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    FESTIVALS | CineVegas Gets in Your Pants

    The festival airport driver moved to Vegas from New York when his band competed on a reality show hosted by Wayne Newton. They won. The prize was to be managed by Wayne, and booked across town as the next hot entertainer. But after the show aired, Wayne stopped returning calls cold. When they tried ...

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    NY NY | "Caravaggio," Doc Legends and the Ladies of the "Evening" Grace Gotham

    This week, New York paid tribute to the generally unheralded artists behind the scenes, be they cinematographers, writers or documentarians. Lincoln Center's "Open Roads" series presented the theatrical version of Italian filmmaker Angelo Longoni's "Caravaggio." Maysles, Kopple, Churchill and Peck g...

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    Romania's Cinematic Revolution: Struggling Against the Past

    The Romanian Revolution of 1989 ended decades of oppressive rule by Communist despot Nicolae Ceausescu, but it took another dozen years before Romanian filmmakers finally found their voice and vision. As anyone knows who follows the state of world cinema, the Romanians represent the newest national...

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    REVIEW | Aftermath: Olivier Meyrou's "Beyond Hatred"

    The straightforward, very American, talking-head "expose" approach to documentary, cribbed from television shows like "Dateline NBC" and "20/20," has become the norm - and, in exploitative dreck like "Capturing the Friedmans" and "Crazy Love," efficiently transformed real human lives into sound bite...

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    NY NY | Sundance at BAM, Flashing back to "Monterey," Italy and Horror

    Park City magic returned to Brooklyn's BAM with Sundance highlights, while in Manhattan, '60s music magic returned to the big screen at the IFC Center. Uptown, a groups of the most important directors working today gathered in two very different series at Lincoln Center and the Museum of the Moving ...

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    PRODUCTION REPORT: "Baggage", "Broken Windows", "Elise", "Head Case", "Within The Grid"

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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    CANNES '07 | 10 Films To Watch from the 60th Festival de Cannes

    Dozens of new films from the recent Cannes Film Festival will receive attention and acclaim at film festivals, and ultimately in distribution, around the world after launching earlier this month. In a final festival dispatch from France, indieWIRE offers a subjective hotlist of 10 films worth watchi...

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    CANNES '07 DISPATCH | Considering 'Cinema' As Cannes Celebrates 60 Years; Climate Change Revisited;

    There were no easy answers about the state of cinema on Sunday when Cannes welcomed some of the world's leading filmmakers to celebrate the festival's 60th Anniversary. And finally, frustrated over the questions posed by journalists during an hour-long discussion featuring the thirty or so filmmaker...

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    CANNES '07 ATELIER INTERVIEW | Semih Kaplanoglu: "Time is the raw material of cinema."

    In Semih Kaplanoglu's Atelier project "Milk", a young man who sells milk with his mother watches his world change dramatically as their Turkish town faces globalization and his mother falls in love. Kaplanoglu already has a distinguished record in film. His first feature "Herkes Kendi Evinde" won ...

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    CANNES '07 | Cuaron, Del Toro, and Inarritu Form 'cha cha cha'; Trio Ink 5 Film Pact With Universal/

    Acclaimed filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron ("Children of Men"), Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"), and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel") are forming cha cha cha, a unique production partnership debuting with a Cannes market project. Cha cha cha is partnering with Universal Pictures and its Focus F...

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