You read that right! The distinguished Editor/Publisher of Punk Magazine and Chief Executive Officer of this Website, John Holmstrom, will soon be displaying his acting talents in Europe. Loren Cass, which premiered recently in Las Vegas (see John Holmstrom's Acting Debut in Loren Cass for more on this) to rave reviews (see below) is now moving to one of the more important centers of World Cinema, after Hollywood, Bombay, Hong Kong and Mexico City: Europe. The occasion is the "
official International Premiere in the prestigious Filmmakers of the Present Competition at the Locarno International Film Festival." Certainly, Locarno is a bit of a come-down after the cultural mecca that is Las Vegas, but it's better than disappearing altogether. [Fatwa implementers please note: we use "mecca" here in the metaphorical sense of the word, as per the Dictionary.com definition "(often lowercase) any place that many people visit or hope to visit."]
will be eligible for three awards including the Golden Leopard, the Cine Cinema Special Jury Prize, and the Leopard for First Film. The screenings are open to the public and the filmmakers will be in attendance. Visit the official Locarno International Film Festival website at http://www.pardo.ch
for more details and tickets.
For more info on Loren Cass, go to http://www.LorenCass.com