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2007 Sarah Jacobson Film Grant

2007 Sarah Jacobson Film Grant This annual film grant is intended to honor the spirit and legacy of Sarah Jacobson. Sarah, whose feature film Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Anymore screened at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, died in 2004 after a battle with cancer. Sarah led a DIY (“Do It Yourself”) movement in the […]

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Call For Entries!

14th Chicago Underground Film Festival The 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has issued its call for entries! CUFF presents a wide range of work exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the concept of “underground”. From alternative music films and political agitprop to high camp and formal experimentation and everything in-between. We like films […]

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SEVENTH ART picks up NICE BOMBS

March 21, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seventh Art Releasing picks up Artvamp and Benzfilm Group Production NICE BOMBS for distribution. Seventh Art will run NICE BOMBS, Usama Alshaibi’s Iraq Documentary, in select theaters in NYC, Chicago and other cities starting Summer 2007. http://nicebombs.com Benzfilm Group and Artvamp LLC Announce NICE BOMBS will also screen at […]

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The Power of Nightmares

http://filesharingplace.be/forums/?showtopic=80793 This a series of three BBC documentaries that show how fear is an ultimate tool for politicians to preserve their power. As director Adam Curtis puts it, “Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us: from nightmares.” One of the central questions the documentary poses is, Could it be that the image […]

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Films 2006

here’s my top ten 0f 2006 not counting films we showed at CUFF 1. L’Enfant 2. The Proposition 3. Old Joy 4. Army of Shadows 5. 49 Up 6. Pan’s Labyrinth 7. An Inconvenient Truth 8. United 93 9. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 10. The Queen close behind this: Casino Royale, […]

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2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival Award Winners

The 13th Chicago Underground Film Festival (https://www.cuff.org) concluded on Thursday August 23rd with an informal awards party held at the Uncommon Ground coffee house a few blocks from the Music Box Theater. The three person festival jury consisted of former CUFF programmer Brian Mckenndry, Clara Alcott, curator of film, video and installation work at Chicago’s […]

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2006 Festival Awards images.

Some images from thursday’s Festival Awards party at Uncommon Ground. Bryan Wendorf, festival director, announces the winner for best documentary.

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Q and A for Closing film LOL

Images from last nights Q and A session with the crew of the festival closing film LOL. Joe Swanberg , LOL director, answers questions. The rest of the cast Tipper Newton, Kevin Bewersdorf , and Brigit Reagan.

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Q and A with the Monks.

Answering question are Monks director Dietmar Post and Monks singer Gary Burger.

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More Pictures from opening night of Nice Bombs.

Naomi zang, Kristie Alshaibi, Christie Hefner, Usama Alshaibi, Maha Cantello (all pictures courtesy of Usama Alashaibi) Usam and Studs introduce the movie.

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