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62nd Grammys ® ~ A Year of Firsts

62nd Grammys ® ~ A Year of Firsts

62nd Grammys ® is a year of first nominee artist presenting a cultural conversation around their genre-bending hits. This year’s nominees are bringing change to the world of music.

62nd Grammys ® Nominee Announcement

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards ® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards ®.

62nd Grammys ® First Timer Nominees

This year’s nominees reflect a melting pot of artistic innovation that defined the year in music. First-time nominees and top in nomination include:

  • Lizzo (8)
    • Truth Hurts”
    • Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)”
    • “Exactly How I Feel”
    • Best New Artist
    • Album of the Year (“Cuz I Love You (Deluxe”)
    • Song of the Year (“Truth Hurts”)
    • Best Pop Single Performance (“Truth Hurts”)
    • Best R&B Performance (“Exactly How I Feel”)
  • Billie Eilish (6) (youngest nominee in Grammy® history)
    • Bad Guy
    • “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    • Record of the Year (“Bad Guy“)
    • Album of the Year (“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?“)
    • Song of the Year (“Bad Guy“)
    • Best New Artist
    • Best Pop Single Performance (“Bad Guy“)
    • Best Pop Album (“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?“)
  • Lil Nas X (6)
    • Old Town Road
    • “7”
    • Record of The Year (“Old Town Road“)
    • Album of The Year (“7”)
    • Best New Artist
    • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Old Town Road”)
    • Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Panini”)
    • Best Music Video (“Old Town Road“)

62nd Grammys ® Nominees

This year did include past nominees and winners. While Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga were shut out of the Record and Album of the Year. They each have 3 nominations at 62nd Grammys ®. Their albums did not qualify for last year’s nominations. Ariana Grande walks away with five nominations including Record and Album of the year of “7 Rings and “Thank You Next.”

62nd Grammys ® Nominations

Record Of The Year:

Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
Hard Place” — H.E.R.
Talk” — Khalid
Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
Truth Hurts” — Lizzo  
Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year:

i,i” — Bon Iver
Norman F***ing Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish
“thank u, next” — Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her” — H.E.R.
“7” — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” — Lizzo
Father Of The Bride” — Vampire Weekend

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Song Of The Year:

“Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman F***ing Rockwell” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist:

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía 
Tank And The Bangas
Yola

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Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Spirit” — Beyoncé    
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“You Need To Calm Down” — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album:

The Lion King: The Gift “— Beyoncé
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish
thank u, next” — Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project” — Ed Sheeran
“Lover”  — Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording:

“Linked” — Bonobo
“Got To Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers
“Piece Of Your Heart” — Meduza Featuring Goodboys
“Underwater” — RÜFÜS DU SOL
“Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Rock Album:

Amo” — Bring Me The Horizon
“Social Cues” — Cage The Elephant
“In The End” — The Cranberries
“Trauma” — I Prevail
“Feral Roots” — Rival Sons

Best R&B Performance:

“Love Again” — Daniel Caesar & Brandy
“Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo”— Lucky Daye
“Come Home” — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

Best Rap Album:

Revenge Of The Dreamers III” — Dreamville
“Championships” — Meek Mill
“I Am > I Was” — 21 Savage
“Igor “— Tyler, The Creator
“The Lost Boy” — YBN Cordae

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande & Social House
“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee
“Señorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“Higher” — DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini” — Lil Nas X
“Ballin” — Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch
“The London” — Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Music Video

“We’ve Got To Try” — The Chemical Brothers; Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer
“This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.; Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer
“Cellophane” — FKA twigs; Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer
“Old Town Road (Official Movie)” — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus; Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers
“Glad He’s Gone” — Tove Lo; Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer

Best Country Song:

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
“It All Comes Out In The Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Some Of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
“Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay) 

Best Jazz Vocal Album:

Thirsty Ghost”— Sara Gazarek
“Love & Liberation” — Jazzmeia Horn
“Alone Together” — Catherine Russell
“12 Little Spells” — Esperanza Spalding
“Screenplay” — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Gospel Album:

Long Live Love” — Kirk Franklin
Goshen” — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
“Tunnel Vision” — Gene Moore
“Settle Here” — William Murphy
“Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album” — CeCe Winans

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album: 

X 100PRE” — Bad Bunny
Oasis” — J Balvin & Bad Bunny
“Indestructible” — Flor De Toloache
“Almadura” — iLe
“El Mal Querer” — Rosalía

Best Americana Album:

Years To Burn” — Calexico And Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now” — Madison Cunningham
Oklahoma” — Keb’ Mo’
“Tales Of America” — J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire” — Yola

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):

Beastie Boys Book” — (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, “Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
“Becoming” — Michelle Obama
I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor” — Eric Alexandrakis
Mr. Know-It-All” — John Waters
“Sekou Andrews & The String Theory” — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton), Track from: Toy Story 4
“Girl In The Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton), Track from: Dumplin’
“I’ll Never Love Again” (Film Version) — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), Track from: A Star Is Born
“Spirit” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé), Track from: The Lion King
“Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke), Track from: Suspiria

Best Music Film:

“Homecoming” — Beyoncé
“Remember My Name” — David Crosby
“Birth Of The Cool” — (Miles Davis)
“Shangri-La” — (Various Artists)
Anima” — Thom Yorke 

The Recording Academy will present the 62nd GRAMMY Awards® hosted by Alicia Keys on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, live from Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8:00–11:30 p.m. ET/5:00–8:30 p.m. PT.

