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    indieWIRE Interview: Crispin Hellion Glover, director of "What Is It?"

    Winner of the best narrative film prize at last year's Ann Arbor Film Festival, Crispin Hellion Glover's "What Is It?" debuted at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. A film that essentially began as a short, the project took a decade to create (overcoming many obstacles) and is not so simply described ...

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    The Guardian: Bollywood heads for Yorkshire as Sheffield outshines New York

    The world's largest film industry's awards weekend will involve a four-day extravaganza in five cities. Rome wanted it. So did Hong Kong and New York. But Yorkshire saw them all off and the Bollywood Oscars, a glittering celebration of celluloid romance, song and dance, will come to the white rose c...

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    NY Times: The Elusive Realism of Rossellini

    "One can't live without Rossellini," a character declares in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1964 film "Before the Revolution." Yet, almost three decades after Roberto Rossellini's death in 1977, most moviegoers in America manage to live without the Italian director, though perhaps not as happily as they migh...

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    AP: Oscar-winning actor Jack Palance dies

    Jack Palance, the craggy-faced menace in "Shane," "Sudden Fear" and other films who turned successfully to comedy in his 70s with his Oscar-winning self-parody in "City Slickers," died Friday. Palance died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, Calif., surrounded by family, said spokesman Dick ...

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    AP: Humiliated frat boys sue "Borat"

    Two fraternity members from a South Carolina university are suing over their appearance in the hit movie "Borat," saying they were duped into making racist and sexist remarks. The legal action filed Thursday on their behalf claims they were tricked into appearing in the spoof documentary "Borat: Cul...

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    Weinsteins Buy Wong's "Blueberry"

    The Weinstein Company has nabbed all U.S., Australian and New Zealand rights to Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights," described as a romantic comedy in a TWC announcement. The filmmaker's English language debut stars Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman, was writ...

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    DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES: Mountains, Music, Genocide and More True Stories in AFI Fest Doc Competit

    As is often the case at U.S. film festivals, the documentary competition can present some of a festival's strongest works. A number of acclaimed new non-fiction films are having their U.S. premiere at AFI Fest 2006, alongside a selection of world premieres. From the Toronto International Film Festiv...

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    Gothams to Honor Robbins, Kuras

    At this month's Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, Tim Robbins will receive the inaugural Gotham Awards Humanitarian Tribute and D.P. Ellen Kuras will receive the re-instated "below the line" tribute to an individual working behind the camera, according to an IFP announcement today. The organization, which announced competitive nominees last month, also unveiled event partnerships with The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Times, IFILM.COM, and Revver. The Gotham Awards, to be hosted this year by David Cross, will be held on November 29th. Programs on tap include a "Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You" screening series at MoM...

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    AFI Fest Invites Audience Feedback

    In a partnership with Audience by Withoutabox (a new online social network), AFI Fest is inviting its festival attendees to rate films, post comments, and review films after event screenings. Visitors can visit the new interactive website and keep blogs or access the social software via the on-site "Blog Bar" inside the box office at the fest's Arclight Cinemas Rooftop Village. The festival continues through November 12th. In a statement, festivals director Christian Gaines said:Our audiences are discoverers and tastemakers. It's wonderful for us to know what they think of the films we program, and for our filmmakers to get broader feedback. ...

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    "The Queen" and "Private Fears" to Bookend 47th Thessaloniki Fest

    Stephen Frears' "The Queen" and Alain Resnai's "Private Fears in Public Places" will bookend the 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, taking place November 17 - 26 in Greece. This year, the festival will host an Homage to Brazilian Cinema in addition to new cinema from China. Additionally,...

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