Due to repair work being done at the Ojai Playhouse in June several of our spring films have had to be rescheduled. Please note the following changes.
Golden Globe Nominations for 12 Years a Slave:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Steve McQueen
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o
Best Screenplay: John Ridley
Best Score: Hans Zimmer
“Britain’s Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) nails the horror of America’s slavery shame but also finds humanity in one man’s determination to free himself and return to his family.”—Peter Howell, Toronto Star
The OFS held a screening and awards ceremony for its 2013 Young Filmmakers Competition on Sat., Dec. 14 at the Ojai Playhouse.
The 2013 Winners are listed below:
$500 Grand Prize Winner
Nevin Bernet of Thacher School for “Getting There”
$400 1st Prize Winner
Michael Hopkins of Besant Hill School for “Alive”
$300 2nd Prize Winner
Russell Hughart, Ben Cohen & Jeep Thatcher of Nordhoff H.S.
for “Rebuild: Manifesto”
Audience Choice Awards
”Getting There” by Nevin Bernet
and ”Rebuild: Manifesto” by Hughart, Cohen & Thatcher
”A Tour of the Santa Barbara Zoo with Lucky the Penguin”
by Dylan Sherman of Nordhoff H.S.
”Rose” by Liah Cohen, Dylan Reed, Walmiki Kanuru & Donald Lai of Oak Grove School
Fittingly, Roger Ebert’s last movie review was of a film he thoroughly enjoyed. The esteemed critic died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at age 70, and his longtime employer, the Chicago Sun-Times, published his final review in Sunday’s paper. Appropriately enough for the critic who so loved film, it was a good one—three-and-a-half stars.
Ebert’s final review is of To the Wonder, a romantic drama from director Terrence Malick starring Ben Affleck.
Wrote Ebert at the end of his review, “There will be many who find To the Wonder elusive and too effervescent. They’ll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand that, and I think Terrence Malick does, too. But here he has attempted to reach more deeply than that: to reach beneath the surface, and find the soul in need.”
By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, April 9, 2013
NBC News: Entertainment on TODAY
Read More of Ms. Cooper’s article
Read Ebert’s Last Review of To the Wonder