| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
TOKYO -- The Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled a 15-film competition section with five world premieres and a strong contingent of films from other autumn festivals.
Pick-ups from Toronto include Bent Hamer's Norwegian Oscar contender, drama...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Advertising agency Jump Cut is launching a print division and has tapped Brandon Schaefer to be its new creative director.
The company specializes in mounting campaigns and designing trailers for indie films and cultural centers. Many of the films it has...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LYON - In a deal involving two key players in the two key markets for classic film, Charles S. Cohen's New York-based Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to eight films from Gallic mini-major Gaumont for release via the Cohen Film...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:22 PM
For Alison Berger, the journey to becoming a designer of fine hand-blown crystal and handsomely engineered lighting fixtures began with childhood summer nights catching fireflies in jars.
"What I do is reminiscent of that nostalgic feeling of...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
At the end of World War II, when Europe was recovering from the onslaught, the great French artist Henri Matisse was recovering from personal battles. Matisse, then in his 70s, had endured not just the war but also two surgeries and an infection that...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LYON - Martin Scorsese has influenced generations of new filmmakers. But who and what films influenced Scorsese? One front-runner: "The Tales of Hoffmann," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1951 adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's opera, which...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:50 PM
It is hard to imagine a more potent stage for art-world iconoclast Julian Schnabel’s bold brand of provocation than the opening statement that will greet visitors when the exhibit “Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen“ debuts...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Alfonso Cuaron, the filmmaker who won an Academy Award earlier this year for directing "Gravity," will be honored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York at its annual film benefit scheduled for Nov. 10.
The museum said that Cuaron's films, which...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The art press these days is rife with stories about splashy museum building projects: from the controversial expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (which has devoured a relatively new building by Tod Williams Billie Tsien architects) to the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, has two very different, interesting film events coming up.
"Diamond Ruff" will be shown on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The crime drama, which was written by Joe Young of Hartford and filmed in...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 2:24 PM
I'm not sure what inspired Junya Watanabe's collection, shown Saturday morning under the graffiti-covered docks on the Seine. But what I thought of when I saw the lyrical parade of collaged shapes and eye-popping colors was Henri Matisse's paper cut-...