The first group of contestants in the 48 Hour Film Project screened their entries at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center.
Film Historian Leonard Maltin and Stephen Bogart (son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall) were on hand in Key Largo to kick off the first annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival (http://bogartfilmfestival.com/) which included a ride on the original African Queen (which is also docked in Key Largo) and began with, what else, an outdoor screening of Key Largo
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First Toronto, Now Miami!
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
Selected to Screen at Miami International Film Festival
In Competition to win $10,000
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story is a brilliant, original and highly engrossing feature-length documentary depicting the life and times of the best-selling children's author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer. This French artist’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art and biting social satire is fully explored in this entertaining, 98-minute film. While you may not be familiar with Ungerer or his work, you will quickly be entranced by the force of nature that is Tomi Ungerer.
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough is the directorial feature-film debut of Brad Bernstein (also writer & producer), who weaves Ungerer’s epic life story into an illustrated tapestry of the seminal events of the 20th Century—using Ungerer’s own artwork. From his striking visual commentaries protesting American involvement in Vietnam to the many beloved characters of his children’s books, Ungerer is admired worldwide for the influence his work has had on a variety of art forms, and for his contribution to children’s literature. Yet the same factors that vaulted him to meteoric success – fearless creativity, absolute outspokenness, fierce independence - also made him a lightning rod for controversy and the object of intense malice.
With Ungerer in the drivers seat, Bernstein takes us on an emotional and visual journey through Nazi-occupied France during World War II, Ungerer’s subsequent move to America and his Madison Avenue successes (The Village Voice, New York Times) in the late 50’s during the Golden Age of Magazine Illustration, his immediate influence on children’s literature in the 1960’s (Crictor, Moon Man, The Three Robbers), and the anti-Vietnam war and sociological poster art that made him iconic (Eat, Kiss For Peace, Black Power/White Power). Yet despite all of his monumental visual achievements and the successes of his children’s books in the 60’s – which would, later in life, earn him the coveted Hans Christian Andersen Award – Tomi Ungerer is virtually forgotten in North America, even his most recognized books now out of print.
What led to this man’s freedom of expression being suppressed? What led to his demise? What forced him into obscurity on this side of the pond?
Through interviews with the late Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen), Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator and author Jules Feiffer (Feiffer, Carnal Knowledge), New York Times Book Review columnist Steven Heller, children’s literature scholar Michael Patrick Hearn and others, Far Out explores Ungerer’s self-destruction and subsequent departure from America. To this end, Bernstein and his creative partners & collaborators at Corner of the Cave Media – Rick Cikowski and Brandon Dumlao – have attempted to present the story in the most visually compelling way possible, laboriously combing through thousands of pieces of Ungerer’s artwork from his museum in Strasbourg, France. With the use of a variety of motion graphics techniques, they have taken almost 80-years worth of Ungerer’s art and brought it to life, animating his childhood sketches, ad campaigns, anti-Vietnam War posters, cartoons, children's books and erotica.
Far Out Screening Dates & Times @ MIFF:
Wednesday, March 6th at 9:30PM @ Miami Beach Cinematheque
Friday, March 8th at 7:15PM at Regal 18 South Beach
The film, "Bless Me, Ultima," is based on the provocative novel by Rudolfo Anaya and stars Miriam Colon. uVu had a chance to discuss the film with Ms. Colon. The film opens nationally on February 22, 2013.
Animation studio "Simpals" produced its fourth short animated film "Dji. Death fails".
Dji is an unusual death. The Dark Knight has appeared in a different form. No, he is not white and fluffy. Dji is just terribly unlucky. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But the screenwriters prepared some obstacles for Dji. Will he manage to overcome them? You'll see.
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Writer/director Tony Glazer, who grew up in Broward County, discusses his new film, "Junction," along with producer and star Summer Crockett Moore. We caught up with them on the Red Carpet at Cinema Paradiso on the final night of FLIFF 2012.
We caught up with the cast from the feature film "Junction" on the Red Carpet at Cinema Paradiso during FLIFF 2012.
In this clip we hear from Neal Bledsoe, Sharon Maguire and Tom Pelphrey.
David Karges, director and producer of the film "Knuckleheads," talks (guardely) about his first feature film which screened as part of FLIFF 2012
Kyle Tequila is the director of "A Sister's Call," a film that examines the depths of love in a family touched by homelessness and schizophrenia.
The film was screened as part of FLIFF 2012.
Robert Afanto is the director of "Pearls on The Ocean Floor," a film about Iranian female artists. The film was screened as part of FLIFF 2012 and in this clip, Mr. Adanto talks aboutthe project
The director of the film "Who Bombed Judy Bari," Darryl Cherney was on hand to discuss his film which played at Cinema Paradiso as part of the FLIFF 2012.
South Florida's own Steven Bauer, best know for his roles in "Scarface" and Que Pasa USA, was on the Red Carpet for FLIFF2012 talking about his new film, "Knuckleheads," which had a south Florida premiere during the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Actress Carroll Baker received a lifetime acheivement award for her work in film, beginning with Hollywood productions such as Giant and Baby Doll.
Ms. Baker was honored at Cinema Paradiso as part of the FLIFF 2012.
Actresses Carroll and Blanche Baker are a formidable mother and daughter combination, Carroll became a star in the 1950s and has worked continuosly over the years appearing with many Hollywood legends. Blanche has appeared on Broadway, in film and won an Emmy for a supporting role in the TV miniseries "The Holocaust."
We had a chance to speak with both women at FLIFF 2012, where two of Blanche's films, Hypothermia na d ashort film (which Blanche also wrote) called "Ruth Madoff Occupies Wall Street," were being screened. Carroll was on hand for a screening of "But Not For Me" and to recieve a Lifetime Achievement Award from FLIFF 2012
Film Historian Foster Hirsch sat with Carroll Baker to discuss her career, which included working with James Dean, Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams.
The interview was conducted at Cinema Paradiso as part of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2012, prior to Ms. Baker receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from FLIFF
Director Timothy Anderson and Assistant Producer Nathaniel Rovit talk about their film "Two Hundred Thousand Dirty" which was shot in 18 days. The film played at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival as part of FLIFF 2012
Actress Molly Parker stars in the new film, The Playroom,: which played at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival as part of FLIFF 2012
Director Julia Dyer's new film, "The Playroom," was one of the featured films at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival as part of FLIFF 2012. Ms. Dyer discussed the film and the long road to getting it made.