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Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Virunga

  • By Sharon Abella
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  • April 19, 2014 4:30 PM
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Thursday, April 17th was a movie lovers candy store. In ONE DAY, the topics ranged from rock stars/Super Duper Alice Cooper, sports/When the Garden Was Eden, fashion/Dior and I,drug deals/the Spike Lee executively produced, Manos Sucias, hot dogs/Famous Nathan,Montana/Fishtail, and finally, a film in the WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION, Virunga.

Pivot Television Network and Shazam Team Up for Earth Month

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 19, 2014 2:00 PM
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In order to celebrate of Earth Month with a meaningful initiative, Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting Millennials, and Shazam, the world’s leading media engagement company, have teamed up to make it easier than ever to access content, get informed, and be involved in addressing issues effecting our world.

Your Guide to Everything Latino at Tribeca Film Festival: Movies, Talks & Virtual Reality

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • April 19, 2014 12:00 PM
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If you are like me (and every other Latino) you are sick of seeing movies where the people that look like us are only maids, janitors, undocumented immigrants or drug dealers. The Latino experience is so much more complex; it spans continents, languages, and cultures. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16 – 27, is filled with films that offer diverse portraits of Latinos (including a few requisite drug traffickers).

BFI Responds to Cannes Film Festival Announcement

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 19, 2014 10:30 AM
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After this week's announcement of the Cannes Film Festival Competition and Un Certain Regard Lineups, Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund made a statement about the British filmmakers included in the exclusive list

Levring's The Salvation Selected for Cannes Film Festival

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 19, 2014 9:30 AM
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International Sales Agent TrustNordisk is proud to announce that The Salvation has been selected for the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. The film will screen as an Out of Competition – Midnight Screening at the festival, which will take place from May 14th-25th 2014.

The 62nd San Sebastian Festival Will Dedicate a Retrospective to the Filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 19, 2014 8:30 AM
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As the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema. During its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival will pay homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women’s incorporation to the film industry, proclaimed as a filmmaker of strong style and personality for which she earned undeniable prestige within the Hollywood studio system.

Directors Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine On Their Enthralling Documentary "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 17, 2014 8:30 AM
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Inhospitable locations are prompt to be the source of legends and enigmatic theories. For most people the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are only relevant due to their biodiversity made universally famous by none other than Darwin. His findings are studied by millions of children around the world as feasible proof of evolution. What they don't teach in school is the human history of this exuberant archipelago. One chapter in particular within this short, but surely captivating account of people settling there, is rather intriguing. As if pulled from the pages of a crime novel, what filmmakers Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine found is a story that involves deceit, deviant romances, and possibly even murder.

LatinoBuzz: Interview with Laura Checkoway Dir. of "Lucky"

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 16, 2014 9:00 AM
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Laura Checkoway had an idea for an article she wanted to write which took a new direction when she met Lucky Torres ( née Waleska Torres Ruiz) , a headstrong defiant girl from the Bronx who had a story to tell her. This article would set the documentary ‘Lucky’ into motion.

Jews in the News: Totally Absurd!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 13, 2014 8:00 AM
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Philippe Mora, the Australian-U.S. Producer of incredibly Jewish stories which are based on his own family is now showing his film Absolutely Modern on Amazon Instant Video and we think you should tune in. If Sandy Lieberson of Film London says that " Philippe Mora never ceases to surprise, challenge and amuse. He is a one man film industry and satire is his weapon. ” then it’s worth the look.

Latino Buzz: March was the Month of Latino Networking Around the World

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 12, 2014 1:04 PM
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Once again the top Latino works in progress that we will see in the coming year's festivals are showing along with the best completed films selected for these March film festivals and events: Carthegena Film Festival in Colombia (FICCI), Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico and Cinélatino in Toulouse, France.

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