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    TORONTO '06 DAILY DISPATCH: Oh, Canada! Toronto Fest Looks North to Launch 31st Fest

    Launched in 1976 as the "festival of festivals," the Toronto International Film Festival has grown into the greatest film event in North America, rivaled only by Cannes as a leading showcase, market, and discovery zone for international cinema. Of the 352 films screening at this year's event, which ...

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    Reuters: Venice Honors David Lynch

    Understanding director David Lynch's films is never easy. But with his new picture "Inland Empire" the master of mystery and the macabre is more impenetrable than ever, prompting a journalist to jokingly ask after his mental health. In his latest collaboration with actress Laura Dern, Lynch, who receives a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award from the Venice Film Festival later on Wednesday, blurs the boundaries between one story and the next, and between dream and reality. Nearly three hours long, the most obvious plotline centers around the making of a movie and how the lead actress fears the wrath of her husband when she has an affair wi...

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    TORONTO '06 DISCOVERY INTERVIEW: Arni Olafur Asgeirsson: "It's a personal journey. There is no "one

    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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    "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" Draws Labor Day Audiences; "Illusionist" and "Sunshine" Holiday Bright

    "This Film Is Not Yet Rated," Kirby Dick's scathing documentary about the ways the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings code victimizes art films, received an enthusiastic response from art-house audiences in New York and L.A. over the four-day Labor Day weekend. As a result, it finished ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Georgia Lee, director of "Red Doors"

    Director Georgia Lee's "Red Doors" follows the lives of the Wongs, a "bizarrely" dysfunctional Chinese-American family living in the Connecticut suburbs. Ed Wong is nearing retirement in less than a month and plots to escape his mundane life by fleeing to a Buddhist monastery; however, the madcap li...

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    3D Film Expo II in LA

    World 3D Film Expo II will take place Friday September 8 through Sunday, September 17 at the Egyptian Theatre. Many of these films, according to the event, haven't been seen in 3D in 50 years, and some of them have never been seen in 3D. The festival features a number of 3D classics, like "House of Wax" and "Creature From The Black Lagoon," in addition to many A-list films that manypeople don't realize were originally shot in 3D, including "Dial M For Murder" and "Kiss Me Kate."There are also a number of world premieres. "Night of the Living Dead 3D" is one of the high-profile titles. "Those Redheads From Seattle" and "Taza, Son of Cochise" w...

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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 four 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. We...

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    Block Sets Truly Indie Release for "51 Birch Street"

    Doug Block's "51 Birch Street," which debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, will be released by Truly Indie on October 18th. The documentary, produced by Block and Lori Cheatle, is the story of Block's own parents -- after the death of Block's mother, he learns that his father is moving to Florida to be with his secretary from 40 years ago and over the course of the film reveals the secrets of his own family. "'51 Birch Street' is that rare film that perfectly and gracefully captures the drama of life-changing events as family secrets are uncovered," said Truly Indie's Kelly Sanders in a statement. "Done in such a profou...

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    The Guardian: The Odd Couple

    Two British icons dominated the opening of the Venice Film Festival: a dignified, elderly lady from London, and a feisty pop icon from Liverpool. Stephen Frears' superb film "The Queen" featured a cracking turn from Helen Mirren, playing our emotionally dysfunctional head of state in 1997, fighting ...

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    AFP: Italy lauds local contender for Golden Lion

    Italy has entered the race for the Golden Lion with a vengeance with Gianni Amelio's tender "La Stella che non c'e" (The Missing Star), the first of three Italian movies screening in the official competition at the Venice Film Festival. Amelio is the last Italian to win the coveted prize for best fi...

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