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    Go Blue!

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    Live From New York, But Not On TV

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    INSIDE WORD | Sony Classics Eyeing "King of England"; Film's Screenings Canceled at Denver Fest

    We hear that... The Czech Republic's 2007 Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film, director Jiri Menzel's "I Served the King of England" (Ogsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale) is closing in on a deal with Sony Pictures Classics.The distributor did not respond to requests for comment on Thursday and Friday. Adapted from Bohumil Hrabali's novel by Jiri Menzel, the film is described as a "tragicomic slice of Czech [life that captures] the rise and fall of a social climber who finds himself on the losing side of WWII." The film had been slated to screen in the narrative competition this weekend at the 30th Denver International Film Fe...

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    iW NEWS | Set to Remember Pilar Miro, FSLC Previews Spanish Series

    Running for much of December at the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Spanish Cinema Now series (December 7 - 27) will feature 15 new features and a tribute to Pilar Miro, as well as a look at the Spanish Civil War series, "The War on Film." In a statement, Film Society of L...

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    INSIDE WORD | IFC Closing in on Ferrara's "Go Go Tales"

    Deal in the works... IFC Films is negotiating a pact for Abel Ferrara's "Go Go Tales," a 2007 Cannes Film Festival entry that also screened this fall at the New York Film Festival. Back in Cannes, indieWIRE called the film "a kind of seedy rendition of Altman's 'Prairie Home Companion'." It follows ...

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    'Once' in Austin

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    SDFF 2007: Karl Rove, Evening, Prague

    By Karina Longworth

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    More "Cloverfield"

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    iW THIS WEEK | In The News: A Trio of Deals, and a Foreign Film Drought

    A handful of acquisitions were announced this week, with Magnolia Pictures announcing a deal for U.S. rights to Richard Roxburgh's "Romulus, My Father" and sibling unit Truly Indie announced that it will handle the release of Terry Sanders doc, "Fighting For Life." Also, Jeff Nichols' "Shotgun Stories" has secured distribution via Upload Films and Liberation Entertainment. In his monthly world cinema column, Anthony Kaufman noted that while cinemas are overloaded with specialty releases this fall, "Foreign cinema lovers are facing a severe drought in U.S. movie theaters." And, at the weekly box office, the Coen Brothers "No Country For Old Me...

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    iW THIS WEEK | New in Theaters: "Margot at the Wedding," What Would Jesus Buy?" "Southland Tales," "

    Among this week's specialty releases coming to theaters, indieWIRE ran into a bit of controversy with a not so flattering Review of "Southland Tales" from Reverse Shot editor (and Magnolia Pictures exec Jeff Reichert. Read the review and check out the long list of comments at the end. The film's director Richard Kelly, meanwhile called the film "a strange cousin to 'Donnie Darko' in a way" in a Profile during an appearance as part of indieWIRE's series of filmmaker Q & A sessions at Apple Store Soho. Also profiled (and reivewed) this week was "Margot at the Wedding" director Noah Baumbach who said of his work, "...I just feel I write better a...

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