Tallinn featuring film music by Gabriel Yared, Shigeru Umebayashi and Arvo Pärt. The concert will take place on the eve of the European Film Awards in the Estonian capital, which is also the European Capital of Culture 2011 and a twin town of Ghent. ...

World Soundtrack Academy announces Discovery Of The Year 2010

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Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla and last year’s Nico Muhly were discovered by the board. The nominees for 2010 are Abel Korzeniowski - A Single Man Hélène Muddiman - Skin Atticus Ross - Book of Eli Clinton Shorter - District 9 Sergey Yevtushenko - The Last Station Following the...

Mahler on the Couch is a Class Act

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The latest offering from highly respected German independent filmmaker Percy Adlon, a glossy, heady, off-beat biopic about the famous turn of the century Viennese composer Gustav Mahler, his tumultuous affair and stormy marriage with Alma Schindler, a woman twenty years younger, and his presumed (but undoubtedly fictitious) couch sessions with Sigmund Freud to sort out his emotional problems, was definitely the class film of the Los Angeles Film Festival. This was a world Premiere scoop leverage...

Mahler on the Couch is a Class Act

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The latest offering from highly respected German independent filmmaker Percy Adlon, a glossy, heady, off-beat biopic about the famous turn of the century Viennese composer Gustav Mahler, his tumultuous affair and stormy marriage with Alma Schindler, a woman twenty years younger, and his presumed (but undoubtedly fictitious) couch sessions with Sigmund Freud to sort out his emotional problems, was definitely the class film of the Los Angeles Film Festival. This was a world Premiere scoop leverage...

The Film Mahler on the Couch is brilliant

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Barbara Romer explodes  as an actress playing Alma Mahler in her first film roleFilm is a masterpiece on a budget of $2.5 million and looks like 10 times that Film plays again on Saturday June 26 at Regal Cinemas at 1:45 www.lafest.com ...

10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards

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Film Festival Ghent celebrates 10th anniversary World Soundtrack Awards The World Soundtrack Awards, an awards presentation honoring the best in film music established by the Ghent International Film Festival’s World Soundtrack Academy in 2001, has announced an all star line up to usher in its 10th year. Ten world class composers will be appearing live in concert at the awards presentation in Ghent, Belgium on October 23rd. Those confirmed include Oscar winners Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings)...

Atlanta Jewish Fest brings film scores to life

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In a first-ever collaboration, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will partner with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to bring some of the most beloved Jewish film scores to life for a one-time-only concert on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at 8 p.m., at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The AJFF Gala Concert kicks off the 10th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which runs Jan. 13-24, 2010. The Jan. 4 concert, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Comcast, will be the first time a concert of Jewish-themed film scores...

Song for Argyris: A Brave Piece of Work by Stefan Haupt

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THE August screening in Bangkok of Stefan Haupt's "A Song for Argyris" is still on my mind, even though a month has gone by and I have seen more than 20 movies since. Haupt is of Swiss-German extraction which makes this documentary all the more extraordinary, because it tells the true story of terrible atrocities committed by the Nazis during their occupation of Greece in WWII. Haupt lives in Zurich and wasn't in Bangkok for the screening, but he is on record as ack...

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