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First Images from Rome

Source: Jamd
Categories: Movie Promotions
The first images from the Rome Film Festival are from the Apploosa photo call. Our thanks to kinseymill.

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Source: CIFF.
Found By: Alma
Categories: Award Ceremonies

Our thanks to Alma for bringing us the details on Wednesdays events in Chicago.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Harris Theater | 205 E. Randolph

Join actor Viggo Mortensen, director Vicente Amorim and
actor Jason Issacs at the premiere!

GOOD stars OscarĀ® nominee Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) in an extraordinary change-of-pace role as John Halder, a good, decent individual with family problems. A German literature professor in the 1930s, Halder explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When the book is unexpectedly enlisted by powerful political figures in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity. Yet with Halder's change in fortune, his seemingly inconsequential decisions potentially jeopardize the people in his life with devastating effects. Based on the acclaimed play by C.P. Taylor. 96 min.

Renowned television journalist Bill Kurtis will host the evening, beginning with a selection of film highlights celebrating Mortensen's career and the presentation of the Career Achievement Award. Following this will be the U.S. Premiere of GOOD.

6:00PM | Red Carpet Arrivals
7:00PM | Guest presentation and premiere of GOOD

Film tickets:
members: $30/balcony; $35/floor
non-members: $35/balcony; $40/floor

For event and ticket information, visit (312-332-FILM)
or (312-902-1500)

The 44th Chicago International Film Festival runs October 16-29.
Chicago International Film Festival

30 E. Adams St., Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60603
telephone: 312-683-0121 | |

© Chicago InternationFilm Festival. Images © OddLot.

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Kong Viggo

Source: Fyordbyerne.
Found By: Paradise
Categories: Scans
Thanks to Paradise for surfacing this article.

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© 2008 Fyordbyerne.

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$8,051.00 Raised to Help 1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby!!

Categories: Friends on Board

With the additional donations received at Friends on Board, that brings the grand total to: $8,051.00.

It's always sad when something comes to an end, but this end will bring a most welcome new beginning for our friends at 1,2,3 ... Hi Baby!

We thank each and every one of you for your generous support ... those who donated financially ... those who contributed a piece of themselves through their artistic talents and treasured keepsakes near and dear to their heart ... those who carried us through and were there for us with guidance and moral support ... those who gave.

A great deal of gratitude to the administrators and moderators at all the Viggo fan sites that supported Friends on Board through this process. We certainly could not have achieved this without all of you.

And finally ... an enormous thank you to Viggo for making this all possible.

A message from Gail Cedar Face at 1, 2, 3 ... Hi Baby!!

Thank you for the $8,051!!!

I would like to thank each of the donors and auction participants for the $8,051 that was raised on our behalf toward the purchase of a car. The new to us car will help us to transport participants to and from medically related appointments. Your generosity is very greatly appreciated and as soon as we have found the perfect vehicle, I will send Linda a picture of it and ask her to post it to this site for you all to see.

Again, thanks, from the bottom of our hearts. $8,051 ... WOW!!! Without Friends On Board, Viggo fan sites, and Viggo's generosity - none of this would be possible.

Thank you all!

Gratefully Yours,

Gail Cedar Face
Cedar Face Foundation - 1, 2, 3... Hi Baby!, Inc.


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Film Review: Good

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
Found By: Dom
Categories: Reviews
Image Larry Horricks.
© Good Films.
Thanks to Dom for bringing us this review from The Hollywood Reporter.

Bottom Line: Absorbing drama about a good man who is blind to the horrors of Germany's Nazi regime

By Ray Bennett
Oct 23, 2008

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian director Vicente Amorim's drama "Good," based on a play by C.P. Taylor, is set in Nazi Germany and tells with escalating tension the story of a presumably decent man whose bland acquiescence to Nazi terror makes him a horrified accessory.

Viggo Mortensen is outstanding as a head-in-the-clouds lecturer who allows a novel he wrote exploring euthanasia to be exploited in support of Hitler's demented theories about a master race. Using a credible English accent along with the mostly British cast, Mortensen conveys the scholar's self-absorption and willingness to be blinded to events all around him that point to the Holocaust.

Paced deliberately in a way that reinforces the tragedy of evil flourishing when good men do nothing, "Good" may find boxoffice returns slow to build but the film's aim is true and patient audiences will be well rewarded.
Perhaps the original title, "A Good Man," would have been better employed rather than the ineffectual "Good," for that's what Professor John Halder (Mortensen) appears to be. An earnest, intense teacher, he loves his obsessive-compulsive wife and their two children, and he looks after his addled mother.

His best friend is a Jewish psychoanalyst named Maurice (Jason Isaacs, also executive producer) and together they treat the Nazi grip on government as an aberration that will soon pass.

Things begin to change when Halder is called before a charming but sinister government officer (Mark Strong in a typically sinuous cameo) and asked to write a paper advancing the notion that the lives of chronically sick patients should be terminated.

He dashes something off but is soon encouraged to accept that an honorary membership in Hitler's SS will help his ambitions for promotion at his university. He also succumbs to the temptations of a beautiful student (Jodie Whittaker) although he waits to marry her until she has graduated before leaving his wife.

The film tracks Halder as Germany convulses in Hitler's madness while the professor somehow fails to see what is going on around him. It's a harsh tale and not one that aims to forgive men like Halder. It may help to understand them better, though.

Good Film, Miromar Entertainment
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whitaker, Mark Strong.
Director: Vicente Amorim.
Screenwriter: John Wrathall.
Producer: Miriam Segal.
Director of photography: Andrew Dunn.
Production design: Andrew Laws.
Music: Simon Lacey.
Costume designer: Gyongyi Szakacs.
Editor: John Wilson
Sales agent: Imagem Filmes
No rating; 96 minutes.

© 2008 Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Images © OddLot.

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