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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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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Mat Whitecross, Co-Director of "The Road to Guantanamo"

    A blend between drama and documentary, "The Road to Guantanamo," debuted at the Berlinale earlier this year with much media fanfare. The film is the saga of the Tipton Three. In 2001, the three British nationals traveled to Pakistan for a wedding and later took a diversion to Afghanistan. Along the ...

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    Ambitious and Big, Seattle Film Fest Hosts a Long Roster and Looks to the Future

    The 25-day Seattle International Film Festival is a behemoth when considering just some of the event's raw statistics. This year's 32nd edition, which ran in the picturesque Northwest city from May 25 - June 18, screened 418 films, including 198 narratives and 60 docs -- a record according to SIFF o...

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    Year Four at SilverDocs: Gore, Scorsese, Jarmusch, Premieres, and More

    It's no secret that documentarians are some of the most independent and hardworking filmmakers in the biz. In a film's credits, it's not unusual to see a movie written, directed, edited and shot by the same person. Documentaries are passion projects. Showcasing stories that could not be left untol...

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    IFP To Honor Cuban & Wagner at '06 Gothams

    IFP announced today that it will honor 2929 Entertainment's Todd Wagner & Mark Cuban with a Gotham Award at the 16th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony, November 29th in Manhattan. Through their Wagner/Cuban Companies the duo own 2929, Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures, and HDNet Films, among other ho...

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    The Guardian Interview: Cillian Murphy

    He has won over fans, directors and fellow actors alike and his latest film, Ken Loach's "The Wind that Shakes the Barley", won the Palme d'Or last month at the Festival de Cannes. The 30-year-old Irishman, recently named one of Hollywood's most valuable players, tells Sean O'Hagan that the fame gam...

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    SF360: Tuesday: Julian Hernandez's "Broken Sky" and Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "Two Drifters" at the SF

    Two of the more ambitious movies at this year's San Francisco International LGBT Film Festivalprove that the handy (perhaps overly so) critical phrase "sophomore slump" is never entirely true. If even true at all: Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "Two Drifters," a follow-up to his 2000 debut feature "O Fantas...

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    Confessions of a Festival Juror: Raves and Faves from Toronto's Premier Short Fest

    The jury had no trouble deciding that director Greg Spottiswood's Genie-nominated short "Noise" should take home the award for Best Canadian Short Film at the 2006 Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival, which took place June 13th -18th in Toronto, Ontario. It was the Jackson-Triggs Aw...

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