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We’re still alive! But we need writers!

July 14, 2011
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Hey, everybody! I hope you are all having a fun and productive summer!

For anybody who reads the Hunter Film Blog, sorry that we haven’t been updating. Many of our writers have graduated and have been scrambling to get things in order so the blog inevitably was pushed to the side.

However, I would like to start the blog up again next semester so if anybody is interested being a writer, please contact us! Thanks!

May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991

May 18, 2011
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An Evening with Claire Bloom

May 17, 2011

The Film Forum will be hosting a conversation with legendary actress Claire Bloom on Tuesday May 24th. Beginning her career at 15, she worked with Hollywood’s greatest directors including Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, and Laurence Olivier. Most recently, she has acted as Queen Mary in the blockbuster, The King’s Speech. The interview will be moderated by author and film historian, Forster Hirsch.

Afterwards, there is usually a Q&A with the audience. Also, the Film Forum is very relaxed so you can go up to them and meet them in person.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $12 for members!

Click HERE for the Film Forum’s event page.

SUPER 68 FILM FESTIVAL!!

May 15, 2011

Sorry for this last minute update! We’ve been scrambling to put something together in the midsts of finals and papers and films! It almost got cancelled but we really wanted to put SOMETHING on so here it is:

Hunter College’s First Annual Super 68 Film Festival will take place on May 27th from 7 PM at the Lang Auditorium! Bring your friends and loved ones for a night of Hunter short films!

Deadline for submissions is May 18th by 5 PM at Renato’s office or the Guild’s mailbox in the F&M main office.

Guidelines:

1. Format must be playable DVD or a quicktime data file (latter is preferred).
2. No longer than 15 minutes including credits.

The films will be judged by a committee of professor and industry professionals and the top 10 or so will be screened (this is dependent on the runtime of the all the films combined).

Afterwards, we will all meet at the local bar (Phoenix Park) for drinks and good times!

Notice of Screenplay Competition (July)

May 11, 2011

The Script-a-thon is a 30-day screenwriting marathon and competition.  Be part of a community, embrace deadlines, expose your script to the industry, and win cool prizes. Winners will be selected in five (5) categories: Drama, Comedy, Horror, Action and Overall.  Prizes include meetings with top agents, consultations with industry professionals, script notes, cash prize, screenwriting software and much more. Deadline: July 1!

Note that contest finalists will be judged by: Renny Harlin (director, Die Hard 2), Scott Rosenfelt (producer, Home Alone) and Steve Mazur (writer, Liar Liar).

Attached please find a flier (pdf) with more information and listed below is a link to the group discount entry page:  
Info: thescriptathon@gmail.com

Apply Now: http://www.thescriptathon.com
Group Discount Link: http://www.thescriptathon.com/discount-page.html

T-Mac Paradise (and I don’t mean Tracy McGrady)

May 8, 2011

With Terrence Malick’s new film, Tree of Life, opening this summer The Museum of Moving Image is having a series screening of all of T-Mac’s works preceding his upcoming feature. The event runs from May 13 to 15 and it will be the perfect opportunity to check out his work in the theaters. If you are new to Malick, you MUST go! His films are cinematic poetry and his visual aesthetic, I believe, can only be truly experienced on a big screen. The museum is located in Astoria (which might be far for some) but it’ll be worth it!

Click HERE for the official event calendar.

May’s Film

May 4, 2011

May’s film is kind of a no brainer. If you haven’t seen it already, Gaspar Noé’s Enter The Void is a true treat for your eyes. Once again Noé has proved he is, in fact, an auteur. As a follow up to his previous film, Irreversible,  he is once again showing us something we have never seen before. Just watching his opening credits says it alone!

FYI This is an Argentinian-born French filmmaker, with an American lead cast, shot in Japan. Not confusing, right? Didn’t think so.

Enter The Void was an official selection for Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and SXSW, among other festivals. Afterward, it was picked up by IFC for theatrical distribution as well as On Demand viewing pleasure. I saw this on Halloween.

For your convenience, Enter The Void is available for streaming on Netflix, which is his theatrical version. Noé’s Director’s Cut, is available on DVD, and if you prefer his theatrical release that is also available on Blu-Ray! My preference is the theatrical release. And Noé claims to love both versions.

Warning, you’re in for a ride.