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    NY's Subway Cinema Asian Film Fest Announces Opener "Milocrorze" and Closer "The Yellow Sea"

    The 2011 New York Asian Film Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema has announced that Yoshimasa Ishibashi's "Milocrorze: A Love Story" and Na Hong-Jin's "The Yellow Sea" will bookend this year's event. The festival also announced that Takashi Miike's adaptation of the Japanese children's television show "Ninja Kids!!!" will make its world premiere at the festival as a centerpiece film. Benny Chan's blockbuster martial arts story, "Shaolin," starring Andy Lau, NIc Tse and Jackie Chan will be the fest's other centerpiece. Hong Kong star Tsui Hark will receive the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award and Ja...

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    Filmmaker and Professor Adolfas Mekas Dies at 85

    Seminal avant garde filmmaker and retired Bard College professor Adolfas Mekas, who co-founded Film Culture magazine with his brother and fellow filmmaker Jonas Mekas in 1955 and taught at Bard for 33 years, died this morning from an unexpected heart problem. He was 85.

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    How the Michigan LipDub Filmmaker Took His Revenge on Newsweek

    Poor Michigan. First the new governor announced that he was going to slash the state's rich tax credits program, then in January Newsweek listed three Michigan cities -- including Grand Rapids -- in its list of America's top 10 dying cities.

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    FUTURES | German Director Dennis Gansel Wants to Charm You with Vampires and Fascists

    Hometown: Hanover, Germany. Currently lives in Berlin.

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    TV Vs. Film: Ten Shows Worth Skipping The Multiplex For

    The Playlist's brief flirtation with television continues... Yesterday, we dipped our toe into the murky waters of the debate around whether the quality of television has now surpassed that of contemporary film (conclusion: it's a silly question), and now, as the TV season wraps up thi...

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    Lars von Trier's Last Cannes Q & A: "Stupid" Statements, Melancholia, "I Am Not a Nazi," Dunst, Cruz

    This year at Cannes, fest veteran Lars von Trier picked a hell of a way to became a household name. In the days following the notorious Cannes Film Festival Melancholia press conference during which the Danish writer-director offended just about everybody (except the Iranian culture minister) by cal...

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    5 Projects to Root For: Ira Sachs' Autobiographical Breakup Film and 4 More from Kickstarter

    For this week's in-production column, iW speaks to Ira Sachs ("Married Life," "Forty Shades of Blue") about his new film that deals with his addiction-riddled past relationship and explores gay life in New York City. We also profile three more projects from Kickstarter -...

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    CANNES INTERVIEW | Thierry Frémaux: "Cannes doesn't compete with anybody."

    Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Frémaux is a busy guy. One minute he's greeting celebrities on the red carpet; the next he's introducing a first-time filmmaker in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. However, since taking over the position from current festival president Gilles Jacob in 199...

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    Cannes '11 | Robert De Niro and His Jury Explain Themselves at the Press Conference

    Moments after handing out the Palme d'Or to "The Tree of Life," the main competition jury for the Cannes Film Festival was issued into the nearby press conference area to explain themselves. The nine-person team was a mixture of actors, filmmakers and writers. Headed by Robert De Niro as its preside...

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