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Punk Rock Music in Film@Tribeca FilmFestivViews Episode 098

4/25/2017
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Friday Night Opening Weekend at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 was a one of a kind cinematic experience under Special Screenings The Public Image is Rotten combining performance and after the film screening conversation with John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, original front man for the punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. After their break up in late 70s, he emerged as the lead singer of Public Image Ltd (PiL), continuing in an unconventional sight and sound style and structure. There are no copy...

Duration: 00:33:03


FilmFestivViews Episode 097 March is Women in Film History Month

3/15/2017
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Women in Film History Month with Barbara Moss, founder of Women's Film Preservation Fund, along with the amazing, committed women on this WFPF committee and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWiFT) as well as their partners –staunch and steadfast –in the quest to preserve the legacy of women who were the early cinema pioneers. This month is my crazy as a March Hare month as I recall falling into the rabbit hole a decade ago with Fort Lee Film Commission introducing me to Alice Guy...

Duration: 00:36:44


FilmFestivViews@Slamdance 2017 Strad Style a Winner Episode 096

2/19/2017
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Strad Style, winner of 2017 Slamdance Documentary Feature and Audience Award literally knocked us off our feet. Yuri's choice of music introduction for our Strad Style experience is perfectly suited as it continues to inspire him, long after the crazy week in Park City was over. Very inspirational for me as well. This is my tenth year going to Sundance | Slamdance, while Yuri experienced it for the first time. I wanted him to really have the best film festival experience in all aspects...

Duration: 00:19:55


Film Fest Views Woodstock Film Festival 2016 Episode 095

10/17/2016
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On a recent perfect autumn weekend spent in the Catskills, at the fiercely independent Woodstock Film Festival 2016, Christina Kotlar and Yuri Turchyn recap in an absorbed art of conversation sorting through a carefully chosen weekend schedule of award winning films– picking out the sounds that underscored the visually beautifully made sights. Highlights include Two Trains Runnin', a juxtaposition of the civil rights movement and the search for 1930s recording musicians, saving their music...

Duration: 00:33:46


Film Festiv Views@Sundance Dark Horse Winner Episode 093

2/14/2015
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"Waking Ned Devine Meets Mr. Ed" is how I describe Director Louise Osmond's superbly crafted documentary Dark Horse. Dream Alliance is the "talking" horse that became the talk of the town in the village of Cefn Fforest in one of the poorest Welsh mining valleys, Gwent, north of Newport. The local Workingmen's Club is the setting for the real life characters specifically Jan Vokes, a barmaid in the club, who has a burning desire to breed a champion racehorse. Aside from this quirky cast,...

Film Festiv Views@Slamdance Nisan Dag & Esra Saydam Across the Sea Episode 091

2/13/2015
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Across the Sea (Deniz Seviyesi), a Turkish story of life, loving and living, written and directed by Esra Saydam and Nisan Dag, became an audience favorite at Slamdance 2015 winning Audience Award for Narrative Feature.

Duration: 00:27:17


Film Festiv Views@TribecaFF Engaging the Feminine Heroic Episode 090

4/25/2014
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Traitors represents the restless generation in Tangiers, Morocco, inspired by the Clash hit Rock the Casbah, is transposed by lead singer, punk rocker, Malika (Chaimae Ben Acha), with the refrain– " I'm so bored with Morocco, but what can I do?" Sean Gullette, co writer with Darren Aronofsky's Pi, creates a world with empathy and admiration for the exotic mystery and cultural beauty of his adopted city. Interview with Sean Gullette and Audrey Rosenberg.

Duration: 00:16:00


Film Festiv Views@Gen Art Ellen Houlihan’s Short Joan’s Day Out Episode 088

10/23/2013
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Joan's Day Out, a short film by Ellen Houlihan, is a very funny slice of life with a grandma's version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off escaping from an assisted living home starring Sally Kellerman and Betsy Franco, making its New York premiere at the Gen Art Film Festival.

Duration: 00:14:59


Film Festiv Views@Sundance2012 film Monsieur Lazhar Episode 085

2/12/2012
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Quebec director, Philippe Falardeau was stunned at the announcement that Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Film) during the screening at Sundance Film Festival. At an interview during the Tribeca Film Festival, he talks about quiet control in character study and storytelling while garnering Six Genie Awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director.

