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70th Venice International Film Festival line-up

Venice International Film Festival has a great line-up of international cinema in its 7oth version. Here is the official selection in the main competition of the festival: ES-STOUH by MERZAK ALLOUACHEBab el-Oued, a working-class neighborhood of Algiers. On one side the bay, on the other the city. While time is marked ... Full story

"The Patience Stone is based on a real story", Atiq Rahimi

The Patience Stone captures the reality of everyday life for an intelligent woman under the oppressive weight of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war... A beautiful woman in her ... Full story

Un Flic a film by Jean-Pierre Melville

I've never seen a bad Melville picture. Even this last feature, saddled with several unfortunate exterior sets and a train heist shot in miniatures that hasn't aged well, has one of the most beautiful set piece's Melville ever conceived.Melville transformed ... Full story

Spotlight: Chasing Dragonflies: The Extraordinary Life of Pro Hart

By the time Kevin "Pro" Hart died in 2006, he had become Australia's most commercially successful artist, proclaimed "The Father of the Australian Outback Art Movement", was a famous TV commercial star. Yet Pro Hart was never accepted by the ... Full story

Cooking for Hollywood, a documentary about Tony Kerum at Kino Croatia, Los Angeles

This Sunday, in the picturesque loft of Doma Restaurant, overlooking the charming streets of Beverly Hills, Kino Croatia - Croatian Film series at American Cinematheque - will have a Kick-off party for its 2013 year edition, which is taking place ... Full story

Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles wins Seal of Excellence of Cinema without Borders

Burbank, CA – May 17, 2013 – Today, Cinema Without Borders declared the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, one of the most active artistic organizations in Los Angeles with extensive presentations of Italian cinema  and other arts to the ... Full story

SEEFest 2013 announces Awards, OF SNAILS AND MEN Wins CWB's Bridging The Borders Award

After five days in five locations and 40 films shown to diverse audiences in Los Angeles, the South East European Film Festival, SEEfest 2013 concluded Monday night at UCLA’s Bridges Theater in Los Angeles with Turkish film PRESENT TENSE in ... Full story

Deepa Mehta talks about Midnight’s Children based on a book by Salman Rushdie

Midnight’s Children is an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Salman Rushdie.At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India declares independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched ... Full story

American Cinematheque and World Cinema, an interview with Barbara Smith

American Cinematheque is a Los Angeles Mecca for fans of cinema as art, especially international cinema. To learn more about the activities of the American Cinematheque, we talked to Barbara Zicka Smith, who co-founded the American Cinematheque.Barbara Zicka Smith has ... Full story

Michael Barker talks about Sony Pictures Classics and the World Cinema

Sony Pictures Classics has been one of the main players in introduing the world cinema in U.S. Michael Barker* and Tom Bernard are co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment founded in January 1992 (with Marcie Bloom) ... Full story

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