Press Releases Archive for October, 2015

America pays tribute to Sylvie and Maurice Pialat

Two events will soon shine the spotlight on Maurice Pialat in the USA and inCanada : a retrospective held at the MOMI (Museum of the Moving Image) in New York from October 16 through November 1, 2015; and “Love Exists: The Films of Maurice Pialat” at the TIFF Cinematheque in Toronto fromOctober 22 through December 5, held in the presence…

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Ziggy Kozlowski Receives 2015 Polish Film Festival in America Golden Ciupaga Award

I can hardly imagine more hardworking and humble behind-the-stage PR professional than Ziggy Kozlowski who makes such a colossal difference in introducing foreign language films, including the ones made by Polish directors. His enthusiasm and expertise are simply priceless… Christopher Kamyszew PFFA Founder & Society for Arts/Society Films CEO Ziggy Kozlowski is a partner at…

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Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage And Paul Schrader Get Down To DOG EAT DOG

Edgy Contemporary Crime-Thriller Directed by Paul Schrader.

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FSLC Pairs Lynch And Rivette For Dual Retrospective

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR LYNCH/RIVETTE, DECEMBER 11-22 Dual retrospective pairs seven Lynch and seven Rivette films, including Rivette’s rarely screened Duelle with Lynch’s Lost Highway, L’amour fou with Wild at Heart, and more New York, NY (October 28, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details…

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Par Picks Michael Mann’s Ferrari Pic After Finance Found, Partially From China

Par Picks Michael Mann’s Ferrari Pic After Finance Found from Vendian Entertainment And China’s Yoozoo Bliss.

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Academy Shortlists 10 Doc Shorts

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order

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Yet-To-Be-Named Quinn-Janego-League Label Releases Michael Moore Pic December 23

via their new, clandestine and as-yet-unnamed distribution label.

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124 Documentary Features Submitted To Oscar 87

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are…

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TRIBECA AND CHANEL ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THROUGH HER LENS: THE TRIBECA CHANEL WOMEN’S FILMMAKER PROGRAM TO SUPPORT EMERGING WOMEN WRITERS AND DIRECTORS

*** Inaugural three-day workshop in collaboration with Pulse Films and supported by Tribeca Film Institute® will provide seven female filmmakers with project support, master classes and mentorship, and award $75,000 for project development *** Leadership committee includes Julianne Moore, Catherine Hardwicke, Rebecca Miller, and Donna Gigliotti, among others New York, NY [October 22, 2015] –…

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Chris Rock To Host Oscar 77

“Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars for a second time.”

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Academy Lingos 81 Foreign Language Film Entrants

And the 2015 submissions are…

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Shirley Temple Black Family Gifts Academy Museum $5 Million In Money And Artifacts

“Her gift to the Academy Museum ensures her work will continue to inspire future generations of film lovers.”

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“The Black White Love Play (The Story Of Chaz & Roger Ebert)” Debuts In Chicago

PRESS RELEASE RogerEbert.com announces the premiere of THE BLACK WHITE LOVE PLAY (The Story of Chaz & Roger Ebert)   Conceived and produced by Jackie Taylor, founder, CEO of The Black Ensemble Theater September 26 – November 15, 2015   CHICAGO, October 2, 2015 – As film critic Roger Ebert told it, he was smitten with…

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“When Bay keeps these absurd plot-gears spinning, he’s displaying his skill as a slick, professional entertainer. But then there are the images of motion—I hesitate to say, of things in motion, because it’s not clear how many things there are in the movie, instead of mere digital simulations of things. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that there’s a car chase through London, seen from the level of tires, that could have gone on for an hour, um, tirelessly. What matters is that the defenestrated Cade saves himself by leaping from drone to drone in midair like a frog skipping among lotus pads; that he and Vivian slide along the colossal, polished expanses of sharply tilting age-old fields of metal like luge Olympians. What matters is that, when this heroic duo find themselves thrust out into the void of inner space from a collapsing planet, it has a terrifyingly vast emptiness that Bay doesn’t dare hold for more than an instant lest he become the nightmare-master. What matters is that the enormous thing hurtling toward Earth is composed in a fanatical detail that would repay slow-motion viewing with near-geological patience. Bay has an authentic sense of the gigantic; beside the playful enormity of his Transformerized universe, the ostensibly heroic dimensions of Ridley Scott’s and Christopher Nolan’s massive visions seem like petulant vanities.”
~ Michael Bay Gives Richard Brody A Tingle

How do you see film evolving in this age of Netflix?

I thought the swing would be quicker and more violent. There have been two landmark moments in the history of French film. First in 1946, with the creation of the CNC under the aegis of Malraux. He saved French cinema by establishing the advance on receipts and support fund mechanisms. We’re all children of this political invention. Americans think that the State gives money to French films, but they’re wrong. Through this system, films fund themselves!

The other great turning point came by the hand of Jack Lang in the 1980s, after the creation of Canal+. While television was getting ready to become the nemesis of film, he created the decoder, and a specific broadcasting space between film and television, using new investments for film. That once again saved French film.

These political decisions are important. We’re once again facing big change. If our political masters don’t take control of the situation and new stakeholders like Netflix, Google and Amazon, we’re headed for disaster. We need to create obligations for Internet service providers. They can’t always be against film. They used to allow piracy, but now that they’ve become producers themselves, they’re starting to see things in a different light. This is a moment of transition, a strong political act needs to be put forward. And it can’t just be at national level, it has to happen at European level.

Filmmaker Cédric Klapisch