Articles tagged film festivals

20 Apr 2011 // 4:21 AM

Tribeca Film Festival strikes a musical chord

NEW YORK — The Cannes Film Festival features movies by international auteurs. The Sundance Film Festival has gained a reputation for scrappy dramas and documentaries. The

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Cannes 2011: Lineup shows Malick, Almodovar and ‘The Beaver,’ but no Payne or Cronenberg

LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival unveiled the lineup for this year’s edition Thursday morning, announcing several highly anticipated titles and confirming that a

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Digital Ghost: Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls Uncle Boonmee

Celebrated film director and visual artist "Thai Joe" talks to PopMatters about the cost of transmigration, hybridity and fantasy, as his Palm D'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives finally bows stateside after traveling the long and winding roads of the international film festival circuit.

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20 Jan 2011 // 9:04 AM

Sundance Film Festival: a critic’s preview

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City may be an out of the way place in a not ordinarily glamorous state, but for 10 days in January, all

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21 Jan 2010 // 3:16 AM

LOS ANGELES — Midnight at the Sundance Film Festival is usually when most Hollywood types are just starting to party. But at this year’s showcase

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Scaled-back Chicago International Film Festival still has plenty to offer

CHICAGO — The Chicago International Film Festival is not immune to the spate of “glass half full or empty” thinking going on in the movie world.

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28 Sep 2009 // 2:53 AM

It’s a wrap: Toronto International Film Festival 2009

The Toronto International Film Festival ended last week, after 10 days of frantic activity that included hundreds of movies, filmmakers, actors, publicists, cellphone-clutching fans and an

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9 Sep 2009 // 4:27 AM

Last September, “Slumdog Millionaire” won the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival, kicking off a season of acclaim that culminated in an Academy

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8 Sep 2009 // 10:05 AM

The Toronto International Film Festival opens Thursday with 335 films from 64 countries, a star-studded array of guests and enough paparazzi to fill Lake Ontario. It also

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Michael Moore’s film fest includes premieres, director tributes , and comfy seats

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Want to treat your behind like royalty? Introduce it to a seat in the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City sometime, preferably

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2009 Silverdocs Documentary Festival

Silverdocs 2009 was a rewarding and refreshing event, offering classic and independent documentaries and previewing several that will crop up over the next year or two on TV and art house screens.

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11 May 2009 // 12:00 PM

The yacht rentals and high-end Hotel du Cap parties will be scarcer this year, and those who attend the world’s premier annual film festival

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Near Misses and Gems: 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Selecting just 85 feature films for screening, this year's Tribeca Film Festival increased the quality quotient, cutting the number of embarrassing failures that once studded the schedule like a minefield.

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21 Apr 2009 // 9:12 AM

In 2002, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and Rosenthal’s husband, real estate developer Craig Hatkoff, started the Tribeca Film Festival with the idea of

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24 Mar 2009 // 5:10 AM

DALLAS - For its first edition, in 2007, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival did the unthinkable: It managed to carve an instant niche in the

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The Way of All Flesh: Notes on the 2009 Victoria Film Festival

In non-Hollywood cinema, there’s less emphasis placed on svelte figures and chiseled cheekbones. But that doesn’t mean the physical form can’t play just as significant a role on-screen.

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It’s a wrap: This year, indie film festival reflected the state of the economy

PARK CITY, Utah - The weather was picture perfect, with temperatures in the 40s and not a single snowflake in the sky. The stars were

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15 Jan 2009 // 3:17 AM

Now in theaters: a slimmed-down Sundance Film Festival

With “Wall-E” poised for a best picture nod, and greater Hollywood rotating like a sunflower toward the warm profitability of the cartoon, what does it

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Personal Epics: The 46th Annual New York Film Festival

Shafted by the current events taking place outside its theaters, the New York Film Festival was agreeably low-key this year, demonstrating that art, at its best, can serve as valuable provocation when we try to make sense of a bewildering world.

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Not Fade Away: Notes on the 27th Vancouver International Film Festival

The films at this year's VIFF were dominated by the idea of memory -- how it works, why it works the way it does, why certain events linger in our brain or come back to haunt us.

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