Bank of America Presents 19th HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
20 Jun 2011 16:33 Africa/Lagos
The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presented by Bank of America Celebrates Its 19th Year
Director, Milos Foreman, will attend on opening night to introduce “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”
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NEW YORK, June 20, 2011
NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Once again, Bryant Park will be a destination for film buffs on summer nights in New York City, with an all-star legendary film line up for the 19th year of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America and in association with The Bryant Park Corporation.
Continuing the popular tradition of presenting “stars under the stars,” the free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 20 and running through August 22. The season kicks off on the first day of summer with ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, starring Jack Nicholson as a patient who leads a revolt at a mental facility in this 1975 favorite.
The film’s Oscar winning director Milos Foreman, will attend the opening night festivities in Bryant Park on June 20th to introduce the film.
In the heat of the night
The festival’s closing night film, DIRTY HARRY, stars Clint Eastwood who made movie history when he took the role of Harry Callahan. Other highlights of this year’s festival include Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, Paul Newman in COOL HAND LUKE, and Oscar winning film IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes classic
A scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
“Support for the film festival reflects our belief that the arts, in all its forms, should be shared with the widest possible audience,” said Jeff Barker, Bank of America New York City president. “Only in New York can you spend a summer evening outdoors with legends of the screen and people from all walks of life amid the city’s skyscrapers.”
“It is with great pride that HBO enters its 19th year of showing classic films on the big screen in Bryant Park. The festival has turned into a favorite summertime tradition for many New Yorkers. As neighbors of Bryant Park, it is a great way for HBO and Bank of America to give back to the city,” said Bill Nelson, Chairman and CEO, HBO.
The films will be projected in 35mm onto a screen 20 feet high by 40 feet wide. Bryant Park is located at 42nd Street and the Avenue of the Americas. Snacks, meals and refreshments are available at Bryant Park food kiosks and restaurants. Each presentation will show on Monday evenings starting at sunset. The lawn opens at 5pm. Classic animation provided courtesy of Warner Bros.
For more information, call the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival hotline at (212) 512-5700. For film series information, visit the festival’s website at (will be live by June 1st).
JUNE 20 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Saul Zaentz Co.)-Rebellious Jack Nicholson leads a patient revolt at a mental facility. He urges the inmates to rebel against the nasty Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). Based on the Ken Kesey novel, it has been directed with force, humanity and a sly smile by Milos Forman. It is the second film (after “It Happened One Night”) to score an Oscar Grand Slam, winning the five top prizes. Kirk Douglas owned the screen rights for years, but was too senior to play the lead when son Michael finally co-produced. The American Film Institute ranked “Cuckoo” as #33 Greatest Movie of All Time. (1975) 133 Min.
JUNE 27 THE 39 STEPS (MGM)-An innocent man goes on the run to prove he is not a murderer and that a spy ring exists in Scotland. The exuberant thriller is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s early British masterpieces. Robert Donat is the “everyman” in trouble and Madeleine Carroll is the classy blonde who lends a helping hand. It has been remade several times for big screen, small screen, even radio, but never as successfully. It even turned up recently as a cleverly conceived show on Broadway and in London’s West End. Watch out for a villain with a missing finger and a music hall performer named Mr. Memory. You won’t forget him. Special thanks to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York (BAFTA New York) (1935) 86 Min.
JULY 4 EASY RIDER (Sony/Col) Stoners Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper (he also directed) hit the road on their customized motorcycles to find the “real” America. 1960′s peace and love soon turn to fear and hate. The script was Oscar-nominated, though reportedly much was improvised between L.A. and New Orleans, as the low budget movie was being shot by Laszlo Kovacs. Rumor also has it that plenty of marijuana was smoked on this road trip, giving new meaning to the term “high”way. Steppenwolf, The Byrds, The Band, Jimi Hendrix and Little Eva are heard on the soundtrack. And yes, that is legendary record producer Phil Spector making a cameo appearance as a drug dealer. (1969) 94 Min.
JULY 11 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (TCF)-They may be just “two little girls from Little Rock,” but Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are on the trail of bigger stones. As we all know, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Two gold digging showgirls head for Paris in this brightly colored musical comedy based on the Anita Loos story and a Broadway hit starring Carol Channing. Fox intended it as a movie showcase for their biggest star Betty Grable, but Marilyn came cheaper. The musical number “Anyone Here For Love?” featuring the statuesque Russell and a gaggle of disinterested chorus boys (as the U.S. Olympic team!) is a genuine camp classic. (1953) 91 Min.
JULY 18 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (MGM)-This taut murder mystery was the surprise Oscar winner for Best Picture over “Bonnie and Clyde” and “The Graduate.” Ironically, that very award ceremony was postponed due to the assassination of Martin Luther King. Rod Steiger plays a bigoted Mississippi sheriff who is reluctant to accept help from a black, big city detective Sidney (“Call me Mister Tibbs”) Poitier. Due to racial unrest in the South, filming necessarily took place in Illinois. The moody Quincy Jones score was Grammy nominated and Ray Charles made the title song an instant standard. (1967) 109 Min.
JULY 25 THE LADY EVE (Universal)-This sparkling romantic comedy is the work of a master, Preston Sturges. Barbara Stanwyck (at her most tempting) is a con artist/card shark out to dupe the clueless heir to a brewery fortune (Henry Fonda). He is an ophiologist by trade and knows more about snakes than girls. Just back from a year up the Amazon on a serpent hunt, he is an apple ripe for the plucking. The script is brimming with sophisticated banter (earning an Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Story), but Sturges is not above some well-placed slapstick and physical pratfalls. In 2002, the AFI placed it #26 on a list of Top 100 Greatest Love Stories in American cinema. (1941) 94 Min.
AUG. 1 COOL HAND LUKE (Warner Bros.)-”What we’ve got here is…failure to communicate.” So says a sadistic guard (Strother Martin) to Luke (Paul Newman) who is serving time on a Dixie chain gang. Luke has trouble with authority figures and will find countless ways to rebel against the system during his incarceration. You may never be able to face an egg again after the justifiably famous (and excruciating) eating scene in which Luke puts away over four dozen of the hard-boiled variety. Newman received his fourth Oscar nomination, but it was supporting actor George Kennedy, as a fellow inmate, who took home an acting prize. (1967) 126 Min. (Panavision)
AUG 8 AIRPLANE! (Paramount)-”You ever been in a cockpit before?” No? Well, now’s your chance. The gags just keep coming and coming in this raucous spoof of Hollywood’s all-star disaster epics. A Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker collaboration, it was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Comedy and won a WGA award for Best Comedy Script. These are the same wild and crazy guys responsible for the popular “Naked Gun” series. Star turns by Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves and the late, great Leslie (“Don’t call me Shirley”) Nielsen. Cameos are by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Maureen McGovern and an autopilot inflatable doll! (1980) 86 min.
AUG. 15 HIGH SIERRA (Warner Bros.)-The landmark crime drama by Raoul Walsh took Humphrey Bogart off the “B” list and propelled him into superstardom. His big hit “The Maltese Falcon” came out later the same year. Here he is Roy “Mad Dog” Earle, a hardened ex-con on the lam from the cops, who, way deep down, has a heart of gold. The part was intended for Paul Muni (contract dispute) or George Raft. Bogie himself convinced Raft to turn down the role. Good move. “Sierra” was co-scripted by his old friend and drinking buddy, John Huston. Top-billed Ida Lupino co-stars as the devoted moll and Bogart’s own pooch, Zero, appears as the cute mongrel Pard. (1941) 100 Min.
AUG. 22 DIRTY HARRY (Warner Bros.)-Clint Eastwood made movie history when he took the role of Harry Callahan. He went on to play the iconic cop four more times. Originally considered for the part were Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, but the “Gods of Hollywood Casting’ were smiling down on Clint. No more Italian westerns. Don Siegel’s direction packs quite a punch, as Harry goes about ridding the San Francisco streets of a serial sniper. His unique take on law enforcement involves carrying a very large .44 Magnum. Are ya feeling lucky, punk? Come on, make Harry’s day. (1971) 102 min. (Panavision)
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Hollywood icons gather to honour Legendary Actor Morgan Freeman

