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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...

The Autobiography by Nicolae Ceausescu by Andrei Ujica

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Synopsis: “After all, a dictator is simply an artist who is able to fully put into practice his egotism. It is a mere question of aesthetic level, whether he turns out to be Baudelaire or Bolintineanu, Louis XVI or Nicolae Ceaușescu.” Andrei Ujică During the summary trial that he and his wife were submitted to, Nicolae Ceaușescu is reviewing his long reign in power: 1965-1989. It is an historical tableau that in its scope resembles American film frescos such as those dedicated to...

Haroun discusses war and responsibility at Un Homme Qui Crie press conference Sunday

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Mahamet-Saleh Haroun and the cast of Un homme qui crie brought a sense of quiet pride and solemnity to the press conference following the In Competition film's screening Sunday morning. Director Haroun discussed the tension and danger involved in the making of his film set in modern-day Chad. Un homme qui crie follows the story of a father and son, while also shedding light on the current tumultuous state of Chad as well as many other countries in Black Africa. Haroun explained that he learned ...

Truth Lies Beneath

Director: Gautam Sen.
It was the day of Deepavali, festival of lights… When others were busy in celebrating the sounds and lights of the festival, a girl named Mousumi Ari, of seventeen years of age, was being tortured in her in-laws house. She was murdered eventually. Mousumi hailed from the family of a poor fisherman in Narayanpur village, Kakdwip, 24 Parganas, India and was married to a boy of her village, at the age of barely sixteen. Her father-in-laws, Swadesh Ari was a home guard in the local Kakdwip Police Station. After her marriage she fell prey to the wrath of her in-laws and was subjected to torture regularly. On the day of Deepavali, she was murdered by Swadesh Ari and his family members. The administration not only remained mute. An unholy nexus of the police, hospital-morgue authority and legal administration tried to veil the culprits… to establish the murder as a case of suicide. They wiped out the trace of murder and twisted the events to suite their choice. Apprehending the caucus of some vested interested, Sukumar Sahu, Laxmi Sahu, the parents of Mousumi and their relatives did not cremated the dead body of Mousumi but buried it under the earth in quest of justice. The film depicts the victim’s voice, so far unheard and the experience of the rights activists stood by the side of the victim family…. narrating what happened actually and explores the eventually of Mousumi’s murder.

Games for Change Advocates Serious Fun

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Think games are just kid's stuff? One glimpse at the braintrust headlining the Games for Change Festival, May 24 to 27, 2010, should reboot your mind.  Not since Claudius Ceasar jumped into the gladiator ring have leaders and games so converged.  Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Army Brig. Gen. Loree K. Sutton, Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, are but t...

Thieves by Law Steals Kudos at Tribeca

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"Was it dangerous to make a documentary about the Russian mob?" Alexander Gentelev was asked after his Thieves by Law premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 22 to May 2, 2010). "We will find out after the protagonists see the movie," he deadpanned. The heroes Gentelev was referring to are three retired godfathers of Russia’s underworld who muse about their colorful exploits on camera. As he explained, "A lot of criminal kingpins were willing to mout...

Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s at Cine Las Americas

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Cine Las Americas and the Harry Ransom Center Present:Mexican Revolution Films of the 70s, May 6 - May 27, 2010 Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the series "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s," co-presented with the Harry Ransom Center. This series will run from May 6 to May 27, as part of the year-round celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. "Mexican Revolution Films of 70s" includes four feature films directed by some of...

First Regional Side by Side LGBT Film Festivals held in Siberia: Support and Opposition

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  The Fight Goes On. Saint Petersburg LGBT Film Festival Side by Side assesses the Siberian leg of their 2010 tour of the Russian Federation.   In Novosibirsk the festival, running from the 15 - 18 April, visitors had the chance to see the best LGBT films from the 2009 Saint Petersburg programme, debate on topics related to homophobia, the rights of LGBT people in Russia and become acquainted with Lida Mikhailova's photo exhibition "Coming out of the Closet....

updates from Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2010

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Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2010 to showcase talented cinematographers and entice film lovers to a cinematic spree in West Cork.  The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2010, which will again take place in Schull, West Cork, from 27-30th May this year, promises to be an endorsement of real talent, with over 135 films submitted to date.    The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is an independent festival, dedicated to bringing together established and first-...

“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom

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“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”Opens March 31st, 2010 at “Film Forum”Recently, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held this past January 5-18, 2010, screenings of Chinese features, “City of Life and Death” and “Quick, Quick, Slow”, were taken out of the film festival by the state-run China Film Group in order to protest the festival’s choice to show the “The Sun Behind The Clouds”, which takes on a unique Tibetan perspective on the...

"The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle For Freedom" Interview with Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

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“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”Opens March 31st, 2010 at “Film Forum”  Recently, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held this past January 5-18, 2010, screenings of Chinese features, “City ofLife and Death” and “Quick, Quick, Slow”, were taken out of the film festival by the state-run China Film Group in order to protest the festival’s choice to show the “The Sun Behind The Clouds”, which takes on  a unique Tibetan perspective on...

Glamrock City aka Art et Décès Cast and Crew Credits

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The Characters                                   SOPHIE Sophie works in Paris as a taxi driver. She is a very sensitive and naive character, perhaps too much for the modern world. She falls in love with Maria. One night, Sophie takes a customer in her taxi, he tries to kiss her, she kills him accidentally. In ...

