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Daily News: Gen Art 2000; IFILM News; Roger Ebert Film Festival

DAILY NEWS: Gen Art 2000; IFILM News; Roger Ebert Film Festival



By Eugene Hernandez & Maya Churi/indieWIRE


>> Gen Art Sets Fest Slate


(indieWIRE/3.29.2000) -- The 2000 Gen Art Film Festival will open
with Mark Osborne's "Dropping Out" on April 26th. The event continues
for 7 days -- again offering 7 films and 7 parties. New this year is
a special "Gen Art Alumni Award," which will be presented to filmmaker
Brad Anderson whose "The Darien Gap" opened the first Gen Art Film
Festival.


Rounding out the feature slate are Jon Shear's "Urbania," Adrienne
Shelly
's "I'll Take You There," Hilary Birmingham's "What Happened
to Tully
," Kevin Jordan's "Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish," Jon
Dichter
's "The Operator," and Matthew Huffman's "Playing Mona Lisa."
Short films set to screen are: Tom E. Brown's "Das Clown," Tara
Veneruso
's "Sidewalkers," Rolf Gibbs' "G," Michael Horowitz and
Gareth Smith's "This Guy is Falling," Aaron Rhodes' "Falling," Oscar
Moore's "The Indescrible Nth," and Matthew Konicek's "Things to
Remember About Daumier
."
[Eugene Hernandez]


[For more information, visit Gen Art online at:
http://www.genart.org]




>> FILM Goes Hollywood; Acquires Creative Directory


(indieWIRE/3.29.2000) -- Seeking to position itself as a leader in
providing data, tools and resources for the Hollywood film community,
IFILM has acquired the leading industry publication, The Hollywood
Creative Directory
. (HCD) The move compliments IFILM's recent
acquisitions of Lone Eagle Publishing and studioXchange. In a
prepared announcement, IFILM CEO Kevin Wendle indicated, "Now,
for the first time, entertainment industry professionals will be
able to find all of these important resources in one convenient
place online.


According to the company, HCD will be incorporated into IFILMPro
later this year and the publication's operations will be merged
into IFILM's Hollywood headquarters. [Eugene Hernandez]

>> Roger Ebert Announces Line-up For "Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film
Festival"


(indieWIRE/3.29.00) -- Roger Ebert has announced the 12 films which
will screen at the historic Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois
as part of Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival. The Festival,
which will take place April 26 - 30, features 12 films selected by
Ebert that were overlooked by audiences, critics and distributors.
According to a prepared statement Ebert "feels strongly that these
motion pictures deserve a second look and a second chance."
In an effort to showcase the films for the general audiences,
distributors, and critics from around the world Ebert will be
bringing many of the films producers, directors and actors to
the screenings. [Maya Churi]


Films being showcased are:
"Sidewalk Stories" (1989) Charles Lane
"Grave of the Fireflies" (1988) Isao Takahata
"American Movie" (1999) Chris Smith and Sarah Price
"Legacy" (1999) Tod S. Lending
"The Terrorist" (1998) Santosh Sivan
"The Castle" (1997) Rob Sitch
"A Woman's Tale" (1991) Paul Cox
"Children of Heaven" (1997) Majid Majidi
"The Last Laugh" (1924) F.W. Murnau & "Un Chien Andalou"(1929) Luis Bunuel
"Deja vu" (1997) Henry Jaglom
"Dark City" (1998) Alex Proyas
"Oklahoma!" (1955) Fred Zinnemann


[Detailed information on the film can be accessed through their
web site at http://www.ebertfest.com]

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