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In Memory of Jonathan Demme: 1944-2017

An Oscar-winning director (for The Silence of the Lambs), Demme first made a name for himself in Hollywood for directing the 1980 feature film Melvin and Howard, followed up by the innovative and acclaimed 1984 documentary Stop Making Sense about the rock group The Talking Heads.  But it was after 1986’s Something Wild that his […]

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04.07.2006 Gdansk , Festiwal Gwiazd N/z Andrzej Wajda 
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In Memory of Andrzej Wajda: 1926-2016

Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has received an Honorary Oscar, an Honorary Golden Bear (Berlin International Film Festival), and the Palme d’Or (the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival) for his over 60 year work in the Polish film industry.  Four of his films have been nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscars (The […]

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In Memory of Curtis Hanson: 1945-2016

Starting out in Hollywood as a writer, Curtis Hanson had some minor successes with his screenplays and eventually with the movies he directed.  But, it wasn’t until 1992’s sleeper hit, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, that he became a director with his pick of projects.  In 1997, he picked a life changing project with […]

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