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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017: Preview of This Year’s Lineup

By Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Permalink 1

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017 announced the line up for this year’s competition, including special events honoring iconic filmmakers John Sayles (Limbo) and Tommy Chong (Up in Smoke). The five-day festival screens independent features and shorts in the gorgeous eastern Sierra settings of Mammoth Lakes, from May 24 until May 28, 2017, Memorial Day weekend. Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2017 ...

Mohsen Namjoo and Lars Ulrich of Metallica Star in Radio Dreams – Indie Film Trailer

By Monday, May 15, 2017 Permalink 0

Radio Dreams (starring Mohsen Namjoo) exhibits the bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in their new country, the United Sates, blending dashes of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission. Watch the trailer for the film below. Radio Dreams dives into the strange and very real world of PARS-FM – a Persian radio station (broadcasting in Farsi) and ...

CHASING EVEL: THE ROBBIE KNIEVEL STORY | First Look Trailer

By Thursday, April 20, 2017 Permalink 0

This week, Thunderbird Entertainment released a first look at the trailer for Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story in ahead of its premiere at the Nashville Film Festival. The film was just nominated for Best Feature Documentary at Edmonton's NorthWestFest, where it will have its Canadian premiere on May 12th. The documentary is based on the life and career of ...

THE PROMISE Movie Premieres in Los Angeles – Red Carpet Video

By Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Permalink 0

The red carpet premiere of The Promise movie took place on April 12, 2017, at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California. Stars of the film Christian Bale, Angela Sarafyan, Shohereh Aghdashloo, along with writer and director Terry George, attended the star-studded premiere which brought out superstar guests like Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, ...

Frantz Movie: A Tormented French Man Struggles to Tell the Truth – Review & Trailer

By Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Permalink 0

The film we like to bring to your attention this week is a history-based drama, titled Frantz, by François Ozon (Under the Sand, 8 Women, Swimming Pool). Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz takes place in the tense and sad recovery phase after both sides lost loved ...

Below Her Mouth Gets IMDB’s New F-Rating

By Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Permalink 7

Below Her Mouth movie is a first in a new category of ratings introduced by IMDb (Internet Movie Database), the world’s largest movie website. IMDB has adopted a new 'F-rating' to highlight films that are directed by women, written by women, and/or pass the Bechdel test. So, what is this test and what does it ...

The Elton John AIDS Foundation to Host Special Screening of ‘The Promise’

By Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Permalink 0

On February 26, Oscar Night, Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish (The Elton John AIDS Foundation) will host a special screening of Terry George’s new film The Promise. The history-based film focuses on a love triangle set against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey at the beginning of WWI. The Promise stars ...

Tim Sutton’s DARK NIGHT Explores Homegrown Terrorism – TRAILER

By Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Permalink 0

This month DARK NIGHT, an indie drama, by writer-director Tim Sutton (PAVILLION) looks into gun violence in America, isolation, and home grown terrorism, with a carefully executed shots and a distinctive style of filmmaking to tell its story as it plants and elevates the suspense. Tim Sutton’s third feature has been described as a haunting, understated ...

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