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Father of Karate Kid and Ocean...Jerry Weintraub to be honoed in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary producer and entertainment industry icon Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven” series, “Karate Kid” series) will be the recipient of the Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. Weintraub will receive the ‘Golden Eye’ for his life’s work and also celebrate his birthday in Zurich on Wednesday, September 26th. The awa...

Belinale gallery: february 15, 2012

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Premiere Ladya Cheryl, Edwin Jiri Thomas Hailer, Álex de la Iglesia Carolina Bang Salma Hayek Carolina Bang Steven Soderbergh, Michael Fassbender, Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas Michael Fassbender Antonio Banderas Li...

movie review CONTAGION

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CONTAGION Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet,  Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow,Elliot Gould,Jennifer Ehle Director:  Steven Soderbergh ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Could the virus in  Steven Soderbergh's new, star-studded film, Contagion be a metaphor for Original Sin? Ok, there's no slithering serpent as in the Garden of Eden but a bat (Eve?) eats of a rotten fr...

Laurence Fishburne To Serve as International Jury President at next Zurich festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the two juries that will preside over the international competition categories at the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 22 – October 2, 2011. Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Mystic River,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section. The Festival will also be honoring Fishburne with a special achieve...

Ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival to honor Elliott Gould

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  The Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) announced that Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould will receive the Ad Astra Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ninth Annual Tallgrass Film Festival, to be held in and around downtown Wichita this October 20-23.   Gould began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s and during the next decade went on to star in some of his most notable film roles, including Ted Henderson in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) which e...

The Producers Panel, Presented by the Midwest Independent Film Festival!

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      Tuesday, February 1st, 6:30 p.m. Landmark'sCentury Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Yourfestival ticket grants you complimentary admission for this panel       Tonight'sTopic: "The State of the Independent Film Market" Get to know our panelists for the evening. . . Sam Kitt, Producer, CHERRY; Former Director of Acquisitions, Universal Pictures Described by Variety as "one of the found...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast - Day 6

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Highlights from last night include; Sarah Turner Q&A, the director of Perestroika The premiere of "The Informant" featuring interview with the director, Steven Soderbergh Interview with Jane Campion, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox & Antonia Campbell-Hughes and The Centrepiece Gala Of "Bright Star" presented by the Mayor of London.     Official London Film Festival vodcast - Day 6 - kewego Catch up with the events from...

Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! will open the 22nd Helsinki International Film Festival

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Steven Soderbergh's dark, comic drama The Informant! opens the 22nd Helsinki International Film Festival ? Love & Anarchy. The L&A Gala Film selection is the original version of John Woo?s historical spectacle, Red Cliff I-II. This is the first time the original version of almost five hours will be screened in Europe. The Festival closes with the awaited new film by Jane Campion, Bright Star. Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! is a dark, comic drama on the chaotic, corrupt...

STL up for Best Documentary at the Milan International film festival among nominees Clooney, Sting and Soderbergh???

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All I can say is that I am certainly blessed with this nomination! I have attached the press release for you to read... ...

Day 1 Opening The friends of fantastic are gathering in the busy lobby.

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The trio running the festival is busy answering journalists in the main lobby of Rivoli Theater. 8.30 Action kicks in, Series of great ads from sponsor, festival trailer, opening speech by Beatriz : crisis? what crisis...Lights out... Che in! Che (The Argentine) - Opening film Spani...

Fantasporto festival opens with the screening of Che

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Mario Dorminski Fantasporto's President had a bet on Che: when he first saw the film in Cannes he assumed it would be Oscar material and convinced WildBunch, its distributor to let him open the 29th edition of Fantsaporto with Steven Soderbergh's Che.And here we are watching CHE in a full house at the opening, when we could have seen Slumdog Millionaire (how is that for Fantasy?)...Watch out for more reports on the Fantasporto online community Bruno Chatelin, jury member...

Che to open Fantasporto: a first look at the line up

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Steven Soderbergh's Che will open the festival on February 20th at the Rivoli theatre, following a short film presentation of The Wolf Man Che was screened as a single film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Del Toro won the Best Actor Award. IFC Films, which holds all North American rights to Che, initially released the combined film for one week on December 12, 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the year's Academy Awards. Because of good box-office returns, the ...

