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New Queer Cinema classics visit Prague’s Mezipatra Queer Film Festival

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The renowned American filmmakers Todd Haynes and Tom Kalin present their work at the 12th edition of the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. Tom Kalin presides over the International jury of the festival, which is one of the largest queer film festivals in Europe, and Todd Haynes will give a public masterclass. The festival opens with Todd Haynes ‘ cult classic Velvet Goldmine, and the following films will be presented by him in person: Poison, Safe and Far from Heaven. Ha...

MILDRED PIERCE at 68th Venice Film Festival

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  The first part of the HBO TV series MILDRED PIERCE (2011) screened in the Sala Grande today in Venice during the 68th Venice Film Festival, out of competition. Based on the novel of the same name by writer James M. Cain, director Todd Haynes directs its second adaptation after the 1945 version which starred Joan Crawford. Todd Haynes' adaptation has been nominated for several Emmy Awards (still pending), despite the bland reception from critics that the 1945 film noir version was bette...

Cinema Q Film Festival - July 14th - 17th

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Opening Night Film:PHOTOS OF ANGIE7pm - Thursday, July 14th This haunting yet hopeful documentary tells the story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Greeley, Colorado in 2008. The film moves between the trial of her killer, Angie's brief life and self-discovery told through family and friends, and the fruition of national hate crime legislation with Angie's case very much in the foreground as it was the first time that a transgender murderer was successfully prosecut...

CHRISTINE VACHON TO DELIVER STATE OF CINEMA ADDRESS AT 54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Acclaimed Producer and Author to Reflect on Independent Cinema and Its Continuing Evolution San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco Film Society announced today that acclaimed producer of independent cinema Christine Vachon will deliver the annual State of Cinema Address at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on Sunday, April 24 at 9:00 pm. Vachon will speak on the current state of independent film and the role of p...

Santa BarbaraFestival will honor Julianne Moore

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore at the 25th edition of the Festival with the Montecito Award, which runs February 4 -14, 2010, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place Thursday, February 11, at the historic Arlington Theatre. The Montecito Award was created in recognition of a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances in his/her career, and has...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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A juried survey of new moving image arts by independent Northwest film and video makers, the Festival draws over 300 entries in all genres each year and is judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator or critic. Now in it's 36th year, the Festival provides a forum where outstanding independent work receives public recognition, critical appraisal, and an engaged and enthusiastic regional audience. Past judges have included Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Bill Plympton, Dan Ireland, Karen Cooper of Filmforum, B. Ruby Rich, Amy Taubin, Jim Hoberman, and John Cooper, Sundance and Outfest programmer. Generally, 30-45 shorts, features, and documentaries are screened during the Festival, then 10-15 shorts are selected for the Best of the Northwest Tour program which travels the following year throughout the Northwest to media arts centers, museums, arts councils, and universities. Total audience exceeds 6000.

SXSW Film Announces first round of cool speakers

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce the first round of confirmed speakers for the 2009 event, to be held March 13-21, 2009 in Austin, Texas. The event will feature acclaimed writer/directors Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater in conversation together, as well as a rare appearance by Col Needham, Founder and Vice President of IMDb Service Limited to discuss the nature of information in the entertainment industry. Longtime Stanley Kubrick producer, Jan Ha...

Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 - Dotty gets spanked

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Sarajevo Film Festival 2008 hosted Todd Haynes, one of the most controversial film authors today. Haynes had his films shown every day on the festival in the program Tribute to. His films are social and cultural essay on a sexuality subject in a traditional Christian American society. Social re-examination in his films and redefinition are one of the most important issues in his films. This re-examination sometimes also implies research in its complete absence as is the case with the films “Sa...

Todd Haynes Sarajevo FilmFest

THE 45th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE FILM "I’M NOT THERE" RED CARPET PHOTOS

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THE 45th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE FILM "I'M NOT THERE" RED CARPET PHOTOS By Maria Esteves - October 21, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Premiere film I'M NOT THERE, directed by Todd Haynes, was held at the Rose Theater, Time Warner Center, Thursday, October 4, 8:30pm. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. I'M NOT THERE opens at selected theaters on Wednesday, November 21, 2007...

45th New York Film Festival Premiere of I’M NOT THERE Opens at Selected Theaters, November 21, 2007

By Maria Esteves - October 30, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Premiere film I'M NOT THERE, directed by Todd Haynes, was held at the Rose Theater, Time Warner Center, Thursday,  October 4, 8:30pm.  The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. I'M NOT THERE is a compelling, powerful, and brilliant film that depicts the life and music of the legendary Bob Dylan using multiple stories to describe the h...

AN INTERVIEW WITH “I’M NOT THERE” FILMMAKER TODD HAYNES

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AN INTERVIEW WITH "I'M NOT THERE" FILMMAKER TODD HAYNES By Maria Esteves - October 30, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Premiere film I'M NOT THERE, directed by Todd Haynes, was held at the Rose Theater, TimeWarner Center, Thursday, October 4, 8:30pm. Director Todd Haynes was interviewed on Monday, October 8, 3:40 pm. ME: What inspired the making of the film "I'M NOT THERE?" TH: The idea to tell Dylan's life story in multiple came to me ...

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...

Ang lee wins gold again at Venice awards

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The 64th Venice Film Festival came to an end on Saturday 8 September. The awards ceremony took place, along with the Golden Lion of the 75th Anniversary presented to Bernardo Bertolucci, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema. The Golden Lion for Best Film goes to Se, Jie (Lust, Caution) by Ang Lee; the Silver Lion for Best Director goes to Brian De Palma for Redacted; the Special Jury Prize goes to La Graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche and I’m not There by Todd Haynes. The Volpi ...

Christine Vachon Receives Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award

Friday, March 2---Christine Vachon can now add “Cinequest Maverick” to honors ranging from the Frameline Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lesbian and Gay Media in 1994, Producer of the Year from the National Board of Review in 2003 and New York MoMA retrospective honoree in 2005. Her films have garnered Independent Spirit Awards and Oscars in numerous categories. Following a rollicking interview with Jens Hussey, Cinequest Director of Public Relations,...

Producer Christine Vachon's Killer Life

Tuesday, January 30----Coming on the heels of the Sundance Film Festival, the film world's annual love fest with American indie cinema, it was perfect timing for the Jacob Burns Film Center to invite veteran indie producer Christine Vachon to give a talk as part of the Center's Women Filmmakers series. Drawing on experiences from her recently published tell-all book on the inner workings of the indie film scene, A KILLER LIFE, the prolific Vachon was in fine form as she was interviewed on stage...

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