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The Loft Film Festival 2017

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The Loft Film Festival 2017
Better than ever, now in its seventh year, the spectacular program with its filmmaking guests and a committed community of dedicated and intellectually alive filmgoers invigorates the mind and activist tendencies already in play.

Take for instance, University of Arizona Professor Noam Chomsky, one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world, speaking with Regents’ Professor Toni Massaro about social justice and the environment. Here he is, in person, being honored as every word he speaks is treated as a jewel. Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Chomsky has written more than 100 books, his most recent being Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. An ardent free speech advocate, Chomsky has published and lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy, Mideast politics, terrorism, democratic society and war. Chomsky, who joined the UA faculty this fall, is a laureate professor in the Department of
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Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones to Star in Drama ‘Foster Boy’ (Exclusive)

Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones to Star in Drama ‘Foster Boy’ (Exclusive)
Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones, and newcomer Shane Paul McGhie will star in the independent drama “Foster Boy.”

The script is written by attorney-turned-screenwriter Jay Paul Deratany, based on his experiences as a litigator in Chicago. The film follows Modine’s character, who’s at the center of a trial revolving around a for-profit corporation, contracted by the state to provide foster children safe homes, that places a known sex offender into a foster home with other clients — with catastrophic results. Jones plays the judge and McGhie portrays the defendant.

Foster Boy,” which begins shooting Monday in Los Angeles, is directed by Youssef Delara, whose credits include “Filly Brown,” “The Bounce Back,” and “English as a Second Language.” It’s produced by Deratany, Michael Samuelson, Anne-Marie Mackay, and Andrew Sugerman. John Schimmel, and Thom and Matt Lipari are the executive producers. “Foster Boy” has been entirely financed by equity investment.

Deratany and Samuelson
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Robert Carradine's Ex Says He's Quit Paying Spousal Support

  • TMZ
Robert Carradine left his estranged wife high and dry while she was caring for her sick dad, and now she wants a judge to force him to sell prized possessions ... according to docs. The "Revenge of the Nerds" star's estranged wife, Edith, says Carradine cut her off financially after she flew to Switzerland to be with her father while he was hospitalized with a life-threatening condition. In the docs, Edith says he'd been sending voluntary payments of $2,450 a month,
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Peter Macgregor-Scott, ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Batman Forever’ Producer, Dies at 69

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Peter Macgregor-Scott, ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Batman Forever’ Producer, Dies at 69
Peter Macgregor-Scott, producer on director Andrew Davis’ “The Fugitive,” the Joel Schumacher-helmed “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin,” and three Cheech & Chong flicks, died Wednesday following a recent traffic accident in Manhattan. He was 69. “We were like brothers who supported and relied on each other in an industry where that is rare. I will miss him dearly,” Davis told The Hollywood Reporter, when confirming the longtime Warner Bros. producer’s passing. Aside from projects with Davis and Schumacher, the producer’s credits include “The Jerk” (1979), “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (1982), “Revenge of the Nerds” (1984), “Troop Beverly Hills” (1989),...
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Peter Macgregor-Scott, Producer on 'The Fugitive' and 'Batman Forever,' Dies at 69

Peter Macgregor-Scott, Producer on 'The Fugitive' and 'Batman Forever,' Dies at 69
Peter Macgregor-Scott, who produced the Andrew Davis-directed The Fugitive, the two Batman films helmed by Joel Schumacher and three movies starring Cheech & Chong, has died. He was 69.

Macgregor-Scott died Wednesday in New York after being involved in a recent taxi accident in Manhattan, Davis told The Hollywood Reporter.

"We were like brothers who supported and relied on each other in an industry where that is rare. I will miss him dearly," Davis said.

