Starring: Darrell Lake, Jean-Pierre Vertus, Mickaelle Bizet, and Tiffany Tenille
Alain Castelo is an introverted, Afro-Portuguese teen growing up in the South of France. As he suffers his parents’ recent breakup, the only solace he can muster is his penchant for photography. When his mother’s new live-in boyfriend crosses the line, Alain’s eyes are opened to the world and he can no longer hide behind the viewfinder of his vintage camera.
Written & Directed By: Erica A. Watson
Produced By: Tierney Young, Daniel Willis, and Joshua Clark
Cinematography By: Tommy Maddox Upshaw
Original Score By: Jongnic Bontemps
Trailer Edited By: Kellie Scott
EVERY CARNIVAL DAY February 13 – February 17
Afternoon: Street bands along Copacabana and Ipanema beaches Evenings: Popular dances at Cinelândia 20:00 Concerts at Samba Land 20:00 Concerts in Lapa 23:00 Rio Scala Ball
Main daily Events
Friday, February 13 19:00 Opening Ceremony – the Carnival King (Momo) is crowned by the city mayor and receives the city´s keys 21:00 First day of the Preliminary Parades 23:.00 Black Beads Party in Rio Scala
Saturday, February 14 09.30 Street Band Cordão do Bola Preta (Downtown) 16:00Banda de Ipanema meets at Praça General Osório, Ipanema 20:00 Street Band Competition in Av. Rio Branco, Centro (Downtown) 21:00 Second day the the Preliminary Parades 23:00 The Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel 23:00 Samba School Mangueira Ball in Rio Scala
Sunday, February 15 21:00 Parade of the Samba Schools in the First League (the Special Group) 23:00 The Marvelous City Ball in Rio Scala
Monday, February 16 21:00 Parade of the Samba Schools in the First League (the Special Group) 23:00 Long live the Beer Ball in Rio Scala
Tuesday, February 17 16:00 Banda de Ipanema marches for the last time 21:00 Parade of the Children`s Samba Schools 23:00 Gay Ball in Rio Scala
While you may be wondering (& hoping) that this artist personality matches his caricature image, he’s certainly an imaginative art seeker who happens to be an author and numbers geek- to say the least. An art/pop culture artist powered by film and music, Chojnacki exposes the vast underground art scene of ‘Alternative Movie Poster’ creation.
Describing the artists featured in his newly released book [Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground] as groundbreaking- No Critics considers Chojnacki as a groundbreaking artist as well, as those who shine light on artistry of unfamiliar art mediums & forms they themselves become some what of ‘ART-STORIANS’ (Artist + Historian =…) 🙂 Individuals like Matthew create massive art-addicted cult like cliques whose common interest are ‘unknown & underground art- Undiscovered-Untouched!
Stay tuned as this art evangelist (*Art Gospel of course) appears in documentaries and Pop Art exhibits in a town near you!
“Alternative Movie Posters presents this eclectic medium through more than 200 posters from over 100 groundbreaking artists (hailing from 20 countries), coupled with fascinating commentary and behind-the-scenes information.”
The Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, starring Idris Elba. The movie will be released in late November by the Weinstein Co.
Arsenio Hall signed off the air nearly 20 years ago, now he’s back, premiering in syndication. Hall, 57, said he is wiser now wiser and more experienced. Hall’s appearance on Donald Trumps’ “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2012 gave him the
boost and exposure to relaunch his show. Some of the first week guest include, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, George Lopez, Chris Tucker, Lisa Kudrow, Ice Cube, Angela Basset and many more.
This British Electronic Dance-Music Duo coined the name, “Basement Jaxx” from a nightclub in their hometown of Brixton, London UK. Starting a career in the late 1990’s, Basement Jaxx’ Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton have found a sound to their liking that many identifies as, “UK Garage-Big Beat/House. Recently releasing some new eye candy for their latest single, “What A Difference Your Love Makes,” the duo is making big waves this time around.
