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Beyond TV ~ Carlos Amezcua interviews Valentina on her upcoming movie project “The White Snake”.


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Trend Prive’ Magazine
Changing Humanity one film at a time…
Before Valentina Castellani was a flicker in her parent’s eyes, she was destined to change the world. She was born in Florence, Italy, and her family owned an Opera House Theatre, called “Teatro Verdi.” Her Grandfather Riccardo Castellani was one of the most important producers of the Fellini films and distributors of the Golden Era of Italian cinema. With this estimated background, where is she going to make her mark?


Viva Glamm Magazine ~
Changing Humanity One Film at a Time
Before Valentina Castellani was a flicker in her parent’s eyes, she was destined to change the world. She was born in Florence, Italy, and her family owned an Opera House Theatre, called “Teatro Verdi.” Her Grandfather, Riccardo Castellani, was one of the most important producers of the Fellini films and distributors of the Golden Era of Italian cinema. With this estimated background, where is she going to make her mark?



Blog De Los Angeles
THE AMAZING STORY OF SIOUX CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE: “THE EARTH IS CALLING US”

“When I was young, a black widow spider bit me. The venom started spreading and eating away at my skin. I remember my grandmother praying that I would live, and it was the prayer that pulled me through.”

 
 
 



Interview San Diego Newspaper
Producer discusses new documentary on pipeline protests at Standing Rock – Film producer Valentina Castellani-Quinn was in La Jolla recently to promote her latest documentary “The White Snake ” about alternative fuels oil and how it effects Native…



HuffPost
First Nation Icon to Narrate The White Snake Documentary

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, who led the protests against the Dakota pipeline at Standing Rock, will narrate the documentary film, “The White Snake”, about alternative energies to oil. The story of Standing Rock features prominently in the film. “It’s humbling to stand in front of Chief Arvol, this iconic figure who embodies such dignity, grace, spirit and a sense of history,” said “The White Snake” producer, Valentina Castellani.



Broadway World
NYC Premiere ‘Wonderful Losers: A Different World’ by DGA …

“Wonderful Losers: A Different World,” a documentary that focuses on the less public side of Giro d’Italia, one of the harshest and most …



Hollywood Reporter
Oscars: Lithuania Selects ‘Wonderful Losers. A Different World’ for …

Lithuania has selected Wonderful Losers. A Different World, directed by Arunas Matelis, for best foreign-language film Oscar consideration.



Canadian Cycling Magazine (blog)
‘Wonderful Losers. A Different World’ celebrates cycling’s domestiques and features Svein Tuft

The beauty of cycling can be captured in different ways. Lithuanian filmmaker Arūnas Matelis decided to tell a powerful story about cycling in a …



HuffPost
One Rock, Three Religions: Documentary Brings Hope For Peace In The Middle East

A documentary film that’s quietly winning prizes at international film festivals has achieved the filmmaker’s aim: to start a conversation about one of the world’s most revered and disputed places, Jerusalem’s Al-Haram al-Sharif, also known as the Temple Mount.



The Christian Century
The other Jerusalem: Poverty and isolation in Arab neighborhoods

The just-released documentary film One Rock, Three Religions contains footage of Pope Francis calling for tolerance and coexistence in …



The Jerusalem Post
One rock, three religions – and a single documentary

“The lavishly shot film ambitiously endeavors to summarize the complex layers of political and religious meaning at the Temple Mount.”



The Malibu Times
MJCS Hosts Screening of ‘One Rock Three Religions’

The film, directed by Isaac Hertz, explores humanity by examining Jerusalem’s most politically sensitive site — Haram Al Sharif, also known as the Temple Mount. Jerusalem has been a center of conflict between East and West for decades, and resolution has been defied for decades.



YPO-WPOGlobal Diplomacy and Public Policy Network
One Rock Three Religions – PDF
 
 



Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Movie Review: One Rock, Three Religions

One Rock, Three Religions examines Haram Al Sharif or The Temple Mount – Jerusalem’s sacred site for Muslims, Christians and Jews, and one of the most contested religious sites in the world.



CNN Award Winning Journalist Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Valentina Castellani-Quinn
December 19, 2018 – President of Quinn Studios, Valentina Castellani-Quinn, joins Deborah in studio to talk about the art of filmmaking. She’s the woman behind One Rock, Three Religions and now her newest project, The White Snake.



Valentina Castellani, UN/UNESCO private screening of One Rock Three Religions | Florence Italy



The Business of Film – Cannes Special Issue 2017
The hazardous mission to formulate peace and instigate complex dialogue in a city where One Rock Three Religions is the corner stone of Faith and yet continues to ignite violence

 
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L’Italo Americano
The power of creativity that overcomes tragedies

Valentina Castellani Quinn is not only a well-rounded artist, with a strong background in painting and fashion design, but also an intuitive and forward-thinking entrepreneur. This last quality she discovered accidentally, after the tragic and sudden death of her beloved husband Francesco Quinn, firstborn of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, in the summer of 2011.



Variety
Film Review: ‘The Butterfly’s Dream’

Purportedly Turkey’s most expensive film production to date, “The Butterfly’s Dream” offers a glossily romantic take on a story at least loosely …



Hollywood Reporter
The Butterfly’s Dream (Kelebegin Ruyasi): Palm Springs Review

PALM SPRINGS — Two struggling poet friends in 1940s Turkey fall for the same girl in The Butterfly’s Dream, a sumptuously mounted and …



Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Movie Review: The Butterfly’s Dream

The Butterfly’s Dream, screened for LAWAC members on Monday night, is a beautifully-filmed love story set in the dark days of Turkey in the Second World War, where men have to choose between becoming a soldier or working in the coal mines, and poverty and disease make life a constant struggle.

 
 



IndieWire
Foreign Oscar Entry Review: The Butterfly’s Dream (Kelebeğin Rüyası)

The Butterfly’s Dream, Turkey’s Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

 
 



TheWrap
Screening Series: How ‘The Butterfly’s Dream’ Turned Forgotten Turkish Poets Into Bestsellers

When he started making Turkey’s official Oscar entry “The Butterfly’s Dream,” writer-director Yilmaz Erdoğan set out to give life once again to two World War II era poets long forgotten by time and overshadowed by the circumstances of the age.



Malibu Life | malibutimes.com
Continuing Francesco’s legacy

Eight months after 48-year-old Francesco Quinn’s untimely death, his widow, Valentina Castellani-Quinn, has committed herself to keeping his …

 
 



The Argonaut
Quinn-tessential: From the shadow of tragedy, a ‘Butterfly’ emerges out …

By Michael Aushenker Almost exactly two years ago, in August 2011, the world of Valentina Castellani seemingly imploded. Castellani saw her …



KABC-TV
Anthony Quinn mural in DTLA restored amid Broadway corridor initiative

“Anthony Quinn was an immigrant, who came to America and became one of the most successful actors in the world,” said Valentina Castellani, …



L. A. Times
Anthony Quinn ‘Pope of Broadway’ mural to get restored

Valentina Castellani — the wife of Quinn’s late son, Francesco — called Anthony Quinn a “role model for the Latino community” who “brought …