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    LA FILM FESTIVAL '06: "Prada" Opening, Lucas Hosts Filmmakers, Gore on "Green Day" and More

    The Los Angeles Film Festival got off to a glamorous start Thursday night with the L.A. premiere of David Frankel's "The Devil Wears Prada" in the heart of the event's new neighborhood, Westwood Village. Though the Fox release is clearly Hollywood fare (with a cast that includes such boldfaced names...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Kyle Henry, Director of "Room"

    Continuing its theatrical run, Kyle Henry's "Room" will open at New York's Pioneer Theater in the East Village this Wednesday. Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards this year, Henry's first fiction feature debuted at Sundance last year and later had its international premiere at the Cannes Fil...

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    LA TIMES: 10 L.A. Fest Films To Catch

    In a Los Angeles Film Festival preview piece published last week in the L.A. Times, Kevin Crust picks ten fest flicks worth seeing (from those available for him ahead of time), recommending a majority of docs.

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    Al Franken Doc, "God Spoke," Coming to Theaters This Fall; Balcony Planning Pre-Election Release

    Fresh from the festival circuit, Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus' "Al Franken: God Spoke" is set for a theatrical release later this year from Balcony Releasing. The film, shot over the course of two years, is a mostly verite look at the life of author and political satirist Al Franken.

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    MoMA's "Global Queer Cinema"

    The Museum of Modern Art will present "Another Wave: Global Queer Cinema," an exhibition of 56 international gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender film and media works produced since the late 1980s. The exhibition includes nonfiction, fiction, experimental shorts and feature films by filmmakers such as Francois Ozon ("Water Drops on Burning Rocks, 1999), Isaac Julien ("Young Soul Rebels," 1991), and Ulrike Ottinger ("Johanna d' Arc of Mongolia," 1989). Special programs devoted to the work of New York-based filmmaker Jim Hubbard, a series of personal films about AIDS, and a series dealing with issues of homosexuality and national identity co...

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    AP: Al Gore's Documentary Wins Special Award

    The Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" (directed by Davis Guggenheim) will receive a rare recognition from the Humanitas Prize, which honors screenwriting that helps "liberate, enrich and unify society." "An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicles Gore's quest to draw attention to global warm...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Larry Clark, Director of "Wassup Rockers"

    Veteran director Larry Clark ("Ken Park," "Kids") returns to screens with his latest installment of teenage drama in "Wassup Rockers." In the film, a group of South Central skater boys take a ride up to L.A. tonier hoods and go after the local rich girls. They not only attract the girls, however, th...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: The Tragedy of "Guantanamo", Post 9/11 "Wonderful", Clark's "Rockers" and More

    Perhaps the most timely and tragic films to come along in quite awhile, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' "The Road to Guantanamo" is the unfortunately timely, true story of the "Tipton Three," a group of British Muslims who were held in an American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Th...

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    LA TIMES: Hollywood's backyard bash

    The Los Angeles FIlm Festival kicked off in LA last night, moving to Westwood for the first timed. "So many people in L.A. are, quite frankly, ground down by life in the industry," Film Independent exec director Dawn Hudson told the LA Times, in a fest preview article. "We want to remind them why th...

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    "Refugee All Stars" Tonight in NYC

    The festival favorite documentary "The Refugee All Stars," by Zach Niles and Banker White, will screen for free at SummerStage at New York City's Central Park tonight, following a performance by the band from Sierra Leone. The doc, which has played at AFI Fest, SXSW, True/False and many others, is t...

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