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    iW NEWS | Four Projects for 4th Sundance Doc Film Editing Lab

    Four projects have been selected to participate in the fourth annual Documentary Film Editing and Story Laboratory, taking place June 22 - 29 in Sundance, UT. This year's projects explore a wide range of subjects including the role of music in Tibet's assertion of cultural heritage, women in the Nepalese army, a moderate Muslim in Jordan forced to confront Jihad, and the emotional journey of several Ninth Ward, New Orleans residents through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Projects taking part are: Ngawang Choephel (director) and Tim Bartlett (editor) for "Tibet in Song"; Julie Bridgham (director) and Mona Davis (editor) for "The Sari Sol...

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    iW NEWS | "Finishing the Game" and "Never Forever" to Bookend 30th NY Asian American Film Fest

    Twenty-five features including one International, U.S. and four East Coast premieres are on tap for the 30th New York Asian American International Film Festival, set for July 19 - 28 at New York's Asia Society. The fest, which will also screen 17 New York debuts, will open with the NY premiere of "Better Luck Tomorrow" director Justin Lin's "Finishing the Game." The event describes the film as "a comedic faux documentary about the search by opportunistic Hollywood film producers to replace martial arts star Bruce Lee, following his death on the set of 'Game of Death.'" AAIFF will close with director Gina Kim's Sundance Film Festival hit "Neve...

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    The Military and the Gay Bomb

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    Variety: First Look: "No Country for Old Men" Trailer

    Never mind that the Cannes jury ignored it; my fave rave in Cannes was Joel and Ethan Coens' faithful film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men," which stars the terrifying Javier Bardem as the baddest ass you'll ever see. Anne Thompson reports.

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    Reuters: India film focuses on prostitution as family trade

    A new film will examine a centuries-old tradition among some underprivileged Indian communities where girls in the family become prostitutes, with their brothers and fathers acting as pimps. Krittivas Mukherjee reports.

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    FESTIVALS | CineVegas Gets in Your Pants

    The festival airport driver moved to Vegas from New York when his band competed on a reality show hosted by Wayne Newton. They won. The prize was to be managed by Wayne, and booked across town as the next hot entertainer. But after the show aired, Wayne stopped returning calls cold. When they tried ...

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    LAT: Summer turns serious

    The season has traditionally been unreceptive to heavy fare, but the makers of the post-9/11 drama "A Mighty Heart" are betting they'll find an audience. Adult moviegoers may be craving a serious drama after overdosing on a steady diet of mindless sequels that has driven this year's box-office sales...

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    The New Batman Costume

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