Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009
Special Screening of Selcuk Oksuzoglu's the Turkish Musician
Selçuk Öksüzo?lu's documentary The Musician of the Turkish Community will be screened on Wednesday, September 30
as a part of NewFilmmakers's Middle East
and NewLatino Groups.
A good opportunity to see the documentaries and fictions by Moniere, Selcuk Oksuzoglu, Ismail Farhane, Amina Ouchater. The directors will be there. -Amina is coming from Canada.
Tickets $6 only and cover the second part of the night, 8.00-10pm, New Latino films program.
Wine and snack will be served.
6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS SPECIAL PROGRAM
Middle East Filmmakers Series
Moniere THE CANNIBAL TWINS (2004, 5 Minutes, Video)
An Afghan family lives in a quiet suburban area where the children play worry free. One day the 14 year old son decides to go for a walk in the woods to get to a handball court. He never makes it to the court.
Selcuk Oksuzoglu THE MUSICIAN OF THE TURKISH COMMUNITY (2006, 28 Minutes, Video)
Music is one the most important elements that glue together the members of a community and the Turkish musician is very busy doing his part in New York area. The documentary shows the difficulties of being an immigrant singer whose target listener is limited only to the size of the community.It is a documentary with an anthropological value for witnessing everyday practices and rituals of the Turkish community in the USA.
Moniere IMPRECATION (2000, 11 Minutes, Video)
A surreal relationship develops between a nun and a priest when she can no longer control her sexual fantasies.
Ismail Farhane ZAAK (2007, 13 Minutes, Video)
ZAACK is a portrait of Haitian sculpture who is inspired by the Vaudou ( Black magic) to create his arts.
Ismail Farhane & Nalini Warriar CHEZ MOI / AT HOME (2009, 15 Minutes, Video)
Journey of an immigrant in Montreal, integration problems and a nostalgia of back home.
Ismail Farhane SILENCE ON SEX-PRIME (2006, 6 Minutes, Video)
Love choreography by Talia Leos; a girl who by touching breasts to understand different social class.
Amina Ouchater CITIZEN OF ARTS (2000, 16 Minutes, Video)
Portrait of Immigrant Artists in Montreal.
Moniere AMRIKA (2005, 5 Minues, Video)
Michael C2M Mali expresses his poetic opinion about how this country has taken a wrong turn and will take a lot more then just president Obama to reclaim its reputation and power down the line.
Masoud Farand THE CARPET WEAVERS (2008, 21 Minutes, Video)
When we talk of carpets, involuntarily, the name of Afghanistan comes to mind. The great art experts of the world believe this fact. The words - carpet and Afghanistan - are synonymous in any language. The art of carpet weaving in Afghanistan is deeply connected with the culture and the customs of the people of this land and it sources from their instinctive feelings. Afghans skillful carpet weavers mix wonderful patterns with admirable colors. The Afghan carpet spread in the most magnificent palaces of the world or in simple rustic rooms, ravishes the eye and the soul by its beauty.
Selçuk Öksüzo?lu's previous masterpiece THE RESTORER will also be screened 46th Altyn Portakal Film Festival in 2010.
Selçuk Öksüzo?lu is one of the most unique and talented Turkish filmmakers in U.S.A. He is known for his passionate and
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Saturday, Jun 23, 2012
The Second "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival" launches at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 for a one-week celebration of Kazakh cinema and culture, including musicians.
The festival is a stellar opportunity for directors, producers, location scouts, and the general public to get an understanding and appreciation of this exotic locale without leaving home.
Sweeping from the Caspian Sea on its Russian border to the Altai Mountain range on the Chinese border, Kazakhstan has a rich nomadic history as well as a powerful current tapestry of cultures. Since gaining independence in 1991, the Central Asian Republic has embraced its remarkable filmmaking past that dates back to the 1930's, when Sergei Eisenstein made his classic Ivan the Terrible in this mystic land, and has even given rise to several "New Wave" movements.
Opening night on Aug. 3rd begins with a reception at 7 pm, and includes a program of live entertainment until 11 pm, at the DGA Theater.
Sponsored by Kazakh Geographic Society (KazGeo.kz ), helixfilmsinc.com , the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, the festival includes Advisory Board Members Steven-Charles Jaffe (GHOST, K19), David Marconi (Screenwriter, ENEMY OF THE STATE), and Ambassador Erlan Idrissov.
Tickets cost $10 (including free parking) can be purchased from the festivals website. "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival 2012" will be held Aug. 3 - 9 at the Directors Guild of America on 7920 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California
For more information, please see www.kazakhfestival.com - KazakhFilmFestLA@gmail.com
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Sunday, May 27, 2012
The 65th Festival de Cannes drew to a close tonight with the closing awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award nominated actress Berenice Bejo.
The top prize was captured yet again by Michael Haneke for his portrait of an elderly couple Amour. This is the second time he has bested Jacques Audiard who was also in competition with De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone). Haneke becomes one of the few two-time Palme d'Or winners alongside Alf Sjoberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and only the second after August to win with consecutive films his previous Palme d'Or was for his 2009 film Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon).
Matteo Garrone picked up his second Grand Prix for his film Reality. Previously, he had won in 2008 for Gomorrah.
The surprise winner for the Jury Prize was Ken Loach with The Angels' Share. He previously won the Palme d'Or in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Another previous Palme d'Or winner won Best Screenplay. Cristian Mungiu who made 4 luni, 3 săptămâni ?i 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) returned with După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), and it also shared the Best Actress for its stars Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur.
In spite of the heavy American representation in the selection, the only American film to win a prize was Benh Zeitlin's Un Certain Regard entry Beasts of the Southern Wild which won the Camera d'Or for first film. Last night, it had won the FIPRESCI international critics' prize.
Complete list of winners for the 65th Festival de Cannes
Amour, Michael Haneke (France-Germany-Austria)
Reality, Matteo Garrone (Italy-France)
The Angels' Share, Ken Loach (U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy)
Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux (Light After Darkness) (Mexico-France-Germany-Netherlands)
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Mads Mikkelsen, Jagten (The Hunt) (Denmark-Sweden)
Cristian Mungiu, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (U.S.)
PALME D'OR FOR BEST SHORT FILM
SESSYZ-BE DENG (SILENCE), REZAN YE?YLBA?
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