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Hong Kong International Film Festival Society announces Keanu Reeves for Jockey Club Cine Academy Master Class On 18 March, 2012
Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) today
announced Keanu Reeves for the Jockey Club Cine Academy (JCCA)'s
annual Master Class on 18 March, 2012 at the Convention and
Exhibition Center, Theater One.
Keanu Reeves, one of
Hollywood's most sought after leading men (The Matrix, The Day The
Earth Stood Still) will be guest of honour at the FilmAid Asia and
Moet & Chandon Power of Film charity gala on 18 March, 2012 and
has graciously agreed to also participate in JCCA . The Master Class
will present Side by Side, a documentary produced by and featuring
Mr. Reeves interviewing filmmakers such as George Lucas, Martin
Scorsese, and James Cameron which explores the development of digital
cinema technology. The screening will be followed by a discussion
with Mr. Reeves.
The Master Class will be moderated by
established filmmaker and art connoisseur Yonfan, who is currently
involved in digital restoration of his own films.
are very honoured by Keanu Reeves' participation in the JCCA Master
Class," said Roger Garcia, Executive Director of HKIFFS, "A
talent of his international stature at the Master Class is a real
encouragement to our young people to develop their interest in film
and film culture. We are also most grateful for the help and
cooperation of FilmAid Asia for their generosity in bringing Mr.
Reeves to Hong Kong and helping to organize his schedule to include
our Master Class. We also thank Yonfan for moderating this Master
Class - we are all looking forward to an amazing session."
Master Class is one of seven programmes in the JCCA offers Hong Kong
youth an unforgettable opportunity of a life-time to interact with
distinguished filmmakers from around the world.
Class with Keanu Reeves
18 March, 2012
Screening 1.30 pm
followed by discussion with Keanu Reeves
Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Center, Theater One
Keanu Reeves is one of
Hollywood's most sought after leading men. In 2012, he will be seen
on the big screen in "47 Ronin," an 18th century story
centered on a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of
their master. Reeves will soon make his directorial debut with the
film, "Man of Tai Chi," which is currently in
pre-production in China.
Recent film credits for Reeves
include: "Henry's Crime," which he both starred and
produced, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" written and
directed by Rebecca Miller in a supporting role opposite Robin Wright
the Fox film "The Day the Earth Stood Still," a remake of
the 1951 classic sci-fi film, starring opposite Jennifer Connelly,
the cop thriller "Street Kings" opposite Forest Whitaker,
"The Lake House," a romantic drama starring opposite Sandra
Bullock and "A Scanner Darkly," a highly stylized blend of
live-action and animation. Reeves also starred in the comic
adaptation "Constantine" opposite Rachel Weisz, the
independent film "Thumbsucker," "Something's Gotta
Give," a romantic comedy in which he starred opposite Jack
Nicholson and Diane Keaton as well as the highly anticipated "The
Matrix Revolutions," the final chapter in the blockbuster "The
Matrix" trilogy and the follow-up to "The Matrix Reloaded."
His long list of credits include "Hardball," "The
Gift" opposite Cate Blanchette for which he received critical
acclaim, "Sweet November", "The Replacements," "A
Walk in the Clouds;" the hit thriller, "Devil's Advocate,"
opposite Al Pacino and Charlize Theron; "Little Buddha,"
"Much Ado about Nothing," opposite Denzel Washington, Emma
Thompson and Michael Keaton. Reeves was also seen in "Bram
Stoker's Dracula," "My Own Private Idaho," "Point
Break;" the very popular "Bill & Ted's Excellent
Adventure" and it's sequel, "Bill & Ted's Bogus
Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various
local theater productions and on television before relocating to Los
Angeles. His first widely acclaimed role was in Tim Hunter's "River's
Edge." He then starred in Marisa Silver's "Permanent
Record," and with Amy Madigan and Fred Ward in "The Prince
of Pennsylvania." Yet another turn came when the actor was cast
as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears' highly praised "Dangerous
Liaisons," alongside Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle
Pfeiffer. He joined other outstanding casts that year in Ron Howard's
comedy, "Parenthood," and Lawrence Kasdan's "I Love
You to Death." Audiences saw Reeves for the first time as the
romantic lead opposite Barbara Hershey in Jon Amiel's "Tune in
Tomorrow," also starring Peter Falk. His additional credits
include Tri-Star's sci-fi thriller, "Johnny Mnemonic;"
Andrew Davis' action film, "Chain Reaction;" and the dark
comedy "Feeling Minnesota," directed by Steve Baigelman for
New Line Cinema.
Originally a well-known
photographer (of celebrity portraits particularly); directed over a
dozen films from the 1980s onwards working with Maggie Cheung among
others, helped start Daniel Wu's film career; an art connoisseur; he
was President of Asian Film Awards Jury in HK 2011, and President of
Jury at Pusan Film Festival 2011. He has been recently restoring his
films digitally with screenings at Hong Kong and Pusan. His restored
version of his film Bugis Street was screened at Berlinale 2012. His
films have shown at Berlinale and in competition at Venice and other
major film festivals.
