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Berlinale sets sci-fi retrospective for 2017

3 November 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

George LucasThx 1138, Byron Haskin’s The War Of The Worlds and 1918 silent film A Trip To Mars among 27 features set to screen.

The Berlin Film Festival’s annual retrospective will be devoted to science fiction films at the 67th edition of the festival unfolding Feb 9-19 in 2017.

The sidebar – Future Imperfect. Science · Fiction · Film” - will screen a total of 27 international features, including classics, cult films and largely unknown productions from countries including Japan as well as central and European Europe.

Describing science fiction films as one of the most “visually stunning and spectacular genres in the history of film”, the festival said the event would focus on two themes: ‘the society of the future’ and ‘the strange and the other’.

“The possible worlds on earth or in space open up a vast scope for re-defining questions of collective visions and fears. So as a mirror for society’s public debates, science fiction »

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MoMA Announces World Premiere Screening of George A. Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead 4K Digital Restoration

19 October 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Zombie fans can watch George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead like never before this fall when the 4K digital restoration of the 1968 horror film makes its world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art's To Save and Project festival on November 5th, with Romero himself in attendance for the celebratory screening.

The Night of the Living Dead 4K digital restoration was supervised by Romero and conducted by MoMA and The Film Foundation. Below, we have official details on the world premiere screening, and we also have a set of images from the restoration.

Press Release: New York, October 19, 2016—The Museum of Modern Art announces the addition of George A. Romero’s horror classic Night of the Living Dead to the upcoming To Save and Project festival in November. The iconic horror film, widely diminished by duplication due to infamous copyright issues, will have its world premiere in its originally intended quality, »

- Derek Anderson

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Film Festival Roundup: Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Lineup, To Save and Project Reveals Slate And More

6 October 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Full Lineup Announcements

– The Philadelphia Film Society has announced the full film lineup of the 25th Philadelphia Film Festival, spanning from October 20 – October 30 on four theater screens throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Opening on October 20 with Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land “and closing on October 30 with “Arrival,” the 11-day festival will showcase over 110 feature length and short films, curated by our programming committee who chooses each selection from multiple international festivals throughout the year. The full Festival schedule and digital Festival Program Guide is available now right here.

– The San Francisco Film Society has announced the lineup of programs for the second annual Doc Stories festival, November 3 – 6 at the Vogue Theatre, the Castro Theatre and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Doc Stories gives the »

- Kate Erbland

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Weekly Rushes. Scorsese's Next Film, Radiohead & P.T.A., "The Neon Demon" Trailer, Interviewing Woody Allen & Frederick Wiseman

11 May 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSLiam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's SilenceWe're still waiting for Martin Scorsese's new film set in 17th century Japan, Silence (an adaptation of the same book Masahiro Shinoda's 1971 film is based on), but things may be moving quickly for his next project, the long-in-gestation The Irishman, set to star Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. We'll believe it when we see it, but we sure want to see it!Cannes begins! If this week's Rushes seems a bit threadbare, it's because we've arrive at the Cannes Film Festival and can't think of anything else. Stay tuned on the Notebook for our festival coverage.Recommended VIEWINGOur very favorite video essayist, Tag Gallagher, has made a new one for Sight & Sound on Raoul Walsh's classic noir western, »

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Kurdish cinema highlighted at !f Istanbul awards

29 February 2016 4:27 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 15th edition of the Turkish indie festival gave prizes to two films that depict Kurdish issues.

The winners of the 15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival (Feb 18-28) have been revealed, with two Kurdish-focused films receiving accolades.

The festival’s main competition, the !f Inspired award (which recognises the ‘most inspired director of the year’ and is open to directors on their first or second feature) was presented to Turkish director Ali Kemal Çınar [pictured top] for his Kurdish-language feature Hidden [pictured right, top]

Cinar’s film, which depicts a man going through a sex change and also looks at issues including the roles of women in traditional Kurdish and Turkish societies, is the first from Turkey to ever win the prize, which it jointly shared with Bi Gan’s Chinese feature Kaili Blues [pictured right, middle], about a man who embarks on a journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. The two films will split a prize of $10,000.

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'Anomalisa', 'Demolition' to bookend Istanbul indie film fest

29 January 2016 3:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Istanbul event will host a total of 23 gala screenings, including the latest films from Charlie Kaufman and Jean-Marc Vallee, as well as a David Bowie tribute programme.Scroll down for the full line-up

!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival has revealed its programme for the 2016 edition (February 18-28).

Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, which premiered at Telluride last year, and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Demolition, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015, will open and close the festival respectively.

!f Istanbul - in its 15th edition - will host screenings, competitions and events dedicated to bringing the best of independent film to the Turkish city.

Other gala presentations will include Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash, Gaspar Noé’s Love 3D, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room and Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s BAFTA-nominated The Assassin.

In memory of the late musician David Bowie, the festival will show remastered versions of his films The Man Who Fell To Earth and The Hunger »

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