Aspen announces star studded lineup for Academy screenings

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As the Oscar® race heats up, Aspen Film announces its lineup for the 18th annual Academy Screenings, a two-week extravaganza running from December 21 - January 3 at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen. Celebrating films that have garnered considerable Oscar® buzz, Academy Screenings offers a sneak peek at top talent from around the world that will have everyone talking this Academy Awards® season.Many of the twenty-two films in this year's Aspen Film Academy Screenings series have already achieved c...

Spotlight On Directors At New York Film Festival

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Lucretia Martel (THE HEADLESS WOMAN)Matteo Garone (GOMORRAH)Clint Eastwood (The Changeling)Mike Leigh (Happy Go Lucky)Oliver Assayas (Summer Hours)Ari Folman (WALTZ WITH BASHIR)Benicio del Toro and Steven Soderbergh (CHE)Kiyoshi Kurosawa (TOKYO SONATA) ...

Benicio Del Toro Screen Talk at London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival is delighted to announce an addition to the 2008 programme, as a new wave of tickets go on sale.Benicio Del Toro will participate in a Tiscali Screen Talk on Friday 24 October.Multi award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro discusses his film career and gives us an insight into his astounding performance in our Tiscali Gala film CHE (Part 1 & Part 2).Benicio Del Toro’s acting has been described as fearless, magnetic and savagely emotional. He has garnered a r...

Che Finds A Home With IFC Films

Friday, September 12-------Che, the 4 1/2 hour epic on the life of revolutionary Che Guevera, has been acquired for all North American rights by IFC Films. The film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film's lead Benicio del Toro won the Best Actor prize. It screened this past week at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be screening next at the New York Film Festival. Che gives IFC Films a strong contender for end-of-the-ye...

Has Che Found A Home In The US?

Sunday, September 7--------Has Che, the 4 hour plus biopic of revolutionary Che Guevera, finally found a U.S. distributor? The film, directed by Stephen Soderbergh and starring Benicio del Toro, left the Cannes Film Festival with no takers. Aside from the serious subject matter, one of the difficulties was Soderbergh's insistence on releasing the film in two parts, with six months in between....a huge gamble.Word comes from Lou Lumenick, senior film critic for the New York Post that Magnol...

Focus on the Film Market

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While strolling about in the Film Market, I stopped at the « Cinema from Spain » stand in order to discover and to try to understand all subtleties of it.What is the principle of the Market of film?It is an international meeting about cinema. It gathers a broad panel of the cinema professions. Here are producers, distributors, international sales agents, actors, script writers… We are here to collaborate with other countries and to manage to satisfy the audience. On this Spanish stand, we a...

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"Automatic", from Denver fest

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AUTOMATICIn person: Jonathan Walls, Jay Thames and Travis SchuldtNo matter where you live, no matter how you feel, no matter who you love ... the result is always the same. In 2002, filmmakers Travis Schuldt, Jay Thamse and Jonathan Walls began developing the story that would become the very contemporary and edgy Automatic. Inspired by the early works of John Cassavetes and Steven Soderbergh, the trio took on multiple roles both behind and in front of the camera. Set and shot largely in Austin, ...

Venice Roars On

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Patrice Chereau’s Gabrielle based on The Return by Joseph Conrad is the story about an upper class woman, Gabrielle (Isabelle Hubert), who writes a letter to her husband that she is leaving him for another man. She later returns home to her husband Jean (Pascal Greggory)the same day. The decision to project letters and plot developments onscreen as mega texts is one of the problems of Chereau’s film. The other is the cinematography by Eric Gautier who tries to enhance the story with more vi...

London reveals the fest opener: The Constant Gardener

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London reveals partial slate for the coming festival.Although the full programme for this year's Festival will only be revealed Wednesday 14 September, the festival has announced that The Constant Gardener by acclaimed City Of God director Fernando Meirelles will open this year's Festival on Wednesday 19 October. The evening promises to be star studded as the festival hopes to welcome Fernando Meirelles, Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston and Billy Nighy onto the red carpet. The Constant ...
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