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Bollywood Rising? – Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York

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With its seventh edition the MIAAC Film Festival has become the most important North American festival for films produced by filmmakers of South Asian descent retaining its special emphasis on directors from India and the large Indian Diaspora. This year’s festival held from November 7-11, was a milestone as reflected in the shift to new and established screening venues, the Asia society, and Loews theatres in Manhattan and Jersey City, the programming of 49 productions, covering features, sh...

Margaret Mead Film Festival: Bringing International Documentaries To New York

 Wednesday, November 7-------------The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, the longest-running documentary film festival in the United States, celebrates 31 years of bringing international documentaries to New York audiences with an eclectic program of 29 films from all over the planet. The Festival will unspool at the American Museum of Natural History this coming weekend.The Festival surveys such timely topics as user-generated Web content, disability and community, struggles with sexual ...

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The Spirit of the Sixties Lives On At Woodstock Film Festival

Tuesday, October 2--------For those who actually attended the famous Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969 (or just claim to) or have visited it in their dreams, the word "Woodstock" evokes a fabled time of flower power, sexual revolution, drug-fueled ectasy and a time when youth culture subsumed the status quo. It is becoming increasingly harder to find that spirit of the Sixties in contemporary America (where we have our own Vietnam, but nary a student protest), but that freewhee...

The Spirit of the Sixties Lives On At Woodstock Film Festival

Tuesday, October 2--------For those who actually attended the famous Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969 (or just claim to) or have visited it in their dreams, the word "Woodstock" evokes a fabled time of flower power, sexual revolution, drug-fueled ectasy and a time when youth culture subsumed the status quo. It is becoming increasingly harder to find that spirit of the Sixties in contemporary America (where we have our own Vietnam, but nary a student protest), but that freewhee...

Hollywood stars descending on Rome For Second Capitol Outing

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With the opening of the second Rome Film festival just two weeks away (October 18 - 27) the festival organization has released an astounding guest list of Hollytwood stars and star directors expected to attend -- among them, just for openers; Tom Cruise, Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Sean Penn, Halle Berry, and will-o-the-wisp director Terence Malik. With ten Oscar bearers on hand, 167 pictures listed for projection, 11 World Premiers, and an expected attendance of 500...

Coney Island Film Festival announces lineup

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The 7th annual installment of the Coney Island Film Festival hits the shores of Coney Island on Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th. This year's festival features eighty films from around the world; a stunning array of high and low-brow fare, as diverse as the neighborhood it represents. Subjects range from the profound to the profane, showcasing the independent spirit and irreverent nature of the one and only Coney Island.This year's centerpiece film is director Mike Edwards C...

New York Film Festival goes live Sept 28th

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The 45th New York Film Festival runs through: September 28 – October 14, 2007The 45th New York Film Festival will premiere 28 films when it runs September 28 - October 14 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and sponsored by Sardinia Region Tourism and The New York Times, also features three showcases, three music documentaries and six retrospective films.Opening NightThis year’s festival opens on Friday,...

Withoutabox ups Fred Kramer to President

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Withoutabox, the leading, worldwide online-media company dedicated to advancing independent film and connecting artists with audiences, has promoted Fred Kramer to president and named Trina Wyatt chief operating officer, effective immediately. The announcement was made by David Straus, co-founder and CEO of Withoutabox.In his new role, Kramer will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of Withoutabox with an expanded role managing the company’s technology department, product sales and i...

Withoutabox ups Fred Kramer to President

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Withoutabox, the leading, worldwide online-media company dedicated to advancing independent film and connecting artists with audiences, has promoted Fred Kramer to president and named Trina Wyatt chief operating officer, effective immediately. The announcement was made by David Straus, co-founder and CEO of Withoutabox.In his new role, Kramer will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of Withoutabox with an expanded role managing the company’s technology department, product sales and ...

The Hamptons Film Festival Celebrates 15 years

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This October marks the 15th anniversary of the Hamptons International Film Festival. With a history of debuting countless Oscar contenders, boasting a rich collection of acclaimed foreign cinema, embracing local artists and always fostering innovation in filmmaking; the Hamptons continues to thrive as an artistic trademark of the East End and a premiere festival worldwide. This year’s Festival runs October 17th – 21st. For more information: www.hamptonsfilmfest.org."Our Fifteenth Anniversa...

silent film classic & live music at the Tabernacle

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A truly unique event - mixing live music and the vintage screening of a true silent film classic will take Tuesday, August 7th at the Tabernacle - perfect for classical music and film lovers and for all ages. The Devil Music Ensemble is performing their original score live to the first/best silent version of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) starring John Barrymore, on Tuesday, August 7th at the Tabernacle in Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs. The DME, formed in Boston in 1999, is comprised of Brendon Wood ...

Sundance Institute Comes To Brooklyn

 Monday, May 28-----The Sundance Institute is coming to Brooklyn starting this Thursday to present a lively series of film, theater, music and panel discussions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), part of an on-going relationship between the two organizations. The core of the event will be the showcasing of feature and short films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. This year’s Sundance Institute at BAM series opens with the New York premiere of Garth Jenning’s ...

New York Tribeca Film Festival - the future Cannes of North America?

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This film festival continues to expand, though it lacks a clear profile, compared to other major fests like the New York Film Festival, Sundance, or the Berlinale. Each year it adds new components. If current trends prevail Tribeca will rank among the biggest film festivals in the world.  During the last edition (April 25 – May 6, 2007), the number of premieres had increased, more industry executives attended and a consensus emerged in the trades that Tribeca had become a viable place for dis...

New York Tribeca Film Festival - the future Cannes of North America?

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This film festival continues to expand, though it lacks a clear profile, compared to other major fests like the New York Film Festival, Sundance, or the Berlinale. Each year it adds new components. If current trends prevail Tribeca will rank among the biggest film festivals in the world. During the last edition (April 25 – May 6, 2007), the number of premieres had increased, more industry executives attended and a consensus emerged in the trades that Tribeca had become a viable place for disc...

Memorial Day Weekend At Lincoln Center

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Wednesday, May 23-----While some may decide to spend the Memorial Day Weekend holiday (the official start of summer) at the beach or at an outdoor barbeque, some New Yorkers with four days of time on their hands may deign to revisit two film masters at Lincoln Center. John Schlesinger, the prolific director whose oeuvre spans hls roots in the New English Cinema of the 1960s to major Hollywood films of the 1970s, and Stanley Kubrick, a film genius for the ages, are both represented as some of the...

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