Short Film Curfew

Frequently Asked Questions

    What to ask for Christmas for a 15 almost 16 year old girl?
    I am almost 16 and my mom asked me for a list and I am not sure what to ask for. I am not a huge girly girl and love playing sports. I play volleyball, basketball, and I dance. I already have a camera, iPod, iPad, and cell phone. So any Ideas what to ask for would be very much appreciated.
    Your very right about the answer you gave me I do appreciate what I get and I do get things for everyone else but my mom wants specific examples of things I want.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 12, and my mom asked me the same thing. If you have some bands or singers you like you could see if they're coming to your area. If your family can afford it you can ask for a laptop. You could also ask for clothes, or if you don't think your mom would find clothes that are your style or something ask for gift cards. If you want a new hairstyle ask if you can get it cut and colored by a pro. Maybe instead of objects you could ask for rules to be changed like asking for a later curfew, ect. Itunes gift cards? Maybe some new sports gear, or tickets to a game. Headphones? You can ask for something nice like a northface or uggs. Or knock-offs of them. If you like film ask for a tripod and you could make youtube videos, short films, ect. You could ask for new stuff in your room, like a new dresser, paint for your walls, ect. If you don't have unlimited minutes on your phone ask for more minutes or unlimited. Or a new phone, but I would wait until your upgrade. Yeah(:

    Where can i buy the uncut International version of arthur and the invisibles?
    I have been look around for the uncut version but many places in the UK only seem to sell the standard UK version which had parts cut out of it. I have look on sites like Amazon and they seem only to have the Standard UK one as well. Where can i buy the uncut intentional one with english voice overs? AND also how can you tell the difference between the UK cut one and the International uncut one?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get it from the french Amazon. It will play on UK dvd players and has the english language version. There are 9 minutes of cuts to the UK and US versions of the film which are as follows:
      Arthur's arrival at the Minimoy world in the middle of a Ceremony centering on Selenia's coming of age;
      Arthur falling in love with Selenia at first sight;
      Arthur removing a string from Selenia's corset to use as a rope during the river scene, and Selenia taking the string back;
      Max referring to their drinks as 'Jack Fire' instead of Genie Dust, to tone down the alcoholic reference. Also, when Arthur escapes the bar during the blackout, Max lights up and smokes something that resembles a blunt and explains to Darkos that he was merely following the curfew order when he turned off the lights to the bar.
      Selenia kissing Arthur before going to confront Maltazard, and Betameche congratulating them over their wedding;
      Selenia kissing Arthur before he is transported back to his own world;
      Arthur learning of the custom that a princess must wait ten moons (lunar months) before kissing her chosen husband for the second time;
      Davido attempting to steal the treasure from Archibald, before being captured by the Bogo Matassalai;
      Arthur's Grandmother in the antique dealership prior to them arriving at her home;
      Max telling Selenia about his 7 wives while they are dancing;
      Malthazar confronting Selenia about her engagement to Arthur.
      The entire storyline involving the parents and their greed for money was also deleted, cut short by a small cutscene and a narrator explaining that worrying over their son was all they needed to reform completely.

    Who will win the Oscar for Short Film (Live Action)?
    The nominees are...

    "Asad" Bryan Buckley & Mino Jarjoura
    "Buzkashi Boys" Sam French & Ariel Nasr
    "Curfew" Shawn Christensen
    "Death of a Shadow (Dood Van Een Schaduw)" Tom Van Avermaet & Ellen De Waele
    "Henry" Yan England

    Chances are, you'll have to view the trailers on YouTube like I did. I'd sure like to watch these short films in their entirety online. You might get a thumbs-up if you attended a film festival & saw @ least 1 of the nominees. Breaking down said nominees, "Asad" & "Buzkashi Boys" take place in 2 war-torn places: Somalia & Afghanistan, respectively, & display optimistic stories. I really liked the story of how an Afghan boy wishes to be a star athlete in lieu of a blacksmith (something like that). I also saw a video of how "Buzkashi Boys" could possibly restore a renaissance in Afghanistan after the Taliban had banned many arts, including filmmaking. Could this win? I dunno, but I think it's the best, IMHO. I also liked the stories behind "Henry" & "Death of a Shadow," but I wish I could watch 'em from beginning to end so I can make a less incomplete choice. "Curfew" seems okay, but a story about a family in Manhattan seems to reach a low degree of difficulty.

