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    "Tripper" to Open 6th Screamfest

    David Arquette's directorial debut film, "The Tripper," will have its world premiere on Friday, October 13th, kicking off the opening night of the 6th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival, Screamfest founder Rachel Belofsky announced Wednesday. Screamfest is one of the largest horror film festival in the United States and will be held from October 13 - 22 at the Mann Chinese Theaters in Hollywood. The film is a bloody political satire, starring Jamie King ("Sin City"), Thomas Jane ("The Punisher"), Lukas Haas ("Alpha Dog"), around a group of friends who escape to a modern-day Woodstock concert for a weekend of debauchery, only to be stalked...

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    iW Video: A Chat With Christine Vachon

    indieWIRE Video: During a Q & A session hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday night, film producer Christine Vachon ("Far From Heaven", "Boys Don't Cry", "One Hour Photo") talks about making movies within a changing business and explains how she maintain enthusiam for moviemaking am...

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    Spotlights, Rising Stars, Burstyn, Altman, Hope and "Astronaut Farmer" Unveiled for 14th Hamptons Fe

    More details of the 14th Hamptons International Film Festival were released Wednesday by organizers. As previously unveiled, the festival will open with the world debut of Philip Haas' "The Situation," a thriller, romance and war movie set in contemporary Iraq, starring Connie Nielsen and Damian Lew...

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    H'Wood Reporter: Who knew? Filipino drag queens welcomed in Israel

    You can't accuse filmmaker Tomer Heymann of tackling a mundane subject in this documentary, a multiple-award winner at various festivals. Dealing with a group of immigrant transvestite and transsexual Filipinos who care for elderly Orthodox Jews in Tel Aviv, "Paper Dolls" manages to wrest surprising...

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    The Guardian Interview: Emilio Estevez, director of "Bobby"

    He was one of the original brat-packers whose films defined the 80s. Then Emilio Estevez's career dived and the tabloids attacked. As he returns with an Oscar-tipped movie about the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, he tells Geoffrey Macnab about the good times and the bad. "I believe it was one of th...

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    AFP: US soldier who defected to North Korea tells story in new movie

    A US soldier who defected to communist North Korea more than 40 years ago will finally get to tell his story to the world in an upcoming film, executives said. "Crossing the Line" covers the stories of four US army defectors to the North, including the last one known to be still in Pyongyang -- Private First Class James Joseph Dresnok. It will have its world premiere at South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival next month. Dresnok crossed the heavily fortified border from South Korea to the North in August 1962 at age 21. "Crossing the Line" co-producer Nicholas Bonner and producer/director Daniel Gordon interviewed Dresnok several time...

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    SF360: Ian Inaba wants your vote

    After the Y2K and 2004 presidential elections, we all learned to expect the unexpected. By now, more than a few realized they better actually begin to document the "unexpected" -- as it becomes clear just how much pre-planning really goes into making these election days so very mixed up. With yet another election bound to supply more sets of the usual disasters, Ian Inaba's documentary, "American Blackout," makes the case that election "accidents," especially when it comes to the U.S.'s African American voting population, aren't exactly random occurrences. Using the orchestrated campaigns against Cynthia McKinney's elections as a starting poi...

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    Reuters: Rome unveils film fest lineup, plays down Venice row

    A mix of big Hollywood productions and arty European movies will mark Rome's first international film festival next month, organizers said on Tuesday as they played down rivalry with Venice's venerable film contest. French and Italian movies dominate the 16-film lineup for the Rome festival's main c...

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    Academy Awards Deadline Near for Animation, Shorts and Foreign Language Categories

    Monday, October 2, is the deadline to submit Oscar entries in the Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film categories as well as in the Foreign Language Film category. To be considered for the 79th Academy Awards, entry forms and supporting materials must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. that day. Foreign language film prints must be received no later than Friday, October 13. Only one picture will be accepted from each country. The 79th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. For all rules and other informatio...

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    Delta and Gen Art Team Up for "Fly-In Movies"

    Delta Air Lines is seeking emerging filmmakers to showcase original short films on its new in-flight entertainment system and on its website. Delta is partnering with Gen Art to host a national short film competition dubbed "Delta’s Fly-In Movies." Delta, which will be a sponsor of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, is offering filmmakers the chance to showcase their short films both on Delta's website and on Delta flights, and to win cash, travel and a trip to the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Film submissions will be accepted now through October 31st. Five finalists will be chosen and the winner will be announced at Sundance. The winning film...

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