Thieves (1977 film)
Thieves is a 1977 American comedy film directed by John Berry, written by Herb Gardner, starring Marlo Thomas, Charles Grodin and Irwin Corey. It was released on February 1977, by Paramount Pictures; the film was based on Gardner's Broadway play, has the same cast, with the main exception being that Charles Grodin is playing Martin rather than Richard Mulligan, though Grodin directed and produced the play. School principal Martin Cramer and schoolteacher Sally are a married couple in their 30s who are stuck in a rut, their Upper East Side apartment is unfurnished five weeks after they moved from Orchard Street because Sally forgot the name of the moving company. Sally wants to bring a juvenile delinquent student of hers named Carlton in to live with them, but Martin reminds her that the boy stole from him the last time they took him in. Sally laments; when Sally says it is time they have a child of their own, Martin tells her to go to sleep. A week Sally, pregnant, initiates divorce proceedings and leaves to stay with a friend while she considers getting an abortion.
Sally phones Gordon, a man she met in the park, Gordon invites her to his apartment. After a pleasant conversation Gordon reveals he is married with children to a woman who will not give him a divorce and they decide they would be better off as friends. Meanwhile, Martin makes love to Nancy. Sally returns home to find that Carlton, who stole keys from the building's doorman Devlin, is stashing stolen goods in the apartment, he offers her the loot in exchange for a passing grade, but Sally offers instead to adopt Carlton if he goes straight. She learns of Martin's fling. Martin returns to the Orchard Street apartment, where Sally remembered sending their valuable antique furniture to, only to find that the current tenant sold the furniture for $40. Drinking a bottle of wine and reminiscing about his first date with Sally when the two broke into a closed Loew's movie theater, Martin breaks into the old theater again where a man named Perez tells him that the theater is now a church. Two police officers arrive to arrest Martin for breaking and entering, but Martin pulls a gun and flees.
Sally visits her father Joe and asks him to accompany her to the abortion procedure, but he wants no part of it. After an impassioned speech from Sally about time being the real thief, Joe reveals that Sally was enrolled in school one year early and is 32, not 33 as she thought, he had been saving the "extra year" to give to her as a gift in his will, but decided that this was the day she needed it. Sally returns to the apartment and finds that her suitcase has been stolen and Devlin is dead, she convinces two neighbors to move his body to a lobby couch. Martin suggests that the two consider their options. Sally begins to leave, but Martin fires his gun in the air three times and says they cannot break up until they decide, at fault begs her to stay; the two decide to run off hand-in-hand from the sound of police sirens. Marlo Thomas as Sally Cramer Charles Grodin as Martin Cramer Irwin Corey as Joe Kaminsky Héctor Elizondo as Man Below Mercedes McCambridge as Street Lady John McMartin as Gordon Gary Merrill as Street Man Ann Wedgeworth as Nancy Larry B. Scott as Carlton Bob Fosse as Mr. Day Norman Matlock as Mr. Night Ian Martin as Devlin Janet Colazzo as Marianna Kenneth Kimmins as Stanley Santos Morales as Perez MacIntyre Dixon as Passenger Bill Lazarus as Officer Miranda Alice Drummond as Mrs. Ramsey Zvee Scooler as Old Man Craig Barrie as Sheriff Victor Le Guillow as Julio Lee Wallace as Harry Jess Osuna as Gilbey Joan Kaye as Flo Herb Gardner's screenplay for Thieves was first realized in 1974 as a Broadway stage production of the same name, financed by Paramount in the hopes of drumming up interest for the film version.
John Berry was fired as director five weeks into filming due to "mutual differences" with producer George Barrie. He was replaced by Gardner with Al Viola serving as standby director, but neither were given onscreen credit for directing. Richard Eder of The New York Times wrote that the film "is like a windup toy whose movements are being forced by a jaded and impatient child, it has some good jokes and some good performers. But, with rare interludes, it graceless, it seems to be made for an audience whose humor and emotional receptiveness have gone deaf and astigmatic." Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune gave the film one-and-a-half stars out of four and called it "a portrait of unhappy people, people unremittingly sad in a variety of tedious situations." Arthur D. Murphy of Variety called it "an unfunny comedy", "full of superficial humor which doesn't conceal the hysteria lying just below the characters' surface... Only Ann Wedgeworth, as a promiscuous apartment dweller, projects any credibility — quite a lot, in fact, to stand out as the film's best performance."
Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times called it "a movie to be listened to with well-nigh unabashed pleasure. It is a feast of spoken language, a delight of dialogue." Gary Arnold of The Washington Post wrote, "Although Gardner reaches for fancy heartrending, rhetorical effects, he lacks the lyric of social vision necessary to create something touching or pertinent out of lonely, disillusioned Nice People." Kaspars Dzeguze wrote in Maclean's, "When a producer's first film goes through the roof with success, it's not surprising that he should look for a sequel. That's one way of explaining why George Barrie, who made the witty and urbane A Touch of Class, would bother with something as hand-me-down and derivative as Thieves." Thieves on IMDb Thieves at the TCM Movi
Evening Shade is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 21, 1990 to May 23, 1994. The series stars Burt Reynolds as Wood Newton, an ex-professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who returns to rural Evening Shade, Arkansas, to coach a high-school football team with a long losing streak. Reynolds requested to use the Steelers as his character's former team, because he was a fan; the general theme of the show is the appeal of small-town life. Episodes ended with a closing narration by Ossie Davis, as his character Ponder Blue, summing up the events of the episode, always closing with "... in a place called Evening Shade." The opening segment included clips from around Arkansas, including the famous McClard's Bar-be-que, situated on Albert Pike Blvd. and South Patterson St. in Hot Springs National Park. A former pro football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers who quit due to injury, Wood Newton has settled down to a quiet life as the coach of the Evening Shade high-school football team—a position, controversial as the team is notorious for losing every game.
He and his wife, whom he married when she was only 18, are devoted to one another despite the age difference. Ava is an ambitious and successful practicing lawyer who in the first season is elected District Attorney while pregnant with their fourth child, Emily. Among Wood's and Ava's closest friends are the somewhat older Harlan Eldridge, the town doctor, his trusting wife, always eager to believe the best of people; the show's plots focus on the various difficulties that Wood faces in living a much different life than he'd expected, as well as the obvious family pressures of two jobs and four children. Additional tensions come from Ava's Aunt Frieda, Evan's perennially discontented sister, who disapproves when Evan begins dating Fontana Beausoleil, who works as a stripper and who discovers in season two that she is the long-lost daughter Merleen gave up for adoption when she was 15. Evan and Fontana get married in a three-part episode in season two, have a child in season three; the show gets mileage out of the incongruity of the decidedly unathletic assistant coach Herman Stiles, the most the school can afford due to budgetary pressures.
Herman is intensely eager to learn the job. In the course of the first season he catches the eye of the somewhat prim and proper high school principal and they begin dating. On July 13 and 20, 1993, CBS aired two parts of an hour-long pilot, Harlan & Merleen, as a proposed spin-off from the series; the pilot saw. The pilot did not make it to series status. Woodrow "Wood" Newton Ava Evans Newton Evan Evans Ponder Blue Dr. Harlan Eldridge Herman Stiles Taylor Newton Molly Newton, Will Newton Nub Oliver Frieda Evans Merleen Eldridge Fontana Beausoleil Margaret Fouch Dorothy Virgil Andrew Phillpot, Taylor Newton's best friend. Neal "Thor" Heck Aimee Thompson, Taylor's girlfriend. Irma Wallingsford Daisy, Taylor's girlfriend after his break-up with Aimee. Transplanted from New York. Wanda, waitress at Blue's Barbeque Villa. Emily Newton, youngest child of Wood and Ava, who begins appearing as a five-year old in the final season; the series enjoyed strong ratings during its entire run, hitting its peak in season two with a #15 Nielsen ranking.
