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Natalie Portman goes sheer for the Lucy in the Sky TIFF premiere

A-list actress Natalie Portman was seen at the Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of her new movie Lucy In The Sky. The 38 year old was wearing a gorgeous black gown from the Dior 2019 Fall Couture Collection, which featured a lace bodice with a one-shoulder detail along with a bustier top that was visible through the netted overlay.

The beautiful dress had lace details all over it with tassels on the hem, and Natalie, who is also a Dior ambassador, had her hair middle parted and styled in a slick bun. The Oscar winner actress concluded her look with dramatic makeup including smouldering winged eyes and a nude pink lip for the red carpet event, and also wore diamond studs in her ears.

Natalie Portman stuns in sheer black lace gown at the TIFF premiere of Lucy in the Sky

Natalie Portman in Dior Couture at the “Lucy in the Sky” Premiere

Natalie Portman in Dior Couture at the “Lucy in the Sky” Premiere

Bella Thorne goes backless and braless for the Oldenburg Film Festival

American actress Bella Thorne arrived in style with her boyfriend Benjamin Mascolo at the Oldengburg Film Festival held in Germany. The 21 year old was clad in a slinky silver metallic mini dress by Raisa Vanessa. The stunning dress featured a glittering belt around her neck which went down the back and also had sequined detailing over it.

Braless and backless, Bella styled her look with an array of jewellery including a sparkling wristwatch, a pair of dazzling earrings and a pair of strappy black heels. The 'Shake It Up' star accentuated her beautiful features with minimal glowing makeup, and put on ample skin and curves on show for the event.


Bella Thorne wows in a glitzy backless mini as she cosies up to beau Benjamin Mascolo at Oldenburg Film Festival

Elsa Hosk flaunts bandeau bra at the Boohoo NYFW bash

Swedish model Elsa Hosk looked sensational as she attended the Boohoo bash held during the ongoing NYFW. The 30 year old was wearing a sheer polka dot top by the fashion label which featured trendy puffed sleeves, and underneath it she wore a strapless bra. Styled with the sheer top was a pair of black leather shorts which showed off her toned and lean legs.

Elsa had her platinum locks down to her shoulders and a pair of strappy white stilettos was also worn by her. The Victoria's Secret Angel completed her look with bronzed makeup along with a nude lip for the event, and also had a small black purse to go.



Sammi Rae Murciano & Los Vegas Release Second Single 'Baby Baila'

After the success of their debut song “Escapate”, the emerging reggaeton superstars Sammi Rae & Los Vegas are at it again; this time with a dance track that would make even the shyest wallflower move and shake to the beat - entitled “Baby Baila”, available right now on all the major services.

Listen to Baby Baila here: https://song.link/i/1474977186

Sammi Rae has been getting heavy praise from audiences nationwide for her strong and soulful voice. Concurrently, Los Vegas has been turning heads with his enigmatic persona on stage and the magnetic vibe to his flow. Together they form a dynamic duo to be reckoned with.

Their second single "Baby Baila" urges the listener to get up and dance - which is exactly what this bouncy, sexy track does; it's impossible not to at least tap along to the beat as the sultry vocals of Sammi Rae seduce you into a world of endless dance floor possibilities.

Their original collaboration ESCAPATE brought to life the sentimental romance often featured in Reggaetón hits with an energetically pumping backbeat and laid-back flow that made it a club hit. Trading lyrics like “If I leave with you, I want to be there with you through the night // I want to feel your arms around me, hold me tight // Your body next to mine, you make me feel so high” with Los Vegas, and the refrain “Never mind what anybody says, I just want to dance the night away, I just want to know if we can escape”,

On working with Los Vegas, Sammi says “It has been amazing to work together. To collaborate with someone who has the same passion and dedication for music as I do. We are very excited for what’s to come and have a lot of new music coming soon.”

Many performances are planned for this Fall, check social media for full details!

For More Information on Sammi Rae & Los Vegas VISIT:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/sammiraeandlosvegas
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sammiraeandlosvegas

13TH ANNUAL NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL RUNS THURSDAY OCTOBER 17TH THROUGH WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD, 2019

The 13th Annual NYC Greek Film Festival is happening October 17th - 23rd and this year's schedule includes some of the best greek infused short and feature-length independent films from around the world, as well as several fantastic films not associated with greek culture, being shown at the historic Florence Gould Hall (FIAF) located at 55 East 59th St, NYC www.fiaf.org

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THE FESTIVAL HERE: https://vimeo.com/356283597

Opening night kicks off Thursday, October 17th with the opening ceremony and the unveiling of the digital exhibition “The Legend of Alexander the Great as Ancient Greek and Byzantine Legacy” at FIAF Gallery, followed by the screening of the film “In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry” and a reception at the Tinker Auditorium. The digital exhibition will run until Sunday, Oct. 20th.

