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NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: PAIN AND GLORY REVEALS CLOSE TIES OF A DIRECTOR AND HIS STAR

Sony Pictures Classics Pain and Glory is the eighth collaboration of Spanish filmmaking legend Pedro Almodovar and award-winning actor Antonio Banderas. This is the eighth collaboration for the two, albeit after nearly a decade-long hiatus. Time apart may benefited the ...

THE PRINCE-A DARK TALE OF HUMAN REDEMPTION

THE PRINCE (EL PRINCIPE) is a dark, raw film by Chilean director Sebastian Munoz that takes us directly into the harsh life behind bars in the notorious San Bernardo prison outside Santiago, Chile. The time is around 1970, prior to ...

Burning Cane-Debut Feature By Black Teen Director now on Netflix and select screens

History was made at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. 'Burning Cane', the debut feature narrative by then 19 year old director Phillip Youmans made him the first African American to win the coveted Founder's Award for Best Narrative Feature, he ...

Entertainment: Lyric Opera Dead Man Walking

Taut and riveting from the overture to the final curtain, Lyric Opera’s Premiere production of Jake Heggie’s opera in two acts in English (with projected English subtitles), Dead Man Walking, is a fast-paced journey of conscience and redemption. The libretto ...

Chicago Film Festival Opening Night-Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, in theatres Friday, Nov 1

In the opening scenes of Edward Norton's brilliant homage to his hometown, Motherless Brooklyn, for which he wrote the screenplay, based on the detective novel by Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday-1999), we see him anxiously tugging away at a loose thread on ...

The Galaxy's Greatest Hits with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

This year marked the 50th anniversary year of Apollo 11s historic moon landing. Chicago's Symphony Center was the launching pad for this city's celebration with a stirring concert of The Galaxy's Greatest Hits from Anthony Pratt and the Melbourne Symphony ...

Chicago Film Festival’s first look at some of the films showing

*LARA* Director: Jan-Ole Gerster Germany It’s Lara’s 60th birthday. She is alone. She is divorced. She has just retired from that job, where she was respected but not liked. All her youthful energies had been directed to becoming a concert ...

Chicago Film Festival: 10 Capsules

ALELI Director: Leticia Jorge Romero Uruguay/Argentina How does a family rearrange itself when a parent dies? When it’s mom who survives, will any of her three adult children have room for her? How does the group power shift: Is she ...

55th Chicago Film Festival-The New Bauhaus, a German design icon is reborn in Chicago

Chicago has long been recognized as the putative home of architecture. Little is said of the city's role at the epicenter of one of the biggest influences on design, especially as it relates to the objects and devices that support ...

57TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL-AMERICAN TRIAL: THE ERIC GARNER STORY

Unless you are a salamander living under a rock or a consistent viewer of Fox News, you must be aware of the Eric Garner story. To refresh your memory, Eric Garner was strangled to death on the afternoon of July ...

Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 55 Extraordinary Years

The Chicago International Film Festival presents the most vivid array of films in its 55-year history. With presentations from October 16 to 27, the festival presents more than 150 films from around the world, with special appearances and film presentations ...

57th New York Film Festival opens with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman

More than 300 scenes, 108 days of shooting, 117 locations, and a decade of planning culminated in the multiple Oscar-worthy masterpiece, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, in theaters in limited release Nov.1st then streaming on Netflix beginning Nov. 27. Produced by ...

In Partnership With the Award-Winning Producing Team at Danish Documentary, The Cave Unveils the Harrowing True Story of an Underground Hospital in War-Torn Syria and the Inspirational Female Doctor R

The Cave will release in Theaters this Fall Following the recent greenlight announcements of Rebuilding Paradise from Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and The Untitled Thai Cave Rescue Project (wt) from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald, National Geographic has announced ...

FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

She’s a literary icon whose accolades include a 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. For the African American reader who has been glued to her books since 1970, starting with her poignant debut novel The Bluest Eye, this documentary is an ...

Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival

The Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival is coming to the Roxy Theater this summer in historic downtown Lockport. This festival is a unique opportunity for film buffs and novices alike to experience the storytelling talents of the independent film industry. ...

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