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Gotham Independent Film Award nominees announced

Best Feature

12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen, director; Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas, producers. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

 

Ain’t Them…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Jane Moguillansky

 

FLIFF and Cinema Paradiso was rocked by the sudden death of one of its own. Jane Moguillansky was a dedicated worker who loved the festival and its patrons. She will be…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 24, 2013 at 1:36am — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "By Way of Home"

By Rachel Galvin

Director Isaak James has created another gem in "By Way of Home," a slice of life story set in a world where the over qualified are unemployed and forced to forgo their freedom and move back home. The story is all too real in recent modern times where the 99…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 24, 2013 at 1:34am — No Comments

Getting Your Work Into Film Festivals--Oct. 17

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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 15, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments

"Free Ride" --opening night film for FLIFF

"Free Ride"

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7:00 PM…
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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Danforth Prince, publisher, "Those Glamorous Gabor Sisters" Book Tour

Tuesday, October 15

GUTS, GLAMOUR, GOULASH, AND GRIT

How Those Glamorous Gabors, Bombshells from Budapest, adapted the glittering social rituals of the Hapsburgs

Into new lives and new identities in AMERIKA and in Hollywood. At Cinema Paradiso, in cooperation with the

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (www.FLIFF.com) 503 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (tel. 954/760-9898) 6:30-7:30pm: Courtyard…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on October 14, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "Lost on Purpose"

By Rachel Galvin

(On left: "crew" of "Lost on Purpose" with I.S. Founder Rachel Galvin)

Directors Ian and Eshom Nelms have created several films in the past. In fact, their film "Night of the Dog" was shown at the Palm Beach…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 9, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "As High as the Sky"

By Rachel Galvin

(On left: Director Nikki Braendlin, Producer Lena Bubenechik, Caroline Fogarty with I.S. founder Rachel Galvin. Photo by Andrew Rozendal.)

Perfectly put together Margaret (Caroline Fogarty) spends her day ensuring everything…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on April 9, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Scientists-Turned-Filmmakers work on feature

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Added by Rachel Galvin on March 8, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

FREE FOR ACTORS--FIGHT CLASS

FREE FOR ACTORS--FIGHT CLASS

(On left: Master Sang & I.S. Founder Rachel Galvin, who is sponsoring the class)

Learn Taekwondo & Muay Thai moves from action star Master Sang. Master Sang is best known for movies like "Rush Hour 2" and "Rush Hour…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on March 8, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

BAFTA WINNERS 2013

Read it here first:…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 10, 2013 at 11:45pm — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: A Royal Affair

By Rachel Galvin

Academy Award nominated "A Royal Affair" is a sumptuous treat for those who love history. With ornate detail, the characters and settings come to…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 10, 2013 at 10:46pm — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: Nicky's Family

By Rachel Galvin

Told in black and white photos and videos, the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, the Englishman who helped the save 669 Czech and Slovak children before WW2 broke out, is a real tear-jerker. The pain of the parents who were forced to let their children flee to…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on February 10, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: Any Day Now

By Rachel Galvin

"Any Day Now," directed by Travis Fine is a powerful story about a gay couple in the late '70s attempting to adopt a mentally disabled child (with Down's Syndrome) after his druggie mom is incarcerated.

(Some spoilers):

The film begins with Rudy (Alan Cumming) lip synching his heart out with pals at a gay bar and catching the eye of the slick-looking Paul (Garret Dillahunt), who is watching him intently, looking out of place in his…

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

Carbonell Award Nominations, 2012

Best New Work (play or musical)

Baby GirL, Kim Ehly, Kutumba Theatre Project

A Measure of Cruelty, Joe Calarco, Mosaic Theatre

Moscow, Michael McKeever, Zoetic Stage

Off Center of Nowhere, David Sirois, Alliance Theatre Lab

roomies, Mark Della Ventura, Alliance Theatre Lab

 

Best Production of a Play

A Delicate Balance, Palm Beach Dramaworks

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 25, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

BAFTA Nominations 2013

EE British Academy Film Awards in 2013





BEST FILM

ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney

LES MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

LIFE OF PI Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark

LINCOLN Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy

ZERO DARK THIRTY Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

OUTSTANDING…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 9, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Troy Bernier, Eric Swain -- "Planet X," "Temple of Joy"

No one expected the unbelievable success enjoyed by Troy Bernier and Eric Swain, creators of Planet X, Part II: The Frozen Moon and Journey to the Planet X, but the duo has not stopped there. They have continued their cinematic journey with other film…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on January 6, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments

FILM REVIEW: "The Sessions"

By Rachel Galvin

Poigniant, endearing, charming and laugh-out-loud funny, the heart-warming film  "The Sessions," pulls gently at the heart strings and tickles the funny bone. Shown at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, this film is a must-see.

Starring Helen Hunt and John…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on November 18, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

FLIFF 2012 winners

The 27th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF), announced the winners of the film awards last evening during a special presentation at Copacabana Supper Club in the historic district of Fort Lauderdale.  The event presented over 200 American Independent and World Cinema features, documentaries and short films during the 24-day event from October 19 - November 11, 2012.   

 

"This year's fest will go down as one of the most challenging of my 24 years with…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on November 13, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

FLIFF Gala -- Oct. 19 at Privet in Hallandale

The gala included not only a Lifetime Achievement Award for James Caan, but also dancing to powerful Jazz tunes, a silent auction, tasty tidbits and more.

 

(on left): Actor James Caan at gala at Privet Oct. 19 for his Lifetime…

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Added by Rachel Galvin on November 5, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments

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