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    Traverse City Film Festival: Kubrick Tribute, "Just Good Movies" and the Fest's Star Founder

    People know Michael Moore as a filmmaker, writer and political activist. Now add to those achievements, film festival impressario. Sunday marked the close of the 2nd annual Traverse City Film Festival, a seven-day event co-founded and hosted by Moore. The setting is an idyllic summer resort town on ...

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    SF360: El Corazon de la Mission

    "Let's take the Mexican Bus," says your disembodied guide, "and cruise my inner barrio." It's unusual in the hospitality trade, you can't help thinking, for a group tour to begin with a collective invocation summoning the spirit of your conductor. But then we're not talking about the usual itinerary either. The tour through El Corazon de la Mission is a trip through a land with many ghostly presences, living pasts, and unscripted, undisciplined, unruly futures. It's a transgressive glide across the fronteras of the mind. How natural for it to be led by the transubstantiated life force (and recorded voice) of Mexican writer, filmmaker, perform...

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    Reuters: US films snubbed by Montreal film fest

    The Montreal World Film Festival on Tuesday announced a European-heavy competition lineup that includes no U.S. titles, though American entries have been booked for out-of-competition screenings. Among the 22 in-competition films unveiled for the festival's 30th edition (August 24-September 4) are Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland's "Pedersen: High-School Teacher"; Philippe Lioret's "Don't Worry, I'm Fine" from France; Swedish director Maria von Heland's "Search"; Hans-Ulrich Schlumpf's "Ultima Thule" from Switzerland; and Spanish director Carlos Iglesias' "Crossing Borders." Canada's "The Secret Life of Happy People," the Stephane Lapoin...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Ryan Fleck, director of "Half Nelson"

    Ryan Fleck's "Half Nelson" was a definite favorite at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it quickly grabbed attention from audiences and critics alike. The film features terrific performances by Ryan Gosling as an idealistic yet troubled inner-city teacher who forms an unlikely friendship wit...

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    "Last King of Scotland" To Open London Fest

    The 50th edition of the London Film Festival will open with Kevin Macdonald's "The Last King of Scotland", organizers announced today. The film, Macdonald's first fiction feature, is based on Giles Foden's novel, and adapted by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Ugandan...

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    The Reeler Screens "Half Nelson" at BAM

    The Reeler Screening Series' returns this month with a sneak preview of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's Sundance favorite, "Half Nelson," which is about "a young teacher in a Brooklyn junior high who must confront his own alcohol and drug problems when a student discovers them. On Wednesday, August 9 at...

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    Roadshow Rolls On

    Netflix' Rolling Roadshow, "featuring famous movies in famous places" continued last night in Red Bank, NJ with a screening of Kevin Smith's "Clerks". The Asbury Park Press reports on the event today. Next up for the tour, produced with the Alamo Drafthouse, is a trip to Northbrook, IL for a screening of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" tomorrow (August 10), then a showing of "Field of Dreams" in Dyersville, IA (August 11), "The Shining" in Estes Park, CO (August 16), "The Searchers" in Monument Valley, UT (August 18), "Raising Arizona" in Apache Junction, AZ (August 20), "The Poseidon Adventure" in Long Beach, CA (August 24), and "Escape From Alca...

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    Lionsgate Names Friedenson SVP of International Marketing

    Lionsgate has named Shyama Friedenson to the post of senior vice president, international marketing, Lionsgate, it was announced today by Nicolas Meyer, president, international. Friedenson, who joined the company in 2000, is responsible for "overseeing the marketing and publicity for the international film division of Lionsgate, including: the strategic planning and execution of international marketing campaigns and film festival launches; handling the company's presence at major international film markets and festivals; and serving as the strategic corporate liaison for film publicity and marketing with Lionsgate's newly acquired internatio...

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    Toronto Fest Tips Industry Titles

    Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival have unveiled another 20 titles that will screen at this year's festival, highlighting movies that may be of interest to distributors, exhibitors and insiders, according to the announcement. World premieres added to the fest's roster include: Werner Herzog's "Rescue Dawn" (US), Margarethe von Trotta's "I Am The Other Woman" (Germany), Hal Hartley's "Fay Grim" (US/Germany), Tarsem Singh's "The Fall", Ari Sandel's "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show" (US), Alek Keshishian's "Love and Other Disasters" (France/UK), Scott Caan's "The Dog Problem" (US), Shane Meadows' "This Is England" (UK), B...

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    World Cinema: Fall Fortnight, 14 Foreign-Language Films to Watch at Autumn Fests

    Say goodbye to superheroes, pirates and Al Gore; it's mid-August, and the film industry is turning to the fall. With the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals just weeks away, flights and hotels are being booked, distributors and sales agents are already discussing what's next on the menu, an...

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