By Sandra Barrera | [email protected] | Daily NewsApril 5, 2018 at 8:29 am Los Angeles’ long-running “Noir City: Hollywood” returns to the Egyptian Theatre for the 15th year, and this film festival has it all. The festival, which opens Friday, April 13 and runs through Sunday, April 22, fuses together films that were shot on the streets of Los Angeles, rarities and an appearance by the master of noir crime fiction James Ellroy into a must-see event for cinephiles. Here are the highlights: The Place: Los Angeles Corrupt cops, gumshoes, bitter beauties, two-timers, psychopathic killers – these are the complex characters who inhabit the festival’s hardboiled crime dramas, all of which were either made or set in the City of Angels. “Let’s face it, Los Angeles is the city of noir,” said Alan K. Rode, author of the recent book “Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film” who returns as festival host alongside Eddie Muller of the Film Noir … [Read more...] about See killer lineup of LA movies at ‘Noir City: Hollywood’ film festival
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0 Comments World's first Ethereum-funded movie set for Belfast Film Festival premiere BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The world's first Ethereum-funded movie, The Pitts Circus, will have its European premiere at the 2018 Belfast Film Festival this month. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/worlds-first-ethereumfunded-movie-set-for-belfast-film-festival-premiere-36777671.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36777670.ece/571ff/AUTOCROP/h342/ken%20and%20tony.jpg Email The world's first Ethereum-funded movie, The Pitts Circus, will have its European premiere at the 2018 Belfast Film Festival this month. The Blockchain movie is directed by Irish film maker Ken Fanning and has been edited by Stuart Sloan, who is based in Belfast. The plot centers around an Australian Circus Family who get themselves into trouble over a hardware wallet that belongs to a Swiss Aristocratic family. The Pitts Circus was shot in Australia and Switzerland early in … [Read more...] about World’s first Ethereum-funded movie set for Belfast Film Festival premiere
The Florida Film Festival, which starts Friday, will present 18 films that it says have LGBTQ themes. They range from “The Feels,” a comedy about a bachelorette party for a lesbian couple, to “The Cakemaker,” a drama about a German baker who travels to Israel and surreptitiously meets the widow of his late gay lover.The animated short “In a Heartbeat” explores a gay boy’s infatuation. The documentary “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” details the life of a man, now 94, who says he procured same-sex partners for film stars.The lineup was not by design but reflects the festival’s focus on diversity, said Matthew Curtis, the event’s programming director.“We do not seek out LGBTQ films in particular, just the best and most original and interesting films,” he said. “When we are getting nearly 2,000 submissions, many excellent works with LGBTQ themes happen to be part of that mix and rise to the … [Read more...] about Florida Film Festival: LGBTQ themes star
For its 27th edition, the Florida Film Festival will start with a heist, then bring on the stars.Those stars — Pam Grier and Ellen Burstyn — headline two of the biggest nights at the 10-day event beginning Friday. Grier will attend a Sunday screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” from 1997. Then the star takes part in a Q-and-A with the audience.Oscar winner Burstyn will attend an April 13 screening of “Requiem for a Dream,” a 2000 drama from director Darren Aronofsky. Burstyn was an Oscar nominee for playing a drug addict with harrowing force. She can discuss a career that includes “The Exorcist,” “The Last Picture Show” and the best actress Oscar for Martin Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” from 1974.The festival will screen 183 films in all — 55 features and 128 shorts — from 38 countries. Friday’s opening night film, “American Animals,” comes … [Read more...] about Florida Film Festival starts with ‘Animals,’ adds stars
Come May, two things will be missing from this year's Cannes Film Festival: films from streaming services and red-carpet selfies.In an exclusive interview with French magazine Le Film Français on Friday, festival director Thierry Fremaux announced changes to the prestigious event, which is in its 71st year and will run from May 8 to 19.Shaking things up, Fremaux declared that films from Netflix and other streaming services would not be eligible to compete for the Palme d'Or, the highest prize awarded at the film festival.Last year, two Netflix films -- Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" and Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories" -- were allowed in the competition, a decision that Fremaux said "created an enormous controversy that has echoed around the globe."The disagreement stemmed from conflict between Netflix wanting to debut films on its streaming service and a law known as French cultural exception, which has specific requirements for when films can move from theaters to other platforms … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Festival bans Netflix films from competition. Also, no more selfies.