What an unfortunate example of American airport culture!!!
Opinionated documentary creator Michael Moore got SUPER DUPER pissed when he found out that his friend — the Oscar nominated Palestinan filmmaker Emad Burnat — had been DETAINED by LAX immigration because they did not believe he was actually in town for the Oscars!!
Emad, his wife, and their 8-year-old son were held at LAX for over an hour before FINALLY getting "permission" to stay in the country until the Oscars were over.
Michael Moore tweeted EVERYTHING about the incident (his version of events), which we've collected for your reading convenience!!
Just click, …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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Lana Wachowski, one-third of the directing trio behind Cloud Atlas, gave a powerful speech about her transgender experience recently, but the famously shy filmmaker isn't done talking about the issue.
In fact, anybody seeing her newest movie should keep it in mind.
While Lana and her brother, Andy, normally avoid the press at all costs, she wasn't shy about comparing the characters in the $100 million indie to herself.
In a recent interview, she referenced a character named Sonmi who instigates a revolution and said:
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Remember when we told you about that that sweet Dark Knight Rises scene explaining Bane's backstory that costume designer Lindy Hemming says was cut out of the film?
We're never EVER going to see it!
Fans of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy were sincerely hoping for an extended director's cut edition when the blockbuster was released on DVD, but the filmmaker's reps have confirmed there are no such plans.
It doesn't sound like there will be any deleted scenes either, as Nolan has said in the past:
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Who knew one of the Duggar kids from 19 Kids And Counting would be such an avid filmmaker?
Well, with 19 kids, they'll probably have one in every profession. That's just playing the odds.
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to watch Jed Duggar work on becoming the next… um…
We can't think of any cinematographers' names offhand. But we love your work! In those movies…
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These two are attached at the
Vanessa Hudgens and her ABC Family loverboy, Austin Butler, smooched the night away while hanging out at a restaurant in Venice, Italy on Tuesday.
The cute couple are in town for the premiere of V-Hudge's newest flick, Spring Breakers, at the Venice Film Festival. We're VERY curious to see this one because
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Tom Ford has teamed up with Brett Ratner and GLSEN to judge a contest of anti-bullying PSA's.
He's asking all aspiring filmmakers to submit their own Think Before You Speak video for a chance to win a trip to El Lay!
The winner will attend the annual GLSEN Respect Awards where their PSA will be screened and honored in front of top notch filmmakers. Brett will also give the winning PSA exposure through his social media outlets.
Tom says of the project:
“I am delighted to be working with GLSEN on this important and timely campaign to emphasize how powerful words can be and how crucial it is to think before you speak. I am excited to see the submissions from aspiring filmmakers around the world and look forward to picking the most compelling ones. This campaign creates a tremendous opportunity to help us all raise awareness of this issue.”
Very well said, Mr. Ford.
CLICK HERE for more deets on how U can enter!
[Image via WENN.]
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This is devastating.
One month after releasing an incredibly disturbing, touching, and inspiring It Gets Better video (above), 19-year-old filmmaker EricJames Borges took his own life.
EricJames was an extremely vocal supporter of the LGBT community, who interned at The Trevor Project, and he told the world his very sad story to prove that it does get better.
Here's what The Trevor Project's Communications Director Laura McGinnis had to say about this tragedy:
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