    So make yourselves heard, cinephiles. Which short films did you see & who'll win? Is "Buzkashi Boys" a favorite? The 85th Academy Awards take place February 24 on ABC.

    PS: Buzkashi is an Afghan sport that's like polo but instead of a ball, it's a goat's head. True story.

    • ANSWER:
      may be "Asad" Bryan Buckley & Mino Jarjoura or "Buzkashi Boys" Sam French & Ariel Nasr,

    What are your predictions for Oscars 2013?
    Here's who I want to win:

    Picture: Les Miserables
    Actor: Hugh Jackman
    Actress: Emmanuelle Riva
    Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin
    Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
    Animated Feature Film: Wreck-it Ralph
    Cinematography: Life of Pi
    Costume Design: Les Miserables
    Directing: Lincoln
    Documentary Feature: The Invisible War
    Documentary Short: Mondays at Racine
    Film Editing: Argo
    Foreign Language Film: Amour
    Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables
    Music (Original Score): Life of Pi
    Music (Original Song): Les Miserables
    Production Design: Les Miserables
    Short Film (Animated): Paperman
    Short Film (Live Action): Curfew
    Sound Editing: Life of Pi
    Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
    Visual Effects: Life of Pi
    Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Argo
    Writing (Original Screenplay): Flight

    Here's who I think will win:

    Picture: Lincoln
    Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
    Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
    Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
    Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
    Animated Feature Film: Frankenweenie
    Cinematography: Life of Pi
    Costume Design: Les Miserables
    Directing: Lincoln
    Documentary Feature: The Invisible War
    Documentary Short: Mondays at Racine
    Film Editing: Life of Pi
    Foreign Language Film: Amour
    Makeup and Hairstyling: The Hobbit
    Music (Original Score): Skyfall
    Music (Original Song): Skyfall
    Production Design: Lincoln
    Short Film (Animated): Adan and Dog
    Short Film (Live Action): Curfew
    Sound Editing: Life of Pi
    Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
    Visual Effects: Life of Pi
    Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Argo
    Writing (Original Screenplay): Zero Dark Thirty

    • ANSWER:
      Here's who I think deserves to win..
      Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis
      Best Actress Emmanuelle Riva
      Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz, unless they give it to Tommy Lee Jones or Robert De Niro, which again would be a travesty, since this year Waltz did it again.
      Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway
      Best Director - Ang Lee or Michael Haneke, unless of course they give it to their golden boy Spielberg
      Best Picture - Argo, unless of course they give it to Lincoln, which would be a travesty, really.
      Best Original score - John Williams Lincoln
      Best Original Song - Adele - Skyfall
      Best Original Screenplay - Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
      Best Adapted Screenplay - Argo

    What is it like at the police academy?
    how does it work???
    How long is it usually?

    • ANSWER:
      My initial recruit training was sixteen weeks long, not counting the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. The first evening there was an orientation that told what was expected of you. We were given a book on the academy's policies and testing procedures, watched a short film and given a (quick) tour of the academy itself. It was in-house training, meaning the recruit has to stay at the facilities from Sunday evening until Friday afternoon. There was a curfew of 9pm and lights out at 10:30pm. Random breath tests were given at odd hours (3am) to make sure the recruits weren't drinking alcohol (prohibited). The day usually started around 6am. We all got up and had breakfast before going to class. The PT (physical training) was at different times of the day. There was a lunch break, followed by more classes and the day usually was finished by around 6pm. Aytime after that was yours do do as you wished until curfew. There were earlier days and later days based on the training (night driving, night firearms, building searches). Overall it was a college-like experience with military discipline. We were expected to be to class on time and be prepared by our own discipline. The testing policies were challenging. You could fail one test only in each of the two disciplines, academic and skill based. If you passed the re-test, you could continue with the training but if you failed it or any other test in that discipline, you were sent home. It was tougher at the beginning and a lot more military-like. By the late stages it became less military but a lot more stressful because each consecutive training section built on the previous one.

    what are films like kids havoc thirteen fish tank?
    films suggestions about teen sex drugs ????
    i have also seen havoc 2 bully

    • ANSWER:
      Tart 2001 R Cat Storm (Dominique Swain) is a teenager trying to survive life at an all-girls private school in New York City. She and her best friend, Delilah (Bijou Phillips), have constant run-ins with the school, their parents and their classmates. Cat and Delilah are outsiders, until one day, by chance, Cat makes it into the in crowd and ends up dating William (Brad Renfro), who's handsome, popular and has a knack for trouble.
      Cast: Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Mischa Barton, Lacey Chabert, Melanie Griffith

