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    REVIEW | Checking Out: Brad Silberling's "10 Items or Less"

    Brad Silberling's "10 Items or Less" takes its title from the express checkout lane at the grocery store, and refers more particularly here to the aisle manned by Spanish actress Paz Vega as Scarlet in a working-class L.A. neighborhood. To this locale, Morgan Freeman--as himself, or someone like hi...

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    The Reeler at The Gothams: "'Half Nelson''s hat trick rescues long night, raises hard questions"

    A hard look at the Gotham Awards from Stu VanAirsdale at The Reeler:If, as IFP executive director Michelle Byrd has been at pains to stress of late, "independence" is more abstraction than brand name, awards like Babel's and Norton's and Kate Winslet's likely confused the relative values of each quantity beyond calculation. Such ambiguity does more than make the room safe for majors, however; it imposes an authority vacuum that makes the organization's primary fundraiser an essentially irrelevant event. Worse yet, beyond the tide of unlikely red-carpet walkers (except that the carpet was blue, natch) like Bahrani and So Yong Kim, the Gothams ...

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    "This is England" Takes Top Prize at British Independent Film Awards

    Shane Meadows' "This is England" won the "Best British Independent Film" award Wednesday night at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) at Hammersmith Palais in London. Kevin Macdonald took the best director prize for "The Last King of Scotland," while "Red Road" stars Tony Curran and Kate Dickie won the best actor and actress nods. Best supporting actor/actress went to Leslie Phillips for "Venus," and the promising newcomer award was presented to Thomas Turgoose for "This is England." Peter Morgan took best screenplay for "The Queen," and best foreign independent film went to "Hidden" (Cache) by Michael Haneke. "Road to Guantanamo" by ...

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    SF360: Otto motives, a Preminger perspective

    In an ideal world, privilege ought to come hand-in-hand with kindness--but in this one, being handed a seat at the top of the heap seldom makes for a pleasant personality. Director, producer and sometime actor Otto Preminger enjoyed a pretty painless ride from well-off family circumstances to well-c...

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    IFC Entertainment and Red Envelope Take Rights to "An Unreasonable Man"

    North American rights to directors Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan's "An Unreasonable Man" has been picked up by IFC Entertainment in partnership with Red Envelope Entertainment from Submarine Entertainment and William Morris. Day and date distribution label IFC First Take will simultaneously premiere the film theatrically and on local cable's On Demand platform. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently short listed the film for consideration in the documentary category for the 79th Academy Awards. The doc looks at the life and career of controversial figure, Ralph Nader. A team of historians working for Atlantic Monthly m...

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    PARK CITY '07 | Sundance Reveals Premieres, Spectrum, Midnight and New Frontiers Lineups: Where Comm

    There are few cinematic happenings in the U.S. where spectators can stand face to face with Gwyneth Paltrow one moment and then witness a video installation sculpture involving bus-terminal televisions the next. Such is the Sundance Film Festival, where organizers announced the lineups today for the...

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    PARK CITY '07 | More Sundance Lineups Today

    The competition lineup for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival was unveiled yesterday here at indieWIRE.com and the rest of the feature film roster will be announced later today, at 4 p.m. EST, including films in the Premieres, Spectrum, New Frontier, and Park City at Midnight sections.

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    DISPATCH FROM IDFA | New DocAgora Considers Distribution and Digital Media at 1st Event

    The first annual DocAgora forum convened Thursday morning at theInternational Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Conceived by organizers Peter Wintonick, Amit Breuer, Fleur Knopperts and Joan Morselt as a compact one-day conference on creating, funding and distributing docs in the age of digital ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Mystelle Brabbee, Director of "Highway Courtesans"

    Director Mystelle Brabbee's doc "Highway Courtesans" follows independent minded Guddi from 16 to 23 ass she begins to question a centuries-old tradition of sanctioned prostitution that started with palace courtesans and now forms the economic core fo her community. Though the village girls willingly...

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    AWARDS WATCH: Gothams to "Half Nelson" and "Iraq in Fragments"

    "Half Nelson" took home a trio of prizes at the 16th annual IFP Gotham Awards. Along with the best feature prize, the film also nabbed honors in the other two categories in which it was nominated - a director's prize for Ryan Fleck, and a breakthrough actor award for newcomer Shareeka Epps. The stor...

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