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  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Much of the film is in dead silence (accurately depicting the absence of sound in space), or with the sound of human breathing within a spacesuit.
The film's title was chosen because it was the first year of the new Millenium and of the next century.
The film initially opened to hostile, unsympathetic, negative or indifferent critical reviews (it was criticized for being boring and lacking in imagination), and 19 minutes were cut from the film after premieres in Washington, New York, and Los Angeles.
www.filmsite.org /twot.html   (3392 words)

Sarasota’s closing night film was Sean Penn’s wonderful film, The Pledge, which stars Jack Nicholson as a retiring Reno police detective hunting down a serial killer who specializes in raping and murdering little blonde girls.
The Unscarred is an American film set in Germany (with largely German talent behind the camera) about four former students returning to their Munich college 20 years after graduation, only to find themselves in a treacherous game of flmail and deception.
The domestic independent films seemed to be either heartwarming family films or dramas about hitmen and gangsters.
www.sick-boy.com /2001sarasota.htm   (1283 words)

 2001 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of television-related events in 2001.
April 30 - On Golden Pond, an adaptation of the play, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, working together for the first time since the film The Sound of Music, is aired live on CBS.
November 18 - The Facts of Life Reunion, reunion of cast members from the 1979-1988 NBC sitcom (though this movie aired on ABC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2001_in_television   (1130 words)

 Toronto 2001: A Film Festival Diary
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held from September 6 to 15 2001, was rocked mid-way by news of the terrorist attacks on September 11.
As the film opens, an older woman (the matriarch in this family melodrama) speaks hesitantly and inarticulately into a camera for a film crew that is visiting the factory where she works.
Seidl films extended, revealing conversations between the leading characters and then breaks away to stage long-take tableaux in which people do silly or sober things that are ostensibly part of their daily routines.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/festivals/01/17/toronto_diary.html   (3380 words)

 2001 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2001; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year.
The top ten films of 2001 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK) and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:
In total, seven films released in 2001 grossed more than $400 million, reaching international blockbuster motion picture status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2001_in_film   (455 words)

 Holiday 2001 Horror Film Festival
Ghosts of Mars (2001) - Both of us are John Carpenter fans and so it was a natural choice for us to start with this recent flick that both of us somehow missed on the big screen.
He didn't make it until after the first film was over, but in a special send off to some of the best known horror flicks of the '50s, we closed out the Holiday 2001 Horror Film Festival in 2002.
Filmed with dignity and self-respect, this one came close to being the best film of the the festival.
www.xmission.com /~tyranist/horror/special/ff-holiday2001.html   (918 words)

 2001 NNYF Film Festival
Eventually these became storyboards for the films and led to the hieroglyphic montage style of the completed trilogy - an approach that I had intuited when first attracted to the potential of cutouts two decades ago, but had never been able to capture on film.
Hallowed is a 16mm film that portrays a mystical voyage made back to the beginnings of time by an unconscious woman in the throes of a cataleptic state.
A fractured educational film which introduces the complexity of the poetry of and the problems created by pastoral dreams of synthetic futures.
www.filmlinc.com /archive/nyff/GM9_21/specialavant.html   (3143 words)

 The 2001 Northampton Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The films in these two series are programmed for a general audience, and include a number of “hits” from Sundance and other festivals, as well as area premieres.
You don’t have to be gay or Jewish (or both), to appreciate the artistry in these films, or to enjoy the humor and drama presented.
As part of our Special Events Programming, NFF 2001 is proud to announce the return of the Alloy Orchestra, once again playing their original music to a classic silent film.
www.nohofilm.org /festival/2001   (600 words)

 cul013 Film on slave trade rekindles reparations debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The film was shot in Marahoue National Park in central Côte d'Ivoire, but its scenes could have taken place on the coasts of Angola, Benin, or Senegal, where most of the buying and selling of Africans took place.
The film tells the story of Adangaman, an African king from the area around the Gulf of Guinea, who sold his prisoners to European slave traders in exchange for weapons and adulterated rum.
But the film's director, Gnoan M'balla, said that demanding reparations from countries where slavery was practised constituted an "ambiguous debate" because of the role some Africans themselves played in the trade.
www.afrol.com /Categories/Culture/cul013_slavetrade_film.htm   (1009 words)

 2001 Ohio Independent Film Festival and Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We are the leading film organization in Ohio dedicated to freedom of expression through the art of independent media; it is the part we play in the larger struggle for social justice and equality.
Obsessed with the film, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Janice aspires to be Holly Golightly and escape to NYC.
The film explores a day in the life of Mikael and his best friend, Jesse, as they guzzle Kool Aid, skip rocks, and try to figure out what life is all about.
www.ohiofilms.com /2001festival/schedule.html   (3869 words)

 2001 CRI Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival was created to provide a place for local filmmakers to show their work to peers and the general public.
The first festival, a modest success, was presented in April 2001 by Ron Niermeyer and Scott Chrisman.
Six films were submitted to the festival and about 35 people attended at McAuley Theater at Mount Mercy College.
www.crifilms.com /2001.html   (61 words)

