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iW ROUND UP | Tuesday, December 4

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 4, 2008 at 6:48AM

indieWIRE's snapshot of news and views from around the web.
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indieWIRE's snapshot of news and views from around the web.

Recession-hit Americans flocking to movies
True to form and in keeping with past recessions, Americans are flocking to the movies, the chief executive of the largest U.S. theater chain said on Wednesday. [AP]

Kevin Spacey to host short-film festival
MOFILM has received entries from filmmakers in more than 40 countries. [AP]

Berlin festival to spotlight prescient Cold War cinema

The next Berlin Film Festival will showcase Eastern European and German cinema from the Cold War that seemed to foreshadow the end of European communism, organisers said Tuesday. [AFP]

It's nervous-making time at Sundance
While the festival reports that there's been no drop-off in sponsors, press registration and ticket sales, several Sundance veterans say they are reevaluating their festival plans. [LAT]

Tributes and special screenings in Havana
At the inauguration (December 2) in the Karl Marx theatre, directors Jorge Sanjines (Bolivia), Miguel Littin (Chile) and Paul Leduc (Mexico) will be present. [Granma]