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    PRODUCTION REPORT | "All Sun and Little White Flowers," "The Alphabet Killer," "Coming Soon," "The L

    [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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    REVIEW | Into the Woods: David Lynch's "Inland Empire"

    Since its wildly anticipated debut screening at this October's New York Film Festival, David Lynch's three-hour, digital-video freefall "Inland Empire" has been both castigated and commended for the same things: its jaggedness, its refusal to give up its secrets, and its merrily incongruous jigsawin...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center to Celebrate Arkin

    Alan Arkin will be in the spotlight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater later this month for an evening celebration of his work. On December 19th at 7 p.m., the Film Society will feature and on-stage conversation between the actor and associate director of programming Kent Jones. The chat will feature clips from Arkin's work, including a screening of his recent work, "Little Miss Sunshine." In a statement, Jones said:Alan Arkin is, quite simply, one of our very best actors. He has a special genius for zeroing on the idiosyncrasies and oddities of his characters, for bringing them to life with all their anxieties and q...

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    IDFA '06: On the Brink of Change, 19th Annual Amsterdam Doc Fest Wraps; "The Monastery" and "We Are

    A favorite of many attendees at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) this year, Pernille Rose Gronkjaer's "The Monastery: Mr. Vig & the Nun" won the award for best documentary in the festival's Joris Ivens Competition. IDFA awarded a 12,500 euro prize to the Danish documentar...

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    AWARDS WATCH: "Volver" and "The Lives of Others" Top European Film Awards

    The European Film Awards were presented Saturday night in Warsaw, Poland with Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" from Spain and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others" from Germany dominating the awards. Each won three of the prizes selected by the 1,700 European Film Academy members, while...

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    Changes at Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival

    The founding director of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Eric Jambor, has resigned after spending eight years at the Alabama event. Jambor told The Birmingham News that he was against changes being impelmented by the event's board of directors. In an email published on IMAGE head Gabe Wardell'...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Arin Crumley and Susan Buice, Co-directors of "Four Eyed Monsters"

    Filmmakers Arin Crumley and Susan Buice's "Four Eyed Monsters" is a narrative feature about modern love and relationships starring the filmmakers, set in New York City. Told through video re-creations of key moments from their lives together, the film includes Buice and Crumley meeting via an online...

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    AFP: Europe's Oscars pit Almodovar, Loach and German newcomer

    The European Film Awards, the continent's version of the Oscars, will Saturday pit international arthouse names Pedro Almodovar and Ken Loach against German newcomer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The ceremony in the Polish capital will combine the glitzy and highbrow in a celebration of the finest of Europe's movie industry. Almodovar's "Volver" has six nominations. The comical drama is shortlisted for best European film, the Spaniard is up for best director and his star Penelope Cruz for best actress. Loach is shortlisted for best film for "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," his hard-hitting story of two brothers during Ireland's 1920s st...

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    Austin Film Society to Honor Ann Richards, Linklater, Paxton and Buckley at March Ceremony

    The Austin Film Society (AFS) today announced that its seventh annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards will pay tribute to the Honorable Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, who acted as the ceremony's emcee for four years. Columnist Liz Smith, who Richards inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2001, will serve as emcee at the March 9, 2007 awards show, which recognizes actors, directors, screenwriters, filmmakers and films from, influenced or inspired by the Lone Star State. Also attending this year's ceremony will be honorees Elizabeth Avellan, Richard Linklater, Bill Paxton and Betty Buckley. They will be honored for their "immense...

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    Le Clef Joins Fortissimo Films in Paris

    Fortissimo Films has appointed Catherine Le Clef as senior vice president, TV and ancillary sales. Le Clef will join the International Film and TV outfit on January 1st and will be based in Paris. The film sales company already has a presence in Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney as well as its main office in Amsterdam. Besides running Fortissimo's existing TV activities, Le Clef is expected to expand the TV side to include documentaries for TV and made for TV movies. Le Clef joins Fortissimo from Paris based Doc & Co, an international distributor of documentaries. In this capacity, she oversaw international distribution of "The Staircase" b...

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