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The First Films World Competition

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THE JURY OF THE FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION    Klaus Eder  Born in Augsburg, Germany, Klaus Eder lives and works in Munich. He studied German literature at the University of Stuttgart and has worked as a film critic since the 1960s. Currently a reviewer for the Bayerischer Rundfunk national radio network he contributes to several German language film magazines. He has published books on numerous international filmmakers, including monographs on Andrzej Wajda, Luis Bunuel, Nikita ...

THE LA NEO NOIR EROTIC FILM FEST IS SEEKING YOUR SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORTS AT LANNEFF.COM

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LANNEFF showcases U.S. and international sexy, dark, crime short films and short screenplays December 1st at the Downtown Independent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Presenting the ONLY film festival walking tour of neo-noir historic landmarks which also features live film noir events, a film screening of selected storytellers, an awards show, and a lively reception at the Far East Cafe aka The Chop Suey Cafe in Downtown LA's Little Tokyo, LANNEFF couples film noir history with toda...

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Locarno 2012 will bring an Otto Preminger Retrospective

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  The retrospective for the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, in collaboration with the Swiss and French Cinémathèques, will be devoted to the Hollywood master from Europe, Otto Preminger (1905-1986). The festival will show the director's entire body of work: forty films screened in the best 35mm prints available. As with the retrospectives of Ernst Lubitsch (2010) and Vincente Minnelli (2011), screenings will be accompanied by discussions given by various fi...

San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''

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San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''   The retrospective dedicated to American film noir will open at the 59th edition of the Festival with TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, a film to compete in the Official Selection at Venice Festival. This gripping thriller proves that the genre is fighting trim: set in the Texas bayous, the tale tracks two detectives pitted against mysterious unsolved murders all occurring in a haunti...

Line-up complete for the trinidad+tobago film festival 2011

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  The line-up has been announced for the trinidad+tobago film festival 2011 (ttff/11), with more films screening than ever before in the festival's history. The ttff, sponsored by Flow, is a celebration of the best films from the Caribbean, the Caribbean Diaspora and Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin. This year will see nearly 100 feature-length and short films being screened at the festival, which takes place from September 21 to October 04. Among the many...

Gothic thriller concludes Noir Festival in Hollywood

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  by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noir, contract director Joseph...

Gothic Thriller concludes Noir City, Hollywood

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GOTHIC THRILLER CONCLUDES NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD, 2011by Alex Deleon The 13th annual Film Noir festival concluded its edgy three week run at the hallowed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on April 20, with the stomach churning identity theft thriller, "My Name is Julia Ross", (Columbia, 1945) starring Nina Foch in a memorable role as a kidnapped-for-murder blonde in an eerie Gothic mansion on the cliffs over the sea in Cornwall, U.K. While this is really more of a Gothic murder mystery than a pure noi...

13th Film Noir Festival in Hollywood

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The 13th Annual Film Noir festival, known affectionately as "Noir City", arrived at its usual venue, the fabled Egyptian theater on Hollywood Boulevard, on April 1st, settling in for a three week run until April 20. Here dedicated Noir fans and many merely curious drop-ins will be treated to a series of established classics of the genre and rarely seen new discoveries in a viewer friendly "double feature" format -- just like the old days -- two distinctive black and white features from Hollywoo...

Art Or Exploitation? You Decide

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  OK......let me set up the scene. You and your slacker roommate are living in a cheap rent apartment in one of San Francisco's less tony neighborhoods. One night, you hear an argument of torrential rage coming from behind the paper-thin walls from the apartment next door. Night after night, you are captivated by the hilarious and insidious darkness of the epithets being thrown from one person to the other, and then the bright idea strikes you.......record the madhouse melee for your fr...

Demy, Noir and Chinese: Three cycles at next Sebastian International Film Festival

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 The programme of this year's San Sebastian International Film Festival include three cycles This year, the 59th edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival, running from 16-24 September, returns to its tradition of programming three cycles. The usual retrospective dedicated to a classic filmmaker will be accompanied by another two thematic cycles. JACQUES DEMY In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to...

Festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD

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  FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD February 17-27, 2011 Rodina Cinema Center, St. Petersburg, Russia     Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Rita Hayworth, Kirk Douglas; John Huston, Billy Wilder, Jacques Tourneur, Charles Vidor, Robert Aldrich, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski are all featured in our festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD! from February 17 to 27 in St.Petersburg, Russia. We are pleased to pre...

Jane Russell: The Brunette Bombshell

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  The number of film stars who embodied the golden age of Hollywood who are still here to tell the tale are few and far between. However, this evening the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will have one such diva in their presence, Miss Jane Russell. The busty, brunette bombshell who set pulses racing in the 1940s and 1950s made only 25 films in a two decade career, but she was one of the iconic figures who defined Hollywood glamour. The discovery of millionaire Howard H...

