My Top 5 Adaptations of Jane Austen Novels — Jedi by Knight

With a new version of Emma hitting theaters, I thought it would be fun to talk about my favorite film and TV adaptations of Jane Austen’s works. Northanger Abbey (2007) Northanger Abbey is probably the least-known of Austen’s six main works, so it was such a pleasant surprise to see this competent movie adaptation; it […]

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Saboteur (1942) — Diary of A Movie Maniac

Synopsis: After being wrongfully accused of sabotage, a factory worker (Robert Cummings, Kings Row) embarks on a quest across the United States to clear his name with the unwilling assistance of a billboard model (Priscilla Lane, Arsenic and Old Lace). Reaction & Thoughts: “You’re an obscure workman wanted for committing an extremely unpopular crime.” Playfully […]

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Classic Scene: Puttin’ on the Ritz — Funk’s House of Geekery

Puttin’ on the Ritz Young Frankenstein (1974) Directed by Mel Brooks The Scene: Doctor Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) has finally embraced his family business and created a being from the body parts of the dead, all powered by the brain of Abby Normal. The scientist knew he had to show the world he succeeded where […]

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Best Scene FAN FICTION Screenplay Reading of PRINCESS BRIDE, by Carolyn McCray — FAN FICTION Film and Writing Festival

We take Westley, Buttercup, Montoya and many more on a new adventure filled with sword-fighting, magic, and of course true love. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allison Kampf Queen Mallum (F): Hannah Ehman Nadjih/Austin (M): Geoff Mays Vizzini/Fred (M): Allan Michael Brunet Destiny (F): Kyana Teresa — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder […]

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THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay Reading: M for Mole Murder, by Sonja Knyssok — Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

Willy Wuehlman is a mole who lives in a tree. Since he had a traumatic experience in his childhood when his parents died, he suffers from claustrophobia and is unable to go through tunnels. When he is accused to be the murderer of his aunt, he has to overcome his fear. But he does not […]

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LGBT Best Scene Screenplay: Secondhand Heart. by Amber Nardolillo — Festival Reviews

Originally posted on LGBT Toronto Film Festival: https://youtu.be/lNn3E_3e7jY Reese is a commitment-phobic lesbian who can’t be in the same room with her homemaker sister Rachel without them verbally eviscerating each other, but, when Rachel’s marriage falls apart, Reese is forced to take her sister in, along with her two kids and their dog until they…

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LGBT Best Scene Screenplay Reading: COME ALIVE, by Andrew Cooper — LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Summary: A hilarious comedy about two men, TIM and ALVY, as they explore their sexuality again in their relationship. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allison Kampf Tim (M): Steve Rizzo (8) Alvy (M): Geoff Mays (9) — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John […]

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BEST Scene Screenplay Reading of PALMETTO, by Greg Emmerth — WILDsound Festival

Jack, a young, wealthy, gay man returns home to Charleston for his mother’s birthday, a few years after his father’s death, and still hasn’t resolved his anger for them both. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allison Kampf Jack (M): Geoff Mays Jamie/Elton (M): Allan Michael Brunet Connor/Robert (M): Steve Rizzo Carol (F): Hannah Ehman Liz (F): Kyana […]

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Weekly Virtual Film Festival

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WATCH Tonight: Tuesday July 7th. 8pm EST (5pm on the West Coast.).

Virtual Film Festival, Sponsored by Yonge/Dundas Square.

Featuring the BEST DRAMA & EXPERIMENTAL Shorts from around the world today:

LINEUP OF FILMS:

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


PLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama

Directed by Piotr Sulkowski

A man consumed by guilt because he did not dare to defend his mother, plays the role of a murderer and forces his ten-year-old self to face his original trauma…

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OKAY, 3min., USA, Drama

Directed by Leanne Nicole

3 minute short about the struggle growing up in an abusive environment

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WEEP NOT, 13min., USA, Drama

Directed by Lenore Thomas Douglas

Journey Gordean, a successful journalist gets to cover a story of a lifetime, but her ambition is tested when that very assignment is the man who assaulted her when they were children.

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SPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY, 10min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

Directed by Stimson Snead

NASA sought evidence of life on Mars. That search begins with water, and the search for water begins with the study of the rocks and the soil. That was the historic mission of the rovers SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY. This is SPIRITS story.

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TERRA BEACH, 20min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Drama

Directed by Mike Gallant

A college freshman in 2069 returns home and kindles a romance with a Hispanic girl only to realize they have gained the space colony’s attention.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


BLACK STAINS, 14min, USA, Experimental/Dance

Directed by Tiffany Rhynardag

Black Stains addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police. Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D. Williams, Jr., the film illustrates the reality of being black in the United States. Through interviews with men of varying ages and robust athletic dancing, the film persistently asks the question: why do we not see black men as human?

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WHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH, 5min., USA, Music

Directed by Lambert Grand

Ora The Molecule’s “When Earth Took A Breath (Are You There?)” depicts our relationship with the natural world. Filmed with a full spectrum camera, plants and trees appear in unfamiliar colours – the sea of red pulsating like alarm bells as we’re reminded of our planet’s climate and biodiversity emergency.

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MONOH – With Attitude, 4min., Germany, Music

Directed by Jan Sommer

A visual journey through space, nature and the mind. The music video for MONOH’s new single With Attitude.

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STRUT – 1980s, 5min., Australia, Music

Directed by Tim Cash

Pierre’s prized pink flamingo has been brazenly pickpocketed! The shocking crime has led to a phone call to the FBI (Flamingo Bureau of Investigation) & the search is on. The situation grows so dire that the Pink Ninja is called to duty! ‘Strut – 1980s’, directed by Tim Cash, is the lead single off Pennan Brae’s 5th release, ‘Gravity – The Astronot’. The track is mixed by producers Kirk Kelsey & Eric Alexandrakis & mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Sean Magee. Filmed In Central Oregon with music recorded in Vancouver, BC.

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AMERICAN QUARTET, 9min., USA, Music

Directed by Jesca Prudencio

In a 2030s small town bitterly divided over who belongs, a young Muslim-American woman puts herself at risk when she shares her private, digitized memories with strangers, challenging the status quo in the hope that empathy will triumph over hate.

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Agoria – Call of the Wild, 5min., France, Music

Directed by Loïc Andrieu

Throughout a cinematic video, director Loïc ANDRIEU introduces a new female hero high-concept. It features Jane, an enigmatic L.A.P.D officer, forced to face her Orphic power to dive into death.

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SEARCHING FOR WONDER, 6min., USA, Music

Directed by Greg Osei

Searching for Wonder was inspired by conversations with fellow artists who have diverse relationships to the African Diaspora. These discussions highlighted how we all feel lost in different ways, because history, slavery, colonialism & fear have left many of us feeling disconnected, searching for something we can’t fully articulate. Searching for Wonder deals with the tremendous power we have to rediscover & reimagine ourselves through our ancestors, their gods, their cultures & our interconnectedness.

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UNDER THE WATERFALL – THE AVENER, 3min., France, Music

Directed by Sebastion Caudron

This video clip shows an explosive passion between two lovers, punctuated by an elegant and a contemporary choreography in the streets of Paris where buildings are changing into real waterfalls. It is an hymn to love that uses the metaphor of water for its fluidity

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