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Join us and meet Alan Gershenfeld, Founder and President of E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios and publisher of the world-renowned and award-winning "Never Alone" game created in collaboration with the Iñupiat Alaskan Native community.
This music-filled romp earned a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival. Ciro (Giampaolo Morelli) is among the most feared men in Naples, one of two killers at the service of crime boss Don Vincenzo (Carlo Buccirosso), “the King of Fish.” One night a young nurse, Fatima (Serena Rossi), finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time and sees too much; Ciro is given the job of getting rid of her. But when the two end up face to face, they recognize each other as childhood sweethearts. Set in the beautiful Bay of Naples, the movie is a musical, an action thriller but also a romantic comedy with scores from Neapolitans songs to rap.
When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Employing impressive cinematic techniques and anchored by a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani, Kaouther Ben Hania’s BEAUTY AND THE DOGS tells an urgent, unapologetic, and important story head-on. A rare, startling film from a female Tunisian director, it’s a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.
After an EU grant to expand their family winery falls through, a group of sibling discover they have only fifteen days to pay back the money the bank loaned them against the expected funding. Desperate to save the business and prevent their wives and girlfriends from finding out, they embark on a series of reckless hijinks to beg, borrow, steal and extort what it takes to pay the loan back.
The flood of 1966 in Florence through the eyes, the camera and the creativity of Beppe Fantacci, who helped the famous artisans of Florence to survive the devastation of the city. A forgotten story of desperation, creativity and recovery, the film features unreleased, amazing 16mm color footage, and exclusive memories of the flood by families such as Bargellini, Ferragamo, Pucci, Tayar, and by gifted artisans who survived nowadays thanks to men like Beppe Fantacci.
Q&A w filmmaker
Jean Cocteau Cinema presents an evening of music and comedy by Carlos Medina.
Music by Carlos Medina y Los Gallos.
Comedy of Graviel De La Plaga!
Yes, by request, Bud Light will be available at the bar!!
Q&A w filmmaker
Florindo e Carlotta - La Vita Segreta delle Chiocciole (Florinda and Carlotta - The Secret Life of Snails)
Florindo is a disabled poet who has come to collect a prize of poetry in a village forgotten by the world. Carlotta is a prostitute who works on one of the endless streets of these desolate places and lives in an old farmhouse with coworkers, extravagant characters and failed artists. Their meeting will change both their lives. A letter of eviction arrives to the farmhouse. Panic. They are all stragglers, without work or hope. Florindo shows Carlotta the poster of a competition with a prize in cash that could help them to buy the farmhouse. She doesn’t believe they can participate: a disabled person in a wheelchair and one like her, a prostitute. They quarrel and interrupt their friendship. An unexpected episode leads them to meet again and now they decide to participate in the competition, with unexpected results.
Io Non Le Credo (I Don’t Believe You)
An exorcist is called to check if the home of a vulnerable community resident is really infested, but things will not go in the right way…
Il Profume delle Stelle (Scent of the Stars)
Nino, out of the madhouse after thirty years, finds himself incapable of living otherwise. Just as Adriano, a hospital doctor, shot home from his wife and also unable to find the courage to face life. They all will find the meaning of small things again.
Verso Casa (The Way Home)
Michele is a Sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebellious. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him. He runs away and roams, lonely and abandoned, as a stray dog, through ruins and wild paths, pushing himself further away from the sea. Exhausted, he descends a gorge carved in red rock, at the end of which he commits a violence that will change him forever.
Volevamo Fare U’Cinema (We Wanted to Make Pictures)
Paolo and Davor, the former Calabrian, the latter Serbian, have one aim in life: to make pictures. What unites them, other than their obvious ineptitude, is a passionate love for a great master: Marco Bellocchio. And so one day, between one hit on the bong and another, Paolo reads in a magazine that… Marco Bellocchio is going to shoot his next film in Bobbio! They have to go there, meet him and, whatever it takes, discover the secret to Making Pictures!
Three retired friends love to talk in a bar in their village. They do not talk about politics, sports or local gossip but are questioning on philosophical themes that will bring them to life in an animated way. The flashbacks of a more erudite narrator than others will open up surreal moments that trigger these new questions. Between doubts and certainties, between faith and reason, friends will reflect on the fundamental questions of existence.
After a canceled tour, flailing musician Jesse Lirette seeks out an old flame in a small town in New Mexico. When an arrogant attempt at inserting himself into her family fails, he must confront the mistakes of his past on his own.
