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    Film Society of Lincoln Center's Spanish Cinema Now Series

    The 14th annual Spanish Cinema Now film series, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Instituto Cervantes, is currently running through Wednesday, December 28, spotlighting the latest offernings from Spain. Screenings are taking place at the Walter Reade Theater.

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    Tropfest@Tribeca to Debut at 2006 Tribeca Film Festival

    The Tribeca Film Festival and Tropfest, reputedly the world's largest short film festival, have announced that Tropfest@Tribeca will debut at Tribeca's 2006 edition. Sixteen shorts will be slated to screen as part of this new program: eight shorts chosen through competition and eight previously scre...

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    LSL Productions Financing Doc on Music Figure Harry Nilsson

    On the heels of their Grammy nomination for "Beautiful Dreamer: The Story of Brian Wilson and Smile," LSL Productions announced today they are in production on "Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)", a feature documentary on the eccentric late singer-songwriter Harry Nilsso...

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    AFP: Iran set to upset Egypt with '34 Bullets for Pharoah'

    An extremist Iranian Islamist group announced it was working on a film about the 1981 assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat entitled "34 Bullets for the Pharoah." The documentary, produced by the "Committee for the Glorification of Martyrs for the World Islamic Movement," is certain to fur...

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    Al Jazeera: Tsunami aid misuse focus of film

    Dhruv Dhawan just wanted to make a film about Sri Lankan survivors of the tsunami, but he stumbled upon a classic tale of how developing countries on the long march to prosperity often ride roughshod over the poor. But Dhawan's "From Dust," shot in the southern towns of Galle and Koggala, suggests t...

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    17th Palm Springs Festival Brings "The New World" and Foreign Oscar Submissions to the Desert

    Plans for the 17th Palm Springs International Film Festival have been announced with 232 films from 70 countries, including four world, 31 North American and 51 U.S. premieres slated. Once again the festival will spotlight entries for the best foreign language Oscar consideration, with 51 of this ye...

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    U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Announces Initial Line Up for Event

    HBO and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (USCAF) announced the initial programming today for the 12th annual festival, which returns to Aspen, Colorado, from March 8 - 12, 2006. Highlights of the upcoming USCAF include salutes to "The Larry Sanders Show" with creator and star Garry Shandling and co-star Jeffery Tambor and the 15th anniversary of a Def Comedy Jam with Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan and Sandy Wernick, a presentation of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and a screening of the feature film based on "A Prairie Home Companion," as well as Jim Henson's 'Puppet Improv.' The USCAF will also feature a full line up of stand-up, s...

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    Wellspring Gets U.S. Rights to Chereau's Latest, "Gabrielle"

    Wellspring has announced a deal for all U.S. rights to Patrice Chereau's "Gabrielle," starring Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory in an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's short story, "The Return." The company, owned by Genius Products, which recently announced a deal with The Weinstein Company, acquir...

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    Shadow Distribution to Open "The Beauty Academy of Kabul" in the U.S.

    Shadow Distribution will handle the U.S. release of Liz Mermin's doc "The Beauty Academy of Kabul," which will open in New York at the Angelika Film Center on March 24 and in Los Angeles in April. Other cities will follow, according to the company. The film follows Western women (some of whom emigrated from Afghanistan in the early 1980s), who return to Kabul to open an American-style school for beauticians. Mermin and her crew of three other women, plus a female translator, spent 10 weeks in Kabul building trust on camera and off, and documenting the subtle transformations and amusing cultural exchanges that took place over three intense mon...

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    5 Questions for Grace Lee, Director of "The Grace Lee Project"

    However much we might deny it, most of us probably fit some stereotype, whether it's through our geographic origin, income level or some physical attribute that we refuse to change through cosmetic surgery. What do you do, however, when people stereotype you as being "nice," "quiet" and "gentle"? An...

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