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    SF360: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Appeals Beyond the Niche

    As recently as a decade ago, the various local "identity" film festivals provoked minimal interest and sold few tickets beyond their niche constituencies. Those days are long gone: A full 40 percent of the audience of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival is now comprised of non-Asians. The S.F. Jewish Film Festival reports 25 to 30 percent of attendees aren't Jewish. What's going on? For one thing, savvy moviegoers outside the target demographic have learned to scout the niche fests' programs for films that premiered to raves at Berlin or Cannes. All of which is to say you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the San Franc...

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    AFP: Bangkok Film Festival opens with Asian focus but less sparkle

    The Bangkok International Film Festival kicked off late Thursday with a new focus on Asian cinema, but considerably less sparkle than previous years when Hollywood stars filled the red carpet. More than 100 films are set to be screened over 10 days in a brand-new cinema complex in downtown Bangkok. ...

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    NY NY | MoMA Fetes Brazil in Annual Series; the Redgraves Tout Woodfal at Lincoln Center; and AMPAS

    This week in New York, the Redrgraves joined Lincoln Center in taking a look at British film company Woodfal Film Productions' work in the '60s and director Milos Forman attended an AMPAS-sponsored screening of his 1984 Academy Award-winning film, "Amadeus." Thursday night, the Museum of Modern Art ...

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    DISPATCH FROM IRELAND | 19th Galway Film Fleadh Wraps Up

    The 19th Galway Film Fleadh came to an end on Sunday and by all accounts it was a rousing success. Success is certainly the word for debut director Marian Quinn (sister of Aidan Quinn) whose "32A" nabbed the Best First Feature award at the fest. The Best Feature doc prize was split between Christoph...

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