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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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
PANEL DISCUSSION ON REPRESENTATIONS OF VIOLENCE IN THE CINEMA: Coral Gables Art Cinema, Books & Books, and the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment (CHUE), FIU, co-sponsor a lively panel discussion on representations of violence in the cinema. Panelists include Phillip Church, Theater Department, FIU; Lucas Leyva, filmmaker and founder of the Borscht Film Festival; Robert Rosenberg, Director, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Barbara Weitz, Director of Film Studies, FIU, and other guests to be announced. The panel will be moderated by Michael Patrick Gillespie, CHUE, FIU. The discussion will consider how violence enhances or detracts from one's viewing experience, the limits, if any, that should be imposed on representations of violence, and the responsibilities of filmmakers who integrate representations of violence into their work.
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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Arts Garage is a multi-disciplinary cultural hub for visual artists, musicians, performers, film presenters and arts educators.
Creative City Collaborative is dedicated to infusing arts and culture into the Delray Beach Community by presenting live and musical performances, and foreign and documentary films, and providing creative classes and workshops. Founded in 2006 to build the cultural infrastructure that celebrates the City of Delray Beach as a creative, authentic, and intimate City, Creative City Collaborative is supporting the Delray’s cultural growth; strengthening the City’s distinctive national brand and to creating a learning community through the implementation of the Creative City Collaborative plan adopted by the City Commission of Delray Beach.
In November of 2010, The Delray Beach CRA decided to utilize the storefront space located at the lower level of Old School Square Parking Garage to host cultural and arts activities in the space. Alyona Ushe, the Executive Director of Creative City Collaborative, as a CRA employee was tasked to work with the Creative City Collaborative to organize activities in the space that has been named “Arts Garage.” These activities include performances, film, concerts, workshops, and multi-disciplinary classes. In addition, programming at the Arts Garage is being used as a testing ground for activities envisioned in the CRA’s Warehouse project, while building awareness in the community of the City’s Cultural efforts.
Executive Director Alyona Ushe explains why the Arts Garage is the jewel in the crown of the revitalized Delray Beach Arts District
The Newcomer is a documentary that focuses on the life and career of Richard Heyman, who was electedAmerica’s first openly gay Mayor for the city ofKey West.
Directed by Emmy Award-winning journalist John Mikytuck, the Newcomer tells the story about a forgotten gay icon and the tragic circumstances which arrested the political and social progress he made for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in the 1980s.
While the culture wars inflamed by Anita Bryant and the religious right had a powerful impact on the march toward gay civil rights in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the AIDS epidemic was ultimately much more destructive to the movement. The film focuses attention on that tragedy through the story of Heyman.
The Newcomer includes interviews with such longtime Keys notables as Peter Ilchuk, June Keith, John Kiraly, Joan Higgs and Dr. Mark Whiteside.
The Newcomer was made possible with support from the Miami Foundation.
Held at the New World Symphony's new home, the winners of the Knight Arts Challenge are announced.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced $23 million in new funding for the arts in South Florida. The support brings Knight Foundation’s total investment in South Florida’s diverse and dynamic cultural community to $86 million in six years.
Knight’s initiative supports both established institutions and grassroots organizations as a way to engage South Floridians and weave culture into people’s everyday lives. It includes funding for key arts institutions, and for the continuation of the Knight Arts Challenge, a contest open to the entire South Florida community that for five years has allowed artists to experiment and innovate even through a weak economy.
“The arts not only inspire and challenge, they help create the shared experiences that connect people to one another and the places they live,” said Alberto Ibargüen, president of Knight Foundation. “The success of our earlier initiative in Miami has encouraged us to expand to Philadelphia and Detroit and, now, to take it to the next level in Miami.”
The Miami announcement follows a recent, $19.25 million Knight Foundation investment in the Detroit arts scene, backing the cultural initiatives that are helping shape the future of that city.
In South Florida, the investment includes:
Support for leading cultural institutions ($14 million). Funding will engage and inspire audiences in new ways:
Miami City Ballet ($5 million): In its 28 years, the ballet has earned a national reputation. New funding will help the ballet increase its outreach and add new works to its repertoire, including new commissions.
The Wolfsonian-FIU ($5 million): The museum holds one of the most important collections of art and design objects from the modern era. With this new funding, The Wolfsonian will develop dynamic programming to engage South Florida residents and build greater access to its online collection.
Cleveland Orchestra ($2 million): The organization that has become Miami’s winter symphony expands its subscription season to four weekends of concerts and significantly increases its educational outreach programs to students.
Arts education ($1 million): Miami artists often begin their careers at one of two schools, the Design and Architecture High School and the New World School of the Arts. To expand the horizons of the next generation, new funding will send students on cultural field trips to New York City and Europe.
Borscht Film Festival ($500,000): The homegrown festival has put Miami into the national conversation on independent filmmaking, with works shown at 40 international film festivals. New support will help the festival expand its efforts and create more “only in Miami” stories.
Miami International Film Festival ($500,000): The festival helps make the city a destination for first-class cinematic creations. Knight Foundation will further the expansion of Ibero-American film through awards at this annual event.
Continuing the Knight Arts Challenge contest ($9 million) – Each year, the challenge asks everyone in South Florida for ideas to enhance the South Florida arts. The contest has just three rules: Projects must be about the arts; take place in or benefit South Florida and match Knight’s funding.
The best ideas receive Knight Foundation funds. Anyone can apply: the challenge purposefully seeks out nontraditional grantees. In fact, 6,601 ideas have been received over the past five years. More than half of these ideas came from individuals, businesses, and small organizations that don't have 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
With Knight Foundation’s new commitment, the contest will offer funding to organizations of all sizes – from businesses to individual artists – through 2015.
Knight Foundation is extending the contest because of its success: A new, independent evaluation of Knight Foundation’s impact found that the challenge has helped fuel Miami’s cultural scene. In particular, the challenge has helped small projects with an entrepreneurial spirit take shape. For example:
Additionally, prior funding has brought cutting-edge exhibitions to North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art, supported a new media program that includes the signature “Wallcasts” at the acclaimed New World Symphony campus, and will bring every Miami-Dade third grader annually to the soon-to-open Perez Art Museum Miami on the downtown waterfront.
“Miami’s creativity is limitless, Knight Foundation’s arts initiative and its Knight Arts Challenge have acted as its conduit – pulling the best ideas out of the city’s most creative thinkers, and helping them flourish. In a truly creative town like Miami, everybody should be able to participate, to dream and to ultimately see their passions through to reality,” said Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation’s vice president for arts.
For more information about Knight Foundation’s arts program, visit KnightArts.org.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.
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
Norton Highlights British Fashion and Design During WWII with
Keep Calm and Carry On: World War II and the British Home Front, 1938-1951
West Palm Beach, FL (Sept. 18, 2012) –When the British government produced the poster “Keep Calm and Carry On” in 1939, it was a rallying cry for the public, and a demonstration of a new collaboration between the government and the creative class. The Norton Museum of Art opens its special exhibition season exploring the ways in which artists, designers, architects, and filmmakers in Great Britain bolstered a nation and helped win the war on the home front. Keep Calm and Carry On: World War II and the British Home Front, 1938-1951, opens Nov. 1, 2012 and runs through Jan. 20, 2013. (Companion programming includes the four-part series, Keep Calm and Carry On: British Films with Scott Eyman. Eyman, literary critic and arts writer for The Palm Beach Post, is a noted film historian and author.)
“Virtually every member of England's creative class, from fashion designer Hardy Amies to arts leader Kenneth Clark and writer Noel Coward, helped fight the war at home, not only by creating innovative designs that saved essential wartime materials, but also by injecting style, beauty, and high culture into the harsh realities of wartime life," said Donald Albrecht, curator of the exhibition, who will provide insight during a discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 (Barry Day, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation will discuss growing up in England during the Blitz at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.)
Keep Calm and Carry On examines design between 1938 and 1951, the years immediately before, during, and after England’s participation in the war. The exhibition is divided into three sections:
• Design for Fashion and Beauty, which features women’s dresses—some by couturier to the royal family Hardy Amies—and uniforms from the era, a clothing rations book, and copies of British Vogue.
• Design for Shelter and Protection, which highlights air-raid shelter designs and drawings, and domestic objects, including utility furniture.
• Design for Entertainment and Propaganda, which demonstrates the ways graphic designers and filmmakers shaped the nation’s behaviors and attitudes from encouraging women to enter the workforce and plant victory gardens to imploring everyone to “keep calm and carry on.”
For greater context of the social, cultural, and political dimensions of the struggles on the home front, the exhibition will include clips from films and radio programs that were popular during the era. Vintage photographs also will help visitors understand what daily life on the home front looked like.
The exhibition will begin with the preparations for war in 1938 and will end with a coda devoted to the major design events in the years directly following the war that were pivotal in Britain’s conversion from a wartime nation to a peacetime nation. Included are objects and images from the 1946 Britain Can Make It exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the 1948 Olympics, the 1948 Earl’s Court Auto Show, and the 1951 Festival of Britain, a government organized exhibition that highlighted Britain’s contributions to industrial design, architecture, science, technology, and the arts.
“The Norton exhibition will continue to explore the ideas and work presented in the MFA Boston’s excellent, focused exhibition Beauty as Duty: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain,” said Norton Executive Director Hope Alswang. “World War II and the austerity measures that came along with it were pivotal in ushering a new era of modernism in Great Britain. The British creative class came together to support the war effort, unify the nation, and maintain morale, and, in the process, created a more egalitarian society. It’s been a fascinating road of discovery and we’re eager to share our new knowledge with our visitors.”
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.