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NYFF 07: Opening Night After Party-Gallery 1

Last Friday was the opening night of the New York Film Festival and a great party it was, followed by the traditional after party at New York restaurant Village. Last year I started my own tradition by taking snaps in black & white. This year I did the same, albeit with a real camera. This is the first of several posts with pix from the night. No captions, just photos.
Once again, it was a Black and White night….
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TIFF 07 Roundtable Interviews: Sleuth’s Branagh & Caine and Law

In two Toronto International Film Festival roundtable interviews, director Kenneth Branagh, actor Michael Cane and actor/producer Jude Law discuss the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics film Sleuth. Brannagh and Caine get into everything from pre-production, Caine’s history with Pinter (they went to the same school!), art direction, how the film isn’t really a remake and even a little bit about Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight!
Law discusses his role as a producer on the film, his next role and some of the…well, secret elements of Sleuth. If you haven’t seen the original Sleuth, there are some minor spoilers in these clips.
BTW, listen to the Caine and Branagh clip, first.
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TIFF 07 Review: Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (Sony Pictures Classics, October 26, 2007-selected cities)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Let me start right off the bat by saying that Jimmy Carter is a personal hero of mine. He is a deeply soulful, peaceful and intelligent man who manages to exist and flourish in this, the most complex and potentially dangerous of all possible worlds. Not only that, but he leads his life as an exemplar of modern man. How so? He has just tuned 83 years of age and is spending his birthday in the Sudan, trying to help end the crisis in Darfur. That’s what he does when he’s not helping run the not-for-profit Carter Center, leading sermons, writing books (21 and counting), building houses, monitoring elections and oh yeah, being married to one of the strongest, most interesting women of the last hundred years, his wife Rosalynn. He is a religious man whose faith inspires him to continue his good works both within and outside of the political arena. A steadfastly devout born again Christian, he firmly believes in the separation of church and state and in this sense is the very picture of integrity.
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