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SEINABO SEY: “I OWE YOU NOTHING”

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Seinabo Sey has announced her new single, I Owe You Nothing and accompanying B-side, Remember ft. Jacob Banks. Released today by Virgin Records, both are now available to download and stream on all platforms. This announcement marks Seinabo’s first new music in over two years ߝ since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Pretend in 2015. The video for I Owe You Nothing premieres today via The FADER.She has once again teamed up with close friend and producer MagnusTheMagnus (aka Magnus Lideh) and previous collaborators Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir as well as her friend Isak Alverus. The result is a defiant and rousing brand of soulful, relentlessly catchy multi-genre pop.

The new music sees Seinabo crafting songs revolving around the issues she has been vocal about on social media and in her enchanting live performances: womanhood and feminism, identity, body positivity and an adherence to loving yourself.

Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia (her father’s home country) to film music videos and shoot a plethora of new images that encompass her new direction. In the I Owe You Nothing video, she blends the rich, bright colors of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout. She explains, I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that.

Seinabo rose to critical acclaim in 2015 following the release of two EPs and her debut album Pretend, which TIME magazine called; One of the Year’s Best Debut Albums and SPIN named one of the Best Albums of 2015. Certified Gold in Sweden, Pretend earned her a 2015 Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer and Best Pop award the following year.

The boundary-blurring artist has topped the HypeMachine chart five times and racked up more than 400 million global Spotify streams to date, including at least 250 million for the albumߣs lead single, Younger. Kygo’s remix of Younger climbed to No. 1 on Billboardߣs Hot Dance Club Play chart. Seinabo spent three years touring the globe in support of the album, stunning audiences with her expressive, soulful voice. She has played festivals such as Way Out West, Glastonbury and Roskilde. Her television performances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Later with Jools Holland.

Seinabo will be releasing more music this year and will perform at Stockholm’s 12,000-capacity Globe Arena on Friday, October 5. 

BETH DITTO ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR

Tickets Go On Sale This Friday, December 15 

North American Run Kicks Off March 7 In Little Rock, AR And Includes March 14 Show At NYC’s Brooklyn Steel And March 23 Concert at The Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles

 Beth Ditto – hailed by NPR as the “force-of-nature performer best known for fronting the pop-punk group Gossip” – will kick off her first tour of 2018 in her home state of Arkansas, performing at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock on March 7. The North American run includes shows at New York’s Brooklyn Steel (March 14), The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA (March 23) and Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (March 27). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 15, at 10:00 AM local time. See below for itinerary or visit www.bethditto.com.

 

 

In a four-star live review The Guardian said, ”

Ditto has said this is her southern record, and opener Oh My God kicks in with a funk-rock beat as she channels the mid-80s power vocals of Bonnie Tyler, complete with a front-of-stage electric fan to give her the perfect windswept look. On In and Out and Fake Sugar, she closes her eyes and draws out the tender trill in her voice, giving her the air of a heartbroken Nashville queen. And like Dolly Parton, Ditto alternates between infectiously warm, wisecracking comic and soul-baring torch singer.”  

 

            She was recently interviewed by Debbie Harry for Elle UK’s “Wonder Women” issue, which features Ditto on the cover. Check out their lively conversation, which touches on touring, punk and politics, HERE.

 

The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugarin its round-up of “The Best Music of 2017” and observed, “Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity…Beth Ditto delivers.” The New York Times praised Ditto as a”powerhouse singer” and noted that the songs from her 2017 solo debut album, Fake Sugar (Virgin Records), “have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger.” Paper christened Ditto “rock’s homecoming queen” while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its “Picks,” observing, “Whether it’s a glittering stomper (‘Oo La La’) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout…”New York Magazine said, “Ditto feels like the kind of rock star born to dominate this political era and on tracks like ‘Fire,’ she makes it clear that she is not here to mess around.”

 

The official video for “Fire,” which has nearly two million views, can be seen HERE. Other clips include “We Could Run” and the animated lyric video for “In And Out.”

 

In addition to releasing six acclaimed albums with the Gossip, Ditto has recorded with such artists as Blondie and disco legend Cerrone, collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on her eponymous plus-sized luxury clothing line, modeled for Marc Jacobs and appeared in the Oscar-nominated Nocturnal Animals and the forthcoming Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.

