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Film: One Of The Best Films In The Past Decade



06/21/13 -Maybe even the best film of all time.


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Film: Anchorman 2 Trailer



06/21/13 -I hope it's as good as the first one.


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Film: NXNE FILM Presents The North American Premiere Of BB King – The Life Of Riley


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05/02/13 - More info from NXNE:

NXNE (North by Northeast) announces the first wave of programming as part of NXNE Film. Presented in partnership with Hot Docs, NXNE Film will screen more than 30 movies from June 13-16 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and at alternative spaces throughout the city of Toronto. Film Festival wristbands are now available online at www.nxne.com/tickets and single tickets will be available at the end of May at www.bloorcinema.com.

NXNE Film is proud to present the North American premiere of BB King – The Life of Riley on Friday, June 14. Directed by Jon Brewer, BB King – The Life of Riley is a powerful and insightful documentary about legendary bluesman BB King. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the documentary features Eric Clapton, Bono, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, Slash, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger, Bruce Willis and more.

Trailer: www.bit.ly/ZTL2xN

NXNE Film will reflect the whole festival’s eclectic programming by introducing comedy and art components to film screenings. NXNE Art will present movies and projections throughout the city and NXNE Comedy will screen documentaries and shorts at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, including a collection of comedy shorts selected by Toronto’s comedy group Laugh Sabbath.

NXNE FILMS CONFIRMED TO DATE INCLUDE:

A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE – Sunday, June 16

Director: Igal Hecht

Join a group of Canadian stand-up comedians on tour in Israel as they generate laughs while discovering the universality of comedy. Organized by Yuk Yuk’s founder Mark Breslin, six comedians – Jews and non-Jews – set off to the Holy Land to perform their material in new surroundings. It isn’t long before they face religious, cultural, and political sensitivities very different from what they are accustomed to, leading them to a deeper understanding of their own comedy and the boundaries each is willing to cross.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ0eHywTGuQ

A.K.A. DOC POMUS – Sunday, June 16

Directors: William Hechte and Peter Miller

Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, A.K.A. Doc Pomus features Doc’s powerful journals as read by his close friend, Lou Reed. Interviews with Dr. John, Ben E. King, Dion, Leiber and Stoller and BB King.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oOG3vUkKUM

ALL OUT WAR – Thursday June 13

Director: Rob Pilichowski *Canadian Premiere

All Out War follows the lives of four b-boys from different positions on the breaking spectrum. The stories of Machine, Alien Ness, Dyzee and Casper intersect at one of b-boying’s most prestigious competitions: The King of the Ring.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rLB9KL3G4g

ALONE UP THERE – Saturday, June 15

Director: Sean Patrick Shaul

Alone Up There is a first-hand journey to understand one of the most difficult comedic art forms. The feature-length documentary explores the culture of stand-up with interviews with some of today’s best comedians, including Sunee Dhaliwal, Graham Clark, Charlie Demers, and Erica Sigudson.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBKGCd2mvCA

THE GLOBAL GROOVE NETWORK – Saturday, June 15

Director: Courtney James *World Premiere

The Global Groove Network is the story of how EDM and DJ culture has grown from the underground and evolved the mainstream since its inception 40 years ago.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmjBo35bpzY

LAUGH SABBATH FILM FEST – Sunday, June 16

A collection of comedy shorts selected by Toronto’s comedy group Laugh Sabbath. Each short is under 10 minutes long and the whole collection will be run as a mini film fest in one screening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xCE25-gdKw

NO JOKE – Saturday, June 15

Director: Matt Frame

No Joke is a movie about “unfunny” comedians. Rejected as hopelessly unfunny by hometown audiences, three Canadian standup comedians flee to America for a whirlwind comedy tour – accompanied by hapless tour manager, Vibrato 3.72 “The Human Vibrator” – to determine once and for all whether they are as funny as they believe.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRUTTIwGEgc


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Film: Maine Wants Films To Shoot Here. LD 1409 Is The Answer!


