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The third annual Grimm Up North Film Festival runs this October 6th-9th at the AMC Cinemas in the Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate, and we've got the full lineup of films to be shown along with the schedule. If you'll be anywhere near Manchester, England, during that time frame, this is one event you don't want to miss!
Thursday - October 6th
(Tickets sold separately for this event – not covered by Festival Pass)
7.00 – Drinks, guests and press at Casino.
8.00 – Retreat plus Q+A with the director, writer and producer
Director: Carl Tibbetts
Status: Special Preview
10.15 – retire to the Casino bar.
Friday - October 7th
2.30 – The Dead Zone (103 mins)
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams
Status: Exclusive screening
6.00 – Urban Explorer »
- The Woman In Black
According to the German actor and writer Peter Berling, the most important thing for the director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was "to surround himself with people who needed him for their own survival … from the beginning he wanted to create a 'family', something he himself never had". One devoted member of this family was Rosel Zech, who has died of bone cancer aged 69.
Sadly, Veronika Voss (1982), in which Zech became a Fassbinder star, was the director's penultimate film, released less than four months before his death, at the age of 37, of a drug overdose. "I never felt so comfortable with any other director," Zech declared. "We were just at the beginning and had many plans together." One of these was a biopic of the writer and activist Rosa Luxemburg, the uncompleted »
- Ronald Bergan
Like many, I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new film journal that Adrian Martin and Girish Shambu have been working on for months now. Today's the day. The theme of the inaugural issue of Lola is "Histories."
Girish has already drawn up a guide, pulling quotes from each of the essays, so briefly, "Histories" features Joe McElhaney on his "passion for aging filmmakers, the older the better"; William D Routt's expansive consideration of Lubitsch; Andrew Klevan on "films which put the in-between at their centre"; Luc Moullet, with his irresistible title: "Ah Yes! Griffith was a Marxist!"; Richard Porton on Dušan Makavejev's Wr: Mysteries of the Organism (1971); Shigehiko Hasumi: "Stated briefly, my hypothesis is that the medium of film has not yet truly incorporated sound as an essential component of its composition."; Sylvia Lawson on Australian cinema's relationship with the nation's history; Stephen Goddard on the ways »
3 items from 2011
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