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    Telluride Day One: The Road, Waking Sleeping Beauty

    At LAX this morning I chatted with indie press agent Laura Kim and ex-Disney exec Peter Schneider, who produced Don Hahn's documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. The doc tells the story of how Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and the 80s generation of Disney animators woke up the sleeping Disney anim...

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    Manhattan Short FF Spills Lineup

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    Vanity Fair New Establishment Favors Editor Cronies

    The one year that I covered the Hollywood side of the Vanity Fair New Establishment List, I found that the final list reflected less accurate reporting than who was a possible cover subject or socialized with editor Graydon Carter. This year the nasty economy allowed VF to trim some familiar names w...

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    Fonda, Loach and Klein Among Those Joining Protest Against TIFF

    A protest of the Toronto International Film Festival has found some considerable support from international group of more than 50 prominent filmmakers, writers, artists and academics – including Ken Loach, David Byrne, Naomi Klein, B. Ruby Rich, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda, Wallace Shawn, Eve Ensler an...

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    Celebrating Cinema as an Art, Telluride Unveils '09 Fest

    Twenty six new films, a dozen classic titles and a selection of documentaries and shorts are on tap for this weekend's Telluride Film Festival. The event is set to kick off tomorrow (Friday) in the small Colorado mountain town, running through Monday evening in its annual Labor Day weekend slot. Fil...

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    Apocalypse Now: The Rise of Dystopian Cinema

    As wildfires fires rage in California, polar glaciers melt, ocean levels rise, and hurricanes grow more powerful as the world gets warmer, we are looking not only at The Age of Stupid, but the rise of Dystopian Cinema.

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    Apparition Picks Up Boondock Saints II

    Apparition's Bob Berney is adding another movie to his burgeoning release slate, which kicks off September 18 with Jane Campion's Toronto-bound period romance, Bright Star. The latest release is Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, set to open October 30, marking yet another distribution deal with So...

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    TIFF ‘09 | Paul Fierlinger: "No independent animator has been doing this longer than I have"

    Paul and Sandra Fierlinger's "My Dog Tulip" is a vivid, whimiscal animated feature about the relationship between a man and his dog. We gave Fierlinger and others a free-form style interview to gather their thoughts on their careers individual projects.

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    Venice Mounts a Resurrection but Opener "Baarìa" Hits the Skids

    After the train-wreck of Venice 2008, it was clear that something had to be done. But what? Responsiveness to emergencies has never exactly seemed one of the Latin virtues, and many fans feared that the festival - the longest-running in the world, and one of the most beloved - might turn into the ci...

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    With New Fest Section, Sundance Embracing Low & No Budget Movies

    In a move aimed at showcasing more low and no budget films, the Sundance Film Festival has announced the creation of a new section for its upcoming 2010 event. Dubbed "Next," the section which will feature six to eight narrative feature films, "selected for their innovative and original work in low-...

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