The News Review:
- At Sundance Film Festival it’s a buyer’s market
- Foundation cancels 2010 poetry festival
- Multicultural Festival Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Centennial Era Balloon Festival To Launch May Schedule
- San Francisco film noir festival
- Christie Brinkley’s “Got Milk” has hope for bama
- High-watt stars to shine in force at Santa Barbara Film Festival
At Sundance Film Festival it’s a buyer’s market
Los Angeles Times CA
By John Horn January 15 2009It’s Hollywood’s version of the saddest orphanage imaginable: More than a hundred precious newborns looking for a loving home. nly a dozen and a half will be lucky enough to find one with fewer adoptive parents now showing up. The Sundance Film Festival which starts tonight represents many things to many people — a bold collection of arty movies for cineastes a free-flowing booze binge for party animals — but at its core Sundance stands apart as the nation’s most important market for films made outside the studio system. Like everything else in the upside-down economy these days though the festival’s sales dynamics are certain to be transformed this year especially for the historic Sundance stronghold of documentary films. “It’s a scary time out there” says Jim Stern a producer of “An Education” a coming-of-age drama considered one of the top films headed to Park City in search of a theatrical distributor. But I also think there are going to be opportunities.
Foundation cancels 2010 poetry festival
The Associated Press
(AP) — These are times when there aren’t enough dimes for those who rhyme. Dodge Foundation has told poetry fans that it’s canceling its 2010 poetry festival which had been held every other year in New Jersey. It was the biggest festival of its kind in North America. The foundation says it has lost 30 percent of its assets in the past year because of declining markets. What’s more David Grant the president of the Morristown-based foundation says the festival might be more modest when it returns. The festival attracted more than 10000 people a year and cost about $1.
Multicultural Festival Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
KSMU Radio M
With the celebration of his birthday on Monday one group is giving the zarks community that opportunity. UNITE is an organization that produces a news publication directed toward local African American families. However on Monday the group will call for the entire zark community to share in its 12th Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival. Unite’s President and Event Coordinator Samuel Knox talks about the organization’s goal for the event. "We’re facilitating the networking and the diversity of people and cultures that we have right here in the zarks. So I think that’s in keeping in the spirit of the King Holiday. I think that the festival is a great addition to the number of things that you can to on the day of" says Knox.
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IMS Celebrates 100th Anniversary f 1st EventBy Eric Powellindianapolismotorspeedway. comFriday January 16 2009.
San Francisco film noir festival
San Francisco Chronicle USA
This is the seventh outing for the event which offers a prime chance to see not just mainstream noir but obscurities films not available on DVD. And to make it even better the festival is returning to its former venue the Castro Theatre. The film selections are by Muller and former Castro programmer Anita Monga. Muller has written extensively on the genre. His books include “Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir” and the noiresque novel “The Distance. ” Monga’s long stint at the Castro is fondly remembered by local film lovers.
Christie Brinkley’s “Got Milk” has hope for bama
President-elect Barack bama. Brinkley who was at the Sundance Film Festival to launch her third “got milk?” advertising campaign said she would be glued to the television on Tuesday to watch bama be sworn in as the first black U. “I think there’s a whole real positive energy going on and I hope to flow along with that positive energy” said Brinkley who has said her “perfect life” was shattered by revelations her husband Peter Cook had an affair with his teenage assistant and spent thousands of dollars on Internet pornography. “I am really looking forward to watching what happens to our country and to our country vis-a-vis the whole world” said Brinkley who met bama when her daughter and ex-husband Billy Joel performed a concert for him with Bruce Springsteen.
High-watt stars to shine in force at Santa Barbara Film Festival
Ventura County Star CA
comIf the star wattage is pulsing on State Street it can only mean the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is back in town. The 24th annual event opens Thursday and will feature more than 200 films during its 11-day run. Clint Eastwood Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz are among the celebrity honorees. As usual the event figures to be a hotbed for Academy Award hopefuls; nominations will be announced Thursday the same day the festival starts. Celebrity tributes: Kate Winslet will receive the Montecito Award on Jan.