What are your top nominees and songs? Post on social media #4chionstyle and #Grammys®. We are loving Lizzo this year. She is often heard in the office. Stay Tuned we are your Grammy® location for all the exclusives.

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Jamie Lee Curtis’ Sexy Hair ~ Knives Out Exclusive

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Sexy Hair ~ Knives Out Exclusive

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Ben Stiller and Jamie Lee Curtis

Sean James gives us insight into the trademark short hair of the beautiful and sexy Jamie Lee Curtis. He is the hairstyle for Curtis for the upcoming Rian Johnson film, Knives Out, and her 2019 Golden Globes red carpet phenomenon.

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Hairstyle LA Premier

Sean James, the hairstylist to the famous Jamie Lee Curtis, provides 4Chion Lifestyle an exclusive insight into her gorgeous hair. He states, “I’m so excited to share, the look I did for, Curtis for the LA premiere of Knives Out the megacast whodunnit thriller.
In the movie Curtis’ character, Linda Drysdale Thrombey, wears a bleach blonde platinum perfect look that I created for her at Matthew Preece Salon using Neo Bond hair protector, and Wella Blondor Toning with a mix of 9 level toners by shades EQ, it was styled on set with stylus hair care and FHI Heat tools supplied to the incredible hair and makeup team Luisa Abel makeup and Kelvin Trajan hair .
For Curtis’ red carpet look for the LA premiere last night, I used the chrome 2000 Blowdryer by FHI Heat and High Altitude Root Lift by Stylus Hair Care, round brushing it, to add volume and shape complimenting her beautiful face. To give hold the look and make sure it has volume and a punky attitude all night I used the ‘stay styled ‘ hair spray by Stylus Hair Care. Curtis’ favorite hairbrush is the FHI Heat Unbrush.”

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Sean James Hair Stylist to the Celebrities

Sean James Hairstylist to the Celebrities

We first met James when he did a segment with FNL at YouTube space. He is often found in our seasonal beauty features. His passion is his talent and his talent is his passion. He creates a vision and makes that vision come to reality in hair. His ability to understand each person not just their hair but their personal style and personality makes his art as individual as those he works with.

James is from Australia and has settled in the beautiful area of Venice Beach. His talent has graced runways, Oscar-nominated films, televisions, a trusted panelist, and believes in giving back to the community.

He continues to increase his knowledge and talent with continued training with brands like L’Oreal, Redken, and Phyto University as well as product reviews. He even has talent in wig making. While he is busy with celebrities he still has time for his regular salon clientele. List of regular clients includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Hardwick, Al Yankovich, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Phil Keoghan, Eugene Levy, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Teddy Thompson,  Rufus Wainwright, Chris Stills, and many others. 

Jamie Lee Curtis’

Curtis is a very talented actress we have covered on many occasions. She says about this film, “They will have a good time. A great movie. The puzzle pieces will come together in the delightful way of ‘I got this but then you don’t have it.’

She goes on to say, “Clearly this is a movie built for Thanksgiving weekend. If you want to ever make a movie about a dysfunctional family and then be able to take your dysfunctional family to see the movie, it’s this movie. It is a perfect family comedy.”

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Jamie Lee Curtis Linda Character Poster

Her character, Linda Drysdale Thrombey, fashion and style for this film is an old school elegance. She centers the looks for this film around a Verdura Jewelry bracelet, seen in her poster for the film. The jewelry company founded in 1939 by Duke Fulco di Verdura, the jeweler is known for its timeless, elegant and distinctly original designs.

Thrombey, Curtis’ character in the film, is the eldest surviving child (is this a clue to the film??). She finds herself, much like real life, the center of the family, the cheerleader. A fun fact she lived in the kitchen, the center of the family life, of the home they filmed in for 2 months.

Curtis’ roles include Halloween (1978), Trading Places (1983), Perfect (1985) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), True Lies (1994), for which she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance and many more.

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Knives Out

Knives Out, A Rian Johnson Film, Synopsis

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.  When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a fun, witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

The movie release is Nov. 27, 2019. Check local listings for times and locations.

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Shorts & Cinéfondation ~ Cannes Film Festival

Shorts & Cinéfondation ~ Cannes Film Festival


Cannes Film Festival brings the best short and student films each year for viewing. This year is no different. The Jury will be watching and selecting four films from two selections, short films, and Cinéfondation.

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Short Films Cannes Film Festival

This year, the selection committee has viewed 4240 short films.
The 2019 Short Films Competition comprises 11 films (9 works of fictions, 1 documentary, and 1 animation), from Albania, Argentina, France, Finland, Greece, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and the USA.

The Van – Erenik Beqiri

Synopsis – The Van stops, the doors open, and Ben comes out alive. Another few fights and he will be able to leave Albania. He still hopes his father will leave with him.

