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Golden Door International Film Festival Director Invites Filmmakers to Screen Their Dreams in Jersey City









Bill Sorvino – A Dream of a Film Festival

by Sally Deering

¬†bill-sorvino-smallIdeas sometimes come to us in dreams and that’s exactly how Bill Sorvino conceived the Golden Door International Film Festival to be held in Jersey City in October. What started as images flickering in his sleeping mind will now be images flickering on the silver screen.

¬†“I had a dream last year about having a film festival in Jersey City,” Sorvino says,” and it was like lightning in a bottle. Jersey City is close to my heart. I grew up here and my family has a 100-year history here. I want Jersey City to have something in its own right.”

 

Actor Paul Sorvino and nephew Bill Sorvino
Actor Paul Sorvino and nephew Bill Sorvino

Dreaming of a film festival is not much of a stretch for Sorvino. He’s a screenwriter and actor who studied at the William Esper Studios in New York City and has appeared in several indie films. He also hails from a theatrical family – his uncle is celebrated actor Paul Sorvino and he’s cousin to Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino – and throughout the years Bill Sorvino shared conversations with his Uncle Paul and cousin Mira about film, theater and acting held during family gatherings at the dinner table.¬†¬† Continue reading Golden Door International Film Festival Director Invites Filmmakers to Screen Their Dreams in Jersey City

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CLINT EASTWOOD -Hollywood Behind-The-Scenes

clint-east-wood-photoClint Eastwood Collection Hits Bullseye

By Alice O’Neillaliceoneill

Fans have waited a long time to buy a boxed set of Clint Eastwood’s early spaghetti westerns by Sergio Leone. featuring Clint as the iconic loner with no name. The wait is over. The boxed set, officially titled Clint, available June 1, 2010, Eastwood in The Man With No Name Trilogy hits a bullseye. Continue reading CLINT EASTWOOD -Hollywood Behind-The-Scenes

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Peter La Villa’s “Oak Hill” Film Shown at The La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles

Writer, Director, and Former Mayor of Guttenberg Peter La Villa (R) seen here with¬† Kiwanda Bustamante, an independent film producer,peter-la-villa¬†and Marla Gibbs,(Center) ¬†star of ” The Jeffersons” and “227”

All attended the showing of La Villa’s feature film “Oak Hill” , starring Academy -award winner and Golden Globe winning actress Sally Kirkland, at the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles in November

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