Monthly Archives: October 2011

International Animation Festival in San Francisco

The San Francisco Film Society will present the sixth annual San Francisco International Animation Festival, a four-day celebration of the art form, from November 10 to 13 at the Film Society’s new theatrical home, San Francisco Film Society | New … Continue reading

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Magnolia Pictures Acquires Rights To Tribeca FF Sleeper

Indie distributor Magnolia Pictures has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to ANGELS CREST, which was a sleeper hit following its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film, directed by Gaby Dellal, features an all-star cast including Jeremy … Continue reading

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Studio Canal’s $200 Million Slate

Studio Canal, the French based production company linked to pay television network Canal Plus, has signed a $200 million slate financing deal with London-based fund Anton Capital Entertainment (ACE), marking the first time a European studio has used such a … Continue reading

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Films In Competition At Rome International Film Festival

Fifteen films will screen in competition in the Official Selection of the sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival (October 27 to November 4).  The films up for awards include HOTEL LUX (Leander Haussmann, BABYCALL (Pål Sletaune), HYSTERIA (Tanya … Continue reading

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Gotham Awards Nominees

The Gotham Awards, one of the first events of the awards season, have announced the nominees for their 21st edition. The big winners were THE DESCENDANTS (Alexander Payne) and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (Sean Durkin), which each led the pack … Continue reading

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Danish Doc Opens IDFA

The 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s largest and most prestigious film event devoted to the non-fiction form, will open on  with THE AMBASSADOR by Danish filmmaker and journalist Mads Brügger Cortzen. In this documentary, Cortzen exposes … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Rum Diary”

Depp plays a real person but is just a sleepwalker in a meaningless dream. What happened to acting? How about an interesting story? Johnny Depp is singlehandedly keeping alive the  memory of Hunter S. Thompson. THE RUM DIARY was Thompson’s … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi FF Winners

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (formerly the Middle East International Film Festival), which was established in 2007, has the dual aim of creating a vibrant film culture throughout the region and nurturing the growth of the regional film industry. The … Continue reading

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Man On The Train

It is rare that a re-make exceeds the original, but such is the case with the newest version of MAN ON THE TRAIN, a Canadian/Irish co-production directed by Mary McGuckian. The film is a scene-for-scene remake of French director Patrick … Continue reading

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Ryan Gosling Tops Fandango Survey

Actor Ryan Gosling, who can currently be seen on the big screen in both the stylish actioner DRIVE and the political thriller THE IDES OF MARCH, has been chosen by filmgoers as their favorite leading man in the movies today, … Continue reading

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