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    DAILY NEWS: Lipsky Leaves Lot 47; Student Academy Award Finalists; Slamdunk Sets Cannes Screenings

    DAILY NEWS: Lipsky Leaves Lot 47; Student Academy Award Finalists; Slamdunk Sets Cannes Screenings and Wellspring Promotionwith articles by Eugene Hernandez, Matthew Ross and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> "Mr. Indie" Mark Lipsky Leaving Lot 47(indieWIRE: 05.02.02) -- Mark Lipsky is leaving Lot 47 Films, thecompany he led with his brothers Jeff and Scott. The exec, knownas "Mr. Indie" on the company's website, served as Lot 47'sexecutive VP and chief strategy officer for more than a year.His resignation is effective immediately.While at Lot 47, Lipsky launched the "Club 47" membership screeningprogram and spearheaded the creation of the unique McB...

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    DAILY NEWS: Magnolia Nabs Tribeca Premiere; Portillo Doc at WMM; Eyre to Direct "Beauty" and Back

    DAILY NEWS: Magnolia Nabs Tribeca Premiere; Portillo Doc at WMM; Eyre to Direct "Beauty" and Back East Winnerswith articles by Eugene Hernandez, Brian Brooks and Jacque Lynn Schiller/indieWIRE>> Tribeca Premiere "Interview with the Assassin" Acquired by Magnolia(indieWIRE: 05.01.02) -- Neil Burger's "Interview with the Assassin," a newfilm having its world premiere at next week's first Tribeca Film Festival,has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures. The film, starring Raymond J. Barry and Dylan Haggerty, follows a doc filmmaker who is investigating the claimsof a man claiming to be the second gunman that killed John F. Kennedy.Magnolia Picture...

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    INTERVIEW: "Pushing Things To Their Limits"; Benoit Jacquot Takes On the Marquis de Sade

    INTERVIEW: "Pushing Things To Their Limits"; Benoit Jacquot Takes On the Marquis de Sade

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    REVIEW: Taking Care; Majidi's "Baran" Strikes Timely Chords of Romance and Refugees

    REVIEW: Taking Care; Majidi's "Baran" Strikes Timely Chords of Romance and Refugees

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    DAILY NEWS: The Figures, Sundance's Move, New Indie Distrib. and Canadian Film Series Takes a Tour

    DAILY NEWS: The Figures, Sundance's Move, New Indie Distrib. and Canadian Film Series Takes a Tourwith articles by Eugene Hernandez, Matthew Ross and Jacque Lynn Schiller/indieWIRE>> "Rain" and "Dogtown" Draw Crowds on Opening Weekend; IFC Solid with "Y Tu Mama" and "Greek Wedding"(indieWIRE: 04.30.02) -- Christine Jeff's "Rain" debuted strongly this pastweekend, buoyed by some solid reviews. The picture, which Fireworks/IDP released at the Angelika in Manhattan, earned $15,222 on one of the smallerhouses at the venue, exceeding the good expectations for the festival hit.Opening wider was Sony Pictures Classics' release of the Stacy Peralta...

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    DAILY NEWS: Cannes Reveals its Directors Fortnight; AMPAS Opens its Grants Program; and Cowboy/Janu

    DAILY NEWS: Cannes Reveals its Directors Fortnight; AMPAS Opens its Grants Program; and Cowboy/Janus Partnership Unveils Kurosawa Planswith articles by Eugene Hernandez, Matthew Ross and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> 2002 Cannes Directors' Fortnight Line-Up Set(indieWIRE: 04.29.02) -- Organizers of Cannes' annual Directors' Fortnight(aka the Quinzaine des Realisateurs) have set the line-up for this year'ssection and are announcing the news at a press conference this morning(Monday). Twenty two features will screen in the sidebar, which was foundedin 1968.A documentary is among the feature selections: D.A. Pennebaker and ChrisHegedus' "Only the S...

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    INTERVIEW: Woody Allen's "Ending" Is No Finale; For the Record, He's 'Not That Crazy'

    INTERVIEW: Woody Allen's "Ending" Is No Finale; For the Record, He's 'Not That Crazy'

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    FESTIVAL: Scuba Meets Screenings; Warm Welcome for an Eclectic Group of Films in Bermuda

    FESTIVAL: Scuba Meets Screenings; Warm Welcome for an Eclectic Group of Films in Bermuda

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    DAILY NEWS: Cannes Critics Week and Leigh Honored

    DAILY NEWS: Cannes Critics Week and Leigh Honoredwith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Matthew Ross/indieWIRE>> 2002 Cannes Critics Week Line-Up Announced(indieWIRE/04.26.02) -- The line-up for the Critics Week sidebar forthe 2002 Cannes Film Festival has been announced. A total of 20 films(seven features, eight shorts, and five special screenings), will screen in the program.Highlights include Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's "Intacto" (Spain) and"More," Barbet Schroeder's 1969 debut feature. Schroeder's new film,"Murder by Numbers," which is currently playing in U.S. theaters, will also screen at Cannes as an out of competition selection. For th...

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    INTERVIEW: Won't You Be My Neighbor?; Chris Smith Returns with Another Honest Doc

    INTERVIEW: Won't You Be My Neighbor?; Chris Smith Returns with Another Honest Doc

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