Hitler finds out Sandra Bullock will not be at the Berlin premier of The Blind Side

Hitler finds out Sandra Bullock will not be at the Berlin premier of The Blind Side

San Francisco: 1905 Market Street film

San Francisco: 1905 Market Street film.

“Dead Girl” by Ginger Liu

Fever Blister: Burlesque Performer

Hollywood, CA 2010

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The Ventura Film Society Festival 2010 honors Paul Mazursky

Writer, director, producer, actor and five time Academy Award nominee, Paul Mazursky, is to be honored at this years Ventura Film Society Festival. The director of “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and classic 1960’s sex comedy, “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” Mazursky’s body of work spans five decades and the festival will present eight of his films.

Ventura Film Society director Lorenzo DeStefano has put together a schedule of sixty films, including Tilda Swinton’s “I Am Love.” Highlights of the festival are listed and the full program is available on the the website.

If you love cinema and discovering old and new gems from artists around the world, then I thoroughly recommend the VFS.

Narrative Feature Program includes “I Am Love” (Italy), ”4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days” (Romania), “The Sicilian Girl” (Italy), “Paraiso Travel” (Colombia), “Crazy Stranger” (France/Romania), “Molokai-The Story of Father Damian” (Belgium/Australia).

Feature Documentary Program includes “We Live In Public”, “No Impact Man”, “Manda Bala”, “Blue Gold-World Water Wars”, “The Third Wave”, “Touch The Sound”, “Forgotten Ellis Island”, “Girls on The Wall”, “Once There Was A Country”, “Waiting For Hockney”, “Herb & Dorothy”, “Tupperware!”, “Paris Is Burning”, “Compañeras”,  “A Journey With Paul Cox”, “Signatures” and “Freeheld”.

Short Film Program includes “Rift” from returning VFS filmmaker Andrew Huang, “We Have Decided Not To Die” from visionary Australian filmmaker Daniel Askill, “Kick Like A Girl” by Jenny Mackenzie, “Sampsonia Way-City Of Asylum” from returning VFS filmmaker Jose Muniain, “Surfing Dolphins” by Santa Barbara filmmaker Greg Huglin, “Goofy Foot” by Chris Cashman, “9503 Maryknoll” by Phil Taggart, “Bountiful Bounty” by Nathan Cox,  “The Closet Artist” by ” from returning VFS filmmaker Michael Thanhouser, and “Devolution” from returning VFS filmmaker Gavin Heffernan.

The VFS Festival 2010 will present a number of shorts from Ventura’s Brooks Institute including “Riding High” by Tiffany Israel & Emily Ray, “Un Vie Merveilleuse” by Sean Broadbent, “Daisy” by Jack Major, and “D.On Darox & Linda The Fox” by Simarra Sousa and Melina Pizano.

Special Programs; Eight film tribute to the great American writer/director/actor Paul Mazursky to include “Down & Out in Beverly Hills”, “Blume In Love” starring George Segal (Festival attendee), “Moscow On The Hudson”, “Next Stop, Greenwich Village”, “Harry & Tonto”, “An Unmarried Woman”, “ Moon Over Parador”, and “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”.

Ventura Film Society Festival 2010

March 25-28 2010

The Historic Elks Lodge

11 S. Ash Street @ Main
Downtown Ventura, Ca. 93001

Inside Hollywood Examiner covered the event in 2009.

Infection: The Invasion Begins

The  double award winning “Infection: the Invasion Begins” is released on DVD from April 13th through Amazon. Top horror magazine, Fangoria, calls it “one of the best indies I’ve seen this year.”

A mystery surrounds a small town that was wiped out on September 9, 2009. Now, sixty years later, Sarah, the last survivor, sends a reporter, Mary, a letter suggesting what really happened on that day. The government calls 9/9/09 the start of “The Modern Plague.” Mary soon realizes that her search for the truth may be harder to uncover than the lies.

Infection: The Invasion Begins won awards for best sci-fi and best actress, Kelly Pendygraft, at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) last year.

Watch the trailer on Bloody Disgusting.

“The film evokes a host of impressive 1950’s forebears such as “It Came From Outer Space” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” with an obligatory nod to 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead.” Variety.

“Fans of goofy monster movies should dig it, zombie fans should dig it, and for those who still tend to gravitated towards the old invasion films of the 50’s should definitely dig it.” Fangoria.

Starring:
Lochlyn Munro (Unforgiven, White Chicks, Daddy Day Camp), Bryan Brewer, Kelly Pendygraft (Elizabethtown), Brian Guest (The OC), David Jean Thomas (Fight Club, Star Trek), and Mary Kate Shellhardt.

A CAUSE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
Directed by Howard Wexler
Produced by Bryan Brewer, Mark Brewer, Howard Wexler
Executive Produced by Carol Landsburg
Screenplay by Bryan Brewer
“Infection: The Invasion Begins” on DVD from April 13th exclusively through Amazon.

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar win came too late

We let it happen. We believed that feminism was bad -we let men convince us it was bad and so our generation rejected it. Now look at us? Music videos with pole dancing singers, dancers who look like prostitutes, fashion media loving anorexic models, entertainment media loathing women over 40. What the hell happened? Our generation was duped. The guys won again.

LA From the Apartment the Size of My Ass

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