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Women's International Film & Arts Fest., opens March 5

The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is a unique, cultural event featuring films, visual and performance arts and other artistic expressions by women. An event that has had guests like Halle Berry & Jada Pinkett Smith, it is one of only two festivals in the…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Director, Writer, Actress Monique Carmona

Award-winning actress and writer Monique Carmona has recently produced her second well-received stage play, Food, Sex and Consequence. She co-stared and wrote for the Telly Award-winning Front Seat Chronicles and has been featured in MovieMaker Magazine (online) as an up and coming director for her…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 16, 2014 at 1:26am — No Comments

Sid Caesar (1922-2014) kept us laughing

By Rachel Galvin

Considered one of the greatest comedians by many, Sid Caesar, who died at 91 was a comedian, saxophonist, composer, actor and musician. He was seen regularly on "Your Show of Shows" in the 1950s, "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Bob Hope Show" and the "Danny Thomas Show" in the 60s,…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

"Not For Human Consumption" release

 

  By Rachel Galvin

On Feb. 7, Chris Alonso's "Not For Human Consumption" had its in-theater release. It was shown at AMC Aventura 24 on this day several times to sold-out crowds.

The film stars Michael Rispoli, Nick Thurston, Maddy Curley, Justin…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Long-time talent agent Sherry Reichert dies

By Rachel Galvin

Local Florida actors are mourning the loss of long-time agent Sherry Reichert, who passed away on Feb. 4.

Known as a straight-shooter, Reichert always has told it like it is. Before becoming an agent, she also was a…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 4, 2014 at 11:05pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Phillip Seymour Hoffman --dead at 46







Fans are devastated by the news of the death of Academy Award-winning Phillip Seymour Hoffman, 46, who was found dead in his NYC apartment today (Feb. 2). Found with a hypodermic needle in his arm and 50 bags of what appeared to be heroin, possibly mixed with the dangerous opiate…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Idit Cebula, director of "Rue Mandar"

"Rue Mandar" shown in Miami,

director interviewed by IndieStreak

The French film "Rue Mandar" is among the films at Miami Jewish Film Festival. This delightful film takes viewers from laughter to heartbreak and makes them fall in love with the main characters. The story revolves…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 29, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments

Sundance Award Winners

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic   Whiplash
U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary   Rich Hill…
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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 28, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Miami Jewish Film Festival--Jan. 23-Feb. 3

The Miami Jewish Film Festival features a wide array of films in various locations. Their opening night gala kicked off the festivities on Jan. 23 at O Cinema with not only a showing of "When Comedy Went To School" by Lawrence Richards, but also a smorgasboard of kosher delights and libations.

They…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 28, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "Aftermath"

By Rachel Galvin

"Aftermath," originally titled "Poklosie," directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski, is listed as being a film about a Polish man who returns…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 27, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Visual Effects guru Dean Lyon wins award at MiSciFiFilm Fest

Congrats to Dean Lyon for winning a lifetime achievement award at the 1st annual Miami International Science Fiction Festival, held Jan. 17-19. Dean is best known for working on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as Armageddon, Starship Troopers and countless others.

If you missed the event, find out…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 24, 2014 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Lion Ark nominated for 45th NAACAP Image Award

Lion Ark nominated for 45th NAACP Image Award Outstanding International Motion Picture by civil rights group

 

January 21, 2014, LOS ANGELES, CA – Lion Ark, the feature length documentary about the rescue of 25 lions from…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 21, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival Jan 17-19

Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival

Jan. 17-19 brings the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. This fest is the brainchild of a successful group of filmmakers: Troy Bernier, Eric Swain and Edward Figueroa, who are responsible for a long list of…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 11, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2014, COMPLETE LIST

 

Best Picture:

"American Hustle"

"Captain Phillips"

"Dallas Buyers Club"

"Gravity"

"Her"

"Nebraska"

"Philomena"

"12 Years a Slave"

"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"

Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"

Jonah Hill, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"

Jared…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 6, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "Krissy Belle"

 

(On left:) I.S. founder Rachel Galvin, director Alyn Darnay and screenwriter/ lead actress Carole Wood

"Krissy Belle" premiered at FLIFF at Cinema Paradiso on Nov. 4 to a great audience response.

Comical and delightful, this film, directed by Alyn…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on December 19, 2013 at 1:46am — No Comments

FLIFF Awards!

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Added by Rachel Galvin on November 12, 2013 at 4:25am — No Comments

WORDPRESS Online Content Management Workshop

TIME & DATE: Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St., Miami, FL 33127



WHAT

This basic introduction to WordPress focuses on the core elements & functionality of WordPress.com - layout, content creation & management, development, & organization.  At the end of this workshop you will know how to use…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on November 3, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Stan Lee's Comikaze honors Troma's Lloyd Kaufman

STAN LEE'S COMIKAZE EXPO GUEST OF HONOR, LLOYD KAUFMAN, TO PRESENT ENTERTAINING SCREENINGS, INFORMATIVE PANELS, AND EXCLUSIVE "RETURN TO NUKE 'EM HIGH: VOL. 1" FOOTAGE …

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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

PBIFF supporter of Sundance Institute Membership Program

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL DESIGNATED A SUPPORTER OF THE 2014 SUNDANCE INSTITUTE

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 29, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments

CinemAbility screening Nov. 2

 
Special CinemAbility Screening set for …
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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 29, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments

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