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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 New York Film Festival | LE QUATTRO VOLTE

    The 2010 New York Film Festival | LE QUATTRO VOLTE

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Tony, Tony, Tony

    A Some Like It Hot reunion: Curtis, Lemmon, and Wilder.

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    Piling on Snow White, 360's Four-Poster Casting, BBC Lines Up Mendes, Campion, Hare

    - Universal is finalizing a deal to land the latest public-domain brand-name fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman, written by Evan Daugherty and to be directed by commercials-turned-feature director Rupert Sanders.

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    Muslim Fundamentalists Attack Jakarta Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

    FPI disrupts gay film festival from The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 09/29/2010 10:04 AMMembers of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) staged rallies at foreign cultural centers on Tuesday, demanding the termination of the 9th Q! Film Festival, which showcased LGBT artwork. The group demanded the cultural centers close down the festival within 24 hours.Word here in Berlin is that the threatening of Goethe Institute, Erasmus Huis Dutch Cultural Center, Centre Culturel Francais Jakarta and the Japan Foundation for their support of this event highly politicizes this on an international scale. The festival went ahead at several foreign cultural cent...

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    Onward, Jeff Hill!

    Back in June at the Provincetown International Film Festival, Jeff Hill (left) asked Brian (right) and I to join him for lunch. He had something important to share. Over burgers Jeff broke the news that he'd decided to close up shop and head to Palm Springs. The new economy of making and marketing m...

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    Sally Menke Was An Ace

    My wife and kids heard the helicopters rounding overhead half the hot night, not knowing, of course, who or what they were looking for at the tops of Beachwood and Bronson canyons. Not until the next day did we learn the search was for our friend, Sally Menke, who had been missing since Monday morning after bidding goodbye to her hiking partner, who evidently had decided the heat was too much. But Sally and her black lab ventured on, as Sally, a longtime hiker, must have felt she could handle it. Police found her body, watched over by her dog, in a ravine in the hills at around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. Since learning about it I've been able to t...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 New York Film Festival | POST MORTEM

    The 2010 New York Film Festival | POST MORTEM

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    On the Rise: Andrew Garfield of "The Social Network"

    An actor lined up to take on one of the biggest comic book franchises in the world wouldn't normally make the cut for our On the Rise column. But when that young thespian, in this case 27 year-old shaggy haired Andrew Garfield, lands on the Hollywood tent pole ladder three years into his career, kud...

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    Festivals Undergoing Major Sea Changes As Seen in Fall Fests...Focus on Latino and Spanish Language

    IFP, NYFF, TIFF, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian …and Special Focus on Latino and Spanish Language Oriented Festivals and Business

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    Bonnie and Clyde Director Arthur Penn Dies at 88

    Theatre and film director Arthur Penn died in his Manhattan apartment Tuesday night of congestive heart failure, reports A.P. Penn died a year after his brother, photographer Irving Penn.

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