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    "Last Days of Left Eye" and "Fay Grim" Bookend 31st Atlanta Film Fest

    Oscar nominated director Lauren Lazin's ("Tupac Resurrection") "Last Days of Left Eye" will open the 31st Atlanta Film Festival on Thursday, April 19. The film centers on Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the hip hop voice of TLC, the best-selling female R&B group of all time. On March 30, 2002, she decided to document her life, filing a mysterious spiritual retreat deep in the jungles of Honduras. On April 25, she died in a tragic accident, leaving behind her unedited tapes, which Lazin edited. Hal Hartley's Toronto and Sundance action/thriller "Fay Grim" will close the festival April 28. For more information, visit including full line up information, ...

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    Remembering Jim Lyons: 1960 - 2007

    James Lyons, known for his frequent work with Todd Haynes, died last week in New York. The editor and actor starred in and edited Haynes' "Poison," winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991. Lyons edited Haynes' other projects: "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story," "Dott...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Syndromes and a Century" writer/director Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a Thai filmmaker who works well outside his country's studio system, is well known to Cannes audiences. "Tropical Malady" won a jury prize in 1994 while "Blissfully Yours" took the top prize in the Un Certain Regard program in 2003. His latest film, "Syndromes and a Cent...

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    "Monastery" and "Devil" Each Win 2 Prizes at Full Frame Doc Fest

    The 10th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival came to a close today in Durham, NC with Pernille Rose Gronkjaer's "The Monastery" winning both the grand jury award and the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award. Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's "The Devil Came on Horseback" also won two p...

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    REVIEW | Stranger in Paradise: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's "Dreaming Lhasa"

    Few films promise as enticing a glimpse into such an iconic but unknown reality as "Dreaming Lhasa" does; the title itself evokes a descriptive yearning. Seeking to explore the dynamics of Tibetan cultural identity in the absence of a homeland denied independence, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's feat...

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    REVIEW | Flame Out: Mary Jordan's "Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis"

    From the inventor of the wheel to the Ramones, originators repeatedly get the short end of the stick: unrefined and unfamiliar, their innovations usually fly over the heads of unappreciative audiences until someone shrewder comes along and renders them accessible. Thus goes the ecstatic yet tragic s...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Dreaming Lhasa" Co-Directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

    Co-directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's "Dreaming Lhasa" is the story of a young woman who has grown up in New York and returns to her roots in McLeod Gunj, Dharamsala, home of the exiled Dalai Lama, to make a film about India's Tibetan community. Along with her assistant, a disaffected local yo...

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    "Golden Door" Opens a Golden San Francisco International Film Festival

    The San Francisco International Film Festival announced a robust lineup for the festival's 50th edition during a press conference Tuesday at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, with 200 films on the roster from 54 countries, and awards in more than 13 categories showing at a variety of locations, but cent...

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    Tribeca Ticket Prices Jump 50% for Upcoming Fest; Most Movies Cost $18 at TFF '07

    The price of seeing a movie at the annual Tribeca Film Festival is increasing dramatically in an area of New York City where the cost of daily life seems to be on a continual incline. At a time when the cost of living in Manhattan continues to push many people to outer boroughs trying to escape $30 ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The Hawk is Dying" Director Julian Goldberger

    Director Julian Goldberger drama "The Hawk is Dying" starring Paul Giamatti and Michael Pitt centers on a man out of place in the world and not comfortable in his own skin. Working as an auto-upholsterer, he lives with his divorced sister and her 20 year-old autistic son. He is also the unwitting ca...

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