FILM REVIEW: Wildfire – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer and Director: Cathy Brady

The Irish entries into the London Film Festival are always some of the most exciting in the programme and this year is no different with the excellent animation Wolfwalkers and resonant drama Herself providing female-led stories that have opened to much acclaim. But make some time for Cathy Brady’s powerful Wildfire about sisters confronting the effect and stigma of family tragedy.

Returning to a border

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FILM REVIEW: Mogul Mowgli – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writers: Bassam Tariq and Riz Ahmed

Director: Bassam Tariq

In the past few years, public discourses on British identity have been trying to shrink its definitions back to pillared buildings, lifeless statues and the selective memories of international warfare. But as Bassam Tariq and Riz Ahmed demonstrate in their blazing debut feature Mogul Mowgli, modern British identity is a living thing, expanding and changing every day as it absorbs

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Punjab Chief Secretary reviews COVID-19 situation ahead of festival season

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], October 10 (ANI): Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Saturday reviewed arrangements and preparedness of the state to contain COVID-19 and asked the concerned departments to ramp up the oxygen and other facilities in the state and private hospitals as a second wave of the pandemic may come after the festival season.

According to an official release, Punjab Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Hussan Lal told

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Family Fun: One Heart festival seeks to create connections in the virtual world

Each year, when the organizers of the One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival choose the theme for the event, they consider “What are the things that are resonating in the country today?” said executive director Josephine Keefe.

This year, it was the coronavirus pandemic, which Keefe said has hit Indian Country particularly hard. Many Native Americans have been ill with COVID-19 – including Keefe herself – and restrictions on

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London Film Festival 2020: 200 Metres

London Film Festival 2020: 200 Metres | Review


Public screenings
11th October 2020 8.30pm at BFI Player

Mustafa (Ali Suliman) is separated from his family by the long wall between Israel and Palestine. Through circumstance, he lives in Palestine while his wife and children reside across the wall in Israel, just 200 metres away; close enough that they can say goodnight to each

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Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival in Plainview, Oct. 16-18 | KLBK | KAMC

(Photo provided by the Rotary Club of Plainview)

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the City of Plainview:

The 46th Annual Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival is set for its regular run of dates in the

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London Film Festival 2020: I Am Samuel

London Film Festival 2020: I Am Samuel | Review


Public screenings
Online on BFI Player from 10th October 2020 6.30pm until 13th October 2020 6.30pm

Inspirational, brave and thoroughly heartwarming, I Am Samuel (Pete Murimi’s feature debut) demonstrates the capabilities of cinema by giving a voice to the African queer community through the story of a young, gay man living in Kenya,

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[UPDATED] Until the Last Plane, ICBM and more will be available to play during the Steam Game Festival

By Joe Robinson

08 Oct 2020

Valve is gearing up for another ‘game festival’ on Steam, which is due to kick off later today. This will be the fourth such event to happen after the first one debuted in December last year, and is a special event where players will be able to play demos of newly released and upcoming games.

For this event, games that are due to launch

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Abu Dhabi resident’s film gets picked for Israeli film festival

a person standing next to a fence: Abu Dhabi resident's film gets picked for Israeli film festival

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Abu Dhabi resident’s film gets picked for Israeli film festival

Indian expat Shaheer Sha is jubilant as his short film on environmental issues is part of an Israeli film festival.

‘Recognition’, a 23-minute film shot in Ras Al Khaimah, was picked for the first Carmel International Short Film Festival to be held virtually in Israel’s Zikhron Yaakov this

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London Film Festival 2020: Farewell Amor

London Film Festival 2020: Farewell Amor | Review


Public screenings
Online on BFI Player from 9th October 2020 8.45pm until 12th October 2020 8.45pm

“Welcome Home”, exclaims the banner that hangs from the ceiling of an apartment in New York, a sincere attempt to celebrate the reunion of a family that has been continents apart for 17 years. And yet, as the

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15th Alxa Festival kicks off in N China’s Inner Mongolia

Featured activities such Team-3 (T3) series competition, all-terrain vehicle grand prix, rock climbing race, Mongolian wrestling championship, electronic music event, helicopter tour, carnival event, and drone show will be launched during this year’s festival, which is scheduled to conclude on October 5.

