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6th DOC NYC Opening Night U.S. Premiere of Miss Sharon Jones! Photos

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By Maria Esteves The Sixth DOC NYC Festival Opening Night U.S. Premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! directed by Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2015 DOC NYC, was held at SVA theater, New York, Thursday, November 12, 2015. A special Q&A discussion immediately followed with director Kopple, singer Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings band moderated by artistic director Thom Powers, DOC NYC. Presented by executive director Raphaela Neihausen, artistic director Thom Powers, director of ...

2015 DOC NYC Opening Night U.S. Premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!

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By Maria Esteves – November 27, 2015 The Sixth DOC NYC Festival Opening Night U.S. Premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! music documentary by two-time Academy award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2015 DOC NYC, was held at SVA theater, New York, Thursday, November 12, 2015. A special Q&A discussion with director Kopple, Grammy Award nominee singer Miss Jones and the Dap-Kings band moderated by artistic director Thom Powers, DOC NYC, preceded the opening nigh...

38th Annual Asian American International Film Festival Premiere of My Voice, My Life Photo Coverage

By Maria Esteves – July 30, 2015 The 38th Annual Asian American Film Festival 2015 (aaiff15) Opening Night New York Premiere documentary MY VOICE, MY LIFE, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang, commenced Thursday, July 23, 7:00PM at Asia Society. The Q&A session with director Yang and cast members Coby Wong and Sio Fan Lam moderated by La Frances Hui, film curator, Asia Society, preceded the Opening Night Gala Reception. Questions posed to director Yang and cast members by ...

24th NY Jewish Film Fest Opening Night Premiere of The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – January 19, 2015 The 24th New York Jewish Film Festival 2015 (NYJFF 2015) Opening Night U.S. Premiere documentary THE MUSES OF ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER documentary, by Israeli filmmakers Asaf Galay and Shaul Betser, commenced Wednesday, January 14, 4:00pm and 8:45pm at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center. The Q&A session immediately followed with directors Galay and Betser moderated by NYJFF Selection Committee, Rachel Chanoff, The Office performing arts+films,...

Lumière festival

The Lumière Award was created to celebrate a filmmaker, in Lyon, the very place where the cinematograph was invented by Louis and Auguste Lumière, and where they shot their first film, Workers Leaving the Factory, in 1895. Because we must express our appreciation to the directors and artists of the cinema who fill our lives, the Lumière Award is a distinction reflecting time, gratitude, and admiration. Awarded by Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Frémaux and the Institut Lumière team, one filmmaker receives each year in October the Lumière Award for his filmography, for his intense passion for the cinema that nourishes his work, finally, for his fundamental contribution to cinema.

12th New York International Latino Film Fest Opening Night Premiere of Filly Brown Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – August 16, 2012 The 13th New York International Latino Film Festival 2012 (NYILFF12) Opening Night New York Premiere of Filly Brown, co-directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos commenced Tuesday, August 14, 7:00pm at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas. Presented by HBO, the festival celebrates the diversity and spirit of the Latino community by showcasing the best films from emerging and established filmmakers of Latino and Latino American descent. This year’s ...

3rd NYC International Film Festival Opening Night Premiere & Honors

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By Maria Esteves – August 13, 2012 The Third New York City International Film Festival 2012 (NYCIFF 2012) Opening Night Gala Awards and World Premiere of Saving Grace B. Jones, directed by Connie Stevens commenced Thursday, August 9, 7:00pm at the magnificent Angelica Film Center. Presented by NYCIFF founder/CEO Robert Rizzo, the festival presents the best in world cinema from emerging and established filmmakers. This year’s festival includes over 100 films (features, documentaries...

