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    Eugene Hernandez: Movies, Now More Than Ever

    New York, NY, August 16, 2009 -- For over a month now I've been pondering a New York Times article about the state of cinema that was published forty years ago. I've read the January 1969 Richard Schickel piece over and over since downloading it from their archive last month. "Don't Go to the Movies...

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    Flush with the Promise of Discovery, the Locarno Fest at 62

    It is perhaps not too much of a challenge to wax on rhapsodically about the many seductive charms of the town of Locarno, perched as it is on the northern shores of Lake Maggiore, right at the foot of the Alps in Southern Switzerland. There are the stunning views across the lake, interrupted on...

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    "She, A Chinese" Tops Locarno Fest

    The 62nd Locarno Film Festival came to a close tonight in Switzerland awarding Xiaolu Guo's "She, A Chinese" the Golden Leopard in the festival's international competition. The film is described by the festival as the story of "Mei, a young Chinese girl bored with life in her little village, [who] d...

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    Jimmy Page, Miyazaki, "Taxidermia" and an Old-Age Love Story: This Weekend at the Movies

    Summer might be winding down, but while Hollywood seems to have exhausted its tentpoles, specialty distributors are continuing to pour out hopes for late summer returns. Nine new films will grace arthouse screens this weekend, while one honorary indie - even if its being released through Disney mak...

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    cinemadaily | "Ponyo" Migrates to the US

    If they haven't already downloaded it illegally or if they want to see it in English, the US anime fan base will finally have a chance to see Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo," on a big screen, when it opens today. The director of Academy Award-winner "Spirited Away" and "Princess Mononoke" is back with "Po...

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    cinemadaily | Amid Controversy, "Yasukuni" Comes to US

    Li Ying's "Yasukuni"—which ignited controversy in Japan where political groups sought to suppress the film—opened yesterday, August 12, at New York's Film Forum, set to coincide with the 64th anniversary of the end of WWII on August 15.

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    240 Films from 78 Countries Set for Montreal

    A record number of films from 78 countries will participate in the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival. The program includes 240 features (among them 130 world and international premieres, 43 North American premieres and 29 Canadian premieres), 9 medium-length films and 208 short films. This year's fe...

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    cinemadaily | "I'm Gonna Explode" Opens, Channels New-Wave Cool

    Mexican filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo ("Drama/Mex") channels 60s-era Godard in his latest, "I'm Gonna Explode," which opens today for a week-long run at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.

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    End of an Era for NYFF, The Dawn of a New One or More of the Same?

    Change is coming to the New York Film Festival. While the lineup for the 47th annual festival continues the institution's tradition of showcasing international auteurs, attendees will notice changes this year as new leadership takes the reins. The shifts start on opening night and include changes in...

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    Resnais Leading NYFF '09; Almodovar, von Trier, Breillat, Solondz, Denis & More

    Alain Resnais' new film, "Wild Grass" (Les Herbes folles), recently acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, will open the 2009 New York Film Festival on September 25, 2009. Produced by Jean-Louis Livi, the film premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where Resnais received a Special Lifetime Achieve...

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