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    Distributor Profile: Icarus Films

    All information published in the indieWIRE Distributor Profiles is provided by the individual company.

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    Venice Hit By Torrential Storm

    The forecast was for rain today in Venice, and sure enough a powerful wind and rain storm hit the Lido, knocking down tents and vendor stands and flooding stores on the main beach drag.

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    Does Nathalie Portman Deserve Top Billing? "Black Swan" Poster Changed

    Does Nathalie Portman Deserve Top Billing? "Black Swan" Poster Changed

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    Spout About: "Machete" -- Too Blunt or Just Dumb Fun?

    Spout About is a prompt for discussion of a movie you've already seen, in this case Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis' "Machete." The post and its comments may include spoilers. We encourage you to watch the movie and then come back and talk about it in full without tiptoeing around plot points or...

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    It's a Nice Day for Jann Turner's "White Wedding"

    An accomplished TV and documentary writer, director and editor in her native South Africa, Jann Turner is making her feature directorial debut with "White Wedding," which opens today, September 3 in New York and Los Angeles. A road comedy about a groom-to-be's attempt to reach his nuptials in time, "White Wedding" humorously engages with the heritage of apartheid, acknowledging that deep-seated racism remains while suggesting that it can be overcome. Turner and her stars (and good friends), Kenneth Nkosi ("District 9," "Tsotsi") and Rapulana Seiphemo ("Jerusalema," "Tsotsi), co-wrote the script, based on their own experiences living in the cr...

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    Sean Baker, director of 'Prince of Broadway'

    Sean Baker, director of 'Prince of Broadway'

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    Venice Early Review: Sofia Coppola's Somewhere Views Empty Movie Star

    Write what you know. And Sofia Coppola knows Hollywood.

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    Venice Day Two: Schnabel's Miral is Heartfelt, Political Palestinian Drama

    While Julian Schnabel's Miral packs an emotional punch, he tells the wrong story. I was in tears during both of the film's bookend sections, which focus on real-life Hind Husseini (the great Hiam Abbass), a wealthy Palestinian woman who in 1948 takes it upon herself to feed, clothe, educate and hous...

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    Venice Opens with Aronofsky's Black Swan: Too Intense?

    The opening night selection of the sexy R-rated violent thriller Black Swan was something of a gamble for Fox Searchlight and the Venice Fest, which landed loyal fan Darren Aronofsky--after rousing Venice receptions for both The Fountain and The Wrestler, which won the Golden Lion. He talked Searchl...

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    IFC Set to "Inhale" This October

    U.S. rights to Baltasar Kormákur’s latest thriller "Inhale," starring Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger, Sam Shepard, Vincent Perez, and Rosanna Arquette, have been bought up by IFC Films. Written by Walter Doty and John Claflin, the film will have its U.S. premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival on Oct...

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