About the Jockey Club Cine Academy
Established in 2010, Jockey Club Cine Academy (JCCA) is a film
education programme presented by The Hong Kong International Film
Festival Society (HKIFFS) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Charities Trust, with the aim to foster film literacy among Hong Kong
Jockey Club Cine Academy Programmes
The Jockey Club
Cine Academy (JCCA) consists of seven programmes:
Experience the JCCA Master Class featuring world-class filmmakers
and learn from the very best film creators and innovators from around
the world. The JCCA Master Class offers an unforgettable opportunity
of a life-time to interact with distinguished filmmakers from around
Face to Face
With an acclaimed history of
filmmaking in Hong Kong, the JCCA Face to Face features a renowned
filmmaker from Hong Kong sharing his/her insights on film, art and
life, along with a complimentary bi-lingual publication on the
filmmaker for all participants.
the annual Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), Festival
Tours aims to engage participants through active dialogue on
techniques, aesthetics and literacy values, social and historical
relevance of film. Notable film critics, scholars and filmmakers act
as personal tour guides for 20-25 groups of 10-15 participants, with
each group attending 3-5 different HKIFF screenings.
Educators Workshop is Hong Kong's first series of
workshops for educators to learn the basics of film literacy, using
the moving image as an educator's teaching tool. The Workshop will
consist of one course of 12 classes conducted on a bi-weekly basis,
held twice a year for two different groups of educators. Last year
courses are all finished and 2012 Group A is started in January.
Advanced workshops will be introduced in 2012.
The Short Film Competition supports the production
and re-invention of the short film, a form with its own formal,
aesthetic and expressive qualities distinct from those of the feature
Approximately twenty films of different genres (fiction,
documentary, animation, experimental) each not exceeding 15 minutes
in duration will be selected by the HKIFFS, and a jury of three
renowned personalities will select the winners for the Grand Prize
and Jury Prize. This year additional awards for local short films
will be included.
Joint Universities Programme
Universities Programme provides a global stage for students to
showcase their best work at the annual Hong Kong International Film
Festival (HKIFF). The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong
Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong
Design Institute and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University select the
very best student films from the past year for public appreciation.
Youth Volunteer Programme
Young volunteers will have the
opportunity to better understand both the film industry and arts
administration by participating in "behind-the-scenes" of
the annual Hong Kong International Film Festival. Volunteers will be
trained in transferable skills in three key departments: Programming,
Operations and Marketing. Volunteers will be rewarded with a wealth
of film knowledge, unique experiences and a chance to make some great
Jockey Club Cine Academy Partners
Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University
Department of Communication Design and Digital Media, Hong Kong
School of Creative Media, City University of
School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic
School of Film and Television, The Hong Kong Academy
for Performing Arts
Hong Kong Film
Hong Kong Film Critics Society
Agency for Volunteer Service
Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service Centre
Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong
Hong Kong Children &
Hong Kong Playground Association - Jockey Club
North Point Integrated Service Centre For Children & Youth
Hong Kong Sheng Kui Hui Welfare Council
Senior Members Service
The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council
Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service-Homantin
Integrated Centre for Youth Development
About Hong Kong
International Film Festival Society
The Hong Kong International
Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) is a charitable, non-profit and
non-governmental organization dedicated to the discovery and
promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film.
its year-round programmes, the mission of the Society is to
strengthen global appreciation of Chinese film culture and to promote
inspiring films from around the world, enriching the cultural life of
Committed to the development of a vibrant film culture
in Hong Kong and Asia, the Society presents three annual flagship
events in March and April: The Hong Kong International Film Festival
(HKIFF), the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Asian
Film Awards (AFA).
Passionately believing in the power of films
to unite cultures and generations, the
HKIFFS is devoted to
giving thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to
the world's most inspiring films all year round.
About The Hong
Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club has
become one of Hong Kong's
best known and respected organisations,
providing the public with world-class sporting entertainment as well
as being the city's major non-Government community benefactor, now
donating more than HK$1 billion a year to charitable and community
projects. It has been part of Hong Kong through good times and bad,
sharing the city's growth and development with its people, and is
dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for future generations.
奇洛李維斯是荷里活最炙手可熱的國際影星之一(《廿二世紀殺人網絡》及《地球停轉日》)，為表揚其對電影業的貢獻，Moët & Chandon 及 FilmAid Asia 將邀請奇洛李維斯出席於 2012 年 3 月 18 日舉行的 Moët & Chandon and FilmAid Power of Film慈善晚宴。「賽馬會電影學堂」很榮幸得到奇洛李維斯首肯，擔任同日假香港會議展覽中心 1 號演講廳舉行的國際大師班嘉賓。屆時將放映由他親自監製和主持的紀錄片《追踪電影未來》(Side by Side)。該片採訪了多位鼎鼎大名的電影人，包括：佐治魯卡斯(George Lucas)、 馬田史高西斯(Martin Scorsese)和占士金馬倫(JamesCameron) 等，透過他們的分享與發言，探索數碼電影技術的發展及利弊。奇洛李維斯將出席映後座談會，與觀眾暢談電影心得。
「賽馬會電影學堂」國際大師班將由名導演兼藝術鑑賞家楊凡主持，楊凡導演近年積極從事數碼修復自己歷年作品的工作。香港國際電影節協會總監高思雅表示：「我們非常榮幸邀得奇洛李維斯參與『賽馬會電影學堂』國際大師班活動，能夠得到國際級巨星支持，絕對有助年輕人提升他們對電影文化的興趣。我們亦衷心感謝 FilmAid Asia 的合作和支持，不但令奇洛李維斯成此香港之行，更使他能抽空參與大師班活動。同時，我們亦感謝楊凡導演主持今年的國際大師班，相信大家都會引頸以待。」
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