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  • U.S. Producer Danny Bramson To Head Jury Of Italy's Biografilm Fest

    ROME - U.S. music and movies producer Danny Bramson will head the jury of Italy's Biografilm Festival, the unique event billed as a cinematic celebration of human lives which will open with Bramson-produced Jimi Hendrix Biopic "All Is by My Side,"...
  • Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Seeks Balance Between Filmmakers

    Funding a documentary is no small feat. Credit card debt, favors and missing paychecks for months (maybe years) are all variables in the equation. Bridge loans and crowd-funding are both popular financing methods, but the most prestigious support comes in...
  • 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney Wins AFI's Guggenheim Honor

    The American Film Institute has selected documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie") as its AFI Docs Charles Guggenheim honoree. The honor will be presented June 20 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and include a presentation of...
  • Norton Museum looks back at Bob Dylan

    Norton Museum looks back at Bob Dylan
    “It will be a good joke on us all if, in fifty years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry. Not Mr. Thomas, the late Welsh bard, but Bob, the guitar-picking American balladeer. One step toward the latter's canonization...
  • Review: 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' shows the actress feisty, fragile

    Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me." But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is...
  • DVD Review: The Coens and company take a look inside 'Inside'

    DVD Review: The Coens and company take a look inside 'Inside'
    Joel and Ethan Coen's fictionalized look at the New York folk music scene immediately before the emergence of Bob Dylan is, like most of their films, cleverly written and perfectly cast. The only extra in this new release is a 42-minute making-of...
  • Review: HBO's 'Six by Sondheim' is a stylish salute to a Broadway legend

     Review: HBO's 'Six by Sondheim' is a stylish salute to a Broadway legend
    Ever since Stephen Sondheim reached the four-score mark three years ago, the spotlight has shifted from his work to the legend himself. There have been birthday galas, musical tributes, interviews galore and books in which the master reveals the secrets...
  • Interactive video for Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' premieres

    Interactive video for Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' premieres
    Well, it took only 48 years, but Bob Dylan and his camp have finally come up with an official music video for “Like A Rolling Stone.” His breakthrough was a 1965 hit that gave him his first Top 10 single while shattering the rules for what was...
  • Academy to honor Angelina Jolie with humanitarian prize

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor actress Angelina Jolie with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a coveted honor given to people "whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” The academy also...
  • Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive Oscars' Governors Awards

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Honorary Awards and Angelina Jolie will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the fifth annual...
  • Governors Awards: Academy to honor Angelina Jolie with humanitarian prize

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor actress Angelina Jolie with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a coveted honor given to people "whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” The academy also...
  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...