Anna – Dekel Berenson

Synopsis – Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.

The Jump Documentary – Vanessa Dumont and Nicholas Davenel

The Distance Between Us and The Sky – Vasilis Keatos

Synopsis – Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded.

All Inclusive – Teemu Nikki

Ingen Lyssnar -Elin Övergaard
Synopsis – The new refugee home for children is being discussed at a public council meeting. Two people standing on opposite sides try to get heard.

And Then The Bear – Agnès Patron

Parparim (Butterflies) – Yona Rozenkier

Monstruo Dios (Mother God) – Agustina San Martin

White Echo – Chloë Sevigny

Synopsis – Five women in their thirties examine their own power in life.

La Siesta (The Nap) – Federico Luis Tachella

Synopsis – A girl wraps her grandmother in a spiral of fantasy that ends up causing amnesia.

Cinéfondation Films Cannes Film Festival

Cinéfondation selection chose 17 films (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2,000 submitted by schools all over the world. 

Ambience – Wisam A L Jafari

Synopsis: Two young people try to record music inside the camp for a competition. If they succeed, they have the chance to make a music album.

Mano A Mano – Louise Courvoisier

One Hundred and Twenty-eight Thousand – Ondřej Erban

Synopsis – Today, almost one in ten Czechs over the age of 15 face bankruptcy and distraint, and many more fall into the debt trap every day, often without any way out. Karel, however, stands on the other side – his job is to collect debts.

Jeremiah – Kenya Gillespie

Synopsis – A closeted Asian-American high school football player tries to come out to his best friend, but a strange and haunting masked figure stands in his way.

Pura Vida – Martin Gonda

Synopsis – Financial crisis enters the households of a provincial town and people start to lose their jobs. Two adolescent brothers rebel against their father, a factory foreman, who becomes a scapegoat for the frustrated community.

Adam – Shoki Lin

Netek – Yarden Lipshitz

Synopsis – Lidor is a 15 years old girl who lives with her unemployed father Oded. When the electricity in their house shuts down, she must find a way to bring it back.

Solar Plexus – David McShane

Synopsis – Noah battles to overcome his grief following the death of his mother.

Rosso: A True Lie About A Fisherman – Antonio Messana

Synopsis – Clemente is an old Sicilian fisherman who goes on working in spite of his late age. His life is disrupted the day he finds a young refugee’s dead body stuck in the fishnets.

As Up To Now – Katalin Moldovai

Synopsis – Clemente is an old Sicilian fisherman who goes on working in spite of his late age. His life is disrupted the day he finds a young refugee’s dead body stuck in the fishnets.

Favourites – Martin Monk

Synopsis – After falling out with her mother, young Sofia hitchhikes southwards in search of the father she never had.

Roadkill – Leszek Mozga

Synopsis – A stop-motion puppet animated thriller. One alpha male deer goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.

The Little Soul – Barbara Rupik

Synopsis – A dead body gets stuck on the riverbank. Its decaying internal organs still hide a human’s soul. The rotting guts separate and a tiny being crawls out. It sets off on a journey through a post-mortem world.

Hiếu – Richard Van

Synopsis – A Vietnamese-American household receives a surprise visit from a long-lost patriarch after he fails at a get-rich-quick scheme.

Bamboe – Flo Van Deuren

Complex Subject – Olesya Yakovleva

Alien – Yeon Jegwang

Jury Cannes Film Festival

French filmmaker and screenwriter Claire Denis is to lead the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury this year. She will present three awards for Cinefondation to 17 student films and the Short Film Palme d’or. The jury members are all talented film actresses, actors, directors, and screenwriters.

President
Claire DENIS

Director & screenwriter France – She is a provocative filmmaker. This has made her one of the leading figures in world cinema.

Stacy MARTIN

Actress France – United Kingdom

Eran KOLIRIN

Director & screenwriter – Israel

Panos H. KOUTRAS

Director & screenwriter – Greece

Cătălin MITULESCU

Director, screenwriter & producer – Romania

This is expected to be a great selection of films and art at the Cannes Film Festival. Stay tuned here for all thins Cannes Film Festival.

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This year, the selection committee has viewed 4240 short films.
The 2019 Short Films Competition comprises 11 films (9 works of fictions, 1 documentary, and 1 animation), from Albania, Argentina, France, Finland, Greece, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and USA.

The Van – Erenik Beqiri

Synopsis – The Van stops, the doors open, and Ben comes out alive. Another few fights and he will be able to leave Albania. He still hopes his father will leave with him.

Anna – Dekel Berenson

Synopsis – Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.

The Jump Documentary – Vanessa Dumont and Nicholas Davenel

The Distance Between Us and The Sky – Vasilis Keatos

Synopsis – Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded.

All Inclusive – Teemu Nikki

Ingen Lyssnar -Elin Övergaard
Synopsis – The new refugee home for children is being discussed at a public council meeting. Two people standing on opposite sides try to get heard.

And Then The Bear – Agnès Patron

Parparim (Butterflies) – Yona Rozenkier

Monstruo Dios (Mother God) – Agustina San Martin

White Echo – Chloë Sevigny

Synopsis – Five women in their thirties examine their own power in life.

