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AFI FEST 13 _ Ralph Fiennes THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Screening »

shael stolberg 07:57 pm | Ralph Fiennes the director and one of the stars of THE INVISIBLE WOMAN introduces the film at AFI FEST 13. …

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AFI FEST _ WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE Q&A_2 »

shael stolberg 05:43 pm | Producer Brian Udovich and cast and crew of WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE talks about the genesis of the film at AFI FEST 13 Q&A. For more info on the film click…

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AFI FEST 13 _ THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING Panel_1 »

shael stolberg 04:14 pm | Game developer Alan Flores gives some specific tips on game creation at the AFI FEST panel THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING (l to r – moderator John Heinsen, Jon Avnet, Alan Flores, Kathleen Grace,…

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AFI FEST _ WILD HORSES Q&A_1 »

shael stolberg 03:43 pm | Director of the short film WILD HORSES Stephanie Martin talks about the timing of her film at AFI FEST Q&A. Her film screened before WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE and…

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AFI FEST _ WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE Q&A_1 »

shael stolberg 03:41 pm | Producer Brian Udovich and cast & crew of WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE talk about how the cinematographer came to be part of the film. For more info on the film click…

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Review – Wildhorses »

shael stolberg 05:32 pm | by shael stolberg In recent years their has been a proliferation of “issue” docs or films that want you to care and/or act for a “cause” in which they care deeply. Whether or not…

Nov 12 2013 / No Comment / Read More »

AFI FEST Photo Gallery »

Waiting in line to see a film at the AFI FEST.

shael stolberg 05:32 pm | Photos taking during the AFI FEST 13. Please hover over image to view in larger format. …

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AFI FEST 2013 Announces Full Program »

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shael stolberg 07:04 pm | AFI FEST today announced the remaining sections and films that will screen in the festival’s World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough, Midnight, Cinema’s Legacy and Presentations programs. This year’s program includes the return of several…

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The Free Screen: Canadian Pacific: Films by David Rimmer @ TIFF »

shael stolberg 09:26 am | from TIFF Conceived as a status report on the long-term restoration project on Canadian avant-garde great David Rimmer’s oeuvre undertaken…

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The Lost Highway One Screening Only »

shael stolberg 09:24 am | from GAT Theatrical Premiere Sunday, April 6, 2014 4:00 pm – REVUE Cinema – 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto Filmmakers Derreck Roemer and Neil…

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Luca Caminati talks about Pasolini’s Diary on MAMA ROMA »

shael stolberg 11:42 am | Luca Caminati, Italian cinema scholar and Associate Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University gives some insight into the…

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Luca Caminati talks about the Resurgence of Pier Paolo Pasolini »

shael stolberg 11:41 am | Luca Caminati, Italian cinema scholar and Associate Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University discusses the resurgence of Pier…

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Luca Caminati talks about Pasoliniesqe »

shael stolberg 11:40 am | Luca Caminati, Italian cinema scholar and Associate Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University discusses the concept of Pasoliniesqe…

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shael stolberg 08:30 am | by shael stolberg for FILMbutton Art is the opposite of Democracy By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over. All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world. Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale. I never miss a chance to have sex or appear…

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The Tipping Point – The Age of the Oil Sands interview with David Suzuki »

shael stolberg 04:14 pm | This interview took place on Sunday, January 23rd after the screening of The Tipping Point – The Age of the Oil Sands produced and directed by Niobe Thompson & Tom Radford. The film will air in a special 2hr time slot on Thursday, January 27th on The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. [wpaudio url='http://filmbutton.com/mainpage/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/David-Suzuki-interview-regarding-the-film_The-Tipping-Point-The-Age-of-the-Oil-Sands.mp3' dl="0"] …

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Key of Life »

shael stolberg 01:57 am | TIFF 2012 Screening Times: Tuesday September 11 Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 10 8:00 PM Wednesday September 12 Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 10 2:00 PM Saturday September 15 Scotiabank 11 9:00 AM For more info on film click here …

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Even the Rain by Iciar Bollain »

shael stolberg 08:08 am | “Even The Rain is a brilliant movie. At a time when the poor of the world seem to be rising up, I found myself deeply moved and completely enthralled by this film. I encourage everyone in search of a great movie to go see Even The Rain.” – Michael Moore Synopsis: In February and March of 2000,…

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Bits & Pieces

Hot Docs Announces 19 Projects Set for Forum »

shael stolberg 08:49 am | from vkpr Hot Docs is pleased to announce the 19 projects that will be presented during this year’s Hot Docs Forum. Recognized as North America’s essential market for the international documentary…

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Sun Valley Film Festival Day Two Recap »

shael stolberg 05:10 pm | The 2014 Festival’s curated slate of films includes 11 narrative and 15 documentary feature-length works from 11 countries, as well as over 40 short films and also include a screenwriters…

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