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New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals

New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals
In the golden age of television, the New York Television Festival is quickly becoming the place to find the next crown jewel. Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to grow each year both in scope and prestige, boasting a record number of submissions, artists, and industry participation.

“It’s taken us a couple of years to get to this point, but we’re hitting our stride at a time where there is great creativity in TV and digital,” said Nytvf Founder and Executive Director Terence Gray, surveying the room bustling with pitch meetings on plush couches. “It’s fun, you see these incredibly talented people that are being given a shot to sit down with agents and managers and executives.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

Grey founded Nytvf twelve years ago, shrewdly filling an opening for a Sundance-like festival for independent television creators.
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50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium Set for Tonight at Brooklyn Bowl

Come together for a very special event...Sid Bernstein Presents 2015 The Brooklyn Invasion- a 50thAnniversary celebration of The Beatles historic August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium - featuring The London Souls plus special guests Lawrence and The Myles Mancuso Band. The concert will take place tonight, August 8 at 800PMat Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. DJ Kevin Barker will spin classic 45s from600 Pm. General Admission tickets are 15 for standing room only. To order tickets go tohttpwww.brooklynbowl.comevent880579-brooklyn-invasion-london-brooklynor visit the Brooklyn Bowl box office.
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50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium- Set for 8/8 at Brooklyn Bowl

Come together for a very special event...Sid Bernstein Presents 2015 The Brooklyn Invasion- a 50thAnniversary celebration of The Beatles historic August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium - featuring The London Souls plus special guests Lawrence and The Myles Mancuso Band. The concert will take place onSaturday, August 8 at 800PMat Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. DJ Kevin Barker will spin classic 45s from600 Pm. General Admission tickets are 15 for standing room only. To order tickets go tohttpwww.brooklynbowl.comevent880579-brooklyn-invasion-london-brooklynor visit the Brooklyn Bowl box office.
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DVD Review: Last Kind Words (2012)

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Image Entertainment always gives independent filmmakers an outlet to get their projects out to the masses. Many of these movies fall into the extremely competitive genre of horror and suffer from collapsing into the realm of cliché. Last Kind Words is one of the rare exceptions to this unfortunate trend.

17-year-old Eli (Spencer Daniels) and his family move to the Kentucky backwoods after the father (Clay Wilcox) loses his job. He decides to work on the secluded farm of a childhood friend and recluse (Brad Dourif). Upon exploring the woods near his new home, he meets a girl named Amanda (Alexia Fast) and feels an instant connection to her. His journeys also expose him to a dark secret the dead want restitution for from beyond the grave.

It's always a treat when you put in a movie expecting nothing more than a one-dimensional horror yarn but you get so much more.
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Last Kind Words Heading for DVD and VOD Release this May

Image Entertainment will be giving us some 'Last Kind Words' when it releases the Kevin Barker mystery horror flick onto DVD and VOD on 21 May across the Us. The movie revolves around Eli, played by Spencer Daniels, who moves to a secluded rural farm and learns that the surrounding woods have flesh-crawling stories to tell. Barker helms from his own screenplay based on a story penned by Amy Riherd Miller. 'Last Kind Words' stars Daniels along with 'The Secret Circle' and 'Jack Reacher' star Alexia Fast (below). Marianne Hagan, Sarah Steele, Clay Wilcox, Rich Williams and the awesome Brad Dourif ('Child's Play') also star. Check out the DVD art below....
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The Chiller 'Last Kind Words' Starring Brad Dourif Hits DVD This May!

More thrills and chills are coming our way this May as Last Kind Words hits the DVD scene like a bat outta hell. Read on for all the details. Image Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of Rlj Entertainment) announces Last Kind Words, a thrilling horror film about a young teen who moves to a secluded rural farm and learns that the surrounding woods have flesh-crawling stories to tell. Directed by Kevin Barker (Five Fingers) and featuring a cast inc…
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Image Entertainment Has Some Last Kind Words for You

The next fear flick from our friends over at Image Entertainment has hit our radar, and we've decided that it would be prudent to share their Last Kind Words with you. Now quiet down and check it out!

