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New on Video: ‘The River’

5 May 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The River

Written by Rumer Godden and Jean Renoir

Directed by Jean Renoir

France/India/USA, 1951

As the camera looks down upon an ornamental design created from rice powder and water, the narrator (voiced by June Hillman), who speaks throughout the film, welcomes us to the world of The River. This is Bengal, “where the story really happened,” and this is Harriet speaking, reflecting back on her life at a very confusing and significant time. For all intents and purposes, The River is primarily her story. And in this, the film is an intimately personal cinematic memoir. But The River is also something else. In its depiction of the “river people” who inhabit this region of India, the film also takes on an ethnographic appeal, capturing the “flavor” of the setting and its inhabitants.

Guiding this journey is the great French director Jean Renoir, fresh off a tumultuous sojourn in Hollywood, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Danis Tanovic in Doha producer pledge

8 March 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Bosnian Oscar winner has offered his services as producer to a Middle Eastern project at the Doha Film Institute’s inaugural Qumra Masters sessions.

Speaking to Screen, Tanovic said he was so impressed by one project he mentored that he wanted help it get made. He declined to name the project until his involvement was confirmed.

“Most of the stories we’ve seen on screen from the Middle East have been made by European or American film-makers…it’s so important for them to develop their industry,” said Tanovic.

“I think the Gulf and the Middle East is a goldmine that hasn’t been investigated yet.”

Tanovic, who served as a mentor at the Qumra event connecting film-makers with industry experts, said he had seen how an event like the Sarajevo Film Festival helped local film-makers in the Balkans, particularly the co-production market CineLink.

“Now that is what this region needs; you’re building something from the »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Lesley Gore, 'It's My Party' Songstress, Dies at 68

16 February 2015 1:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pop singer/songwriter Lesley Gore -- best known for the 1963 chart-topper, "It's My Party" -- has died at 68. On Monday, Gore lost her battle with cancer in a New York City area hospital, Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, told the Associated Press.

"She was a wonderful human being -- caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian," Sasson said of Gore.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Gore became a teenage radio sensation when she was discovered by Quincy Jones and recorded the Grammy-nominated single, "It's My Party." She followed the number one record with several other hits, including "Judy's Turn to Cry," "She's a Fool," and "You Don't Own Me."

"I am heartbroken at the news today of the passing of Lesley Gore," Jones told Et in a statement on Monday. " I discovered Lesley, almost on a dare, in 1963 when she was 16 years old and I was Vice President »

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Lesley Gore, ‘It’s My Party’ Songstress, Dies at 68

16 February 2015 1:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pop singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, most well-known for the 1963 chart-topper, “It’s My Party,” has died at 68. On Monday, Gore lost her battle with cancer in a New York City area hospital, Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, told the Associated Press.

"She was a wonderful human being -- caring, giving, a great feminist, great woman, great human being, great humanitarian," Sasson said of Gore.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Gore became a teenage radio sensation when she was discovered by Quincy Jones and recorded the Grammy-nominated single, “It’s My Party.” She followed the number one record with several other hits, including “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “She’s a Fool,” and “You Don’t Own Me.”

In 1981, Gore was nominated for an Oscar for penning the ballad, “Out Here on My Own,” for the 1980 hit film, Fame. Her brother Michael won Best Original Song for the title track, “Fame,” which »

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