East Coast Independent Film has started a new program at UConn that helps independent filmmakers find an audience. This is the second screening of a Connecticut made film for this new “Screening & Talk Back Program” started by “East Coast Independent Film” director Alexander J. Andriulli.
On Monday, March 28, from 6-9 p.m., there will be a screening of the Connecticut-made independent film “Being Michael Madsen” which features the actors Michael Madsen, Virginia Madsen, and Daryl Hannah at the UConn Student Union Theater. This event will be open to the public.
The program is hosted by the UConn student union body of government film committee. Purpose for this program: To help generate tangible growth for the film industry on the East Coast. This program is similar to what a major film studio would do to help promote its upcoming films. It connects the filmmakers to college students who can help spread the word about their film, which gives the filmmakers access to a larger audience. The more revenue the company makes the more likely they are to make more projects here on the East Coast.
LA Femme Film Festival’s Founder Leslie LaPage announced today that the 6th Annual LA Femme Film Festival 2010, October 14-17, 2010 will be honoring Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to do with it, Green Lantern), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Scoundrels), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Loretta Devine and Maggie Wheeler (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond) at the festival’s Awards Ceremony on October 17, 2010.
LA Femme’s full program of films screening is available on line. Some selected films screening at the festival include: “Truth About Kerry”, Stana Katic (Castle); “ I Know a Woman Like That” Rita Moreno (Westside Story), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Eartha Kitt (Batman), Lauren Hutton (American Gigolo); “Mountains that Take Wing” Angela Davis (Political Activist) & Yuri Kochiyama (Japanese American Human Rights Activist); “ Assisting Venus”, Michael Steger (90210), Jordan Bridges (Rizzoli & Isles), Julian Sands (24), Kirsten Gronfield (10 Items or Less); “Nothing Special” , Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces); “B-Girl” Jonathan Wesley (Roll Bounce), Jules “Lady Jules” Urich (America’s Best Dance Crew, Beat Freaks), Ivan “Flipz” Velez (Step Up 3D), Rynan “Rainen” Paguio (America’s Best Dance Crew, Jabbawockeez (Winner), Jonathan “Legacy” Perez (So You Think You Can Dance).
For more information, please visit the website at www.lafemme.org
The Savannah Film Festival is currently scheduled to host Academy Award-nominated actress Virginia Madsen, who will present the documentary “I Know a Woman Like That,” directed by her mother Elaine Madsen, who will also be in attendance.
Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellen and Isabella Rossellini will be honored as part of the 13th Annual Savannah Film Festival, which will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 6.
Photos from Shepard Fairey Equality Project launch party at the Andaz Hotel on November 12, 2009 in West Hollywood have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy!
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Public Events from 2009 > The Shepard Fairey Equality Project Launch Party – (November 12)
Alexander Payne, Virginia Madsen and Jim Taylor are here to help The Studio@620 celebrate its fifth anniversary with a screening of the film at the Vinoy tonight and a discussion tomorrow at the Studio. The connection? Studio Co-Artistic Director Bob Devin Jones explained via email:
Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and I lived next door to each other in Silver lake (East Hollywood near Griffith Park). I had a small part in Alexander’s graduate (UCLA) student film, I also catered one day of the shoot. I and my best friend Joe Marenelli were the two actors in Jim Taylor’s graduate film that got him into the film school at NYU. We have all known each other for nearly 25 years. In Silver Lake – I still have that apt – we would have these Friday night dinners nearly every Friday night (lots of stuff from Trader Joe’s). Jim and Alexander were frequent guests. Alexander loves to cook.
Here are the details on the weekend’s festivities: 620 Sideways: Sideways screening and discussion Fri. May 29, 7 p.m., Renaissance Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg. $50, includes food and wine. Sideways panel discussion only, Sat., May 30, 1:30 p.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg, free admission. 727-895-6620.
Virginia Madsen is one of the celebrities scheduled to attend the ninth annual Phoenix Film Festival, which kicks off an eight-day run Thursday at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theaters. The movies will be shown simultaneously in seven theaters beginning at 9 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Screenings will start at 5 p.m. Monday through April 9.
Virginia, who has starred in such films as “Sideways” and “The Astronaut Farmer,” will attend a 7:30 p.m. Saturday screening of “I Know a Woman Like That,” a documentary directed by her mother about women over the age of 65.
Phoenix Film Festival
When: Thursday through April 9
Where: Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd.
Cost: Opening night $40, individual screenings $10, flex pass (four screenings) $30, festival pass $150, VIP pass $425
Information: (602) 955-6444 or www.phoenixfilmfestival.com