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    NYFF: The Passions of Asia Argento

    By Karina Longworth

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    iW NEWS | "Runner," "Clayton" Open Big; "Darjeeling" Expands Nicely

    Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner: The Final Cut," comes out of its well-received showing at the New York Film Festival to draw great numbers this weekend, averaging $47,500 on 2 screens according to Rentrak. The re-cut's per-screen-average just beat out the opening of Tony Gilroy's George Clooney starrer "Michael Clayton, which drew a potent $704,000 on just 15 screens, averaging $46,933. Other openers included IFC First Take's "Finishing The Game," which managed $13,867 on 1 screen, First Run's "For The Bible Tells Me So," which took in $7,505 on 1 screen, Jake Paltrow's directorial debut, "The Good Night," averaging $6,354 on 2 screens, documen...

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    Terror's Advocate: Barbet Schroeder Talks

    Barbet Schroeder is one of those brainiac filmmakers, like Werner Herzog, who moves effortlessly between docs (General Idi Amin Dada), features (Reversal of Fortune), studios (Murder by Numbers) and indies (Barfly), in whatever country (Maitresse) or language (Our Lady of the Assassins) that suits h...

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    NYFF: The Flight of the Red Balloon

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Finishing the Game" Director Justin Lin

    Director Justin Lin's "Finishing the Game" revolves around the unexpected death of Bruce Lee, a world-wide phenomenon and established movie star who passed away at the zenith of his popularity. Having already shot scenes for his upcoming movie, "Game of Death," studio heads decided to complete the f...

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    iW NEWS | THINKFilm, Silverwood and Hunting Lane Team for "Blue Valentine"

    Silverwood Films, Hunting Lane Films, and THINKFilm will re-unite for the romantic drama, "Blue Valentine," the groups have announced. Casting is underway on the project, which will be directed by Derek Cianfrance ("Brother Ties") from a screenplay he wrote with Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis, with a February, 2008 start date planned. Silverwood's Lynette Howell, and Hunting Lane's Jamie Patricof and Alex Orlovsky will produce, and THINKFilm will finance, distribute, and handle international sales on the project. Howell's partner, Doug Dey, will serve as executive producer. The three entities were behind last year's Oscar-nominated film, "Hal...

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    iW NEWS | "Maria Tallchief" and "Water Flowing Together" to Open 32nd American Indian Film Fest

    Two ballet docs "Maria Tallchief" and "Water Flowing Together" will open the 32nd annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco at the Landmark Embarcedero Cinema on November 2, organizers announced recently. Directed by Sandra Osawa, "Tallchief" chronicles Osage dancer Maria Tallchief considered America's "first prima ballerina." Gwendolen Cates' "Water," meanwhile delves into the life of Navajo Indian/Puerto Rican New York City Ballet principal dancer, Jock Soto, known as "one of the finest male dancers" in the world. "Making The River" by Sarah Del Seronde and Paul Stoll about a man charged with first degree murder who was later e...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "For the Bible Tells Me So" Director Daniel Karslake

    Director Daniel Karslake's doc "For the Bible Tells Me So" revolves around the stories of of five conservative Christian families and explores how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to support its agenda of stigmatizing the gay community and eroding the separation between ...

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    Something's Unforgivable

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    iW NEWS | MEIFF To Close With "Valley"

    The Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi announced that Paul Haggis' "In The Valley of Elah" will close their festival, which takes place October 14-19, 2007. Additionally, the fest named Nadine Labaki, director of "Caramel" as the recipient of the Variety Middle East Filmmaker of the Year Award. "We are very excited to be receiving Nadine Labaki with her film "Caramel" for the Variety Filmmaker of the Year Award," said Nashwa Al-Ruwaini, the fest's Executive Director. "It is excellent news for the region to see such outstanding talent." They also announced the line-ups for three programs: Middle East Spotlight, GCC Films and ...

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