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New dark stars are born

Edinburgh is dominated by brooding, homegrown talent with an ability to turn from the comic to the violent Film festivals tend to be about directors, countries or genres, but sometimes they are also about a new star. In Cannes, it was the young Mexican actor Gael...

‘Sprung’ finds a home

NEW YORK -- Miramax has sealed a pact with Pathe Pictures Intl. to acquire distribution rights to animated feature "Sprung! The Magic Roundabout" for North and South America. In post-production and set to be completed in January, "Sprung" is based on the vintage U.K....

Interview with Dear Frankie Director

Shona Auerbach is an award-winning short film director whose first feature, Dear Frankie, had its UK premiere at Edinburgh. The film got a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, and it won the audience award for best international feature at the LA Film...

Hollywood comes to Coventry

Warwick Arts Centre's November and December Film Season includes a weekend of incredible cinema events and special guests. On Thursday 25 November there's a special preview screening of Dear Frankie, by Warwickshire film maker, Shona Auerbach. Shona is an...

Jersey Girl DVD Extras

...Disc Extras Static menu with music Scene Access with 18 cues and remote access Subtitles/Captions in English, Spanish with remote access 5 Other Trailer(s) featuring Raising Helen, Finding Neverland, Shall We Dance?, Dear Frankie, The Alamo.10 Deleted Scenes ......

Beyond the mainstream

A huge raft of indies & foreign imports heads our way Before the Revolution: Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo de la Serna in 'The Motorcycle Diaries.' Star-driven independent films dominate the art-house lineup this season, and some of them are certain to appeal to...

Michael plans bigger film festival

SEVEN Scottish premieres - and a talk by TV film presenter Barry Norman - are among the major attractions at the second Inverness Film Festival being held at Eden Court from 11th15th November at the Eden Court Theatre and the Vue multiplex. The full programme for this...

Miramax pushes date with ‘Frankie’

Miramax Films' slender release schedule for 2004 has gotten slimmer. "Dear Frankie," which Miramax confirmed for a fall release less than two weeks ago, is now slated for March 4. And while the Robert Redford-Jennifer Lopez starrer "An Unfinished Life" is slated for...

Art-house scene passing L.A.

When Milestone Films recently brought The Clay Bird, a Bangladeshi film about growing up Muslim in a country about to ignite in revolution, to the U.S. art-house circuit, the film made its simultaneous debut in New York City and San Francisco, but not Los Angeles....

KIFF’S 10 MUST-SEE FILMS

Butler's top 10 Kansas International Film Festival picks: “Bazaar Bizarre”: A fanciful/disturbing riff on KC's own serial killer, Bob Berdella. (See story at right) “Dear Frankie”: Scottish hankie-grabber about a deaf boy yearning for a father. Sounds icky. Isn't....

Dear Frankie Review

This moving Scottish drama has a strongly emotional punch that, nicely, never turns sappy or sentimental at all. Lizzie (Mortimer) is on the run again, moving with her 9-year-old son Frankie and her cantankerous mother (Riggans) to a new flat so her ex doesn't find...

Frankie goes to Edinburgh

JUDGED as a filmmaking nation Scotland has always punched above its weight. Even with the well-documented handicaps of limited finance and poor distribution, we still manage to create exceedingly good films. This is a country of world-class talents, from Bill Forsyth...

What’s playing at FilmFest Kansas City

“Ambush” (2002; Finland, 123 minutes): Inspired by a true story, this war yarn takes place in the summer of 1941 when Finnish troops — mounted on bicycles — were mobilized along Russia's border. Sort of a Scandinavian “Private Ryan.” (Screening at 3:30 p.m. Monday)...

DEAR FRANKIE

(U.K.) A Miramax Films (U.S.)/Pathe Distribution (U.K.) release of a Pathe Pictures presentation in association with U.K. Film Council, Scottish Screen of a Scorpio Films production in association with Sigma Films, Inside Track Prods. Produced by Caroline Wood....

The WIN Awards

Women's Image Network (WIN), levels the playing field for women each year by producing The WIN Awards which venerate films, shows, and commercials, which either feature female protagonists OR that have been directed/created by a women. On Sunday, November 7, 2004, WIN...

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