The 2020 Architectural Digest Design Show Is Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Following the official word that the New York International Auto Show and the Geeks OUT Flame Con for 2020 had been cancelled, comes the statement from the media organizers of the wonderful Architectural Digest Design Show announcing its cancellation for the year as well. Read on.

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STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW REGARDING 2020 SHOW:
After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the Architectural Digest Design Show 2020. The Show Management and Condé Nast feel this is the most prudent course of action as we all learn how to best navigate the coming months in the safest manner possible. Our top priority is the health of our exhibitors, attendees, and staff, as well as to provide the most beneficial show possible for all.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Though the Coronavirus Pandemic is not as bad as it was some weeks ago, I am not surprised to find this event cancelled since its massive and brings in thousands and thousands of attendees. At this point its still better to be safe than sorry and while I was really looking forward to attending, the circumstances have found it to be impossible. There is a part of me that feels no large-scale event will be happening this year and that is going to suck but its better than getting a deadly virus. Stay healthy out there my readers, I will keep doing these posts to keep you engaged and entertained in a very precarious time. See you again soon.

Official Website: http://addesignshow.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADDesignShow/

Presenting The Film Lineup For The 2020 Cannes Film Festival

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The Press Release:
On Wednesday 3 June at 6:00pm, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux have announced the line-up of the 73rd edition of the Festival de Cannes, live from the UGC Normandie in Paris. For the occasion, Thierry Frémaux, the Festival’s General Delegate, has unveiled the 2020’s Official Selection, comprising fifty-six films to be accompanied by the Festival for their release in cinemas and screenings at certain festivals. Check out the Cannes 2020 films !

** THE FAITHFUL **

THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson (USA) – 1h43
Production : INDIAN PAINTBRUSH PRODUCTIONS / AMERICAN EMPIRICAL PICTURES – International Sales : FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES – French Distribution : THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) – 1h40
Production : MANDARIN – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : DIAPHANA

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) – 2h20
Production : KINO FILMS CO – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

LOVERS ROCK by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) – 1h08
Production : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED – International Sales : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED

MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) – 2h04
Production : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED – International Sales : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED

DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg – (Danemark) – 1h55
Production : ZENTROPA – International Sales : TRUSTNORDISK – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (France / Algeria) – 1h30
Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) – 2h06
Production : STEMAL – International Sales : THE PARTY FILMS – French Distribution : JOUR2FÊTE

HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS by IM Sang-Soo (South Korea) – 1h40
Production : HIVE MEDIA CORP – International Sales : FINECUT

EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (Forgotten we’ll be) by Fernando Trueba (Spain) – 2h16
Production : CARACOL TELEVISION – International Sales : FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT

PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) – 1h54
Production : REDPETER FILMS – International Sales : CONTENTS PANDA – French Distribution : ARP SELECTION

IN THE DUSK (Au crépuscule) by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituania) – 2h06
Production : KINOELEKTRON – International Sales : LUXBOX – French Distribution : SHELLAC FILMS

DES HOMMES (Home Front) by Lucas BELVAUX – (Belgium) – 1h40
Production : SYNECDOCHE – International Sales : THE PARTY FILM SALES – French Distribution : AD VITAM

THE REAL THING by Kôji Fukada (Japan) – 3h48
Production : NAGOYA TV – International Sales : NAGOYA TV

** THE NEWCOMERS **

PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) – 1h36
Production : LES FILMS PELLÉAS – International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) – 1h47
Production : WILLOW FILMS – International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU’ON FAIT by Emmanuel Mouret (France) – 2h
Production : MOBY DICK FILMS – International Sales : ELLE DRIVER – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

SOUAD by Ayten Amin (Egypt) – 1h30
Production : VIVID REELS

LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) – 1h53
Production : CARAVAN CINEMA LTD – International Sales : PROTAGONIST PICTURES

ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) – 1h26
Production : LES FILMS VELVET – International Sales : WTFILMS – French Distribution : AD VITAM

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Sweden) – 1h40
Production : LAVA FILMS – International Sales : NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

TEDDY by Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma (France) – 1h28
Production : BAXTER FILMS – International Sales : WTFILMS – French Distribution : THE JOKERS FILMS