At the time, this was a notably higher position than The Cosby Show, which had fallen from a five-year streak as TV's number one program. Evening Shade was still a Top 30 performer, after CBS cancelled the series in May 1994. Skyrocketing production costs attributed to the large salaries of the show's top-caliber, all-star cast, were the primary reason given for the cancellation. However, some have speculated that the show's ending was a decision made by Reynolds, rather than CBS, as his recent marriage troubles with Loni Anderson were thought to have effected his work; the show's production company, Mozark Productions, was a joint venture by creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason of Missouri and her husband, Arkansas native, Harry Thomason, which concurrently produced another successful show set in the South, Designing Women. Hal Holbrook's Designing Women character was killed off to free the actor to star in the newer program; the series was produced in association with CBS Productions, Burt Reynolds Productions, MTM Enterprises.
CBS retained full ownership of the series. On July 15, 2008 CBS DVD/Paramount Home Entertainment released the first season on DVD, albeit with music changes and re-scoringOn April 12, 2019, Visual Entertainment will release the complete series on DVD in Region 1 for the first time. Evening Shade on IMDb Evening Shade at TV.com
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American actor and producer. He first garnered attention for his breakout role in Private Parts as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton, which led to him playing more supporting roles such as Sergeant Hill in Saving Private Ryan, Bob Zmuda in Man on the Moon and John Maxwell in Big Momma's House, he won acclaim for his leading roles as Harvey Pekar in American Splendor, Miles Raymond in Sideways and Mike Flaherty in Win Win while continuing to play supporting roles, like Joe Gould in Cinderella Man, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Chief Inspector Uhl in The Illusionist, Karl Hertz in Shoot'Em Up, Nicholas "Nick" Claus in Fred Claus, Tom Duffy in The Ides of March, Theophilus Freeman in 12 Years a Slave, Ralph in Saving Mr. Banks, Eugene Landy in Love & Mercy, Dr. Lawrence Hayes in San Andreas and Jerry Heller in Straight Outta Compton, he played the titular character in the HBO miniseries John Adams, which earned him a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.
He stars as U. S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades Jr. in the Showtime television series Billions. Giamatti was born June 6, 1967, in New Haven, the youngest of three children, his father, Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, was a Yale University professor who became president of the university and commissioner of Major League Baseball. His mother, Toni Marilyn Giamatti, was a homemaker and English teacher who taught at Hopkins School and had previously acted, his paternal grandfather's family were Italian emigrants from Telese Terme. The rest of Giamatti's ancestry is German, English, French and Scottish, his paternal grandmother had deep roots in New England. His brother, Marcus, is an actor. Giamatti was first educated at The Foote School and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1985, he attended Yale University. He was active in the undergraduate theater scene, working alongside fellow actors and Yale students Ron Livingston and Edward Norton, he graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English, went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama, where he studied with Earle R. Gister.
He performed in numerous theatrical productions, including Broadway and a stint from 1989 to 1992 with Seattle's Annex Theater, before appearing in some small television and film roles in the early 1990s. In 1997, Giamatti landed in his first high-profile role as Kenny "Pig Vomit" Rushton in the film adaptation of Howard Stern's Private Parts. Stern praised Giamatti's performance on his radio program, calling for him to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1998, Giamatti appeared in a number of supporting roles in the big-budget films, The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan and The Negotiator. In 1999, he played Bob Zmuda and Tony Clifton in Miloš Forman's Andy Kaufman biopic, Man on the Moon. Giamatti continued working during the early 2000s by appearing in major studio releases including Big Momma's House, Planet of the Apes and Big Fat Liar. In 2003, Giamatti began to earn critical acclaim after his lead role in the film American Splendor. In 2004, Giamatti gained mainstream recognition and fame with the 2004 independent romantic comedy Sideways.
His portrayal of a depressed writer vacationing in the Santa Barbara wine country garnered him a Golden Globe nomination and an Independent Spirit Award. Following the commercial success of Sideways, Giamatti appeared in Cinderella Man, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. In 2006, Giamatti was the lead in M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, a supernatural thriller, followed by the animated film The Ant Bully, Neil Burger's drama The Illusionist co-starring Edward Norton. Giamatti had his first major role in an action movie in the 2007 film Shoot'Em Up, while starring in The Nanny Diaries and Fred Claus. In 2008, Giamatti received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his title performance in the 2008 HBO miniseries John Adams, as well as his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film, earned a Screen Actors Guild award.