“This year, apart from the Greek features, documentaries and shorts, the festival launches a new section with international productions of Greek interest -meaning films with Greek elements no matter the country of their origin. Furthermore, a purely international section of short films from all over the world will be introduced, at the online edition of NYCGRFF only.” said NYC Greek Film Festival Executive Director Maria Tzompanaki.

The festival also has the honor of presenting, in collaboration with notable Greek archeologists and in world premiere, a digital exhibition of listings from the sublime history of the world’s greatest Greek of all times: Alexander the Great. An expo already sheltered at the Greek Institute of Venice. In the 14th century, Alexios Komninos, the emperor of Trabzon, commissions a manuscript with Alexander the Great’ s recounting of events for his private library. Compiled by the era’s most able copyists, the manuscript is also enriched with 250 miniatures narrating the entire life course of the magnificent warrior. The main goal of this unique initiative is to showcase the Macedonian ruler who spread the Greek spirit and the Greek culture throughout the then known world, to portray the man who was loved and honored like no other Greek. Within this context, an exhibition of Alexander the Great-themed engravings, carved by important artists from “XOTARIS” Gallery, will also take place.

NYC Greek Film Festival closes its 13th year on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Florence Gould Hall Theater with the closing ceremony followed by the concert “Greek Female New Yorkers Perform Songs from Greek Composers” presented by Maro Theodoraki. Reception to follow at Le Skyroom.

Some of the films of special note being shown throughout the fest include Still River, Pause, The Mountain Tears, Nia on Vacation, The Waiter, Marble Homeland, Clementine and A Tree Remembers.

The Waiter and Nia on Vacation are specifically targeted to younger audiences and students. Sports fans will most enjoy Akra and Crete Arising, religion-oriented people will like Filothei, the Jewish community will want to see Romaniotes and the aforementioned A Tree Remembers and history buffs will love The New Greek Americans. Exarcheia, The Campfire Project and We Are Not Together will appeal to an audience with a strong social conscience; and older viewers will relate to In this Land Nobody Learned to Cry, Epiphany, Still River and Pause.

Past attendees to the festival include actors/actresses/writers/directors such as George Kimoulis, a famous Greek personality in theater and cinema,  among others. This year there is a special tribute to Nickos Perakis, an internationally known Greek director, who will be in attendance. In addition, this year’s festival has also organized a special tribute to the female gender, and more precisely to the topics of Women’s Abuse in modern society.

Additionally, most of the NYC Greek Film Festival film lineup are accompanied by Q & Answer sessions with cast and celebrity guests. Learn more about festival activities at www.nycgreekfilmfestival.com

For Media Requests, Please Contact Rick Eberle at: RICK@RICKEBERLEAGENCY.COM OR 516-729-6872

FULL SCHEDULE FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL:

THURSDAY, OCT. 17

Florence Gould Hall Theater
5:00 PM ATTENDANCE
5:30 PM OPENING CEREMONY & OPENING OF THE DIGITAL EXHIBITION: THE LEGEND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AS ANCIENT GREEK AND BYZANTINE LEGACY at FIAF GALLERY (the exhibition runs till Sun, Oct. 20)

followed by the screening of the film: IN THIS LAND NOBODY KNEW HOW TO CRY (90’)

RECEPTION at the TINKER AUDITORIUM

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:45 PM In this land nobody knew how to cry (90’) (R)
3:15 PM Marble Homeland (57’)
5:15 PM Akra (52’)
7:00 PM Still river (133’)

Tinker Auditorium
2:00 PM The Campfire Project (58’) (international Greek-related doc feat.)
4:15 PM Clementine (85’) (international Greek-related feature)
7:00 PM Loaf + camouflage (99’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:00 PM PRESENTATION OF THE EXHIBITION: ALEXANDER 8 ALEXANDER THE GREAT-THEMED ENGRAVINGS, CARVED BY “XOTARIS” ART GALLERY ARTISTS (the exhibition will run throughout the festival)
12:30 PM Philothei, the Athenian saint (58’)
2:15 PM Akra (52’) (R)
4:00 PM Still river (133’) (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’)

Followed by Q&A with the director and discussion on women’s abuse

Tinker Auditorium
11:00 AM Promakhos (91’) (special screening)
1:30 PM Marble Homeland (57’) (R)
3:30 PM Short Films Α (159’)*
6:45 PM Short Films Β (161’)*

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

Florence Gould Hall Theater
10:30 AM Philothei, the Athenian saint (58’) (R)
12:30 PM A tree remembers (88’)
2:45 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’)
5:00 PM Living dangerously (105’) (Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
7:30 PM The mountain tears (111’)

