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ED AND MOM WITH THE DISNEY DIRECTORS OF THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG SET IN NEW ORLEANS.
DIANE DISNEY MILLER INVITES YOU TO THE WALT DISNEY MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO. HERE IS THE RED CRANBERRY VICTORIAN SET FROM WALT'S APARTMENT ON MAIN STREET STILL IN DISNEYLAND. A TRIBUTE!
IN MEMORANDUM DIANE DISNEY MILLER
Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter,
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her Northern California home. She was 79.
Confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause was complications from a fall, said Andi Wang, spokeswoman for the Walt Disney Family Museum.
"As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of The Walt Disney Co. and in the hearts of fans everywhere," Robert A. Iger, the company's president and CEO, said in a statement. "She will be remembered for her grace and generosity and tireless work to preserve her father's legacy."
Miller, the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, was born Dec. 18, 1933. In later life, she remembered her father as a man who was caring and patient with his children.
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I can only say that Annette was a true friend and celebrity whose kindness knew no boundaries and was a wonderful human being. I loved taking pictures of her at the New Orleans Italian-American Parade and cavorting with her at the airport and the famous Court of Two Sisters. We had spaghetti together and a VO and Seven toast while here in the Big Easy! To suffer the wrath of Multiple Sclerosis for more than 25-years was heroic. I will miss her as a human being and second as a mega star discovered by Walt Disney. The photos are copyright taken by me and will show the damages of Katrina. It is a miracle these photos survived under murky water for over a four month period! This in itself is a miracle. .America's Sweetheart- rest in peace as we play her hit "O Dio Mio" (O MY God) in her passing. Memoriam LOGO copyright Funicello Website and you can go to her site annetteconnection.com to donate or buy some of her adorable memorabilia! A prayer goes out to her 80-year-old husband Glen Holt who took loving care of America's Pineapple Princess until her passing. What courage and devotion. !~~~~~~~~~
ANNETE AND DAD JOE FUNICELLO
ANNETTE - ED HELD STUDIO ARTIST
2017 SLATE OF FILM MOVEMENT CLASSICS
Here are the Film Movement Classics titles for 2017:.
HANA-BI (FIREWORKS) (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan, Japanese with English subtitles, 105 min)
“Beat” Takeshi Kitano wrote, directed and starred in HANA-BI. He plays Nishi, a cop whose partner is paralyzed after being shot on the job; whose colleague is killed in the line of duty; and whose wife is slowly dying of leukemia. Nishi, racked with guilt for his partner's accident, tries to help him in any way he can. At the same time, he leaves the department to travel with his wife, but in order to help the ones he loves, he must first cross the line of right and wrong, and does so with tragic consequences.
TIME TO DIE (TIEMPO DE MORIR) (Arturo Ripstein, 1965, Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles, 90 min)
Juan Sáyago returns to his hometown after serving 18 years in prison for the murder of Raúl Trueba. It was an act of self-defense, but rumors have spread in town that the Juan killed the victim in cold blood. Sáyago wants to rebuild the life he was denied with his old lover, Mariana Sampedro, but Trueba’s sons have sworn to avenge the murder of their father. This classic neo-Mexican western was the first realized screenplay of Nobel Prizewinner Gabriel García Márquez and legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. The directorial debut of auteur Arturo Ripstein, TIME TO DIE (TIEMPO DE MORIR) is considered one of the most accomplished Mexican films from the 1960s.
The SISSI Collection (in chronological order)
THE STORY OF VICKIE (VICTORIA IN DOVER) (Ernst Marischka, 1954, German with English subtitles, 108 min) – England, the 19th century. Young Victoria – Romy Schneider, making her impressive debut – is crowned to be the queen of England. She aims to do her best in order to help her country prosper. However, the family and her trustful advisor, Lord Melbourne, plan marriage for her. She is to marry Prince Albert of Germany. But Victoria sees her future differently and decides to leave London for a few days. She goes to Paris. On her way to France, she stays incognito in a little tavern in Dover with a baroness. There, by chance, she meets a handsome man and falls head over heels in love. Later, however, in very strange circumstances, it turns out that the handsome man is Prince Albert himself.
SISSI (Ernst Marischka, 1955, German with English subtitles, 102 min) – Filmed in 1955, the delightful Austrian comedy SISSI was the first of a popular series of films showcasing Romy Schneider as the young Empress Elisabeth. The titular heroine is a 19th century preteen lass of noble birth, who charms everyone she meets. Especially impressed is young Franz Joseph, Emperor of the Hapsburg Empire. When Sissi comes of age, the emperor pursues the girl romantically, with fascinating results. Romy Schneider’s mother, Magda Schneider, also appears prominently in the proceedings.
SISSI: THE YOUNG EMPRESS (Ernst Marischka, 1956, German with English subtitles, 107 min) – The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to the strict decorum of life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.
SISSI: THE FATEFUL YEARS OF AN EMPRESS (Ernst Marischka, 1957, German with English subtitles, 109 min) – The final film in a highly romanticized trilogy about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria finds the young empress traveling throughout Europe.
