The News Review:
- John Lennon biopic to close London Film Festival
- Arts Briefly Stand-Up in Michigan
- Newport Folk Festival Turns 50 With Sets From Seeger Baez …
- Livery cab slams into Queens street festival injuring dozen
- Crowds jam Watsonville’s berry festivals
- Tilda Swinton takes mobile film fest on the road
John Lennon biopic to close London Film Festival
The Associated Press
“Nowhere Boy” depicts Lennon at age 15 and follows his relationship with his estranged mother Julia and with his Aunt Mimi who raised him. It is the first feature from visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood and stars newcomer Aaron Johnson as Lennon Kristin Scott Thomas as Mimi and Anne-Marie Duff as Julia. The 53rd London Film Festival opens ct. 14 with Wes Anderson’s animated feature “Fantastic Mr.
Arts Briefly Stand-Up in Michigan
New York Times
where he lives The Associated Press reported. The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival a weekend-long event is to feature film stand-up and sketch comedy and will be organized by Mr. Moore and Jeff Garlin a star and executive producer of the.
Newport Folk Festival Turns 50 With Sets From Seeger Baez …
” It’s hard to argue the point. Fifty years ago Seeger co-founded the legendary event with Wein while headlining a bill featuring artists like detta Memphis Slim and the Stanley Brothers. Saturday the 90-year-old Seeger was back onstage leading a 50th anniversary sing-along that included the Decemberists Gillian Welch Fleet Foxes and his grandson Tao. He even played a few solos.
Livery cab slams into Queens street festival injuring dozen
New York Daily News
An out-of-control livery cab skidded into a Queens street festival Sunday slamming into food tents and injuring a dozen people while sending scores more scurrying for safety police and witnesses said. Revelers who braved the rain to enjoy the annual Queens Ecuadorian Day Parade in. “It just came out of nowhere” said.
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Crowds jam Watsonville’s berry festivals
San Jose Mercury News
Crowds of people stuffed their faces with everything strawberry at the City Plaza for the 15th annual Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay. And throngs traveled out to the fairgrounds to listen to music and have a good time at the Monterey Bay Berry Festival. Downtown dishes ranged from strawberry tamales to strawberry parfaits. Giant strawberries painted in store front windows animated Main Street businesses while live music filled downtown with the feeling of celebration.
Tilda Swinton takes mobile film fest on the road
The Associated Press
Swinton and fellow film fans are transporting the movie truck through towns and villages for a traveling film festival. Most of the time they drive but volunteers are pulling the 37-tonne (40 ton) truck for part of the journey on foot. Swinton said the foot slog — a tribute to movies and the Scottish landscape — was a “mad idea” that seemed appropriate. Swinton told Monday’s edition of The Guardian newspaper that audiences in remote communities were hungry to for non-mainstream films and for an “experience of cinema” unavailable on DVD. The festival’s schedule includes international road movies from Preston Sturges’ “Sullivan’s Travels” to Fridrik Thor Fridriksson’s “Cold Fever.
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