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The Valley, Review: A suicide, a steep cliff, the sea and a gun

The Valley, Review: A suicide, a steep cliff, the sea and a gun Silicon it is. And IT. The Valley story is told from the perspective of an Indian family. It is placed in the present, or the not too distant past. The Valley follows the slice of life, realistic style of narration and strikes a chord frequently. In English, it features Indian, Pakistani and American actors, with only one easily identifiable name that Indians will relate too. Yet, it is recommended viewing. The film retraces eve...

"Through the Pane" to rep the USA at the Rome Observatory with Catone Film Fest!

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Dawn Westlake's "Through the Pane" will represent the USA in the documentary section of the Catone Film Festival held at L'Osservatorio di Roma in Rome, Italy July 14-15, 2017. Based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake,"Through the Pane" is about his acceptance of Dawn's mother's death in 2012. Dawn's parents were happily married for 62 years. The film was shot in 2015 in Dawn's childhood home in a suburb of Chicago, IL, USA. Cinemat...

2016 Chicago International Film Festival

Once again I had the pleasure of attending the Red Carpet event at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival this month. There were several stars in attendance. Aside from the local celebrities like Chaz Ebert and Michael Kutza there were some big names: French director Claude Lelouch, French actress Valerie Perrin, actor Chin Han from Singapore, actor Michael Rooker, director John McNaughton and last but not least Geraldine Chaplin.     ...

Interviewed in Italian after Amarcort Film Festival!

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After the 2014 Amarcort Film Festival where Dawn Westlake's "Over A Cheever" series of four films inspired by the life and works of John Cheever were screened in an honorary session at Cineteca di Rimini on December 6th, Dawn was interviewed by Italian journalist Enrico Zoi, a guest of the festival from his native Florence. The interview was published online on January 5, 2015: http://www.esserciweb.it/cinema/dawn-westlake-vivo-sogno-cinema/ (Photo credit: Fabio Ceccarelli) For mo...

Indie Boots Film Festival

Indie Boots features independent film and theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what's funny, and how the world works. We hope Indie Boots events prompt both laughter and dialogue, entertaining audiences and inspiring discussion.

"Finding Vivian Maier": A Detective Movie

With all due respect to Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the distinction of true detective must go to history sleuth John Maloof, whose documentary Finding Vivian Maier smokes out one of the art world's most intriguing tales. Together with fellow director/producer Charlie Siskel, Maloof set about making sense of the late street photographer's life and work, ultimately launching her name among the pantheon of outsider artists. It's hard to imagine a less likely candidate for...

The Indie Horror Film Festival

The Indie Horror Film Festival is an annual event in Chicago Illinois featuring features, shorts, screenplays and other mixed media entertainment including on stage entertainment and convention style vendors.

Autumn Of Route 66 documentary in California

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Czech director Ester Brym is ready to showcase her 2nd feature film called Autumn of Route 66. The World Premiere with take place Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 8PM at Action on Film International Film Festival in Monrovia, California. Ester's first film have received multiple awards and have been broadcasted all over the world via UK based distributor Journeyman Pictures. This time around, the filmmaker takes us on a journey of a lifetime: Visually stunning experience that will leave you ...

Chicago Comedy Film Festival Nov 2-4

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Please join us on Nov 2-4 for the 2nd Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Over 35 local, international movies TICKETS: ht.ly/eIGr2 ...

Nominated for 2 INNY Awards!

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Great news! David Razowsky (co-star in my films "Dottie", "Project Ion", "The Catalyst", "A.L.I.C.E." and "Covariance") was nominated for 2 INNY Awards today! http://bit.ly/zh4Vc1 Perfect timing since we play in "Covariance" tonight in NYC at the Love Actually Film Fest in the ShowBiz Store & Cafe, 19 W. 21st St.  For tickets to Love Actually, please visit: http://scenepr.com/events/lovefest2012/ For more info...

