A Rio Breaks update from producer John Maier in Rio

Oct 16, 2012

An update direct from Rio Breaks producer John Maier in Rio: "All is well here. The Favela Surf Club is thriving, down on the beach with classes morning and afternoon. It's nice to see everyday, and some of the kids are quite good, competing even with Pikachu. Pikachu and Mancini were on the front page of Globo last week with...

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London Surf Film Festival 2012

Oct 02, 2012

2nd Annual London Surf Film Festival 11-14 October 2012 This October sees the 2nd Edition of the London Surf / Film Festival touch down. An international celebration of the very cream of surf culture, the London Surf / Film Festival brings together film, art, photography and lifestyle from waveriding’s most exciting creatives. The independent festival is a showcase international surfing’s...

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Michelangelo Antonioni: centenary of a forgotten giant

Sep 28, 2012

This is the centenary year of Michelangelo Antonioni. He was born on 29 September 1912 and died in 2007 at the age of 94, having worked until almost the very end. As well as everything else, he gave us one of the founding myths of postwar cinema: The Booing of L'Avventura. For film historians, it's as pretty much important as the audience riots...

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'Raul: O Início, o Fim e o Meio' screening in London

Sep 26, 2012

Raul Seixas is one of the most iconic figures to come out of Brazilian music, a man who was able to connect with listeners the way that Joe Strummer did, who lived the lifestyle of Harry Nilsson or John Martyn (i.e. drink until your body can’t take anymore) and had a spiritual (yet personal) side that allowed him to connect...

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Santa Sangre at Day Of The Dead celebrations in London

Sep 18, 2012

From the 31st October to 3rd November, Wahaca will be bringing Mexico’s vibrant Day of the Dead celebrations to London, for a four-day festival of music, food, art and film hosted at The Old Vic Tunnels. Performing each night, on the first leg of their European tour will be this year’s Wilderness Festival headliners, Rodrigo y Gabriela with their unique...

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4th Brazilian Film Festival of London

Sep 14, 2012

The Fourth Brazilian Film Festival returns to London between September 21st and 25th.  The festival is a rich and comprehensive edition of the last year’s Brazilian cinema panorama. This years event will be held at Odeon, Panton Street.  For full information on the event and films head over to the official website.

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Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll 2012

Sep 07, 2012

Once a decade Sight & Sound asks critics to select the Greatest Films of All Time. "We’re proud that, thanks to its longevity and critical reach, this poll has come to be regarded as the most trusted guide there is to the canon of cinema greats, not to mention a barometer of changing critical tastes. Famously, Citizen Kane topped our...

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Dovzhenko's War Trilogy boxset

Sep 07, 2012

Alexander Dovzhenko is one of the great visionaries of the 20th Century.  Having previously released three of his major works Zvenigora, Arsenal and Earth, we are now delighted to have assembled a boxset to highlight this 'War Trilogy'.  Together these films chronicle the transformation of Dovzhenko’s native Ukraine from a pastoral feudal society to an industrialized communist state. Full information on the boxset can...

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Santa Sangre UK cinema dates so far

Sep 06, 2012

Confirmed Santa Sangre UK cinema dates are as follows: 14th Sept - Cambridge Film Festival, CAMBRIDGE 21-27th Sept - QFT, BELFAST 26-28th Sept - Curzon, LONDON 21-22nd Sept - Hackney Picture House, London 26 Oct - 2 Nov - ICA, LONDON 17-18 Oct - Quad, DERBY 27th Oct - Hype Park Picture House, LEEDS 18th Oct - Eden Court, INVERNESS 22nd Oct - Filmhouse, EDINBURGH Additional dates will...

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US version of The Shining set for a UK release

Sep 04, 2012

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror is widely considered to be the most terrifying movie of all time. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also, as Martin Scorsese has pointed out,...

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