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    "Broken Flowers" Fertilizes the Specialty Box office Again; "Grizzly Man" Biggest Debut

    Focus Features' box office bouquet continued to blossom last weekend as "Broken Flowers" expanded considerably, capturing the iW BOT's premiere position as ranked on a per screen basis. Last week's number two, "2046" from Sony Pictures Classics held firm again this week following a further roll out,...

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    Asian Films Caught Between U.S. Distribs and DVD-Seeking Fans

    As Asian film fans know, Wong Kar Wai's sexy, sci-fi remembrance "2046" opened a couple of weeks ago in U.S. theaters, Park Chan-wook's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," the first in his sick and twisted revenge trilogy, debuts in Los Angeles and New York theaters this Friday, and coming out in October,...

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    "Firecracker" and "Live Freaky!" Bookend 12th Chicago Underground Film Festival

    Twenty features and more than 130 shorts will fill the 12th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival beginning Thursday, August 18 at the Music Box Theatre through August 25. Opening the event is the Midwest debut of Steve Balderson's "Firecracker," set against the "stark beauty" of the Middle West....

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    De La Iglesia's "El Crimen Perfecto" Set for U.S. Release

    Alex de la Iglesia's "El Crimen Perfecto" (Perfect Crime), formerly known as "El Crimen Ferpecto (Ferpect Crime), will kick-off its U.S. theatrical release later this week from Vitagraph Films. The film, from the director of "The Day of the Beast" and "Perdito Durango," is a black comedy that stars ...

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    Torture Chamber Drama: Park Chan-wook's "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance"

    Quentin Tarantino doesn't make nearly enough movies. Thank heavens for Park Chan-wook. The first installment of Mr. Park's "Revenge Trilogy," "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," opens this week following, in reverse order, the surprise U.S. art-house success of his second entry in the series, "Oldboy." If...

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    Film Forum to Screen U.S. and International Debuts in Fall/Winter Line up

    New York's Film Forum recently announced their fall and winter premiere screenings, which include a wide-ranging assortment of U.S. and international films, with a strong focus on documentaries. Screenings will include Deborah Koons Garcia's "The Future of Food," Jacques Richard's "Henri Langlois: P...

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    TLA Releasing to Take "Beverly Kills" to Theaters in Mid '06

    TLA Releasing has acquired rights to Damion Dietz's comedy, "Beverly Kills," the company announced Monday. The film caught the attention of TLA reps during the recent Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (which TLA is a primary sponsor) and the deal, brokered through New Media En...

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    National Geographic to Showcase Indigenous and Minority-Culture Film at All Roads Film Festival in D

    The work of indigenous and other "under-represented minority-culture filmmakers and photographers from around the world will be heralded at the upcoming All Roads Film Festival, taking place in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles beginning in September. The four-day multimedia event will feature four e...

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    29 Docs Set So Far for '05 Toronto International Film Fest

    With less than a month to go before the 30th Toronto International Film Festival kicks off, organizers announced 29 documentaries to be included in the festival lineup. Among them are 13 world, two international and five North American premieres from 16 countries. Highlights include the world premie...

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    Edinburgh Festival Preview; New Film MBA Program; "Scenes of a Sexual Nature"

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival will kick off its 12-day event on August 17 with a particularly strong program of British film this year. EIFF Artistic Director Shane Danielsen told indieWIRE, "It's a good year for British cinema to my surprise. Considering the downturn in productions beca...

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