 

Beth Ditto – 2018 North American Tour Dates

 

3/7 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room

3/8 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

3/10 – Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club

3/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

3/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

3/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

3/16 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre

3/17 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

3/19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

3/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

3/24 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

3/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

3/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

3/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial

3/29 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

 

KAILEE MORGUE PREMIERES NEW TRACK & LYRIC VIDEO FOR “DISCOVERY”

“DISCOVERY” SELECTED BY ZANE LOWE AS A “WORLD FIRST” RECORD ON APPLE MUSIC’S BEATS 1

Today, Kailee Morgue uncovers her new single “Discovery, which was selected by Zane Lowe and played as a “World First” record on Apple Music Beats 1. Check out “Discovery” Here!
“Discovery” hints at the scope of Morgue’s vast creativity and musical sorcery. Over delicately chilling production, she delivers breathy verses and a lovelorn refrain that immediately captivates. In addition, to celebrate the release of “Discovery” Morgue has created an intricate lyric video for the track. See the full lyric video Here!
On the track Morgue stated: “Writing ‘Discovery’ definitely brought out a vulnerable side of myself. The song really emphasizes a feeling of abandonment and loneliness but in a hopeful way. It’s a mixture of this happy and sad feeling that I hope my fans can relate to as all emotions can be complicated.”
“Discovery” arrives hot on the heels of the viral hit “Medusa,” which quietly transformed the artist into a palpable phenomenon. Upon release, it launched to #2 on Hype Machine, was premiered by Fader and received “Best Track of the Week” by The New York Times, Line of Best Fit, MTV, Coup de Main and reached #2 on the Canadian viral chart on Spotify. 
The 19-year-old songstress first teased out the track in 2016 with a brief Twitter video, and it ignited a viral reaction spawning 100,000 “likes” overnight. Over an airy minimalistic soundscape, Morgue exorcises a, hypnotic, and heartfelt melody with haunting and powerful lyrics.
“Medusa,” which originally premiered on Fader, was produced by CJ Baran [Melanie Martinez, Panic! At the Disco, Carly Rae Jepsen] is the first official release by Morgue but be on the lookout for more news soon. In addition, she recently posted a cover of label mate Post Malone’s smash hit “rockstar” ft. 21 Savage. The track is a follow up to a previous cover she posted of “Feeling Whitney” back in January. Check out the “rockstar” cover here!
Tattooed, green haired, and anime-obsessed 19-year-old Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based gothic pop siren Kailee Morgue casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described “introvert” and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani as well as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly penning music, and eventually started posting tracks on Soundcloud. Between a gig at Jack in the Box, an 18-year-old Kailee found the beat for “Medusa” on YouTube back in 2016 and cooked up the single. As “Medusa” became an underground phenomenon, she inked a deal with Republic Records in the summer of 2017.

 

“The 19-year-old singer has a hit on her hands…spine-tingling” – Fader

 

“…sounds like bliss”- New York Times

 

“Medsua’ is clean pop with a dark edge, a catchy song”- Pigeons & Planes
“A gorgeous pop song with dark undertones… fans of Billie Eilish or Purity Ring should appreciate…’Medusa’ doesn’t disappoint.” – Pigeons & Planes  

 

“Best new music!”- Line of Best Fit

 

“a modern-sounding, chill bit of indie and electronic-pop…it does set the groundwork for a prosperous career.” – Hilly Dilly

 

“Meet your new favorite up-and-coming pop star!” – MTV

Lauded chef Jordi Roca of celebrated El Celler de Can Roca travels to Denver for pop-up dinners

