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    DISPATCH FROM ENGLAND | Sheffield Doc/Fest: Born Again and Joining Forces

    The Sheffield Doc/Fest in Sheffield, England just wound up its fifteenth incarnation, yet the air of it feels new, emerging, and in a way, it is. Director Heather Croall took over three years ago and under her leadership, this five-day event is expanding its horizons and gunning to be one of the top...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | Dreaming Kawabatas: "House of Sleeping Beauties" Director Vadim Glowna

    Based on Yasunari Kawabata's novel, Vadim Glowna's "House of Sleeping Beauties" follows Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, and who is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women who never awaken...

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    iW NEWS | Amazon Launches VOD/DVD Deal with Cinetic; 20 Films Online Monthly

    Dave McLaughlin's "On Broadway" and Rob Epstein's "The Times of Harvey Milk" are two of the titles debuting this month on Amazon Video on Demand in the wake of a new partnership with Cinetic Rights Management (CRM) that will bring independent films to audiences via Amazon and CreateSpace DVD on Demand. The deal between CRM and Amazon will place about twenty films on Amazon each month, one debuting exclusively each month. Others on tap for Amazon this month include Sweaty Robot's "Happy Birthday, Harris Malden," Curt Johnson's "Your Mommy Kills Animals," and Vern Oakley's "A Modern Affair." Additional November films have not yet been announced...

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    iW NEWS | Mickey Rourke to Receive Santa Barbara Accolade

    "The Wrestler" star Mickey Rourke will be honored with the American Riviera Award at the 24th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, organizers unveiled Thursday. Fox Searchlight will release "Wrestler," directed by Darren Aronofsky December 17. "America is all about second chances," commented SBIFF executive director Roger Durling in a statement. "And so it's appropriate that the American Riviera Award that always goes to a U.S. actor should be given this year to Mickey Rourke - who has shown us with his performance in 'The Wrestler' to never underestimate a true artist and his power to reinvent himself." Past recipients include T...

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    "Milk" and the Movement: Visibility, Politics and Writer Dustin Lance Black

    While attending a party with both gay and straight members of the film and music communities last weekend in Los Angeles, I was struck by the parallels between the current post-Prop 8 environment and the anti-gay Prop 6 that late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk campaigned to defeat in the '70s....

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    iW NEWS | Likely Story Goes "American"

    Rights to political thriller "The Amateur American" has been picked up by Likely Story, the group announced Thursday. Based on the novel by J. Saunders Elmore, Ross Katz will write the screenplay and direct. The film is a thriller about a young American expatriate in France who is drawn into a web of violent political intrigue, corruption and murder when he takes a job translating for a shadowy powerbroker. Stefanie Azpiazu, Likely Story's head of development, negotiated the film rights to Mr. Saunders debut novel with Nick Harris at RSWH Agency on behalf of Chris Parris-Lamb at The Gernert Company. "'The Amateur American' is this generation'...

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    iW NEWS | "Miracle" to Close 2008 Bahamas Film Festival

    Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna" will close the 2008 Bahamas International Film Festival, taking place December 4 - 11 on Paradise Island and Nassau. The film, recalls the true story of a regiment of African-American soldiers who managed to sneak their way well into enemy territory. As announced previously, writer/director Maria Govan's "Rain" will open the 5th annual event. BIFF plans to screen 80 films from 22 countries including 50 features of which several are world or international premieres, according to the festival. Most will be Bahamian debuts. Other highlights include Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's Sundance fav "Sugar," Aaron Woodley'...

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    iW NEWS | Palm Strings To Honor Howard

    The 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present filmmakerRon Howard with its Director's Lifetime Achievement Award, Festival organizers announced today. The award will be given with special focus on Howard's latest film, "Frost /Nixon," and as acknowledgement of his 50th anniversary in entertainment. "'Frost /Nixon' is yet another powerful film from one of the industry's true icons and can be included amongst the classics of Ron Howard's total body of work," said Festival chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. "We are honored to present Howard with this honor at this year's Festival." The Awards Gala will be h...

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    iW NEWS | "Intimidad" To Screen at MoMA

    Carnivalesque Films will present the New York premiere of David Redmon and Ashley Sabin"s "Intimidad" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The film, a Mexican love story about family relationships and the meaning of "home," will screen Friday, November 14 at 6:00PM and Wednesday, November...

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    iW NEWS | Denver Fest Kicks Off Tonight With "Bloom"

    The 2008 Starz Denver Film Festival has announced the schedule for the 11-day event, which will be held Nov. 13-23 and feature 215 films from nearly 30 countries. In addition to the films, the schedule also features red carpet events, receptions, panel discussions and award presentations. "We have spent the past year assembling a program of films, panels and special events that we believe offers something for everyone: something eye-opening, something moving, something provocative, something new," said Britta Erickson, SDFF director, in a statement. "And, we are delighted that over 150 filmmakers and industry professionals will join us in De...

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