AFI Honors Cinematographer Frederick Elmes

Posted by Larry Gleeson FREDERICK ELMES TO RECEIVE THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE'S 27TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER ALUMNI MEDAL Honoring the Outstanding Achievements of AFI Alumni, Award to Be Presented to the Acclaimed Cinematographer on June 8, 2017   Celebrated cinematographer Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972) will receive the 2017 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni... Continue Reading →

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UNCHAINED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS

Posted by Larry Gleeson Screens at Newport Beach Film Festival April 26th 7:30 PM at The Lido 3425 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA Legendary FMX stars Mike Metzger and Seth Enslow to attend The ultimate, most intense, high-stakes extreme sport on the planet, filled with rebels and hellions, willing to pay the ultimate price for... Continue Reading →

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#NBFF World Premiere: Don’t Tell

Posted by Larry Gleeson Tonight, the Newport Beach Film Festival is presents the World - Premiere of Australian Spotlight DON'T TELL! NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE DON’T TELL Monday, April 24th 7:30 PM Screening The Lido Theatre 3459 Via Lido Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States The premiere will begin promptly at 6:30PM! Lead... Continue Reading →

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BOYS IN THE TREES to screen at Newport Beach Film Festival April 27th

Posted by Larry Gleeson Two estranged teenagers begrudgingly find themselves walking home together on Halloween 1997, embarking on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears. What starts off as a walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of... Continue Reading →

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The Night Watchman Screening at Newport Beach Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson The smash hit horror comedy will screen at the prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival on April 25, 2017 THE NIGHT WATCHMEN Newport Beach Film Festival Newport Beach, CA Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:00 p.m. Edwards Big Newport  300 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 For tickets go to: https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/the-night-watchmen/ From an... Continue Reading →

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“STRAWS” documentary premieres at Newport Beach Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson “STRAWS” exposes the negative impact the 500 million plastic straws we use per day have in our oceans. Throughout the documentary, marine researchers, citizen activists and business owners discuss how it's possible to make a sea of change through use of sustainable alternatives to plastic, such as Aardvark paper straws.   NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2017) –... Continue Reading →

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“Heart, Baby!” World Premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson "Heart, Baby!," to make its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival--Friday 4/21 at 5:30PM "Heart, Baby!” is the incredible TRUE STORY of a young black man, George Lee Martin (Gbenga Akinnagbe, The Wire), who at the age of 18, received a 40-year sentence for robbing a house in TN. While serving... Continue Reading →

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Don’t Tell

Posted by Larry Gleeson Directed by Tori Garrett Written by ANNE BROOKSBANK, URSULA  CLEARY, JAMES GREVILLE, STEPHEN ROCHE Produced by SCOTT CORFIELD, IRENE DOBSON Executive Producers TERRY JACKMAN, STEPHEN ROCHE Starring JACK THOMPSON, ADEN YOUNG, SARA WEST and RACHEL GRIFFITHS DON’T TELL is the story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual... Continue Reading →

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TAKE MY NOSE PLEASE

Posted byLarry Gleeson Joan Kron, veteran journalist, spent the past 25 years as contributing editor-at-large at Allure magazine where she covered the hot topics of cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. Prior to  Allure, she held senior editorial positions at New York Magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and  Avenue Magazine. Kron is known... Continue Reading →

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Lori Stoll’s HEAVEN’S FLOOR to screen at Newport Beach Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson Adventure, life and death survival, rescue and self-discovery. Based on the true story of the life of first-time screenwriter/director Lori Stoll, the award-winning “Heaven’s Floor” (http://heavensfloorthemovie.com) is a soul-stirring feature touching hearts and inspiring moviegoers on the international film festival circuit. Set on the frozen tundra of the Canadian Arctic and... Continue Reading →

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Submissions Open for the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson Film submissions for the Competition section of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) can now be made on the festival website. (Submission period: April 14 - July 14, 2017) As one of the largest film festivals in Asia, TIFF is proud that our Competition section has been showing many outstanding... Continue Reading →

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Visionary Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus Dies

Posted by Larry Gleeson The Berlinale Mourns the Loss of Michael Ballhaus The Berlin International Film Festival mourns the death of the visionary cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who passed away on April 12. The Berlinale enjoyed a long and close history with Michael Ballhaus, who was a frequent guest at the festival with his films, and... Continue Reading →

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The AFI Interview: AFI Alumna Deniese Davis on INSECURE

Posted by Larry Gleeson Deniese Davis (AFI Class of 2012) is a producer on HBO’s INSECURE, which returns for its second season on July 23. AFI spoke with Davis to talk about her work on the show, which also features director/executive producer Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005). Please introduce yourself to our readers, the... Continue Reading →

