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New Performance Festival, secon dedition in Kolkata

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India Foundation for the Arts and Seagull Foundation for the ArtsPresent New Performance Festival 17 to 21 November, 2010 Kolkata Unusual themes, unconventional performances, innovative ideas, scripts spanning different genres and languages in the performing arts – IFA's New Performance festival has it all! In an effort to bring these unconventional performances to a wider audience and create a dialogue around new modes of performance/theatre, IFA initiated the New Performance festival, first...

The Valley Film Festival ~ Narrative Features

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The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival presents a series of three narrative feature films. Ranging from psychological thrillers (The Commune) to tense drama (Boiler Room) to a coming-of-age comedy (Driver's Ed Mutiny), these films showcase independent filmmakers from The Valley and other L.A. environs.    THE COMMUNE (Elisabeth Fies) When Jenny Cross (Chauntal Lewis) has to spend summer vacation with deadbeat dad (Stuart G. Bennett) on his creepy commun...

No Zombie

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As previously mentioned in my earlier blog, I explained that I had been busy with Abertoir stuff. One of the tasks I faced last week was to try and save this huge Zombie Diaries 2 event which was due to take place on the final day of the festival; November 14th. Loads of different things began to plague the shoot to which the film makers had no choice but to cancel the shoot. We at Abertoir are all extremely disappointed by this, especially since its our 5th birthday this year and this...

The Going Green Film Festival top scripts

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The Going Green Film Festival (GGFF), a unique, first-of-its-kind film festival promoting environmental awareness and best practices is proud to announce our TOP 25 Scripts for 2010!Alien Ice, Ted KuepperAmer ican Gas, Lew OsteenAn Imperfect Paradise, Ralph Jr. WilliamsA Nuclear Option, Philip SedgwickClear Cut Love, Tanner GivnanEco Squad, Brandon RosinEndangered Species, Brian BoseEnvironmental Warpath, Jeff McDonaldEscape to America, Inc., J. Aya WilliamsonFinn..... A tale of a Whale, Stephan...

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Tokyo International Film Festival Announces Jury Head

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By Liza ForemanThe Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that the award-winning Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan will be the Jury President for the International Competition at the 23rd TIFF. Jordan's films have been honored with numerous awards worldwide including the Oscar (The Crying Game), and BAFTAs for (Crying Game, The End Of The Affair). Company Of Wolves, his second film, was selected for the first year of TIFF's Competition section in 1985. The 23rd edition of the Tokyo Int...

AURORA

“Ahead of Time” a fascinating documentary on Ruth Gruber

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By Ron GilbertRuth Gruber was really ahead of her time.” I am experiencing that feeling of zest which goes with exploration. I am in the thick of an historic moment” were the first lines she dispatched from the Soviet Artic in 1935.I felt exactly like that as I watched this film at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Here was this 98 year (She will be 99 when this article is posted) female journalist share her experiences on her early days in these historical moments of her career. She h...

You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger ...and you will enjoy

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By Ron GilbertWhen I heard the song,” When you wish Upon a Star”, originally sung by Jiminy Cricket, who serves as the official conscience for Pinocchio in the classic Disney film, in the opening frames of this film ,Woody had me. That pulled in memories of my childhood and the hopes and dreams we wish for. Woody Allen is sort of a Jiminy Cricket as a director. He makes you laugh and cry and connects you in a very special way. You can find happiness in this crazy world if you believe in fai...

You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger the film fulfills that promise

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You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger the film fulfills that promise By Ron Gilbert When I heard the  song,” When you wish Upon a Star”, originally sung by Jiminy Cricket, who serves as the official conscience for Pinocchio in the classic Disney film, in the opening frames of this film ,Woody had me. That pulled in memories of my childhood and the hopes and dreams we wish for. Woody Allen is sort of a Jiminy Cricket as a director. He makes you laugh and cry and connects you ...

Never Let Me Go is an Oscar Contender

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Never Let Me Go is an Oscar Contender By Ron Gilbert The Oscar race for best actress has begun; Carey Mulligan will be a contender. There are many great elements to the film but, Carey Mulligan's (Kathy) phenomenal performance is the main focus of the film), l After seeing her performance in this film you realize that this actress has “IT” Keira Knightley (Ruth) is also a big surprise showing me her depth as an actress  in this film and also in director Massy Tadjed...

Countdown to VFF10...T-Minus 72 Days

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Since Friday night (AKA, T-Minus 76 Days) we've been on a VFF10 high! We've had five very busy days that you can read all about here: http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2010/08/countdown-to-vff10t-minus-72-days.html   P.S. Let us know which Valley Film Festival alumni you'd like us to interview next. As always, thanks for reading and for your input! ...

