Monday, January 23, 2017

New Year Treat For SRK Fans! Shares Two New Posters Of 'Raees'

Our calendar has changed and we have finally stepped in an all New Year of 2017. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan gave a pleasant surprise to his fans by sharing two new posters of his upcoming bollywood movie 'Raees.'

He tweeted the posters on his Twitter handle and captioned the first one as, "Tu shama hai toh yaad rakhna... Main bhi hoon parwana..." and the second as, "O #Zaalima..."

The first poster shows a bruised Shah Rukh along with his lady love Mahira Khan engaged in some intense romance. The line on the poster reads, "Tu Shama Hai, Toh Yaad Rakhna.. Main Bhi Hoon Parwana." The second poster shows Shah Rukh Khan in his grumpy avatar completely showcasing his gangster looks.

There are just few days remaining for the film to hit the theatres and it will be a clash of the titans with Hrithik Roshan's 'Kaabil' releasing on the same day. Meanwhile the songs of both the films are setting up an benchmark as both the films have an remade version of two hit songs of Bollywood from the golden era.

Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the film releases on January 25, 2017.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

New Jersey’s First Recovery Film Festival Coming In June 2017

  • “Recovery through Expression”
    New Jersey’s First Recovery Film Festival Coming In June 2017.
     Substance Abuse Prevention Non-Profit Prevention Links
    Partners With Media Production Company Capacity Images.

    Prevention Links and Capacity Images are very excited to present the New Jersey Recovery Film Festival. The festival will be held on June 4, 2016 at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. They will be showcasing films that tell stories, and share experiences in addiction, strength discovered on the journey and the hope found in recovery.

    “Prevention Links decided to sponsor New Jersey’s first Recovery Film Festival because we’re dedicated to promoting recovery. We’d like to change the language and the narrative around addiction and demonstrate to people that recovery is possible and it should be celebrated.” Pamela Capaci, CEO of Prevention Links said. The event will be benefitting NJ’s first public recovery high school, the Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength, Hope Recovery High School.  The facility opened in November of 2014 and was named after the state senator who spearheaded the project. “These children need peer support, not peer pressure.” Lesniak said. Within six months, attendees of typical treatment such as 30-day rehabs and outpatient programs, have a relapse rate of 70 percent, while students who attend recovery schools have a relapse rate of 30 percent.

    Pam continued to say, “We really believe that prevention and the arts go hand-in-hand so we thought it was a great, innovative way to bring a lot of attention to our cause and to hopefully raise money to support our school, as well as supporting the arts in general. “

    Prevention Links is partnering with Jersey City based media production company Capacity Images for the event. “It’s an honor to be a part of something so forward-thinking in the field of recovery. The addiction epidemic is completely out of hand and I think that providing, not only awareness, but also a platform for people who want to express themselves is extremely valuable.” Chris Capaci, the owner of Capacity Images said.

    “As much as we want to think kids aren’t affected by addiction, they absolutely are. So it is important to include the widest range of ages possible.” Prevention Links has also held an annual PSA contest, where area high school students make a 30-second commercial demonstrating the dangers of underage drinking (how many years). The 2017 PSA finalists as well as the 2016 winners will be screened at the film festival.  Chris also added, “I feel it is important to give the younger generation a voice at our film festival.”

    Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, United States Surgeon General states “We have to stop treating addiction as a moral failing, and start seeing it for what it is: a chronic disease that must be treated with urgency and compassion.”  

    To submit a film or get involved with the film festival, please visit

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Wishing you a very Happy New Year from all of us here at the Daily Film Forum.

Monday, December 26, 2016

New film "Les Feux Rouges" by Michael Cong, starring Aline Mayne, William Jousset and Elsa Quéron

Michael Cong, Chinese director and screenwriter based in New York City, releases his new movie "Les Feux Rouges", starring William Jousset, Aline Mayne and Elsa Quéron. The story: Isabelle (Aline Mayne) and Elodie (Elsa Quéron) are two friends from Lyons, France, who just moved to New York City. While enjoying an evening on the town, they meet a handsome man who invites them to his place.

Actress Aline Mayne, who recently had successes as a singer-songwriter with her music hit "SuperFreak", gave us an interview.

Hi Aline! How did you get involved in this project?

Michael was looking for native French speakers for his new movie, and I found his casting notice on Unlike the title suggests, the script is mostly in English, except for a few phrases in French between Elsa's character and me at the end of the film. After reading the script, I loved it as it describes powerful women and has various interesting plot twists. Michael and I met for a reading, and as he was still looking for a second French actress, I called my friend Elsa, whom I know from singing opera, to join me as a partner in crime. The shooting was fun and I really love the final result!

What made you start acting?

As an artist, I was at first focused on music and painting. At some point, I was really into Tolkien's universe (I had long hair, was always barefoot, wearing long dresses and wandering in the forest). One day, I saw the movie adaptation of the books "The Lord of the Rings" and when I saw Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, I pointed at the screen and said to myself: "I can do this!" So I started taking formal acting classes in my hometown in Belgium, where I studied classical French authors like Molière and Corneille, as well as more contemporary authors. It was focused on theatre acting, so I got to perform in several French plays. After graduating and moving to New York City, I started to focus on acting for screen.

What are your upcoming projects?

I just shot a film called "The Butterfly Flutters Its Wings" with Vietnamese director Linh Dan Nguyen Phan. It talks about loneliness and about how things that seem insignificant at first can have big repercussions in the end. I also shot an action movie called "The Conduits", by Singaporean director Joshua Tong, where I'm a villain pursuing the heroes to get a magical object that they have and I don't hesitate to kill anyone who's in my way. And I recently had an appearance in the season 3 of the TV show "Gotham", in the episode "Ghosts", as another villain.

You seem to be cast a lot as femmes fatales or villains …

Yes, I think it's due to my height and physicality. I'm 5'11 and athletic. I enjoy physical activities, did a lot of sports growing up and now train with stunt people. So I guess I appear statuesque. And my French accent probably adds to the Femme fatale personae, as it seems like Americans find that accent sexy, lol. One day I want to be the Super hero for a change though, not always a villain! But I can also be very funny, sweet and child-like ... (She laughs.)

You produced your own music videos, including the amazing "SuperFreak", which won an award in a German festival. Have you ever thought about starting directing, maybe do your own movies?

Yes, that's definitely something I want to do!

Anything coming up as a singer?

Yes, I will perform the role of the Queen of the night in the opera "The Magic Flute" by Mozart, this January in New York City. It's a great role and her second aria is one of the most famous opera arias, so I feel pretty honored to have been chosen for it. The Queen of the night seems to be another villain role, but she's actually more of a victim. She's just a mom who's desperately searching for her missing daughter and seeks revenge. It will be pretty exciting to sing live with an orchestra again! And without a microphone, as it is what we do in opera! No cheating! (She laughs.)

You'll never stop surprising us with your creativity and versatility! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!

Thank you so much for having me!

Watch "Les Feux Rouges":

Sunday, December 25, 2016