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    IFC Films Takes U.S. Rights to "My Best Friend"

    IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Toronto International Film Festival gala title "My Best Friend" by French director Patrice Leconte, starring Daniel Auteuil. Auteuil portrays Francois, an arrogant antique dealer who is confronted by the fact that those closest to him do not like him. His business partner bets him a Greek vase that he cannot find a single person that truly calls him a friend, so Francois meets and asks a likable taxi driver, Bruno, to teach him how to be lovable. IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, and the company's Elizabeth Nastro and Ryan Werner negotiated the deal with Wild Bunch's Carole Baraton on behalf o...

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    CBC: Tokyo Film Fest Announces Prize Winners

    Canadian Roy Dupuis has captured the best actor prize at the 19th annual Tokyo International Film Festival for his portrayal of hockey legend Maurice Richard in the movie "The Rocket." The festival handed out its awards Sunday night, honouring the art house comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" with two tro...

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    NY Times: From an Idea by Kubrick, a New Film May Be Born

    Stanley Kubrick never threw anything away. On the other hand, he didn't have much of a filing system, and when he moved--permanently, it turned out--from Hollywood to London in 1962, a great many things went astray. Among them was the sole copy of a film treatment called "Lunatic at Large," which Mr...

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    AP: Kazakh anger has yet to ebb over Borat

    Borat beware: Accept an invitation by a top Kazakh official to find out what the country is really like and you could be in for a nasty surprise. As British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's movie about his bigoted, English-mangling creation Borat Sagdiyev hits screens in Europe and the United States, the horror and outrage among Kazakhs of all stripes over the way their nation is being misrepresented has not gone away. In "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," the fictional Kazakh journalist travels to the United States to make a documentary and bring his findings back to his homeland. Along the way...

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    SF Chronicle: American Indians find voices in film

    When the American Indian Film Festival opens Friday in San Francisco, it will be 31 autumns old. And like the season it is celebrated in, the festival showcases films that fall from a world warm with history while facing an industry that can be cold and cynical. Opening this year's festival will be ...

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each week, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the three day weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. W...

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    Lynch's "Inland Empire" to Debut at IFC Center, December 6th

    David Lynch's "Inland Empire" will have its theatrical debut on December 6th in an exclusive two-week NYC theatrical run at IFC Center. Lynch recently announced that he is self-distributing the film in the U.S. Peter Langs at 518 Media is handling the theatrical distribution and the current plan is to lead right into a platform release in a number of cities. An IFC announcement describes the film as:The latest hallucinatory vision from the iconoclastic director of 'Blue Velvet' and 'Twin Peaks', 'Inland Empire' stars Laura Dern in a tour-de-force performance as, perhaps, an actress cast opposite a womanizing bad-boy actor (Justin Theroux) in ...

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    The Guardian Interview: Juliette Binoche

    We have been talking about motherhood for just a few moments when Juliette Binoche starts to cry. She is recounting a documentary that she saw, she thinks in 1998 when she was in London, about an old woman who had survived the sinking of the Titanic. "She was talking about what happened to her when ...

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    SF360: Stanley Nelson on the Jonestown tragedy

    Of the many surreal moments that make up "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple,," some of the most surprising come courtesy of esteemed left-of-center politicians of the city and country in the '70s. Willie Brown, Jimmy Carter, and George Moscone all courted the Reverend Jim Jones and his...

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    DISPATCH FROM HAWAII: With a Spotlight on Asia, Hawaii Int'l Fest Shines

    Film festivals are like weddings: at any given time, there's one going on somewhere in the world. It's pretty safe to say, however, that there really is no festival on the circuit quite like the Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. In part that's because well, it's Hawaii, complete with...

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