LD 1409


06/11/13 -The Maine Legislature is much closer to enacting incentives for filmmakers to shoot in Maine. If LD 1409 passes it would provide tax credits to lure TV and movie production to the state. Click here to read more.


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Film: Thee Oh Sees' Petey Dammit Debuts New Documentary Film



04/12/13 - Director Statement:

‘Petey & Ginger’ is a film about the time we live in more than it is about two people in particular. The two characters have willingly and generously let me use their life stories to create an abstract portrait of a broken culture. The film is a celebration of survival, music, companionship and chaos.

When the global economy collapses the only true victors are those that weren't invited to the boom. Petey plays in a band and works in a pornography warehouse, packing and shipping sex paraphernalia to customers all over the world. Ginger works the late night shift in a bar as a fortune-teller to those who have been hit hard by the financial crisis.

Living on opposite coasts of America and both friends of the filmmaker, both their stories begin with their respective escapes from difficult childhoods. The film weaves voices and images, seeking to reveal how in-between people are hanging on in today's America, desiring and dreaming in a no-man's-land, but now adapted to the lack of hope.

"Petey & Ginger" is a personal take on individual crisis vs. collective crisis, and what happens when the two overlap. In their narrative, we experience a broken culture exposing a wasteland of shattered economic dreams and unfulfilled social promises; a reality that only music and friendship float freely above.


BIOGRAPHY – ADA BLIGAARD SØBY

Born in Denmark in 1975. Grew up in a community of historians in a 16th century renaissance castle north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Has two parents and four brothers, three of them half African.

Moved to New York at age twenty to study at School of Visual Arts, but ended up waitressing in nightclubs instead. Later she assisted fashion photographer Terry Richardson around the time when he was making the ‘Terryworld’ book, and made motorcycle trips around the US with her camera and boyfriend. After four years in New York City, she moved back to Denmark and became a member of the Copenhagen based filmmaker collective Super 16. Is a self taught filmmaker and photographer. Exhibits photography and video art at Brachfeld gallery in Paris and has shot documentaries for Nordic and International broadcasters in the US, China, Russia, Singapore, Finland and England. Has received several working grants from The Danish State Arts Foundation and won one (!) award once: Best Danish Doc in 2010 at CPH:DOX Film Festival.


FILMOGRAPHY

‘I AM READING A GUNS’N’ROSES BIOGRAPHY, BUT I’M DRINKING FROM AN IRON MAIDEN CUP’ 2013 (in production)
‘FUCK FOREVER’ 2013 (in production)
‘PETEY & GINGER’ 2012
‘MASTER CHEN LIVES ON 88 LUCKY STREET’ 2010
‘THE NAKED OF SAINT PETERSBURG’ 2010
‘COMPLAINTS CHOIR’ 2009
‘BLACK HEART’ 2008
‘MEET ME IN BERLIN’ 2007
‘AMERICAN LOSERS’ 2006
‘USA IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER’ 2004
‘ROME, NY’ 2003


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Film: James Pavone Wants To Bring Kings Faith To Bangor, Maine



03/06/13 - James Pavone wants to bring his film to Maine. He doesn't want your money. He just wants you to ask your local theater to play it. Simple as that. Click here to help him out. It's very simple and will only take a second.

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Film: A Sparrow - Father & Son



02/25/13 - Love your parents. Some day they will be gone.

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Film: Sacrifice By Melissa Marlette And Jen Vestuto



02/25/13 - Some friends of ours, Melissa Marlette and Jen Vestuto, are making a film...well...they WANT to make a film. As you may have heard, films are expensive. You need a crew, equipment, marketing, advertising, etc. etc. They need to raise 30k and they only have five more days to do it. We say you skip your Starbucks tomorrow morning (you've put on a little weight this winter) and give $5 to them instead. Help make someones dream come true. Click here to donate.

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Film: Midway


MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.


02/20/13 - A film by Chris Jordan. Plastic sucks.

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Film: Bear By Nash Edgerton



02/07/13 - One of the better short films I've seen in a while.

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