"El Hecho Imposible" at the Viaduct Theater in Chicago

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"El Hecho Imposible" (The Impossible Fact) is going to be shown at the Viaduct Theater in Chicago, Illinois during the celebration of the Illinois International Film Festival. The date of screening is Friday, November 18th at 6 PM. http://www.viaducttheater.com ...

Serbian film Cinema Komunisto wins GOLD HUGO at Chicago International Film Festival!

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More good news for the South East European film community! CINEMA KOMUNISTO, a documentary about the Yugoslav movie industry, has just won the 2011 Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary at Chicago International Film Festival. The doc's tagline is " When reality has a different script from the one in your films, who wouldn't invent a country to fool themselves?"  Mila Turajlić, the film’s director, had the honor of having her first feature doc in the internationa...

Albanian/US film wins Silver Hugo for Best Screenplay at Chicago International Film Festival

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Another win for the South East European film community! THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD, a US/Albanian film was awarded the Silver Hugo for Best Screenplay at the Chicago International. Writers Joshua Marston and Andamion Murataj won the award for their lovingly crafted story that takes us on an intimate journey through the fate of families that are ruled by the laws of honor and vengeance. The writers lay out for the audience the complexity of human relations and make us reconsider our...

Very rare Second City pilot featuring "Covariance" star!

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A very rare Second City pilot starring David Razowsky of "Covariance" has just been released by the Second City vault. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awMjN-x_kBE Shot in 1993 in Chicago, the 46-min. gem also features Steve Carell of NBC's "The Office" and films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Forty-Year-Old Virgin". To see a trailer of "Covariance", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/med...

CICFF Announced 2010 Winners!

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October 31, 2010.- The 27th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival  congratulates the winners of.more than 30.awards presented at the Festival's American Airlines Closing Night Awards Presentation on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. Filmmakers from around the world came to watch the most acclaimed films of the  Festival and to celebrate ten days of workshops, discussions, and life-changing movies. Films from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Fin...

Autumn Of Route 66 Documentary

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  Introducing our 2nd film in the works now. It documents the Route 66 adventures. Please, join the Facebook group for more info here   The road 66 in 366 stills:               ...

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46th Chicago International Film Festival's 2010 CineYouth Festival Announces Opening Night, Workshops, and Screening Schedule

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May 6-8, 2010, Columbia College Chicago, 1104 South Wabash   Cinema/Chicago, parent organization of the 46th Chicago International Film Festival, proudly presents the 2010 CineYouth Festival. CineYouth, held May 6-8, 2010 at Columbia College Chicago (1104 South Wabash), showcases the work of filmmakers from across the country under the age of 20 and holds numerous filmmaking workshops. CineYouth kicks off with its Opening Night Celebration on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 6PM. CineYo...

Chicago International Film Festival's youth festival: CineYouth

Imagination. Education. Celebration.

Young visionaries let their voices be heard at Cinema/Chicago’s CineYouth Festival. Celebrating its sixth year in 2010, the CineYouth festival showcases and celebrates filmmakers 20 years old and younger. For submission information and deadlines, check out http://www.cinemachicago.org/cineyouth or email Festival Director Rebecca Fons at rfons@chicagofilmfestival.com

During the three day Festival (May 6-8, 2010), CineYouth provides young filmmakers the opportunity to attend numerous workshops (past workshops include: Screenwriting 101, Bach or Beyonce – Soundtracking Your Film, Am I Gonna Get Sued for This?, Final Cut Editing), film school panels and discussions, and access to industry professionals, all at Columbia College Chicago, the country’s biggest film school.

Winning films are shown at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, 2010!

 

Reeling 2009: The 28th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival

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  Chicago, IL---Reeling 2009 wrapped up on November 15th, but there are still quite a few visiting filmmakers and talent in town this weekend, including: Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), who is starring in our Closing Night Film, Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!! Evgeny Afineevsky,director of our Closing Night Film, Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!! Ky Dickens (local director of our Documentary Centerpiece film, Fish Out of Water), who will als...

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