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    Focus Sets Release Plan for "Ground Truth", Including AOL Partnership

    Patricia Foulkrod's new documentary, "The Ground Truth," from Focus Features, will hit Landmark Theaters for at least one week on September 15th, followed by a special edition DVD release on September 26th, according to Focus. The company is partnering with AOL to build awareness for the movie, whic...

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    "Lonely Hearts" Screening 2nd Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival

    Todd Robinson's detective thriller "Lonely Hearts" with John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, and Jared Leto has just been added to the 2nd Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival. The festival, taking place August 23 - 27, will also feature Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack's "A Crude Awakening...

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    The Guardian Interview: Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz

    It's six years since director Pedro Almodovar and actor Penelope Cruz worked together on "All About My Mother." They talk about the rehearsal process, their friendship and the many happy returns of their latest film, "Volver." "In effect, there are many returns in this movie... I returned to working...

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    VV: A Tale of Two Pedros

    Previewing a new retrospective of the films of Pedro Almodovar that will be making the rounds in theaters in the coming weeks, Michael Atkinson considers "The 2 Pedros" in an article for The Village Voice:The best of Almodovar raises some questions -- namely, which Almodovar? The Pedro gloriously festivaled and happily familiar now to middle-class filmgoers is an aging, camp-centric teddy bear, a man who has made transgender game-playing and comic vamping safe for the art-houses...The other Pedro is one of the most reckless, diabolically inventive voices to arise from, or at least alongside, the postpunk years of Reagan culture. (Of course, h...

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    Sundance '06 Titles "Miss Sunshine" and "Quinceanera" Top Specialty Box office

    "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Quinceanera," two features about unusual families that came out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, were one and two on this week's indieWire Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT) of independent/specialty films. Meanwhile, two much-praised Sundance documentaries about env...

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    Reuters: Fears grips Canadian town in "Black Eyed Dog"

    "Black Eyed Dog," a "Fargo"-style drama about residents of a remote Canadian town terrorized by a serial killer on the run, could find an appreciative audience beyond the art house circuit with its dark humor and mood of coiled anger. Set in the remote Miramichi region of New Brunswick, one of Canada's Maritime provinces, director Pierre Gang's study of stifling rural society recently made its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. Sonya Salomaa plays Betty, a waitress at a diner in the gloomy town of Riverton. A manhunt described as the country's biggest is making everyone jumpy, including the local police ...

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    10 Shorts to Launch Statewide Rhode Island International Film Festival

    Ten short films are slated to launch the tenth annual Rhode Island Film Festival, taking place this year August 8 - 13 in Providence and other cities throughout the New England state. This year's line up includes 283 features from 40 countries with 27 world premieres and 19 U.S. premieres. Rhode Isl...

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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 past 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. Weeken...

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    Tribeca's Peter Scarlet to Host "Cinemondo" via Satellite

    Link TV announced today the launch of "Cinemondo," a new world cinema series, to be hosted by Peter Scarlet, executive director of the Tribeca Film Festival. Cinemondo will feature 11 movies that explore the "distinctly human side of critical social and political issues that people face in [a diverse array] of countries." The series will launch on Link TV on Saturday, August 26, premiering one film per week through November 4. Films slated include, "Stolen Life" by Li Shaohong (China); "Beautiful City" by Asghar Farhadi (Iran); "Wrong Side Up" by Petr Zelenka (Czech Republic); "The President's Last Bang" by Im Sang-soo (S. Korea); "Rana's We...

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    NY Times: Facing Voters, Georgia Congressman Gets an Assist From Documentary

    The money, endorsements and opinion polls favor her opponent, but Representative Cynthia A. McKinney, who represents Georgia's Fourth District, has been counting on a movie for last-minute help with the Democratic primary runoff vote here on Tuesday. The movie, "American Blackout," is a documentary that embraces Ms. McKinney as a progressive heroine while chronicling the alleged disenfranchisement of black voters in Florida and Ohio in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. After winning prizes on the festival circuit, including a special jury award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the movie, directed by Ian Inaba, was headed for com...

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