That same year, he starred in the independent film Pretty Bird, a fictionalized retelling about the drama behind the invention of a rocketbelt. Giamatti received his second Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his role in the 2010 film, Barney's Version. Giamatti starred as the lead in the comedy-drama film Win Win, which earned positive reviews from critics; the same year he had small roles in The Hangover Part II and The Ides of March. In 2012, Giamatti became the voiceover actor for Liberty Mutual insurance commercials, he was the narrator for the PBS Nature episode An Original DUCKumentary. Giamatti produced and starred in John Dies at the End, based on the book of the same name, he had roles in the film Rock of Ages and Cosmopolis. In 2013, Giamatti returned to his alma mater, Yale University, to perform the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet, for which he won rave reviews in a sold-out, modern dress stage production of the play at the Yale Repertory Theatre, in New Haven.
He had supporting roles in several films, including the animated Turbo and The Congress, as well as Parkland, Saving Mr. Banks, the critically acclaimed 12 Years a Sla
Sweet Dreams (1985 film)
Sweet Dreams is a 1985 American biographical film which tells the story of country music singer Patsy Cline. The film was directed by Karel Reisz, it stars Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon, James Staley, Gary Basaraba, John Goodman, P. J. Soles; the film was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress. For all the musical sequences, Lange lip-synced to the original Patsy Cline recordings; the soundtrack of the same name was released in September 1985. This film has developed a cult following based on Lange’s acclaimed performance. Patsy Cline is unhappily married and playing small-time gigs in the tri-state area consisting of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland when she meets Charlie Dick, whose charm and aggressive self-confidence catch her attention. Patsy is planning to divorce. After her divorce and Charlie marry, she is free to pursue music, focus on raising their children. After Charlie gets drafted into the U. S. Army, Patsy focuses on singing more, after joining forces with manager Randy Hughes, Patsy becomes a rising star on the country music scene.
However, Patsy's success fuels her self-confidence, much to Charlie's annoyance, he becomes physically and abusive as Patsy attempts to assert her independence. Patsy was at the peak of her popularity as one of the first great female stars of country music when she died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963, at the age of 30. For the scenes at an Army post Fort Bragg, North Carolina, filming took place at Fort Campbell, instead. Other scenes were shot in Nashville, Martinsburg, West Virginia and Hagerstown, Maryland. Many of the sequences depicted in the film are inaccurate: Patsy and her brother were not on their way to pick up beer when she nearly lost her life in a 1961 car crash, they were on their way to pick up material for her mother, a seamstress, to make her new stage clothes. The car crash happened on June 14, not in the winter. Patsy's husband, Charlie Dick, their daughter, have both stated that Charlie had never hit Patsy in front of their daughter. Charlie has said that he had slapped Patsy only once for becoming hysterical Patsy's relatives have said that Patsy is portrayed more as a victim than she was.
"Their fights were always interesting to watch because you always knew Patsy would win", claimed friend Dottie West. However, other family members insist that Patsy was badly beaten and sent to a hospital on numerous occasions. Patsy's airplane crashed at 6:20 p.m. in a forest -- not into a mountain cliff -- near Tennessee. The plane crashed because of pilot disorientation during bad weather, not due to difficulties in restarting the engine after switching from an empty fuel tank to a full one. Randy Hughes, not instrument-rated, became disoriented in the inclement weather and lost control; the plane crashed on the way to Nashville from Dyersburg, TN. They were on the way home from the show in Kansas City, not vice versa; the aircraft in the crash was a Piper Comanche, not a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, as in the film. Patsy's mother, the late Hilda Hensley, once stated: "They told me that they were going to make a love story. I saw the film once; that was enough." Jessica Lange as Patsy Cline Ed Harris as Charlie Dick, Patsy's husband Ann Wedgeworth as Hilda Patterson Hensley, Patsy's mother David Clennon as Randy Hughes, Patsy's manager and pilot of the ill-fated aircraft in which Patsy was killed James Staley as Gerald Cline, Patsy's first husband Gary Basaraba as Woodhouse John Goodman as Otis P. J. Soles as Wanda Jerry Haynes as legendary Nashville producer Owen Bradley Dennis Saylor as an uncredited extra Boxcar Willie as a man in jail with Charlie Lange received critical acclaim for her performance.