Tinker Auditorium
12:45 PM Short Films Α (159’)* (R)
4:00 PM Short Films Β (161’)* (R)
7:15 PM Pause (96’) ®

MONDAY, OCT. 21

Florence Gould Hall Theater
12:30 PM Exarheia, the chanting of birds (74’) (int. Greek-related doc feat.)
2:30 PM The mountain tears (111’) (R)
5:30 PM Crete arising (58’)
7:30 PM The waiter (104’)

Tinker Auditorium
2:00 PM A tree remembers (88’) (R)
5:00 PM Romaniotes, The Greek Jews of Ioannina (67’) (R)
7:00 PM Epiphany (85’) (int. Greek-related feature)

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

Florence Gould Hall Theater
1:00 PM We are not together (68’) (int. Greek-related doc feature)
3:00 PM The waiter (104’) (R)
5:30 PM Sirens in the Aegean (115’)(Tribute to Nikos Perakis’ comedies)
8:00 PM The new Greek Americans (70’) (int. Greek-related doc feature)

Tinker Auditorium
2:30 PM Crete arising (58’) (R)
4:30 PM International with Greek element shorts program (76’) **

Followed by the screening of the awarded international short film at the online festival

7:00 PM Nia on vacation (88’) (int. Greek-related feature)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

Florence Gould Hall Theater

CLOSING CEREMONY

6:00 PM AWARDS PRESENTATION

followed by the concert GREEK FEMALE NEW YORKERS PERFORM SONGS FROM GREEK COMPOSERS presented by MARO THEODORAKI

RECEPTION at LE SKYROOM


ASTERISK KEY:

*SHORT FILMS A
(10 movies, 159’)
Avanos (20’)
Ave Eva (13’)
Canaries (17’)
Crossing (5’)
Ιncidentally (15’)
Third Kind (32’)
Goldfish (14’)
Spring (10’)
Fourth Wall (10’)
Portraits (23’)

*SHORT FILMS B
(10 movies, 161’)
Grief (A place none of us know until we reach it) (8’)
Rita (21’)
Patision Avenue (13’)
Springtime Rest (15’)
Roots (27’)
The Silence of the Dying Fish (19’)
Plain Truth (9’)
Pharmakos (14’)
Cloud (20’)
Blessings and vows (15’)

**GREEK-RELATED INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
A selection of the finest Greek-related short films from the recent international production (6 movies 75’)
The Story of Yannis (15’)
Chopper (9’)
Sombra City (10’)
The Island Man (20’)
Nostos (5’)
Calling (16’)

More About the NYC Greek Film Festival:
NYCGRFF is based in New York City, USA. The festival opened in 2007 as a showcase of new and older Greek film productions. It introduced the New York Greek audience to Greek filmmakers and their works. The public embraced Greek cinema with enthusiasm and the festival gained many supporters and followers. After a steady and successful course, beginning in 2018, the New York City Greek Film Festival has broadened its content, functions and activities to include an international meeting platform which welcomes cinematographers from around the world.

Our program now includes:International Competition Program for films with a Greek element – fiction and documentaries, both short and feature length – judged during the festival with awards in two categories: best feature film (fiction or documentary) and best short film (fiction or documentary)

International Competition Program for short films – judged online before the festival. The best film is awarded a screening during the festival.

Greek film Program with Audience Awards (by vote), and monetary prizes in all four categories: best feature film (fiction), best documentary, best short film and best new director

Special tributes for great Greek films of all time and tributes for exceptional Greek filmmakers. Opportunities for international cooperation between Greek and international filmmakers at a technical and artistic level. Parallel events of cultural and educational nature that serve to promote Greek culture and world cinema. The purpose of the Festival is the presentation of Greek cinema to the New York audience. Entertainment and education of the public on the occasion of cinematographic art, with screenings of films, organization of artistic events of all arts, seminars and discussions. Creating and presenting tributes to cinema creators, artists – actors – musicians – costumers – critics – technicians – script writers and their work. Seminars and open discussions between artists and audiences

Our goals are the communication of Greek cinema to international and Greek audiences, the education and entertainment of the public, the communication of Greek Culture in the city of New York, but also in other states of the USA, in any part of the world, through cultural and educational activities, either in the time frame of the films or at regular intervals throughout the year. Either alone or in cooperation with another cultural entity. The organization and development of all cinematic art activities in Greece and abroad, working with artistic and other actors in Greece, New York and abroad. To carry out either on his own or in collaboration with third parties, the recording and reproduction of all kinds of events in sound and image as well as in the publication of books, magazines and publications. Annual Regular Grant from Institutions, Private Sponsors, Revenue from Tickets from Electronic Advertising or any other form. In cooperation with Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce (HACC).

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