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    INTERVIEW: Salaam India! Mira Nair Celebrates a "Monsoon Wedding"

    INTERVIEW: Salaam India! Mira Nair Celebrates a "Monsoon Wedding"

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    DAILY NEWS: "Maryam" in NYC; First Look and Ken Loach

    DAILY NEWS: "Maryam" in NYC; First Look and Ken Loachwith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Overlooked Festival Feature Hoping to Find a Following; Self-Distribution Debut Today for Ramin Serry's "Maryam"(indieWIRE/02.21.02) -- This weekend, only one film was given "Two thumbsup" by popular critics Roger Ebert and partner Richard Roeper. Ebert praised the movie, calling it, "Powerful, important and very moving." That should beenough to guarantee solid first-weekend box office grosses, right?Filmmaker Ramin Serry hopes so. Ebert was talking about Serry'sself-distributed feature, "Maryam." The film opens today at here ...

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    REVIEW: A Rare Beast, Kalesniko's "How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"

    REVIEW: A Rare Beast, Kalesniko's "How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog"

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    DAILY NEWS: Thinking in Italian; NY Underground Fest Slate

    DAILY NEWS: Thinking in Italian; NY Underground Fest Slatewith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> THINKFilm Nabs Italy's "Kiss"(indieWIRE: 02.21.02) -- THINKFilm has acquired the Italian film "L'UltimoBacio" (The Last Kiss) -- the film shared the World Cinema Audience Award atlast month's Sundance Film Festival. The movie, which won five of Italy'sDonatellos, is a romantic comedy starring Stefano Accorsi, GiovanaMezzogiorno and Stefania Sandrelli."'The Last Kiss' is a smart, funny, and thoroughly winning comedy with ahost of incisive things to say about men, women, and their choices,"commented THINKFilm Head of Distrib...

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    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Eyes on the Prize; For Foreign Language Films, Sometimes an Award is Just an Aw

    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Eyes on the Prize; For Foreign Language Films, Sometimes an Award is Just an Award by Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE/02.21.02) -- Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Globes and Oscars and Palms, oh no! Every international picture to reach North American shores nowadays seems to have a laurel from some film festival, critic's group, or film organization under its belt. For foreign language pictures -- the often unloved orphans of the U.S. market -- a major prize may be the only thing separating them from complete abandonment. But do awards really have any sway on a film's success in the U.S.?Last week, the Academy of Motion Pic...

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    BERLIN 2002: Change is Good

    BERLIN 2002: Change is Good

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    DAILY NEWS: Apollo Cinema to Showcase Oscar Nominated Shorts

    DAILY NEWS: Apollo Cinema to Showcase Oscar Nominated Shortswith an article by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE(indieWIRE/02.20.02) -- Finally, the public will have an opportunity to seeOscar nominated shorts. Los Angeles-based short film distributor, ApolloCinema, which specializes in distributing shorts worldwide, will host a galapremiere of the entire slate of live-action and animated short filmsnominated for the 74th Academy Awards Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm at theLaemmle Theatres Monica 4. The selection will then run as two 70-minuteprograms through the end of April. The same roster of live-action andanimated shorts will also travel to a h...

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    BERLIN 2002: Some Times You Feel Like Buying A Film, Sometimes You Don't

    BERLIN 2002: Some Times You Feel Like Buying A Film, Sometimes You Don't

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    BERLIN 2002: Berlin Festival Concludes -- Kosslick Reflects; Hitler Considered, Teddy's Soiree

    BERLIN 2002: Berlin Festival Concludes -- Kosslick Reflects; Hitler Considered, Teddy's Soireewith articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE(indieWIRE: 02.19.02) -- "Accept diversity" is the mantra that new BerlinaleFestival Director Dieter Kosslick uttered many times over the past two weekshere in Berlin. It was the motto he unveiled as the guiding principle forthis year's event -- the slogan was even incorporated into the design of theofficial Festival posters that were hung throughout this evolving city.A Conversation With Dieter Kosslick"We are in a special time after September 11th (and) I am a politicalperson," Kosslick told indieWIRE on ...

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    indieWIRE ALERT: Hayao Miyazaki and Paul Greengrass share Top Prize in Berlin; Other Prizes Also Awa

    indieWIRE ALERT: Hayao Miyazaki and Paul Greengrass share Top Prize in Berlin; Other Prizes Also Awardedby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE(indieWIRE: 02.17.02) -- The Golden Berlin Bear, the top prize at the BerlinInternational Film Festival, was shared by two films this year, HayaoMiyazaki's "Sen to Chihiro No Kamikakushi" (Spirited Away) and PaulGreengrass' "Bloody Sunday."The Silver Berlin Bear, the jury's grand prize, was presented to AndreasDresen for "Halbe Treppe" (Grill Point). Silver Bears were also awarded to:Otar Iosseliani for Best Director for "Lundi Matin" (Monday Morning), Halle Berry for Best Actress for "Monster's Ball," Jacques G...

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