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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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    AFP: Spike Lee's Katrina documentary debuts in New Orleans

    As many as 12,000 people, many of them Hurricane Katrina survivors, jammed the New Orleans Arena for the premiere of filmmaker Spike Lee's four-hour documentary about the deadly storm. The free showing of "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" took place just a stone's throw from the Louisiana Superdome, which became a sweltering pit of human misery after Katrina, and which figures prominently in the film's first hour. The film begins with the days leading up to August 29, 2005, when Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,300, rendering tens of thousands more homeless and inundating 80 percent of New Orleans with fe...

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    28 Film Lineup Set for 44th New York Film Festival

    A total of 28 feature films are set to screen in the main program at the 2006 New York Film Festival, running from September 29 - October 15, 2006 at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, this year is the 44th NYFF, a highly selective, n...

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    MoMA to Fete the Huston Family in Film Series

    The Museum of Modern Art will present a 40-film series, "The Huston Family: 75 Years on Film," a survey of the work of Walter, John, Anjelica, and Danny Huston, a family of writers, directors, and actors whose cinematic dynasty stretches from the birth of sound film to the present day August 18 - September 22 at The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. Among the titles in the series are the iconic family collaborations "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985), and "The Dead" (1987), plus the rarely screened titles "Abraham Lincoln" (1930), which is receiving its premiere here in a print restored by MoMA, "A House Divided" (...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: A "Pusher" Trio, "Factotum", and More

    Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Pusher Trilogy," comprised of three feature films: "Pusher," "With Blood on My Hands," and "The Angel of Death," is among theatrical debuts this week. Announcing the acquisition of the trio back in February, Magnolia Pictures' Eamonn Bowles explained, "These three films a...

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    IFC Buys "Barley"

    IFC Entertainment has nabbed rights to Ken Loach's Cannes winner, "The Wind That Shakes The Barley." The company plans to release the movie via its new IFC First Take day-and-date distribution initiative that takes films simultaneously to theaters and on-demand cable television. The film will screen...

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    Film Independent's Producers Lab deadline

    Film Independent is now accepting submissions for its annual Producers Lab that will take place in Los Angeles during October and November 2006. The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2006 (postmarked). Sponsored by Technicolor, Film Independen's Producers Lab is an intensive seven-week progra...

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    Palm Springs Shorts Fest Line up Showcases High Profile Roster

    Award-winning live-action and animated films from the Cannes, Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, Aspen, and Toronto Festivals and the European Film Award winner are among the opening night highlights for the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and Short Film Market (ShortsFest), taking...

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    Ganis Re-Elected President of the Academy

    Sid Ganis was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesTuesday night (8/15) by the organization's Board of Governors, his second consecutive term in the office. In other post developments at the Academy, Robert Rehme, an Executives Branch governor and past Academy president, was re-elected first vice president; Music Branch governor Arthur Hamilton was re-elected to a vice president post; Sound Branch governor Donald C. Rogers was elected to a vice president post; Actors Branch governor Tom Hanks was elected treasurer and Actors Branch governor Kathy Bates was re-elected secretary. Ganis is now in his 20th year a...

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    SF Chronicle: Multiple Maggies

    Like the British actor who starred in so many films in so little time that Chris Rock teased him about it at the Academy Awards, the 28-year-old actress Maggie Gyllenhaal suddenly has five movies hitting theaters in just three months. "I didn't make them all at once," she says, laughing, propping her bare feet on a chair as she sips a glass of orange juice. "I made them over 2 1/2 years, but it's actually kind of interesting to see all my work over that time come out at once." But "Sherrybaby" is the picture most likely to remind moviegoers of "Secretary," the 2002 sadomasochism-themed drama that put Gyllenhaal on the map as an actress willin...

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