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Legendary Actor Morgan Freeman
6 Jun 2011 21:26 Africa/Lagos
Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick, Rita Moreno and Many More Among Those Honoring Legendary Actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award Ceremony
Honor Takes Place At Historic Sony Pictures Studios Thursday, June 9, 2011 At 7:00 p.m.
Show Premieres On TV Land Sunday, June 19, 2011 At 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
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LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2011
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AFI and TV Land announced today that Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick and Rita Moreno are among the luminaries in film who will pay tribute to Morgan Freeman, the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient. AFI will present its highest honor for a career in film to Freeman in Los Angeles on June 9 at Sony Pictures Studios. “TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman” will air on TV Land on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT .
Eastwood, Poitier and Nichols are all past AFI Life Achievement Award recipients.
Clint Eastwood, who received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1996, has worked with Morgan Freeman many times over the years with extraordinary results, in films such as “Unforgiven,” the Oscar®-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and “Invictus.”
Sidney Poitier is one of Freeman’s biggest inspirations. In 1992, Freeman spoke at Poitier’s AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony, where he said, “Every man has his own heaven and for me, heaven has always been being in the movies, and always in my heaven…I had one bright light…Sidney Poitier.” Freeman will now share this accolade and a little slice of heaven with Poitier. Both actors took on the challenging task of playing former South African president, Nelson Mandela – Poitier in the television movie, “Mandela and de Klerk,” and Freeman on the big screen in “Invictus.”
Mike Nichols, who received the AFI Life Achievement Award last year, directed Freeman on Broadway in “The Country Girl” (2008).
Helen Mirren most recently worked with Freeman in the 2010 film, “Red,” which also co-starred Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker.
Rita Moreno co-starred alongside Freeman in PBS’s “The Electric Company,” which was Freeman’s breakout role in television. The highly regarded children’s educational program won several Emmy® Awards during its broadcast run.
Matthew Broderick worked with Freeman in “Glory,” which was directed by Ed Zwick, produced by Pieter Jan Brugge and edited by Steven Rosenblum – all three are AFI Conservatory alumni. Rosenblum will receive the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, awarded annually to an alumnus of AFI who best embodies talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality filmmaking, as part of the Freeman gala.
The black-tie event will take place on historic Stage 15 at Sony Pictures Studios, where “The Wizard of Oz,” “Grand Hotel,” “Spiderman” and other classic movies were filmed. The stage will be transformed into an elegant ballroom to honor the storied career of Morgan Freeman. Proceeds from the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala directly support the Institute’s national educational programs and the preservation of American film history.
About the American Film Institute
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work, and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts.
AFI preserves the legacy of America’s film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films , an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present, and the AFI Archive, which contains rare footage from across the history of the moving image.
AFI honors the artists and their work through a variety of annual programs and special events, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI Awards. For 39 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the Institute’s almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year. AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, as well as AFI Night at the Movies, have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers. And as the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States, AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles; AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs, the largest documentary festival in the US; and year-round programming at the AFI Silver Theatre in the Washington, DC area.
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About the AFI Life Achievement Award
The highest honor given for a career in film, the AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the AFI Board of Trustees on February 26, 1973. It is presented to a single honoree each year based on the following criteria as mandated through a resolution passed by the AFI Board of Trustees: “The recipient should be one whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time.”
2011 AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Morgan Freeman joins an esteemed group of individuals who have been chosen for this distinguished honor since its inception in 1973: John Ford (1973), James Cagney (1974), Orson Welles (1975), William Wyler (1976), Bette Davis (1977), Henry Fonda (1978), Alfred Hitchcock (1979), James Stewart (1980), Fred Astaire (1981), Frank Capra (1982), John Huston (1983), Lillian Gish (1984), Gene Kelly (1985), Billy Wilder (1986), Barbara Stanwyck (1987), Jack Lemmon (1988), Gregory Peck (1989), Sir David Lean (1990), Kirk Douglas (1991), Sidney Poitier (1992), Elizabeth Taylor (1993), Jack Nicholson (1994), Steven Spielberg (1995), Clint Eastwood (1996), Martin Scorsese (1997), Robert Wise (1998), Dustin Hoffman (1999), Harrison Ford (2000), Barbra Streisand (2001), Tom Hanks (2002), Robert De Niro (2003), Meryl Streep (2004), George Lucas (2005), Sean Connery (2006), Al Pacino (2007), Warren Beatty (2008), Michael Douglas (2009) and Mike Nichols (2010).
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2011 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Best Male Performance: Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Villain: Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Best Jaw Dropping Moment: Justin Bieber does… something, Never Say Never 3-D
Best Fight: Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard & Xavier Samuel, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Kiss: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Line: Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Grown Ups (“I want to get chocolate-wasted!”)
Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Best Comedic Performance: Emma Stone, Easy A
Best Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2011 MTV Movie Awards
Click here for the complete report with photos and videos. Enjoy!

