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Movies That Matter

Promoting Movies that Matter / des films qui font grandir...

With contributions from Abbé Jean-Luc Maroy, Alex Deleon, Bruno Chatelin

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Fall Films for Social Change: a season of socially active films

We are also pleased to invite you to a private screening of Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life taking place on September 21st at 7pm. Please RSVP with this link.     Also coming this Fall: We will be hosting an accessible screening and conversation with My Disability Roadmap and the Other Israel Film Festival will run November 3-10. Lineup coming soon!   And mark your calendars for Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival MLK wee...

Movie that Matter Awards will be handed to The Sound of Us and Enough Lebanon's Darkest Hour during the Better World Fund Gala

Two films will be honoured at the Better World Fund Gala reception in Cannes, July 12, with the  "Movie that Matter Award". The filmmakers in attendance will receive a trophy designed by french artist PAB.     ENOUGH Lebanon's Darkest Hour Documentary by Daizy Gedeon - second feature documentary Australia  june 2021 90 minutes Cannes Premiere July 13 PALAIS H 11.30 AM   ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest&...

Australian filmmaker Daizy Gedeon to receive the Movie That Matters Award during the Better World Fund Gala in Cannes

  AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKER DAIZY GEDEON TO RECEIVE THE MOVIE THAT MATTERS AWARD AT BETTER WORLD FUND GALA, CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Monday July 12 at 3.14 Beach La Croisette Cannes Australian filmmaker Daizy Gedeon is to receive the Movie That Matters Award at the Cannes International Film Festival. The award, to be presented by Bruno Chatelin founder, at a gala event in Cannes hosted by the Better World Fund on Monday July 12, is for her new feature docume...

Why is Casablanca...One of the most popular films ever as well as universally praised by critics?

Well, for a number of reasons. 1. It was not made with artistic intentions but as mainstream entertainment with popular stars and, also, as an anti-German film in the early stages of WW II. 2. The supporting character actors, all, such as Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Dooley Wilson, and the German officer, Conrad Veidt, are terrific, even the minor characters are perfect. 3. The dialogues are among the wittiest ever in an American  film with one unforgettable one-liner after anoth...

Wim Wenders - Pope Francis a Man of his Word - World Premiere in Cannes of a film that matters

For the first time in history, the Pope opens his doors and shares social vision, compassion and words of peace and wisdom which clearly have the power to unite us.  The film by Veteran filmmaker Wim Wenders should appeal to believers and non believers alike; It should be seen by catholics, jews and muslims and has the power to unite them: definitely a MOVIE THAT MATTER. I was moved to tears hearing the pope words and feeding on his smile! Smiles he says are the flowers of the soul....

Movies that Matter Conferences with Wim Wenders and Dario Vigano in Cannes 2017

        Hosted at the American Pavilion Organized by Festival Sacred for Beauty (Anne Facérias) with Wim Wenders, Dario Vigano "minister of Communication of the Vatican, moderated by Bruno Chatelin ( and Jesus Colina (       ...

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