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Andrzej Zulawski: Good cinema does not walk on the ground

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Andrzej Zulawski- You shot your last film in 2000. What replaced cinema in your career? I have written 25 books and I have directed 13 films, so as you can see literature occupies most of my time. Ten years ago I went through a dramatic period in my personal life and Hemingway once said something I believe in too, “If it was a real love you’ll never fully recover from it.” A lot of things happened at once – personal problems which forced me to give up several projects in France an...

"The Impossible Fact" selected at the Fear No Film Festival - Utah Arts Festival

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"The Impossible Fact - El Hecho Imposible" was selected at the Fear No Film Festival during the Utah Arts Festival 2011 in Salt Lake City.http://www.uaf.org/events...

The Savior Of New Orleans

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  Harry Shearer  With the Mississippi River about to overflow its banks in the beleaguered city of New Orleans, the specter of Hurricane Katrina, a devastation the city has still not recovered from, becomes an interesting focus of renewed speculation from a somewhat unlikely source. Harry Shearer, the Saturday Night Live veteran, actor/director of several “mockumentaries” (SPINAL TAP) and the voice of several characters on THE SIMPSONS, who also is a New Orleans residen...

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie poses on the red carpet before the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011 in Cannes AFP/Valéry Hache

Robert De Niro

Rad Surf Event at Festival

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Surf’s up, dudes!  Way up, at the Charleston International Film Festival this year! On Friday, May 20th at 11 PM at the American Theater (446 KingStreet) the Charleston International Film Festival will have one block fully dedicated to surfing. The films will include the action adventure film DROP ZONE FIJI by director Greg Browning and WAVES IN OUR POCKET, a locally made film about Folly Beach by director Bryant Thomas. Proceeds for the block will go to Surfers Healing. Founded by Israel an...

Alfred Kinsey

The 10th Santa Cruz Film Festival Opens Tonight

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  The 10th Santa Cruz Film Festival Opens Tonight, Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 PM at Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Avenue   SCFF is kicking off its 10th Season with the Sundance hit and delightfully offbeat dark comedy, Prairie Love, that has been described as a "lighter Fargo meets a darker Napoleon Dynamite." - COED Magazine From the frozen plains of North Dakota comes this wonderfully bizarre story about three people searching for love in the oddest ways. Reminis...

The Tribeca Film Institute Announces 2011 Sloan Filmmaker Fund Recipients

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  The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the films that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  This year, out of 121 applicants both in the US and internationally, six projects will be awarded a total of $140,000 and will be recognized at the annual Tribeca Film Festival (April 20- May 1, 2011). Grant recipients will receive year-round mentorship from science experts and members of the film indus...

Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, THE TILLMAN STORY

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Interview with director Amir of THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010). First, read more about the film here: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/the_tillman_story_q_and_a   ME: First of all I want to congratulate you on your film which to me is very thought-provoking in terms of the questioning of what makes a myth. AMIR: Well, thank you. ME: So, how did you start to make this film and when? AMIR: Well, we started in 2007 which was right around w...

Interview with Amir Bar-Lev, THE TILLMAN STORY

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Interview with director Amir of THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010). First, read more about the film here:  http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/the_tillman_story_q_and_a   ME: First of all I want to congratulate you on your film which to me is very thought-provoking in terms of the questioning of what makes a myth. AMIR: Well, thank you. ME: So, how did you start to make this film and when? AMIR: Well, we started in 2007 which was right around ...

THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.

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THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.   THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010) by director Amir Bar-Lev is a documentary about the football player Pat Tillman who gave up a multimillion dollar career in professional American football to go to war with the Army Rangers in 2002. He sacrificed personal success to fight alongside his brothers in war, a decision which for him was deeply personal. While in Iraq, Pat was tragically killed by ‘friendly fire’ (his own men). After his death he b...

THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.

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THE TILLMAN STORY- Q and A.   THE TILLMAN STORY (USA, 2010) by director Amir Bar-Lev is a documentary about the football player Pat Tillman who gave up a multimillion dollar career in professional American football to go to war with the Army Rangers in 2002. He sacrificed personal success to fight alongside his brothers in war, a decision which for him was deeply personal. While in Iraq, Pat was tragically killed by ‘friendly fire’ (his own men). After his death he b...

Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts, educated at UCLA, "Killer of Sheep" director, CHARLES BURNETT, at KAFFNY!

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“Killer of Sheep” Director, Charles Burnett, on The LA Riots Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts,  educated at UCLA Film School, “Killer of Sheep” director,  Charles Burnett is one of the most influential African American filmmakers.  Watch live from the Korean American Film Festival/New York on March 19, 2011, as he discusses the likeliness of another LA Riots, redlining, the LAPD and teaching his children how to handle the police if ever confronted by them. Cou...

Robert de Niro

Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

Doina selected by Edgemar Film Festival!

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Doina was just selected by the Edgemar Film Festival in Santa Monica (CA)! Member of the Jury, Academy Award Winner SUSAN SARANDON! California here we come! See you there by the end of March. For more info: http://www.edgemarcenter.org/filmfestival ...

Susan Sarandon

Cinequest Empowers Mavericks...and shows films to over 80,000 attendees

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  "PASSIONE" AND "SOUL SURFER" TO OPEN AND CLOSE CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL John Turturro, AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton To Receive Cinequest Maverick Spirit Awards The Cinequest Film Festival announced today the two features that will bookend the upcoming Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films. John Turturro's acclaimed Italian music documentary Passione will raise the curtain at this year's festival as the official Opening Night Film while Sean ...

DAY ONE PRESS CONFERENCE KICKS OFF 2011 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

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Sundance announced their major milestones and initiatives today for the new year.  Founder and President of the Sundance Institute, Robert Redford, gave his remarks and answered questions along with Executive Director Keri Putnam and Festival Director John Cooper.   The Festival conducted a live video stream of the press conference - available here:  www.sundance.org/live -Dianna Renee      ...

Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

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  AARP The Magazine to Recognize Film Icon Robert Redford With Lifetime Achievement Award at Its 10th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 7th It's awards season and AARP The Magazine has once again picked the best films for the older audience with its annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Robert Redford is the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Hooper's The King's Speech nabbed this year's top honor for overall "Bes...

Hilary Duff and Danny Masterson attend the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival red carpet awards presentations.

In these two videos: Hilary Duff (star of TV, movies and music) and Danny Masterson (of TV's That 70's Show) each attend the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival red carpet awards presentations with their also famous siblings...Christopher Masterson (from TV's Malcom In The Middle) and Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite).

Palm Springs 22nd offers a cascade of stars

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by Alex Deleon If you came to Palm Springs for the waters you were not misinformed, and if you came to see stars there were ample rewards here at the Red Carpet Opening Awards Gala. The local paper. "The Desert Sun", which offers a four page daily supplement on the festival, called it "beyond Cannes" which wasn't too far off the mark. A partial listing of the A-listers who arrived (and some of their special awards) follows:Robert Duvall (Lifetime Achievement, well chosen), presented by Aaron Ec...

Edie Sedgwick

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