To provide tourists with worry-free safe travel experience, the Alxa Festival this year has set up special working groups for epidemic prevention and control, environmental protection and

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FILM REVIEW: Undine -The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer and Director: Christian Petzold

Love me or die is an intimidating proposition, but one that protagonist Undine puts to Johannes in a quiet café in the first minutes of Christian Petzold’s new film. At this point you may be expecting a torrid psychodrama but Undine herself and the film that follows, with its touches of fantasy, is nowhere near as conventional as its opening frame suggests.

Abandoned by her

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Indian Wells Arts Festival Forges An Innovative Virtual Path Forward For Artists And Patrons To Connect

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 Virtual Show Opens October 9, 10 & 11

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (PRWEB) October 09, 2020

Amid all the uncertainties of the Hows and Whens the Coronavirus pandemic has wrought, the Indian Wells Arts Festival applied the artistic spirit of creativity and resourcefulness to build a new and engaging way to access art. Teaming up with Eventeny, an online event hosting platform startup founded by a

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London Film Festival 2020: Mogul Mowgli

London Film Festival 2020: Mogul Mowgli | Review


Public screenings
Online on BFI Player from 10th October 2020 6.30pm until 13th October 2020 6.30pm

Mogul Mowgli is a restless, writhing exploration of identity politics which frustrates its audience – sometimes unintentionally – but which lingers like the remnants of an unsettling dream. Starring and co-written by a captivating Riz Ahmed, Bassam Tariq’s

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FILM REVIEW: Honeymood – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer and Director: Talya Lavie

No one sleeps in Jerusalem in this wry rom com from Tayla Lavie. It might be expected the two newlyweds in Honeymood would have good reason to stay awake on their wedding night, but sex is far from their minds as jealousies and misunderstandings force them out into the streets and into a series of strange encounters with other insomniacs.

Noam’s father has booked the

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FILM REVIEW: Eyimofe (This is My Desire) -The BFI London Film Festival 2020

 Writer: Chuko Esiri

Director: Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri

There are many experiences of home, some, like Pinter, are sinister and fraught while others are celebratory and restorative. But for Mofe and Rosa, the protagonists in Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri’s debut film Eyimofe (This is My Desire), showing as part of the London Film Festival, home is a place of strife and burden as the leads plan journeys

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A New Theatre Festival Announces Lineup

Homecoming: A New Theatre Festival will take place 10 – 14 November, 2020.

Homecoming: A New Theatre Festival Announces Lineup

Award-winning genre explorers Encompass Productions return to the White Bear Theatre with HOMECOMING: A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL, hosting five world premieres. A celebration of theatre returning to its true home – the stage – Homecoming features new work from a wide array of London’s very best theatre companies and award-winning talent:


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Virtual theatre festival will feature over 20 productions from around the world

Jersey City Theater Center is preparing its 2nd annual 10-day “Voices International Theatre Festival” from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 25. The virtual program will feature 24 productions from 20 countries with many taking a look at the fractured state of the world this past year.


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Live and recorded full productions will be viewable online. Productions include 21 theatre companies from Europe, Eastern Europe, South Asia, Asia,

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Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2020 Wrap-Up & Best of: Community Endures

The time has come to sit down to wrap-up our Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2020 coverage, and I must admit, it’s a bittersweet moment for me. On the one hand, I’m sad to be writing the last words about one of my favorite events of the year. On the other, though, I’m glad to have found a template for what to look for in future events. The pandemic means we’ll

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FILM REVIEW: Time – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Reviewer: Maryam Philpott

“Desperate people do desperate things” Sibil Fox Richardson explains at the beginning of Garrett Bradley’s documentary Time, but how long should a punishment really last? When her husband was sentence to an extreme 60-years in jail for armed robbery, Richardson was left to raise their six children alone, and Time examines the 20-years the family has spent fighting for a reduction in his sentence.

In a

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