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    New Outsider Pictures Unveils Slate

    With the goal of releasing six to eight films per year, Paul Hudson and Peter Peterson recently unveiled the launch slate for their new distrution company, Outsider Pictures. The principles said in an announcement that they plan to release dramatic and documentary films in the U.S., Cananda and Lati...

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    The Long Road to Remake "Battle Royale"

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    Fifteen Finalists Go Online for SXSWclick

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals has revealed the finalists for the 2006 SXSWclick online media festival. The fifteen finalists are divided into five different categories, and online users can view the finalists and submit votes for the "Popularity Contest" portion of SXSWclick. A panel of jurors will also select their picks for the jury competition. The winners of both sections will be announced July 28. The finalists in each category are: "Embedded" by Greg O'Bryant, "Following Abraham" by Jacob Waxler, "Playing Chicken: The Movie" by Bradley Jackson (Old School Shorts); "Art/Work" by Avram Dodson, "Cherchez La Femme"...

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    Goodbye, For a Little While

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    Reuters: Iraqi film makers risk all to tell their stories

    Hollywood directors risk big budgets and reputations when they work. Iraqi film makers risk their lives. When Ammar Saad was shooting his documentary "Damned Gum," about the dangers of being a journalist in Baghdad since the U.S. invasion in 2003, a bomb went off meters from where he stood and blood was spattered over his camera lens. It is the kind of experience that would put many off. But along with dozens of others in Iraq, the 28-year-old photographer is determined to tell his story on celluloid. His next project is a feature-length film about a man who ventures out of his Baghdad apartment for the first time in three years, finally over...

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    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival to Fete Amos Gitai

    Israeli director Amos Gitai ("Kippur") will be honored by the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival with its Freedom of Expression Award, the event has announced. Gitai will receive the honor at the historic Castro Theatre on July 23 for being a "leader in using contemporary independent film to expand notions of Jewish identity." In addition, the festival will screen his two newest films, the narrative feature "Free Zone," starring Hiam Abbass, Hanna Laslo and Natalie Portman and the documentary "News From Home"/"News From House." The 26th SFJFF will take place July 20 - August 7 in San Francisco, Berkeley, Mountain View and San Rafael. [Brian ...

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    Darryl Stephens to Receive Philadelphia Gay Fest Honor

    Actor Darryl Stephens will be honored at the 12th Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival taking place July 13 - 25. Stephens, best known as Noah Nicholson on Logo network's "Noah's Arc," will accept the fest's inaugural Rising Star Award on Saturday, July 15. From television to the big screen, Ste...

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  • JUMP CUTS by James Israel
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    A Scanner Darkly - opening this weekend

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