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    At The New York Film Fest (not Toronto), World Cinema Gets its Due and Looks For Distribution

    Finally, world cinema gets the chance to shine. As the 43rd New York Film Festival kicks off tonight at Lincoln Center, about two dozens films from around the globe will get the attention they deserve -- unencumbered by studio junketeering and high-priced acquisitions news.

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    "Bee Season" and The Weather Man" Bookend 13th Hamptons Fest

    The Hamptons International Film Festival announced details of its 13th edition Wednesday evening during an event at the Sony building in Midtown Manhattan. The fest, which will run October 19 – 23 on the east end of Long Island, New York, will include 27 world premieres, 23 U.S. premieres, fou...

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    Miramax Grabs "The Heart of the Game", Roadside Goes "Wah-Wah," ThinkFilm Gets "Chong"

    A trio of fest deals emerged Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival, Miramax has acquired all North American rights to Ward Serrill.s celebrated Toronto doc "The Heart of the Game," the first acquisition for Miramax.s new president, Daniel Battsek, the company announced Thursday. In oth...

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    Reitman's "Smoking" Apparently Acquired; Fox Searchlight and Paramount Classics Each Claiming Separa

    Fox Searchlight and Paramount Classics are at odds over which company has acquired the rights to Jason Reitman's debut feature "Thank You For Smoking". The film was apparently acquired in a pact that closed Saturday night here in Toronto, however it remains unclear who will be releasing the new film...

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    On the Edge: Lodge Kerrigan Talks Collapse and Chance in "Keane"

    With his latest picture "Keane," Lodge Kerrigan reaffirms the maverick mantle he established over ten years ago with his 1994 debut "Clean, Shaven." As unnerving and concise as his celebrated bow, "Keane" is also a more full-bodied and emotionally harrowing expression of Kerrigan's talents. Starring British actor Damian Lewis (in a riveting performance) as the title character William Keane, the film stalks its protagonist -- as he reels from the abduction of his young daughter -- with the tightly observed, hand-held camerawork reminiscent of the Dardenne brothers ("Rosetta," "The Son"). A visceral exercise in post-9-11 anguish, a bravura use ...

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    Production Report: "Angst", "The Big Bad Swim", "Find Love", "Full Grown Men", "Warriors"

    [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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    Uniting the Two Koreas, in Animated Films At Least

    It is the most Korean of folk tales. A young girl, Shim Chung, gives her life to a sea dragon so that her blind father may see again - and is rewarded for her filial piety by becoming an empress. Now Shim Chung has earned another reward for her selfless sacrifice: an animated version of her ancient ...

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    5 Questions for Lori Silverbush & Michael Skolnik, Directors of "On The Outs"

    5 Questions for Lori Silverbush & Michael Skolnik, Directors of "On The Outs"

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    Shadow Boxing: Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby"

    Shadow Boxing: Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby"

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    Spacey and Brunetti form Production Company, Trigger Street Independent

    Spacey and Brunetti form Production Company, Trigger Street Independent

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