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OUTRAGEOUS at the 46 Chicago Intl Film Festival

OUTRAGEOUS at the 46 Chicago Intl Film Festival

| October 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 46th Chicago International Film Festival has some of the best gay and lesbian world cinema to be seen in the United States this year. The only US product in the OUTRAGEOUS category is the semi-autobiographical documentary, Beautiful Darling by James Rasin, a beautiful tragedy of the Andy Warhol superstar, Candy Darling, who rose to […]

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46th Annual Chicago International Film Festival LGBT Movie Preview

46th Annual Chicago International Film Festival LGBT Movie Preview

| October 7, 2010

A little bit for everyone seems to be theme of the OUTRAGEOUS LGBT category at this year’s 46th Chicago International Film Festival. There are no heavy hitting queer films like A Single Man from 2009, but here is a preview of what’s ahead: Rabbit Hole, directed by James Cameron Mitchell, from the David Lindsay-Abaire Pultzer-Prize […]

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Interview with Eric Balfour of SyFy’s Haven

Interview with Eric Balfour of SyFy’s Haven

| August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

The transformation required hours of prosthetic special effects and a red-eye flight from the shooting location of Halifax, Nova Scotia to the effects studio in Toronto for each of the episode’s more than three days of filming, where he often had to breathe with the aid of a straw. He was fascinated with the effects artists’ conceptualization of his actual ageing and by assuming the physical limitations of the elderly to fully inhabit the character.

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Finnish Rugby Documentary, Freetime Machos, Debuts at 2010 Tribeca

Finnish Rugby Documentary, Freetime Machos, Debuts at 2010 Tribeca

| April 29, 2010

Freetime Machos is an 86 minute documentary directed by Mika Ronkainen (Before the Flood: The Last Couple in Vuotos, 2000) about the Oulu rugby team, the most northern and third lousiest rugby team in the world, and its season-long quest to win enough games to remain in the first division. Ronkainen admits that, “playing rugby […]

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Russian Mafia Documentary, Thieves By Law, Premiers at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

Russian Mafia Documentary, Thieves By Law, Premiers at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

| April 27, 2010

Thieves by Law is a 90 minute documentary directed by Alexander Gentelev (The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs, 2006 (TV)) that interweaves the stories of three Russian mobsters who have become successful businessmen. It premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2010. The idea for the film came to Gentelev […]

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Sean Connery gets animated for “Sir Billi”

Sean Connery gets animated for “Sir Billi”

| April 26, 2010

Sir Sean Connery has reunited with the classic Aston Martin DB5, but not in the film you’d expect. With the next Bond movie on hold, it’s good to know that the original Bond, Sir Sean Connery, will be back on the big screen with a new film that teams him up once again with his […]

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Ed Burns’ Nice Guy Johnny Premiers At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

Ed Burns’ Nice Guy Johnny Premiers At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

| April 25, 2010

Johnny Rizzo’s (Matt Bush, Adventureland, 2009) a nice guy who has made a promise to his fiancée, Claire (Anna Wood, Royal Pains (TV), 2009), that he would dump his sports-radio show host dream job in Los Angeles and take an average job back in New York for more money. But while spending the weekend leading […]

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Tribeca’s Opening Press Conference Highlights Films/Events and Touts New Interactive Initiative

Tribeca’s Opening Press Conference Highlights Films/Events and Touts New Interactive Initiative

| April 20, 2010

New York – The opening press conference to begin the ninth annual 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) took place on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Remarks on this year’s 12 day film festival (April 21st through May 2nd) of 85 features and 47 shorts were made by TFF co-founders Robert De Niro and […]

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Cass Warner Sperling Discusses ‘The Brothers Warner’

Cass Warner Sperling Discusses ‘The Brothers Warner’

| March 10, 2010

Cass Warner Sperling was born with filmmaking in her blood. Her father was Oscar-nominated writer/producer Milton Sperling, and her grandfather was Harry Warner, the founder and president of Warner Bros. Pictures, whose goal was to “educate, entertain and enlighten” through filmmaking. Visiting him at his deathbed, young Cass made a promise to keep her grandfather’s […]

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Third Annual Cinema Eye Honors Award Show Adds Two New Categories

Third Annual Cinema Eye Honors Award Show Adds Two New Categories

| January 18, 2010

New York City – The third annual Cinema Eye Honors award show took place at 8:00 p.m. on January 15 at the Times Center in midtown New York City to “recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film.” This year a total of 34 films were nominated for Cinema Eye Honors awards, including […]

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