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    NY NY | Nixon Era Films, Looking Back at a Silent NY and that 'Mumble'-thing Shines in Gotham

    This week in New York saw two celebrations of zero-budget filmmaking. At the Museum of the Moving Image, Larry Cohen's independently made 1972 debut "Bone" got a proper screening, at last, while at the IFC Center Aaron Katz' far less political Mumblecore mood piece "Quiet City" kicked off a week of ...

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    VV: Crowded House

    It's Friday night, and the ticket-holder line stretches around the block. Latecomers can forget it; the 8 p.m. show is sold out. The lobby's abuzz, as vintage-clad hipsters, film students, and cineastes just off their day jobs rush to buy organic popcorn, Jacques Torres chocolate bars, and David Lyn...

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    AFP: Michael Douglas in the spotlight at Deauville film fest

    One of Hollywood's most versatile actors, Michael Douglas, takes center stage at the Deauville Film Festival opening Friday that also brings George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to the French beach resort. The 33rd annual festival of American cinema will pay tribute to Douglas wh...

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    AFP: Venice film festival unveils Ang Lee's steamy spy thriller

    The Venice Film Festival on Thursday was set to unveil Taiwanese director Ang Lee's steamy spy thriller "Se, Jie" (Lust, Caution) as its 75th anniversary celebration got into full swing. Wednesday's opening gala of the festival, which runs until September 8, saw the world premiere of British psychol...

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    Herwitz' Company to Remake "Live-In Maid"

    Andrew Herwitz of The Film Sales Company announced that his company has acquired English language remake rights to Jorge Gaggero's "Live-In Maid." Rodrigo Garcia attached to write and direct the film, marking the first production for Herwitz' five year old company, which is currently handling distri...

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    iW NEWS | Rezo On Board Sayles' "Honeydripper"

    Rezo Films has signed on to handle international rights for John Sayles' "Honeydripper," which will debut at next week's Toronto International Film Festival. The film, described in an announcement as "a rock n’roll fable about a 1950s juke joint owner down on his luck until the legendary 'Guitar Sam' comes to town," stars Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DaCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas. The film will also screen in competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival and is set for a U.S. Oscar-qualifying run in December via Emerging Pictures, but the company is also leaving the door open to U....

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    HR: Roadside takes "Bella" on U.S. trip

    In its first acquisition since a recent partnership with Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to "Bella," winner of the People's Choice Award at last year's Toronto International Film Festival. Gregg Goldstein reports.

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    Your A-List: "Best Margarita"

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