One of world’s best restaurants, chefs comes to Colorado – Roca served a multi-course meal to BBVA Compass clients and community leaders at HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek, for two nights. – He also participated in a class lecture at the Metropolitan State University of Denver for culinary students. – Jordi makes one third of the “holy trinity” of the culinary world alongside his brothers Joan and Josep Roca. – The Roca brothers own El Celler de Can Roca, which is consistently in the top five restaurants on Restaurant magazine’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. PR Newswire DENVER, Nov. 6, 2017 DENVER, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — One of the top chefs in the world visited Denver last week, delighting guests with whimsically designed dishes, unique wine pairings and an atmosphere usually found in a small part of Spain. Jordi Roca, co-owner of the renowned Girona, Spain-based El Celler de Can Roca – alongside his brothers, Head Chef Joan and Sommelier Josep – came to Colorado and created a multi-course meal for two dinners on Nov. 1 and 2. The event was part of a BBVA-sponsored visit to the Mile High City to give bank clients a unique experience. “This restaurant is always booked months ahead, and people from all over the world are on wait lists for a long time,” said BBVA Compass Colorado CEO Andy Wykstra. “BBVA Compass strives to give its clients, communities and local small businesses a chance to experience something different and get insight from top minds. It’s part of our mission to create opportunities in multiple ways by leveraging partnerships we have as a local bank dedicated to its areas and as a financial institution with global resources.” An ode to Denver The Roca brothers have been BBVA brand ambassadors for the past four years, and during that time have traveled across the globe with the bank to bring clients the atmosphere and innovation that has made their restaurant a culinary gold standard. Known as the “holy trinity” of the culinary world, the brothers have seen their restaurant make it to the top of Restaurant magazine’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013 and 2015, while making the top 3 for the past five years overall. The restaurant has also obtained three Michelin Stars, an extremely rare and prestigious achievement for restaurants the world over. While Jordi traveled to Denver without his brothers, he brought with him 15 staff members from the restaurant to create a similar experience for bank clients, prospects and community leaders at HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek. The venue’s modern luxury ambiance served as the backdrop for both dinners and preceding cocktail hours, where appetizers were passed around at the rooftop bar with a 360 view of the Colorado mountains on the first night. The meal consisted of one of the Roca brothers’ most famous dishes, Dig Into the World, where five bites each consisted of flavors inspired by different countries visited on the BBVA Roca Tour in previous years. Also included were suckling pig, prepared by a sous vide technique, vegetable consommé, and a dessert called Lemon Cloud that mimics the scent of perfume. A dessert in the shape of a football was also included at the end of the meal – a nod to the local professional football team. 12 culinary students from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association apprenticeship program were given the opportunity to help prepare the dinner, working with Roca’s restaurant staff on both nights. Students were chosen by MSU-Denver staff after students gave classroom presentations during the weeks leading up to the event. Advice and opportunity for the next culinary generation While in the area, Roca also participated in a class lecture at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he answered questions around technique, his inspiration and his thoughts on the Denver area. He also gave a presentation that touched on his family’s background in the culinary world and inspirations for some of his most famous desserts. On the last night of the dinner, Roca also chose two students who helped with the dinners for a scholarship to include a four month internship at El Celler de Can Roca in 2018. The two winners were Brandon Hart from ACF Colorado Chefs Association and Eosther Fajardo-Anstine from MSU-Denver. The opportunity is the fourth such year where students will work at El Celler de Can Roca in apprentice roles. Similar internships were given to culinary students in San Francisco and Phoenix during the 2016 BBVA Roca Tour. Denver is the only U.S. visit for Jordi Roca in 2017, while other stops with BBVA in previous years have included: Dallas Houston Birmingham, Ala. Miami Phoenix San Francisco To learn more about BBVA Compass, visit: www.bbvacompass.com For more news visit: www.bbva.com and newsroom.bbvacompass.com About BBVA Group BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey’s biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. More information about BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com. About BBVA Compass BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 651 branches, including 337 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 5th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2016. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com. 

JOHN MELLENCAMP RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME IN 2018

Critically Acclaimed Album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Out Now
November 6, 2017 NEW YORK, NY – Penning some of the most recognizable, influential, and enduring anthems in the American Songbook, John Mellencamp has just received a 2018 nomination for the Songwriters Hall of Fame® in the “performing songwriters” category.
Eligible members may vote for three “non-performing songwriters” and three “performing songwriters” from now through December 17, 2017. Upon tally of the votes, six songwriters will be inducted during the New York City Gala on June 18, 2018. 

 

This adds to an impressive history of accolades and honors for Mellencamp. His signature plain spoken writing style and unmistakable delivery launched countless classics singles into the Top 10 such as Pink Houses, Jack and Diane, and Small Town.
To date, he has landed a total of 22 Top 40 hits in addition to earning the record for the “most #1 tracks by a solo artist on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart. Among 13 GRAMMY® nominations, he garnered the award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” in 1982. He would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® during 2008. Notably, he co-founded Farm Aid in 1985, and it went on to raise over $50 million to support family farms nationwide by 2017. One of the most successful live concert performers in the world, John is also a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.  
Earlier this year, his critically acclaimed 23rd full-length album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter—the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash—bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top American Albums Chart, #3 on the Top Rock Albums Chart (his best entry in a decade), and #5 on the Top Albums Chart. In addition, it became his fifth consecutive Top 20 album. 