La Siesta (The Nap) – Federico Luis Tachella

Synopsis – A girl wraps her grandmother in a spiral of fantasy that ends up causing amnesia.

Cinéfondation Films

Cinéfondation selection chose 17 films (14 live-action and 3 animated films), from among the 2,000 submitted by schools all over the world. 

Ambience – Wisam A L Jafari

Synopsis: Two young people try to record music inside the camp for a competition. If they succeed, they have the chance to make a music album.

Mano A Mano – Louise Courvoisier

One Hundred and Twenty-eight Thousand – Ondřej Erban

Synopsis – Today, almost one in ten Czechs over the age of 15 face bankruptcy and distraint, and many more fall into the debt trap every day, often without any way out. Karel, however, stands on the other side – his job is to collect debts.

Jeremiah – Kenya Gillespie

Synopsis – A closeted Asian-American high school football player tries to come out to his best friend, but a strange and haunting masked figure stands in his way.

Pura Vida – Martin Gonda

Synopsis – Financial crisis enters the households of a provincial town and people start to lose their jobs. Two adolescent brothers rebel against their father, a factory foreman, who becomes a scapegoat for the frustrated community.

Adam – Shoki Lin

Netek – Yarden Lipshitz

Synopsis – Lidor is a 15 years old girl who lives with her unemployed father Oded. when the electricity in their house shuts down, she must find a way to bring it back.

Solar Plexus – David McShane

Synopsis – Noah battles to overcome his grief following the death of his mother.

Rosso: A True Lie About A Fisherman – Antonio Messana

Synopsis – Clemente is an old Sicilian fisherman who goes on working in spite of his late age. His life is disrupted the day he finds a young refugee’s dead body stuck in the fishnets.

As Up To Now – Katalin Moldovai

Synopsis – Clemente is an old sicilian fisherman who goes on working in spite of his late age. His life is disrupted the day he finds a young refugee’s dead body stuck in the fishnets.

Favourites – Martin Monk

Synopsis – After falling out with her mother, young Sofia hitchhikes southwards in search of the father she never had.

Roadkill – Leszek Mozga

Synopsis – A stop-motion puppet animated thriller. One alpha male deer goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.

The Little Soul – Barbara Rupik

Synopsis – A dead body gets stuck on the riverbank. Its decaying internal organs still hide a human’s soul. The rotting guts separate and a tiny being crawls out. It sets off on a journey through a post-mortem world.

Hiếu – Richard Van

Synopsis – A Vietnamese-American household receives a surprise visit from a long-lost patriarch after he fails at a get-rich-quick scheme.

Bamboe – Flo Van Deuren

Complex Subject – Olesya Yakovleva

Alien – Yeon Jegwang

Jury

French filmmaker and screenwriter Claire Denis is to lead the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury this year. She will present three awards for Cinefondation to 17 student films and the Short Film Palme d’or. The jury members are all talented film actresses, actors, directors, and screenwriters.

President
Claire DENIS

Director & screenwriter France – She is a provocative filmmaker. This has made her one of the leading figures in world cinema.

Stacy MARTIN

Actress France – United Kingdom

Eran KOLIRIN

Director & screenwriter – Israel

Panos H. KOUTRAS

Director & screenwriter – Greece

Cătălin MITULESCU

Director, screenwriter & producer – Romania

This is expected to be a great selection of films and art. Stay tuned here for all thins Cannes Film Festival.

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Unlikely Friends ~ “Slipaway”

Unlikely Friends ~ “Slipaway”

Husband and wife, Julia Butler, and Daniel Mentz, presents Slipaway at Prescott Film Festival. The most unlikely duo becomes the best of friends on a self-discovery journey.

Slipaway Film

The film takes two different generations and puts them together at a time when their lives are struggling. They must overcome their differences in age, personality, and more. The journey takes them to becoming best friends while supporting each other’s dreams.

The script develops from Mentz’s visit with Gwen Davis, author. He personally delivers a keyboard he sold to her on Craigslist. The visit became an all day adventure with cookies, tea, and scrapbooks. She told stories about hanging out on location with the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant. Butler developed the screenplay after an evening of Mentz regaling the day’s adventures. She is inspired by Davis’ stories and life.

Slipaway Message

Mentz states, “We wanted to bring this message to the foreground, that relationships whether romantic or platonic do not have to be in the same age category. Relationships in different generations are not really discussed.” The movie takes on generational struggles and friendships that assist with making dreams come true.

Fall, actress Elaine Partnow

Fall, actress Elaine Partnow, brings a lot to the role. Mentz says, “She brought the character to life much more than we could ever imagine.” Partnow brings Fall to life with details that are specific to Fall’s her generation. Partnow presents the need to be private and dressing up before leaving the house. Just a few details Partnow presents throughout the film that bring her generation to light.

Adam, actor Jesse Pepe

Adam, actor Jesse Pepe, presents with his own story and struggle from the start. His past is still very present. This takes precedence over Adam and Fall’s individual dreams. Adam was not onboard with Fall’s concept of dreaming in life,

Adam: “It’s a little cheesy, don’t you think?”

