Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Movie Notes

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Movie Notes

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Party Time: The St. Louis Film Office will host its Fourth Annual Academy Awards Party on Monday, March 24. The event, a benefit for the St. Louis Film Festival, will be held at CafE Zoe and the Stein Gallery. KMOX's Charles Brennan is the host.

In addition to dinner, guests will take part in Oscar balloting and be eligible to win door prizes. Tickets, partially tax-deductible, start at $75. Call 725-5554 for information and reservations.

Going For the Big Time: As it gears up for its sixth year, the Kan Film Festival has announced the hiring of Martin English as its part-time public relations and media director. His hiring represents efforts of festival organizers to professionalize the event, according to John Shipp of Kan Fest's advisory board. English acknowledged that after five years the film festival still goes unrecognized, even by many who might benefit from it. The event showcases work from film and video makers of all ages from Kansas and Missouri. This year's edition will be held June 7 at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas. "My first job is spreading the word, especially to schools," English said this week. "We want to increase attendance. Next comes generating sponsorship dollars, cultivating donors and volunteers." Submissions for this year's festival are being accepted. For information, call the festival at (816) 333-0814. Bad Attitude: Nastiness prevailed at the Berlin Film Festival on Monday after the screening of "Le Jour et la Nuit" ("Day and Night"). At a news conference, director Bernard-Henri Levy was alternately booed and laughed at as he tried to answer a query about what the movie was about. Actors Alain Delon and Lauren Bacall appeared shaken at the contentiousness. "That is an amusing question," said Bacall when asked if "Jour" was her most or least fave flick. …

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