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Bill Paxton Award Honors Filmmaker Who Grew Up In Ojai




(OJAI, CA –October 6, 2022) The Ojai Film Festival spotlights filmmaking in the Ojai Valley, and surrounding areas, with the Gold Coast series which ties up the four days of in-person screenings on Monday, November 7. This year’s Bill Paxton Award goes to Travis Greer, whose narrative feature “Time Capsule” will screen that evening at 7 p.m..

Storytelling talent springs from the soil in this part of California, which sounds impressive, but the results largely remain unsung. The Gold Coast series seeks to remedy this by celebrating locally-sourced films and filmmakers. The Bill Paxton Award represents the festival’s honoring of that community’s highest achievement in film. Actor and filmmaker Bill Paxton supported the creative community in his adoptive hometown of Ojai in so many ways.

“The award given in his name is meant to honor the kind of artistic vision he valued, and the commitment it takes to realize that vision,” Gold Coast series Director Bruce Novotny said. “Travis Greer’s film ‘Time Capsule’ serves as a great example of the kind of storytelling we intended the Bill Paxton Award to celebrate.”

This emotionally rich story, locally produced, offers a hometown audience a new view of the neighborhoods they know so well. Filmmaking that springs from our streets and tells our stories is something the Ojai Film Festival embraces. “Time Capsule” will offer moviegoers everywhere a worthwhile cinematic experience, but for the Ojai Film Festival audience, its impact will feel much more personal.

“It’s beyond everything to receive The Bill Paxton Award,” Greer said. “Growing up in Ojai I saw him around and got to talk with him from time to time. He was the nicest, and coolest fella around. Always there with advice and encouragement about things I was doing in the industry.”

“Time Capsule” revolves around a cynical CEO haunted by unresolved feelings about his dysfunctional childhood. He pushes people away with his abrasive behavior. When an old friend reminds him of a time capsule buried in his childhood home, Theo travels to his hometown to retrieve it. His journey provides the catalyst he needs to reexamine his life and change his ways.

“This film means the world to me,” Greer said. “I always wanted to do something for my brother, Jason, who passed away from cancer many years ago. This film is dedicated to his memory.”

Greer went on to express gratitude for the many talented people who made the film a reality. People like his producing partner and DP, James Lantiegne, the editor-in-chief, Lee Harry, Michael Dominguez who did the amazing score, and a cast and crew who came together in divine fashion, donating their time.

Honorees, including Greer, will receive their awards at a brunch on Sunday morning, November 6, in the Ojai Art Center courtyard. Gold Coast screenings happen at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Monday, November 7, also at the Ojai Art Center.

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Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One | The Biggest Stunt in Cinema History (Tom Cruise)



Watch an extended behind the scenes look at the biggest stunt in cinema history. #MissionImpossible– Dead Reckoning is in theatres July 2023.


Paramount Pictures and Skydance Present

A Tom Cruise Production

Tom Cruise



Christopher McQuarrie


Bruce Geller


Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie


 David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Tommy Gormley


Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Mariela Garriga, Henry Czerny, Shea Whigham, Greg Tarzan Davis, Frederick Schmidt, Charles Parnell, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss

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It’s on! Movies, Awards, Golf, Ozomatli and Honorees Crowd Waco, TX Family and Faith Film Fest



The Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival has finalized its event programming and slate of films for its 4th Annual outing, presenter the GB Lindsey Family Charitable Fund has announced.

The 2023 Waco festival presents 31 feature, short, student and animated projects from around the world and right here in Texas at theaters across Waco, including the Hippodrome Theatre, Regal Cinemas-Hollywood Theaters and other local venues. Curated by Festival Founder and Executive Director Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warrenand her programming team, the films are grouped thematically and programmed in 2-3-hour blocks of three to six films each: “Opening Night,” “Family Day,” “The Power of Faith,” “Black History Month,” “Love Conquers All,” and “Closing Night (2 blocks).” So far, seven of the filmmakers are appearing in person to support their films.

“We’ve intentionally programmed the Festival in blocks to give our visitors a complementary selection of features, episodic programming, student work, and animation,” Dr. Lindsey-Warren says. “We want our visitors and guests to have a satisfying, complete experience whether they are viewing one collection of films—or ALL of them.”

“The Festival team and I are so grateful to emerge from the pandemic and present this event in Waco for a fourth year” Lindsey-Warren continues. “Storytelling and imagery in movies truly matter in our society. Now more than ever, we need the power of positive storytelling to open hearts and minds.

As one of the most popular family and faith film festivals in the country, Lindsey-Warren and her programming team had hundreds of submissions to evaluate. Back in 2019, the Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival received 1,688 film entries from 109 countries and across five continents. This year’s edition presents 31 films from such countries as Italy, France, India, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Argentina, and China, as well as Iran, The Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Montenegro, to name a few.

The final roster of films is here; visitors can find the block schedule, ticketing options, and more here.

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Sony Pictures – 65 – Official Trailer (HD)




After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth…65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. From the writers of A Quiet Place and producer Sam Raimi comes 65, a sci-fi thriller starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, and Chloe Coleman. Written, directed, and produced by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods – the film is also produced by Sam Raimi, Deborah Liebling and Zainab Azizi.

Written and Directed by:
Scott Beck & Bryan Woods

Produced by:
Sam Raimi
Deborah Liebling
Zainab Azizi
Scott Beck
Bryan Woods

Executive Producers:
Doug Merrifield
Jason Cloth
Aaron L. Gilbert

Adam Driver
Ariana Greenblatt
Chloe Coleman

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