Fall: “Cheesy? Well, guess that means my whole life has been… cheesy.”

Mentz and Butler’s first feature film brings an unlikely pair together that takes you on a lifetime journey of self-discovery, laughter, and dreams.

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Best Picture Green Book Oscars®

Best Picture Green Book Oscars®

Best Picture

The Best Picture at the 91st Oscars® is Green Book. This story brings forward the fact that we need to sit down and discuss racism in a safe environment.

Green Book Producers

Jim Burke is a producer and actor, known for Green Book (2018), The Descendants(2011) and Election (1999). This film took many puns and knocks during production. Burke responds to this time, “I’ll just say, yes, it was discouraging; but we always went back to the film.  And when we had a bad day, we’d pop in the movie, and we were reminded that we’re all really proud of this film, all of us and all of the over 500 people who helped make it.”

Peter Farrell is a producer and writer, known for Green Book (2018), There’s Something About Mary (1998) and Dumb and Dumber (1994). Farrell talks about his approach to winning, “It’s like if I watch a football game and I need my team to score, I just leave the room, and they will.  If I’m watching them, they won’t.  So I just kind of thought about everything but winning this thing, and it worked.”

Charles B. Wessler is known for his work on There’s Something About Mary (1998), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and It’s Pat: The Movie (1994). Wessler talks about the moment Julia Roberts (he did forget her name) announced Green Book for Best Picture, “I just want to say one thing.  These guys may or may not agree with me, but when I’m forgetting the name of the actress who gave us the award.  I don’t know why.”
Burke states, “Julia Roberts.”
Wessler continues, “Julia Roberts. She opened up thank you.  She opened up the thing, and I’m not kidding, I started to talk to my friend sitting next to me; and she said GREEN BOOK, and I so just to let you know, were we thinking we could win?  I kind of forgot that we could, and, you know.” 

Film Synopsis

The title and subject matter are a reference to “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” also known as “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book.” Published from 1936-1966, the guide helped African-American travelers find lodging, restaurants, and other businesses that would serve them. It eventually covered most of North America, plus Bermuda and the Caribbean. (IMDB)

Film Fun Facts

The real Tony Lip is best known for playing Carmine Lupertazzi on The Sopranos.

The film is dedicated to “Larry the Crow,” a bird that hung around the shooting location. Viggo Mortensen cared for the animal after it was hit by a car.

The film is about “Tony Lip” Viggo Mortensen and Dr. Don Shirley’s relationship and how they changed each other in a time when it was crazy, obviously.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar® Sound Mixing

Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar® Sound Mixing

Paul Massy, John Casali, and Tim Cavagin bring an Oscar® sound mixing winning performance. This film is an honor to Queen’s Freddy Mercury.

Sound Mixing

Paul Massey

Paul Massey work includes Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Greatest Showman (2017) and Deadpool (2016). He took the time to say, “Thank you so much for your music and for your collaboration and your support. This is a project of a lifetime. We had great resources, we had great collaboration from all of the Queen production team and our producers, and it was a wonderful project. And actually, I think we all wished it hadn’t finished. ” 

John Casali


John Casali work includes Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Into the Woods (2014), and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He says,  “All of my team, and for this, really, for Chris Murphy, my boom operator, that’s put up with me for 14 years. Thanks, mate. When we shot those sequences making Bohemian Rhapsody, all the things that we shot came from Brian May.”

Tim Cavagin

Tim Cavagin work includes Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Baby Driver (2017),  and The Others (2001). He thanks, “The team Twickenham, everyone else who worked on the sound of this incredible movie.”

Film Synopsis

This film’s story is the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). (IMDb)

Film Facts

Ben Whishaw was linked in the media to playing Freddie Mercury before casting Remi Malek.

Queen engineers gave the sound team full access to their archives of music, all their live material and studio material.

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Regina King Supporting Actress

Regina King Supporting Actress

This film is a celebration of love and a reminder of the struggles facing many African American women in this country. Regina King envelopes this struggle and love to win the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress.

Actress in a Supporting Role

Regina King brings her mother to the Oscars®. She says about her mother being there, “I feel like kind of like one of those full circle moments because so much of the character Sharon Rivers was mapped or inspired by my mother and my grandmother.” She gets teary-eyed as she reflects and says thanks to these women.

She goes on to say, ” James Baldwin birthed this baby and Barry, you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support, so it’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone.” That is truly was. She is wearing an Oscar® winning Oscar De La Renta white gown.

This film is important in the narrative that there remains a divide in this country. We have moved forward and backward throughout the 400 years since the first slave being brought to this country. King states about winning, “But it’s just a reminder of when Hattie McDaniel won.  She didn’t win just because black people voted for her.  She won because she gave an amazing performance.”

King did present a strong woman fighting for her family and her dreams. Kings said about working on the film, “When you have men and women working together, pretty amazing things happen.”

She continues with, “I feel like I’ve had so many women that have paved the way, are paving the way, and I feel like I walk in their light, and I also am creating my own light.”

Film Synopsis

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. (IMdB)

Film Facts

The film’s release date was the novelist James Baldwin’s 94th birthday.

