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    iW NEWS | Merilees Takes CFTPA Award at TIFF

    The Canadian Film and Television Production Association announced that Rob Merilees is the recipient of the third annual CFTPA Producer's Award. The Award was presented at the 5th Elementt Restaurant at the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival earlier today. Merilees produced TIFF's Cl...

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    Toronto Blogging. Everlasting Moments.

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    iW NEWS | "Of Time and City" For Strand

    Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Terence Davies' "Of Time and City" from Hurricane Films in the UK. The deal was done via sales agent Hanway Films. The film is a "poetic ode to Liverpool" which is constructed with archival footage and narrated by Davies himself. It had its World Premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival and has its North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this Sunday. "We're thrilled to be working with Terence again, his loveletter to Liverpool is a true artistic inspiration to filmmaking," said Marcus Hu, Co-President of Strand Releasing, in a statement. The deal was concluded by S...

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    iW NEWS | Cinema Guild Takes "24 City"

    The Cinema Guild announced today at the Toronto International Film Festival the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Jia Zhangke's "24 City," which documents the conversion of an old munitions factory into a sprawling complex of luxury high-rise apartments. The deal was negotiated by Ryan Kriv...

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    It's McCain, stupid

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    iW NEWS | European Film Awards Announce 44 Finalists

    The European Film Academy and EFA Productions gGmbH have announced the titles of the 44 films on this year's selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the 2008 European Film Awards. Twenty-seven countries are represented on the list. Films include Joe Wright's "Atonement," Dany Boon's "Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis," Arnaud Desplechin's "Un Conte de Noel," Paolo Sorrentino's "Il Divo," Laurent Cantet's "The Class," Matteo Garrone's "Gomorra," Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky," Steve McQueen's "Hunger," Sergei Bodrov's "Mongol," Bent Hamer's "O'Horten" and Ari Folman's "Waltz With Bashir." Check out the full list here. In the...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "August Evening" Director Chris Eska

    Director Chris Eska's "August Evening" revolves around an aging undocumented farm worker named Jaime and his young, widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe, who have their lives thrown into upheaval. Lupe happens to be more of a daughter to Jaime than his own children, and the two try to stick together but ch...

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    QUEER CINEMA NOTEBOOK | What We Learned on Our Summer Vacation

    [EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a regular series of articles taking a critical look at the state of contemporary queer cinema. In developing this column, indieWIRE turned to New York City based writers Michael Koresky and Chris Wisniewski, inviting them to take a sort of "he said, he said" approach ...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    Intellectual Dishonesty

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