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) – 2h05
Production : KORO FILMS – French Distribution : UFO DISTRIBUTION

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) – 2h
Production : SEE-SAW FILMS – International Sales : CROSS CITY FILMS – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) – 1h40
Production : PARTIZAN FILMS – International Sales : BE FOR FILMS – French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) – 2h14
Production : BAVARIA FILMPRODUKTION – International Sales : PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL

NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) – 1h46
Production : NEMESIS FILMS – International Sales : WAZABI FILMS

HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman (Israel) – 1h34
Production : SPIRO FILMS – International Sales : MK2 FILMS

** AN OMNIBUS FILM **

SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG by Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping et Patrick Tam (Hong Kong) – 1h53

Production : MILKYWAY IMAGE – International Sales : MEDIA ASIA DISTRIBUTION

** THE FIRST FEATURES **

FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) – 1h52
Production : PERCIVAL PICTURES – International Sales : HANWAY FILMS – French Distribution : METROPOLITAN FILMEXPORT

PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) – 1h45
Production : PLATTFORM PRODUKTION – International Sales : VERSATILE

SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) – 1h32
Production : MILLE ET UNE PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : THE PARTY FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES – French Distribution : JOUR2FÊTE

CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (Memory House) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil) – 1h27
Production : MANEKI FILMS

BROKEN KEYS (Fausse note) by Jimmy Keyrouz (Lebanon) – 1h30
Production : EZEKIEL

IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) – 1h20
Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL- French Distribution : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Déa Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) – 2h10
Production : FIRST PICTURE / O.F.A – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh (France) – 1h35
Production : HAUT ET COURT – International Sales : TOTEM FILMS – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) – 1h13
Production : AVENUE B PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : LUXBOX – French Distribution : PANAME DISTRIBUTION

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) – 1h35
Production : 10:15 PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : KINOLOGY – French Distribution : REZO FILMS

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) – 1h48
Production : CG CINEMA – International Sales : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE – French Distribution : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE

SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Fall) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) – 1h40 – Copresented with l’ACID
Production : SISTER PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : INDIE INTERNATIONAL SALES – French Distribution : ROUGE DISTRIBUTION

JOHN AND THE HOLE by Pascual Sisto (Spain) – 1h38
Production : MUTRESSA MOVIES

STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Courir au gré du vent) by WEI Shujun (China) – 2h36
Production : ALIBABA PICTURES

THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO (La Mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi) by Dani Rosenberg (Israel) – 1h40
Production : PARDES FILMS – International Sales : FILMS BOUTIQUE

** 3 DOCUMENTARY FILMS **

EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (Downstream to Kinshasa) by Dieudo Hamadi – (Democratic Republic of Congo) – 1h30
Production : LES FILMS DE L’OEIL SAUVAGE – International Sales : ANDANA FILMS

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) – 1h24
Production : GO GIGI GO PRODUCTIONS LLC – Distribution France : SONY PICTURES RELEASING

9 JOURS A RAQQA by Xavier de Lauzanne – (France) – 1h30
Production : ALOEST FILMS

** 5 COMEDY FILMS **

ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES by Caroline Vignal (France) – 1h35
Production : CHAPKA FILMS – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) – 1h30
Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS – French Distribution : UGC DISTRIBUTION

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) – 1h40
Production : AGAT FILMS & CIE – International Sales : MK2 FILMS – French Distribution : MEMENTO FILMS DISTRIBUTION

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) – 1st film
Production : TRESOR FILMS – International Sales : STUDIO CANAL – French Distribution : STUDIO CANAL

LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) – 1h27
Production : LES FILMS SUR MESURE – International Sales : CHARADES – French Distribution : LE PACTE

** 4 ANIMATED FILMS **

AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japan) – 1h22
Production : NHK / NHK ENTERPRISES / STUDIO GHIBLI – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : WILD BUNCH

FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) – 1h30
Production : FINAL CUT FOR REAL – International Sales : CINEPHIL

JOSEP by Aurel (France) – 1h20 – 1st film
Production : LES FILMS D’ICI – International Sales : THE PARTY FILM SALES – French Distribution : SOPHIE DULAC DISTRIBUTION

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) – 1h30
Production : PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS – French Distribution : THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: As I don’t have a whole lot of background in the films in this rundown, I will not be adding too much to the mix. Sadly, I fear that my cinephile interests rarely leave the superhero action-adventure sorts of releases but that’s fine by me since I like the escape that they bring me. That being said I wonder what you readers of “The Chronicles” think about this rundown. Will you be seeking out any of the films lined out up above? Chime in down below with the ones that pique your interest the most as it might help me with my own awareness. Thanks for reading, stay safe out there and I will see you again soon.

