May 15 – As part of the ongoing programming at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, director Francis Ford Coppola was the first guest of the “In Conversation” series at the newly christened Roger Ebert Conference Room.
Friday May 15th – The American Pavilion at Cannes was honored to have Martin Scorsese in attendance while Roger Ebert cut the ribbon for the conference room renamed in honor of the esteemed critic.
Last week, the 18th annual Florida Film Festival completed an impressive, immersive 10-day run (March 27-April 5) of events and screenings in Central Florida, reasserting itself as the premiere cinematic soul food for moviegoers looking to add a little spice to their stale multiplex diet.
This year’s American Film Market, where thousands of film buyers and sellers come together at Santa Monica’s Loews Beach Hotel for a week of deal-making, networking and schmoozing, started yesterday, amongst worries the global economic crisis could make for less than desirable results.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the complete public schedule for the 46th New York Film Festival today. The Film Society’s annual showcase of the current state of contemporary filmmaking will run Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, while the official sidebar, In the Realm of Oshima, continues to Oct. 13.
I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but after six years of my boyfriend’s pleading and hounding, I thought the whole event would be more astounding, if not more interesting than it actually was. But for this first timer (and admittedly not the target audience), Comic-Con was less than impressive.