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Gabriela Dumitrescu On Choreographing Roland Emmerich’s ANONYMOUS

Gabriela Dumitrescu holds a BA in dance from the London Contemporary Dance School in London After graduating from LCDS, Gabriela worked as a dancer, very soon beginning to choreograph her first pieces. She moved to Berlin and began working as assistant director for a number of theater and opera directors ... Full story

Ennio Marchetto's "The Living Paper Cartoon” at the Pasadena Playhouse

Please indulge this reviewer as I write about Ennio Marchetto's remarkable modern Quick Change show “The Living Paper Cartoon” which is delighting audiences for a mere seven performances at Pasadena's jewel like "Pasadena Playhouse." There are four remaining performances of ... Full story

Mad Men - After The Series, The Book

Eagerly awaiting the fifth season of AMC TV’s hit series, Mad Men? While show creator Matthew Weiner, the cable channel AMC, and the producing studio Lionsgate seem to be stuck in negotiations, loyal fans continue to wonder what the fifth ... Full story

2011 Oscar Nominated Short Films on tour and on demand

Since 2005, Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International have teamed up to tour the Oscar nominated short films (Live Action, Documentary and Animation) to over 150 theaters across the U.S. and Canada, allowing audiences to see the nominated films before the ... Full story

Afterimages of "Radical Light"

Here are some highlights of FilmForum's recent six-part series "Radical Light" a companion piece, celebrating the newly published "Radical Light: Alternative Film And Video In The San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000." The landmark mixed media book edited by Steve Anker, ... Full story

Best Film of 2010, according to CWB's critic, Robin Menken

"A Room And A Half" was on my list of Best Film of 2009. As it has never been released in the US, It's back on my list. It is available on a Yumi DVD in the UK."A Room And ... Full story

Dancing Across Borders, A Documentary by Anne Bass

In 2000, philanthropist-turned-filmmaker Anne Bass traveled to Cambodia to on humanitarian voyage. During that trip, she attended a traditional Khmer dance performance in Angkor Wat, where she noticed one of the dancers, Sokvandara-Sy-Sar. Thoroughly impressed by his stage presence and ... Full story

Looking back at Counter Culture, Counter Cinema: An Avant-Garde Film Festival

The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), with Pacific Design Center, and Charles S. Cohen presented Counter Culture, Counter Cinema: An Avant-Garde Film Festival, a three-day celebration of films focusing on the long-term alliance between experimental cinema and counter-culture ... Full story

Who’s afraid of Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof?

"Cinema Without Borders is establishing an Open Page for Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof as an on-going, action-oriented commentary about the jailing of the filmmakers in Iran. The Page will remain open until Mr. Panahi and Rasoulof are freed, and ... Full story

Shahada, Immigration, Islam

Muslims in our society was a prominent theme at this year’s Berlinale. Two films portrayed Muslims in today's Berlin, each in its own yet very much related way, one fictitious, one real.  Berinale competition entry FAITH (SHAHADA, 2010) by Afghan-German ... Full story

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