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Brave New Jersey

Posted by Larry Gleeson BRAVE NEW JERSEY is a comedy about a small, New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles’s legendary, 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast -- the hoax that terrified millions into believing Martians were invading America.  As the citizens of Lullaby, NJ face what they think is their last night on... Continue Reading →

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‘The Longest Road’ to Be Screened at Newport Beach Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson Southern Californians Make Documentary about Refugees in Iraq     NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 10, 2017 – "The Longest Road," an award-winning documentary that tells the powerful story of a group of Americans who visit Northern Iraq to help refugees living in the shadow of ISIS, will be screened April 25-26 at the... Continue Reading →

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The Resilient Heart

Posted by Larry Gleeson The feature documentary film, The Resilient Heart, will premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival  on April 23rd, at The Triangle in Costa Mesa, CA. If you or someone you know has ever been touched by heart disease, you must see this film!   The film was directed by Oscar®-nominee and... Continue Reading →

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“The Mice War,” An Educational Children’s Musical, to Premiere at Th​​e 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson “The Mice War” How to put an end to war, one mouse at a time! Island Cinema 999 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA April 22, 2017, at 11:45 am, running time 78 minutes (NEW YORK, APRIL 12, 2017) — “The Mice War,” a new animated musical created by Grammy-nominated composer and... Continue Reading →

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I’ll Push You

Posted by Larry Gleeson   WORLD PREMIERE OF “I’LL PUSH YOU” SET FOR APRIL 24, 2017 AT NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL SELLS OUT IN HOURS   NEWPORT BEACH, CA – April 11, 2017 – I’LL PUSH YOU, an inspirational documentary about friendship, endurance, humanity and overcoming adversity will have its World Premiere at the Newport... Continue Reading →

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IN ‘LITTLE STONES’ FOUR WOMEN USE ART TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS GLOBALLY

Posted by Larry Gleeson   West Coast Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival Sunday, April 23, 8:30pm Newport Beach, CA   April 5, 2017 (Newport Beach, CA) -- Independent feature documentary film LITTLE STONES follows Brazilian graffiti artist Panmela Castro, Senegalese rap-singer Sister Fa, Indian dance therapist Sohini Chakraborty, and fashion designer Anna Taylor as... Continue Reading →

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FROM PAGE TO STAGE For the Love of Theatre

Posted by Larry Gleeson A Documentary about life in the theatre with a colorful cast of characters For two years the filmmakers followed a talented troop of actors, writer-director and others as they face the challenges to go “From Page to Stage” with the new queer friendly stage comedy Baby Oh Baby written by Phil Scarpaci and T.L. Shannon,... Continue Reading →

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8th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival Press Conference

Posted by Larry Gleeson The TCM Classic Film Festival Team kicked off its 2017 edition with an hour-long press conference at the TCL Mann Chinese Theatres inside Auditorium 6, on April 5th, 2017. Jennifer Dorian, General Manager, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck, opened the event with a brief overview of the TCM Classic Movies... Continue Reading →

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Michael Douglas during “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival”

Posted by Larry Gleeson TCM celebrated the life and career of Hollywood legend Michael Douglas during a taping of "Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival" on April 8th at the famous Montalban Theatre during the eighth annual festival. Exclusive photos of Michael arriving as well as behind-the-scenes looks.     Michael Douglas talks about... Continue Reading →

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2017 TCM Classic Film Fesival: Day One Recap

Posted by Larry Gleeson The 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival, dedicated to recently deceased TCM host, Robert Osborne, is up and running. The TCM staff held a low-key morning meeting in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Library Bar with first time attendees with the ins and outs on having a successful festival experience. Moving right... Continue Reading →

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TCM Opens 8th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson TCM kicked off opening night of the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of  In The Heat of the Night. TCM executives joined Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier, as well as producer Walter Mirisch, director Norman Jewison, actress Lee Grant and award-winning composer Quincy Jones who were on... Continue Reading →

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50th Anniversary Screening of ‘In the Heat of the Night’ (1967) To Open 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th with a 50th anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic, In the Heat of the Night (1967). The iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who will attend the screening, broke stereotypes and new ground when he... Continue Reading →

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50th Anniversary Screening of ‘In the Heat of the Night’ (1967) To Open 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th with a 50th anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic In the Heat of the Night (1967). Be sure to check out the new Festival 101! Source: 50th Anniversary Screening of 'In the Heat... Continue Reading →

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#SLOFF Film Capsule – Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table

