omplete QPORIT: September 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

 

NYXR - the New York eXtended Reality Meetup


Please join us at 

NYXR
the New York eXtended Reality Meetup!

https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/

Thanks and WELCOME to more than 100 new members that have joined NYXR since it was organized just two days ago!

If you are someone interested in VR, AR, MR, AI, IoT or any of the many interrelated new technologies that define the next generation of computing, please join us!



eXtended Reality (XR) is the convergence of interrelated new technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), AI, IoT, and more... that enable us to understand and interact with our world.
With experts, panels, and all the tools of XR, we will explore the news, the technologies, the products, the problems and the opportunities XR provides.
This meetup is for people, everyone from newcomers to pros, who wish to learn about, keep up with, and stay ahead of this rapidly developing, exceedingly important field. 


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VR tech gift suggestions
for family, friends, or yourself!
Please see...

GR = Gifting Reality
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/11/gr-gifting-reality.html

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UPDATE NOV 27, 2017

Future, currently scheduled meetups:

DEC 2017: Holiday Party!
MAR 2018: Celebrate Pi Day!



For future meetups, please check the latest announcements on the Meetup website:

https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/


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UPDATE NOV 8, 2017
Our first meetup:


We're planning the first meetup. It will include an overview of the interconnected world of XR, and a look in particular at cinematic XR, including XR camera reviews. 

An Overview of eXtended Reality and a drill down on cinematic XR



For future meetups, please check the latest announcements on the Meetup website:

https://www.meetup.com/NYXR-New-York-eXtended-Reality-Meetup/




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Monday, September 04, 2017

 

Preview: HIFF 25 - THE 2017 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 5-9 2017

HIFF 25

Sales start tomorrow, Tuesday Sep 5, 2017 for the Hamptons International Film Festival!

Here are some preview notes on some of the events, films, and people to expect at the festival…

EXPECTED TO ATTEND

Award-winning actor and Oscar®- nominated director Rob Reiner will participate in "A Conversation With…" Rob Reiner

Julie Andrews will be honored with a Life Achievement Award

Honorees of VARIETY’s 10 ACTORS TO WATCH – 2017

Itzhak Perlman, Jennifer Garner, Deon Cole, Michael Finley, Spencer Haywood, Oscar Robertson P.J. Tucker, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette


OPENING NIGHT

Alison Chernick's ITZHAK


SUNDAY CENTERPIECE

Andy Serkis’ BREATHE


WORLD PREMIERES

11/8/16, curated and produced by Jeff Deutchman, which is directed by over 40 filmmakers and captures footage from across the country documenting Election Day.

Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah’s THE FIRST TO DO IT, recounting the life of Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play in the NBA, which features interviews with NBA players Carmelo Anthony and Kawhi Leonard, and is executive produced by Anthony, Leonard, Tony Parker, Michael Finley & P.J. Tucker.

Ben & Orson Cummings’ KILLER BEES, a story that follows the local Bridgehampton High School basketball team and their community as they try to defend their state championship title, produced by Shaquille O'Neal and executive produced by Larry Gagosian.

Tiffany Bartok’s LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY, profiling the professional and personal life of iconic makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, featuring interviews with Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and more.

Onur Tukel’s THE MISOGYNISTS, a narrative following the tales of characters coming and going from a hotel room on the night of the 2016 general election, starring Dylan Baker.

Brendan & Emmett Malloy’s THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES, a coming-of-age drama centering around the lives of a family who move to affluent LA suburb Palos Verdes, starring Jennifer Garner, Justin Kirk, Elisabeth Rohm, Goran Višnjić, teenage Maika Monro, and Joely Fisher.

Josh Klausner’s WANDERLAND, which was filmed on the East End, telling the story of a character escaping his isolated life only to find himself lost on a surreal, all-night musical odyssey of misadventures, starring Tate Ellington, Dree Hemingway, Ronald Guttman, Harris Yulin & Tara Summers.



OTHER ANNOUNCED FILMS

Rob Reiner’s LBJ, with Woody Harrelson.

Vincent Gagliostro’s AFTER LOUIE, with Alan Cumming.