 

Get Sad Clowns & Hillbillies HERE.
TRACK LISTING:
1. MOBILE BLUE

2. BATTLE OF ANGELS

3. GRANDVIEW
 Featuring Martina McBride

4. INDIGO SUNSET

5. WHAT KIND OF MAN AM I

6. ALL NIGHT TALK RADIO 

7. SUGAR HILL MOUNTAIN

8. YOU ARE BLIND

9. DAMASCUS ROAD

10. EARLY BIRD CAFÉ

11. SAD CLOWNS

12. MY SOUL’S GOT WINGS

13. EASY TARGET

BRAVO MEDIA SERVES UP A DOUBLE SHOT OF DRAMA

WITH BACK-TO-BACK PREMIERES OF
“VANDERPUMP RULES” AND THE NEW DOCUSERIES “RELATIONSHEP”
ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 9PM & 10PM ET/PT

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane When

“Vanderpump Rules How They Got Here” Airs November 27th at 10pm ET/PT

Bravo Media serves up a double with a twist in the season six premiere of “Vanderpump Rules,” immediately followed by the series premiere of the new docuseries “RelationShep,” on Monday, December 4 at 9pm & 10pm ET/PT respectively. 

 

This season on “Vanderpump Rules,” Lisa forges ahead with her plan to add another restaurant to her growing empire but when her new partners, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, show their inexperience, the veteran restaurateur butts heads with them every step of the way. Newly single and nearly divorced, Scheana finds herself at the center of the SUR gossip when rumors about her new relationship begin to swirl. Ariana and Tom face one of the biggest fights of their relationship, as Tom’s loyal dedication to his friends makes Ariana feel like an afterthought. When Lala convinces Lisa to give her one last chance at SUR, the former outcast finds herself in an unlikely new role of peacekeeper, which complicates her friendship with James as he deals with a shocking rumor about his sex-life. Stassi tries to salvage her four-year relationship with Patrick, while Kristen devotes her energy to breaking up Jax and Brittany rather than focusing on her own relationship. Meanwhile, Jax finds himself faced with a shocking accusation that could risk losing the best relationship he’s ever had. Brittany wonders whether or not to stand by her man and the SUR gang is torn down the middle as they must decide where their loyalties lie. For a sneak peek, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/vanderpump-rules/season-6/videos/your-first-look-at-vanderpump-rules-season-6.

 

In addition, on Monday, November 27 at 10pm ET/PT don’t miss the opportunity to reminisce on seasons past with “Vanderpump Rules How They Got Here” a half-hour featuring the most memorable moments from five seasons of drama, hijinks and friendships, go back to where it all began to relive the memories that had everyone speechless.

 

In the new series “RelationShep,” Shep Rose has reached that sobering moment in every man’s life where his own biological clock starts ticking. At 37, he is cutting it close with his goal of being married with two kids by 40. However, he has yet to find a worthy companion that checks all of his boxes. His search for the worldly, intellectual, outdoorsy, can-throw-a-beer-back, artistic, free-spirited, lingerie model-with-an astrophysicist-brain type of woman has come up empty in the bars of Charleston. Determined to meet his match, Shep is taking his search on the road and going on blind dates set up by his friends. He will scour the country stopping in Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin and New York City to meet eligible women and, hopefully, fall in love. A few lucky ladies will travel back to Charleston to meet his “Southern Charm” family to see who can handle his unconventional life and keep him in a committed relation-Shep. For a sneak peek, head to: http://www.bravotv.com/relationshep/season-1/videos/this-season-on-relationshep.

 
“Vanderpump Rules” is produced by Evolution Media with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Bill Langworthy, Lisa Vanderpump, and Ken Todd serving as Executive Producers. Robert Carroll, Joe Kingsley, Audrey Olsen and Jeremiah Smith serve as Co-Executive Producers.

 
“RelationShep” is produced by Haymaker Productions with Aaron Rothman, Irad Eyal, Peter Scalettar, serving as Executive Producers. Sarah Steinfeld and Pamela Gimenez serve as Co-Executive Producers.

 

“Vanderpump Rules” Season 5 was the most watched season of the series ever with 2.4 million total viewers, up +3% from season 4.

