Audrey Hepburn is more ‘loverly’ than ever! To celebrate her birthday, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures have announced the Academy Award-winning musical My Fair Lady will be coming back to select cinemas for a special two-day event, on June 13 and 16. Audiences for this exclusive, limited theatrical re-release will also be treated to the featurette Remembering Audrey, which pays tribute to the legendary star, with insight from two of those who knew her best—companion Robert Wolders, and her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer.
My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, so that she may pass as a lady.
Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Cinematography, My Fair Lady continues to dazzle the eyes, ears and hearts of audiences everywhere with its captivating story of a poor London flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, who is plucked out of obscurity and remade into a glamorous socialite. Based on the Broadway musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady contains such indelible songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” and “On the Street Where You Live.”
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Bill and Melinda Gates are Calling it Quits after 27 Years of Marriage
Posted on May 4, 2021, 9:45 am
Iy has been reported that Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, are getting divorced. In a joint statement via social media on Monday, the couple announced they’ve made a decision to end their marriage, saying, “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”
Bill and Melinda began dating in 1987 after meeting at a New York trade show, and she’d go on to work in marketing for Microsoft and be appointed as General Manager of Information Products in the early ’90s. The couple wed on January 1, 1994 in Hawaii. Melinda left the company in 1996 to focus on starting their family.
Their statement continues, “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives.”
The Paper Tigers – PG 13 – Action, Adventure, Comedy
As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years, and each has grown into a washed-up middle-aged man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring—and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunites, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hitman still armed with ample knee cartilage) if they are to honorably defend his legacy.
Tran Quoc Bao, Jae Suh Park, Matthew Page, Ron Yuan, Alain Uy, Mykel Shannon Jenkins
15 Things You Didn’t Know About BigFoot – NR – Comedy, Horror
Glasses. Joggers. Vapes. As a millennial vlogger, Brian has everything… except happiness. All his life he wanted to work in news, but his spirit has been broken by too many listicles. Recently passed over for a promotion, Brian Emond is begrudgingly sent on another waste of his time: Bigfoot. In order to write this latest masterpiece (“Is the term Bigfoot offensive towards amputees?”) Brian must trade Brooklyn for the mountains of North Georgia. Guided by cryptid-rockstar Jeffrey Stephenson, Brian embarks on an overnight research expedition where he sees something that can’t be explained. Faced with his own mysterious sighting, Brian discovers that maybe for the first time in his career, this story could be real. What started out as a wild goose chase for Bigfoot becomes the story of a lifetime.
Virginia Kirby, Brian Emond, Zach Lamplugh, Jeffrey Stephenson, Chris Mayers, Jenna Kannell
The Boy from Medellín – R – Documentary
Follows J Balvin as he prepares for the most important concert of his career–a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia. But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest, forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe. As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens, behind the scenes Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years.
Matthew Heineman, José Álvaro Osorio Balvín
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Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Announces Movie Lineup
Posted on April 30, 2021, 9:00 am
The Virtual 30th Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival opens May 19 – June 2 presenting feature films and documentaries from Italy, Poland, USA ,Canada, Israel, Germany, France, Brazil, Norway and Austria.
Tickets to an impressive slate of American and International films are now available at www.svjff.org
“This year’s Festival will be streaming 100% of our films online. Our audience will be able to view all 30 films from the safety and comfort of their homes.” said Tzvia Shelef, SVJFF Executive Director.
In addition, there will be a number of post-film Zoom discussions with directors, writers, producers and other film talent. Information and screening dates are available on the Festival website, www.svjff.org. Each film will be available for viewing for 72 hours, starting the film’s scheduled time.
Opening Night Movies will feature two great documentary films:
The inspiring story of Aulcie Perry, a basketball legend who led the team Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship.
RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS
Ruth Bader Ginsburg tells the story of her journey to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Following these two films, there will be separate interviews with Aulcie Perry and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s daughter, Jane Ginsburg. The first screenings of these films are available on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm.
The Centerpiece event FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM portrays the story of Soviet “Refuseniks” through the prism of Natan Sharansky’s biography.
Following the film, there will be an Interview with Natan Sharansky
On Closing Night , SVJFF will present the film HOWIE MANDEL: BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME This revealing documentary follows the life and career of the veteran comedian, actor, and producer, known for comedic genius and his battle with OCD.
Following the film, there will be an interview with Howie Mandel and the director Barry Avrich.
The festival will also feature a Tribute to the Talented Israeli Actress Shira Haas (known for the Netflix series Shtisel and the film Unorthodox) with two films in which she stars:
Asia and Broken Mirrors.
SVJFF received a major two-year sponsorship from the San Francisco-based Koret Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to the Koret Foundation for this support,” said Shelef, “and we are proud that the complete name for 2020 and 2021 is ‘The Koret Foundation Presents the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival.'”
The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Mission is to “…showcase Jewish culture, traditions and humor and spark dialogue around entertainment, art, politics, society and global issues”.
The SVJFF plans to be back in theaters when it is safe to do so.
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Danny Trejo Give Fans ‘Five Ways To Cinco’
Posted on April 29, 2021, 9:00 am
Are you ready to Cinco? Tostitos has teamed up with Danny Trejo to launch a one-stop hub complete with everything needed to create a memorable celebration. Plus, to help take Cinco up a notch, Tostitos has introduced a limited-edition chip: Tostitos Sweet Lime and Sea Salt. This margarita-inspired flavor, available in Tostitos’ bite-size rounds, brings a tangy twist to your Cinco spread.
Fans can enter the Five Ways to Cinco sweepstakes daily for chances to win festive Cinco de Mayo prizes such as Danny Trejo’s cookbook, exclusive SCOOPS!® -a-rita glasses, Bluetooth speakers and more. Plus, Tostitos will coordinate an at-home virtual fiesta for one randomly selected winner and Danny Trejo to celebrate with friends and family.
“Tostitos has long been a brand rooted in bringing people together – be it virtually or in-person – making Danny Trejo the perfect partner as he has brought millions of people together as a beloved actor and restaurateur,” said Anya Schmidt, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. “We’re thrilled to team up with him for our Five Ways to Cinco campaign to inspire those special moments of togetherness for our fans and their loved ones, as they may plan to gather in small groups on this festive holiday.”
As part of the campaign, Trejo is also featured in an online commercial for Tostitos, where he shows his Hollywood take on Five Ways to Cinco. We see Trejo pitching some of his most extreme scenes to date — all concluding with Tostitos chips and dips.