Beale Street is in Memphis not New Orleans.

The author is director’s Barry Jenkins favorite.

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Oscars® 91st Film Celebration

Oscars® 91st Film Celebration

The Oscars® celebration is 91 years old. This year is the year without a host. Award season closes out with the top fashion, talent, and entertainment.

Red Carpet Fashion Oscars® Celebration

The best in talent and fashion hit the red carpet for a few interviews and photos. Style and fashion are colorful. Big bows on the back are in with long trains. The tulle and feminity appear to be an honor to Karl Lagerfeld. Men step up the color and look fabulous.

Lady Gaga arrives understated wearing an Alexander McQueen black gown. Audrey Hepburn last wears her $30 million diamond from Tiffany Co. that Lady Gaga is wearing.

Constance Wu is wearing a flowing yellow Versace gown with jewels by Neil J. Rodgers Swarovski.

Spike Lee brought a little bit of “Do The Right Thing” to the Oscars He posts on Instagram “Brother Prince Is Watching Tonight, Singin’ “IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT’ Ozwald Boateng designer of his purple suit. Congrats on the Oscar.

Billy Porter is wearing custom Christian Siriano couture. The jewels created by Oscar Heyman.

Regina King slays in a white Oscar De La Renta with Chopard jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes for accessories.

Glenn Close styling is a beautiful gold Carolina Herrea with a long train. The gown has 4 Million Beads and Weighs 42 Pounds.

Ashley Graham at the 2019 Oscars is wearing a Zac Posen gown. Accessories include Martin Katz jewels, Gianvito Rossi shoes, and a Roger Vivier clutch.

Michelle Yeoh at the 2019 Oscars Wearing an Elie Saab dress with Chopard jewels.

Richard E. Grant Suit by Brunell Ocucinelli. The touch of color down the front of the shirt is nice.

Laura Harrier at the 2019 Oscars Wearing a sustainably sourced Louis Vuitton dress as part of the green carpet initiative and Bulgari jewels.

Amandla Stenberg at the 2019 Oscars Wearing a fringed column dress.

Awkwafina is wearing a DSquared2 suit with Chopard jewels.

Danielle Macdonald is wearing a sustainable Christian Siriano dress made with cotton crepe vegetable dyed fabric and recycled tulle with Stella Luna shoes.

Brad Goreski is wearing a Brunello Cucinelli suit with Garrett Leight glasses, Cartier jewels, and Christian Louboutin shoe.

Stephan James is wearing an Etro suit with David Yurman jewels.

Adam Lambert is very traditional by wearing Tom Ford with a beautiful white flower on the jacket. Great performance.

See the full red carpet coverage here.

Entertainment Oscars® Celebration

Presenters Oscars® Celebration

This year the star-studded presenters include Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton,
Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter,
Paul Rudd and Michelle YeohAwkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

Performances Oscars® Celebration

Queen opens the Oscars® with Adam Lambert. The performance of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper much anticipated left the audience breathless. They perform Shallow from A Star Is Born. Other performances: Jennifer Hudson, I’ll Fight from RBG; nominees Gillian Welch and David Rawlings welcomed to the stage to sing When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Oscar nominee Bette Midler is a special guest performing The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns.

Oscars’ Week Celebration

The week prior to Oscars is a celebration of the nominees and preparations for the Sunday event.

The symposiums present makeup and hairstyling, foreign film directors, shorts, documentaries, and animation nominees. This is a great time to get the insight to the creation of the top films.

The red carpet and Dolby Theatre undergo a creation to welcome the nominees and press for this night. The Hollywood Blvd. transforms into an elegant reception.

Recipients Oscars® Celebration

Best Picture
  • Black Panther Kevin Feige, Producer
  • BlacKkKlansman  Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Spike Lee, Producers.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody Graham King, Producer
  • The Favourite Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers.
  • Green Book Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga, Producers Winner
  • Roma Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers
  • A Star is Born  Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers
  • VICE Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick, Producers.
Directing
  • Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski
  • BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee
  • The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Roma Alfonso Cuarón Winner
  • Vice Adam McKay
Actor in a Leading Role
  • Christian Bale Vice
  • Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe  At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Makek Bohemian Rhapsody Winner
  • Viggo Mortensen Green Book
Actress in a Leading Role
  • Yalitza Aparicio Roma
  • Glenn Close The Wife
  • Olivia Colman The Favourite Winner
  • Lady Gaga A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Mahershala Ali Green Book Winner
  • Adam Driver BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott  A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell Vice
Actress in a Supporting Rold
  • Amy Adams Vice
  • Marina De Tavira Roma
  • Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk Winner
  • Emma Stone The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz The Favourite
Animated Featured Film
  • Incredibles 2  Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis Grindle
  • Isle of Dogs  Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
  • Mirai Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet ALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller Winner
Cinematography
  •  Cold War  Łukasz Żal
  • The Favourite Robbie Ryan
  • Never Look Away  Caleb Deschanel
  • Roma Alfonso Cuarón Winner
  • A Star is Born Matthew Libatique
Adapted Screenplay
  • The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • BlacKkKlansman Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee Wnner
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
  • A Star Is Born Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters
Costume Design
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Mary Zophres
  • BLACK PANTHER Ruth Carter Winnter
  • The Favourite  Sandy Powell
  • Mary Poppins Returns Sandy Powell
  • Mary Queen Of Scots Alexandra Byrne
Musical Orignal Score
  • Black Panther Ludwig Goransson Winner
  • BlacKkKlansman Terence Blanchard
  • If Beale Street Could Talk Nicholas Britell
  • Isle of Dogs Alexandre Desplat
  • Mary Poppins Returns Marc Shaiman
Musical Orignal Song
  • All The Stars Black Panther Music By Ludwig Goransson
  • I’ll Fight RBG Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • The Place Where Lost Thing Go Mary Poppins Returns
  • Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Shallow A Star Is Born Winner
  • Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
  • When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Winges The Ballad of Buster Scruggs “
  • Music and Lyric by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Sound Editing
  • Black Panther Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
  • Bohemian Rhapsody John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone Winner
  • First Man Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • A Quiet Place Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
  • Roma Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