The Death of Stalin UK premiere in London

The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci. On the night of March the 2nd 1953, a man is dying. A terrible stroke is wracking his entire body. He is drooling. He is pissing himself. He is about to kick the bucket and if you play your cards right, his job is yours for the taking. The man is Joseph Stalin – dictator, tyrant, butcher, as well as Secretary General of the USSR. The Death of Stalin is a satire about the days before the funerals of the Nation’s Father. Days that shine a sardonic light on all the madness, depravity and inhumanity of totalitarianism. Days that will see the men surrounding him fight to inherit his supreme power. And it’s all based on true events.   

A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad, Main Journey and Gaumont production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky and Kevin Loader.

Watch our interview with director Armando Ianucci, co-writer David Schneider, Michael Palin, Paul Whitehouse, producers Kevin Loader, Laurent Zeitoun and Yann Zenou, Adrian Mcloughlin, Daniel Tuite and Paul Chahidi

WATCH TRAILER HERE

Credit: Ana de Cozar

61st BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 AWARD WINNERS

LOVELESS (Best Film), THE WOUND (Best First Feature), KINGDOM OF US (Best Documentary) and THE RABBIT HUNT (Best Short Film) receive the Star of London

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Award-winners at its high profile Awards dinner, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Hosted by James Nesbitt and with an address from BFI Chair Josh Berger, guests included Andrea Arnold, Hayley Atwell, Eric Bana, Jessie Buckley, Lily Cole, Jason Isaacs, Adrian Lester, Helen McCrory, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor Joy and this year’s BFI Fellowship recipient, Paul Greengrass.

OFFICIAL COMPETITION WINNER – Best Film: LOVELESS, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia, France, Germany, Belgium)

Recognising inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking, the winner of the Best Film Award, went to Andrey Zvyagintsev’s LOVELESS, a powerful and eloquent film about a divorcing Russian couple whose son disappears. The award was announced by President of the Official Competition jury, previous Sutherland alumnus and Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning director Andrea Arnold:

The jury commented:

 “We felt that Loveless was a very poetic and beautiful film. Dark and told with a fierce passion. Although the film concentrated on the intimate story of one family in Russia, it felt like a universal tragedy; one that we recognized as one of the world¹s great sadnesses. The film-maker elevated the personal to a social and political statement. A critique of our current psychological and political moment. Some of us felt the film a cautionary tale. An angry warning. And some of us saw it as a rallying call for the opposite of what the film is called.  

We also commend Wajib. We found this to be a very honest, tender and beautifully acted story about a father and son delivering wedding invitations to their relatives. Sometimes funny and often sad we loved the glimpse into the lives of ordinary Christian Arabs in Nazareth. And through the intimacy between father and son, the film explored the clash of old and new in a fast changing world. A call for patience, respect and understanding”. 
Arnold’s fellow jurors were the BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Babak Anvari; the actor Eric Bana whose latest film THE FORGIVEN premiered at this year’s LFF; Ashley Clark, senior programmer of cinema at BAM Brooklyn; actor and social entrepreneur Lily Cole; previous LFF Best Film winner, the writer and director Alexei Popogrebsky and the BAFTA and Academy Award®-nominated producer Emma Thomas.

This is the second time that Andrey Zvyagintsev has won the Best Film at BFI London Film Festival having previously received the award for LEVIATHAN in 2014 which subsequently went on to win the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film and was nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA in the same category.

FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION WINNER – The Sutherland Award: John Trengove for THE WOUND (South Africa)

The long-standing Sutherland Award is named after the first Chairman of the British Film Institute, George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 5th Duke of Sutherland. The Sutherland Award is presented to the director of the most original and imaginative first feature in the Festival, and this year’s winner is John Trengove for THE WOUND, a powerful exploration of masculinity and unspoken queer desire set in the remote mountains of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The winner was announced by the jury president, composer and producer, Melissa Parmenter.

About THE WOUND, the jury said:

“Among a strong field of debut features, we found ourselves enamoured by the urgency, vitality and originality of The Wound. Director John Trengove and his terrific cast have created a dynamic and inimitable coming-of-age story that takes a heart-breaking look at masculinity and sexuality. 

We would also like to give a special mention to the dreamlike Summer 1993, a beautiful and personal film, impressively and sensitively crafted. Its director and screenwriter Carla Simón is an exciting emerging filmmaker to watch”.

