Posts Tagged ‘film festival’

ReelAbilities Kicks Off on Upper West Side

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Still from Come As You Are. Photo courtesy of  ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival. Festival showcases films that portray people with disabilities in new ways By Beth Mellow Tales of European brothels and sex industry workers will hit the big screen as the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival kicks-off at the JCC Manhattan on the Upper  West Side and at 23 other venues throughout New York City and surrounding [&hellip
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Cannes Import: Tribeca Film Festival Welcomes New Artistic Director

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Film

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced this week that Frederic Boyer, who recently ran the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named the artistic director of TFF. Boyer, 52, has served as artistic director and head of programming for the Directors’ Fortnight since 2009. From 2004 to 2008, he was the head [&hellip
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Feasting on Cinema

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Higher-Profile films at New York Film Festival By Jerry Portwood The New York Film Festival, the city’s premiere film fest, has been lambasted over the years for being too exclusive, academic and, as A.O. Scott wrote in the New York Times last year, “as the grimmest in memory.” But recent additions to the programming staff—many [&hellip
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FILM FESTIVAL ON UWS

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By Allen Houston West Side movie buffs can scratch their itch for independent films at the Manhattan Film Festival, taking place July 21 to 25. The festival will showcase the works of nearly 75 indie films, many of them shown at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space on 2537 Broadway and West 95th [&hellip
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A NY State of Cannes

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Martin Scorsese looked a little out of place against the lavish backdrop of the French Riviera, but the crowd was still happy to have him there. Presenting a special restoration of The Red Shoes to an appreciative audience at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, Scorsese absorbed the spotlight. “We love you, Marty!” someone with a [&hellip
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