Festivals Archive for July, 2010

CELEBRATED ACTORS AND FILMMAKERS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AS TIFF ANNOUNCES STELLAR LINEUP OF GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® rolls out the red carpet with a selection of 15 Galas and 35 Special Presentations for this year‟s Festival, including 25 World Premieres.

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Has The Kids Are All Right Snapped The Big-Buy “Sundance Curse”?

Has The Kids Are All Right Snapped The Big-Buy “Sundance Curse”?

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Hoser Hoedown: Toronto Int’l To Open With Olivia Newton-John Hockey Musical

Hoser Hoedown: Toronto Int’l To Open With Olivia Newton-John Hockey Musical

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Regional View: How Georgia’s Film Fests Are Holding Up

Regional View: How Georgia’s Film Fests Are Holding Up

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Eug On The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Shake-Up

Eug On The Film Society Of Lincoln Center Shake-Up

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Rose Kuo New Exec Director Of Film Society Of Lincoln Center, Succeeding Mara Manus, Out After 2 Years

Rose Kuo New Exec Director Of Film Society Of Lincoln Center, Succeeding Mara Manus, Out After 2 Years

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Indie Filmmaker Still Recovering From LAFF’s “Seize The Power” Symposium

Indie Filmmaker Still Recovering From LAFF’s “Seize The Power” Symposium

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Fincher’s Facebook Foursquared Away As NY Film Fest Opener

Fincher’s Facebook Foursquared Away As NY Film Fest Opener

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Noah Cowan On Fave Pieces From Inaugural Bell Lightbox Exhibits, From Maddin, Hitch And DeNiro’s Hack License From Taxi Driver

Noah Cowan On Fave Pieces From Inaugural Bell Lightbox Exhibits, From Maddin, Hitch And DeNiro’s Hack License From Taxi Driver

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Toronto FF’s Inaugural Bell Lightbox Gallery Exhibitions Include Work By Maddin, Egoyan

Toronto FF’s Inaugural Bell Lightbox Gallery Exhibitions Include Work By Maddin, Egoyan

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“The effect of the avalanche, and Tomas’ refusal to acknowledge his terror, seem to have devastating effects. But the interesting thing about Force Majeure is the sly suggestion that maybe this event could have a liberating effect on the family.”
~ Robert Horton 

 “Teaching how to make a film is like trying to teach someone how to fuck. You can’t. You have to fuck to learn how to fuck. It’s just how it is. The filmmaker has to protect the adventurous side of their self. I’m an explorer, I’m an inventor. Doc Brown is the character I relate to the most and he’s a madman. He’s a madman alone, locked up with his ideas but he does whatever he wants. He makes what he makes because he wants to make it. Yes, the DeLorean has to work in order for him to be a madman with a purpose—the DeLorean should work—but the point is I think everyone should try and find their own DeLorean. When Zemeckis was trying to get Back To The Future made, which he was for seven years, he was trying to get a film made where basically a teenager gets in a time machine, goes back to 1954 and almost —-s his mother. That pitch is extremely subversive and twisted in a way. My point is, he had a fascinating idea that no one had done before, but was clearly special to him and he stuck to it and made it what it was. When you do that you can create culture, but I think a lot of movies are just echoing culture and there’s a difference.”
~ A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour