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    DAILY NEWS: Sundance Rounds Out 2003 Slate and Brooks Joins Focus

    DAILY NEWS: Sundance Rounds Out 2003 Slate and Brooks Joins Focusby Eugene Hernandez, Matthew Ross and Wendy Mitchell/indieWIRE>> "Levity," "Shape of Things," and "Detective" Among Sundance 2003 Premieres as Organizers Reveal Balance of Feature Lineup(indieWIRE: 12.04.02) -- Premiere films took centerstage as organizers atthe Sundance Institute unveiled the list of higher-profile projects thatwill unspool in Park City at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance2003's premieres will include a number of highly anticipated new films,including Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things," Alan Rudolph's "The Secret Lives of Dentists," Keith Gordon's "Th...

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    REVIEW: Obsession Made Even More Lunatic: Jonze and Kaufman's Fearless "Adaptation"

    REVIEW: Obsession Made Even More Lunatic: Jonze and Kaufman's Fearless "Adaptation"

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    DAILY NEWS: Sundance 2003 Slate and Weekend Box Office

    DAILY NEWS: Sundance 2003 Slate and Weekend Box Officeby Eugene Hernandez, Matthew Ross and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> The Waiting is Over as Sundance Unveils First Group of 2003 Festival Films(indieWIRE: 12.03.02) -- The countdown to Park City 2003 kicked off inearnest yesterday as the Sundance Institute announced portions of the lineupfor the 2003 Sundance Film Festival (the lists are available now in theirentirety on indieWIRE.com). Set for January 16 - 26, the festival will offerapproximately 120 features this year. Organizers unveiled lists for thedramatic and documentary sections, as well as films set to screen in theAmerican Spectrum an...

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    DAILY NEWS: Stockholm Winners and EFA Doc Winner

    DAILY NEWS: Stockholm Winners and EFA Doc Winnerby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> "Irreversible" Wins Top Award in Stockholm(indieWIRE: 12.02.02) -- The 13th Stockholm International Film Festival concluded last week in Sweden, awarding its prize for best film toGaspar Noe's "Irreversible." The award for best screenplay was given toDephine Gleize for "Carnages," while the directorial debut prize wentto Ramon Salazar for "Piedras." The cinematography award went to Alwin H. Kuchler for "Movern Callar." Acting awards went to James Nesbitt for "Bloody Sunday" and Victoria Pena for "Piedras."The film critics award went to Alex Smit...

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    INTERVIEW: Imitation of Film; Todd Haynes Mimics Melodrama in "Far from Heaven"

    INTERVIEW: Imitation of Film; Todd Haynes Mimics Melodrama in "Far from Heaven"

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    DAILY NEWS: Pusan Names its Winners and the Boston Jewish Film Festival Awards "French" and "Fruit"

    DAILY NEWS: Pusan Names its Winners and the Boston Jewish Film Festival Awards "French" and "Fruit"by Brian Brooks and Wendy Mitchell/indieWIRE>> Pusan Presents its "New Currents" Prize to Co-winners(indieWIRE: 11.27.02) -- One of Asia's largest and important festivals, thePusan International Film Festival, awarded its New Currents prize to twofilms over the weekend with Park Chan-ok's drama "Jealousy is My MiddleName" and K.N.T. Sastry's religious drama "The Rite A Passion" sharing the prize. The New Currents award is selected by an international jury, thisyear chaired by U.S. writer Donald Richie, which included French directorClaire Deni...

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    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Oscar Race Starts Early for Foreign Films

    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Oscar Race Starts Early for Foreign Filmsby Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE: 11.27.02) -- As United States foreign policy engenders anti-American sentiment on the world stage, the country's movie industry is as coveted as ever. Countries from Bangladesh to Brazil are clamoring for a spot in next year's Oscar race as much as multi-million dollar loan guarantees. Since the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences' November 1 deadline, dozens of nations have submitted films for the Foreign-Language Oscar category (the official list is due out anyday now), hoping for what amounts to more than a gold statuette, but a boost in nati...

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    DAILY NEWS: Almodovar's "Talk to Her" Roars into Theaters Along with "The Quiet American" and "Perso

    DAILY NEWS: Almodovar's "Talk to Her" Roars into Theaters Along with "The Quiet American" and "Personal Velocity"by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE(indieWIRE: 11.26.02) -- This past weekend saw great openings for a numberof anticipated films including "The Quiet American" and "Personal Velocity," but clearly "Talk to Her" (Hable con Ella) by Spanish director PedroAlmodovar ruled the specialty box office.The Oscar-winning director's latest film, about an off-chance friendshipbetween two men who meet in a hospital, opened to sold-out screenings at twoManhattan theaters grossing the Sony Pictures Classics release a whopping$104,396 for an average of $52...

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    DAILY NEWS: Miami and Palm Springs Announce their Openers, and a New Doc Program for Canadian Filmm

    DAILY NEWS: Miami and Palm Springs Announce their Openers, and a New Doc Program for Canadian Filmmakersby Eugene Hernandez and Wendy Mitchell/indieWIRE with a report by Christopher Henderson>> Miami Fest To Open in February With Spanish Comedy "The Other Side of the Bed"

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    INTERVIEW: Cinematography As Poetry: Ellen Kuras Talks About The DV Challenges of "Personal Velocity

    INTERVIEW: Cinematography As Poetry: Ellen Kuras Talks About The DV Challenges of "Personal Velocity"

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