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    Silent but Deadly: Jamie Babbit's "The Quiet"

    Contemporary films taking "The Suburbs" as their setting and subject always make a point of poking holes in that wealthy, white facade of perfection that supposedly plagues America. The intended innovation of "The Quiet" is to present the obligatory collapse of this phony exterior from the perspecti...

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    Sunday Times: Thrills, chills and a taste of Gore

    With the Edinburgh International Film Festival turning 60 this year, the celebs have come to town. Charlize Theron, Sigourney Weaver and Steven Soderbergh will all be dropping in for onstage events, Sean Connery will host a gala and the director Kevin Smith will talk about the eagerly awaited "Clerk...

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    AP: Filmmaker race highlights video festival

    Chris Simpson fumbled in a pitch-black closet, hand-cranking a spool of black-and-white film from a decades=old movie camera. He held his team's hopes for film glory -- or, at least, $200 in prize money. Any exposure to light would destroy his team's chance of winning its manic race to make the best...

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    E Online: 9/11 Movie Passes Box-Office Test

    The IRS just upped the ante for Hollywood swag whores--er, award show attendees. Just three days after the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences issued a not so gentle reminder to celebrities that their forthcoming Emmy gift baskets would be considered taxable income, the Academy of Motion Picture A...

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    NYFF to Present "PORTRAITS by Robin Holland"

    During this year's New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present PORTRAITS by Robin Holland, an exhibit featuring the work of the accomplished photographer Robin Holland who has been shooting directors, actors and others for more than 25 years. The show will include images of Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Sam Fuller, Douglas Sirk, Shirley Clarke, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Soderbergh, Wes Anderson, Ousmane Sembene, Mike Leigh and Eric Rohmer, among others."I have always been fascinated by film and love hearing what creative people have to say, although I occasionally enjoy the calm of a still life project," ...

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    "Half Nelson" Still Strong in 2nd Weekend

    In its second weekend in theaters, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's "Half Nelson" made more than $57,000 on 3 screens (according to a ThinkFilm estimate), for an estimated $19,067 per screen and a new estimated total of $148,180 so far. Next week, the film will expand to LA, SF, and DC. [Eugene Hernandez...

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    From Missouri to Manhattan: True/False Goes New York

    As part of the IFC Center's series of special events, the True/False Film Festival will screen sneak previews of three recent fest favorites on August 21st and 22nd in New York City. The selections include Mike Akel's "Chalk", Mats Bigert and Lars Bergstrom's "The Last Supper", and Marc Isaacs' "So...

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    Noyce, Spike, Macdonald, and More Lead List of Toronto Fest's African and African Diaspora Titles

    The 31st Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled ten films from 12 countries will be a part of the event's line up of African and African Diaspora cinema. With topics ranging form the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to a black female messiah superhero, the newly announced titles include six ...

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    T/F NYC

    The True/False Film Festival is heading to New York City for two days of screenings, discussions and parties at the IFC Center in Manhattan. The fest will present screenings of Mike Akel's "Chalk" (Mon. Aug 21 at 7 p.m.) and Marc Isaacs' "Someday My Prince Will Come" with Mats Bigert's "The Last Sup...

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    SF360: Seventeen reasons why "Seventeen" might be the greatest movie about teenagers ever made

    Children, do you know what your parents are watching? School's (still) out for summer, and curator Kathy Geritz has done her part to provide some viewing material with "Screenagers: Documents from the Teenage Years," an ongoing Tuesday night series at Pacific Film Archive. Focusing on works that strive for realism, rather than mainstream pap, Geritz has already shown a pair of movies titled "Thirteen" (I prefer David Williams's quiet Southern story to Catherine Hardwicke's hyped-up SoCal one), and next week brings "Seventeen" -- Jeff Kreines's and Jole DeMott's legendary and obscure 1982 documentary set in Muncie, Indiana, which was suppresse...

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