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    EXCLUSIVE: Red Flag Opens 8: The Mormon Proposition in Thirteen Markets Day-and-Date with VOD

    New distributor-on-the-block Red Flag Releasing--led by two ex-Warner Independent execs, Paul Federbush and Laura Kim--is embracing both the digital future and the theatrical past with its first release, the controversial hot-button Sundance doc 8: The Mormon Proposition.

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    Miramax Deal Imminent?

    Industry eyes are focused on brothers Harvey & Bob Weinstein, The Walt Disney Company and Miramax Films in the wake of reports that Disney is close to finalizing a sale of its effectively dormant specialty brand. The Weinsteins have emerged as a lead contender for the company they founded more than ...

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    "Summer Hours" on DVD.

    "Summer Hours" on DVD.

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    film review: Kick-Ass

    At the risk of sounding completely un-cool, I must admit I had wildly mixed feelings about Kick-Ass. I understand the filmmakers’ desire to fulfill fanboys’ fantasies and, at the same time, provide shock value for the rest of the audience—especially anyone who might be offended by mind-numbing viole...

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    Tribeca: Gibney Brings Three Pics to Fest, Sells My Trip to Al-Qaeda to HBO

    At a time when filmmakers the world over are struggling for funds and distribution outlets, a documentary filmmaker is doing well to sell his movie before it debuts at a fest like Tribeca. Now more than ever, as the breakout documentary hit is largely confined to the likes of pop culture entertainer...

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    Tough Times Mean Fewer Options for Cannes Planners

    By all accounts, the selection process for this year's Cannes Film Festival was difficult. The economic crisis didn’t hit the Festival last year, said Terry Frémaux today. Since it takes about 18 months to make a film, the effects are being felt this year, with fewer entries.

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    Eugene Hernandez: Cannes Roster Reveals Great Divide

    New York, NY, April 15, 2010 -- Only in Cannes could a Thai filmmaker with a name nearly unpronounceable by Westerners be the director of the buzz title of the upcoming festival. The latest film by Asian auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul, "Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat" (translated as "Uncle Boonmee Who...

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    film review: Catching Up With Movies, Both New...

    This is superior storytelling, with a definite point of view; there’s clearly a masterful hand at work behind the camera. And nobody portrays dread, or a sense of unease, quite like Polanski.

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    Chicago International Film Festival Honors Ron Howard

    Chicago International Film Festival Honors Ron Howard

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    IPad: Even a Cat Can Do It

    Iggy plays the iPad: but is all the YouTube love worth the claw scratches?

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