Alexandre Moors’ THE YELLOW BIRDS, with Toni Collette, as well as Jennifer 
Aniston, Tye Sheridan, and Alden Ehrenreich.

Ai Weiwei’s HUMAN FLOW, a documentary on the worldwide migrant crisis.

Ruben Östlund’s THE SQUARE, with Elizabeth Moss and Claes Bang.

The US premiere of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s OH LUCY!


For more information please visit: 
www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.


MORE STORIES IN QPORIT PREVIEWING HIFF 2017

JULIE ANDREWS LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/08/hiff-2017-25th-anniversary-honors-julie.html


ITZHAK – THE OPENING NIGHT FILM
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/08/hiff-25-opens-with-itzhak-hb-itzhak.html


VARIETY’S 10 ACTORS TO WATCH
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2017/09/variety-10-actors-to-watch-2017.html


AND… FOR A SAMPLE OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE AT HIFF’s IN YEARS PAST…

HIFF 2010 WITH PARTY PIX AND RED CARPET SNAPSHOTS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/10/hiff-2010.html




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VARIETY - 10 ACTORS TO WATCH 2017


VARIETY

10 ACTORS TO WATCH - 2017

HIFF 25
OCT 5-9 2017

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) has long been honoring young talent at special events during the Festival. 

For many years, along with inviting great American actors such as Kate and Mara Rooney, and Emmy Rossum, they partnered with European Film Promotions (EFP), and had some of the leading young European actors, such as Alicia Vikander from Sweden, come to HIFF,. More recently, they have partnered with Variety to bring honorees of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch to HIFF.

Here’s Academy Award winner Brie Larsen, one of Variety’s honorees in 2013, at HIFF a few years ago. (In 3D – best to watch with Daydream! Or Cardboard!)


BRIE LARSEN AT HIFF

Video by QPORIT

Last year Mahershala Ali (of Moonlight, House of Cards, and Hidden Figures) was one of the honorees who came to HIFF.


Here’s a video of the VARIETY 10 ACTORS TO WATCH PANEL
at HIFF 2016


Video from Variety



Here is Variety’s selection of the 10 actors to watch for 2017, some of whom are likely to visit the Hamptons and participate in a special panel discussion (usually on Saturday) and other events at HIFF.


We’ve included some of their current and future credits, and links to their IMDB info.

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3154303/

“Call Me By Your Name,”
Untitled Woody Allen project in 2018
“Hostiles” with Christian Bale
“Lady Bird” with Saorise Ronan.


HONG CHAU
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2186865/

“Inherent Vice,”
Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” opposite Matt Damon.


KIERSEY CLEMONS
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4169922/

“Dope,”
“The Only Living Boy In New York”
“Justice League.”


DAVEED DIGGS
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4377526/

Tony winner in “Hamilton,”
“Wonder” opposite Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay
“Black-ish”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Producer on the upcoming ABC series “The Mayor.”


ALI FAZAL
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3170495/
Bollywood films “Fukrey” and “Khamoshiyan,”
“Furious 7,”
Fazal stars opposite Judi Dench in the upcoming Stephen Frears film “Victoria & Abdul.”


DANIEL KALUUYA
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2257207

“Sicario”
“Get Out,”
“Black Panther”
“Widows” from director Steve McQueen.


BARRY KEOGHAN
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4422686/

“Dunkirk,”
Terrorizes Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman in “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”


DANIELLE MACDONALD
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4359664/

“Patti Cake$” and the upcoming
“Lady Bird,”
“Dumplin'”
“White Girl Problems.”


KUMAIL NANJIANI
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3529685/

“Silicon Valley,”
Oscar buzz as co-writer and star of “The Big Sick.”


GRACE VAN PATTEN
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2665105/

“Tramps,”
Noam Baumbach’s Cannes hit “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”
“Under the Silver Lake” with Andrew Garfield.


Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch will be featured in the Oct 3, 2017 issue of Variety


www.variety.com

OTHER LINKS

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
hamptonsfilmfest.org

EFP – SHOOTING STARS
http://www.shooting-stars.eu/en/shootingstars.php


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