Film Notes: Cinemark to broadcast 12-12-12 benefit show

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Cinemark's three theaters in the Pittsburgh area -- Robinson, Frazer and Center Township -- will broadcast the 12-12-12 concert benefiting victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The presentation will be projected live today starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be equal to the price of a child's admission ($6.25 or $6.50 depending on location), and all proceeds will benefit victims of the storm through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

The concert at Madison Square Garden in New York is sold out. The lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, The Who and Paul McCartney, among others. It will be simulcast to more than 2 billion people. For more details on the show: www.121212concert.org.

A list of participating Cinemark locations and ticket purchasing information for the event can be found at www.cinemark.com.

'Lincoln' a critical favorite

"Lincoln" received a record 13 nominations for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

The previous record-holder was "Black Swan" with a dozen nominations.

"Les Miserables" got 11 nominations, "Silver Linings Playbook" 10, "Life of Pi" scored nine and "Argo," "The Master" and "Skyfall" received seven each.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" earned two nominations, one for Logan Lerman for best young actor or actress and another for Stephen Chbosky, who turned his novel into a screenplay for the made-in-Pittsburgh movie.

"The Dark Knight Rises" doubled that with four nominations: visual effects, action movie, actor in an action movie (Christian Bale) and actress in an action movie (Anne Hathaway).

In addition to "Lincoln," best picture nominees are: "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "The Master," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty."

Winners in 28 categories, some with six nominees, will be announced live at a Jan. 10 ceremony. The show will air at 8 p.m. on the CW.

Beatles fans alert

Were you at the Civic Arena on Sept. 14, 1964, when the crowd broke through the police line at the main gate -- to see the Beatles? Or were your parents?

"The Beatles Live! Project," an Apple Corps authorized project, is looking to combine footage, images, music, interviews and stories in a definitive, emotional and visceral feature film about Beatlemania.

OVOW Productions Inc. is looking for original footage, photos or audio recordings of the Beatles in concert. Visit TheBeatlesLiveProject.com to upload media and stories and to learn more about the project.

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Movie editor Barbara Vancheri: bvancheri@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1632. Read her blog: www.post-gazette.com/madaboutmovies.


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