Caterina is a young and well-known psychologist, her life is perfect: Love, job, family, friends are all that she wishes. But one day something happens which threatens her happy but a little bit unconscious existence. Her father dies, leaving her full of debts owing to her sister Viola who has gone through the family property; a provincial scandal disgraces her reputation and she loses her job, her husband leaves her. For the first time Caterina must start all over again and begin a new life. A deeply different life from the one she has always defended and loved. After a rocambolesque cheerful series of events she will discover that her deepest strength is this one: never to stop, always being in motion, lifting her head up once more, trusting and leaning on those people, (such as her friends Ludovica and Sara and her fragile sister Viola), who she had always thought she was to help.
PART I: (20mins)
The Format Dilemma:
With the emergence of so many media platforms, how do emerging filmmakers identify a target format? In an evolving marketplace, with more platforms and formats than ever before in the history of entertainment, ranging from sVOD, Network, Cable, Feature, Shorts, Serialized Short-Form, 10x10, 3x25, Vertical Handheld, and so on; how do filmmakers gage which studios, platforms, and formats to target for their projects?
PART II: (20mins)
How Dark Do They Want Us?
sVOD seems to be inundated with a wave of very dark themes. With super-hit TV shows like Stranger Things, Man In High Castle, Mr. Robot, Altered Carbon, Westworld, Game of Thrones and so on; it seems that the media zeitgeist is getting darker and darker. However, with a new wave of #social movements sweeping across America today, from #MeToo, #TimesUp, #BlackLivesMatter, #Enough, #MarchForOurLives, it appears that there might be a disconnect between the media studios are offering and audiences are craving. How will these movements affect the stories that filmmakers want to tell and audiences want to see?
PART III (10mins)
Panelists’ CineRant: (10mins) 1 minute to each panelist to CineRant on a subject of their choosing that relates to film & media
PART IV (10mins)
The classic fairytale gets an unexpectedly dark and hip update in this strikingly animated tale from the Italian directorial foursome Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone and Alessandro Rak (all newcomers except for Rak, who earlier directed European Film Award winner The Art of Happiness). Set almost entirely aboard a retro-futuristic ship in the harbor of Naples, the story re-imagines Cinderella as a 17-year-old, vaguely emo-punk chick who's about to be married off to a megalomaniac drug dealer who wants to turn Naples into the crime capital of the world. Of course, there's an evil stepmother who's raising her own children as — what else? — cabaret dancers, and also a heroic policeman who might be able to give this crazy, music-filled and intentionally somewhat chaotic ride a happy ending.
A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Never shying away from the “unspeakable” magicks, Misty excels in bold. Using the everyday possessions of her audience members—a necklace, a set of car keys—and a few less-ordinary ones—real human bones—Misty leads viewers on an intimate journey that will make even the staunchest skeptics question what’s real. Misty is proud to be the first female staff medium at the world-famous Hollywood Magic Castle. Her Houdini séances blend elements of traditional Victorian spiritualism with modern stage illusion to create an experience that’s both horrifying and enthralling. Misty channels human energy, combined with psychological knowhow, to tap into audience members’ deep-rooted fears and superstitions. Trained alongside CIA and ATF agents and members of Scotland Yard, she utilizes body language awareness and cognitive recall techniques to detect what’s real. Misty’s highly original illusions showcase fire and lights, music, dance and elaborate costumes appropriate for a dark magical mistress. Audiences should expect a dazzling visual display at the Jean Cocteau Cinema for Misty’s return to the theatre in May.
Original Effects and Illusions
A stage illusionist with a musical theater background, Misty understands branding and the importance of standing out in a crowd. Her maverick magic style and varied experience within the field uniquely qualifies her to create something special for her clients – something specific to them, something that makes sense, and something original that still rings true to brand.
Experienced in both dramatic stage illusion and close-up magic, Misty performs up-close magic with cards and everyday items before your eyes – and can create custom ‘wow’ moments – complete with premiums and leave-behinds – to drive your point home, encourage future contact communication, and spur your potential clients into action.
Human Lie Detection
The only magician in history with IAI certification (she’s certified to teach law enforcement officials!), Misty studied cognitive interview, body language assessment and memory recollection techniques alongside CIA and Scotland Yard agents. Her skill for reading microexpressions and uncovering the truth has led to her designation as a Human Lie Detector—a skill she showcases on and off the stage.
In addition to magic, Lee is a prolific voice actor, appearing in award-winning video games such as The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Disney Infinity, and more. She currently provides the voice of Aunt May Parker in Ultimate Spider-Man, which airs on Disney XD. At Comic-Con International, Lee designed and taught custom effects to celebrity host and presenters for the “Magic of Comics” themed awards show.
