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Short Film of the Day (Watch): PLEASURE BOYS, 8min., UK, Documentary

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Directed by Elliott Watson

Rippling muscles, screaming crowds and non-stop attention. Is it ego or alter-ego that defines ‘The Pleasure Boys’ strip group? Exploring the motives and sacrifices of four male strippers, this documentary challenges masculinity as a construct in the modern world.

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Screenplay of the Day (Watch Reading): Miracle Cove, by Al Cool (TV PILOT)

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SERIES: Set in 1970, this rainforest tale follows a damaged son wanting to save his sisters from their violent father by taking a dangerous logging job. There, he must live with his decision in a world intertwined with a twisted employer, workplace thugs, mentors and an alluring lover — a world he might not survive.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Andrea Irwin

Dad/Johnny: Steven Holmberg
Weylin/Dirk : Logan Forsyth Freeman
Tom: Thomas Fournier
Annaleigh: Katelyn Varadi
Faeona: Delphine Roussel
Herbie/Jim: Jolly Amaoko

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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Film Review: BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE (Sweden 2019) ***

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Britt-Marie Was Here Poster
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Britt-Marie, 63 years old, has just left a 40 year old marriage and her long life as a house wife. Being told she is a nagging passive aggressive aunt the new, only job, in small town Borg … See full summary »

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Tuva Novotny

            BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE, the second feature by Swedish actress and director Tuva Novotny is a feel-good film from Sweden that serves as the perfect ‘foreign film for beginners’.  Unlike other notable Swedish films from Masters like Ingmar Bergman, there is no contemplation on death or the evil one or complicated love affairs.  It is about living.  BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE is a film that intends to show that it is never too late to start living.  The film is the second adaptation to…

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Film Review: BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE (Sweden 2019) ***

Festival Reviews

Britt-Marie Was Here Poster
Trailer
Britt-Marie, 63 years old, has just left a 40 year old marriage and her long life as a house wife. Being told she is a nagging passive aggressive aunt the new, only job, in small town Borg … See full summary »

Director:

Tuva Novotny

            BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE, the second feature by Swedish actress and director Tuva Novotny is a feel-good film from Sweden that serves as the perfect ‘foreign film for beginners’.  Unlike other notable Swedish films from Masters like Ingmar Bergman, there is no contemplation on death or the evil one or complicated love affairs.  It is about living.  BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE is a film that intends to show that it is never too late to start living.  The film is the second adaptation to…

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Film Review: HENRY GLASSIE: FIELD WORK (Ireland 2019) ***

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Henry Glassie: Field Work Poster
The worldwide travels and unique cultural finds of renowned American folklorist Henry Glassie are enthralling chronicled in this portrait by director Pat Collins.

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Henry Glassie and his wife are folklorists, the audience is told at the beginning of this Irish documentary that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  They have travelled around the world for field work, their last year spent in Bahia, Brazil.

What is a folklorist and what do folklorists do?

Folklorists—many of whom are members of the American Folklore Society or of similar associations around the world—live and work throughout the world. They include students, teachers, scholars, consultants, community organizers, educators, and public agency professionals. Folklorists’ interests range from local family traditions to transnational issues of ethnic conflict, from publications to public programming, from the performing to the visual arts, from everyday life to communities’ most special…

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Film Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY ( USA 2019)

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An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

Writers:

Matt Lieberman (screenplay by), Charles Addams (based on characters created by) | 3 more credits »

This 3D computer animated film began in 2010 as a Tim Burton stop motion animation feature project.  After several revisions, it was decided and finalized in 2017 to have directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan direct a new film with a revised screenplay.  As everyone already knows, this is not the first adaptation of the ADDAMS FAMILY since the beloved TV series.  At present, I cannot remember all the previous film adaptations, they being released quite some time back.

The best of the ADDAMS FAMILY’s is as most people will agree, the TV series with John Astin as Gomez and Carolyn…

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