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    iW NEWS | IFC Gets Eran Riklis' "Lemon Tree"

    IFC Entertainment has acquired Eran Riklis' Berlinale Panorama audience award winner "Lemon Tree." The Israeli drama, from the filmmaker of 2004's "Syrian Bride," was co-produced by Bettina Brokemper, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Michael Eckelt and Riklis. "Eran is a born filmmaker who, through an almost unspoken relationship that develops between two women over a lemon tree orchard, is able to convey more about the state of the Middle East than most newspaper headlines," praised IFC's Jonathan Sehring, in a statement. The company's Arianna Bocco negotiated the deal with Didar Domehri from sales company Films Distribution. [Eugene Hernandez...

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    DOC COLUMN | Music Documentaries Take Center Stage

    When the movie started to roll, the image was only a quarter the size of the screen. I'm wondering if I'm in the right place -- the IMAX Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin -- just as black and white images of Martin Scorsese begin to flash across the screen. He directed ...

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    AFP: French film "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" takes box office by storm

    A French comedy debunking stereotypes about the country's bleak north is breaking box office records, becoming the second biggest all-time hit in cinemas, Pathe film distributors said Tuesday. "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" has pulled in 14.6 million viewers since it was released on February 27. AFP re...

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    AFP: Lebanon bans prize-winning cartoon "Persepolis"

    The Oscar-nominated film "Persepolis," which has annoyed authorities in Iran for its critical portrayal of the Islamic revolution, has been banned in Lebanon, officials said Wednesday, sparking an outcry. Rana Moussaoui reports.

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    'American Idol' Has the Flu

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    'Meet Bill' vs. 'Meet Dave'

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    iW NEWS | Palm Beach Lines Up Fest Program, A&E Partnership

    A&E has announced that the Palm Beach International Film Festival will be the first fest to participate in their new A&E IndieFilms Spotlight campaign. As part of this campaign, select films from PBIFF will be featured in short segments throughout the festival on the network and on their website, with one being chosen to be televised nationally on A&E. "This is such a wonderful opportunity for the festival and especially for the filmmakers who will benefit from the vast A&E audience," said PBIFF Director Randi Emerman. PBIFF announced their 2008 lineup last week, with 141 films screening, including 12 World Premieres and 10 U.S. Premieres. Th...

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    The Joys of Genealogy

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