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    REVIEW | A Million Little Pieces: James Longley's Iraq in Fragments

    It seems nary a month goes by without a new documentary about the Iraq War arriving at the local art house, with results ranging from the political thesis on the current U.S. military industrial complex in "Why We Fight" to brutal firsthand accounts of combat in "Occupation: Dreamland" and "The War ...

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    Darren Aronofsky @ Apple Store Soho

    indieWIRE continues its monthly series with Apple Store - SoHo that presents indie film professionals discussing various aspects of the filmmaking process. On Monday, November 13th (7:00pm - 8:30pm), Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky ("Requiem for a Dream") will discuss his upcoming film, "The Fountain," which is "an odyssey about one man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. As a 16th century Conquistador, a modern-day scientist, and a 26th century astronaut, he searches for the secret to eternal life." Starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, "The Fountain" is being released by Warner Brothers Pictures November 22. The event will b...

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    BOX OFFICE: Early Weekend Estimates

    Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" opened with big numbers this weekend, earning an estimated 202,243 on 5 screens, for an estimated per screen average of 40,449, according to Sony Pictures Classics. Meanwhile, from Paramount Vantage, "Babel" expanded to 13 markets and earned an estimated $918,464 at 35 the...

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    AWARDS WATCH: "Volver" and "The Lives of Others" Lead European Film Award Nominations

    The nominees for the European Film Awards were announced at the Seville Film Festival today, with Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" from Spain and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others" from Germany dominating the nominations. Each received six nods, including a nomination for best Europe...

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    DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES: Penelope Cruz in Spotlight at AFI Fest Tribute

    After nearly six months of critical attention and acclaim for her lead performance in Pedro Almodovar's "Volver," actress Penelope Cruz stepped into Hollywood's spotlight on Thursday night, accepting this year's AFI Fest tribute on the second night of the festival. A veteran of some 40 films in just...

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    Indie Actress/Director Adrienne Shelly Dead

    Forty-year old Adrienne Shelly, the actress and director who made her name starring in Hal Hartley's "Trust" ad "The Unbelievable Truth" and directed the indie features "Sudden Manhattan" and "I'll Take You There," was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York City, according to the New York...

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    AFP: London Film Festival Closes with "Babel"

    The London Film Festival wrapped up with a gala screening of the new Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu film, "Babel." Actor Gael Garcia Bernal was greeting fans on the red carpet as the two-week festival, which featured over 300 films, closed. Four awards were presented at the gala, including an honor for...

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    Short and Feature Docs Nominees Named for 22nd IDA Awards

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced its nominees in the features and shorts categories for the 22nd IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards. The feature docs competing are: "Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?" "Deliver Us From Evil," "Iraq in Fragments," "Showbusiness: A Season to Remember," and "Sierra Leon's Refugee All Stars." The five nominated shorts include: "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "The Diary of Immaculee, Angel's Fire," "The Short History of the Potato Pie & How it Became a Flying Saucer," and "The Wild Sheep, and the Fox and Love." The winners will be announced live for the first tim...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: Almodovar's "Volver" Arrives, "Romantico" Debut, and More

    Two acclaimed Spanish language films are the highlights this week: "Volver" by Pedro Almodovar and "Romantico" from Mark Becker. Perhaps the most acclaimed foreign language film of the year so far, Almodovar's "Volver," which debuted to considerable acclaim at Cannes this year and has garnered growi...

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    DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES: Famous Faces and FILMEX in Spotlight as AFI Opens 20th Fest

    A long line of men in tuxedos and women in cocktail dresses gathered outside the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Blvd. last night in Los Angeles, but while it wasn't Oscar night, a nearby red carpet was filled with name Hollywood actors and rows of screaming fans. The big crowd of formally dressed guests...

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