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: 2004: AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs: "Crazy" – NominatedAs of December 2018, the film holds a rating of 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 20 reviews. Sweet Dreams on IMDb Sweet Dreams at AllMovie Sweet Dreams at Rotten Tomatoes Sweet Dreams at Box Office Mojo
The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights at 432 West 44th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded October 5, 1947, by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, who provided training for actors who were members. Lee Strasberg joined and took the helm in 1951 until his death on February 17, 1982; the Studio is best known for its work teaching method acting. The approach was developed by the Group Theatre in the 1930s based on the innovations of Konstantin Stanislavski. While at the Studio, actors work together to develop their skills in a private environment where they can take risks as performers without the pressure of commercial roles; as of May 2018, the studio's co-presidents are Alec Baldwin and Al Pacino. The Artistic Director in New York, is Beau Gravitte, the Associate Artistic Director in New York is Estelle Parsons. After an initial meeting held on October 5, 1947, at the Labor Stage, located at 106 W. 39th Street, in which goals and ground rules of the new organization were discussed, the studio opened for business the following day at the Union Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 229 West 48th Street home to the Actors Kitchen and Lounge, long a source of rental rehearsal space for local theatrical producers.
Before settling in its current location in 1955, the Studio moved over an eight-year period: In January 1948, it was a dance studio on East 59th Street. In April of that year, a move to the CBS Building at 1697 Broadway, near 53rd Street, established some semblance of stability. From that point, the old Theatre Guild rehearsal rooms on the top floor of the ANTA Theatre became home, as they would remain until October 1954, at which point theatre renovations reduced the Studio to renting space twice a week; this it did at the Malin Studios at 1545 Broadway, room 610. This arrangement would persist throughout the 1954–1955 theatrical season as the Studio was acquiring and renovating its current venue. In 1955 it moved to its current location in the former West Forty-fourth Street United Presbyterian Church, a Greek Revival structure, built for the Seventh Associate Presbyterian Church in 1858 or 1859, it was one of the last churches to be built in that style in New York City. From September 1994 through May 2005, the Studio collaborated with The New School in the education of masters-level theatre students at the Actors Studio Drama School.
After ending its contract with the New School, the Actor's Studio established The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in 2006. Inside the Actors Studio Notes Further reading ArticlesGerard, Jeremy "Frank Corsaro to Head Actors Studio," The New York Times Heimer, Mel, "My New York" Rochester Sentinel p. 2 Kleiner, Dick "The Actors Studio: Making Stars Out of the Unknown," Sarasota Journal p. 26 Pogrebin, Robin "Pacino and Keitel To Lead the Actors Studio," The New York Times Seligsohn, Leo "Actors Studio Needs Cash Birthday Gift," Sarasota Herald-Tribune p. 6-B Smith, Liz "Controversy Engulfs Actors Studio As Anna Strasberg Resigns," Sarasota Herald-Tribune p. 4-CBooksFrome, Shelly The Actors Studio: a History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-1073-6 Garfield, David A Player's Place: The Story of the Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan. ISBN 0-02-542650-8 Hirsch, Foster A Method to their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio. New York: WW Norton & Co Inc. ISBN 0-393-01783-4 Official website PBS American Masters Series profile Inside the Actors Studio The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University Audio collection of the Actors Studio from 1956–69 at the Wisconsin Historical Society A brief history of the Actors Studio, including Lee Strasberg on its origin and purpose.
David Garfield research files on the Actors Studio, 1947–2003, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, takes place annually in Park City, the largest independent film festival in the United States with more than 46,660 attending in 2016. It is held in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as at the Sundance Resort, it is a showcase for new work from international independent filmmakers. The festival consists of competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature films and short films, a group of out-of-competition sections, including NEXT, New Frontier, Midnight and Documentary Premieres; the 2019 Sundance Film Festival began January 24 and ran through February 3. Sundance began in Salt Lake City in August 1978, as the Utah/US Film Festival in an effort to attract more filmmakers to Utah, it was founded by John Earle. The 1978 festival featured films such as Deliverance, A Streetcar Named Desire, Midnight Cowboy, Mean Streets, The Sweet Smell of Success. With chairman Robert Redford, the help of Utah Governor Scott M. Matheson, the goal of the festival was to showcase American-made films, highlight the potential of independent film, to increase visibility for filmmaking in Utah.