Official Website: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/

Geeks OUT Announces Flame Con 2020 Postponement Due To Coronavirus

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The Press Release:
While this likely does not come as a surprise, it is with great sadness that we must announce the postponement of Flame Con 2020, due to concerns around COVID-19. Though Flame Con will not be held this year, we look forward to coming back, bigger and better, at the Times Square Sheraton on August 21-22, 2021!

Geeks OUT’s mission is to support out queer geek community near and far. While we were hopeful that the global situation would have begun to improve by the late spring, it would have been irresponsible to risk anyone’s well-being by hosting an event of Flame Con’s size in NY this August.

Our organization would not be what it is without all the hard work, time, and passion you all have given. That we have grown to this size is a testament to the fact that hope and creativity can bring a community to life. The Geeks OUT board & Flame Con Steering Committee are eternally grateful for you.

And, of course, all is not a wash! We are looking into ways we can continue to bring our community together this summer. Details on remote events, presented by Geeks OUT, shortly.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy summer!

The Flame Con Steering Committee: Maya Bishop, Chair, Jayson Bennett, Gabe Berlin, Steve Gianaca, Kevin Gilligan, Nic Gitau, Bethany Gonzalez, Rachel Greeman, John Jennison, Niki Johnson, Sa’Mada Lawler, Michelle Rose Micor

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: The cancellation of any special event really gets to me and having been a media attendee to three Flame Cons already, I am saddened by this latest postponement news. As you diehard readers know, I cover a LOT of conventions and trade shows for both “The Chronicles” and for PiercingMetal and based on this terrible viral pandemic have not been anywhere since the first week of March. I feel bad for this still growing in prominence convention because they do such good for the geeks in the LGBTQ Community and I’ve been happy to use my own media voice to help broadcast the talented people that I meet at this convention. My hope is for a better, more exciting and most of all HEALTHY 2021. I cannot wait for things to get as close to normal as they possibly can. Stay healthy my friends, wear a mask if you go outside and practice social distancing and make sure you are in accordance with your own regions guidelines before doing anything. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.flamecon.org
Official Website: http://www.geeksout.org

BookConline 2020 Reveals Final Schedule Of Virtual Events

The other day I helped share a healthy amount of the schedule of the now in progress, first-ever BookExpo Online. As you all know by now, a gathering of this size in an event space like the Javits Center is impossible based on the continuing problems with the Coronavirus Pandemic. Both the traditional BookExpo and The Book Con were cancelled as physical happenings and turned into online affairs. HERE

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Following in similar fashion, the weekend will find the aptly named BookConline being presented on their Official Facebook Page and I’ve embedded the full schedule that the media was sent for your consumption. Since its the weekend and you’re still not really supposed to do anything, get up nice and early with a fresh pot of coffee and sit in front of Facebook. It’s not like you weren’t going to do a lot of that anyway – At least with BookConline you can learn a thing of three.

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The 2020 New York International Auto Show Is Cancelled; See You In 2021

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The Press Release:
As of today, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center continues to be closed for all expo business due to its role as a field hospital for COVID-19 cases. Although it currently has no patients, the facility remains set-up as an active hospital and is in standby mode for the foreseeable future. Because of this, organizers of the New York International Auto Show have decided the next Show will take place April 2 – 11, 2021. Press Days are March 31 & April 1.

“Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have worked closely with the Governor’s office and with Javits officials to protect our attendees,” said Mark Schienberg, president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, the organization that owns and operates the New York Auto Show. “We are extremely proud of the role the Javits Center has played during this difficult time, and we understand the need for it to remain ready to serve.”
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