From the Press Release

Image Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of Rlj Entertainment) announces Last Kind Words, a thrilling horror film about a young teen who moves to a secluded rural farm and learns that the surrounding woods have flesh-crawling stories to tell. Directed by Kevin Barker (Five Fingers) and featuring a cast including Brad Dourif (Halloween I, II), Spencer Daniels (Star Trek), Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher), and Marianne Hagan (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), Last Kind Words is a chilling visual nightmare that will haunt viewers long after the last credit has rolled.

Last Kind Words arrives on DVD and Digital Download May 21st, with an Srp of $27.97 for the DVD.
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Release Details and Cover Art for Last Kind Words

Image Entertainment has announced that they will release Last Kind Words to DVD and digital download services in May. Continue reading for additional release details and cover art for the movie that stars Brad Dourif, Spencer Daniels, Alexia Fast and Marianne Hagan:

Chatsworth, CA – Image Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of Rlj Entertainment) announces Last Kind Words, a thrilling horror film about a young teen who moves to a secluded rural farm and learns that the surrounding woods have flesh-crawling stories to tell. Directed by Kevin Barker (Five Fingers) and featuring a cast including Brad Dourif (Halloween I, II), Spencer Daniels (Star Trek), Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) and Marianne Hagan (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), Last Kind Words is a chilling visual nightmare that will haunt viewers long after the last credit has rolled.

Last Kind Words arrives on DVD and Digital Download May 21st, with an Srp of $27.97 for the DVD.
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Image Entertainment Sets Date for Last Kind Words

Image Entertainment announces Last Kind Words, a horror film about a young teen who moves to a secluded rural farm and learns that the surrounding woods have flesh-crawling stories to tell.

Directed by Kevin Barker (Five Fingers) and featuring a cast including Brad Dourif (Halloween, II), Spencer Daniels (Star Trek), Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) and Marianne Hagan (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), Last Kind Words arrives on DVD and Digital Download May 21st.

Synopsis...  17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse.

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Kevin Barker's Last Kind Words is Hiding Something in the Woods: Release Details

Tagline: "Love is Haunting." Image Entertainment is set to release the coming of age thriller Last Kind Words. This title will release on DVD May 21st and the story offers a few twists. Eli, played by Spencer Daniels, is seduced by the beautiful Amanda (Alexia Fast). But, Amanda is hiding a few secrets. Amanda's property is littered with macabre sights, which Eli cannot forgive, nor forget. Last Kind Words is an indie production from writer, editor and director Kevin Barker. This title is Barker's first feature length film as director. And, fans of mystery are encouraged to take a look at the film's trailer, found below. Release Date: May 21st, 2013 (DVD). Director: Kevin Barker. Writers: Kevin Barker and Amy Riherd Miller. Cast: Brad Dourif, Spencer Daniels, Alexia Fast, Marianne Hagan, Sarah Steele, Clay Wilcox and Rich Williams. The trailer for Last Kind Words is here: *the official DVD artwork for
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Five Questions For “Last Kind Words” Director Kevin Barker

New York City writer/director Kevin Barker’s Last Kind Words – which gets its first hometown screening June 8 and 10 as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival – is a supernatural thriller with a Southern Gothic setting, starring Deadwood’s Brad Dourif, Spencer Daniels (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Sarah Steele (Spanglish). Barker has a parallel career as a musician, having worked with Devendra Banhart, Antony & The Johnsons, and Joanna Newsom, in addition to recording his own music. Ghosts, violence, and murky atmosphere abound in the multi-talented Brooklynite’s film, in which music unsurprisingly plays a key role.

Filmmaker: You’ve said that part of the inspiration for Last Kind Words came from the Delta blues tune “Last Kind Words Blues,” by Geeshie Wiley, which also happened to provide the soundtrack to a particularly creepy moment in the Crumb documentary. What’s the song’s relationship to the film?

Barker:
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Kevin Barker's Last Kind Words Premieres June 8th at the Brooklyn Film Festival

The East Gable Productions has announced the New York City premiere of director Kevin Barker's Last Kind Words, a Southern Gothic, coming-of-age horror feature starring Brad Dourif, on Friday, June 8th, at the Brooklyn Film Festival.

