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    DAILY NEWS: THINKFilm Acquisition and MoMA Honors Rockefeller

    DAILY NEWS: THINKFilm Acquisition and MoMA Honors Rockefellerwith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> THINKFilm Goes for Fitzgerald's "Event"(indieWIRE: 04.01.02) -- THINKFilm has acquired its eighth film sincelaunching in September. The company, led by president Jeff Sackman andNew York-based head of distribution Mark Urman, has nabbed worldwiderights to Thom Fitzgerald's "The Event," a film starring Parker Posey, Olympia Dukakis, Don McKellar, Sarah Polley, Jane Leeves and Brent Carver which is currently in production. The picture, written by Fitzgerald, Tim Marback and Steven Hillyer, is produced by the filmmaker an...

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    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Powder Kegs and Financial Ruin; Will Oscar Glory Give Boost to Balkan Cinema?

    WORLD CINEMA REPORT: Powder Kegs and Financial Ruin; Will Oscar Glory Give Boost to Balkan Cinema?by Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE: 04.01.02) -- Halle Berry wasn't the only Oscar winner to make history on March 24. Danis Tanovic, director of "No Man's Land," is the first director from the Balkans to ever win an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Tanovic's surprise victory (leaving Miramax favorite "Amelie" in the dust) could bring renewed life to a film industry -- and a people -- torn apart by civil strife and ethnic cleansing. Aside from the works of pre-war educated masters such as Emir Kusturica ("Underground"), Goran Paskaljevic (...

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    INTERVIEW: Michael Haneke: The Bearded Prophet of "Code Inconnu" and "The Piano Teacher"

    INTERVIEW: Michael Haneke: The Bearded Prophet of "Code Inconnu" and "The Piano Teacher"

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    DAILY NEWS: De Oliveira and Miller Films Nabbed; Schamus Set for Nantucket Honor

    DAILY NEWS: De Oliveira and Miller Films Nabbed; Schamus Set for Nantucket Honorwith articles by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Milestone Acquires De Oliveira's Latest(indieWIRE: 03.29.02) -- Milestone has acquired filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira's "Je Rentre a la Maison" (I'm Going Home), the company announced this week. The French film, which screened at the Cannes and New York Film Festivals, stars Michel Piccoli, John Malkovich and Catherine Deneuve."We are very excited to bring such an important and beautiful new film tothe United States," commented Milestone President Amy Heller in a preparedstatement. "'I'm Going Home' is...

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    FESTIVALS: Who Needs Pretension? Cleveland Still Attracts First-Rate Films

    FESTIVALS: Who Needs Pretension? Cleveland Still Attracts First-Rate Films

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    DAILY NEWS: Aspen Lineup; Spike Lee at NYU; and Ang Lee's "Hulk"

    DAILY NEWS: Aspen Lineup; Spike Lee at NYU; and Ang Lee's "Hulk"with articles by Eugene Hernandez, Wendy Mitchell, and Jacque Lynn Schiller/indieWIRE>> Aspen Shortsfest To Include 59 Films From 21 Countries(indieWIRE: 03.28.02) -- The finalists for the 2002 Aspen Shortsfestcompetition, to be held April 9 - 13, were announced Tuesday, including 59films representing 21 countries from North and South America, Europe,Africa, Asia, and Australia. Oscar nominees "Strange Invaders" (Canada) and "Gregor's Greatest Invention" (Germany) will be highlights, along with thepremieres of Alice Elliot's documentary "The Collector of Bedford Street"(USA), Ha...

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    FEATURE: Digital Video With Tangible Results; InDigEnt Makes its Mark

    FEATURE: Digital Video With Tangible Results; InDigEnt Makes its Markby Anthony Kaufman(indieWIRE: 03.27.02) -- Merriam-Webster may define indigent as "poor" or "impoverished," but then again, the dictionary scribes never met producer-director Gary Winick, entertainment attorney John Sloss or executives at The Independent Film Channel. Creators of digital filmmaking initiative InDigEnt [Independent Digital Entertainment], this triumvirate of talent and funds has redefined the word to mean quite the opposite.While digital film companies are no longer anything new, 2002 marks the year that InDigEnt proved how much it could really accomplish wit...

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    DAILY NEWS: On the Scene in L.A.; Gay Film Awards

    DAILY NEWS: On the Scene in L.A.; Gay Film Awardsby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES: A Week of Celebrating and Networking in Hollywood

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    INTERVIEW: Monsters, Media and Meaning: Hal Hartley On "No Such Thing"

    INTERVIEW: Monsters, Media and Meaning: Hal Hartley On "No Such Thing"

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    REVIEW: Cantet Takes "Time Out" for a Masterpiece

    REVIEW: Cantet Takes "Time Out" for a Masterpiece

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