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    Fans of Fan Magazines Gather

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs ’10: Family Ties & Common Bonds

    With one week of its 17th edition completed, the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, which continues through this Sunday, has screened about three-quarters of its overall programming. As in previous years, the festival presents close to 200 films over its eleven-day run, consisting o...

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    "Ocean of Pearls" Director Neelam: "A Ten Year Labor of Love"

    Real life medical doctor turned filmmaker Sarab S. Neelam’s debut feature film “Ocean of Pearls” is a semi-autobiographical tale of a Canadian transplant specialist, played by 24’s Omid Abtahi, struggling with his Sikh heritage while he is offered the once in a lifetime position as surgeon at a Detr...

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    Big Screen | Korine's Wildly Divisive "Humpers" Debuts

    While "Iron Man 2" is officially kicking off the studio's summer movie season, a quintet of specialty films are entering the market in hopes of providing a alternative for those not into watching Robert Downey Jr. fight a lycra catsuit-fitted Scarlett Johannson. Two of them are politically-minded documentaries coming out of Sundance with Alex Gibney's "CASINO JACK and the United States of Money" and Laura Poitras's "The Oath." Two of them are definitely catering to Mother's Day on Sunday in Rodrigo Garcia's "Mother and Child" and Thomas Balmes's "Babies." Finally, one of them is unlike anything else in the marketplace, and just so happens t...

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    "Happiness" Director: "Our parents' experimentation with drugs and free love were hardly a secret

    In this drama directed by Adam Sherman, a young man realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the commune where he was raised. Strand Releasing will open "Happiness Runs" Friday May 7 in New York followed by Los Angeles the following week.

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    Small Screen | "Ondine" Sets Sail on VOD Early, "Doctor Zhivago" Gets Update, "Nine" Dances & More

    This Friday, Magnolia Pictures will release Neil Jordan's Colin Farrell-starring historical drama "Ondine" (criticWIRE rating: B) on Xbox, Playstation, Amazon, & Vudu VOD, a month before the film debuts in U.S. theaters. Michael Rechtshaffen, writing at The Hollywood Reporter, says of the film, "A...

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    "Saturday Night"'s James Franco and Co. Hit Tribeca on a Sunday

    James Franco is an actor not only known for his expansive film career, but also for being a tireless multidisciplinary thespian with an affinity for higher education. His documentary directing debut “Saturday Night,” a product of his time spent toiling on an M.F.A. at New York University (NYU), exposes all that goes into bringing one episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) to life. The film had its New York premiere to a sold out audience at the Director’s Guild Theater uptown last night on the final day of the Tribeca fest. On hand for a Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger after the screening were James Franco, along with SNL st...

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    Tribeca's Image Problem: Wrapping Up The 2010 Fest

    With each passing year, complaints about the lackluster program of the Tribeca Film Festival sound more and more like a broken record. This time around, Martin Scorsese did, too.

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    indieWIRE This Week: Tribeca, Bloggers and Acquisitions

    THIS WEEK IN NEWS: Tribeca wound down to a close this week, Todd McCarthy was revealed as the latest addition to iW's blog community and a number of promising films were bought up for distribution.

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    Writing 101: Tips From Three Tribeca Screenwriters

    As part of the Tribeca Film Festival's "Pen To Paper" talks series at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, three screenwriters - "Nice Guy Johnny"'s Edward Burns, "Snap"'s Carmel Winters, and "The Infidel"'s David Baddiel - sat down with novelist Susan Orlean (whose novel "The Orchid Thief," approp...

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