October 31, 2013 : to commemorate the 20th anniversary of River's death, the River Phoenix Pages have been re-designed a bit. New content has been added : a new biography has been released a few days ago (see Bios & Doc Page), and three articles (2 in French, and a short one in English) were added to the Press page.
January 20, 2013 : great news! Dark Blood will be screened mid-February at the Berlinale, Germany's famous film festival.
It will also have its first US screening at the Miami Film Festival in March.
I added scans of an article in French about Dark Blood, published in July 2012, on the articles page.
I also did an interview of French director Kevin Robic, who made a short movie about River Phoenix (see the Bios & Doc Page).
October 31, 2012 : thanks to George and Anouik Sluizer, I was able to see Dark Blood at the Netherlands Film Festival. Find a report on the event here.
Consequently, I added a lot of information about the movie (review, pictures, articles...) on its dedicated page.
I added a page about the documentary about George Sluizer "Filming Beyond Boundaries", also shown at the festival.
I also added a long article published in Entertainment Weekly about Dark Blood and River on the articles page.
Last but not least, George Sluizer also kindly granted me an interview for the website. Many thanks to him and his daughter for that.
August 23, 2012 : DARK BLOOD has been completed.
It will be shown on September 27, 2012 at the Netherlands Film Festival for a special guest screening.
George Sluizer is looking for a distributor, but as of today, there is no release announced.
A new scan article has been added on the articles page, as well as a new poem and a new comment.
June 18, 2012 : FAN HELP NEEDED TO FINISH DARK BLOOD!
George Sluizer talked last year about wanting to complete Dark Blood. He's now planning to show it at the Dutch Film Festival in September 2012, in Utrecht (Netherlands). Since he couldn't find enough sponsors to complete the movie, he turned to a crowd-funding website, dedicated to movie projects in Netherlands, Cinecrowd. He needs 15 000 Eur to finance the music and editing of the movie, and we're already above 10 000 Eur, so 2/3 are done already. The principle is simple :
1) you send money and get a receipt (they have a Paypal account for international )
2) if the global amount is met, depending on how much you gave, you will get rewards (here for example, for a contribution of 50 Eur, you get a limited edition DVD in addition to a few treats, so this may be your only chance to see that movie. For 300 Eur, you get 2 tickets to see the movie at the Dutch Film Festival)
3) if the global amount is not met, you get refunded.
So there's zero risk and you choose how much you want to contribute. SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP HERE.
October 31, 2011 : New scan article has been added on the articles page.
March 31, 2011 : I split biographies and documentaries about River on a distinct page, separate from the Tributes page, as there are now a lot of bios and tributes as well. It's especially for the release of James Franco's two experimental movies made with the rushes from My Own Private Idaho, "Endless Idaho" and "My Own Private River", that you can still see at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles until April 9, 2011, if you're lucky! Also, new contributions have been added to the fan-feedback pages : Comments page, Art page, Poetry page, and the Memorial.
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