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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“We’re on our way out. Anybody that doesn’t realize that is looking like it’s Christmas or something. We’re on our way out, as a culture. America doesn’t make anything anymore! The Chinese make it! Detroit’s a great example. All of those cities that used to be something. If you go to a truck stop in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, you’ll probably see the face of America. How desperate we are. Really desperate. Just raw.”
~ Sam Shepard Sings America

“Every film has to stand next the best that has been done. Otherwise we are all dupes. My criticism is never a personal disparagement but I do take art seriously and take film criticism seriously. Replace ‘harsh’ with ‘honest’ because that’s how every critic should be. Being a film critic can be fun—as well as hard work. Being Rotten Tomatoes is just juvenile idiocy, a way of nullifying real film criticism.When websites and cliques expel me, it’s a sign of the culture’s weak and cowardly inability to engage in discourse. If there is such a thing as contrarianism, then please define the conformity and group-think that it’s contrary to… A critic needs a strong voice. A gentleman has manners.”
~ German “Hard Sensations” Takes Armond White For A 3,400-Word Spin