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iW ROUND UP | Wednesday, September 24

iW ROUND UP | Wednesday, September 24

indieWIRE’s snapshot of news and views from around the web at mid-week.

“Bashir” Picked From Israel
Sony Pictures Classics’ Cannes Acquisition to Vie for Foreign Language Oscar . [VAR]

Jamie Stuart, Part 1
It wouldn’t be NYFF without new short films from the New York filmmaker. His first, with brief cameos from Laurent Cantet and kelly Reichardt, is online now. [FILMMAKER]

Burns Disses Palin
At an Emmy panel in NYC, PBS doc auteur Ken Burns calls Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin “supremely unqualified” and likens the race to “a high school popularity contest and an ‘American Idol’ competition.” [HR]

“Slacker Uprising”
Available now: Michael Moore is giving away his doc tracking his ’04 election season travels, for free, online. [MOORE SITE]

“American Psycho” Eyeing B’way
Musical based on Ellis’ novel is in the works via Johnson-Roessler Co., The Collective and XYZ Films. [HR]

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