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    Poster Watch: Bright Star Heads Into Awards Season

    Here's the new poster for Jane Campion's Bright Star, which will follow its strong Cannes debut with likely September fest appearances in Telluride and Toronto. Bob Berney's soon-to-be-named new combine with River Road's Bill Pohlad will launch with this high-brow literary romance. The poster seems ...

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    Women on the Verge, Zooey Out of Love: Hitting Theaters This Week

    Hitting theaters this weekend is not one but two films about the experiences of women during WWII, an "anti-romantic comedy" starring indie darling Zooey Deschanel, and the gritty independent crime drama "Off Jackson Avenue."

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    Latest Berlinger Doc Nominated for Imagen Award

    "Crude," the latest documentary by Joe Berlinger ("Brother's Keeper," "Paradise Lost," "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster") has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary by the Imagen Foundation. The 24th Annual Imagen Awards, which honor positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertai...

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    cinemadaily | Lonesome Tonight: Nick Ray Retro Kicks Off in New York

    Film Forum kicks off its 15-film Nicholas Ray retrospective today in New York with a week-long run of the twisted, hard-boiled love story "In a Lonely Place", starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame.

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    Vanity Fair Ledger Story Must-Read

    I scarfed up Peter Biskind's Vanity Fair cover story on Heath Ledger (which is finally online). It all makes (tragic) sense. Ledger was yet another gifted performer (from Judy Garland on) who was far happier in the zone in front of the camera than anywhere else. He pushed himself too hard. And he so...

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    Ukraine Bans "Bruno"

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    1 Year Old, SnagFilms Unveils Online Doc Fest and Comcast, Sundance Channel Pacts

    SnagFilms will begin a new summer series, online, previewing documentaries that have not been released theatrically or on television, the company said today. Making a string of announcements in commemoration of its one year anniversary, Snag also will unveil a new homepage tomorrow, marking the comp...

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    "1981" For Montreal World's 2009

    The world premiere of Ricardo Trogi's "1981" will open the 33rd edition of the Montreal World Film Festival. Described as a "semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy," the film stars Jean-Carl Boucher, Sandrine Bisson and Claudio Colangelo. It will screen on August 27, 2009 at Montreal's Théâtre Maiso...

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    24 World Premieres To Hit Locarno

    The Locarno Film Festival, running August 5-15, has announced its 62nd edition of programming. 24 world premieres are scheduled for the event, including Amos Gitai's "La Guerre Des Fils De La Lumiere Contre Les Fils Des Tenebres," Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu’s "Les Dernier Jours Du Monde," and Bya...

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