 Lemar-Aftaab | www.afghanmagazine.com | January - December 2001 | Vol 2 | Issues 2 & 3 | Film | Kandahar Calling | By ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pazira's mere presence was certainly cause for many questions in the midst of people who could claim her as their own, yet whose lives have been totally circumscribed by a fate she escaped when she was in her teens.
Out of everyone on the Farsi-speaking film crew, Pazira alone speaks Pushtu, and was able to make connections with women who would otherwise have had no access to the intriguing events going on in their midst.
The experience has inspired Pazira in terms of her own future goals; her apprenticeship under one of the world's most respected filmmakers, after all, was a priceless education that she is itching to put to use.
www.afghanmagazine.com /2001/film/kandahar.html   (1452 words)

 First Look: Spring 2001 Film Festival
The short films shown in this festival are diverse, produced by both graduate and undergraduate filmmakers and ranging from narratives to documentaries to animated shorts.
Screening a film does not guarantee filmmakers a jump-start to their career, but with the majority of those in attendance at the DGA being industry professionals (approximately 200 RSVP every night), many filmmakers have secured meetings with studios and agents based on the work screened at the festival.
This film, set in the 1400s, follows the journey of a young native American boy from youth into manhood, when his courage and strength are tested by French trappers.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V142/N50/06-doubletrk.50d.html   (2661 words)

 SPLICEDwire | Seattle Film Festival (2001)
If there was ever a "travel destination" film festival, SIFF would be it -- the Iron Man of film festivals -- over 240 films in just over 3 weeks.
The word on it has been luke warm, which is fine by me. I tend to avoid the opening night films; they tend to be focused more on publicity than strength.
Co-Produced by Michael Stipe ("Being John Malkovich"), the film is distributed by HBO Films, meaning it will be on HBO eventually.
www.splicedonline.com /01features/2001siff1.html   (940 words)

The organizers of the Arab Film Festival would like to express their deep sadness around Tuesday 11th of September's tragic events in New York, Washington DC and Pittsburgh.
The Arab Film Festival strives to enhance the Bay Area community's understanding of Arab culture, history, and heritage through films that challenge the stereotypes dominating the American media's representation of Arabs.
However, due to the sudden and shocking nature of today's event, the organizers of the festival have decided to cancel the second half of this year's Cinemayaat, which was to open in Berkeley, Wednesday, September 12th, 2001 as well the closing night party on Friday, September 21st, 2001.
www.aff.org /archive/2001   (178 words)

 Pianiste, La (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Her character is a middle aged loner, successful musician and teacher, but incapable of having any type of life let alone a functioning relationship.Her sex life is also one of unhealthy obsession involving frequenting sex shops, voyeurism and sexual self mutilation.
It also gets revealed as the film progresses that she holds deeply disturbing sexual fantasies that involve humiliation and violence being committed upon her.
When she becomes involved with a student who has become infatuated with her, and tries to achieve the emotional salvation she longs for by sharing these obsessions with the young man there is tragic results.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0254686   (512 words)

 2001 NNYF Film Festival
This program was organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Argentine Film Institute (INCAA) and the Chancellery of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Buenos Aires, with the support of the Consulate General of Argentina in New York.
Less a sociological film than an existential study of survival among outcasts, Chronicle of a Lonely Child shares none of the characteristics of the films of Argentina’s new wave, with their exploration of middle-class angst, nor did it identify with the politically militant films of the 60’s.
The film is an accurate portrayal of the period, a summary of the struggles for supremacy in those Wild West days, seen through the archetypical story of a gaucho gone bad though no apparent fault of his own.
www.filmlinc.com /archive/nyff/GM9_21/specialbodyfavio.html   (3053 words)

 National Film Registry, 2001
The list is designed to reflect the full breadth and diversity of America's film heritage, thus increasing public awareness of the richness of American cinema and the need for its preservation.
But they are films that continue to have cultural, historical or aesthetic significance-- and in many cases represent countless other films deserving of recognition.
The selection of a film, I stress, is not an endorsement of its ideology or content, but rather a recognition of the film's importance to American film and cultural history and to history in general."
lcweb.loc.gov /film/nfr2001.html   (711 words)

 2001 A Mind Odyssey - Psychiatry and psychoanalysis in film - The Royal College of Psychiatrist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Over 1,200 people attended the Mind Odyssey three-day film festival at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith and the Arnolfini in Bristol earlier this year.
Director Terry Gilliam, who described the eight film programme as 'a hoot', was unfortunately unable to launch the festival due to filming commitments.
These were a sell-out at both venues as they took place two days after the film's general release in London and before its release in Bristol.
www.rcpsych.ac.uk /campaigns/2001/film.htm   (193 words)

