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    AFI FEST Sets "Bobby" for Opening Night and Unveils 13 World Premieres

    Emilio Estevez's "Bobby," the story of the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1968, will open the 2006 AFI FEST, the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, much of the large ensemble cast from the film are expected to attend the opening night at the festival. Also announced were 13 of the films that will have their world premieres at the 2006 AFI FEST, including David Cunningham's "After," J.B. Rutagarama's "Back Home," Chad Lowe's "Beautiful Ohio," David Boyle's "Big Dreams, Little Tokyo," Alan White's "Broken," Daniel Jones & Dann Sytsma's "Comic Evangelists," Alante Kavaite's "Fissures ...

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    Love Gondry? You'll Like 'Science'

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    Dream Weaver: Michel Gondry's "The Science of Sleep"

    Michel Gondry's "The Science of Sleep" should have been the restorative after an unspectacular summer for movies -- a year, actually. One could put their blood into the profession if movies such as "Superman Returns," "Talladega Nights," or "Little Miss Sunshine" were abysmal or brilliant, extreme i...

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    Back in the Apple

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    NY Times: Andy Warhol, A Portrait of an Artist Both Loved and Hated

    It turns out that Andy Warhol, whose Campbell's Soup cans famously captured his fascination with the American marketplace, did not inspire a reciprocal reception among corporate donors when the filmmaker Ric Burns came knocking. It has been the hardest, hardest sell," Mr. Burns said about raising money for "Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film," which will be shown tonight and tomorrow night on the PBS program "American Masters." "I did have to prove to people he was a great artist," said Mr. Burns, who still needs to raise $225,000 to finish paying for the $3.6 million, four-hour film, which had a two-week run at Film Forum this month. Robin Pogr...

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    AFP: Syrian film director banned from visiting Jordan

    Film director Omar Amiralay, whose trenchant documentaries on life and government in Syria earned him praise abroad, has briefly been arrested by Syrian authorities at the Jordanian border and barred from leaving the country, a leading human rights activist said. Ammar al-Qorabi, president of the Na...

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    H'Wood Reporter: A "Hardcore" valentine to American punk

    In the timeline of American punk rock, hardcore came between the punk of the 1970s and 1990s grunge. Characterized by fast, loud and aggressive songs, minimal musicianship and violent behavior by the audience, it remained below the radar of the mainstream. In "American Hardcore: The History of Ameri...

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    Ode to Joy

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