Other Winners

Sound Mixing Bohemian Rhapsody

Film Editing Bohemian Rhapsody

Production Design Black Panther

Animated Short Film Bao

Documentary Short Subject Period. End of Sentence.

Visual Effects First Man

Live Action Short Film Skin

Original Screenplay Green Book

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Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

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Host Academy Governor Mark Johnson and directors

Oscars presents foreign film Foreign Films symposiums. Providing insight into the directors’ Oscar-nominated films.

Foreign Film Theatre

Gathering Saturday to attend the evening Nominees Symposium we found ourselves surrounded by many who attend every year. One family is attending for the 24th year, they did miss the first symposium.

Sitting in the theatre the white screen where the top films in history screened. Today the top foreign film directors surround me. The stories fill the sound of people’s stories and lives. Taking in all the emotions that the directors have developed. It is a true honor.

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Host Academy Governor Mark Johnson during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar Week: Foreign Language Films 

This is the 60th year for the Foreign Film category; La Strada states, “It took The Academy 27 years to realize that not all great filmmaking is American.” Mark Johnson, Academy governor representing the Producers Branch and the chair of the Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, stated, “there is a depth in this category, foreign films, they are becoming more accessible. It is not necessary to make an American film.” This year the Academy nominated 5 films from 85 submitted foreign films. The nominted films are Tanna, Land Of Mine, Tori Erdmann, The Salesman, and A Man Called Ove.

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Hannes Holm A Man Called Ove Foreign Language Film Oscars

Foreign Film A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove brings the sense of losing a lifelong partner to reality. This may be something many will experience in their lifetime, but not understand until that time. Hannes Holm, The Director, talks about taking a novel to the film he says, “He felt like a thief taking the book story to film. The version is his not the author’s version of the book. Frederick Morheden, the novelist, told him yes!”

The story is of a husband losing his wife. The struggle with disorder and absence of her presence he becomes desperate with the struggle. He turns to enforcing association rules and gives up on life. He develops a most unlikely relationship.

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Holm’s discussed the film with us after the symposium. He feels that each time the movie is different. He believes that he is only fifty percent of a film. The audience is the other fifty percent. Holms is htrilled to be theatre where some of the world’s greatest films are screened.

This film’s nomination and awards also include: “Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement for Makeup & Hairstyling (Love Larson & Eva von Bahr), 89th Academy Awards® Winner – Best European Comedy, 29th European Film Awards Winner – Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award, Winner – Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Makeup (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards, Winner – Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival Winner – Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival.” This film may be viewed here Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, and ViaPlay.

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Academy Governor Mark Johnson with directors of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Tanna,” Bentley Dean and Martin Butler 

Foreign Film Tanna

Tanna, a South Pacific island, is a story about the Yakel Tribe. The love interest of Wawa may change the tribe’s world for generations to come. The film is cast by the tribe leaders. Its presentation is in their native language. Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, film directors, state, “This was a collaboration film.” JJ acted as the language and cultural interpreter for the film.

The film did present many hurdles. The island has no electricity. The filming and editing with solar power. Casting was done by tribal leaders. They did have a few issues the almost imploded the film. The tribe members had never seen a film. The crew created a natural warm. the environment for a cast that did not even have a sense of filmmaking to be comfortable and present their best acting. They filmed a lot to ensure a good presence. The story had no written script. The story is a collaborated dialog based on each day shooting best. There were no rehearsals.

The world primer was with tribe. The chief said, “This is our Movie.” This film’s awards also include: Awards: AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score, Special Mention for Feature-length Fiction Film Nominations: AACTA Award for Best Direction. You can view the film on Amazon.

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Director of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Land of Mine”, Martin Zandvliet

Foreign Film Land of Mine

Land Of Mine, Under Sandet original title, is based on actual events after World War II German prisoners of war. They are ordered to clear over 2 million land mines on the Denmark shoreline.

Director, Martin Zandvloet, “This film is about how we view human beings. We need to be more aware of viewing human being’s as individuals. I am grateful to the editor for his insightful talent. The bricklayer he finds walking on set with a cup of coffee is the best job.”

