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2019 Tribeca Film Festival announces juries

Jurors include Angela Bassett, Tig Notaro, Kal Penn, Mira Nair, Steve Zaillian, Cory Hardrict and dozens more The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the 2019 jury members who will select the winners in the film and immersive competition sections. The jurors will award work in ten different categories and honor new voices and prominent members of the …

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At the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Present is Female

From left; Zhao Shuzhen, Awkwafina and director Lulu Wang on the set of The Farewell The San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in the Americas, is about to embark on its 62nd year and with it brings one of its strongest lineups of female-directed and female-led films ever. 72 women directors in all (including co-directors) make …

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Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern sizzle in trailer for ‘Trial by Fire’

Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern in Trial by Fire (Roadside Attractions) Academy Award-winning director Edward Zwick (Shakespeare in Love, Traffic, Glory) brings the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, …

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Cannes: Nadine Labaki is President of the Un Certain Regard Jury

Nadine Labaki accepts the Jury Prize at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for Capernaum (photo: Reuters) Nadine Labaki, director of the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated film Capernaum, has been chosen as the president of the Un Certain Regard jury of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today. Nadine Labaki’s three feature films catapulted her to international fame, …

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62nd SFFILM Festival lineup includes Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell,’ Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart,’ tributes to Claire Denis, Laura Linney and more

The cast of Lulu Wang’s feature film debut THE FAREWELL. L to R: Jiang Yongbo, Aoi Mizuhara, Chen Han, Tzi Ma, Awkwafina, Li Xiang, Lu Hong, Zhao Shuzhen. Courtesy of Big Beach. The lineup of the 62nd SFFILM Festival (April 10-23)), the longest running film festival in the US, has revealed its full slate including Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, which …

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World premiere of Netflix’s ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ to open 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival

Tommy Lau Photography for SFIFF A episodic opener will be the first for SFIFF and features an all-star cast including Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, and Ellen Page SFFILM today announced that the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival will kick off with the World Premiere of Netflix’s new original series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm at the Castro Theatre. The evening will …

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Alexander Valley Film Society’s Oscar Red Carpet Fundraiser

Living in a small town, away from LA and the glitz and glam of Hollywood, I’m always supportive of my local film festivals, be it the long and well-known Mill Valley Film Festival or San Francisco International Film Festival to the young upstarts like the Alexander Valley Film Festival put on by the Alexander Valley Film Society up in Sonoma …

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2019 Sundance: ‘Knock Down the House’ wins Overall Festival Favorite

NNewly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York’s 14th district) in Knock Down The House by Rachel Lears (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rachel Lears) All 121 Features Screened Eligible for Award The Sundance Institute today announced Knock Down the House as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 …

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69th Berlin Film Festival adds ‘Vice,’ plus new films from Andre Techine and Zhang Yimou

Image credit: Matt Kennedy The Berlin Film Festival announced five new titles for their lineup today, including Andre Techine’s Farewell to the Night and Zhang Yimou’s One Second. Adam McKay’s Golden Globe-winning and BAFTA-nominated Vice will show out of competition along with Alan Elliot’s Aretha Franklin doc Amazing Grace and more.. The competition section features 23 titles, 17 of which …

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Inaugural COVEN Film Festival lands February 9 in San Francisco

The Inaugural COVEN Film Festival Brings World-Class Short Films Made By Women to San Francisco February 9 Announcing the first-ever COVEN Film Festival, San Francisco’s new world-class short film festival featuring films made by women, for everyone. A full day of curated short film screenings, complete with filmmaker Q&A’s will take place Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at the New People …

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