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    Vail Film Festival Opens with "The Oh In Ohio"

    The 2006 Vail Film Festival opens today with a screening of Ambush Entertainment's "The Oh In Ohio" directed by Billy Kent. The Festival will screen 75 films from around the world, including 20 feature films, 16 world premieres, as well as 55 documentaries, short films, animated films, action sports...

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    Indielisboa Announces 2006 Lineup

    Indielisboa, the Lisbon International Independent Film Festival has announced it's lineup for 2006. Some of the films in competition include, Andrew Bujalski's "Mutual Appreciation" from the US, Cristi Puiu's "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" from Romania, and Sebastian Campos's "La Sagrada Familia" fro...

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    Scorsese to Receive SILVERDOCS Honors

    The SILVERDOCS AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival will honor director Martin Scorsese at the third annual Charles Guggenheim Symposium on Jun 15th, the event announced Thursday. Named after the late four-time Academy Award winner, the award spotlights a filmmaker who "exhibits a passion for their subject, conveys a profound respect for democratic values and has mastered the power of the documentary to capture current events and frame history." Scorsese's doc work includes "A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies," "The Last Waltz," and "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan." SILVERDOCS will screen a series of excerpts...

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    Method Fest Focuses On Actors And Performances At 8th Edition In Calabasas

    The Method Fest has announced the lineup for its 8th annual independent film festival taking place today (March 31st) through April 7th in Calabasas, California. Jason Matzner's directorial debut "Dreamland" will open the event tonight. The film is about an 18-year old girl named Audrey (Agnes Bruc...

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    Full Frame Documentary Fest To Showcase First Films Made In Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina

    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced the lineup for its 9th year, taking place April 6-9 in Durham, North Carolina. The fest will include a thematic focus on "Class in America" and a special Southern sidebar devoted to premiering documentaries about Hurricane Katrina.

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    New Directors/New Films Spotlights the Silver Lining

    It's a truisim that a creative, provocative surge in the arts accompanies national crises. Look at the "waves" that have emerged over the past 20 years in such countries as Argentina, China, Iran, and Mexico. Given that a significant majority of American independent films in recent years do not make...

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    AP: 'Brokeback' Takes Top Film at Gay Awards

    "Brokeback Mountain" lost out in the best-picture Oscar race, but the film about the troubled love affair between two cowboys has taken the top film prize from a leading gay organization that monitors the media. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation presented the award Monday at a ceremony...

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    Tribeca Fest to Open with 9/11 Film

    Paul Greengrass' film about 9/11 will open the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The event, founded to revitalize Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks nearly five years ago, will kick-off on Tuesday, April 25th with the world premiere of "United 93," a Universal Studios/Studio Canal film about the ...

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    SF Chronicle: Buscemi directs for love, not cash

    The financing for Steve Buscemi's current project, "Interview," has fallen through twice. "Just another hard-luck story," he says, his self-deprecating laughter filling a dark hotel suite. "Lonesome Jim," a Buscemi-directed film that did come to fruition, arrives in theaters this week. Its making al...

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    AFP: Croatian director plans film on war crimes 'hero'

    Croatian director Antun Vrdoljak is planning to make a film about the country's top war crimes indictee Ante Gotovina starring Goran Visnjic of the "ER" television series. The capture of Gotovina came four years after the UN war crimes tribunal charged him in 2001 with atrocities committed against e...

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