Jerry McIntosh joins Leone Stars

Jerry McIntosh joins <em>Leone Stars</em>

Jerry McIntosh joins “Leone Stars” documentary as executive producer Veteran documentary producer and director, Jerry McIntosh, has joined the production team at the film, Leone Stars. About the struggles and triumphs of an amputee soccer team in post-war Sierra Leone, Leone Stars will be directed by Allan Tong and Ngardy Conteh. The producer is Walter […]

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage wins Heineken Audience Award at Tribeca

<em>Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage</em> wins Heineken Audience Award at Tribeca

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) — “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage” has won The Heineken Audience Award at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film’s directors, Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, are to receive a cash prize of $25,000. Throughout the festival, which kicked off April 21, audiences have been able to vote for The […]

Films in Competition for Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes

Films in Competition for Short Film Palme d’Or at Cannes

The 63rd Festival de Cannes will welcome 9 films in Competition for the Short Film Palme d’Or, which will be awarded during the Closing ceremony on the 23rd of May. These nine short films, running between 10 and 15 minutes, represent a wide range of cinematic genres in animation, documentary and fiction. This equally balanced […]

Live Performance by The Klezmatics at the World Premiere of The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

Live Performance by <em>The Klezmatics</em> at the World Premiere of <em>The  Klezmatics: On Holy Ground</em>

For over 20 years The Klezmatics have been at the vanguard of the international klezmer revival movement. The Grammy Award-winning group¹s innovative, downtown N.Y. sensibilities have redefined the boundaries of contemporary Jewish music, through nine albums and collaborations with such diverse artists as Chava Alberstein, Arlo Guthrie, Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Nelson. Following the group […]

Toronto Premiere of Poor No More at the Royal

Toronto Premiere of <em>Poor No More</em> at the Royal

Hosted by TV and film star Mary Walsh, Poor No More offers a compelling look at Canadians in low-paying jobs with no security and no future. Mary then takes us to Ireland and Sweden to see how these countries have tackled poverty while strengthening their economies. It presents an alternative to the two-jobs-to-survive, unemployment-plagued North […]

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story

<em>The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story</em>

By Alan Gordon for FILMbutton There was once a time when, if you were in show business, the clearest indicator that you’d “arrived” was a drawing of you by Al Hirschfeld in the Sunday New York Times. Hirschfeld’s drawings were as free, clever, inventive and as full of joy as any great performance, and his […]

Hot Docs Partners with Rooftop Films

Hot Docs Partners with Rooftop Films

HOT DOCS PARTNERS WITH BROOKLYN’S ROOFTOP FILMS FOR ROOFTOP DOCS OUTDOOR SCREENINGS DURING 2010 FESTIVAL Hot Docs, in partnership with Brooklyn’s Rooftop Films, will celebrate springtime in Toronto by presenting three special open-air screenings in its new Rooftop Docs series during this year’s Festival, taking place April 29 to May 9. Hot Docs and Rooftop […]