Tagged: Film

Jacob’s Pillow And NOWNESS Partner For Release Of Film Series, BODY LANGUAGE

Jacob’s Pillow has partnered with global arts and culture video platform NOWNESS for the release of three films, commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow and NOWNESS in a series titled Body Language, centered around the theme of breaking cultural boundaries in dance.

The first film, which was directed by Leo Pfeifer and will be released on Dec. 3, features performance artist Bill Shannon, who moves through New York City landscapes using dance, skateboarding, and his crutches.

The second film, directed by Jean Liu and set to be released on Dec. 6, features three New York City-based performing art troupes whose practice

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: Experience German film through the lens of Tijuana’s Nortec music

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

In a truly cross-cultural event, Nortec: Bostich y Fussible of Tijuana will perform a world-premiere original score for the 1924 German expressionist silent film Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (Waxworks) on Saturday in the East Village.

“Das Wachsfigurenkabinett,” which was directed by Paul Leni and starred Emil Jannings (the first ever Academy Award winner for Best Actor) and Conrad Veidt (later, the infamous Major Heinrich Strasser in “Casablanca”), tells the

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Chicago film fest head Mimi Plauche receives award from the Ministry of Culture’s Order of Arts and Letters

Cited as an “internationally recognized programming director” committed to “bringing the best French cinema to Chicago audiences,” Chicago International Film Festival artistic director Mimi Plauche has been named Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres — a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, administered by the French Ministry of Culture.

Previous recipients of the honorary distinction include Marlene Dietrich, George Clooney, Sting, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza. Former Tribune film critic and current New York-based Museum of Modern Art film curator Dave Kehr is another past awardee of the Chevalier medallion.

The French culture

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Lumbee Film Festival starts Sept. 17 and will be at Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub

Aug. 7—PEMBROKE — The fourth annual Lumbee Film Festival returns to the big screen with 18 new films directed by indigenous filmmakers, screening over two days at the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub on Main Street.

This year’s festival is presented by the North Carolina Museum of Art and includes live music, film, food and fellowship. The festival opens Sept. 17 with an outdoor screening of “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” an electrifying look at the American Indian influence in popular music — despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture.

The film reveals how early pioneers of blues

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