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Sasha Grey’s The Girlfriend Experience @ VMAN

The subject of late David Foster Wallace’s Adult Video News awards essay – porn-star Sasha Grey – makes her crossover debut in Director Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience – a low-budget high-definition feature film. Sasha Grey’s Chelsea explores growing up and out of life as a high-priced Manhattanite call-girl in The Girlfriend Experience.


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Sasha Grey opens up about her porn catalog and feature film, and graces the pages of VMAN Winter 2009 Issue #14. You can see more on Grey and others @ VMan.com.


Francesco Carrozzini

And you can check out artworks of Leonardo DiCaprio, Chace Crawford, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson by artist Richard Phillips @ VMan.com.

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Sasha Grey @ The Girlfriend Experience – Trailer

Director Steven Soderberg emerges with his second lo-fi HDNet film – The Girlfriend Experience – set to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival [April 22 – May 3] and arrives in theaters on Friday, May 22. The Girlfriend Experience stars Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Glenn Kenny, Timothy Davis, David Levien, Mark Jacobson, Brian Koppelman and David Levien.

In the weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election, Sasha Grey’s Chelsea an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl offers more than sex to her clients: companionship and conversation [the girlfriend experience]. Chelsea thinks she has her life totally under control and feels her future is secure because she runs her own business her own way, makes $2k/hour and has a devoted boyfriend who accepts her lifestyle. But when you’re in the business of meeting people, you never know who you’re going to meet.
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Steven Soderbergh’s Che Photocall

Benicio del Toro promotes director Steven Soderbergh’s Che: The Argentine and Guerrilla at ME Hotel photocall in Madrid, Spain. The Argentine and Guerrilla are two-part, biography films about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and based on Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life novel.


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Synopsis of The Argentine: Che Guevara and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the US-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Synopsis of Guerilla: Biographical film on the latter years of Che Guevara, a controversial South American revolutionary who was murdered by the Bolivian army in 1967.

61st Cannes Film Festival – Palme d’Or Award Winners

French director Laurent Cantet’s Entre les Murs (The Class) won the Palme d’Or award at the 61st Cannes Film Festival.


Reuters / Jean-Paul Pelissier

Benicio Del Toro receive the best actor award for his portrayal of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in Steven Soderbergh’s Che: The Argentine & Guerrilla, and Sandra Corveloni won the best actress for her work as an overworked mother in Brazilian film – Linha de Passe (Line of Passage) – set in Sao Paulo.


Reuters / Jean-Paul Pelissier

Turkey’s filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Best Director award for his film – Three Monkeys, a dark tale of family secrets.

Steven Soderbergh’s Che: The Argentine & Guerrilla @ Cannes Film Festival

Steven Soderbergh’s Che: The Argentine and Guerrilla premiere at the 61st edition of Cannes Film Festival. The Argentine and Guerrilla are two-part, biography films about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and based on Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life novel.

Synopsis of The Argentine: Che Guevara and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the US-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Synopsis of Guerilla: Biographical film on the latter years of Che Guevara, a controversial South American revolutionary who was murdered by the Bolivian army in 1967.


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The video of Che: The Argentine and Guerrilla cast discussing their film at Cannes Film Festival –

Angelina Jolie’s Changeling @ 61st Festival de Cannes

Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, a mystery set in 1920s Los Angeles and starring Angelina Jolie as the mother of a kidnapped child, and Steven Soderbergh’s Che, about Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Guevara, will headline 61st edition of Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 14 (Wednesday) to 25 (Sunday).

The festival haven’t announced the names of the opening and closing films. The Dardenne Brothers, Arnaud Desplechin, Atom Egoyan, Lucrecia Martel, Walter Salles and Wim Wenders’ films are among the nineteen feature jocking for the Palme d’Or award.

In Competition: “24 City,” directed by Jia Zhangke “Adoration,” directed by Atom Egoyan “Changeling,” directed by Clint Eastwood “Che,” directed by Steven Soderbergh “Un Conte de noel,” directed by Arnaud Desplechin “Delta,” directed by Kornel Mundruczo “Il Divo,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino “Gomorra,” directed by Matteo Garrone “La Frontiere de l’aube,” directed by Philippe Garrel “Le Silence de Lorna,” directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne “Leonera,” directed by Pablo Trapero “Linha de Passe,” directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas “La mujer sin cabeza,” directed by Lucrecia Martel “My Magic,” directed by Eric Khoo “The Palermo Shooting,” directed by Wim Wenders “Serbis,” directed by Brillante Mendoza “Synecdoche, New York,” directed by Charlie Kaufman “Uc Maymun,” directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan “Waltz With Bashir,” directed by Ari Folman

Out Of Competition: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” directed by Steven Spielberg “Kung Fu Panda,” directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson “The Good, the Bad, the Weird,” directed by Kim Jee-woon “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” directed by Woody Allen

Un Certain Regard: “A Festa da Menina Morta,” directed by Matheus Nachtergaele “Afterschool,” directed by Antonio Campos “De Ofrivilliga,” directed by Ruben Ostlund “Je Veux Voir,” directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige “Johnny Mad Dog,” directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire “O’ Horten,” directed by Bent Hamer “La Vie Moderne” (Profils Paysans), directed by Raymond Depardon “Los Bastardos,” directed by Amat Escalante “Milh Hadha Al-Bahr,” directed by Annemarie Jacir “Tokyo!,” directed by Bong Joon Ho, Leos Carax, and Michel Gondry “Tokyo Sonata,” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa “Soi Cowboy,” directed by Thomas Clay “Ting Che,” directed by Chung Mong-Hong “Tulpan,” directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy “Tyson,” directed by James Toback “Versailles,” directed by Pierre Schoeller “Wolke 9,” directed by Andreas Dresen “Wendy and Lucy,” directed by Kelly Reichardt “Yi Ban Haishui, Yu Ban Huoyan,” directed by Liu Fendou

Midnight Screenings: “The Chaser,” directed by Na Hong-Jin “Maradona,” directed by Emir Kusturica “Surveillance,” directed by Jennifer Lynch

Special Screenings: “Ashes of Time Redux,” directed by Wong Kar Wai “C’Est Dur D’Etre Aime Par Des Cons,” directed by Daniel Leconte “Chelsea Hotel,” directed by Abel Ferrara “Of Time and City,” directed by Terence Davies “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” directed by Marina Zenovich “Sanguepazzo,” directed by Marco Tullio Giordana

Screening Of The President Of The Jury: “The Third Wave,” directed by Alison Thompson