IFF Bratislava to screen films about corruption

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12. International Film Festival Bratislava (4.-11. November 2010)The Bad Sleep Well, a new section of the International Film Festival Bratislava will present a controversial theme of corruption rooted in business, politics and also film industry itself. Each of the 10 selected films brings a unique perspective on corruption and a different film language to tell the story: a film noir, thriller, psychological drama or an investigative documentary. With each film having a unique take on the topic ...

Santa Fe Film Festival Seeking to Shake Corruption with New Management

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Santa Fe Film Festival Facing Bankruptcy, Shakes Up Management In the wake of past corruption scandals, the Santa Fe Film Festival struggles to pay off debts to filmmakers while undergoing a change of management  By John C Morley, The Morley ReportSeptember 21, 2010 – Over two years ago, Camerado producer Jason Rosette learned through one of his actors that his latest feature, "Lost in New Mexico: the strange tale of Susan Hero", had appeare...

Clouzot's Inferno on Kino Otok Isola

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  Small 6th edition of  International Film Festival in Isola Slovenia presents already established film community and festival Kino Otok – Isola 8th/12th of September.  Evening screenings of films on a charming little square in the Isola Old Town offers various program and remains faithful to a program that is fairly open to a curious gazes. The festival is open to a new aesthetics and poetic of film and beside an international character, it is focused  on African, Asian and |Latin America...

"Film is Lasagne" - rich metaphors from three Italian auteurs

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Documentary filmmakers can be very serious. It is a serious art. The Italian Consul-General of New York, Francesco Talo, aptly describes the Festival dei Popoli's New York Documentary Film Festival as "recognising social problems through documentary expression". But the most magical moments and memorable quotes of the festival were so refreshingly funny that I nearly fell off my chair.  Like the best of Italian cinema, the three distinguished Italian directors featured in tribu...

Some interesting entries arriving

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The Ryde International Film Festival team has received some exciting films in the last 2 days. The Altruist a comic film noir which is highly thought provoking Track 16 a well filmed thriller with an interesting twist and Metroscopic an alternative look at time and our perceptions of time. So far we will be having a very varied programme of films for people to watch and enjoy. ...

Beaune 2nd International Thriller Film Festival

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Last year, during the first edition of the Festival, Jury Chairman Claude Chabrol said: “The mission of Beaune International Thriller Film Festival is to underline the thriller genre, which is after all one of the most fertile and noble in cinema history, and precisely to try and find new tendencies, or suggest new directions.” Keeping this ambition alive, the second edition of the Festival will take place from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th April 2010. The Prize list of the 1st edition...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: MILK MAN

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  Photograph by Patrick Moore Director James Rumsey recently submitted his film, Milk Man to the ÉCU 2010 Fiction Short category. Having recently won the “Audience Choice Award” at the Filmstock International Film Festival 2009 in the UK, Rumsey talks to us about milk, re-birth and the beauty of working on a tight budget. By Anna Takayama  Q: What is your film about? Milk Man is about the consequences of getting stuck in one view of yourself and of...

Meet Indie Filmmaker: Milk Man

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      Director James Rumsey recently submitted his film, Milk Man to the ÉCU 2010 Fiction Short category. Having recently won the “Audience Choice Award” at the Filmstock International Film Festival 2009 in the UK, Rumsey talks to us about milk, re-birth and the beauty of working on a tight budget. By Anna Takayama  Q: What is your film about? Milk Man is about the consequences of getting stuck in one view of yourself and of life and aims to suggest th...

Pulp Cinema: Raymond Chandler On Film

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  The New York Film Festival, which is in full swing following a busy weekend of films and premieres, will be presenting a number of special presentations in the days ahead. One of the more intriguing takes place this Wednesday evening. Chandleresque: Raymond Chandler on Film and Television is an illustrated lecture by Film London CEO and former London Film Festival topper Adrian Wootton. Raymond Chandler, who is oddly more revered in Europe than in his native America, is the mos...

A Neglected Film Noir Masterpiece Chosen By Pedro Almodovar

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  by  Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  “Night And The City” (1950) is a neglected film noir masterpiece by the American-born director Jules Dassin. The film, a cult favorite among cinephiles but largely unknown by the public, has taken on renewed currency as the inspiration for “Broken Embraces”, the latest film from Spanish superstar director Pedro Almodóvar, which screened at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Almodovar himself...

Noir City: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival

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The premier int`l showcase for rare classic noir films rediscovered by the Film Noir Foundation, dedicated to rescuing and restoring America`s Noir heritage.

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Besides the usual emphasis on Latino and Made-in-Spain films, new directors, and the Open Space (Zabaltegi) catch-all international sections, one of the eye openers of the 56th edition of this tasty Basqueland festival is a forty-three (43!) film overview of so-called "Japanese Film Noir". Film Noir purists who love to split hairs over the definition of the term, and over which films qualify for inclusion in the category and which ones do not, may be taken aback by some of the entries in this s...

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