Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Review

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Medgar Evers was murdered in 1963 by a white racist named Byron De La Beckwith, Mississippi district attorney Bobby DeLaughter is determined to eventually bring him to justice 30 years after the event and let his widow Myrlie Evers find peace.

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*New title – Ghosts from the Past*

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Cinema Paradiso (1988) Review

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Salvatore Di Vita a filmmaker recalls his childhood and teenage years where he fell in love with movies at the cinema in his small village along with the amazing friendship he shared with Alfredo the projectionist at the cinema.

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*Original Title – Nuovo Cinema Paradiso*

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RIP Ennio Morricone

Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone has passed away aged 91 in Rome.

Affectionately known as ‘Maestro’ he is involved in some of the most memorable scores in film history.

Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Hateful Eight. His haunting melodies for Sergio Leone’s trilogy of westerns A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A lot of these films I have caught up with watching over the past few months and the scores blew me away each and every time.

He was presented with an honorary Oscar in 2007 and then went on to win for The Hateful Eight.

Let’s take a little bit of time to appreciate some of his most famous music from films . . .

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Scoop (2006) Review

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Sondra Pranksy is an American journalism student living in London and is given he chance for a huge scoop of a story. The problem? The information comes from Joe Strombel who died a couple of days before the first meeting. With help from Sid Waterman they get to know the suspect Peter Lyman and she falls in love with him!

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Billy Crystal on Twitter!

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That’s right the legend that is Billy Crystal acknowledge me on Twitter! The review of his film Standing Up, Falling Down (Review) which is a fantastic gem of a film premiered on Sky Cinema earlier this week. I never in a million years thought he would ever see my tweet about the film and I seriously could not believe it when I clicked on my notifications and saw this quote tweet! Considering my intense love for When Harry Met Sally I feel this is going to be my all time greatest moment EVER on Twitter, I cannot think about how this could be topped at all.

Something I will always wonder will be if he clicked on my profile and saw that he is in fact part of my header photo?

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RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL announces partnership with Shift72 and moves online for 28th edition

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RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SHIFT72 AND MOVES ONLINE FOR 28th EDITION providing a safe and vital platform for independent filmmakers to connect to UK audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

28 October – 7 November 2020
www.raindance.org/festival

Against a backdrop of an industry affected by this global pandemic, Raindance will continue to support and inspire film fans and the broader film community, enabling them to thrive during these difficult times. Britain’s arts and culture organisations have long recognised the need to adapt to survive when faced with the likes of funding cuts or changes in the way audiences engage – and like its compatriots throughout the UK and beyond, it has been necessary for Raindance to dramatically adapt in 2020 to meet the extreme challenges presented by COVID-19.

Raindance views social distancing and self-isolation as a creative challenge to refresh and reinvent the festival experience. Raindance also recognises its role as a necessary platform for UK and international independent filmmakers to connect to UK audiences. With this in mind, the Raindance Film Festival will safely adapt to an online experience for its 28th edition (28 October – 7 November 2020), to run in parallel with a number of live activities, including industry sessions, panels and gigs at various central London venues. The result will be aninnovative hybrid of remote engagement and live activity.

The online content of Raindance will be powered by Shift72, who have delivered world-class online film festivals for the likes of Visions du Réel, SXSW, Cannes Marché Du Film and CPH:DOX.

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