At the time, the main focus of the event was to conduct a competition for independent American films, present a series of retrospective films and filmmaker panel discussions, to celebrate the Frank Capra Award. The festival highlighted the work of regional filmmakers who worked outside the Hollywood system; the jury of the 1978 festival was headed by Gary Allison, included Verna Fields, Linwood G. Dunn, Katharine Ross, Charles E. Sellier Jr. Mark Rydell, Anthea Sylbert. In 1979, Sterling Van Wagenen left to head up the first-year pilot program of what was to become the Sundance Institute, James W. Ure took over as executive director, followed by Cirina Hampton Catania as executive director. More than 60 films were screened at the festival that year, panels featured many well-known Hollywood filmmakers; that year, the first Frank Capra Award went to Jimmy Stewart. The festival made a profit for the first time. In 1980, Catania left the festival to pursue a production career in Hollywood. Several factors helped propel the growth of Utah/US Film Festival.
First was the involvement of actor and Utah resident Robert Redford, who became the festival's inaugural chairman. By having Redford's name associated with the festival, it received great attention. Secondly, the country was hungry for more venues that would celebrate American-made films as the only other festival doing so at the time was the USA Film Festival in Dallas. Response in Hollywood was unprecedented, as major studios did all they could to contribute their resources. In 1981, the festival moved to Park City and changed the dates from September to January; the move from late summer to midwinter was done by the executive director Susan Barrell with the cooperation of Hollywood director Sydney Pollack, who suggested that running a film festival in a ski resort during winter would draw more attention from Hollywood. It was called the US Video Festival. In 1984, the now well-established Sundance Institute, headed by Sterling Van Wagenen, took over management of the US Film Festival. Gary Beer and Van Wagenen spearheaded production of the inaugural US Film Festival presented by Sundance Institute, which included Program Director Tony Safford and Administrative Director Jenny Walz Selby.
The branding and marketing transition from the US Film Festival to the Sundance Film Festival was managed under the direction of Colleen Allen, Allen Advertising Inc. by appointment of Robert Redford. In 1991, the festival was renamed the Sundance Film Festival, after Redford's character the Sundance Kid from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. UK-based publisher C21 Media first revealed in October 2010 that Robert Redford was planning to bring the Sundance Film Festival to London, in March the following year, Redford announced that Sundance London would be held at The O2, in London from 26–29 April 2012. In a press statement, Redford said, "We are excited to partner with AEG Europe to bring a particular slice of American culture to life in the inspired setting of The O2, in this city of such rich cultural history, it is our mutual goal to bring to the UK, the best in current American independent cinema, to introduce the artists responsible for it, in essence help build a picture of our country, broadly reflective of the diversity of voices not always seen in our cultural exports."The majority of the film screenings, including the festival's premieres, would be held within the Cineworld cinema at The O2 entertainment district.
The 2013 Sundance London Festival was held 25–28 April 2013, sponsored by car-maker Jaguar. Sundance London 2014 took place on 25–27 April 2014 at the O2 arena; the Sundance London 2015 Festival was cancelled in an announcement on 16 January 2015. Sundance London returned to London from 2–5 June 2016 and again 1–4 June 2017, both at Picturehouse Cinema in London's West End. Inaugurated in 2014, Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong took place from 22 September to 2 October 2016 and is scheduled again for 21 September to 1 October 2017, it is held at The Metroplex in Kowloon Bay each year. From 2006 through 2008, Sundance Institute collaborated with the Brooklyn Academy of Music on a special series of film screenings, panel discussions, special events bringing the institute's activities and the festival's programming to New York City. M
North Bergen, New Jersey
North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 60,773, reflecting an increase of 2,681 from the 58,092 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,678 from the 48,414 counted in the 1990 Census; the town was founded in 1843. It was much diminished in territory by a series of secessions. Situated on the Hudson Palisades, it is one of the "hilliest" municipalities in the United States. Like neighboring North Hudson communities, North Bergen is among those places in the nation with the highest population density and a majority Hispanic population. At the time of European colonization the area was the territory of Hackensack tribe of the Lenape Native Americans, who maintained a settlement, Espatingh, on the west side of the hills, and where a Dutch trading post was established after the Peach Tree War. In 1658, Peter Stuyvesant Director-General of New Netherland, repurchased from them the area now encompassed by the municipalities of Hudson County east of the Hackensack River.
