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    Lewis To Get Jean Hersholt Award

    Actor, director, writer and producer Jerry Lewis has been voted the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Sid Ganis announced yesterday. The award, an Oscar statuette, will be presented to Lewis during the 81s...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Andrew Grant

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Kim Voynar

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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    Berlin's "Culinary" Program To Open With "Food"

    Robert Kenner's documentary film "Food, Inc." will open the 59th Berlin International Film Festival's Culinary Cinema programme as a Berlinale Special. The screening will take place February 8th at Friedrichstadtpalast and conclude with a discussion and a "true culinary treat." "Food" finds Kenner and the investigative protagonists Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan exploring the depths of the food industry hidden from the consumer with the consent of governmental authorities. Following the presentation of "Food, Inc.," a panel discussion with director Kenner, Schlosser, Pollan, and German food experts will take place. To conclude the event, B...

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    SXSW Named Academy Award Shorts Qualifier

    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announce that the winning short films at SXSW will now qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy Rules. Friday, Decembe...

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    For Your Inconsideration

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Michelle Orange

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Cheryl Eddy

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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    indieWIRE CRITICS' POLL '08 | Charles Taylor

    This is the latest ballot in indieWIRE's 2008 Critics Poll, continuing the tradition of a national survey of critics by calling attention to the year's best -- and, in many cases, most overlooked -- films, providing a meaningful counterpoint to much of the year-end hoopla. Note that some lists are unranked at the discretion of the critic. For all categories except Best Undistributed Film, eligible feature films had first-run theatrical engagements in the U.S. during 2008. Films without a U.S. distributor, screened anywhere (festival circuit, one-off screenings, etc.), are eligible in the Best Undistributed Film category. The full list of crit...

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