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20-01-2009 It's an Independent World

Indie films are reaching new popularity levels, with the

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new website Indieroad offering a platform for independent filmmakers to display their work. Dedicated to exhibiting and distributing films from contemporary independent filmmakers, the website’s crew consists of entertainment professionals committed to the
enhancement of independent films. Visitors to the website can stream and download films directly, for only a small fee. The website even has its own youtube channel, aiming to bring as much attention as possible to the brilliance of independent films.

Picture from: www.montclair.edu

08-01-2009 Millionaire Movie

The must-see film of the summer captivating critics and audiences around the world is Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Based on the book Q and A by Vikas Swarup and filmed in India, this modern fairytale tells the story of Jamal, a young street beggar whose appearance on the Hindi version of game show Who wants to be a Millionaire? creates suspicion of cheating after he exceeds everyone’s expectations. The film has been nominated for various prestigious awards, including the Golden Globes and Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. If you’re going to see any film this summer, see this one.

   

Picture from: www.foxsearchlight.com

05-06-2008 It is all Happening

The Happening Live 2008 festival is just as the title suggests: Happening! With a combination of music, film and art, the festival promises to be a captivating combination with renowned artists on display. More importantly the festival is all in the name of a good cause, with proceeds supporting the Sea Shepherd, a non-profit organisation that works to protect whales. If you missed the festival in Sydney or Tokyo, fear not, the London, Cornwall, Paris, New York City and

San Francisco leg of the tour is yet to be announced.

 

 The Happening - Sydney, Australia - March 14, 2008

 

 

Picture from: www.thehappeninglive.com

 

05-06-2008 Happy And Lucky Mix Nicely

The Sydney Film Festival opened on June 4, with acclaimed director Mike Leigh’s latest project Happy-go-lucky. Sally Hawkins’ portrayal of Poppy, a primary school teacher with a knack of always seeing the good side of everything, won her the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival in February. If you’ve been feeling down or just need to be reminded to appreciate every day, Happy-go-lucky is the film for you.  

 

Picture from: www.littlewhitelies.co.uk