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    Making The Personal Universal: Noah Baumbach on "The Squid and the Whale"

    'My Parents' Divorce' would not, on the face of it, seem the freshest subject for a film. Yet in his third feature, "The Squid and the Whale," Noah Baumbach molds this familiar material into a searing character study marked by telling detail and emotional veracity. At 2005 Sundance (where adolescent...

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    American Cinematheque and Outfest Team Up for "Outfest Wednesdays"

    The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and Outfest will once again cooperate to present gay and lesbian programming on Wednesdays at the Egyptian in Hollywood. Outfest Wednesdays is the only gay and lesbian-themed weekly screening series in the country. Founded in 1999, the programming fe...

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    Sneak Preview: "Through the Forest"

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    The Sundance Short List

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    LA Times: Filmmakers Are Swept Away by Romania

    Along the route to MediaPro Studios, packs of feral dogs wander unpaved streets, children as young as 7 beg for handouts, and some government buildings still bear the bullet scars of the 1989 revolution. But for a growing cadre of Hollywood producers, the drive is becoming as familiar as a trip to t...

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    The Guardian: Make laugh not war

    Roberto Benigni is once again testing the boundaries of good taste. Having found the funny side of the Holocaust in Life is Beautiful, his latest film sees him on a comic love quest through war-torn contemporary Iraq. John Hooper reports from Rome.

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    "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and "The Matador" Open Mill Valley Fest

    The Mill Valley Film Festival will present more than 200 films from 55 countries as part of its 2005 lineup. Stephen Frears's "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and Richard Shepard's "The Matador" will kick off the 28th edition of the festival, which runs Thursday, October 6 - 16 in Mill Valley and San Rafae...

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    "Transamerica," Buscemi, "Cavite," "Baraka," Sloss, "Miner," and Music Highlight Woodstock '06

    In Woodstock, NY this weekend, and in a few nearby towns, organizers staged the 6th annual Woodstock Film Festival, offering a lineup boasting some of the best from a number of recent festivals along with a selection of premieres. Adam Rapp's "Winter Passing" and Shane Meadows' "Dead Man's Shoes" ki...

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    Who Is Philippe Martinez?

    With a reported $200 million investment, Philippe Martinez has moved to Los Angeles to, in his not so modest words, build "the number one independent U.S. distributor." Continuing, he told the New York Times, "To get ahead of Lions Gate we have to do $350 to $400 million of business a year. We have less money than they do, and fewer employees. But I have my passion. That's what's going to make the difference." The exec, fresh from a European jail (as detailed in the Times piece), had his company, Bauer Martinez Distribution, pay the big bucks and beat out competitors for David Ayer's "Harsh Times" at this year's Toronto International Film Fes...

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