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With a goal of promoting film as art, the museum’s collection spans decades of filmmaking brilliance and they hold one-offs of some of the world’s earliest films once thought lost. This collection has even been named as part of UNESCO’s "Memory of the World" Register.
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London's Southbank will be even more buzzy during this year's BFI Film Festival
From pre-punk pop to Sarah Palin, the films screening at this year's BFI London Film Festival run the gamut from playful to grave to "You betcha!" sunny in tone, sating cinephiles of all tastes. Running from October 12-27, the festival is a celebration of everything silver screen-related, with a focus on the country's rich film industry and entire program dedicated to New British Cinema.
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Much has been made of the idea that Sweden is filled with hot, sex-starved women, but where did that tantalizing myth originate? A video making the rounds right now might offer a clue. The 1968 mondo film Sweden: Heaven and Hell presents itself as a straightforward documentary about the sex lives of Swedes, but its staged footage of gorgeous Scandinavians finding any excuse to get naked and randy places it squarely in the realm of reality-based fantasy fiction.
ShoWest, the longest running convention and trade show for the cinema exhibition and distribution community, aka movie theaters, is happening this week at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. The gathering gives theater managers a first look at new products, concessions, and technologies. Basically, this is where all of those cool new seats, screens, and sound systems at your local Cineplex are unveiled.