2nd Eko International Film Festival, July 9 – 14, 2011


The 2nd Edition of the Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) will be held from 9-14 July, 2011, in Lagos, Nigeria.
The different categories of film to be submitted are:
Feature Length
Short Films
1 minute short films.
The submission deadlines:
Standard Deadline: May 30, 2011
Late Deadline: June 15, 2011
Final Deadline: June 25, 2011
Applications for submitting films to the 2nd EKOIFF will be available on the official EKOIFF.
For more information, visit the official EKOIFF website, or send e-mail to (see link:
Address: 1 Bajulaiye Road, Opposite Skye bank plc Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +2348033036171, +2347066379246.
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2011 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Screening Dates

The final screening dates for the 2011 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) have been announced with the locations:
MBGN Screening Dates and Venues:
• May 31, 2011. Royal Marble Hotel, Benin, Edo State.
• June 2, 2011. Sports Cafe, Silverbird Showtime, Akwa Ibom Tropicana, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
• June 4, 2011. Platinum Lounge Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Abuja (FCT)
• June 6, 2011. Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Follow the MBGN on Facebook to see more details, photos and videos of the contestants.
For confirmation and inquiry, please contact:
Fiona Aforma Amuzie was crowned MBGN World 2010 (Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2010 World). MBGN 2010 held on the 22nd of May at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. And she represented Nigeria at MISS WORLD 2010.

The Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria (MBGN)

Beauty Pageant Holds June 25 at Eko Hotel & Suites ,Victoria Island Lagos .
There are 34 beautiful contestants from different states in Nigeria. The event starts By 6pm .

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V1 ABIA Gabriella Ndu
V2 ABUJA Tessy Maduko
V3 ADAMAWA Nwando Ebeledike
V4 AKWA-IBOM Kome Osalov
V5 ANAMBRA Ify Jewana
V6 BAYELSA Sophie Jewal
V7 BAUCHI Chantelle Unachukm
V8 BENUE Josephine Igochie
V9 BORNO Gbemisola Shotade
V10 CROSS RIVER Agotha Eriom
V11 DELTA Chidebe Joyce
V12 EBONYI Delphine Okaban
V13 EDO Onabu Obehioye Liliane
V14 EKITI Awettada Ovoke
V15 ENUGU Obioma Isiwu
V16 GOMBE Jennifer Igwegbe
V17 IMO Urenna Oyeneke
V18 KOGI Okafov Ohichi
V19 KWARA Ngwu Oganna Linda
V20 LAGOS Grace Ndaw
V21 NASARAWA Menkiti Sylvia
V22 NIGER Amanda Simon
V23 OGUN Ige Temifope
V24 ONDO Tobi Banjoko
V25 OSUN Metu Kelechi
V26 OYO Florentina Nneka Agu
V27 PLATEAU Onaja Lovette
V28 RIVERS Mitchelle Ijeh
V29 TARABA Sylvia Nduka
V30 YOBE Lotachukm Ugwu
V31 JIGAWA Eneka Gloria
V32 KADUNA Olanide Aroguma V33 KANO Deborah Enebeli
V34 KATSINA Kenechukm Offiah
Meet the 2011 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria contestants for 2011

Jeta Amata is working on new film after “Black Gold”

Jeta Amata
Nick Vivarelli of the Variety reported that the ambitious Nigerian filmmaker is already working on a new international film after making “Black Gold”.
The director who is also well known for his daring film “The Amazing Grace” is going to focus on the corrupt practices of pharmaceutical multinationals in Africa in his new film “Journeys of One,” with Donald Ranvaud of “The Constant Gardner” fame as an executive producer.
Amata’s “Black Gold” had a market premiere at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The film on the Niger Delta crisis featured top Hollywood actors like Tom Sizemore, Billy Zane and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

“Journeys of One” will be a way to provide a more genuine take on the Big Pharma in Africa theme tackled by Hollywood in Fernando Meirelles’ “The Constant Gardner”. We like Hollywood coming to tell our story; but they miss some of the essence of the African point of view,” Amata said.
Variety reported that Amata, producer Soledad Grognett and Ranvaud are looking for a name African-American actor for one of the key roles in “Journeys” and likely to also feature an Indian star.
“The idea is to make it Hollywood, Nollywood — as the Nigerian film industry is know — and Bollywood; the three biggest markets in the world,” said Amata. “If you go to the remote villages where they don’t have proper means of communication, you find people just dying unnecessarily,” he added. “And though they don’t realize it, the real thing that killed them was some drug that they weren’t meant to take.”
“The environment in Nigeria makes it a haven for these people (the pharmaceutical companies) to run whatever tests they want and treat people like rats and guinea pigs,” Grognett added.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Sexual drama kicks off the Cannes Film Festival

Sleeping Beauty, starring Emily Browning, is one of 20 films up for the coverted Palme D’or.
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Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the film “Sleeping Beauty”, in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 12, 2011. Twenty films are competing in the May 11 to 22 cinema showcase, with a roll call including major screen stars, revered “auteur” directors and relative newcomers. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
The 64th Cannes Film Festival is in progress with the celebrated movie stars from Hollywood, Bollywood and other notable film industries from other countries participating and competing for the coveted prizes and other pursuits. Nigeria has a pavilion at the festival, but no Nollywood movie is in competition or even out of competition.
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Jury Member Uma Thurman attends the Opening Ceremony at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Getty Images)more pics »
The galaxy of stars in attendance include the following:
You can follow the events from the opening day on 11th to the closing day on 22nd May.
Screenings of the 14h May
COMPETITION – Grand Théâtre Lumière
12pm / 9.45pm
by Joseph Cedar 1h46
by Markus Schleinzer
OUT OF COMPETITION – Grand Théâtre Lumière or Salle du Soixantième (S) or Salle Bunuel (Bu)
8.30am / 6.30pm
by Rob Marshall 2h17
2pm (S)
by Christian Rouaud
7.15pm (Bu)
by Michael Radford