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    TORONTO '06 DISCOVERY INTERVIEW: Rajnesh Domalpalli: "Independent film hasn't really taken root as a

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers in the Discovery section of the festival, which TIFF describes as "provocative feature films by new and emerging directors."

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    Woodstock Film Festival To Honor Kopple

    Academy Award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple has been announced as the recipient of the Woodstock Film Festival's Annual Honorary Maverick Award. Kopple produced and directed "Harlan County, USA" and "American Dream," among many others. The festival, celebrating its seventh year October 11-15, 2...

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    TORONTO '06 DISCOVERY INTERVIEW: Jean-Pascal Hattu: "The success of a filmmaker is the success of hi

    Every day through the end of the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, indieWIRE will be publishing interviews with filmmakers in the Discovery section of the festival, which TIFF describes as "provocative feature films by new and emerging directors."

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    "Rescue Dawn" Flies to MGM for North America

    MGM has acquired all North American rights to "Rescue Dawn," the survival story of Dieter Dengler, an American pilot shot down in Viet Cong territory, written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Christian Bale, it was announced today by the company's COO Rick Sands. The film, produced by Gibr...

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    TORONTO '06 DAILY DISPATCH: Weinsteins Wild Over "Vaughn" & "Lane"; Audience Digs "The Lives of Othe

    After the first weekend of movie-going at the Toronto International Film Festival buyers and moviegoers alike were buzzing about fest films. While audiences raved about Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others," which was nabbed by Sony Classics back in the Spring, The Weinstein Compa...

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    Controversial "Death" Screens Today

    The controversial "Death of a President" premieres today at the Toronto International Film Festival. CBC reports that writer-director Gabriel Range has already received death threats, though the film has yet to screen anywhere. The film was referred to as "D.O.A.P." on the festival's program to "k...

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    Sidewalk Fest To Honor Sayles, Renzi

    The 8th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival will honor John Sayles and Maggie Renzi with a special award for "two decades of collaboration and a stellar body of work" next month. They will be honored September 22nd as part of the Opening Night Celebration, with a free panel discussion entitled ...

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    Globe and Mail: Black market below the surface at TIFF

    There's a black market operating under the surface of the Toronto International Film Festival. With many screenings sold out and Gala tickets hard to come by, a cottage industry has sprung up on e-Bay, with sellers hawking everything from tickets to dinner reservations. A pair of Festival Passes - g...

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    Globe and Mail: Shortbus

    While some early critics speculated the film would never get mainstream distribution, ThinkFilm picked up the picture after it screened at Cannes. With a certain [NC-17] rating, however, the screen will only get so much exposure. "Obviously it's a small film," the director John Cameron Mitchell said...

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    TORONTO '06 CRITICS NOTEBOOK: "Half Moon," "Venus," "Art of Crying" Focus on Death; "Escape" and "Fi

    With many of Hollywood's biggest offerings bombing here in Toronto (stay away from "A Good Year" and "All the King's Men"), critics have sought solace in half a dozen already proven Cannes favorites ("Volver," "Climates," "Babel") and a number of smaller, newer foreign discoveries and documentaries.

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