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Seven awards granted to film venues in London.
Seven traditional and non-traditional film venues are to receive £3,000 ($5,000) each in order for them to broaden their programming as part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
Allocated by Film London, the Film Hub London’s Boost Awards will bring film-makers from countries including Canada, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands and France to speak about their work at screening events in London.
Funding includes an expansion of A Nos Amours’ Chantal Akerman season, re-scoring of silent films in South London, Cutting East presenting Egyptian music documentary and a director Q&A, Open City Docs Fest’s retrospective of Israeli documentarian Avi Mograbi, the screening of a Canadian sci-fi film in a World War II bunker in Dalston and the screening of Dutch comedy Matterhorn with director Q&As around London, presented by Loco.
Boost Award 2014 Awardees
A Nos Amours – Chantal Akerman: Expanded
Partnering with the Ica and JW3
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Back in February, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek held "Vengeance is Hers," a series of films featuring cinema's greatest heroines and anti-heroines, and it was so popular that they had to bring it back. BAMcinématek has announced "Back with a Vengeance," a redux of the series that will run from April 18-27. Highlights returning from the original series include Colin Higgins' "Nine to Five" starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as office employees overthrowing their sexist boss; and "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles," Chantal Ackerman's masterful 201-minute portrait of a widowed mother over the course of three days. "Vengeance is Hers" featured the Pam Grier-starring, Jack Hill-directed blaxploitation classic "Coffy." Hill and Grier's follow-up, "Foxy Brown," about a woman masquerading as a prostitute to get revenge on the men who killed her boyfriend, will serve as an appropriate successor. Grier's Brown will be joined by another fox, »
- Max O'Connell
The ginger tabby seen slinking about in Ramon Zurcher’s delightfully aloof first feature is probably the least strange thing about “The Strange Little Cat.” Simultaneously rigorous and open-ended, the German-schooled helmer’s playfully constructed debut turns the cozy world of a middle-class Berlin apartment inside out, studying its assorted human inhabitants and guests as if they were members of an alien species. With its peculiar angles and curious sensitivity to certain feelings seldom captured onscreen, the film eschews plot for wryly observed character moments, serving up an arthouse-ready Rorschach test that ensures no two viewers will have the same reaction.
Certainly, in the year since this unconventional domestic drama first surfaced at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, cineastes have been tripping over themselves to pinpoint which helmers may have influenced Zurcher, citing everyone from Chantal Akerman to Jacques Tati, ultimately revealing more about their own creative diets in the process. »
- Peter Debruge
MoMI (Museum of Moving Image) presents First Look, a bona fide film series showcasing new works by established filmmakers and first timers alike from all corners of the globe, carefully selected by the esteemed curatorial staff (critic Denis Lim, David Schwartz and Aliza Ma). Quietly nestled in post-New Year hangover days with crazy award season just around the corner.First Look is fast becoming one of the most sought after film series in New York City. The series runs from January 9 - 19.This is where I first saw Chantal Akerman's gorgeous new film Almayer's Folly and Philippe Grandrieux's loving documentary, It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve: Masao Adachi, on the Japanese New Wave great Masao Adachi in its inaugural edition two years...
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4 items from 2014
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