Telluride Film Festival
The Telluride Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Telluride, Colorado during Labor Day weekend. The festival was started in 1974 by Scott Brown, the Chairman of the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities and Stella Pence, Tom Luddy, James Card of Eastman-Kodak Film Preserve, it is operated by the National Film Preserve. In 2007 the Pences retired. Julie Huntsinger and Gary Meyer were hired to run the festival with Tom Luddy. Huntsinger is Executive Director. In 2010, Telluride Film festival partnered with UCLA TFT; this partnership created FilmLab, a program that focuses on the art and industry of filmmaking. This program is destined to ten selected filmmaker graduates from UCLA; the partnership was further extended in 2012, the two partners created a mutually curated film program on UCLA's Westwood campus. In 2013 the festival celebrated its 40th Anniversary with the addition of a new venue, the Werner Herzog Theatre and an extra day of programming; the bulk of the program is made up of new films, there is an informal tradition that new films must be shown for the first time in North America to be eligible for the festival.
Telluride is well-situated on the international film festival calendar for this: after the Cannes Film Festival, but just before the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. This insistence on premieres has led to Telluride's being associated with the discovery of a number of important new films and filmmakers; this is true of Michael Moore and Robert Rodriguez. The festival has had the American premiere of films such as My Dinner With Andre, Stranger than Paradise, Blue Velvet, The Civil War, The Crying Game, Mulholland Drive, Brokeback Mountain, The Imitation Game, Sully and Lady Bird. Since 1995 a special medallion has been presented annually to a non-filmmaker who has had a major impact on American or international film culture. Past recipients include Milos Stehlik, HBO, the French film magazine Positif, Ted Turner, Janus Films; each festival features three tributes. Each is awarded the Telluride Film Festival Silver Medallion; the 1974 tributes honored Gloria Swanson and Leni Riefenstahl.
Other tributees have included Lillian Gish, Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Ang Lee, David Lynch, Jack Nicholson, Peter O'Toole, Mickey Rooney, John Schlesinger, Meryl Streep. As of 2015 the program is created by executive director Julie Huntsinger and founder and artistic director Tom Luddy, one of the Telluride Film Festival guest directors, who change each year; these have included Errol Morris, Peter Bogdanovich, Bertrand Tavernier, Salman Rushdie, Don DeLillo, Peter Sellars, Stephen Sondheim, Buck Henry, Michael Ondaatje. Each year, an artist is selected to produce the poster art for the festival; those who have accepted the commission include Chuck Jones, David Salle and Mike Starn, Dottie Attie, Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha, Francesco Clemente, Dave McKean, Gary Larson. The sole requirement for the poster is; this is a tribute to a large illuminated sign which says "Show" and sits outside of the Sheridan Opera House, the festival venue where the Silver Medallions are awarded.
After serving guest director in 2001, Salman Rushdie wrote that, "It is extraordinarily exciting, in this age of the triumph of capitalism, to discover an event dedicated not to commerce but to love". Conversely, Susan Sontag, in her 1974 essay "Fascinating Fascism", lamented that, "The purification of Leni Riefenstahl's reputation of its Nazi dross has been gathering momentum for some time, but it has reached some kind of climax this year, with Riefenstahl the guest of honor at a new cinéphile-controlled film festival held in the summer in Colorado…." Kenneth Turan, film critic of the Los Angeles Times, wrote in 2002 that "the hothouse filmocentric universe Telluride creates over a Labor Day weekend has always been more a religion than anything as ordinary as a festival, complete with messianic believers and agnostic scoffers." Jeffrey Ruoff, a film historian at Dartmouth College, noted in 2015 that "Early buzz at Telluride opens the fall season of North American award speculation that climaxes with the Oscars."