The film was shot on a breathtaking 600-acre Kentucky farm that's been in the same family since the day Sherman marched on Atlanta. The creepy 19th century buildings, untouched forests, and neglected farm machinery form the backdrop for a timeless story of long forgotten love, long remembered murder, and the ghosts of a landscape that never forgets.

Synopsis:

17-year-old Eli (Spencer Daniels) moves with his family to the isolated farm of reclusive Waylon (Brad Dourif), a man whose dark past threatens to overtake him. Eli’s family works to restore the farm’s desolate fields, while he becomes fascinated with its eerie forests. Eli also has what seem to be typical teenager problems.
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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival Begins To Announce Titles

The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (Viff) is starting to finally announce their roster of films with an outstanding line-up of documentaries that celebrate the power of cinema and the arts across the Dance, Music, Theatre and the Visual Arts mediums. Legendary filmmakers Wim Wenders , Frederick Wiseman, and Mike Figgis are among the talent presenting films at the festival this year which runs from September 29-October 14th. Here is a taste of what to expect so far:

Pina

Germany/France/UK | Director: Wim Wenders

One German master more than does justice to another as Wim Wenders fashions a kinetic and gorgeous tribute to the singular German choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch. “Entertainment that will send culture vultures swooning… the film lets the artist’s work speak for itself via big, juicy slabs of performance.” — Variety

Flamenco, Flamenco

Spain | Director: Carlos Saura

Carlos Saura continues to mine a rich vein
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2010 London Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

What’s brand new, big and British? Why, it’s the first annual London Underground Film Festival, which will run at the infamous Horse Hospital underground screening room on Dec. 4-10.

Seven full days and nights is an exceptionally aggressive schedule for a first time out, but it’s even more impressive once you dig into the variety of films and programs being offered, including lectures, installations and live performances mixed in with feature length films and short film programs.

To help out with such an ambitious project, the London Underground has asked a couple of festival big guns to help them out. First, underground film historian and Program Director of Australia’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival Jack Sargeant has curated a full day of films for Sunday, Dec., all of which have played at Revelation under his watch.

The films Sargeant has picked are Kevin Barker’s The Family Jams,
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2010 Revelation Perth International Film Festival: Official Lineup

Is it a revelation or a revolution? It’s both! The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is tackling the theme of “Revolution” when its 13th annual edition begins violating Australia on July 8-18. Get set for 11 days filled French zombies, Belgian cowboys, outer space outlaws, Beat poets, cat ladies, gospel musicians and other revolutionaries.

Actually, one of the main features of the festival this year is a slew of music documentaries, mostly spotlighting both American and Australian music. On the U.S. side of things there’s Wheedle’s Groove, a look at the history of Seattle funk; Rejoice and Shout, which examines gospel music’s impact on African-American culture — and vice versa; Tom Dicillo’s Doors documentary When You’re Strange; plus The Family Jams and 72 Musicians. And, from Australia, there’s Megan Simpson-Hubberman’s classic concert film The Night of the Triffids.

There’s lots more than music docs,
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Spring Preview: A Repertory Calendar

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Spring Preview: A Repertory Calendar
Repertory theaters on the coasts are truly offering a window onto the world this spring, with Jia Zhangke and Bong Joon-ho retrospectives, as well as New French Cinema in New York, "Freebie and the Bean," "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" and Jason Reitman's favorite films invade Los Angeles, and the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin is offering a fond farewell to the video cassette. But consider this a hello to seeing classics, oddities and rarities on the big screen over the next few months.

Cities: [New York] [Los Angeles] [Austin] More Spring Preview: [Theatrical Calendar]

[Anywhere But a Movie Theater]

New York

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Is there a more energetic way to start the spring than with a screening of Russ Meyer's "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (Feb. 20, with editors Rumsey Taylor, Leo Goldsmith and Jenny Jediny in attendance)? Perhaps not, but it's only the start of an exciting spring season at the 92YTribeca Screening Room, which will present several special events over the next few months.
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