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Two Great Film Festivals Happening This Week!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Time to start planning your activities for this week and if you’re in or near Los Angeles or Ohama, Nebraska and love independent film, then you’re in luck. On Wednesday, March 7 the Omaha Film Festival kicks off and on Thursday, March 8, the Los Angeles Animation Film Festival kicks off.

The Omaha Film Festival was established in 2005 as “a way for the Omaha community to experience the artistry of independent filmmaking through the exhibition of new films by aspiring artists that are otherwise unavailable for viewing in the area.” The festival typically screens over sixty films from around the world with a special section for Nebraska-made films. Genres cover narrative features, documentaries, short films and animated shorts and the festival features regional and worldwide premiers as well as advanced screenings of films that have already received wider distribution. The festival has become one of the top teaching festivals in the Central United States and offers a myriad of panels, lectures and workshops for aspiring filmmakers. You can find a full schedule of events here or pick up an All Film Pass here. The festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 7 and runs until Sunday, March 11.

Here’s a couple of the featured films that will be screening in Ohama this week.

Wednesday, March 7: Bringing Up Bobby (Director: Famke Janssen. 2011) Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Film

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, February 10 I Goldie and The Hawns Presents: Boneless! A monthly dose of lady comedy. Come join The People’s Improv Theater as they celebrate some of NYC’s funniest women of Improv, stand-up and sketch! 100% funny, 100% HOT. Stand up by Michelle Wolf, Firth, Funkle Todd and Goldie and the Hawns featuring Ashley Ward!

TONIGHT! Friday, February 10 I “They Eat Scum” + “Goodbye 42nd Street”  Nick Zedd’s infamous Super 8 movie that inspired the Cinema of Transgression movement, “They Eat Scum” showcases the film movement’s intent to shock the viewer into reconsidering society’s structures. As Zedd himself put it: “If it’s not transgressive, it’s not underground. It has to be threatening the status quo by doing something surprising, not just imitating what’s been done before.”  Filled with surrealist imagery, B-movie aesthetics, and comedic absurdity, “They Eat Scum” illustrates the re-evaluation of amateur aesthetics that was the hallmark of No Wave Cinema. Screens with “Goodbye 42nd Street,” a profile of the diverse nature of 42nd street in 1986, this film contrasts this iconic street with surrealist scenes.  Capturing this iconic neighborhood just before its transformation during the Giuliani era, “Goodbye 42nd Street” is an artistic remnant of a bygone Manhattan. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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