The Academy Film Archive houses the Telluride Film Festival Collection, which consists of conversations with iconic filmmakers, tributes and seminars dating back to 1978. Official website Telluride Film Festival records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
The Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female is an award presented annually by Film Independent. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working in an independent film. Since its inception, the award has been given to 32 actresses. With 3 nominations, Allison Janney is the most nominated female in this category, winning for her role as LaVona Golden in I, Tonya at the 2018 ceremony. † = Winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress ‡ = Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Dermot Mulroney is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in romantic comedy and drama films. Appearing on screen since the mid 1980s, he is known for his work in films such as Young Guns, Staying Together, Where the Day Takes You, Point of No Return, Angels in the Outfield, My Best Friend's Wedding, About Schmidt, The Wedding Date, August: Osage County, Insidious: Chapter 3, the HBO films The Last Outlaw and Long Gone. Mulroney played the main antagonist Francis Gibson in NBC's Crisis, Dr. Walter Wallace in Pure Genius, Sean Pierce in Showtime's Shameless. Mulroney was born in Virginia, his father Michael Mulroney from Elkader, was a law professor at Villanova University School of Law beginning in the 90s, prior to which he had a private practice in tax law for thirty years in Washington, D. C, his mother, Ellen from Manchester, was a regional theater actress. Dermot is the middle child among five siblings, he has two older brothers and Sean. Mulroney attended Matthew Maury Elementary School and played cello in school and city youth orchestras, as well as acted in children's community theater.
He finished 9th and 10th grades at George Washington High School, before attending T. C. Williams High School. During his sophomore year in high school, he attended the Interlochen Arts Camp as a cellist. Beginning at age 18, Mulroney studied communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, graduated in 1985. Mulroney has a scar on his upper lip from an accident during his childhood, explaining "I was 3½ and I was carrying a dish for our pet rabbits, and I tripped and it broke, I fell on it." In his senior year in college, Mulroney responded to a sign-up sheet and auditioned in front of WMA agent Barbara Gale, who offered him a contract and asked him to relocate to Hollywood. There, Mulroney auditioned for three months before landing the role of the male lead in his debut in Sin of Innocence. In his first decade acting, Mulroney appeared in a slew of drama films dealing with heavy subject matter: Sin of Innocence, in which he played a stepbrother romantically involved with his stepsister after their parents marry.
In 1988, Mulroney appeared in the baseball flick Long Gone, for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the CableACE Awards. In 1989, he appeared in Survival Quest. While filming, in 1986, Keener was caught in a river current and floated precariously close to whitewater rapids when Mulroney jumped in and the pair were picked up half a mile downstream; the two married in 1990. The couple would go onto appear together in four other films: Living In Oblivion, Heroine of Hell, Box of Moonlight and Lovely & Amazing. Mulroney's roles in Samantha and Where The Day Takes You awarded him Best Actor at the Seattle International Film Festival. Mulroney appeared in a number of western films throughout this period, namely Young Guns in 1988, Silent Tongue and The Last Outlaw in 1993, Bad Girls in 1994; the Sam Shepard-directed Silent Tongue would mark the second in a series of four collaborations, with the two appearing together on screen in Bright Angel, for which Mulroney won the Jury Special Prize at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema.
Mulroney co-starred in the comedy-drama films: Staying Together. Mulroney appeared in the thriller films Point of No Return in 1993, he was nominated for Best Kiss, with Winona Ryder, for How to Make an American Quilt at the MTV Movie Awards. Several of his lead performances have been in romantic comedy films. Mulroney has appeared in many movies, including as the male lead in My Best Friend's Wedding alongside Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. In 1993 Mulroney played "J. P", the boyfriend of star "Maggie" in Point of No Return. Mulroney played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in the western Bad Girls. In 2005, he played a male escort alongside Debra Messing in The Wedding Date, co-starred in the ensemble film The Family Stone, with Sarah Jessica Parker, he was in the movie Abduction as Martin Price. In 2003, Mulroney played Gavin Mitchell on the TV series Friends, he appeared in three episodes of the ninth season, his character dating Rachel. This would mark Mulroney's last on-screen appearance on television for a number of years revealing in a May 2007 interview that he had turned down TV series roles in favor of film.
