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    47th Thessaloniki Fest to Take on Adolescent Angst

    The 47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival will spotlight adolescence at this year's event, taking place November 17 - 26 in Greece's second largest city. Twelve filmmakers from around the world will tackle the subject this year in the festival's Focus" section, which, this year, is inspired by Larry Clark's photographic album, "Teenage Lust" (1983). Feature films include: "The Peter Pan Formula" by Chang-ho Cho; "Innocent" by Simon Chung; "Glue: A Teenage Story in the Middle of Nowhere," by Alexis Dos Santos; "Deep" by Simone van Dusseldorp; "Lucy" by Henner Winckler; "Thirty Seven" by Murali K. Thalluri; "White Palms" by Szabolcs Had...

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    A Few Great Pumpkinsā€”First Night: The Fog

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    Museum of Moving Image to Present 4th Machinima Festival

    New York's Museum of the Moving Image and the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences will present the fourth annual Machinima Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5. This all-weekend event devoted to popular video game-based short films will include workshops, technology demonstrations, p...

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    SF360: Things You May or May Not Know About Miranda July

    For close to a decade now, Miranda July has been exploring and often crossing the traditional boundaries between life and the movies. One of her best early short videos, 1998's "The Amateurist," hinges on the relationship between one woman and a mute look-alike figure she sees on her TV screen--a bond that takes on greater comic pathos when the viewer situates him or herself in relation to this Quaker Oats box mise en scene. Performance pieces such as 1999's "Love Diamond" and 2001's "The Swan Tool" have involved both elaborate and intentionally crude interactions between July and video projections--an approach that she continues to build upo...

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    Reuters: Russian film wins Rome's first film festival

    A modern-day Russian film, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, won top prize at Rome's first international film festival as the nine-day marathon wrapped up on Saturday. "Playing the Victim" by Kirill Serebrennikov, a critically acclaimed theater director in his native Russia, was named best film among t...

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    AP: Allen voted SAG's executive director

    The Screen Actors Guild board of directors voted unanimously Saturday to hire former NFL players union executive Doug Allen as the organization's national executive director and chief negotiator. The 54-year-old Allen served as assistant executive director of the NFL Players Association in Washingto...

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    Pacino to Receive AFI Life Achievement Prize

    Al Pacino has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) board of trustees to receive the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film given by the group, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, the board's chair. The award will be presented to Pacino at a...

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    The First Four Minutes of "Borat"

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    "Betelnut" and "Love Conquers All" Take Pusan Prizes; American Presence Slowly Increases

    Chinese director Heng Yang's "Betelnut" and Malaysian director Chui Mui Tan's "Love Conquers All" shared the Pusan International Film Festival's New Currents Best New Asian Filmmaker of the Year award, capping the 11th edition of the event in the Korean port city of the same name. In addition to its...

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