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    Venice Mounts a Resurrection but Opener "Baarìa" Hits the Skids

    After the train-wreck of Venice 2008, it was clear that something had to be done. But what? Responsiveness to emergencies has never exactly seemed one of the Latin virtues, and many fans feared that the festival - the longest-running in the world, and one of the most beloved - might turn into the ci...

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    With New Fest Section, Sundance Embracing Low & No Budget Movies

    In a move aimed at showcasing more low and no budget films, the Sundance Film Festival has announced the creation of a new section for its upcoming 2010 event. Dubbed "Next," the section which will feature six to eight narrative feature films, "selected for their innovative and original work in low-...

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    10 Things The Fall Fests May Tell Us About Awards Season

    The kick-off of the Venice Film Festival tomorrow marks the annual turning point for the fall awards season. Over the next 19 or so days, Venice, Telluride this weekend and Toronto next week will offer both industry, and in Toronto's case the public, a glance at dozens of films that may or may not ...

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    Colossal Youth: Alexis dos Santos's "Unmade Beds"

    As long there as there are young people living out their dreams in cities, there will always be young filmmakers eager and willing to follow them around churning out Bohemian anomie portraiture. Kids in urban settings constitute a broad enough arena of exploration that we'll always have the good (P...

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    TIFF '09 | Dima El-Horr: "Dream in Arabic, speak English and write and read in French"

    Coming from Lebanon, Dima El-Horr's "Every Day is a Holiday" is a striking debut about three women on the road to visit their imprisoned men. Mixing real politics and stark absurdity, El-Horr announces herself as a major new voice in Middle Eastern cinema. The film screens as part of Toronto’s Disc...

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    Basic Formula: Cherien Dabis's "Amreeka"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. "Amreeka" opens this Friday.

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    Box Office: "Issue" Finds Huge Friday Numbers; "Woodstock" Mild

    R.J. Cutler's Anna Wintour doc "The September Issue" is headed for some impressive opening weekend numbers, according to Friday estimates. The Roadside Attractions release took in a massive $77,232 from six New York City screens last night, averaging $12,873. It even managed $2,600 from a midnight ...

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    cinemadaily | A Doc about Whaling "At the Edge of the World"

    The winner of cinematography awards at the Atlanta Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival, as well as a best doc award at Monaco, Dan Stone's "At the End of the World" follows a group of volunteers as they attempt to stop Japanese poachers from entering an Antarctic sea that has been designat...

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    Unsatisfied with "Public" Offers, Ondi Timoner Opts to Do It Herself

    Eight months after receiving the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival - the second time she's won the coveted documentary award - filmmaker Ondi Timoner is bringing her latest film to theaters herself. After raising money for the release and tapping Richard Abramowitz to execute the plan, ...

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    Rebel Rebel: Why "Taking Woodstock" Gave me Goosebumps

    In May, I was lucky enough attend the Cannes Film Festival where I saw Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock." I sat in my very crappy seat way up in the balcony of the press screening watching the film and found myself completely cracking up. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but the film brought me back ...

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