In 2007, Mulroney appeared in the fifth se
Peter Travers is an American film critic and journalist, who has written for People and Rolling Stone. Travers hosts a celebrity interview show called Popcorn for ABC News. Travers joined Rolling Stone in 1989 after a four-year stint with People. According to eFilmCritic.com, Travers is the nation's most blurbed film critic. Some of the contemporary directors he is most receptive to based on ratings and placement in top ten lists include Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan and Ethan Coen, Ang Lee, he has shown a great deal of disdain for certain directors, most notably Michael Bay and his films. Travers hosts The New York Film Critics Series, a company that hosts live-streamed screening events and discussions. Peter hosts the ABC News show Popcorn with Peter Travers, he interviews directors about the latest projects and their lives. Peter Travers at Rolling Stone
Hair straightening is a hair styling technique used since the 1890s involving the flattening and straightening of hair in order to give it a smooth and sleek appearance. It became popular during the 1950s among black males and females of all races, it is accomplished using a hair iron or hot comb, chemical relaxers, Japanese hair straightening, Brazilian hair straightening, or roller set/blowdryer styling. In addition, some shampoos and hair gels can help to make hair temporarily straight; the process is called "rebonding" in some countries from Southeast Asia. The term "rebonding" was first used by REDS Hairdressing from Singapore in the late 1980s, which spread to the rest of the region. If done flat irons and chemicals can be damaging to hair. Excessive straightening results in split ends. However, heat protectant sprays can decrease the damage. Hair irons and hot combs are designed to temporarily modify the shape/texture of hair; the straightened effect will be reversed by environmental factors contact with water from washing, humidity, etc.
This includes water in styling products such as gels applied after straightening, although careful use of such treatments can still produce usable results not much different from if the user had straight hair before applying the product. Overuse of heat tools can permanently alter the hair's structure; this is known as "heat damage". Use of protective sprays or lotions before heat styling may help to prevent heat damage. Once the damage has occurred, it can be disguised using various styling techniques, but not reversed; the only way to repair heat-damaged hair is to regrow it. Five major tools can be used for hair straightening without any chemical treatment: Straightening comb with heat applied to the hair. Hair irons applies heat directly to hair. For shorter hair, use flat iron with heating plates that are around 0.5 to 1 inch wide. Blow dryer with a comb round brush to straighten your hair. Use medium to low heating level to protect your scalp and hair texture. Too much heat can cause damage to the hair.
Adding some rinse-free or leave-in hair conditioner could help moisturizing hair while using hair dryer to heat. Large hair rollers can be used on damp hair to straighten the hair as it dries. Large rollers are used before blow drying to minimize heat damage Hair straightening brushes run on electricity; the bristles produce heat, absorbed by the hair by brushing it with the brush. The hair is required to penetrate deep into the brush for maximum effect. Relaxers and the other methods permanently alter the structure of the hair, although new hair growth is not affected; the drug interferon alpha has been reported as being shown to modify hair follicles causing permanent change in a person's hair texture. Chemical hair straightening uses chemical substances to break disulfide bonds called an S-S bond or disulfide bridge, in the hair shaft. There are several ways of permanently straightening hair; the main methods used today are: Keratin/Brazilian treatment - In this treatment a layer of keratin is added to the hair, followed by a hot flat iron.
The keratin treatment is considered safe for hair since it uses the natural protein found in the hair shafts and is suitable for most hair conditions. The treatment reduces frizz and adds a shine; the results last 6 months and returns to the original texture. Japanese/thermal reconditioning/yuko/rebonding - a non-coating treatment that makes the cysteine bonds in the hair loosened by application of a chemical for 15-20 minutes, a heat is applied to restructure the bonds into a straight type. Relaxers/chemical straightening - Chemical relaxers break hair’s disulfide bonds. Lye relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, while non-lye relaxers contain calcium hydroxide and can be used on more sensitive scalps; this is a temporary straightening method. The technique spread to the United States; the Dominican Blowout allows highly-textured and tightly-curled hair types to be straightened without the use of chemicals, creates more movement and sleekness on tightly-curled hair types than conventional temporary straightening methods.