In 1660 he granted permission to establish the semi-autonomous colony of Bergen, with the main village located at today's Bergen Square, considered to be the first chartered municipality in what would become the state of New Jersey. At the time, the area of North Bergen was forested, traversed by paths used by the indigenous and colonizing population and became known as Bergen Woods, a name recalled in today's neighborhood of Bergenwood. After the 1664 surrender of Fort Amsterdam the entire New Netherland colony came into the possession of the British, who established the Province of New Jersey. In 1682, the East Jersey legislature formed the state's first four counties, including Bergen County, which consisted of all the land in the peninsula between the Hackensack and Hudson Rivers. In 1693, Bergen County was divided into two townships: Hackensack Township in the north, Bergen Township, encompassing the Bergen Neck peninsula, in the south; the border between the two townships is the current Hudson-Bergen county line.
While settlement was sparse, communities developed along the Bergen Turnpike at the Three Pigeons and Maisland New Durham. French botanist André Michaux developed his gardens nearby. On the Hudson River, Bulls Ferry became an important landing for crossings to Manhattan. While ostensibly under British control during the American Revolutionary War, the area was patrolled by the Americans on foraging and raiding expeditions. On February 22, 1838, Jersey City was incorporated as a separate municipality, in 1840 Hudson County, comprising the city and Bergen Township, was created from the southern portion of Bergen County. North Bergen was incorporated as a township on April 10, 1843, by an act of the New Jersey Legislature, from the northern portion of Bergen Township. At the time, the town included everything east of the Hackensack River and north of and including what is now Jersey City Heights; the entire region, now known as North Hudson experienced massive immigration and urbanization during the latter half of the 19th century, led to the creation of various new towns.
Portions of the North Bergen were taken to form Hoboken Township, Hudson Town, Hudson City, Weehawken, Union Township and West Hoboken Township, Union Hill town and Secaucus. During this era many of Hudson County's cemeteries were developed along the town's western slope of the Hudson Palisades. At their foot in the Meadowlands, the Erie, the New York and Western and the West Shore railroads ran right-of-ways to their terminals on the Hudson, the last building its tunnel through Bergen Hill at North Bergen; the area was important destination during peak German immigration to the United States and is recalled today in Schuetzen Park, founded in 1874. Further north, Nungesser's Guttenberg Racetrack became a notable and notorious destination which, after its closing, became a proving ground for new technologies: the automobile and the airplane; the development of Hudson County Boulevard, which skirts around the west and east of North Bergen, was completed in the early 20th century. By 1913 it was considered to be fine for "motoring".
The roadway is now known by its two sections: Boulevard East. Residential districts along and between the two boulevards were developed. Bergenline Avenue, a broad street which accommodated the North Hudson County Railway streetcars to Nungesser's became an important commercial and transit corridor; the two boulevard sections met at Bergenline Avenue, at the northwest corner of North Hudson/Braddock Park. Soon after the opening of the Lincoln Tunnel Approach, the Susquehanna Transfer was opened in August 1939 to accommodate passengers who wished to transfer to buses through the tunnel, it closed in 1966. At the time of its construction in 1949, the 760-foot WOR TV Tower, in the midst the residential Woodcliff Section, was the tenth-tallest man-made structure in the world; the tower was dismantled in 1956 but in 1967, about half a mile to the east, the 34-story, 369-feet Stonehenge apartment building was constructed on the tip of the Palisades. In the early 1960s two notable paleontological finds of fossils from the Newark Basin were made near the foot of the cliffs at one of several former quarries, the