Posted by Larry Gleeson Director Leslie Iwerks newest documentary film, Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table, recently opened the 23rd San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, now referred to as the SLO Film Fest. To go along with the screening 15 food chefs served up traditional and current New Orleans gastronomical fare in the art-deco styled... Continue Reading →

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THE WEDDING PLAN

Posted by Larry Gleeson OPENS IN NEW YORK ON MAY 12 AND LOS ANGELES MAY 19 Official Selection 2017 Tribeca Film Festival   Official Selection 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival Official Selection 2016 Telluride Film Festival 2016 Haifa International Film Festival - Winner Best Actress Noa Kooler  2016 Venice Film Festival - Nominated for... Continue Reading →

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Berlinale Mourns the Loss of Franz Stadler

Posted by Larry Gleeson Renowned cinema owner and curator Franz Stadler died on Sunday after a long illness. For almost forty years Franz and Rosemarie Stadler ran the filmkunst 66, a multi-prize-winning arthouse cinema in Berlin Charlottenburg. In 1971 Franz Stadler took over the two-screen cinema in the Bleibtreustraße and before long the sophisticated program... Continue Reading →

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Club TCM @TCMFilmFest

Posted by Larry Gleeson Exclusively for passholders*, Club TCM is a private locale in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where movie fans can gather to relax, meet new friends, and attend special presentations and events with many of our celebrity guests . Recreating the flavor of bygone Hollywood hotspots, Club TCM embodies true Hollywood glamour... Continue Reading →

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About @TCMFilmFest

Posted by Larry Gleeson Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the... Continue Reading →

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Francois Ozon’s new film FRANTZ debuts in Los Angeles on March 24

Posted by Larry Gleeson A haunting tale of love and reconciliation begins in a small town in Germany in the immediate aftermath of World War I when a young woman mourning the death of her fiancé encounters a mysterious Frenchman laying flowers on her beloved’s grave. Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath... Continue Reading →

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The AFI Interview: AFI Alumnus Charlie McDowell on THE DISCOVERY

Posted by Larry Gleeson By Director/writer Charlie McDowell (AFI Class of 2006) and writer Justin Lader (AFI Class of 2008) pair up once again for THE DISCOVERY, their followup to 2014’s THE ONE I LOVE. The film is another high-concept, relationship-based mystery, this time revolving around questions of faith and the afterlife. It stars Rooney Mara,... Continue Reading →

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TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR THE 2017 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by Larry Gleeson Newly announced special guests, films and special presentations include Martin Sheen and Larry Peerce discussing THE INCIDENT (1967); director James L. Brooks introducing a 30th anniversary screening of his film BROADCAST NEWS (1987); actor Keir Dullea introducing a screening of Frank Perry’s DAVID AND LISA (1962); Elia Kazan’s AMERICA AMERICA (1963)... Continue Reading →

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TCM Celebrates Legendary Actor Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas will attend the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival for a pair of major events. On April 8, Douglas will sit down with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz for an in depth interview about his career and will participate in a discussion following a screening of the 1979 thriller The China Syndrome, which he produced and starred in opposite Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon.

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HollywoodGlee sits down with the critically acclaimed Dream Boat director, Tristan Ferland Milewski

Tristan Ferland Milewski has directed numerous documentary portraits about top pop acts like Madonna, Britney Spears and Marilyn Manson among others and was responsible for the script and direction of the documentary series MAKE LOVE – ONE CAN LEARN HOW TO MAKE LOVE (nominated for the German Television Prize 2017, a gebrueder beetz production). DREAM... Continue Reading →

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SIFF TO HONOR ANJELICA HUSTON WITH CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN ACTING AWARD

Posted by Larry Gleeson   One-Night-Only Event Includes On-Stage Interview and Screening   The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) announced they will honor Anjelica Huston during this year’s 43rd edition and include the world premiere of her newest film, Trouble, written and directed by Theresa Rebeck.   SEATTLE, WA -- April 25, 2017 --The Seattle... Continue Reading →

Don’t Tell

Posted by Larry Gleeson Tonight, the Newport Beach Film Festival presents the World - Premiere of Australian Spotlight DON'T TELL! NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE DON’T TELL Monday, April 24th 7:30 PM Screening The Lido Theatre 3459 Via Lido Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States The premiere will begin promptly at 6:30PM! Lead actors... Continue Reading →

HEAVEN’S FLOOR screening today at Newport Beach Film Festival

The winner of the Napa Valley Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award winner at the Alaska International Film Awards! Adventure, life and death survival, rescue and self-discovery. Set on the frozen tundra of the Canadian Arctic and Los Angeles where the real-life events took place, Heaven’s Floor is based on the true story of... Continue Reading →

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