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    'Helvetica' Coming to Theaters

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    R.I. Fest Honors Freeman, Shenkman, Weimberg & Ryan, and More

    Morgan J. Freeman's "Just Like the Sun" won the grand prize for best feature at the 2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), which concluded on Sunday night in Providence. The festival presented some 320 films from 70 countries, according to organizers. First place in the competition was Richard Shenkman's "The Man from Earth," which also won the award for best screenplay for the work of Jerome Bixby. Gary Weimberg & Catherine Ryan's "Soliders of Conscience" won the grand prize for best documentary at the festival, which was honorarily co-chaired by R.I. Governor Donald Carceiri, Providence Mayor David M. Cicilline; and US Senat...

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    India Splendor: Bollywood Stars Shine in L.A.

    I had a blast Saturday at India Splendor's tribute to the late great Raj Kapoor, who spawned a dynasty of Bollywood talent, including the delightful star Rishi Kapoor. Variety's Shalini Dore reports:

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    iW NEWS | Gilmore Heading Edinburgh's Powell Jury Surveying New British Cinema

    Geoff Gilmore will lead the jury for the Michael Powell Award at this month's 61st Edinburgh International Film Festival, August 15 - 26, 2007 in Scotland. Films eligible for the prize, which honors the best new British feature film at the festival include, Anand Tucker's "And When Did You Last See Your Father?", Anton Corbijn's "Control," Jim Threapleton's "Extraordinary Rendition," David Mackenzie's "Hallam Foe," Wilma Finnigan and Duncan Finnigan's "My Life as a Bus Stop," Greg Loftin's "Saxon," Simon Miller's "Seachd - the Inaccessible Pinnacle," Justin Edgar's "Special People," Gary Love's "Sugarhouse," Roger Goldby's "The Waiting Room,"...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The King of Kong" Director Seth Gordon

    Director Seth Gordon's "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" takes a look at the arcade circuit. The film follows the travails of a middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul vie for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong. This is the first feature-length directori...

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    'Inside' @ Fantastic Fest

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    The Guardian Interview: Martin Scorsese

    The new film from Martin Scorsese sees him turn once more to one of his greatest passions: rock'n'roll. And who better as his subjects than the Rolling Stones? In an exclusive interview, the great director talks to Craig McLean in The Guardian.

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    AFP: Austrian film director Franz Antel dies aged 94

    Austrian film director Franz Antel, whose cinematic career spanned over seven decades, died overnight in Vienna at the age of 94, a spokesman for his wife Sybille said Sunday. AFP reports.

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    AP: "Y Tu Mama Tambien" stars promote rights

    "Y Tu Mama Tambien" stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna said a gala dinner they are hosting Saturday will raise money to support human rights and shine light on poverty and injustice in Mexico. The $300-a-plate meal in the capital will benefit Mexico's Commission for the Defense and Promotion of...

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    'Ace' Fills Hole for Wilder Fans

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