Windsor, Monday, July 7th, 2014 — As a warm up to the 10th anniversary celebrations in November, the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) today announced a Maverick Filmmaker Series to showcase some of cinema’s greatest movies and filmmakers.Executive Director Vincent Georgie says the series is in keeping with WIFF’s mandate to recognize and celebrate the art of cinema, and a reminder that today’s films have deep roots to the past. “We’re excited to present the Maverick Filmmaker Series to our patrons," says Georgie. “Not only are the selected films of enormous quality, the filmmakers behind them changed the course of history by forever altering how films are viewed.” The film series kicks off on July 17th at the Capitol Theatre with David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, a film referred to by many critics as “the epics of all epics.” The grand scope, brilliant performances, and astonishing cinematography make Lawrence of Arabia a definitive and dramatic film classic. Other filmmakers in the series include Poland’s Agnieszka Holland, Italy’s Sergio Leone, and Japan’s Akira Kurosawa, with a Canadian filmmaker to be spotlighted during WIFF 2014. Thursday, July 17th – Director David Lean, UK Lawrence of Arabia (1962) @ 6 pm Thursday, July 31st - Director Agnieszka Holland, Poland Europa, Europa (1990) @ 6 pm In Darkness (2011) @ 8 pm Thursday, August 14th - Director Martin Scorsese, USA Mean Streets (1973) @ 6 pm Goodfellas (1990) @ 8.15 pm Thursday, September 11th - Director Sergio Leone, Italy A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) @ 6 pm The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) @ 8 pm Thursday, October 9th – Director Akira Kurosawa, Japan Rashomon (1950) @ 6 pm Yojimbo (1961) @ 8 pm
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The 2014 FlickFest production dates are October 17th to 19th. Kick off orientation meeting is Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:30 pm in room 111 at MediaPlex, 275 Victoria Avenue.For information about 2014 FlickFest productions, check How to Get Started and 48-hour FlickFest Package. FlickFest is a fun, spirited event that epitomizes the grit, passion and determination of making films. Finalists are celebrated at WIFF closing night ceremonies where the Mark Boscariol Best of FlickFest Award is presented.
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