AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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5/22/13

The Cannes Film Festival Reports 2013: Annette Insdorf On Location

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Annette Insdorf is our correspondent at this year's Cannes Film Festival 2013. We are honored to feature her coverage each year, which will also include breaking news announcing the winners at the end of the Festival.

Professor Insdorf has reported from Cannes for over a quarter century, previously co-anchoring with the late Roger Ebert for Bravo and The Independent Film Channel. Her knowledge and insight about cinema, past and present, is a veritable treasure trove of film history and culture. And we're extremely proud to have her report for Arts Express, as our correspondent reporting from Cannes this year.

The Cannes Film Festival Reports

By Annette Insdorf

'...What was the smartest thing I did in preparation for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival? It wasn't doing research or watching screeners in advance, but packing my elegant waterproof boots and a new compact umbrella. The constant rain for four days since the cinematic extravaganza began on May 15 not only dampened the usually sizzling atmosphere, but left many wet and gelid toes in its wake. At least I was able to walk to screenings and parties with happy feet and relatively dry black-tie attire...'

CONTINUE TO READ THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL REPORT HERE 

Cannes Film Festival Wrap-Up Report

In her final Wrap-Up Report for Newsblaze and Arts Express Radio on location at the Cannes Film Festival, Annette Insdorf reflects on this year's events and trends. Along with impressions and directions within the current film world.

READ THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP REPORT HERE

Annette Insdorf is the Director Of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, and the author of Indelible Shadows: Film And The Holocaust, and other books on cinema. Professor Insdorf is an internationally renowned educator, and her works are hailed as the definitive texts on their subjects. She has also been a jury member of numerous international film festivals.

Annette Insdorf is a member of The Women Film Critics Circle.

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