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    iW NEWS | First Independent Takes "Beautiful"

    First Independent Pictures has announced the acquisition of selected US theatrical rights to Darryl Roberts' "America the Beautiful." The film, which recently completed a run in Chicago, is a documentary that looks at America's unhealthy obsession with physical perfection. "Beautiful" made its deb...

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    iW NEWS | Desplechin, Egoyan, and 25 Others Set For Toronto

    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced 27 international selections that will screen at the 33rd edition of the festival this September. Among them are the North American premieres of Kim Jee-woon's "The Good, The Bad, The Weird," which will screen as a Gala Presentation, Atom Egoyan's "Adoration," Arnaud Desplechin's "Un conte de Noel," Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah," Jia Zhang-ke's "24 City," Terence Davies' "Of Time and the City," Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne's "Le Silence de Lorna," Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Three Monkeys," Ari Folman's "Waltz with Bashir," Steve McQueen's "Hunger" and Bent Hamer's "O'Horten." The festival ...

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    REVIEW | Woman on Top: Catherine Breillat's "The Last Mistress"

    The first time Asia Argento appears in Catherine Breillat's "The Last Mistress," she fills the frame, reclining on a couch with devilish confidence as her character, Vellini, discusses the upcoming marriage of Ryno (Fu'ad Ait Aattou), her lover of ten years, to another woman. It's an appropriate ent...

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    LAFF in Pictures

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    LAFF '08 INTERVIEW | "Prince of Broadway" Director Sean Baker

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE is profiling the Narrative and Documentary Competition filmmakers who are screening their films at the Los Angeles Film Festival as world premieres.]

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    Zeitgeist Films at 20 Years: Building a Boutique Brand

    "One thing we didn't have was a business plan, per se," recalled Zeitgeist Films co-president Emily Russo, "or deep pockets." Last week, she was seated alongside co-president Nancy Gerstman on a small sofa inside the compact but quite comfortable Lower Manhattan office where the two women have run t...

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    Canadian Box Office

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    iW NEWS | London Fest To Open With "Frost/Nixon"

    The Times BFI London Film Festival announced that their 2008 edition will open on October 15 with the world premiere of Ron Howard's "Frost/Nixon." The film, adapted by Peter Morgan from his own award winning stage play, stars Michael Sheen and Frank Langella as journalist David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones and Matthew Macfadyen. "I've been so fortunate with 'Frost/Nixon,' working with two world-class directors in theatre and film and watching two lead actors at the top of their games," said screenwriter Morgan in a statement. "Now, having the...

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