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Eighth edition of Luxor African Film Festival launches from Karnak Temple

The 8th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) kicked off on Friday with the attendance of several renowned Egyptian filmmakers, artists, state officials, and diplomats. The festival was held under the slogan “Cinema: Many Lives to Live,” from 15 to 21 March. The festival’s director, Sayed Fouad, said in the opening speech that …

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Tallinn Black Nights film festival announces 2018 focus programme: centenarians

Driven by Estonia’s 100th anniversary celebrations, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will focus on 12 countries that are celebrating their centenary this year, offering a rich retrospective with films made between 1958-1977. Europe’s map was radically changed at the end of the 1st World War, dissolving empires and creating new small nation states. Although …

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Luxor African Film Festival to kick off 16 March

The Luxor African Film Festival held a press conference on Sunday announcing its full programme and schedule for its seventh edition, due to begin on 16 March. The festival is organised by the Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF), which was founded in 2006 and aims at developing capable film artists across Egypt. According to the festival’s …

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70s music revisited in varied SXSW documentaries

By Jake Coyle / AP Whether reggae, soft rock, hardcore punk or power pop, the music of the 70s is playing again at South By Southwest. Several of the many music documentaries at this year’s SXSW revisit acts from the decade, a time often skipped over in pop culture history. But for that same reason, the …

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Franco, Cornish among those with films at Tribeca

By Jake Coyle / AP This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will feature many domestically oriented movies that deal with contentious contemporary issues, from the recession to James Franco’s artistic antics. Tribeca announced the first half of its slate for this year’s festival Tuesday: 46 feature films out of a planned 90. This half includes entries in …

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