Archive for June, 2010

Fascinating Panels and Conferences!

Photo: Re-Animator SCÈNE PRESENTS FANTASIA 2010: SOME FASCINATING PANELS In addition to the numerous conferences presented as part of the FANTASTIC WEEKEND OF QUEBEC SHORTS, this year the Fantasia Film Festival will be hosting a series of panels aimed at people working in the film industry or those interested in exploring it. AN INTRODUCTION TO [...]

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Fantasia Under the Stars Lineup 2010!

SCÈNE PRESENTS FANTASIA 2010: FANTASIA UNDER THE STARS As part of the 14th edition of the festival, SCENE, the first and only entertainment rewards program in Canada presents Fantasia Under the Stars, a series of special outdoor screenings at the Parc de la Paix (on St-Laurent boulevard between St-Catherine and René-Lévesque). Come celebrate with us [...]

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Steven Severin performs live score to Cocteau’s SANG D’UN POETE /BLOOD OF A POET

It makes perfect sense that one of the most innovative forces in alternative music would apply his talent to one of the most innovative forces in cinema: a major influential talent in the music scene, Steven Severin formed the legendary Siouxie And The Banshees along with Siouxie Sioux in 1976.

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NEVERMORE: An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

NEVERMORE: AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF A SPECIAL LIVE THEATRE EVENT! Directed by STUART GORDON, written by DENNIS PAOLI, starring JEFFREY COMBS Montreal, June 29, 2010. “Mesmerizing… It’s as if Poe himself has been re-animated for this enthralling ninety-minute display” — Ben Miles, SHOWMAG “This is Poe in his own words. [...]

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High Kicks and Hi-Jinks: The Hong Kong Martial Arts Section!

Image: Gallants The Hong Kong Selection is generously sponsored by The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada). All martial arts films mentioned below are Canadian premieres. Special “Legendary Kung Fu Star” Award In recognition of his past contributions to martial arts films, a special award will be given to Hong Kong action star Bruce [...]

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Spotlight: Subversive Serbia

Photo: The Life and Death of a Porno Gang Serbia’s terrifying recent history has birthed a confrontational new generation of filmmakers who are using the medium to express their wounded psyches in ways the Western World can barely get its head around. Our spotlight, which we are calling SUBVERSIVE SERBIA showcases the key entries in [...]

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Occidental Eruptions: Fantastic World Cinema

Fantasia’s 2010 occidental lineup of World Cinema is once again on fire with an astounding kaleidoscope of styles and sensibilities. Walk with us as we highlight by country-of-origin what we’re bringing to Montreal in July. Ready… steady… GO! Montreal, June 29, 2010. From the US, we have a multitude of treats and feats: Edgar Wright’s [...]

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The complete METROPOLIS – A Gala event at Place Des Arts

THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS – A GALA EVENT AT PLACE DES ARTS Montreal, June 29, 2010. Seldom has the rediscovery of a cache of lost footage ignited widespread curiosity as did the announcement, in July 2008, that an essentially complete copy of Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS had been found. This prompted an incredible year-long restoration project, the [...]

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Awards for KEN RUSSELL and animation duo DON BLUTH + GARY GOLDMAN!

A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR KEN RUSSELL Ken Russell is one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers, a true original whose vibrant films explode with passion, wit, and invention, powerhouse performances and obsessive visual detail. Fantasia will present Britain’s celebrated enfant terrible, the director of such one-of-a-kind classics as ALTERED STATES, TOMMY, CRIMES OF PASSION, [...]

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Documentaries From The Edge – Back for Fourth Year!

Photo: Marwencol The Fantasia Film Festival is proud to announce the return of DOCUMENTARIES FROM THE EDGE for an outstanding fourth edition. Throughout the years, this series dedicated to thought-provoking and remarkable documentaries has earned the praise of both critics and the general public alike and has established itself as one of the backbones of [...]

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