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Forest Whitaker to receive Capri Hollywood Peace Award

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American actor Forest Whitaker, who received an Academy Award® for his performance in “The Last King of Scotland,” will be made an honorary citizen of Capri and will receive the “Peace Award” by Fiuggi at the “13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival which will take place here from December 27th through January 2nd. Festival producer Pascal Vicedomini and American producer Mark Canton, who serves as the Festival’s chairman for the second year, jointly made the ann...

Movie Review: THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

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Every time Forest Whitaker showed up on a talk show to hock his new film "The Last King of Scotland", I felt an unease in the pit of my stomach.  Every clip shown of the film throughout this ever-raging fire of awards season has been a full assault display of Whitaker in screaming pipes mode.  I came to expect that this was the only note the performance would deliver; one of excessive volume and fury-induced spittle.As it turns out, there's a reason why Whitaker has been generati...

A Dialogue With An Oscar Frontrunner

Wednesday, January 17-----After winning a Golden Globe on Monday night, it seems that the actor Forest Whitaker is unstoppable as he moves towards Oscar glory next month for his tour-de-force performance as Ugandan strongman Idi Amin in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND. New York audiences are therefore in for a treat when the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents A WEEKEND WITH FOREST WHITAKER, a celebration of the man and his talent. Starting on Friday, January 19th and continuing on Saturday, J...

London Festival opened with the (late) " Last King of Scotland"

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The 50th edition of the Festival had a fitting Ugandian opening last night in Odeon Leicester Square with The Last King of Scotland playing an hour and half late due to a delayed Forrest Whitaker.Oscar-winning documentary director Kevin Macdonald received a remarkable response from the audience for his debut fiction feature, and was joined on stage by cast members, including Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy and Gillian Anderson.A naive young doctor arrives in 1970’s Uganda – hoping for fun, sun...

London Fest will premier The Last King of Scotland

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The Times BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s 50th edition will open on Wednesday 18th October with the European premiere of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, directed by Oscar™ winning documentary director Kevin Macdonald. Based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden, the film stars Forest Whitaker as the tyrannical Ugandan President Idi Amin, alongside James McAvoy (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA), Gillian Anderson (A COCK AND BULL STORY), Kerry Washington (FANTASTIC F...

Times BFI London Film Festival Announces Opening Night Gala

The 50th edition of the TIMES BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL will kick off on October 18th with the European premiere of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, directed by Oscar-winning documentary director Kevin Macdonald. Based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden, the film stars Forest Whitaker as the tyrannical Ugandan President Idi Amin. Shot in Uganda and the UK, the film follows an incredible twist of fate when a Scottish doctor, played by James McAvoy (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA) becomes irreversibl...

Excitement Building As London Film Festival Turns 50

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Thursday, August 10---Excitement is building in London, one of the world's great film cities, as details are being revealed for the upcoming Times BFI London Film Festival, which celebrates its milestone 50th anniversary this year. The celebrations have begun this summer, with an ambitious screening of films that were featured in the very first London Film Festival, back in 1957. The National Film Theater, the cinematheque treasure run by the British Film Institute, which also presents the a...

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