 2001 Pennsylvania Film Festival
Films will be judged both for their social significance and artistic merit.
Films must be in English or have English sub-titles.
Films should be submitted on VHS cassette for judging.
www.documentaryfilms.net /pressrelease/PennsylvaniaFilmFestival2001.htm   (234 words)

 2001: Film Exhibition in Montreal: The Year in Review
Both films were released in January, so to balance this selection with something from the latter part of 2001, I will be innovative and choose the Shirin Neshat exhibit at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, which ran from September 29th until mid-January 2002.
The accolade "film theatre of the year" would have to go to the ExCentris, which has been the best place to view films in Montreal ever since it opened.
There were few refreshing surprises at the World Film Festival this year, apart from terrific live performances outside Place des Arts and at the closing party on the mountain by the Cuban band, Los Van Van, a couple of really good Iranian films, and a reflexive comedy about a womanising filmmaker from Kazakhstan, The Road.
www.horschamp.qc.ca /new_offscreen/2001_review.html   (2109 words)

 Fall 2001 Film Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Film genres to be considered include historical epic/biopic, musicals (including Hindi masala movies), comedy, martial arts/swordplay/samuraifilms, ghost stories and supernatural horror, sci-fi and fantasy (especially Japanese anime), urban gangster/ action films, and "exploitation" genres.
This course is designed to explore and encourage the use of creative and relevant films and videos in educational settings and to examine the visual, psychological, and technical methods used by filmmakers to convey their messages.
Films (both classic and contemporary) will be discussed from aesthetic, historical and social perspectives, enabling students to approach films as informed and critical viewers.
www.umass.edu /film/coursefl01.html   (6534 words)

 Alex Fung's Page > Film Lists > 2001 Additions to the National Film Registry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Library of Congress announced the list of 25 films to be added to the National Film Registry on December 18th, 2001.
This is the thirteenth year that the Library of Congress has added to its list of movies on the National Film Registry, bringing the total to 325 films.
Films which are added have 'cultural, historical, or aesthetic value', and will be preserved for posterity.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Theater/6696/Lists/01nfradd.htm   (118 words)

 WFF > Home
If you are not eligible for either competition, but still want to submit a film for programming consideration, email the Festival at info@wifilmfest.org.
We at the Wisconsin Film Festival express our deepest sympathies and support for all those affected by the terrible events of September 11.
We also affirm the importance of film and the creative arts as vehicles for healing, understanding, and empowerment.
2001.wifilmfest.org /home.asp   (280 words)

 Silicon Film's EFS-1 almost ships: Digital Photography Review
The EFS-1 is designed to fit into the film compartment of select 35mm SLR cameras and allow the user to capture digital images with no modification to the camera.
Silicon Film's patented technology is based on a high-resolution CMOS image sensor and the extreme miniaturization of the required electronics to achieve (e)film's unique adaptability.
The value of the EFS-1 design is that photographers can extend the use of their investments in 35mm SLR cameras, lenses and other accessories to "bridge'' the conventional film and digital worlds, all with a single photography system that is both completely familiar and comfortable.
www.dpreview.com /news/0105/01050703siliconfilmships.asp   (412 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Geri eyes 2001 film shoot
Therapy is slated to start filming in spring 2001 and casting for the two male leads begins soon, Green told BBC News Online.
Therapy is to be her first film since making her big screen debut in Spice World: The Movie with her old group in 1997.
Green said: "The film is fully funded and we have $15m in place.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/entertainment/newsid_952000/952519.stm   (331 words)

 Planet of the Apes (2001) Film Review
There are some similarities for example the opening human hunt for example and the general attitude of ape to man, but other than this it is a new film.
I'm not sure why she is even in the film, although I suspect the Hollywood was not brave enough to have an ape love interest.
As usual it looks fantastic and effects will wow you, but at the end of the day this film does not pack the dramatic punch of the original, which was both darker and scarier and an all together a better film.
www.domicilium.com /loganandglitz/reviews/g-planetape2.htm   (831 words)

 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bluntly, 2001 is one of the best science-fiction films made to date, if not the very best.
And although it is misunderstood by many, and respectively underrated, it is considered one of the best films of all time and I'll have to agree.
While it is a long film, and sometimes slows down, it has to be in order to accurately portray the journey of man. It's not a subject that would have faired well in a shorter film, faster paced feature.
us.imdb.com /Title?0062622   (759 words)

 Silicon Film - vaporized-ware: Digital Photography Review
What started as a rumour, grew into vapour ware, became a product which was demonstrated at PMA 2001 but was simply never attractive and always crippled by storage, battery, environment and sensor size limitations has now turned into vaporized-ware.
The Silicon Film Board has retained special counsel in contemplation of liquidation through bankruptcy proceedings, if immediate financing alternatives are not secured.
We have loaned Silicon Film substantial funds to support their product development because of our belief in the fundamental appeal of the Electronic Film System™ concept.
www.dpreview.com /news/0109/01091702siliconfilmvaporizes.asp   (354 words)

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