Duration: 00:17:08


FilmFestivViews@Tanglewood Music Steely Dan Episode 080

8/12/2011
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Seduced in n the Berkshires at Tanglewood, by a Steely Dan concert from their Shuffle Diplomacy Tour Twenty Eleven. The music sublime and musicians along with New Jersey's Donald Fagen (born in Passaic, NJ) and Walter Becker were in full groove. The sky's early deluge was long gone before the concert started. With new rain gear and warm clothes for the cool night sounds, Steely Dan's music rocked.

Duration: 00:32:29


FilmFestivViews Emma Thompson on film Fatal Promises Episode 069

11/12/2009
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Speaking against human trafficking, renowned Academy Award winning actor, Emma Thompson narrates the documentary, Fatal Promises, directed by Kat Rohrer and produced by her mother, expose journalist, Anneliese Rohrer, as old through stories of victims in Ukraine and other Eastern European nations.

Duration: 00:24:03


FilmFestivViews@Woodstock Ray Kurzweil on Singularity Episode 070

10/16/2009
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Is the next step in technology Transhumanism? Geoethical use of nanotechnology for human life extension? Cryogenics, biotechnology and cyber consciousness? 2B: The Era of Flesh Is Over tests the waters along with a panel that included Ray Kurzweil's take on the future in the field of artificial intelligence.

Duration: 00:29:01


FilmFestivViews@Woodstock Film Festival 10 Years Episode 071

10/12/2009
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In ten years, Woodstock Film Festival established as a maverick, being fiercely independent, provides an outpouring of films from fiercely independent filmmakers.

FilmFestivViews Yuri Turchyn Improv Part Deux Episode 067

6/12/2009
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Acclaimed jazz violinist Yuri Turchyn gets into the heart of the matter with the connections between artist and the aspects of music making.

Duration: 00:29:59


FilmFestivViews Yuri Turchyn Improvising GRUPO YURI Episode 066

6/4/2009
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It's all about the music with Yuri Turchyn+GRUPO YURI recent performance at the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival. Hear clips of an American original coming from roots in the Jersey music scene in the 1970s into experimental permutations integrating Latin Jazz into a World Beat sound.

Duration: 00:32:39


FilmFestivViews@BeFilm Underground FF Shorts Galore Episode 063

5/21/2009
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More insights and POVs, BeFilm The Undergound Film Festival (BeTuff) showcases the best national and international films in animation, documentary, experimental, spec narrative and stereoscopic films.

Duration: 00:16:52


FilmFestivViews Animation Rauch Brothers StoryCorp Episode 065

5/21/2009
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Tim and Mike Rauch are the animators behind German In The Woods, a Best in Show Winner at ASIFA East. Their illustration style matches the animation with a rhythm and pace of an orchestrated composition, getting into the nuances of physical gestures with the grain. Rauch Bros.

Duration: 00:19:23


FilmFestivViews@BeFilm Underground FF Stereoscopic Stories Episode 061

5/19/2009
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BeFilm The Undergound Film Festival (BeTuff) founded by Laurence Asseraf in her art gallery, A Taste of Art in Tribeca, NY (2004). Focusing on short films, "Shorter is Better," the festival is the first film festival in the world exclusively dedicated to short films with a 3D stereoscopic category.

Duration: 00:21:24


FilmFestivViews film The English Surgeon Episode 060

4/12/2009
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Winner Best International Feature at Hot Docs, Toronto, The English Surgeon, Dr. Henry Marsh has been going to Kyiv, Ukraine for 15 years with suitcases full of slightly-used equipment that would ordinarily be thrown out after one use. He passes his knowledge of surgical procedures and performs dangerous operations in a Ukrainian hospital full of makeshift equipment and desperate people. Along with an actual operation setting of a wide awake patient, The English Surgeon is an intimate...

Duration: 00:29:22


FilmFestivViews Film Man On Wire Artistic Crime of the Century Episode 058

2/5/2009
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Producer Maureen Ryan provides an insider's POV on the "Artistic Crime of the Century," in Man On Wire, a story revolving around Philippe Petit and his daring aerial walk on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center's twin towers in 1973. The film premiered at Sundance in 2008 winning the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary and nominated for an Academy Award and the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

Duration: 00:21:17

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