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  • JUMP CUTS by James Israel
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    Poor Pluto

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    Weinsteins and IFC Team for "Indigenes" in North America

    French director Rachid Bouchareb's "Indigenes" (Days of Glory) will be distributed in North America by both The Weinstein Company and IFC Films. Set during World War II, the film stars James Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Sami Bouajila and Roschdy Zem about four North African soldiers who came to Europe to ...

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    Miami Film Festival and Global Lens Team up for "Global Lens 2006"

    The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) and The Global Film Initiative will present "Global Lens 2006" from September 16-24 at Miami Dade College's Tower Theater in Little Havana. MIFF is one of seventeen institutions in the U.S. chosen to present "Global Lens 2006." The program showcases work "representing the diversity and excellence of cinema from the developing world" from places such as Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine and South Africa. For the first time, the series also includes a program of short films. Each film is screened in its original language and subtitled in English. Since its founding in 2002...

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    the formula for success

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    Aljazeera: London showcases Arab filmmakers

    Hoping to raise the profile of contemporary Arab cinema in Britain, London's British Academy of Film and Television Arts has launched the first annual Arab Film Weekend to both accolades and criticism. Screening eight films - all made in the past two years - from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Morocco...

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    SPC Goes for Popular Australian Film, "jindabye"

    Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed Ray Lawrence's "jindabyne," the hit Australian film starring Laura Linney and Gabriel Byrne that is screening this week at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Fresh from this year's Cannes Film Festival, the movie is set to have its North American premiere at...

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    SF360: A grant from the Academy jumpstarts SF International's 50th

    Surprises visited upon arts organizations in these boom-turned-bust times have generally not been pleasant. Last week offered an exception: The San Francisco Film Society announced August 10th that its San Francisco International Film Festival had received a "secure foundation" grant of $150,000 to be received over three years from the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It's an award that's bestowed upon an organization rather than applied for by it, not unlike the MacArthur Fellowships, and this surprise was a welcome one. "We feel ourselves very lucky to have received this honor," SFFS Executive D...

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