Check out the video featuring:
Main Pantsula Dancers and Brothers:Donald Phasha and Envent Mdluli &
Lady Gaga releases new video for her single “Applause”. “Applause” will appear on Gaga’s new album “ARTPOP” available November 11. She will be performing the song live this Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV.
The late Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco exhibit will be shown at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, outside of Philadelphia where she grew up. On exhibit, will be her 1954 best actress Academy Award for “Country Girl”, film clips, movies, and personal photos, love letters from her husband Prince Rainier of Monaco, including iconic fashions from gowns and the Yves Saint Laurent “Mondrian” dress to the “Kelly” bag she made famous. Princess Grace Kelly a screen legend, exhibit opens Oct 28, “Grace Kelly: Beyond the Icon”.
The film ” The Butler”, with Lee Daniels as Director, with A list stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Terence Howard, Jane Fonda and a host of other great artist’s, has been getting rave reviews. A true success , #1 at the box office, with $25 million the opening weekend.
Here we are, half way through 2013* How has the year been treating YOU thus far!
Apparently being a performing, visual and motion/graphic artist has became big business! Here on No Critics we love to highlight artists who are influencing, promoting and showcasing other artists. So in the essence of motion and imagery advocacy we give you just a taste of artistic Professionals who promote art for a living.
If you haven’t heard of PSY than you’ve probably been living under an enormous rock! PSY has literally taken BRANDING to new heights. Recently featured on the cover of Billboard, PSY seems to have fans crazed all over the globe with his infectious dance moves. The article features information about K-POP’s ‘Music Factories’ and PSY’s ultimate breakout into the music scene.
…And if you still haven’t the slightest idea of who we are referring to – watch his 500,000,000 + viewed music video entitled; GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V
Within two weeks the #NoCriticsJustArtists team has already featured two Michigan based artist; what’s going in that state with all the talent! The third is musical recording artist, Pato Margetic – which was also voted COSMOPOLITAN 2012 MICHIGAN BACHELOR OF THE YEAR*
Pato has a vast music catalog and a track record of compositions that can compete with music big wigs. But we’re no critics we’re just exposing the great artists around the world.
Check out one of his latest tracks entitled: Purple Hearts
With only a few years in the industry, classically trained Princeton has already shared the stage with some of the best. From the likes of Trey Songz to Rick Ross and mentoring Hip Hop artist, Big Sean, Princeton is a musical artist on the rise to greatness in hopes to changing the ‘music game’ completely.
The Princeton Music Group’ recently released a video covering Usher Raymond’s, “Climax” BEWARE: Talent is overwhelming!!!
Right on time is Solange’s latest single, ‘Losing You’ which is digitally released today. Although most non music enthusiasts know her specifically as “Beyonce’s younger sister,” Solange definitely has her own style that can sometimes be misunderstood.
‘Losing You’ was created by both Solange and Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange), which in our non critical opinion, are two amazing musical artists whom reconnected to bless the industry with these tracks.
After a break from releasing music for her fans, Solange along with Terrible Records introduces, Losing You … With ‘Sleep In The Park to be released on 12″ Vinyl November 6th, 2012
Although Alexis & Fido are not newcomers to the game, they may be new to your speakers. Known for their electric Raggae tunes and saucy melodies- this duo brings creativity to the Raggaeton world. Haven’t heard their music? Take a listen below:
You can tell Panda Ross waited her entire life for this moment! Singing an unforgettable rendition of Sam Cook’s “Bring It On Home to Me” ( on The X Factor) Panda, a 42-year-old from Dallas, Texas wowed audiences with her “legendary voice” as stated by Simon.
Before performing, she admitted that she busted out of the hospital, after being admitted for seven days for pneumonia, to audition. Seems to be the familiar story of those who are chasing their dreams to do something out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, Ms. Ross had to be rushed to the hospital immediately after her audition.
Looks like there’s another #GameChanger amongst the music industry- but we’re ‘No Critics… Just highlighting amazing Artists!’ Oh! Ms. Ross most certainly has ‘The X Factor’