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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 evening’s curious vanity and irrelevance stay with me, if only because those qualities characterize so many of Hollywood’s best intentions. Social problems present themselves to many of these people in terms of a scenario, in which, once certain key scenes are licked (the confrontation on the courthouse steps, the revelation that the opposition leader has an anti-Semitic past, the presentation of the bill of participants to the President, a Henry Fonda cameo), the plot will proceed inexorably to an upbeat fade. Marlon Brando does not, in a well-plotted motion picture, picket San Quentin in vain: what we are talking about here is faith in a dramatic convention. Things “happen” in motion pictures. There is always a resolution, always a strong cause-effect dramatic line, and to perceive the world in those terms is to assume an ending for every social scenario… If the poor people march on Washington and camp out, there to receive bundles of clothes gathered on the Fox lot by Barbra Streisand, then some good must come of it (the script here has a great many dramatic staples, not the least of them in a sentimental notion of Washington as an open forum, cf. Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington), and doubts have no place in the story.”
~ Joan Didion On Hw’d In 1970

CAMPION: We were driving around the countryside the other day, and we happened to chance upon a lone bull and cow going through some sex rituals. I was so surprised to see how lengthy the whole process was for this bull. He started licking the cow’s shin and worked his way quite laboriously up toward her ass. And every now and again, you thought, “Maybe she’s ready now—he’ll try a quick move.”
TAYLOR-JOHNSON: She wasn’t ready.
CAMPION: She made it clear that that wasn’t the case. We couldn’t even wait; it was like 15 minutes, but it was really adorable. Even when we came back, they were still at it. The foreplay was phenomenal.
TAYLOR-JOHNSON: You don’t think of animal love in that way.
~ Jane Campion And Sam Taylor-Johnson in Interview

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