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    REVIEW | True Colors: Ethan Hawke's "The Hottest State"

    Over nearly twenty years, Ethan Hawke, despite playing a variety of roles in disparate genres, has managed to create a recognizable star persona for himself. Perhaps too recognizable for some, as he can be easily pigeonholed and has become a bit of a punching bag for those not on his wavelength. Haw...

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    NYT: Cue the Film Awards Season and Strike a Somber Note

    Given the signals preceding next month's bellwether Toronto International Film Festival, party planners might want pick to up some black crepe to go with those red carpets in the movie awards season to come. A list of 20 gala presentations--announced Wednesday at a Toronto news conference introducin...

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    Kamp Katrina in NYC

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    Reuters: Vedder to perform at movie premiere in Toronto

    Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will perform at the world premiere of the documentary "Body of War" at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11. "Body of War," directed by talk show legend Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, chronicles the travails of Tomas Young, who was paralyzed by a bul...

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    iW NEWS | Sundance Institute Again Partners with Local Art House Cinemas for Film Program

    Sundance Institute will once again partner with local art house cinemas across the country to creat specialized screening programs of Sundance films for local audiences. The Sundance Institute's program pairs the institute with art house theaters in 12 cities as a way for the institute to "pay tribute to art houses committed to building audiences for independent film at the local level." As part of the project, film curators from these theatres are invited to attend the Sundance Film Festival and select the films to bring to their local audiences. This year, the local programs will include a specially-selected series of short films from the 2...

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    HR: Three at fest headed to IFC

    IFC Films has nabbed three features that have North American premieres at next month's Toronto International Film Festival: Harmony Korine's pop-culture fantasia "Mister Lonely," starring Diego Luna and Samantha Morton; Jacques Rivette's French period romance "The Duchess of Langeais," starring Guil...

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    REVIEW | Brigham Young Guns: Christopher Cain's "September Dawn"

    When we look back one day on the cinema that emerged in response to 9/11 we'll undoubtedly notice among the successes, failures, prophetic messages and reactionary propaganda a handful of films that can be rightfully designated as downright laughable and nearly delusional in their attempts to fashio...

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    Right at Your Door

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    NYT: Passion for Film Spurs New Festivals, but Grueling Work Keeps Them Going

    Lunch hours were the first casualty of Tom O'Malley's ambition. He sacrificed his afternoon breaks sometime last November as he pushed ahead with plans for the inaugural American Cinematic Experience Film Festival. His living room went next, overtaken by piles of paperwork and plastic tubs stuffed with DVD submissions for the event. Then his bank account took a hit. Such is the price of starting a film festival in New York. While hundreds of new independent festivals commence every year around the United States--some as economic boons for their communities, others as the equivalent of art-house substitutes in small markets--New York is satura...

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