For 21 years, the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) has brought a myriad of world-class movies intended to inspire and evoke change to the Magic City. Next year, for its 22nd edition running January 10 through 24, MJFF will screen a whopping 80 films from 25 countries, making it the Jewish film festival with the most film premieres in the world.The numbers tell a tale unprecedented for the annual showcase: Six official entries for the Academy Awards, 12 world premieres, 10 signature programs, 29 Israeli films, 22 movies directed by first-time filmmakers and 25 films directed by women, all taking place at 15 venues across Greater Miami. It'll even take advantage of January's cooler weather and screen three free movies under the stars, a brand-new component of the program encouraging attendees and South Florida residents to enjoy the classic cinema experience, with a twist. MJFF is about bringing together a global community, says executive director Igor Shteyrenberg. "In … [Read more...] about Miami Jewish Film Festival 2019 Lineup Focuses on Female Filmmakers
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Directors who will be unveiling new work at the Italian fest include Luca Guadagnino, Alfonso Cuaron, the Coen brothers, Paul Greengrass, Julian Schnabel, Laszlo Nemes... Steve Pond, provided by Published 5:49 am CDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Roma’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Paul Greengrass’ “22 July” will make their world premieres at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival, Venice organizers announced on Wednesday morning in Rome. The Venice lineup is filled with premieres from notable international directors, also including Olivier Assayas (“Double Vies”), Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”), Jacques Audiard (“The Sisters Brothers”), Julian Schnabel (“At Eternity’s … [Read more...] about ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Roma’ to Premiere at Venice Film Festival
No longer restricted to late night cable television, paperbacks and public radio the genre of true crime has exploded to all corners of our media lives in recent years. With streaming services dropping true crime documentary series monthly and an equal number of podcasts littering the airwaves there are endless avenues uncovering and discovering humankind's dark nature. Another way for true crime nuts to fill their dark desires is attend the inaugural Toronto True Crime Film Festival next month at our beloved Royal Cinema. Running for two days, June 8th and 9th, the TTCFF has unveiled their inaugural lineup of five films which you may read up on in the gallery below. There will also be three symposiums, with authors, journalists and filmmakers leading panel discussions and multimedia presentations. It looks like a great weekend of true crime is mere weeks away with enough programming to salsify all who attend. Visit the Toronto True Crime Film Festival website for ticket … [Read more...] about Toronto True Crime Film Festival: Inaugural Lineup Announced!
CANNES, France — In May 1968, Jean-Luc Godard and a few of his French New Wave contemporaries famously brought the Festival de Cannes to a halt, an act of solidarity with striking students and workers who were taking France by storm.Fifty years later, Godard still looms large at Cannes, quite literally. The official poster for the 71st festival is graced with the immortal image of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina kissing in the director’s 1965 classic, “Pierrot le Fou.” This year, the 87-year-old Godard will probably limit his disruptive gestures to the unveiling of his new movie, “The Image Book,” which promises to shake up the main competition; it’s said to be a characteristically unorthodox reflection on the modern Arab world.The festival itself, which opened Tuesday night with the world premiere of Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,” shows no signs of coming to a premature conclusion, though there are some who probably … [Read more...] about Stubborn? Arrogant? Irrelevant? The 2018 Cannes Film Festival weathers the storm
Hey Toronto. We know that it looks like Spring has all but given up coming to our fair city this year but fear not, Summer is pretty much right around the corner now. How can we be so sure? Well, the fine folks at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival have announed their lineup for this year's festival this June. If the weather is not warm by then we can at least warm our souls on a terrific lineup of contemporary Japanese cinema again. Now in its seventh year this edition of the TJFF promises to entertain with samurai epics, animation, dramas and thrillers over a span of two and a half weeks. Audiences will get the latest from Kiyoshi Kurasowa, Sono Sion and Beat Takeshi. Whether you like just one genre or you are a 'give-me-anything-as-long-as-it-is-Japanese' film fan TJFF definitely has something for you, coming to the Koboyashi Hall in the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre this June. Check out all the titles below and be sure to get your tickets here. The Japanese … [Read more...] about Toronto Japanese Film Festival: TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL, OUTRAGE