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    Documentaries In Cannes

    The next three blogs concern documentaries which I hope helps those documentary filmmakers looking for financing.

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    Documentaries Combine With Fiction at FIDLab in Marseilles

    FID: We know (do we know?) that recently the frontiers of the documentary genre have been pretty well modified. In softening its lines and in erasing its limitations, the FID has enabled this genre to become more porous. Why? For a childish whim? For the pleasure of confusion for the sake of confusion? Of course not. On the contrary, it’s rather out of loyalty to the reality before which the documentary is in awe. For the sake of justice too: to make a place for heterogeneities, for the different, for the wealth of multiplicity and for the intelligence of discovery. This is documentary cinema’s job: to invent for each situation the best film translation of a language and a reality heretofore unimagined. This demands nothing less than an art: the art of testimony. And this art would take advantage of all resources at its disposal. Whether these resources come to it from the cinema—from its techniques and its history—or whether they come to it from the arts, sciences or politics doesn’t matter; the only thing that matters is the accuracy and relevance of the translation. To multiply these translations in order to increase our affinity with the things of this world, such a project, it’s understood, is a work in progress, both open and encouraging.

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    SF Silent Film Fest Quietly Announces Program

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    Stony Brook Film Fest Unveils 15th Edition's Lineup

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    Pitt Stars in Moneyball, Considers Dragon Tattoo, Buys Imperfectionists

    Sony, producer Scott Rudin, director David Fincher and star Brad Pitt are making interlocking moves. First, writer Steve Zaillian has handed in the script for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was due on June 1. That means that Pitt is reading the script to decide if he wants to play muckraking womanizer Mikael Blomkvist. With that job done, Sony and Rudin have put Zaillian back on the adaptation of Michael Lewis's baseball expose Moneyball. When Steven Soderbergh left Moneyball after tussling over his rewrite of Zaillian's script with Sony's Amy Pascal, who then brought in Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) to overhaul the movie, Zaillian was really pissed that his original script had been abandoned. Pitt stayed on, hoping that Sorkin's draft would do the trick. Director Bennett Miller came on board, and lined up Capote star Philip Seymour Hoffman as well as Jonah Hill and Robin Wright.

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    Convention

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    'Dogtooth' Is Coming

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 FIFA World Cup | Preview: Group A

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