“Timbuktu” takes Ecumenical Prize at Cannes

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  by Abderrahmane Sissakoa  From the press release: This film tells the story of the life and dignified resistance of men and women in Timbuktu who seek to live according to their culture and traditions while at the same time integrating modern communication media. The film is a strong yet nuanced denunciation of an extremist interpretation of religion. The Ecumenical Jury Prize honours the film's high artistic achievement and its humour and restraint. While offering a critique of … [Read more...]

“The Way” with Martin Sheen Week 3 Lenten Film Series

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You can access the entire series directly at Lenten Film Series 2014. I hope you are enjoying the series!Be sure to check out the questions for reflection and conversation.Have you ever walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela? If so, share some of your reflections here!Meanwhile "Buen Camino" for your Lenten journey wherever you are.   … [Read more...]

“The Redemption of the Prosecutor” first in Lenten Film Series

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 Today is Ash Wednesday and our Lenten Film Series from the INNetwork begins! I will post these every week. You can also visit the INNetwork (Ignatian News Network) each week as well. If you go to The INNetwork on your mobile device you can downtown the app and receive notifications each time a new Lenten film goes up.Bring your journal or a notebook to reflect on the questions that emerged from the Scriptures and the film/interview. This series if good for high … [Read more...]

Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival (watch and vote for the audience award online)

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I received this information this morning from SIGNIS, the international Catholic association for communication.The press release from the organization follows; but you can go directly to the website with the films by clicking here.Participation in the festival is free, that is, you can see all of the films online and vote by clicking on "fan". MUBI also offers a new world film every day for a subscription fee - but the festival Nov 1-14 is gratis (only a few days … [Read more...]

“To the Wonder” yearning to feel life

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 When writer/director Terrence Malick’s latest cinematic painting unfolds Neil (Ben Affleck) and Marina (Olga Kuryenko), playfully cross the causeway to Mont St. Michel at low tide. They visit the old monastery. Neil says nothing but Marina reflects on love and wonders what will come next.They go from France to Oklahoma, with Marina’s daughter, Tatiana (Tatiana Chiline). The house is new, empty, and though almost sterile, filled with light. Marina and Tatiana begin to adapt, but Mar … [Read more...]

So you have a movie idea? Want to write a script?

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"So You Have a Movie Idea?" Quite frequently I receive requests to read scripts and story ideas from people who have written scripts, are starting to write one, or want to write one.For a while I was consulting on scripts but discovered that 99.9% of those who contacted me really didn't want a critique or analysis as much as they wanted me to tell them they were on to something great. The truth is, good will and passion count, but they are not enough to create a great script.It takes a … [Read more...]

Sundance Film Festival captures human experience (final blog post from Sundance)

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My final blog post about Sundance 2013:In this year's Sundance Film Festival, the first I've attended, women made half of the approximately 200 films screened. This is a milestone even for a festival that has celebrated independent filmmaking from its beginning in the early 1980s.The cinematic lineup of the 2013 festival, held Jan. 17-27, included films from 39 countries and 51 first-time filmmakers. I saw only 21 films in competition or premiering at the festival (and three others), but … [Read more...]


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