World Premiere

This week I talked with celebrities, filmmakers and activists at the 19th annual Provincetown International Film Festival
We all understand the impression left after a person walks by in a show-stopping outfit. But what if instead of walking, that same person was mastering foutté turns?
For Director, Joseph Castelo, "The Preppie Connection," is very personal. Castelo went to boarding school in the 80's. "I heard the story from other students. It was sort of a quiet legend that was passed around. The scandal broke on 60 minutes."
I would be remiss to say that the show's leads, its stagecraft and its tunefulness make it worth a look. The Amélie you see next week probably won't be a carbon copy of the one I saw a few days ago.
On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz and two accomplices attempted to rob a bank in Brooklyn. Things didn't go as planned: first, one of the accomplices ran out, not able to go through with it.
Though DreamWorks Animation's The Croods may sound crude, based on the enthusiastic response that this film got during its world premiere last week in Berlin, this animated comedy has a sweet & sophisticated side.
There were no choreographed dance sequences, no lip-synched songs, so while Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) may not have been a typical Bollywood blockbuster, it is paving the way for a new era in Indian cinema.
On May 8, 2010, the world premiere of Daron Aric Hagen's opera Amelia, to a libretto by Gardner McFall, took place at the Seattle Opera.
From high-powered tentpole pictures (Road to Perdition, Munich, Race to Witch Mountain) to critically acclaimed indies (There Will Be Blood, In Bruges), Hinds has made his strong characterizations a benchmark.