Parmenter’s fellow jurors were freelance film writer and editor Kaleem Aftab; the multi-award-winning actors Jason Isaacs and Helen McCrory and the filmmaker and Turner Prize-nominated artist Isaac Julien CBE.

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION WINNER – The Grierson Award: KINGDOM OF US , directed by Lucy Cohen (United Kingdom)

The Grierson Award for the Best Documentary recognises outstanding feature-length documentaries of integrity, originality, technical excellence or cultural significance. Lucy Cohen’s documentary feature debut is a luminous exploration of grief, identity, family bonds and emotional recovery.. The award was presented by the jury President, the BAFTA & Academy Award®-winning documentary producer, John Battsek.

On behalf of the jury, John Battsek said:

“In a strong and diverse documentary selection, Lucy Cohen’s impressive debut Kingdom of Us equally fascinated and moved us all. It captures an extraordinary level of family intimacy in its delicate exploration of grief and memory.  

We would like to specially commend the poignant yet beautiful Makala, which examines third world poverty in simple and unflinching way, and also the thoroughly enjoyable, charming, inventive hybrid Before Summer Ends – this French road trip with three expat Iranians really touched and delighted the jury”. 

Joining Battsek on the jury this year were BAFTA and GRIERSON-winning editor and producer Paul Dosaj; creative director of UK Factual at Raw TV Liesel Evans; multi-award-winning directors Edward Lovelace and James Hall and the highly-accoladed documentary veteran Norma Percy.

SHORT FILM COMPETITION WINNER – Best Short Film Award: THE RABBIT HUNT directed by Patrick Bresnan (USA)

The Short Film Award is now in its third year at the Festival, and recognises short form works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content. Patrick Bresnan’s documentary short film THE RABBIT HUNT follows a family hunting rabbits in the sugarcane fields of the Florida Everglades during the harvest season. The Short Film award was presented by jury President, the Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning animation director and illustrator, Michael Dudok de Wit.

Of the winning film, Dudok de Wit and his jury commented:

“We were unanimously impressed by Patrick Bresnan’s verité documentary The Rabbit Hunt. The film is a thrilling look at one family’s otherwise everyday hustle, and is proof that farm-to-table eating doesn’t have to be a bourgeoisie exercise. We admired its agility, its confidence and its refusal to judge its enterprising subjects, and are excited to see what Bresnan does next.

We are also giving a special mention to Scaffold, for its assured simplicity and economy of storytelling; Martin Cries (Martin Pleure), for its inventiveness in transforming the ultraviolent video game Grand Theft Auto V into a tone poem about loneliness; and to Deborah Zebeda, for her magnetic performance in Laws Of The Game”.

Joining Dudok de Wit on the jury were film critic and culture writer, Simran Hans; BAFTA-winning producer Afolabi Kuti; one of the former BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ and director of the acclaimed feature debut LADY MACBETH, William Oldroyd and actor Chloe Pirrie, a former BAFTA Breakthrough awardee and Screen Star of Tomorrow.

BFI FELLOWSHIP Paul Greengrass (as previously announced)

This year’s BFI Fellowship was presented to BAFTA award-winning director, producer, screenwriter and former broadcast journalist, PAUL GREENGRASS by his frequent collaborator Tim Bevan.

Eili Harboe and Joachim Trier premiere Thelma

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

We spoke to the main actress Eili Harboe and director Joachim Trier who told us about his rumoured connections with director Lars Von Trier

Watch our interview here:

WATCH TRAILER HERE

Credit: Ana de Cozar

“Hub of the Plains” × TX

Lubbock, “Hub of the Plains” & Leader of the Mains.

By Ana de Cozar × Vaughn Lowery



Located in Northwest Texas, Lubbock earned the name “Hub of the Plains” in 1909. It’s appellation was followed by Lubbock County’s expansive business markets, which resulted in its numerous appearances in national survey rankings. Among them, we find Lubbock as the 24th Best City for Small Business in the U.S. in 2017 by ValuePenguin, No.7 on Forbes’ List of 19 Opportunity Cities in 2014, the 15th Best City to Start a Business in 2016 according to WalletHub and the 6th Best City for 20-Somethings in the U.S. in 2016 by Move.org

But as we say in the title, not everything is about business in Lubbock. 360 Magazine had the pleasure to visit the Texan city of opportunities, and had a taste of its terrific culinary range. 