      The Virgin Suicides 1999 R
      In sharp response to the lax moral milieu of the mid-1970s, Ronald and Sara Lisbon keep their five alluring, adolescent daughters on a short leash by embracing religion and pushing away the opposite sex. But when the youngest unaccountably commits hara-kiri and a wayward elder sister violates curfew, Sara puts all the girls under a virtual house arrest.
      Cast:James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett,

      Ripe 1997 R Orphaned at the age of 15, fraternal twin sisters Violet (Monica Keena) and Rosie (Daisy Eagan) hit the road on a journey of sexual discovery in this coming-of-age drama. The sisters wind up living with Army base handyman Pete (Gordon Currie) and experience both confusion and excitement in the male-dominated setting. Jealous of Violet's budding relationship with Pete, Rosie takes to shooting guns to relieve her teen angst.

      Cruel Intentions 1999 R Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe), to deflower their headmaster's daughter (Reese Witherspoon) before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession. Selma Blair and Sean Patrick Thomas co-star in this teen-themed take on Dangerous Liaisons.
      Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair,

      Fear 1996 R In this dark thriller from director James Foley, 16-year-old "good girl" Nicole (Reese Witherspoon) goes to a party with her best friend and meets David (Mark Wahlberg), a good-looking, enigmatic guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The two fall hard for each other, until Nicole begins to doubt the strength of their relationship. David takes extreme measures toward Nicole and her family in a twisted attempt to win her back, but will he succeed?
      Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen

      Twist 2003 R Director Jacob Tierney takes inspiration from the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist in this modern-day drama about gay street life in Toronto. The innocent Oliver (Joshua Close) is drawn to the hustling Dodge (Nick Stahl), a savvy kid with whom he hooks up after running away from yet another foster home. Oliver joins Dodge and his pals, who sell their bodies to eager customers -- all under the watchful eyes of their pimp, Fagin (Gary Farmer).
      Cast: Nick Stahl, Joshua Close,

      Boogie Nights 1997 R Director Paul Thomas Anderson's epic about the adult film industry stars Mark Wahlberg as a nightclub busboy who transforms himself into porn king Dirk Diggler and ultimately becomes intoxicated by success, cocaine and lofty aspirations. Set in the 1970s, the film features Oscar-nominated supporting performances by Burt Reynolds as skin-flick auteur Jack Horner and Julianne Moore as a veteran porn icon with maternal instincts.
      Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Heather Graham, Julianne Moore,

      The Runaways(2010) R Dakota Fanning stars in this musical biopic as Cherie Currie, lead singer of the 1970s all-girl rock group the Runaways, whose meteoric rise up the charts was saturated with drugs and other excesses of the era. Though the Runaways start out as a novelty act, the rock 'n' roll chops of Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart), Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton) and the other girls lift the group to international stardom. Floria Sigismondi directs.

    Questions about the bay bridge area?
    Hi, I'm trying to write a short story for a class. The story is set in san francisco on and around the bay bridge. I have never been there, so I need a little help.

    I've seen pictures and i believe there is a park or something that looks towards the bridge? I always see pictures with alot of pink flowers at the bottom and the bridge in the background... does anyone know what this park's name is, or the location of it in comparison to the bridge?
    Also, is there a curfew for when people can walk on the bridge? I know alot of suicides happen there and they are trying to cut back on that.
    And is the bridge open to bikers and pedestrians on cloudy days... (like when the bridge is in the clouds/fog)?
    is there a name for the bay bridge area? I know the bay area, but are there neighborhood names? Are there any other landmarks seen from the bridge?
    thanks for any help.
    Yes, I do mean the golden gate bridge. Sorry, didn't realize I didn't say that.
    Yes, I did see the documentary, very disturbing. that was actually the reason I'm writing this story, it's for my creative writing class, from someone else's point of view. I wanted to make it descriptive. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      haha--if you tried walking on the bay bridge, you'd either be run over or arrested, b/c it's illegal and dangerous.

