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March 20, 2015
The Sedona International Film Festival 2015 celebrated 21 years in February and rolled out the proverbial red carpet in all-round stellar programming, featuring the work of a group of diverse, visionary filmmakers.
May 26, 2009
The white tents that freckle the edges of the Croisette like the pointillism dots of a Georges Seurat Neo-Impressionistic painting […]
May 21, 2009
In the second it takes to wipe persistent flakes of the croissant I wolfed down for the snack substituting for […]
May 20, 2009
He looks me up and down and decides he can trust me. Perhaps it’s the innocence of my friendly smile […]
May 19, 2009
“I would say ‘Don’t do it, you’re crazy!,’” says Anne Aghion, award-winning documentary moviemaker whose film Ice People, the story […]
May 18, 2009
“Do you want to see the Lakers game?” Brad Krevoy, CEO & chairman of the Motion Picture Corporation of America, […]
March 9, 2009
“Acting is a spring, a dive into a cold pool. Directing is a marathon,” muses Mary Stuart Masterson from the back of a cab on her way to the airport for an early flight to L.A. to promote her directorial debut, The Cake Eaters. “There are a lot of forces that be along the way that want to pull you off your path. It’s a very different rhythm to acting. I’m still running,” she laughs easily.
December 18, 2008
“You know, I’m an odd duck,” John Patrick Shanley muses from across the table in New York City. “I always was an odd duck. The things that turn other people on don’t turn me on and the things that do turn me on are not necessarily what other people are attracted to.”
July 31, 2008
Might this sound like some sort of high school reunion gone wild? A weekend corporate retreat as part of the CEO’s initiative to encourage creativity in the work force? Or adult summer camp for the artistically inclined and cubicle-y challenged? No, it’s the 2008 Avignon Film Festival. It’s been around for 25 years. And there’s nothing like it.