Macgregor-Scott's producing résumé also included Carl Reiner's The Jerk (1979), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Troop Beverly Hills...
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Revenge of the Nerds”

It’s one of the best movies ever made, hands down, and one of the absolute funniest since it definitely overplays the plight of the classroom nerd in a way that is absolutely hilarious. Sure we’ve all seen the kids in the class that are labeled nerds, geeks, freaks, and a whole host of other names, but did we ever get to know them? This film shows that nerds are in fact of the most fascinating and, unfortunately, most disgusting individuals in the world (cough cough, Booger, cough). The movie also produced a few sequels but in truth only the first

10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Revenge of the Nerds
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The Malicious Misogyny of the Modern Movie Geek

Anghus Houvouras on the malicious misogyny of the modern movie geek…

I haven’t written anything in a few weeks. This is because I only write columns when I feel compelled to do so. Like any sanctimonious writer I require the sweet touch of inspiration. Half the reason most people write in the first place is a deep-seeded need to organize thoughts and offer an opinion. It’s as cathartic to the writer as it is (hopefully) entertaining to the reader.

For the first time in years I’ve found myself uninspired to pen a column. I’ve tried here and there halfheartedly starting and abandoning columns about Darren Aronofsky’s polarizing mother! and a long gestating piece comparing Contact to Arrival as examples of romanticism vs. post-modernism. I just couldn’t do it. 2017 has been a strange, troubling and continues to evolve from baffling to maddening and lately inducing a kind of mental paralysis.
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Why Jamie Lee Curtis Had To Return For The Halloween Reboot

I think it’s fair to say that there’s a sense of cautious optimism slowly building around David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s new take on the iconic Halloween. Said to be a reboot/direct sequel to the second film in the franchise (plot details are still scarce, so the exact shape it’ll take is currently unknown), everything we’ve heard about it so far has sounded quite promising and perhaps the most exciting update to arise is that Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning to the role of Laurie Strode.

Admittedly, it was an announcement that took almost everyone by surprise, but it was very welcome news and now, in an interview with Metro, Green’s explained why he just had to have the actress in his film. To put it simply, it’s because no one else can play the character.

“Because she is Laurie Strode (laughs). Right?
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Bernie Casey, Fan-Favorite Actor and NFL Star, Passes Away at 78

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Bernie Casey, Fan-Favorite Actor and NFL Star, Passes Away at 78
Bernie Casey, the former NFL star turned actor, has died at the age of 78. The actor was best known for his roles in movies like Revenge of the Nerds and I'm Gonna Git you Sucka. Casey died of an illness in a Los Angeles hospital, but the specific illness has not yet been revealed.

A rep for Bernie Casey confirmed the news of his death to People, saying that he passed away with his family and loved ones by his side. The actor had spent the last few days at the hospital after coming down with an illness before passing away. His work in Hollywood spanned nearly four decades, with his final credited role being in 2007's Vegas Vampires.

Before transitioning into his life as a professional actor, Bernie Casey was a decorated and talented athlete. In his younger years, Casey was a record-breaking track and field athlete at Bowling Green University.
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Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oreal Heiress and World’s Richest Woman, Dies at 94

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Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oreal Heiress and World’s Richest Woman, Dies at 94
Liliane Bettencourt, the billionaire heiress of the cosmetics company L’Oreal, has died at the age of 94. Bettencourt, whose family founded L’Oreal and now owns a 33 percent stake in the company, died “peacefully” in her home on Wednesday night, according to a statement from her daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers sent to The Guardian on Thursday. “In this painful moment for us, I would like to reiterate, on behalf of our family, our entire commitment and loyalty to L’Oreal and to renew my confidence in its President Jean-Paul Agon and his teams worldwide,” Meyers said. Also Read: Bernie Casey,
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Bernie Casey Has Passed Away

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From the football field to the film lots, Bernie Casey left an indelible impression with a presence that couldn't be ignored, and we're sad to share the news that the actor has passed away at the age of 78.

According to multiple outlets, including THR, Casey passed away after a "brief illness" at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Before he entered the world of movies, Casey was a star in his own right as a track and field standout at Bowling Green State University. After making it to the finals of the 1960 United States Olympic Trials, Casey was a first round draft pick for the San Francisco 49ers and would go on to play eight years in the NFL as a wide receiver, raking in 40 touchdowns and over 5,000 receiving yards.

With his life as a professional athlete behind him in the late 1960s, Casey turned his attention to acting,
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Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Actor and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78

Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Actor and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78
Bernie Casey, the former NFL star known for his work in the films “Boxcar Bertha” and “Revenge of the Nerds,” died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, Variety has confirmed. He was 78.