It has become popular among African Americans as an alternative to permanent hair straightening or as a method of straightening the hair between relaxers-The Dominican Blowout includes several steps to achieve the final look of straight hair with high levels of shine and movement. The first step involves shampooing the hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove all buildup. Hair is deep-conditioned to confer the smoothness and flexibility necessary for the next steps. Stylists use conditioning treatments from the Dominican Republic for this process, as many Dominican manufacturers produce more concentrated formulations than conventional, Western conditioners. More concentrated formulas are necessary to protect against the intense styling used in the process and enhance the end results. After the deep conditioner is rinsed out, a leave in conditioner is applied and hair is set on large magnetic rollers and placed under a hood dryer for up to 2 hours, depending on the length and density of the hair.
Rollers are used to begin the straightening process and create body and movement in the straightened style. Once the rollers are removed, concentrated silicone-based serums are applied to the hair. Oil-based products are avoided at this stage as they add weight and g
Robert Clark Gregg is an American actor, director and voice actor. He plays Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning in Iron Man and continuing through Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain Marvel, the television series Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. Since 2013, making him the actor with the longest screen time in the MCU, he voices the character on the animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man and in the video games Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Lego Marvel Avengers, Marvel Heroes. Gregg has co-starred as Christine Campbell's ex-husband Richard in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, which debuted in March 2006 and concluded in May 2010, he played FBI Special Agent Mike Casper on the NBC series The West Wing and Cam, the on-and-off boyfriend of Jack, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace. Gregg was born April 2, 1962 in Boston, the son of Mary Layne and Robert Clark Gregg Sr. an Episcopal priest and Stanford University professor. Because his family relocated he had lived in seven cities by the time he was 17.
He attended high school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father was a professor at nearby Duke University. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University for two years before moving to Manhattan, he worked various jobs, such as being a bar back, a security guard at the Guggenheim Museum, a parking valet at a restaurant. He enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied drama and English, graduated in 1986. Gregg was a founding member, artistic director, of the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company, which formed in 1983. Gregg has been featured in a number of supporting roles in films, such as Lovely & Amazing, The Human Stain, In Good Company, a number of guest spots on TV series, such as Will & Grace, Sports Night and the City and The West Wing, he wrote the screenplay for the 2000 thriller What Lies Beneath. He is the director and screenwriter of the 2008 film Choke, based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name, starring Sam Rockwell. Gregg consulted his father, a retired religion professor at Stanford, for the quotation from Saint Paul's letter to the Galatians which Gregg used in Choke.
Gregg's father is the former chaplain at Stanford Memorial Church. In 2008, Gregg appeared in the film Iron Man as S. H. I. E. L. D. Agent Phil Coulson. In 2010, Gregg reprised his role as Agent Coulson for Iron Man 2. Gregg had since signed up for a multiple film deal as the character with Marvel Studios. In 2011, he returned again as Coulson for Thor. Gregg noted his being a part of the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe as being exciting, "Agent Coulson was one of the guys who wasn't in the comic books, he was a kind of small role in Iron Man," he said, "and I was just lucky that they chose to expand that character and chose to put him more into the universe of it. It's a blast!" Following on from his appearance in Thor, he again reprised his role in The Avengers. Gregg stars in a series of Marvel short films that center around his character and can be seen on the Blu-ray releases of the films. In October 2010, Gregg was part of the cast of a staged reading of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart alongside Dylan Walsh, Lisa Kudrow, Tate Donovan, presented in Los Angeles on the occasion of the play's 25th anniversary.
Since 2013, Gregg has portrayed Agent Director Coulson in the ABC television series Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D. Set within the MCU, alongside Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet, he has gone on to direct episodes in seasons six. On April 20, 2013, Trust Me, a film written and directed by Gregg, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; the film found limited release in the United States in June 2014. Gregg has been married since July 2001, to actress Jennifer Grey, they have a daughter Stella, born December 3, 2001. He is a sober alcoholic, describes himself as a member of a Jewish family, he has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Gregg and his wife were two of the demonstrators at the 2017 Women's March held on January 21, 2017 in Washington, D. C.. Clark Gregg on IMDb Clark Gregg at the Internet Broadway Database Clark Gregg on Twitter