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Film Pro Cyril Morin Releases New Film 'The Activist'

Hollywood pro and longtime film score composer Cyril Morin has released his newly directed film The Activist in Los Angeles.

I have seen it and it is a serious sobering work about the Native American movement that gripped America in the '70's and is now practically forgotten. Thanks to Cyril this subject is before us again in his eloquent new work.

In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement began an armed rebellion at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Wounded Knee, North Dakota that grabbed the attention of the world..

Elsewhere at the same time, two activists are arrested and held at an isolated sheriff’s sub-station. One is Marvin (Chadwick Brown), a lawyer whose Native American wife (Tonantzin Carmelo) died in a purported accident. The other is Bud (Michael Spears of “Dances With Wolves”), the dead woman’s brother. Both suspect that Anna was actually murdered. They’re assigned a conscientious lawyer, Claire (Alena von Stroheim, granddaughter of Erich von Stroheim) who begins to dig. Meanwhile, they’re visited by an associate of the Nixon Administration (Ron Rogge) , a Senator, and a Hollywood star (King Orba) who is also a political activist on behalf of Native Americans. Why are Marvin and Bud being held, and why are they the subject of so much interest?

When it becomes apparent that Anna had learned of a plot by corporate interests to ravage the land for profit, perpetrating an ecological disaster that would endanger thousands of lives, all one need do is follow the money. The cause of Anna’s demise is also apparent. Will the plots of evil men be revealed? Will Claire win freedom for the activists? What will happen now to Marvin and Bud? French / Us film-maker Cyril Morin is best known for composing scores for dozens of films and TV shows before branching into writing for the screen and directing.

His next feature, “Hacker’s Game” is currently in post-production. As he notes, Europeans are more interested in the recent history of Native Americans than is the general North American population. The struggle of Native Americans for justice continues, which means “The Activist” is timely in 2014, although set in a backdrop of events occurring several decades prior. Over-reaching government, corporate greed, and the rights of the oppressed are themes that are still with us.
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In or Near Los Angeles? Attend Butterfly's Farewell Midnight Show on August 26th

This Friday, August 26th, at Laemmle Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, California, there will be a "farewell" midnight screening of writer/director Edward E. Romero's Butterfly in advance of the film's appearance at the upcoming American Film Market in November. Read on for the details.

Butterfly, written and directed by Edward E. Romero, stars Mandi Kreisher, Jay Laisne, Ron Roggé, Garrett Penwell, Jeff Linnartz, Sky Kelley, Zachary Wharton, Wendy Kelley, and Eileen Dietz. It was produced by Margo Romero for Blank Page Entertainment, Inc., with executive producers Martin Cummins and Jeff Linnartz.

Synopsis:

What's the difference between an image of real death and one that you fake? Nick Cole (Laisne) is a straight-to-dvd horror director with a questionable past. Laney (Kreisher) is an over-zealous fan with a flare for the macabre. When Laney kidnaps Cole to show him her latest project -- a series of artistic snuff films -- it
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Oh No She Diii’ain’t! New Obsessed TV Spot and Images

If Ali Larter thinks she can steal Beyonce’s man, she better think again! Unh unh! Girlfriend doesn’t know what kind of hell’s coming at her! Well, as much “hell” as you can fit into a PG-13 erotic thriller, that is. According to IMDb.com, the PG-13 is for “sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content.” Oooh. Suggestive dialogue. New TV spot and images for “Obsessed” over the other side of the rainbow. Derek Charles (Idris Elba), a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Sharon (Beyoncé Knowles). But when Lisa (Ali Larter), a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy. Starring Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Scout Taylor-Compton, Ron Roggé, Jerry O’Connell,
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New Featurette of Beyonce Knowles-Starring 'Obsessed'

A new featurette from Beyonce Knowles-starring film "Obsessed" has just emerged. It starts with a scene previewing the first time Idris Elba's Derek Charles and Ali Larter's Lisa Sheridan meet in the lift, and it continues showing Lisa's effort to flirt with Derek.

A commentary from Elba and Larter is also provided. Elba describes Derek as a man who "is not trying to start relationship with her [Lisa]. He's just trying to be nice." Larter meanwhile calls her "character's point of view is about a woman who falls in love and will do anything that she can" to keep the man she loves.

Scheduled to come out in the U.S. on April 24, 2009, "Obsessed" will be following Derek Charles, a happily-married manager who finds out that his happy family is put in jeopardy when a temp worker Lisa Sheridan starts to stalk him. Aside from Beyonce Knowles, Idris Elba and Ali Larter,
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Trailer Preview of 'Obsessed' Arrives

A marriage life of Beyonce Knowles' Beth Charles and Idris Elba's Derek Charles is revealed through a newly-outed trailer preview of movie "Obsessed". Bringing out exclusively the preview to the movie's trailer is Entertainment Tonight.

Starting with a scene showing Beth lying on the bed with husband Derek, the trailer preview quickly moves to capture Derek involved in an affair with Lisa Sheridan, played by Ali Larter, during a seemingly to be drunken night at a club. It also presents a look into the first meeting between Beth and Lisa.

Scheduled to come out in the U.S. on February 27, 2009, "Obsessed" will be following Derek Charles, a happily-married manager who finds out that his happy family is put in jeopardy when a temp worker Lisa Sheridan starts to stalk him. Aside from Beyonce Knowles, Idris Elba and Ali Larter, it also stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Christine Lahti,
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