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    AFP: John Lennon documentary a hit at Venice festival

    A new documentary about John Lennon has proved the hit of the Venice Film Festival so far, the singer-songwriter's rage against American involvement in Vietnam resonating with relevance to today's Iraq conflict. Lennon's genius as an artist/activist shines through in "The US Vs John Lennon," by docu...

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    TELLURIDE '06: Diane Arbus, Idi Amin, and Truman Capote in Telluride Spotlight; Organizers Reveal Fe

    A trio of anticipated biographical portraits are among the new films that will be seen for the first time this weekend at the intimate Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. In keeping with tradition, this afternoon the organizers of the annual Telluride fest unveiled the lineup for the 2006 event as ...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: "Mutual Appreciation," "This Film Is Not Yet Rated," "Lassie" and More

    Festivals are in full swing with Venice underway, while Telluride gears up this weekend and Toronto opens next week, while the number of specialty releases is under a half dozen. Andrew Bujalki returns with his second film "Mutual Appreciation." Bujalski told indieWIRE earlier this week that his lea...

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    Goldwyn/Roadside Go for "Grace"

    Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions will jointly distribute Michael Apted's "Amazing Grace" in the United States, the film (which will close the Toronto International Film Festival next month) stars Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Rufus Sewell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Youssou N'Dour, Ciaran Hinds, Michael Gambon, and Albert Finney. Lakeshore Entertainment is on board to handle international distribution and will begin selling the film at the festival. The film is the story of William Wilberforce, a young member of parliament who in the words of an annoucement, "championed the abolition of slavery in the British Empire." [Eugene Hernandez...

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    "Bawke," "One Rat Short" Among Top Jury Winners at 12th ShortFest in Palm Springs

    The 2006 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market, also known as ShortFest, concluded its 12th annual event Tuesday night with its winners ceremony at the Camelot Theatre in the California desert resort community. Award winners receiving a first place prize are automati...

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    16 to Compete at 54th San Sebastian Fest; Von Trier's "Boss" in Lineup

    Sixteen films will compete in the official selection at the 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival, taking place September 21 - 30 in the Basque resort city in northern Spain. Nine films, including Cannes best-director winner "Babel" by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Sundance hit "Little M...

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    Gondry Talks About "Sleep"

    At the Apple Store - Soho last night, filmmaker Michel Gondry talked about his upcoming film, "The Science of Sleep" and considered the comparisons between himself and the lead character in his film, played by Gael Garcia Bernal. Check out an indieWIRE video clip and links to more coverage...

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    NY Times: No Kid, but Robert Evans Still Stays in the Picture

    The new broom swept unusually clean at Paramount Pictures over the last year or so. Gone are high executives like Sherry Lansing and Jonathan Dolgen, studio fixtures like the superstar Tom Cruise and the producer Scott Rudin, and legions of underlings, all cleared out as a new chief, the former tale...

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    Venice, Rome duelling over film fests

    The city of Rome's decision to launch a festival of its own just two months after the venerable Venice Film Festival, which opens its 63rd showing on Wednesday, has erupted into a full-blown spat that mirrors centuries-old rivalries between the Eternal City and the Most Splendid Republic. A gentlema...

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    "Illusionist" Lights the Specialty Box office; "Sunshine" Blazes Again

    Successful expansions of Yari Film Group's "The Illusionist," ThinkFilm's "Half Nelson" and - once again - Fox Searchlight's phenomenal "Little Miss Sunshine" dominated this week's indieWire Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) of independent/specialty releases. Of the few new late-summer titles, City...

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