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    World Cinema Web: Can Digital Downloads Offer Viable Avenues for Int'l Films?

    The diversity of this year's Oscar nominees has sparked discussion about an increasing globalization of the American film industry and audience. With its six nominations, "Pan's Labyrinth" recently broke the box-office record for a Spanish-language film in the U.S., while a trio of foreign-tongued a...

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    Austin Screening for 'Starter'

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    Sony Classics to Bring "The Children of Huang Shi" to North America

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to "The Children of Huang Shi," the company announced Friday. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode ("Tomorrow Never Dies") and written by Jane Hawksley and James MacManus the "heroic tale," set in a war-torn China in 1938, concludes production today in Shanghai. Inspired by true events, the film is the story of George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a young British journalist, who rescues 60 orphaned children who them on a treacherous 1000-mile journey along the Silk Road, through the Liu Pan Shan Mountains into the spectacular Gobi desert. Over the course of the journey he falls in love with a...

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    NY Times: Whimsy, Pessimism and "Lady Chatterley" in Berlin

    The 57th Berlinale, as the festival here is known, might best be thought of as an average festival. Not only because the films were generally so-so, with a few outright disasters balancing some high-quality work, but also because it seemed to typify what a film festival is these days. Once a bastion of difficulty and high seriousness--an identity that suited an event held in midwinter in a city with a vexed, often grim history--the Berlinale, which began last Thursday and concludes with awards on Sunday--has grown into something bigger, more varied and perhaps less distinctive. A.O. Scott gives his take on the Berlin International Film Festiv...

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    Friday Miscellaneousness

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    Regarding Iran, Talk Is Not Cheap

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    Can digital downloads save foreign cinema?

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    SXSW News: Music Docs Retrospective Announced

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