Sundance: this is the renewed rebellion

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“This is the renewed rebellion This is the recharged fight against the establishment of the expected- This is the rebirth of the battle for brave new ideas- This is Sundance, reminded- This is your call to join us” and  this was what appeared on every projection screen while you took your seat and stripped off  layers of weather proofing at the  (26th  Edition) of the Sundance Film Festival 2010. They announced that a fresh wind had blown through Park City, (bringing with ...

Richard Gere will open the inaugural Aruba Int’l Film Festival.

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Legendary leading man and activist Richard Gere will open the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) as its official host when the Festival unspools this June. In addition to opening the Festival, Gere will be bestowed with a special humanitarian award and participate in the Festival's "In Conversations With" series engaging the Festival audience. Gere's involvement was revealed today by AIFF's Artistic Director, Claudio Masenza, along with Festival founders/producers Giuse...

24 Israel Film Festival Opens Tonight In NMB at The Intracoastal Theater Sponsored by JewishSearch.com!

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24th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN MIAMI   CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS OF ISRAELI CINEMA   February 17-25, 2010 at Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall   Opening Night Honors Presented To  Yehoram Gaon 2010 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award The Peres Center for Peace 2010 IFF Humanitarian Award Shaul Rikman 2010 IFF Founder’s Award David Keinan ~ Akiva Segal ~ Ron Reshef 2010 IFF Community Leadership Award ...

Thessaloniki Doc Fest panel to focus on the earth after Copenhagen

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The 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival organizes the panel discussion The Earth After Copenhagen in order to address vital environmental issues and actively participate in the fight for restoring the planet’s climate. The panel coordinator is Elias Kannelis, journalist and publisher of prestigious magazine The Athens Review of Books, while the participants will be announced at a later date. In addition, a new thematic section in the film program, Planet In Peril, is instituted this year. T...

24th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN MIAMI STARTS FEBRUARY 17, 2010 AT THE INTRACOASTAL THEATER IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH

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CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS OF ISRAELI CINEMA  February 17-25, 2010 at Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall  Opening Night Honors Presented To  Yehoram Gaon 2010 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award The Peres Center for Peace 2010 IFF Humanitarian Award Shaul Rikman 2010 IFF Founder’s Award David Keinan ~ Akiva Segal ~ Ron Reshef 2010 IFF Community Leadership Award Opening Night Film: A MATTER OF SIZE Nominated for 14 Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy) Cl...

MIFF turns into an annual event!

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It is good news for all documentary film lovers! The Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), which brings together documentary, short films and animation films from all over the world, would now be an annual event instead of biennial as was the case till now. This was announced by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Smt. Ambika Soni at the inaugural function of MIFF 2010.   Smt. Soni also announced that the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune...

Hollywood celebrities encourage Americans to support relief efforts for the Haitian citizens

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Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim McGraw, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon Join Ad Council and American Red Cross to Launch PSA to Support Victims of Earthquake in Haiti PSA directs viewers to visit http://www.redcross.org/  to support those in need In response to the destruction and devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, The Advertising Council and the American Red Cross today launched a national television public service advertisement (PSA) featuring Morga...

Bush was most dangerous president in history: Oliver Stone

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BANGKOK ~ Oliver Stone said he’d seen the lies of the Reagan administration in the ‘eighties, and how the USA had intervened in 60 or 70 countries, but nothing had prepared him for the Bush years. “This has been the worst decade of my life” Stone told reporters in Bangkok yesterday. The film-maker, in Thailand to deliver a series of talks organised by the International Peace Foundation, said “Bush was the most dangerous president in history,” because of his policy on ...

Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep... to support Haiti victims

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In response to the destruction and devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, The Advertising Council and the American Red Cross today launched a national television public service advertisement (PSA) featuring Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim McGraw, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon.In the television PSA, the celebrities encourage all Americans to support relief efforts for the Haitian citizens impacted by the earthquake by donating to the American Red Cross. Viewers ar...

The Global Film Village: Oscar nominations ballots due Saturday January 23

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  by Marla Lewin The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting members must return their completed Oscar nominations ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 23. Ballots received after that deadline will not be counted. There are 5,777  voting members. PricewaterhouseCoopers will tabulate the ballots using the preferential voting system. This system is so convoluted that it makes Florida’s 2000 Butterfly ballot look simple. ...

Invictus review

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SYNOPSIS: In his first historic term as President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), faces the tensions and divisions of a post apartheid nation, where whites and blacks are equally suspicious of the other. Mandela, who had survived 27 years in prison (clinging to the spiritual message of William Ernest Henley's poem, Invictus) believes that the South African white man's sport - rugby - can help bring his people closer together, so he makes it his mission, through the captain, ...

FashionVegan International Animal Rights Film Festival May 14-15, 2010 Nashville TN

May 14-15, 2010This will be Biggest Animal Rights Film Festival in America!Beginning with a Big Party and Premier Friday evening, this is a two day Fun filled Animal Lovers Film Festival, with the emphasis on Movies regarding Animals, Animal Rights, Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles.  Tickets will go on sale February 14, 2010 online, here!  Even though the Historic Melrose Theater is large, we will be limited on tota

FashionVegan International Animal Rights Film Festival May 14-15, 2010 Nashville TN

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May 14-15, 2010This will be Biggest Animal Rights Film Festival in America!Beginning with a Big Party and Premier Friday evening, this is a two day Fun filled Animal Lovers Film Festival, with the emphasis on Movies regarding Animals, Animal Rights, Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles.  Tickets will go on sale February 14, 2010 online, here!  Even though the Historic Melrose Theater is large, we will be limited on total number of tickets available, so be ready to buy them quick!  The Festival wil...

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