Our team stayed in the West Texas’s only AAA Four-Diamond hotel, the Overton Hotel & Conference Center. The Overton is located in the heart of the “Hub City”— just steps from Texas Tech University. As Lubbock’s largest hotel conference center, The Overton Hotel & Conference Center is the ideal destination for corporate business events, weddings, Texas Tech visitors and visitors to Lubbock, Texas. At the Overton, we had a reception of grilled veggie display for those green lovers and a fiddlehead fern. But we can highlight their dessert selection, the strawberry cheesecake mousse shooters combined with a bavarian cream with fruit truffle mousse shooters is all you need to satisfy your sweet palate. 

Another delicious option for a lunch in Lubbock was Evie Mae’s Pit BBQ. Quickly becoming a local favorite, Evie Mae’s was recently featured on the cover of Texas Monthly as one of the Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas. Here, you’ll discover melt-in-your-mouth brisket, green chile sausage, homemade sides and an assortment of gluten-free desserts. Arnis Robbins nicely greeted us while we tasted the brisket and an outstanding gluten free cornbread with sausage. For dessert, we had ice cream on a gluten free brownies.

Another option is the La Diosa CellarsHidden in the heart of downtown Lubbock, La Diosa Cellars offers an exceptional wine menu along with Spanish-inspired tapas and live music. In this Lubbock must-see you can try an escargot accompained by 3 different hummus: pesto/basil, cranberry/beets and garlic lemon.

Moving up to dining our first selection is the West Table Kitchen and Bar. This upscale restaurant and full bar offers a unique style of food and beverage to its patrons. Be sure to check out their website for their seasonally evolving menu. Here, 360 Magazine met Cameron West, who provided us with an amazing Caesar salad with anchovies, short ribs and bread pudding. Cagle Steaks, a pure Texan family-owned steakhouse serves specialty steaks, barbecue, smoked salmon, grilled chicken, fajitas and more in a Southwestern, casual atmosphere. 

On the other hand The Crafthouse Gastropub is the dining restaurant you can’t miss. Be sure to try the Texas Burger, named in Texas Monthly’s 2016 list of the Top 50 Burgers in Texas. You’ll also find a wide variety of dishes and a Sunday brunch menu that’s both sweet and savory. We tried lamb chili and baked cheddar with swiss, roasted red peppers, green onion and mayo, and also steak frites.

After a big meal, 360 Magazine picked up the best dessert options at Lubbock. If you ever dreamed about building your own dessert, Pie Bar Drop is your perfect hot spot. We created an Oreo pie filled with crushed vanilla wafer with pecan, a pineapple coconut filled with crushed graham cracker, caramel drizzle and coconut savings on top. Yes, unreal but glorious for your palate. Yet we had our dessert, a good shot for those instagram bloggers while enjoying a coffee would be The Coffee Shop with its friendly decoration.

Keeping up with Lubbock’s succulent food array, we discovered marvelous breakfast selections at Arbor Hotel & Conference Center. A locally owned and operated hotel, is a true jewel to West Texas. The new hotel features a year-round outdoor hot tub, conversational fire pits, hotel bar and much more. The hotel offers 3,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a pre-function space. We enjoyed a Chuck Wagon Breakfast with National Cowboy Symposium, true made in Texas!

The advance of agriculture in Lubbock made it the marketing center that it is now, and in that process wine making had an important role. We selected our top winery, and it is clearly not an easy selection in this Texan county. Here there is a list of our top wine stations:

  • At the Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room  you can “wine and dine” like nowhere else. Known for its fondue and wine bar, this fine-dining restaurant showcases some of the most unique varietals of wines and pairings of food. We tried their salmon and sashimi ahi tuna.
  • The Wine Nest is your place if you love music. Three vineyards, one family-owned winery and multiple award-winning wines, all located just on the outskirts of Lubbock. From aromatic Malbec to sweet Gewürztraminer, wine lovers with any palate will enjoy the selection we tasted at Trilogy Cellars. The Wine Nest is a premier boutique wine and gift store, perfect for shopping, sipping a glass of wine and listening to live music.
  • Find award winning wines at Pheasant Ridge Winery. It proudly boasts the oldest vines in Texas. The bold flavor and character of their wines reflect the Cox family’s mastery of wine production. Pheasant Ridge received the first gold medal ever awarded to a Texas red wine for their Cabernet Sauvignon in the San Francisco Wine Competition in 1986.
  • Tour and tasting at the Llano Estacado Winery. The simple mission of Llano Estacado, from its beginning in 1976, has been to embody the potential of Texas wine. Today, Llano Estacado is the largest, bestselling Premium Winery in Texas, producing wines of World Class Quality, and has been an ongoing pioneer in introducing not just Texans, but also the entire world to the great wines made in the Lone Star State.
  • Tour and tasting at McPherson Cellars. Our new friends The McPherson family has been a part of Texas winemaking for over 40 years. Owner and Winemaker Kim McPherson greeted us and showed how he has beautifully restored the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, located in Lubbock’s Depot Entertainment District, into a world-class winery. We tasted their Texas wines that have won over 600 medals in state, national, and international wine competitions. They also sell cute wine merchandising, such as the famous T-Shirts with messages like “My doctor says I need glasses” or “This wine is making me awesome”.