Casey made his film debut in the 1969 sequel “Guns of the Magnificent Seven.” He then acted alongside fellow former NFL star Jim Brown in the crime dramas “…tick…tick…tick…” and “Black Gunn.” He played the title role in the 1972 science fiction TV film “Gargoyles,” and then portrayed Tamara Dobson’s love interest in 1973’s “Cleopatra Jones.”

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Casey wrote, directed, produced, and starred in “The Dinner,” a 1997 film centering on three black men who discuss slavery, black self-loathing, and homophobia. That same year, he loosely portrayed a version George Jackson, a member of the Black Panther Party who was killed, in the drama “Brothers.”

In Martin Scorsese’s “Boxcar Bertha,” he
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Bernie Casey, 'Revenge of the Nerds' Actor, Dead at 78

Bernie Casey, 'Revenge of the Nerds' Actor, Dead at 78
Bernie Casey, noted for his memorable roles in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Revenge of the Nerds, has died, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He was 78. A rep told THR that the athlete-turned-actor died following a brief illness on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Casey launched his acting career in 1969 with his debut role in Guns of the Magnificent Seven, the sequel to The Magnificent Seven. Over the past four decades he starred in roles both on television and film, including acting in several Seventies blaxploitation films
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Bernie Casey Dies: ‘Revenge Of The Nerds And ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ Actor Was 78

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Bernie Casey Dies: ‘Revenge Of The Nerds And ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ Actor Was 78
Bernie Casey, who starred in iconic films such as Revenge of the Nerds and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka has died at age 78, Deadline has confirmed. Casey, who also had a career in the NFL as a wide receiver, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after being hospitalized for a yet-to-be-announced illness. Casey was born in Wyco, W.Va on June 8, 1939. He was a track and field star at Bowling Green and in 1961 was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He played with the 49ers for six…
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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Star Bernie Casey Dies at 78

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Star Bernie Casey Dies at 78
Bernie Casey, best known for his scene-stealing role in Revenge of the Nerds and as the star of I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, has died at the age of 78.

The actor’s rep confirmed to People that he died peacefully in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday, surrounded by loved ones. He had suffered a recent illness and spent the past few days in a hospital.

In his youth, Casey was a record-breaking track and field athlete at Bowling Green University, earning All-American honors and a trip to the finals at the 1960 U.S. Olympic Trials. He was later drafted
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Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Star and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78

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Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Star and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78
Lambda Lambda Lambda has lost its leader. Bernie Casey, who played national Tri Lams fraternity head U.N. Jefferson in the 1984 comedy “Revenge of the Nerds” and its sequels, died Tuesday, his representative told TheWrap. Casey was 78. Casey died peacefully surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness, his representative said. Born in Wyco, West Virginia, in 1939, Casey was an athlete before entering the acting world, first in track and field for Bowling Green State University and later as a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) A.
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'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka' and 'Revenge of the Nerds' Star Bernie Casey Dead at 78

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Bernie Casey, the beloved and iconic co-star in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," died in an L.A. hospital ... TMZ has learned. Bernie's rep tells us he died peacefully Wednesday, surrounded by loved ones. We're told he suddenly fell ill recently, and had spent the last few days hospitalized. He broke into Hollywood with roles in blaxploitation films, and went on to co-star in nearly 80 different projects -- most notably
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It Came From The Tube: Body Bags (1993)

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Throughout his film career, John Carpenter was always ahead of the curve; whether finalizing the blueprint for the modern slasher or offering an ever prescient political take on alien invasions, Carpenter always seemed to be ahead of what the next big thing would be, often to decreased box office receipts. So it came as a surprise to many (myself included) that he started up Body Bags (1993), a would-be anthology series ala Tales from the Crypt for Showtime. The bigger surprise though is that it didn’t fly, because this one off is terrific entertainment.

Originally televised on Showtime on August 8th, Body Bags was met with critical approval and fans of the genre enjoyed it. However, the brass had already decided that this would be a one and done, hence the truncated anthology film format for the three segments already filmed. What a shame, because while Carpenter in front of
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