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    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS: Leading Independent Producers Gather to Toast Ted Hope at 3rd Annual Ind

    With a mix of sincerity and silliness, leading independent film producer Ted Hope was saluted Thursday night at the Hamptons International Film Festival by an leading group of filmmaking colleagues and industry friends. The event, presented in conjunction with indieWIRE, ranged from toast to roast a...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: "51 Birch Street" Bows; "Requiem," "Sleeping Dogs," "Jonestown" and More

    Hailed by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott this week as, "one of the most moving and fascinating documentaries I've seen this year," Doug Block's "51 Birch Street" seems to be off to a great start, particularly given the fact that the release was initiated by the filmmaker himself. The film deb...

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    IDFA Sets '06 Competition Slate for Annual Amsterdam Doc Festival

    Considered the leading international documentary festival, Amsterdam's 19th annual IDFA will kick off on November 23rd with Dutch filmmaker Jiska Rickels' first feature-length film "4 Elements." The film is one of 18 documentaries set for IDFA's Joris Ivens Competition, which includes just two U.S. ...

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    DISPATCH FROM THE HAMPTONS: Haas' War Story, "The Situation," Kicks Off a Festival of International

    Out on the East End of Long Island Wednesday night, the world premiere of Philip Haas' "The Situation" kicked off the 14th Hamptons International Film Festival. Set in contemporary Iraq, the film stars Connie Nielsen and Damian Lewis and will be released by Shadow Distribution early next year. Three...

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    NY Times: An American in North Korea, Pledging Allegiance to the Great Leader

    Even at 64 years old and in failing health, James Dresnok projects an imposing figure. Six-foot-five with a huge frame and giant jowls, he speaks into the camera with a firm, distinct Southern accent. Metal teeth glint as he talks. "I will give you the truth; I've never told anyone before," says Mr....

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    The Guardian Interview: Gael Garcia Bernal

    Actor and director Gael Garcia Bernal talks about his journey from stage school to working with some of the biggest names in Latin American cinema, why it is impossible to take the politics out of Mexican filmmaking and the 'cage of melancholy' that surrounds his country's cinematic tradition. "I un...

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    Korea Times: Fresh 'New Current' Films From SE Asia

    Tonight (Friday) the curtain will fall over the 11th Pusan International Film Festival. Right before the screening of the closing film, the Chinese hit comedy "Crazy Stone," by Ning Hao, the awards ceremony will disclose the recipient of the 11th New Currents Award. The jury in charge of determining...

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    AFP: Shane Meadow's "This Is England" joins fray at RomeFilmFest

    British filmmaker Shane Meadows' powerful "This Is England," focussing on Thatcher-era skinheads through the eyes of an impressionable boy, joined the competition at the RomeFilmFest. The mercurial Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), who lost his father in the Falklands War, is mercilessly teased at school and...

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    Reuters: MTV newsman Yago sells Iraq War script

    Veteran MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago has sold a movie script inspired partly by his work covering the Iraq War. "Underdog," which was picked up by Focus Features, follows a soldier who returns home in disgrace and must reconcile with the mother of a buddy who died in Iraq. Meanwhile, another y...

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    REELER: Leacock's Greatest Hits Return to NYC

    S.T. VanAirsdale reports on the Stranger Than Fiction series tribute to Ricky Leacock at the IFC Center Tuesday night (in conjunction with the Full Frame Documentary Festival). Introducing the event, Full Frame's Nancy Buirski praised: "I think that you do understand the impact that direct cinema -- a new way of filming the world-- had on all of us," she said. "It affected the way we saw the world, and Ricky and his colleagues were in the forefront and really created this way of filming the world. But I would submit that Ricky took that further. He also not only believed that one doesn't infringe on what one is seeing, one observes, one just ...

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