Lee studied and performed both sketch and musical improv comedy at The Second City in Los Angeles.
She plays the character Misty Hannah in the backstory to Ingress.[
Join Jordan Wolfe as she reads and discusses her father's first science fiction novel, Limbo. Written by Bernard Wolfe this sci-fi classic is being reprinted for the first time by Orion publishers. Discussion and reading followed by a Q & A as well as a signing in our lobby.
Billy Wilder's 1954 classic starring humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn
Chauffeur’s daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father’s rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however, their romance is threatened by David’s serious older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place.
Join us for Girls Night Out at the Jean Cocteau Cinema with Steel Magnolias! Bring your girlfriends, your mom, and/or your daughter for a fun-filled night with drink specialties and a celebration of some of our favorite female-centric films. Boys are of course welcome too.
Six divas of the silver screen – Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts – come together as bosom buddies in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M’Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field) looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battle sher deepest fear of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.
The Meatball Chronicles, a solo show by Santa Fe's most prolific actress Debrianna Mansini, comes to the Railyard Performance Center in May 2018. Mansini steps out in her own unique way -sharing a culinary adventure of finding love through a meatball.
A mysterious man sits every day at the same table of the same restaurant, accepting to grant his visitors’ biggest wishes and assigning them peculiar tasks to accomplish in return. What will they be ready to do to get what they want?
Singer songwriter, painter, essayist - Tom Russell has recorded thirty five highly acclaimed records, & published five books: 120 Songs of Tom Russell; Tough Company - Letters with Charles Bukowski; Blue Horse Red Desert: the Art of Tom Russell; Blodsport a crime novel published by Aschehoug, Norway; and - And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks, with Sylvia Tyson.
Tom Russell songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, K.D. Lang, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ian Tyson, Iris Dement, Joe Ely, and a hundred others.
In 2015 Russell released a 52 track "folk opera" on the West, The Rose of Roscrae, was deemed: maybe the most important Americana record of all time by UK Folk, the top Folk album of 2105 by Mojo Magazine, and hailed in top ten lists in two dozen publications including The Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times.
His latest release is Folk Hotel.
Reviews - Fall 2017
Folk Hotel is almost certainly the best Americana album of 2017 and the lyrics are some of the very best of the last decade. Tom Russell is one of the key songwriters of the last twenty years or so. He must now be included on any list of great songwriters which would also include important people like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Hank Williams.
Country Music People, Paul Riley, 12/17
Mythical America explored by brilliant Americana songwriter...Russell is a riveting storyteller.
Peter Watts, UNCUT, Oct. 2017
Tom Russell's 'Folk Hotel' keeps it simple, beautiful — and Hank Williams pays a visit...
Chicago Tribune, 9/6/17, Steve Knopper,
One of the top three records of 2017... RNR Magazine
As ruggedly romantic as ever...Russell is a treasure.
Colin Irwin, Mojo, Oct. 2017
A master class in songwriting by an important singer. #2 in the top ten records of 2017. Some of Mr. Russell's best songs ever... CMP UK
Folk Hotel continues to distinguish what makes Russell a master songwriter...fascinating details, quirky characters, and sophisticated narrative structure.
The Austin Chronicle, 9/15/17
Immaculately crafted songs from one of America's greatest troubadour-poets. Folk Roots 10/10/17
More than two dozen albums in, Russell seems to somehow go deeper and grab tighter and more urgently with each new work. In a run of exceptional records spanning decades, this one is, what Russell's fellow Angelino James Ellroy might term, Tom's "latest classic." Craig MacDonald, 10/7/17
Russell gives us detail enough to imagine the characters’ lives behind the lyrics. Just as Dickens gave us everyday protagonists in 19th century London, treated as persons not caricatures, Russell’s songs do this for America; not the New-Adam-Frontier-America with John Ford characters who created the nation state but the modern America of the common man. Mike Wistow, FOLKING UK 10/17
Folk Hotel, Tom’s brilliant new masterwork; a collection that comes hot on the heels of his "Play One More - The Songs of Ian and Sylvia. " Tom Russell is the finest songwriter of my generation. He proves it, yet again, on Folk Hotel.
Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches
In the 1990’s Tom Russell was, along with Dave Alvin, hailed as the architect of what came to be known as Americana music. Folk Hotel is album number 36 for Russell and, in 2017, he has surely delivered one of the Americana albums of the year... 9/10 Peter Churchill, Americana UK 8/30/17
“Folk Hotel” is yet another superb album from Tom Russell. If you know his music already, you won’t be disappointed by this latest offering. If you don’t know Tom’s music, this is as good a place as any to start.