      the golden gate bridge, on the other hand, has a pedestrian walkway. it connects san francisco with san rafael to the north. it is suspended over the golden gate strait, which is between the san francisco bay and the pacific ocean. the park in sf is probably the golden gate park. or, muir woods, baker beach, sausalito area, alcatraz, pier 39, the presidio, and many other places you can see it from.
      people commit suicide off of the golden gate bridge all the time. there was even a documentary filmed there a couple of years ago. i don't think fog has anythign to do with it. there are biker patrolmen who patrol the area and try to prevent people from jumping.
      there are tons of neighborhood names. check out and it will show you. you can see sf from the golden gate bridge (and from the bay bridge). and all the buildings, hills, alcatraz, marin county, the pacific ocean, the bay, etc., etc., etc.

    what do you think about the playboy playmates?
    i think it is asbolutely demenaing and disgusting to all women everywhere. ok.. first off this thing that this old guy is doing is absolutely disgusting i mean how old is he 80? right..and those girls are like what 20, 30????? i think he is desperate. what do they do anyway? just sell their body to him, and do whatever he wants them to do? that is sad, really really sad. and i was watching it last night, they are doing a naked photo shoot why would you want that kind of attention are you that desperate for attention? god, i would never do this ever ever ever, when i grow up i prefer to keep myself to one man and one man only that will respect my body and me and who i love. i mean, waht are your opinions on this? (please don't be offended by this if you are.) i want both girls' and guys' opinions. girls, would you ever be a playboy playmate to this old guy? and, guys would you ever be a playboy and have all sorts of girls be your slaves. why/why not? every opinion counts. thanx

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, good question. This really hits a nerve with you huh? Personally, a Playmate is not the first girl that I would choose to date. If they are attractive enough to be in Playboy, then they are probably high maintenance, and extremely spoiled. The Girls Next Door is just another pathic example of how our society is so messed up! With all of these reality shows on MTv, VH1, E!, kids these days are brainwashed! Those girls at the Playboy Mansion can't even tie their own shoes. They have maids, butlers, cooks, chauffeurs, everything. Part of becoming a better person in life is learning how to support yourself and do things on your own, and ultimately contributing something positive to society! I do give Hef alot of credit though, because there are very strict rules when you live at the mansion. They have curfews of like 8 o'clock, and can't stay over night anywhere without Hef's permission, so it's not like they are just partying and doing drugs all day everyday. I understand why some women strip, or pose nude, because your are playing with the cards you are dealt so to speak. If you were born beautiful with a great body, and can make 6 figures for posing in a bikini, or nude, more power to you! Its better than working 9-5 for 35 grand a year! If you do choose that path though, don't that define you or your life. Do it, make your money, and then have a plan. Look at Traci Lords. She had a plan to do adult films for a short amount of time, and then she wanted to quit to pursue other business ventures. By doing those films, she gave herself a great nest egg, and start up capitol for what ever other business she wanted to pursue! This kind of ramble, but I'm just writing off the top of my head!

    Where can I watch 'short films?'?
    Got lucky and found 'Curfew' on Vimeo but they took it down next day. Several others were nominated at Oscars. I want to see them but can't find on youtube or vimeo. Help?

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    Curfew in Bakersfield California?
    Ok, long story short im planning on staying overnight at a local theater so to be first in line for a film but im a bit concerned as to what will happen if the police show up. We've ( my friends who often accompany me to midnight showings at theaters and wait with me for upwards of 8 hours in line ) had some trouble with the local mall security and the theater owners know that they always give us trouble and they always back us up and say "If they come back and give you any trouble just come to us" but the thing is I wont be able to if I spend the night there. So what im getting at is this. What can the police do if they chose to confront me ? Am I liable to get into trouble ? Would having a parent's/guardians permission help ? Are there any loopholes ( exceptions and exceptional circumstances ) that I could exploit that have them leave me alone ? Or perhaps having some manner of written consent from the theater owners help ?

    • ANSWER:
      Since it is in a mall, check with the mall's policy on tresspassing, as there is likly to be a time period that the mall is closed to everyone. If that's the case and the police come, well consider yourselved evicted, with or without "permission" from parents/theater managers. If you were outside (and of legal age to not fall under a curfew) then they police would have no say if you're not disturbing the peace (unless they try to enforce some loitering bs). If the theater really cares that much about people being able to stay, then they should let you into the theater itself if they're willing to supervise.

