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Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon opened the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival

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  Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon took to the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last night for the UK Premiere of KILLER JOE which opened the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Arriving in AF Noble Subaru cars, in attendance with the filmmakers were EIFF guests including Jim Broadbent (Chair Michael Powell Jury), Elliott Gould (Chair International Jury), Edith Bowman (Juror), Kate Dickie (actor), Steven McCole (Actor), Paul McCole (Actor), Craig Hil...

KILLER JOE to open The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that William Friedkin’s shockingly cool and blackly comic noir thriller KILLER JOE will be the Opening Gala at the 66th edition of the Festival on Wednesday, 20 June. The EIFF runs from 20 June to 1 July 2012.   Released in the UK by Entertainment One UK, KILLER JOE is directed by William Friedkin (THE FRENCH CONNECTION; THE EXORCIST) and stars Matthew McConaughey,    Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon a...

Iron Sky grabs 2 awrds at Brussels Film Festival

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Finnish-German-Australia science fiction action spoof Iron Sky was awarded at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival with Silver Méliès award, and with the Audience Award. Silver Méliès award is a highly appreciated Europen genre film award, and the winners of the award end up competing each other for the Golden Méliès award, later this year in October in Sitges Film Festival. Director Timo Vuorensola was surprised of the reactions of the crowd at Brussels: “I didn't kn...

2009 Swisscom Leopard of Honour 2009 to William Friedkin

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The Swisscom Leopard of Honour for the 62nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival will be awarded to American director William Friedkin, and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) starring William L. Petersen and Willem Dafoe will screen on the Piazza Grande to mark the occasion. A masterclass will also take place at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) and is open to the public. Born in 1935 in Chicago, William Friedkin made his directorial début with Good Times (1967), a musical starring Sonny & C...

Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films

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THE BUG, THE MURDER, THE MONSTER & THE SUICIDE BOMBER For Cannes 2006, Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films from 19 countries, ranging from Bug, by the 70 year old William Friedkin, who famously directed The French Connection (1971) and Rules of Engagement (2000) to Jindabyne, by Australia’s Ray Lawrence who famously directed Bliss (1985) and Lantana (2001). Andrew L. Urban and Louise Keller report on the selection. From its inception in 1969 by the French Direc...

Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films

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THE BUG, THE MURDER, THE MONSTER & THE SUICIDE BOMBERFor Cannes 2006, Directors’ Fortnight has compiled an eclectic mix of 22 films from 19 countries, ranging from Bug, by the 70 year old William Friedkin, who famously directed The French Connection (1971) and Rules of Engagement (2000) to Jindabyne, by Australia’s Ray Lawrence who famously directed Bliss (1985) and Lantana (2001). Andrew L. Urban and Louise Keller report on the selection.From its inception in 1969 by the French Directors Gu...
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