The Girl Who Played With Fire Fundraising Event

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The Girl Who Played With Fire, the highly anticipated second instalment of the Millennium Trilogy, is coming to Cornwall in September. Noomi Rapace reprises her role as Lisbeth Salander, described by esteemed critic Roger Ebert as “compelling as any movie character in recent memory.”   When a researcher and Millennium journalist on the cusp of exposing Sweden’s sex trade are murdered, Lisbeth’s prints turn up on the murder weapon, making her the prime suspect. With a history o...

Al Pacino inspires "Wilde Salome"

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I finally had the privilege of watching “Wilde Salome,” the film version of “Salome” aka “Salome Maybe?”, directed by Al.. In a similar fashion which he explored in “Looking for Richard”, Al digs into the depths of an Actors Studio member to give audiences the internal life of how he works. Scraping the surface and peeling the layers which make him the actor he is today. Always working from the inside to reveal the inner workings of the play and how to share thi...

Los Angeles Outfest opens with a Howl

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At the Orpheum theater in Downtown Los Angeles theopening night was a  gay festival as theadjective was originally referred to as feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright andshowy”In its 28th year it is thelongest running film festival in Los Angeles and has earned it place in Hollywood which is the Mecca of the film Industry.Jane Lynch was presented with the OutfestLifetime achievement award which she so rightly earned and left us laughing buther closing wor...

Los Angeles Outfest opens with a Howl

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At the Orpheum theater in Downtown Los Angeles the opening night was a gay festival as the adjective was originally referred to as feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy”In its 28th year it is the longest running film festival in Los Angeles and has earned it place in Hollywood which is the Mecca of the film Industry.Jane Lynch was presented with the Outfest Lifetime achievement award which she so rightly earned and left us laughing but her closing words were “Find wha...

LA Fest red carpet, Twilight's Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and more

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         Actress Kristen Stewart arrives to the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at Nokia The...

The Global Film Village: Toying with Transmedia at the LA Film Festival

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The Marvel Universe: (c) 2010 Marvel Comics All Rights Reserved.  by Marc Halperin Toying with Transmedia was a lecture by MIT professor Henry Jenkins, this trend has been around for more than a decade but has gained traction lately. I first heard about Transmedia at the San Diego Comic-Con years ago. Robert Gould an old friend created Imaginosis in 1999 to focus on visual artists who create "World Properties." At the center of that company is the World of Brian...

Aruba festival visitors deep down underwater

De Palm Island Sea Trek! What a wonderful experience, first time for most of us. 20 feet underwater, with air supply via cable: snuba dive and walk on the ocean, wrecked planes, fish... WE LOVED IT wawwwwww. Follow six of us and see what we saw on this short paradise. Stairway to heaven, this way, down please!!    

Global Film Village: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives at Cannes

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 by Marla LewinThe security to get into the film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives from Thailand at the Palais was extremely tight.  When you are at Cannes one feels cut off from outside news. Yet we had heard of the burning of two theatres in Thailand during the latest protests. That situation and this movie, make other films we have seen here almost surreal.Uncle Boonmee is a story of ghosts and Buddhist ritual. It is set in modern day in the country where a man is preparing to ...

Italian whodunit GIDE in LOVE Reveals Dark Secret 50 years after

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True Story Italian Whodunit GIDE IN LOVE Reveals Dark Secret 50 years after 50 years after the disappearance of a young Sicilian boy purported to be French writer Andre Gide`s last love, Danielle Russo, a young journalist on the editorial staff of the Paris literary magazine Nouvelle Revue Littéraire, is sent to Sicily in 2000, to the elegant resort town of Taormina and finds herself embroiled in a complex labyrinth of shocking "truths" involving the literary set vacationing a...

Day 7: Schedule

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Official Selection Of God And Men of Xavier Beauvois 8.30 13.45 19.30 Synopsis A monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choi...

Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears

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Synopsis: Based on Posy Simmonds’ much‐loved graphic novel, which in turn was inspired by Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, this is a joyful but occasionally dark comedy about a young newspaper journalist torn between two lovers. Tamara Drewe’s childhood home is being sold, and her return to the rural Dorset village where she grew up causes something of a stir. Having left as an awkward teenager she returns as a smouldering femme fatale, kicking up a storm of envy, lust...

Mike Welch from Twilight's Eclipse Dishes Rob Pattinson

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Interview: Michael Welch on “Twi-Hards” and Not Getting Robert Pattinson's Role, PSby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentTwilight’s Michael Welch, 23, is only human. While Robert Pattinson gets to be main squeeze vampire to Kristen Stewart’s Bella, Welch admits “my character stays human in all three movies, well, hopefully four movies -- there are four books.”Since the Santa Clarita, CA, native became an actor “at age 10,” he has been counting his lucky scars ever since....
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