    Film Help Please Do You Know The Name Of This Film?
    This is driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!!
    Has anyone ever seen this film?
    Its about a group of adults that get locked in a room and they are told they are playing a game.
    They get a suit and have to change in the toilet where they are told to wash there hands. There are mesages on the walls And to cut a long story short they end uo being picked off one by one and dying.
    PLEASE put me out of my mysery and tell me what its called.
    It is breathing room!!
    Thanx for that i will sleep tonight now x x x

    • ANSWER:
      Breathing Room

      Here is the trialer

      Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya (Ailsa Marshall) discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked "pieces" to find both an exit and the reason for their abduction. One by one the players are eliminated as their "curfew" begins and the lights go out. With each dead body comes another clue, which they use to discover that one of them is the killer. The question is ... which one?

    Prepare for Economic Riots?
    I am a schoolteacher. On my salary, after alimony and child support, the only house I can afford is a house in a high crime Los Angeles ghetto. I have bought burglar bars, floodlights, a fence, a big dog, and recently, a police surplus .38 special. When I was a kid we had these nasty riots that were so bad they skipped the National Guard and went straight to the Marines and Army. I didn't see any of the riots because I lived in the Valley. But my neighbors here said they saw Army Tanks roll by. I thought they were exhaggerating until I looked up "Rodney King Riots," on Wikipedia. Los Angeles has been hit really hard by the recession/depression. I am concerned there could be rioting. I already have food, water, and toilet paper stockpiled. I am wondering what else I should get. I have a few questions:

    1) I have an ancient Model 70 Winchester .243 I with a scope I bought in a pawn shop. I hunt deer with it. Will that be enough of a gun in case of a riot, along with my .38?

    2) I bought in a war surplus store, brand new, a "Swiss Bomb Squad Jacket." (). It comes apart. It has 14 layers of yellow kevlar material. Is that enough to stop a bullet?

    3)Should I have fire sprinklers installed?

    4) In case of a riot, should I try to ride it out at my house, or drive to some of my friends who live in the valley?
    I cannot move. My eight year old daughter is here and I see here several times a week.

    The Marine Corps and Army were called out for the Rodney King Riots. That is a fact.

    • ANSWER:
      A lot depends on the authorities - in NYC, they just seal off the area and let things burn. In one such riot, the city was sued and stated that THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT PEOPLE. The fact that National Guard tanks (you need to check your sources here - only time I know the military was used illegally in civilian matters was when Kennedy brought the Airborne into Alabama) were there is actually a good sign. Your precautions are good except you might invest in a semi-automatic weapon with a short barrel - any bush hunting rifle would work. Just be sure of local laws. Just because they are rioting and destroying/killing anything in sight doesn't always mean it is legal to shoot - for instance, in New Orleans, they have to actually enter your house or are about to strike.

      Might possibly get a gas mask too in case crowd control gas is used nearby.

      Firemen likely won't come if they will be attacked and police cannot keep them safe.

      Leaving is a tossup; it is of course safer but then it is an open invite to being torched.

      The sad thing about the King riots is that they could have been avoided if the news media had been truthful instead of sensationalizing it. I too wanted to get those police officers and lynch them based on what I saw on the news - until I watched the whole film late night that the jury saw and realized the officers did absolutely nothing wrong.

      EDIT: Thank you - even though I was in the military at the time and had a pending assignment to LA (LA Air Force Base - which was thankfully canceled), this was complete news to me. had to dig thru a lot of on-line news articles to find this:

      As 4,000 regular Army troops and 1,000 federal law enforcement officers move into Los Angeles, people have begun to actually assess the severity of this latest day of "revolution". They find thirty-eight (38) people dead, 1,250 people injuried, 3,600 structural fires, hundreds of businesses looted and closed, and more than 3,000 people arrested. At least four (4) police officers and three (3) firefighters have been shot and hundreds of other injuried as they attempted to control the fires and lawlessness of the past three days.


      EDIT2: Also found this:

      JTF-LA and the Consequences of Federalizing the National Guard

      The mission of Joint Task Force-Los Angeles, formed as a consequence of the decision to deploy 4000 federal troops to Los Angeles, was "to restore law and order." But as subsequently pointed out by Major General James Delk, the CANG's deputy adjutant general, that mission "had been accomplished before [active component forces] arrived."[28] For various reasons, the riots were essentially over by the time JTF-LA was established and active component troops began arriving during the night of 1 May. Besides the fact that the erstwhile looters were simply becoming tired as well as running out of things readily available to steal or burn, the largest single factor in quelling the riots was probably the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew after the first night of rioting. The curfew, combined with the presence of more than 4000 CANG troops, 5000 LAPD officers, and about 4000 additional police officers from agencies across the state, helped to discourage most rioters after the first 36 hours of rampage.

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