35th Asian American Intl Film Fest Opening Night Premiere Shanghai Calling Red Carpet & Gala Reception Photos

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By Maria Esteves –July 26, 2012   The 35th Asian American International Film Festival 2012 (aaiff12) Opening Night New York City Premiere of SHANGHAI CALLING, directed by Daniel Hsia commenced Wednesday, July 25, 7:00 pm, at Asia Society, New York. Co-presented by Asian CineVision (ACV) and Asia Society, Opening Night Gala Reception immediately followed a special Q&A session with director Daniel Hsia, producer Janet Yang, actress Gillian Rexach and actor Sean Gallagher moderated...

ÉCU 2012 FILM FESTIVAL DAY ONE

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ÉCU 2012 FILM FESTIVAL DAY ONE It’s nearly half past six on the evening of the first day of the seventh European Independent Film Festival. Strains of smoky jazz, a snaking baritone sax line, filters through from the trio set up in the festival foyer, making its way to the little marquee where, even now,  film-makers are assembling for the welcome glass of wine or vitamin water. Amongst the group festival president, Scott Hillier, will later refer to as a “crazed bunch ...

LIVE-STREAMING ÉCU’S OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT

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Upset that you cannot attend the ÉCU? We have found a solution to your sorrow by bringing our premier LIVE to your home! No matter where you are, tomorrow evening at 8 PM ECU’s premier will be streaming live on our website. Make sure you tap into this event in person or online!! Pas content de ne pas pouvoir assister à ÉCU? Nous avons trouvé une solution à votre malheur en amenant la première chez vous en LIVE! Peu importe l’endroit où vous vivez, demain soir à 20h00 ...

14th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Opening Night

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FROM: -TDF 2012 PRESS- 14th TDF: Opening Ceremony (3/10/2012) OPENING CEREMONY The curtain rose on the 14th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century on Friday, March 9, 2012 in the packed Olympion Theater. The simple ceremony, with musical accompaniment, was followed by the screening of Tony Gatlif’s documentary Indignados, a cinematic homage to the Occupy movement. The percussion group Krousi set the rhythm for the evening and afterwards Dimitri Eipides, di...

ADFF 2010

Opening night ceremony and screening inside Emirates Palace, AD during ADFF 2010photo by Vanessa McMahon 

49th Annual 2011 New York Film Festival Opens with Roman Polanski’s CARNAGE

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By Maria Esteves – September 27, 2011 The 49th Annual 2011 New York Film Festival (NYFF2011) commence Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Alice Tully Hall and the Walter Reade Theater, New York. Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYFF annually showcase the best in international, classic, and cutting-edge independent cinema. This year’s Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films are North American Premiere of CARNAGE, directed by Roman Polanski, MY WEEK...

12th NY Intl Latino Film Fest Opening Night Presentation CHICO AND RITA

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By Maria Esteves – August 24, 2011 The 12th New York International Latino Film Festival 2011 (NYILFF11) presented by HBO Opening Night Presentation of Chico and Rita, co-directed by Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, and Tono Errando, commenced Tuesday, August 16, at AMC Empire Cinemas. NYILFF11 Opening Night HBO Short Film Script Competition Award and Mayor Bloomberg’s proclamation making August 15-21 NYILFF days, preceded the film presentation. NYILFF11 Opening Night red carpet arrivals ...

2011 Asian American Internal Film Festival Opening Night Photo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – August 16, 2011 The 34th Asian American International Film Festival 2011 (AAIFF11) Opening Night New York premiere of AMIGO, directed by John Sayles, commenced Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 pm, at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. A special Q&A session with director Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi, and actor Joel Torre moderated by Associate Director of Programming, Scott Foundas, Film Society of Lincoln Center, preceded the festivals Opening Night Reception at Art Gate G...

