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Anthem Film Review: Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn Rock the ‘Little Pink House’

Little Pink House opened the Anthem Film Festival, part of FreedomFest, on July 19, at the Paris resort in Las Vegas.  The film stars Catherine Keener (Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Being John Malkovich) and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, The Firm, Grey Gardens), and tells the story of Susette Kelo, who …

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Diary of an Extra: Behind the Scenes at K. Rajagopal’s ‘Lizard on the Wall’

Singapore International Festival of the Arts‘ (SIFA) O.P.E.N (Open Participate Engage Negotiate) pre-festival this year has a unique focus on audience participation. This was especially so in its programme Lizard on the Wall by K. Rajagopal (of A Yellow Bird fame) which invited SIFA audiences to serve as extra as …

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Interview: Anthem Film Festival Founder on William Shatner, Mr. Spock, and Liberty 

Is Mr. Spock a libertarian? To find out you’ll need to attend this year’s FreedomFest and Anthem Film Festival, July 19-22, at the Paris Resort Las Vegas. Captain Kirk, a.k.a. William Shatner, will be there to help you navigate “The Free Enterprise” and answer this and other questions explored at the libertarian themed conference and film festival. To get a preview of this interstellar freedom trip, billed as “the world’s largest gathering of free minds, with over 200 speakers and 2,000 attendees,” I spoke with Anthem Film Festival founding director, and entertainment editor of Liberty Magazine, Jo Ann Skousen.

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Interview: K. Rajagopal, Director of Films ‘Yellow Bird’ and ‘Lizard on the Wall’

K. Rajagopal, one of Singapore’s most prominent filmmakers, is set to shoot his second feature film Lizard on the Wall as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2017. Festival participants who buy SIFA’s O.P.E.N Pass will be able to come on 30 June, 1 July or 2 …

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DWF: See My Shorts

Dances With Films (DWF) wants you to see their shorts. Is a short film just like a narrative or documentary feature, only shorter? Sometimes. But, if we compare a narrative feature to its inspiration – the novel – to what can we compare short films? The short story, of course, but, some short films are character studies, others poems, still others scary tales told around a campfire, or that ticket you saved from your first rock concert.

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