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Audio: Listen to Glimmerglass Festival's Candide on Wqxr's Saturday At The Opera

Over the summer, the Glimmerglass Festival presented Bernstein's take on Candide. As philosophical as it is satirical, the productiontransports Voltaire's novella and its Enlightenment-era ideas to the stage, and features classic tunes such as 'The Best of All Possible Worlds,' 'Glitter and Be Gay' and 'Make our Garden Grow.'Wqxr just featured the show as a part of its Saturday at the Opera series, and you can check out audio of the broadcast below
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McAuliffe takes the indie route

Callan McAuliffe in Beneath The Harvest Sky.

After Callan McAuliffe landed roles in two studio films, Flipped and I Am Number Four, several years ago, the teenager says he naively expected a glittering Hollywood career would ensue.

That.s now how the actor.s career has panned out but he shot four indie movies around the world in the past 18 months, working with Samuel L. Jackson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.

.I am no A-lister,. the Los Angeles-based McAuliffe, 19, told If today on a visit to Sydney as a national ambassador for Unicef promoting children.s rights. "I would rather be a working actor than a mega-famous star..

.I have to audition for every role but when you get the job, it.s very rewarding. I.ve been very fortunate, with a bit of luck and hard work. I have done some diverse movies, although some are not my type of movie.
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Competition: Win One Of Five Double Passes To The Australian Premiere Of Collaborator In Sydney

Thanks to our friends at The Festivalists and Possible Worlds, we have 5 double passes for the Australian premiere of Martin Donovan's directorial debut, Collaborator, to give to our readers. Date: Wednesday August 15Time: 8:30pmVenue: Dendy Opera Quays, SydneySpecial Guest: Writer, director and main actor Martin Donovan Synopsis: Robert Longfellow (Martin Donovan) is a famous New York playwright in crisis: his marriage is on the rocks and his star is on the wane. He flies to La to visit his mother, call in on an old flame and kickstart a screenwriting career. One night, he catches up with childhood neighbour Gus (David Morse), a right-wing ex-con who still lives at home. During a drunken night, Gus pulls a gun on Martin and decides to...
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'Fringe': Will the J.J. Abrams sci-fi series achieve geek glory this season? Plus: Parallel world-palooza!

'Fringe': Will the J.J. Abrams sci-fi series achieve geek glory this season? Plus: Parallel world-palooza!
Fringe begins its third season tonight, and the time has come for J.J. Abrams’ erratically awesome freaks-and-geeks fest to become consistently awesome and fulfill its long-teased promise of becoming TV’s coolest, craziest, most creatively audacious cult pop thingie. Lost and Heroes are gone. FlashForward fizzled out. I never got aboard the Supernatural bandwagon — and I jumped off the Smallville bandwagon a long time ago. The Event has potential (I’ve seen the next two episodes—they’re strong), but Fringe has the pole position. The show has the goods for a great run. The braintrust installed by Abrams and
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Possible Worlds reveals Chloe, Arctic Blast & The Trotsky in line-up!

One of the coolest film festivals in Australia is Possible Worlds -- Sydney's Canadian Film Festival -- which always manages to attract some interesting and high profile Canadian films for their Australian and, occasionally, world premieres.

This year is no different, and they have just unveiled their full program, which includes Australian premiere of the Julianne Moore/Liam Neeson psychological thriller Chloe, and the world premieres of Brian Trenchard-Smith's sci-fi thriller Arctic Blast and the Margaret Atwood documentary In The Wake of The Flood.

Here's the full press release:

The fantastic program for Possible Worlds, Sydney's Canadian Film Festival has been announced and is showcasing the best new films made in Canada from August 2 to August 8 in a number of Sydney venues including Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown.

 The dynamic program is filled with a mixture of intelligent and entertaining events including premiere screenings, filmmaker Q&A's, industry talks and parties.
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Arctic Blast to premiere at Canadian fest

Brian Trenchard-Smith’s sci-fi/action/thriller Arctic Blast will premiere at the Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival in Sydney on August 4.

The film is an Australian-Canadian co-production shot in Tasmania. The executive producer is Antony I. Ginnane, whose distribution venture Ifm/Filmways is set to release the film in Australia/New Zealand.

