- Film Festival
Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony had all of the opulence and glamor we expect to see year after year, and the evening managed to deliver a couple of surprises.
Many might have expected Oscar to favor ‘The Help’ Best Actress nominee Viola Davis, but the award went to Davis’s ‘Doubt’ co-star Meryl Streep for ‘The Iron Lady’. Perhaps Meryl’s golden gown suggested she knew she’d win simply by dressing like an Oscar statuette.
One of the tightest races this year was undoubtedly Best Documentary Feature.
Last night PFS offered its members a sneak preview of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, an international story of love, war, faith and fishing. An Arab Sheik from the country of Yemen (Amr Waked) strongly desires to bring the sport of salmon fishing to the desert. Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) is the account executive of a British company which represents the business interests of the Shiek, and is given the task of finding a fishing expert/scientist, Dr. Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor) to head up the Sheik's project.
By Le Anne Lindsay
On Thursday February 16th PFS members got to see a preview screening of a new police drama starring Woody Harrelson, which actually is the second movie he's made with director Oren Moverman and actor Ben Foster, the first being 2009's The Messenger. In truth, Rampart isn't a crime drama or police exposé, it's a character study of a man who is both extremely articulate and seductive and at the same time, ridiculous and immoral.