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    "Solo Dios Sabe" Set at Palm

    Palm Pictures has acquired North American and Caribbean rights to Carlos Bolado's "Solo Dios Sabe," which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. "The film follows the relationship of Mexican journalist Damian, played by Diego Luna and Brazilian student Dolores, played by Alice Braga. The company is planning an early 2007 theatrical release of the film. The deal was negotiated by David Koh, head of acquisitions & production for Palm Pictures, and Rosanne Korenberg on behalf of the filmmakers. "Palm Pictures really works with directors and thinks like them," said filmmaker Bolado, in a statement. "I love their catalog! We're ...

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    First Independent Goes "Green"

    First Independent Pictures has acquired US, Australian, New Zealand, and South African rights to Paul Fox's "Everything's Gone Green," written by Douglas Coupland. The company is planning a Spring 2007 theatrical release in a deal brokered by Shoreline Entertainment. The film debuted at the Toronto ...

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    REVIEW | Little Voices: Joey Lauren Adams's "Come Early Morning"

    Is "Come Early Morning" a parallel universe imagining of what would've become of Ruby Lee Gissing had she stayed stuck in her small Southern town? As the titular twentysomething of Victor Nunez's 1993 "Ruby in Paradise," Ashley Judd went off to Florida to find herself; as thirtysomething Lucy in th...

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    Sarah Silverman Returns as MC of the 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards

    Sarah Silverman will return as Master of Ceremonies for the 2007 Spirit Awards Film Independent announced Tuesday. Nominations for the 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards will be announced on Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00 am PST, and the ceremony will take place will in a tent on the beach in Santa...

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    Sundance at 25: Celebrating the Institute and Examining its Future

    While Paul Newman, 81, carried around a bucket full of beers, collecting tips amounting to $450, other actors, from Parker Posey to Uma Thurman to Stanley Tucci, served wine to attendees. It was their way of saying thanks to the Sundance Institute, which celebrated its 25th anniversary at a fundrais...

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    Strand Gets "Syndromes" and "Sleep" From Fortissimo

    Strand Releasing closed a pair of pacts with Fortissimo at the American Film Market in Los Angeles, acquiring Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Syndromes of the Century" and Tsai Ming-liang's "I Don't Want to Sleep Alone." Both movies were commissioned as part of the City of Vienna's New Crowned Hope ser...

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    LA Weekly: Film Critics' Picks at AFI Fest

    "Directed by John Ford," "Family Law," "Full Grown Men," "The Host," "Inland Empire," "Ten Canoes," "12:08 East of Bucharest," and "Who Loves the Sun" among the critics' picks at the LA Weekly. The films are currently screening at the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, which continues thro...

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    NY Times: Oscar Town East

    Films may be produced and made in Hollywood, but come October and November the center of gravity shifts, and they are remade in the crucible of New York. With just 600 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in New York, compared with about 4,000 in Los Angeles, the city might see...

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    Almodovar Returns to the Top of the Box office with "Volver"

    Sony Pictures Classics' belief that Spain's Pedro Almodovar has become America's most well-known European director since Fellini received plenty of filmgoer support last weekend, as "Volver" topped this week's indieWire Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) by averaging just under $40,000 from its five...

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    LA Times: A film fest for the right

    This weekend Michael Moore followers will have to take a backseat to Michael Medved fans, thanks to the third annual Liberty Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Pacific Design Center. The festival is the brainchild of Jason Apuzzo and Govindini Murty, husband-and-wife film devotees who are on a...

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