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    Match Factory Picks Up Miranda July's The Future

    It's a sin that it's been five years since Miranda July won the Camera d'Or for her first feature, Me You and Everyone You Know at Cannes.

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    Cannes Day 8: Minute by Minute

    Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 12 - 23), indieWIRE is publishing a frequently updated dispatch from France. All times listed are local French time.

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    Balls to the Walls: Jorma Taccone's "MacGruber"

    “Never ever say never ever.” This is one of the pearls of wisdom of the title character of MacGruber, a film adapted from a series of Saturday Night Live sketches which fans and detractors alike might have agreed would never ever make for a decent movie. Generally running no more than ninety seconds and as ritualistically structured as kabuki theatre (or “Coneheads”), the “MacGruber” skits—wherein a mulleted Will Forte tries and fails to defuse a bomb in the company of Kristen Wiig and that week’s special guest host—epitomize the new house style at Saturday Night Live, and, accordingly, much of American film and television comedy in general: ...

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    Phase 4 Acquires SXSW Audience-Award Winner Brotherhood in Cannes Market

    Rising indie distributor Phase 4 Films, in Cannes for the second time, has scooped up North American rights from the Cannes Film Market to SXSW audience-award-winner Brotherhood. Berry Meyerowitz, president & CEO of the year-old distrib, plans a late 2010 release for rookie director Will Canon's col...

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    Carlos

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    Magnolia Nabs Gibney's Eliot Spitzer Doc

    Magnolia Pictures announced that it has acquired US rights to Alex Gibney's untitled Eliot Spitzer documentary. Produced by A&E IndieFilms and Wider Film Projects, the film looks at the former Governor of New York, following Eliot Spitzer's career from his days as an attorney general committed to ba...

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    Doors at

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    The Original King of Comedy

    Book Review: MACK SENNETT’S FUN FACTORY by Brent E. Walker (McFarland)

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