360 crew surely adores food and wine, but Lubbock had much more to offer. During our visit to the northwest city of Texas, we discovered enough from our country at the following attractions:

  • National Ranching Heritage Center-Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of ranching, it is a museum with seven exhibit galleries and a 19-acre historical park. Authentic, restored ranching structures dating from 1780 to 1950, tell the story of how early ranchers and their families adapted to a harsh environment. Annual events include Candlelight at the Ranch, an event hosted in December to recreate a frontier Christmas, and Ranch Day, an April event designed to make history come alive with cowboys, chuck wagons and horses. We were surprised by some goodies like the Smith and Wesson model revolver or the Native American real Comanche Feather Headdress.  
  • Lubbock Lake Landmark– Smithsonian Magazine named Lubbock Lake Landmark one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans. In fact, signs of human life from 12,000 years ago have been uncovered at the Lubbock Lake Landmark, the oldest continuously inhabited site in the country. This internationally recognized archaeological and national history preserve provides a perfect family outing and regularly hosts Night Hikes on a 3-mile scenic trail through the Yellow House Canyon. 

Texas stands for its art in many aspects. They are well known for its modern art and the beautiful Marfa is an exceptional demonstration. Lubbock possesses art exhibitions as well;

  • You can experience an interactive art space like no other at Lubbock’s Tornado Gallery.  Tour the gallery that showcases Tony Greer’s Plasma sculptures featuring Xenon tube pieces and other neon objects. Learn more about the process of creating these masterpieces and the art of glassblowing. We loved those @unityinglass pieces.
  • Roberto Bruno was the best architecture artist in Lubbock and his house remains as a must-see. He moved to Lubbock in 1971 to teach art at Texas Tech University’s school of architecture. He started working on The Steel House in 1973, two years after sculpting a similar piece of art, which inspired him to build something bigger to live in. This three story, 2,200-square-foot house overlooks Ransom Canyon, and remained uncompleted before his death in 2008. The city also counts with several murals and a photographer alley, where the creativity spreads around the streets.

A city is not a city without its nightlife. 360 Magazine especially enjoyed performances of Charlie’s Tout and Jaime Wyatt at The Bluelight Live. Other music selection we had was at Lubbock Moonlight Musicals. It inspires audiences throughout the summer with fun and exciting musicals at their outdoor amphitheater located in Mackenzie Park. Making use of local talent, as well as bringing in various Broadway professionals, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is able to produce shows that thrill all audiences, from sophisticated theatergoers to first-timers. We saw a fascinating performance of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

With a flourishing restaurant and bar scene, not to mention the unprecedented rise of craft beer and creative cocktails as of late, there’s truly something for everyone in America’s finest city. You’ll also find championship golf courses, museums, and some other awesome restaurants as the Chimy’s , Giorgio’s Pizza and Torchy’s tacos within city limits.

Other honorable attractions include:

Bars:

http://www.charleyb.net/

https://www.facebook.com/flipstavernlubbock/

http://www.clubluxor.com/

http://chimys.com/

Coffee Shops:

http://www.goldstripecoffee.com/

http://www.sugarbrowns.com/

http://yellowhousecoffee.com/

http://www.jandbcoffeeco.com/

Attractions:

American Wind Power Center 

Bayer Museum of Agriculture 

Buddy Holly Center 

Charles Adams Studio Art Project 

Museum of Texas Tech 

National Cowboy Symposium 

Silent Wings Museum 

Southwest Collection 

Vietnam Center and Archive