This film awarded Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. It won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The film also won Best Danish Film at the Bodil Award plus more. You can view this film here iTunes, GooglePlay, MicroSoft, & Via Play.

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Director of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Toni Erdmann”, Maren Ade

Foreign Film Toni Erdmannthe

Toni Erdmannthe, a film about a jokester father and his very busy CEO daughter. He hires someone to play his daughter. He wonders who is going to pay that bill.

The film has received criticism regarding the length. Director, Maren Ade,states, “Took notes after premiere and was afraid to make those changes. She stewed a few days but left it.” The comedy is character driven. The play with the dentures developed from a set that was a gift while the director was a waitress.

Foreign Film The Salesman

The Salesman is about a couple begins performing Death of A Salesman their relationship begins to change. Asghar Farhadi, from Iran, was not in attendance at the symposium. He made a choice to stay away after the recent ban by the US President put in place a travel ban. He did send a message that he was honored to be nominated and had a lot of respect for the Academy. All directors present signed a letter in solidarity with Farhadi.

We had the honor of meeting actor Brian Avery after the event. He is thrilled for Oscars week. He found the films to be inspirational in talent and film. You can learn more about Avery’s acting career here.

The symposium provides a great insight to the processes of filmmaking and how it works world wide. Many film makers receive funding from their governments. Looking forward to the announcement at the 89th Oscars for Foreign Language Film 60th winner.

The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

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Being True ~ Kevin Willmott Screenwriter

Being True ~ Kevin Willmott Screenwriter


Kevin Willmott, Oscar® winner screenwriter, brings his insight into screenwriting adaptation, being true to self, and BlacKkKlansman to the Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff AZ.

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Kevin Willmott Screenwriting

Willmott discusses creating stories that Stallworth tells from Willmott’s own life experience. This is one part of the screenplay he owns. He states, “Telling a character’s story you have to fictionalize the stories. Often as a writer, you do that with your own life experiences.”

His adapting from the book he takes as much as he can from the source. A screenwriter’s job is to create a movie. Willmott tries to remain as loyal to the book as possible. He tries to connect to the spirit of the story when writing the film. The addition of Flip Zimmerman being Jewish brings the spirit of the film. This adds to the story with the KKK suppressing and victimizing not only African Americans but also others.

Willmott takes a lot of his writing to the awareness of human behavior. The ability to find the darkness in human behavior comes from life experience and observations. His ability to bring the real enemy provides an insight to the audience to think their own human behavior. He states, “we need to remain true to ourselves.”

Kevin Willmott Film Ending

The KKK burning cross scene was the end of the film and brought to the front that there are still issues in our country today. The addition of Charlottesville to the movie is the true events. This moment in history wrote this scene in the film of that day. They had to bring this moment to the completed film. “The characters, President Donald Trump and David Duke, wrote themselves right into the film,” he says. The narrative in this present day event fit with the completed film. The screening of the film completed with a standing ovation. 

Willmott takes time after the film to discuss the screenwriting, production, and how he has fought against racism his entire life.  “America First” is a Nazi slogan from the 1930s used in this country at rallies across the US. “Make America Great Again” is from the 1970s. David Duke started this propaganda on the Donahue show. They did not have to reach to tie the past to the current political rhetoric.  Willmott says, “The past is living in us today right now. It is what is making it a dangerous time.”

Kevin Willmott Twoness

The main theme of the film as well as life in America is twoness. That happens to anyone who has to deal with a majority that does not understand who you are. Willmott explains, “that the film has 2 Ron Stallworths in the film. The real Ron Stallworth faces being black and blue. The other being white and being Jewish. Throughout the film, there is often twoness with Ron Stallworth character and life in America.

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The language in the film and racism is something that Spike Lee, director, and Willmott decided to not apologize for it, didn’t tone it down, didn’t make it palpable, didn’t make it better than it is, and show it for everything it is. This creates the absurdity that makes the humor and lets the audience deal with uncomfortable feelings.

Harry Belafonte’s scene runs between the KKK initiation scenes. This is a powerful moment in the film that takes me to something I learned as a young child. Not everyone sees the world or people the same. There are times in our life that we are asked to stop and think about our own stance and view. The value of finding your own voice to stand and speaking up is important. Willmott explains, “it is not always easy to do this but you teach those around you that it is wrong.”

Willmott brings a strong statement to the audience when discussing racism. He says, “We would like to believe that they are a different creature than we are. In reality they look like everyday folks like we are.” The ability for the screenwriting to portray this in film brings the darkness of racism.

He greatest message is that we need to understand what I means to be American, our complex history, and living in American. We need to understand more about each other and eliminate the ignorance. 

Kevin Willmott Side Note

David Duke did call Ron Stallworth when the film finished. He asked, “How am I portrayed in the film?” 

This is a film that brings the circle of life in America clearly. We have times in this country where we are good and flowing forward and then step back in time. Traveling the US this past year I often stopped at many locations for Underground Railroad. The feeling standing where thousands risked their lives to be understood by the majority is a true insight into the human spirit. We need to eliminate the ignorance and misgivings by standing true.

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