7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI

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7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI WITH INAUGURAL MAVERICK PRODUCERS AWARD Freestyle Production Team Set To Open Fest with Showcase of Top Projects and Industry Super Panel at Arclight Hollywood Cinerama Dome Thursday, August 11, 2011 Showcase to Include:  Kristen Kiwi Smith’s “The Spleendectomy,” starring Anna Faris, Jennifer Aniston and Andrea Bu...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH MIKE MILLS’ BEGINNERS, APRIL 21 AT CASTRO THEATRE

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Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent Star in Personal Story of Coming Out and Starting Over   The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will open with Beginners (USA 2010), writer/director Mike Mills’ deeply personal and universal contemplation of chances and choices in life and love, which spotlights beautiful portrayals by Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent. Beginners will screen 7:00 pm, T...

And Away We GO...THERE!

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Tickets for the inaugural International Freethought Film Festival go on sale on Thursday, March 3rd! They can be purchased directly from the Tampa Theatre box office, or on their Website: http://www.tampatheatre.org/ Prices are as follows: -Opening night admission: $13.00 -General Admission to all other screenings: $10.50 *Discussions/QAs are included in the price of the admission of the films they follow -Weekend Film Access Pass: $113.00--includes early entry to ...

The Diagonale 2011 Opening Film: Abendland by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

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Nikolaus Geyrhalter's newest documentary Abendland will open the 2011 Diagonale in Graz as a world premiere. In Abendland, the award-winning Austrian documentary filmmaker takes a very personal journey through contemporary Europe. He predominately visits places that are without a specific history, places that are highly frequented and essential to the way we function, such as multiplex cinemas, shopping malls, airports, rest stops, hospitals, and fitness centers. The director gives us a glimpse...

20th New York Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Premiere of MAHLER ON THE COUCH Photos & Video Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – January 24, 2011 The 20th New York Jewish Film Festival 2011 (NYJFF2011), Opening Night New York Premiere of MAHLER ON THE COUCH, directed by Percy Adlon and Felix Adlon was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Wednesday, January 12, 6:00 PM. A special Q&A session immediately followed with director Percy Adlon moderated by associate curator director, Aviva Weintraub, New York Jewish Film Festival. Percy Adlon introduce NYJFF 2011 Opening Night New York Premiere of ...

The Clearwater Film Festival Opening Night Event at Capitol Theater and Water's Edge

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The Clearwater Film Festival will be holding their Opening Night Gala at Capitol Theater with party immediately following at the exclusive luxury residences of Water's Edge in downtown Clearwater.  Enjoy a fully catered event with live music by Harpist Taylor Mills accompanied by Flutist Pam Irwin.   This spectacular evening will showcase an animation, short film and feature film to be announced on September 2 along with the entire festival schedule.  Tickets are limited to this f...

2010 New York City International Film Festival Opening Night Gala Inauguration

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By Maria Esteves - August 13, 2010 The New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) 2010, founded by Roberto Rizzo celebrated it's Opening Night Gala Inauguration at the New World Stages Theatre, Thursday, August 12, 6:00 PM. The New York City Premiere of WHEN I RISE, directed by Mat Hames, immediately followed a special performance by master percussionist Larry McDonald, Drum Fusion Records. Founder/president Roberto Rizzo and New York City Commissioner on Human Rights Patricia L. Ga...

Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower hit the red carpet at the World Premiere of “Whatever Works”

By Maria Esteves - May 4, 2009 Tribeca Film Festival co-founder, Robert De

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night & The Brothers Bloom

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The seventh annual Independent Film Festival Boston kicked off on Wednesday night with Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom, a romance tucked inside a comedy couched within a confidence scheme (a rom-com-con?).  The romance, predictably, grows between a mark and one of the con men.  The comedy is unexpected and liberally sprinkled throughout.  While not integral to the plot, the humor is always welcome, never off mark and adds appreciably to the appeal of the film.  The cons begin when the ...

IFFBoston 2009 - Opening Night Q&A - Blowing Up Prague

Director Rian Johnson explains how he incorporated the destruction of some very nice buildings in Prague on a limited budget for his film, The Brothers Bloom - the Opening Night feature for IFFBoston 2009 - thereby "completely ruining the magic".
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