Hindi Film Song: "Jai Ho" Part I
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Modern Women: Barbara Hammer on Feminist film
For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/modernwomen Images courtesy of Barbara Hammer and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Clips courtesy of the Estate of Maya Deren, Anthology Film Archives, and Barbara Hammer (www.barbarahammer.com) Created by Plowshares Media www.PlowSharesMedia.com © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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British Directors at the 54th BFI London Film Festival - Part 2
In the lead up to the 54th BFI London Film Festival, we speak to another group of British filmmakers whose work has been included in the festival programme. Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor, explains how she decided to explore the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar through a combination of archive footage, a performance of Dunbar's play of the same name, and interviews from the writer's family. Jamie Thraves, who wrote and directed Treacle Jr, talks about his third feature, which inclu
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Boom Britain - Documenting the Nation's Life on Film
A landmark project that will transform our understanding of British documentary cinema post-1945 encompassing a season at BFI Southbank, a 4-disc DVD boxset, a new book, a Mediatheque collection and a touring programme of extraordinary films. Find out more at http://www.bfi.org.uk/boombritain.html
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 1
The 54th BFI London Film Festival In Partnership with American Express began with the European gala premiere screening of Never Let Me Go. Based on the much beloved novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) and directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), the film features some of the UK's brightest young talent in the form of Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. This first of the festival's daily vodcasts features all the film's key talent and creative team as they arrive a
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 2
On the Day 2 of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, we spoke to international filmmakers including Kiran Rao (Dhobi Ghat) and Pernille Fischer Christensen (A Family). The second annual keynote speech was given by Ken Loach, one of the UK's most acclaimed directors. During the event, presented in conjunction with Skillset, Loach encouraged the audience to be the change they wanted to see in the film industry. Mark Romanek, director of Never Let Me Go, gave the first of the American Express Screen
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 3
On Day 3 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival we attended the inaugural filmmakers tea, where we spoke to Derek Cianfrance about his acclaimed film Blue Valentine. In the West End Lucy Walker, the director of Waste Land, told us about her latest documentary, which explores the lives of garbage pickers in Rio through an art project developed by artist Vik Muniz. Blue Valentine also had its UK premiere that evening, with star Michelle Williams in attendance. The third day of the festival closed wi
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 4
On Day 4 of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, producer Mark Lipson presented Tabloid, his latest collaboration with acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris. At BFI Southbank, artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah discussed his latest film The Nine Muses, a lyrical set of tone poems looking at mass migration to post war Britain. On the red carpet Anton Corbijn presented his latest film The American starring George Clooney - with co-stars Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten in attendance. Finally Artis
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 5
Day 5 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival brought us the European premiere presentation of Africa United, an uplifting and eye-opening story about two Rwandan children who travel to South Africa to pursue their world cup dreams, and on the red carpet we spoke to director Debs Gardner-Paterson and the young stars of the film. At the second filmmaker's tea we spoke to Geoff Marslett about his rotoscope animated film Mars, and legendary American indie director John Sayles (Amigo). Finally, the Sig
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 6
On Day 6 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast, director Julian Schnabel spoke to us about his film Miral, a story of one woman's experience of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based on a true story by journalist Rula Jebreal, the Film On The Square Gala was attended by both Jebreal and lead actor Freida Pinto. Directors Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon) and Ferzan Ozpetek (Loose Cannons) were also on hand to introduce their work. Finally, the UK premiere of Another Year acted as the Mayor'
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 7
Day 7 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival included the UK premiere of Robinson In Ruins, the highly anticipated film from British director Patrick Keiller. Ryan Fleck also presented It's Kind Of A Funny Story, starring Zack Galifianakis, and Indian actor and director Aamir Bashir was on hand to introduce his debut feature Autumn, the story of a young man struggling to come to terms with the loss of his brother Kashmir. The evening culminated in the Mayfair Hotel Gala presentation of West Is Wes
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 8
On day 8 of the festival we looked at a range of British films and filmmakers. At BFI Southbank, the Breaking with Convention event featured key British talent discussing their use of form. Documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto also presented her latest work Pink Saris, which focuses on a group of Indian female vigilantes as well as the women that turn to them in desperation. The Archive Gala featured The Great White Silence by Herbert Ponting, comprised of haunting footage from Captain Scott's l
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 9
Day 9 of the 54th London Film Festival saw another set of interviews with filmmakers at The May Fair Hotel, including Imani Director Caroline Kamya and Amir Bar-Lev Director of The Tillman Story. At BFI Southbank, Scottish actor and director Peter Mullan gave a masterclass on his career in film to an enthralled audience. We also spoke to the creative team behind Patagonia, which explores the connection between Wales and this South American region. The evening ended with the European premiere of
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54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 10
Day 10 of the festival saw Joanna Hogg present the European premiere of Archipelago, her much anticipated second feature. Actor Richard Ayoade also attended the European premiere of his debut feature Submarine, with key cast Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige and Paddy Considine. The evening culminated in the Jameson Gala screening of Black Swan, the psychological thriller from Darren Aronofsky. The event was attended by Aronofsky and stars Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis.
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54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 11
Day 11 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival saw Colin Firth's organisation Brightwide hold their second annual event at BFI Southbank. The featured film was Christy Turlington Burns' documentary No Woman No Cry which investigates maternal mortality and pregnancy care worldwide. Darren Aronofsky gave an American Express Screen Talk, discussing a life in pictures. At the filmmaker tea we caught up with a number of international directors, including Jamie Thraves (Treacle Jr) and Kim Longinotto (Pi
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 12
On Day 12 we spoke to the Best Film Jury about the nominated shortlist and their deliberations. Acclaimed French writer and director Olivier Assayas gave an onstage masterclass about his significant work. Peter Mandelson also attended the world premiere of Hannah Rothschild's documentary Mandelson: The Real PM?, and artist and filmmaker Carol Morley presented her feature directorial debut Edge. Finally, the much anticipated Surprise Film was revealed to be Brighton Rock, after which the creative
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 13
On Day 13, we spoke to another range of filmmakers at the The May Fair Hotel, including Julie Moggan (Guilty Pleasures). On the red carpet, actor turned director Diego Luna discussed his second film, Abel, and Sabina Guzzanti presented her latest work, Draquila - Italy Trembles. The day concluded with the UK premiere of The Kids Are Alright, the MOFILM Gala, attended by director Lisa Cholodenko, and stars Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore. http://www.bfi.org.uk/live
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 14
On Day 14 of the Festival, Lisa Cholodenko, director of The Kids Are Alright, gave a Masterclass at BFI Southbank, supported by Variety. In the West End, the festival held the Film On The Square UK premiere of Biutiful, directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu - at which both he and star Javier Bardem were in attendance. Also on the red carpet the creators of Howl, featuring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg, were on hand to discuss their work. Finally Day 14 featured the Windows 7 Gala UK premiere
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 15
On Day 15 the BFI London Film Festival held its second annual Awards ceremony. The Best British Newcomer Award, in partnership with Swarovski, was presented by Andy Serkis and went to Clio Barnard, for The Arbor. The Sutherland Award for the most original feature debut was presented by Michael Winterbottom and Olivia Williams and also went to Clio Barnard for the Arbor. The Grierson Award for best documentary was presented by Jon Snow and went to Janus Metz for Armadillo. The Best Film Award, in
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 16, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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