The other executive producers are Tom Berry (Montreal-based Premiere Bobine) and Pierre David (Imagination Worldwide)

In Arctic Blast, a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super-chilled air towards the earth, setting off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice. As Coastal Australia undergoes mass evacuation, physicist Jack Tate races to find a solution while protecting his family.

The Possible Worlds festival will take place August 2-8 in Sydney.
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“We Need to talk About Kevin” starts filming this week

Production begins this week in Connecticut on the psychological thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin, which is being directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) and produced by Jennifer Fox (Michael Clayton, The Informant!), Luc Roeg (Mr. Nice) and Robert Salerno (21 Grams). We Need To Talk About Kevin was written by Ramsay and Rory Kinnear based on the novel by Lionel Shriver. The film stars Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller. Presented by BBC Films and the UK Film Council in association with Footprint Investments Llp, Caemhan Partnership Llp and Lipsync Productions, the film is an Independent / Jennifer Fox production in association with Artina Films and Forward Films. The announcement was made today by Independent, who also holds the international rights to the film.

The film was developed by BBC Films¹ Creative Director Christine Langan (The Damned United, Bright Star) with Paula Jalfon (In The Loop,
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Sundance Channel gets Canuck go ahead

Toronto -- Sundance Channel on Monday finally got round protectionist barriers to launch in Canada under a licensing agreement with Rainbow Media Holdings.

Sundance Channel Canada broke out of the gates here with a screening of Quebec director Robert Lepage's 2000 indie feature "Possible Worlds," which starred Tilda Swinton and Sean McCann.

To circumvent barriers to entry for the U.S. service, Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment rebranded its former Drive-In Classics cable channel as a Canadianized Sundance Channel with a schedule built around six programming blocks of genre-focused movies and TV series.

The Sundance Channel, which launched in 1996, in 2001 was denied entry into the Canadian market by the Crtc on grounds it would compete with existing Canadian movie channels.
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Veteran Sci-Fi Writer William Tenn is Dead

Philip Klass wrote numerous science fiction short stories under the pen name William Tenn. He frequently employed satire and humor in his tales of time travel, futuristic technology, and alien contact.

Klass was born in London, England, on May 9, 1920, and moved to New York City with his family as an infant. He served as a combat engineer in Europe with the U.S. Army during World War II, and worked as a technical writer and editor after his discharge in 1945.

He submitted stories under numerous pen names, and achieved fame with the pseudonym William Tenn. His first science fiction story, Alexander the Bait, saw print in the pages of the Astounding Science Fiction pulp magazine in 1946, while he was employed by Bell Labs. Astounding also published his next story, the satirical tale of a futuristic Christmas gift gone wrong, Child’s Play, in 1947.

Over the next two decades Tenn wrote
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Ray Bradbury To Pitch Miniseries

Ray Bradbury has signed on with White Oak Films with the idea of creating a miniseries. The miniseries is structured as a 6-hour project broken down into six 1-hour episodes, all based on different short stories of Bradbury’s.

The plan is for each episode to be directed by a different person, none of whom have been officially signed yet. Who they pick to direct each episode will be very important, as they’re letting the director select their own favorite short story of Bradbury’s.

Ray Bradbury has authored many a short story and they’ve all become stories that have inspired generations of readers. Some notables that he’s authored “Fahrenheit 451″, “The Martian Chronicles”, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and many others.

His famous books aren’t short stories obviously, but the directors have a list of over 400 short stories or novelettes to choose from.

Below is
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Possible Words: Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival

[/link]: Canadian Film Festival kicks off, and it promises to be quite a week of cinema. It was a surprise to me to learn that it is the first Canadian Film Festival in Sydney as there has been an abundance of annual minor festivals of national cinema popping up over the last ten years. The festival will be taking place at the city’s recently revitalised art house cinema, the Chauvel. What really separates the Canadian Film Festival from other national cinema festival are the events lined up to accompany the program. The opening night film, Familia, a drama that won ‘Best Canadian First Feature’ at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, is being screened with a Q & A with director Louise Archambault. Archambault is also doing a Q & A with the festival’s program ‘Shorts: Award Winners’ as her short Atomic Sake
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