Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made / Edition 1

Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made / Edition 1

by Kenneth Turan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520240723

ISBN-13: 9780520240728

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: University of California Press


Almost every day of the year a film festival takes place somewhere in the world--from sub-Saharan Africa to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Sundance to Sarajevo is a tour of the world's film festivals by an insider whose familiarity with the personalities, places, and culture surrounding the cinema makes him uniquely suited to his role. Kenneth Turan, film…  See more details below

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Almost every day of the year a film festival takes place somewhere in the world--from sub-Saharan Africa to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Sundance to Sarajevo is a tour of the world's film festivals by an insider whose familiarity with the personalities, places, and culture surrounding the cinema makes him uniquely suited to his role. Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, writes about the most unusual as well as the most important film festivals, and the cities in which they occur, with an eye toward the larger picture. His lively narrative emphasizes the cultural, political, and sociological aspects of each event as well as the human stories that influence the various and telling ways the film world and the real world intersect.

Of the festivals profiled in detail, Cannes and Sundance are obvious choices as the biggest, brashest, and most influential of the bunch. The others were selected for their ability to open a window onto a wider, more diverse world and cinema's place in it. Sometimes, as with Sarajevo and Havana, film is a vehicle for understanding the international political community's most vexing dilemmas. Sometimes, as with Burkina Faso's FESPACO and Pordenone's Giornate del Cinema Muto, it's a chance to examine the very nature of the cinematic experience. But always the stories in this book show us that film means more and touches deeper chords than anyone might have expected. No other book explores so many different festivals in such detail or provides a context beyond the merely cinematic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520240728
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
678,252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One: Festivals with Business Agendas
Cannes
Sundance
ShoWest
Part Two: Festivals with Geopolitical Agendas
FESPACO
Havana
Sarajevo
Midnight Sun
Part Three: Festivals with Aesthetic Agendas
Pordenone
Lone Pine
Telluride
Part Four: The Politics of Festivals
The Festival That Failed
I, The Jury

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