Peter Cowley, FATEA
This isn't just the next album, "Folk Hotel" is a very distinct shift of emphasis back to one man playing guitar and singing songs...If this becomes Russell’s new direction, then the future of the storytelling tradition is in safe hands.
No Depression, Lyndon Bolton 8/17
Tom Russell really doesn’t like to be pigeonholed. He appears to only have one rule in his artistic vision, and that’s the primacy of the story; anything else is fair game...Folk Hotel is a beautifully put together set of songs that show Russell at the top of his game. Penguin Eggs, 9/17 Canada
“Folk Hotel” is quite brilliant. Brilliant because no one writes songs with this kind of imagery and this level of intricacy is seldom in folk, nor does it ever sound this weather-worn. Folk, blues, country, poetry, call this whatever you want. The truth is it is all of these things, but so much more. Tom Russell has many people jealous of his talents, wishing they could do this too, but he’s largely without peer. A five-star hotel if ever there was one.
Maximum Volume Music 8/17
Any perceived exhausting elements to grasping the underpinning value of a Tom Russell album are blown away by the riches that this influential Americana scribe lays out. FOLK HOTEL will keep a listener on their toes and retains a tendency to reveal a little bit more in each play. This is the fruit of a legendary singer-songwriter at work and every small share keeps the spirit alive. In a JFK twist – ask not what Tom Russell can do for you, but what you can do for Tom Russell.
Three Chords and The Truth, 9/1/17
If there was any justice in the world Russell would have achieved megastar status long ago, and this veteran performer's finest album to date finds him revelling in the evocative imagery of string of captivating narratives led by "Harlan Clancy." 100 Syndicated Regional Newspapers - UK - 8/30/17
On songs like Rise Against Handsome Johnny , Harlan Clancy and The Last Time I Saw Hank Tom Russell shows that he can take Irish romanticism, history and memories and produce music that is both all his own and that owns Americana. Northern Sky 10/17
Close your eyes and be transported. Not just to Greenwich Village, New York and America’s West, but to Copenhagen, Belfast and Swansea, from whence Dylan Thomas – dedicatee of “The Sparrow of Swansea” – set out on his adventures... Russell is an architect of Americana. The veteran U.S songwriter remains at the top of his game... Buy Folk Hotel and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, dim the lights and settle into a comfy chair. It’s all the company you need.
Liz Thomson, The Arts Desk, 9/3/17
Alongside his friend and compatriot Dave Alvin there’s a bloody good argument that Tom Russell helped invent what we now call Americana Music...as the record title, "Folk Hotel," implies - here he goes back to what he does better than anyone else these days; writing incredibly complex stories and making them sound beautifully warm and simple.
The Rocking Magpie 8/30/17
Folk Hotel, his 14-track, 71-minute latest release, is one of the best and maybe even the best of all the items in his catalog. Put this record on your must-buy list and then start saving your money. After you hear Folk Hotel, you’re going to want to own a lot more from Russell’s engrossing catalog.
JEFF BURGER, NO DEPRESSSION 9/5/17
For his fortieth album folk singer-songwriter Tom Russell has created a record the likes of which we haven’t seen or heard in more than fifty years— a master at the top of his game. Folk Hotel is a historical novel in 13 songs, something Robert Graves might have written if he had been a songwriter instead of a novelist... it is a towering achievement. It has Grammy written all over it. He has brought folk music in its great tableau out of the dark closets of long-stored and cherished memories into the bright sunshine of waking dreams and day-to-day reality.
Ross Altman, Phd. Folkworks.org 9/8/17
The erudite, engaging Russell likes to populate his songs with vivid, larger than life characters...Russell is an artist who flies under the radar but deserves a bigger audience. 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars. The Sun/UK 9/817
Russell delivered a powerful and often witty performance filled with stories of his encounters with Johnny Cash, David Letterman, and others. It was quite evident that Russell is a national treasure whose music should be better known throughout America. Gary Stoller, No Depression 10/2/17
Alessandro (Andrea Carpenzano) is a tempestuous young slacker and a source of endless frustration to his father. Giorgio (Giuliano Montaldo) is a former poet in the early stages of Alzheimer syndrome. The two live within a stone’s throw of one another, but their paths have never crossed … until Alessandro is forced to accompany the old man on his afternoon walks. Bruni received a Nastri d’Argento Award for Best Screenplay for this heartwarming dramedy.