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  • Maryland Film Festival 2014 lineup includes 'Ping Pong Summer'

    Maryland Film Festival 2014 lineup includes 'Ping Pong Summer'
    Next month's Maryland Film Festival will feature the local debut of "Ping Pong Summer," writer-director Michael Tully's coming-of-age tale set in Ocean City in the 1980s and starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah and Amy Sedaris. Tully's...
  • Matt Porterfield's new film gets Baltimore release date

    Matt Porterfield's new film gets Baltimore release date
    Matt Porterfield's new film, "I Used To Be Darker," has been a festival favorite abroad. But soon Baltimore will get the first wider-release peek. According to a statement, the Baltimore director's third film will have its national opening in Baltimore...
  • Porterfield, filmmaker of 'Putty Hill,' wins 2011 Sondheim Prize

    Porterfield, filmmaker of 'Putty Hill,' wins 2011 Sondheim Prize
    Matthew Porterfield, the filmmaker behind "Putty Hill" and "Hamilton," was named the winner of the sixth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts...
  • Chicago International Film Festival announces first 20 films

    Chicago International Film Festival announces first 20 films
    The latest projects from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis), documentary master Frederick Wiseman (“National Gallery”) and Olivier Assayas (“...
  • Berlin Film Festival to Honor Wim Wenders with Honorary Golden Bear

    LONDON -- The 65th Berlin Intl. Film Festival is to fete German filmmaker Wim Wenders with an homage and present him with an honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. Ten Wenders films will be shown as part of the homage, including "Wings of Desire,...
  • Megan Fox defends former costar Shia LaBeouf: 'He's perfectly fine'

    Megan Fox just did Shia LaBeouf a solid -- and she didn't even have to. While the former "Transformers" lead has been giving the media reasons to fall out of love with him that no amount of brown paper bags can fix, his former costar had nothing but...
  • Media Luna Picks Up Samuli Valkama's 'No Thank You'

    LONDON -- Sales company Media Luna has acquired Samuli Valkama's comedy-drama "No Thank You," which is based on Anna-Leena Harkonen's novel "Ei Kiitos." "No Thank You" centers on Heli, whose husband is impervious to her charms, preferring computer games...
  • Fatih Akin to Receive Douglas Sirk Award at Filmfest Hamburg

    LONDON -- Filmfest Hamburg is to honor Hamburg-based director Fatih Akin with its Douglas Sirk Award, which is presented to a personality for outstanding achievements within film culture and the film industry. Festival director Albert Wiederspiel said...
  • Heinrich Himmler Documentary Gets U.S. Distribution After Winning at Jerusalem Festival

    Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to the Heinrich Himmler documentary "The Decent One," which recently won the Best Documentary award at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Directed by Vanessa Lapa, "The Decent One" explores the personal writings and...
  • Sarajevo to Honor Gael Garcia Bernal, Agnes B., Danis Tanovic

    LONDON -- Actor Gael Garcia Bernal, designer and filmmaker Agnes B., and director Danis Tanovic will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival. Agnes B. and Garcia Bernal will receive their awards at the opening ceremony....
  • Festival Notebook: Jerusalem Keeps Its Cool Amid Rocket Attacks

    I was still on the road to Jerusalem -- where I had been invited to serve as a member of the documentary jury at this year's Jerusalem Film Festival -- last Thursday, when the first air raid siren sounded. "Can you hear it?" asked the driver charged...
  • Contravia, Bredok, Cine-Sud Team on William Vega's 'Sal'

    BOGOTA - A driving force behind arthouse production in Colombia, Cali-based Contravia Films is teaming with Germany's Bredok Film Production and France's Cine-Sud Promotion to produce "Sal," the next film by William Vega. Bredok co-produced Nuri Bilge...