Arts Express: Breaking News From Cannes, And A Conversation With Woody Allen

In our continuing series of on location reports, Annette Insdorf is the correspondent for the Arts Express at this year’s Cannes Film Festival 2011. We are honored to feature her coverage, which will also include breaking news announcing the winners at the end of the Festival.

Annette Insdorf is Director Of Film Studies at Columbia University, and the author of Indelible Shadows: Film And The Holocaust, and other books on cinema. Professor Insdorf is an internationally renowned educator, and her works are hailed as the definitive texts on their subjects. She has also been a jury member of numerous international film festivals.

Professor Insdorf has reported from Cannes for over a quarter century, previously co-anchoring with Roger Ebert for Bravo and The Independent Film Channel. Her knowledge and insight about cinema, past and present, is a veritable treasure trove of film history and culture. And we’re extremely proud to have her on Arts Express, as our correspondent reporting from Cannes this year.

The Cannes Film Festival: Breaking News Wrap-Up Report. Annette Insdorf On Location.


*And…What gives with Lars “Okay I’m A Nazi” Von Trier and his film award, while being booted from Cannes? The Antichrist director defends himself.

*Midnight In Paris: A conversation with Woody Allen. A look at his latest film that premiered at Cannes. And talking icons, inspirations, pharmaceuticals, communism, Groucho, Bergman, Fitzgerald, related literary time travel in the movie, and the closing of famed artist gathering place, Elaine’s.

Actor Michael Nyqvist on the line from Sweden, shares reflections on how all good acting comes from a place of pain; the influence of Arthur Miller as to why he became an actor in the first place, how and why the Swedish star likes to use his time on earth to change things for the better, whether by computer, cell phone or simply courage; and being the girl to Noomi Rapace’s female sexual aggressor in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.