Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Marriage Story, and Parasite are among the films nominated by the Phoenix Critics Circle for the best films of 2019 awards.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
NAME OF FILM: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
DIRECTOR(S): Alexandra Dean
STARRING: Hedy Lamarr
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: A Jewish immigrant who escaped a marriage to a munitions tycoon with ties to Mussolini and Hitler, Lamarr was so eager to join the war effort she helped invent a wireless form of communication designed to aid allies during WWII. Although Lamarr’s contributions were dismissed, and she was never compensated, her concepts eventually became the basis for Wifi, GPS, and Bluetooth technology. Using interviews from her children, friends, colleagues, and newly discovered audio tapes of Lamarr herself, this marvelous—and often infuriating documentary— unveils a complex woman of undeniable intelligence and chutzpah who finally gets her due.
“Marriage Story,” “Parasite,” “JoJo Rabbit,” “The Two Popes,” “Booksmart,” and “Waves” are among the films nominated for St. Louis Film Critics Association’s 2019 awards.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon in Hollywood tops the nominations list for the 3rd Hollywood Critic Awards with eleven nominations, while The Irishman and Waves followed with nine.
The nominees announced for 19th Movies for Grownups Awards, with A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bombshell, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Farewell, The Irishman, and The Two Popes contending for Best Picture/Best Movie.
Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival Releases 2018 Lineup, Opens with RBD, Documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
RBG, a revealing and exciting portrayal of the Notorious RBG herself, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will open this year’s 2018 Traverse City Film Festival
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) revealed the first nine films selected for 2018 program plus the official artwork.
2018 Seattle Jewish Film Festival Salutes Israel’s 70th Birthday, Announces Lineup. Opens with Mob Caper MAKTUB
Under the theme “isREEL Life,” this year’s 2018 Seattle Jewish Film Festival is particularly special, as the Festival salutes Israel’s 70th birthday.
The Athena Film Festival (AFF) continues to showcase films about strong and courageous women leaders with its 2018 lineup of narrative, documentary, and short films. Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are THE BREADWINNER, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie; the New York premiere of I AM NOT A WITCH, from first-time writer and director Rungano Nyoni
The 17th Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival (LVJFF), running January 13 to 28, 2018, will kick off with the Las Vegas premiere of “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,”
70 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 qualify for nomination in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards.
One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards.
The 18th Woodstock Film Festival, will open with the East Coast premiere of Stuck, a musical narrative about a group of six strangers trapped together on a stalled New York City subway car.