FOREVER MY LOVE (Ernst Marischka, 1962, 147 min, English dub only) – The romantic "Sissi" trilogy condensed into one film. Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria falls in love with young princess Elisabeth.
SUMMER PREVIEW STORIES 2017 for Columbia
THE EMOJI MOVIE (3D) - now - COLUMBIA PICTURES / SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.
THE DARK TOWER - AUGUST 4 - COLUMBIA PICTURES
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Game. Set. Match. // BATTLE OF THE SEXES - New Poster (In Theatres September 22, 2017)
BREAKING GLASS TAKES A RIDE ON SPACESHIP
Cult Indie Drama’s Theatrical Roll-Out Begins this November;
North American VOD/DVD to Follow
Philadelphia, PA, June 28, 2017--Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Alex Taylor’s critically-acclaimed directorial debut SPACESHIP. Breaking Glass acquired North American rights to the film in June in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Bill Straus of Bridge Independent. Breaking Glass is planning a limited theatrical followed by a DVD/VOD release this November.
Described as “a psychotropic daydream” (Total Film) that offers “a unique experience of sound & vision” (Smells Like Screen Spirit), SPACESHIP held its world premiere at SXSW and its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.
The film stars Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind), Tallulah Haddon (‘Taboo’), Lara Peake (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Lucian Charles Collier (Lords of Chaos), Antti Reini (‘Vares’), and singer/songwriter Annabel Allum. In addition to its stellar cast, SPACESHIP also incorporates bewitching cinematography mixed with an eclectic soundtrack of musicians and bands including Annabel Allum, Appaloosa, Best Coast, Sunless 97 and East India Youth.
SPACESHIP was developed, financed and produced under Creative England’s iFeatures banner, supported by BBC Films and the BFI, with National Lottery. Executive producers are Christopher Moll, Steve Jenkins, Christopher Collins and Tristan Goligher (producer of Oscar-nominated 45 Years). Other titles from the iFeatures slate include the international festival hit 'Lady Macbeth’, which will see a US release on July 14 through Roadside Attractions. The film is proudly produced by Nicola Bowen and Olivier Kaempfer, of Belly Productions and Parkville Pictures (Appropriate Behavior, The Miseducation of Cameron Post) respectively.
SPACESHIP follows teenage cyber-goth Lucidia, whose mother died mysteriously seven years ago in the family swimming pool. Her father, Gabriel, is an archaeologist who can't move on. When Lucidia disappears in an apparent alien abduction, Gabriel is forced to confront her strange outsider friends and meets Tegan, a girl obsessed with unicorns and black holes. Emotional and audacious, the story is told from multiple points of view in an intriguing ride through a constellation of characters who are pulled together by teenage gravity, surrounded by adults who also feel the same irresistible pull as they orbit their own elusive identities, all looking for a universe to call their own.
The film is written and directed by Alex Taylor. Taylor is a SXSW award-winning director whose first short, KIDS MIGHT FLY, won a Special Jury Prize in 2010.
He was chosen as a Screen International "Star of Tomorrow" (2013) and The Independent's "One to Watch" (2014). In 2016, Taylor presented the World Premiere of his debut feature film SPACESHIP.
“Sometimes the world looks at us like we're an alien life-form come to screw over the planet, and I spent several weeks hanging out with a bunch of these extraterrestrials who cut their skin and drew smiley faces with their blood - this film is for them”, said writer/director Alex Taylor.
“I was inspired to make films by directors who had guts. Gus Van Sant, Larry Clark, Harmony Korine, Gregg Araki, Todd Solondzwho - all directors who did things other filmmakers wouldn’t dare”, continued Taylor. “American cinema has always felt more like my spiritual home than anywhere else, and to be invited to show Spaceship in the US is mind-blowing.”
“Alex Taylor's feature debut has successfully opened the cinematic door to an incredible alternate universe, that happens to be right here on earth”, said Michael Repsch, SVP of Distribution & Sales at Breaking Glass. “Spaceship is science fiction, punk, coming-of-age, and, most importantly, a fresh viewing experience - we could not be more excited to share Alex's vision.”
Following The Putin Interviews
Oliver Stone’s Executive Produced
‘Ukraine on Fire’
Explains U.S. Role in Regime Change~~~
“I was a supporter of the 2004 Orange revolution. But, over time I (and others) began to realize that this “revolution” like so many others, was scripted and staged with big money and intervention by foreign government,” - Igor Lopatonok
Ukraine. Across its eastern border is Russia and to its west—Europe. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014’s Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it?
“Ukraine on Fire” by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych. Covered by Western media as a people’s revolution, it was in fact a coup d’état scripted and staged by nationalist groups and the U.S. State Department. Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how U.S.-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 80s replacing the CIA in promoting America’s geopolitical agenda abroad.
Executive producer Oliver Stone gains unprecedented access to the inside story through his on-camera interviews with former President Viktor Yanukovych and Minister of Internal Affairs, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, who explain how the U.S. Ambassador and factions in Washington actively plotted for regime change. And, in his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir