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October 2011 Blog Posts (10)

REVIEW: "A Dangerous Method"

****ALERT: Some spoilers****


By Rachel Galvin

Director David Cronenberg stays true to his style in "A Dangerous Method." Although the film is focused around philosophies and pontification, his exploration of the transformation of human form in all of its grotesqueness is embodied by Keira Knightley's (Sabina Spielrein) pained and angular contortions. Seen in the first scene as a raving lunatic repressed in a carriage that is…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 29, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

REVIEW: "Martha Marcy May Marlene"



By Rachel Galvin


It is hard to believe that in such a rustic, peaceful setting that something so wrong could be brewing. This film opens quietly with the sound of nails being pounded, dishes being set upon the table. A family meal with men eating together, followed by women eating together is the first indication that something is a bit amiss. What has gone terribly wrong is revealed piecemeal as the film shifts back and forth from…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 28, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

FLIFF-- opening weekend wrap up!



Added by Rachel Galvin on October 27, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

UPCOMING--FLIFF celebrity events!

Yes, you missed Beau Bridges, Dennis Haysbert and Penelope Ann Miller, but there are still more celebs coming to FLIFF! And this doesn't even include surprise guests and a plethora of filmmakers from around the world!

  • On Nov. 1, Larry Muller Jr. (U2) will be televised via Skype and receive a Star on the Horizon Award with his film "Man on the Train."

  • On Nov. 8, Piper…

Added by Rachel Galvin on October 27, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

"Absolution" has table read


The sci-fi webseries "Absolution" recently had their first table read. The series has already raised over $15,000 toward production through Kickstarter. They plan to begin production in October in the South Florida area. I.S. founder Rachel Galvin is among the many local actors…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 25, 2011 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Indie Film Night



On Sept. 22, at 8:30 p.m. a special night of indie films was shown at Cinema Paradiso, including two music videos directed by Troy Bernier as well as his film "Planeta Desconocido." The types of films varied widely, including all genres and styles, from documentaries of an artist to a short film about an…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 25, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

FLIFF Unveiled

 On Sept. 22, a crowd of eager cinephiles gathered at the Ft. Lauderdale Hilton (on A1A) to enjoy delicious samplings and a free libation, to mingle and to see FLIFF's poster…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 25, 2011 at 11:21pm — No Comments

"First Orbit - Call To Action"

British University Academic Professor Chris Riley embarks on the second phase of his viral experiential documentary film project "First Orbit" with a new campaign to crowd source translations of the film into as many languages as possible. 

A pioneer in post digital film production and distribution, Riley harnessed the power of crowd sourcing to generate over 1600 premiere screenings for "First Orbit" in more than 130 countries in April this year, making "First Orbit," one…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 25, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Music video created for "Planeta Desconocido"

Local director heads to an unknown planet to film music video

I.S. founder Rachel Galvin was featured in a Scott Opiela music video (song "Time to Go, The Sacrifice) directed by Troy Bernier of Ginnungagap Filmwerks. The shooting took place on Aug. 14. Galvin played an astronaut running for her life. The song is part of the soundtrack for a fun sci-fi romp called “Planeta Desconocido,” a film guaranteed to be unlike anything…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 24, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

New Studio for teacher

Michael Haney has a new class, teaching Meisner technique at:

6440 Melaleuca Lane

Greenacres, FL 33463

Contact him:…


Added by Rachel Galvin on October 5, 2011 at 1:06am — No Comments

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