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    "Amelia" Opening Doha Tribeca Film Fest; Full Lineup Unveiled

    Mira Nair's "Amelia" will open the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in the Middle Eastern capital of Qatar next month. The Fox Searchlight release recalls legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe winner Richard Gere. The new fest is p...

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    Polanski Update: Wanted and Desired

    I buy the argument that L.A prosecutors woke up to the Roman Polanski case, 31 years old, after Marina Zenovich's Wanted and Desired stirred up a hornet's nest. Michael Wolff explains why the motivations of the LA prosecutors office changed.

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    The Box: Does It Smell Like A Turkey?

    You tell me.

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    IRS vs. Elvis Mitchell

    Folks in the arts aren't always good with money. (I'm not.) But Annie Leibovitz and Elvis Mitchell belong to another class altogether: people who hobnob as a matter of course with culture mavens, beautiful people, artists, filmmakers, actors and patrons of the arts who are much much richer than they are. Since Mitchell left his job as film critic at the NYT in 2004, he has taught at Harvard, hosts a weekly interview show The Treatment on KCRW FM as well as Turner Classic Movies' "Under the Influence," and produced the Timothy Greenfield-Sanders HBO documentary, The Black List. He's a fixture on the film fest and lecture circuit. And he still ...

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    Roman Polanski Will Fight US Extradition; Film World Protests In His Defense

    The Associated Press is reporting that director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody by Swiss police on the 1978 U.S. arrest warrant for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Polanski was flying in to receive an honorary award at the Zurich Film Festival when he was detained late Saturday a...

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    Eugene Hernandez: The Indie Summit

    New York, NY, September 29, 2009 -- At the end of Friday's Indie Film Summit here in Manhattan, a pair of leading film insiders were leaving the event together. One said to the other, "Half the people seem to be frustrated the model is changing and the other half are trying to be part of the change...

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    Montreal Students Pull Off Incredible One Take Music Video of "I Gotta Feeling"

    I kind of despise this song, but 172 communications students from Montreal's L'Université du Québec à Montréal somehow took just 2 hours and 15 minutes to rehearse and film an incredible one take music video to Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" as part of the integration week.

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    REVIEW | The Coens Get Personal With Oddly Compelling "Serious Man"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This review was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival. "A Serious Man" opens this Friday in limited release.

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    "A Serious Man" and Serious Layoffs.

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