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    New Directors/New Films '10 | Directing Duo on the Documentary Approach They Took to "La Pivellina"

    Looking for her lost dog, a middle-aged circus worker, Patti (Patrizia Gerardi), instead finds an abandoned two-year old child in a playground. In this engaging unsentimental tale of human decency and solidarity, the little orphan finds home and family with circus folks in a trailer park on the outs...

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    New Directors/New Films '10 | Cahiers du Cinema Critic Breaks Out With "The Father of My Children"

    Inspired by the life and death of the late, legendary French film producer Humbert Balsan, Mia Hansen-Løve’s film is a work of two halves. The first follows the business dealings of Grégoire (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing), frantically shuttling between office and home, juggling the demands of artistic egos, lawyers, and bankers, and the needs of his beloved family—not to mention his surrogate family at work. Then the focus shifts dramatically to Grégoire’s wife Sylvia (Chiara Caselli), who together with her three daughters, must cope with devastating loss and then struggle to keep Grégoire’s company afloat and preserve his legacy. If the first ha...

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    "Extra Man" and "Saturday Night" Bookend 2010 Boston Indie Fest

    The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) has unveiled its 8th anniversary lineup, which will run from April 21 - 28 at venues across Boston. The festival, which will feature 120 film screenings, panels, parties, and more, will focus on the latest in international and American cinema. The fest's opener, "The Extra Man," directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"), stars Paul Dano, John C. Reilly, Katie Holmes, and Kevin Kline, who will receive a Career Acheivement Award from the festival. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is the story of a young man that escorts wealthy New York widows, who tak...

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    James Franco, Joan Rivers, and Ice Cube Set For Tribeca's Panel Series

    The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), has announced the line-up for its Tribeca Talks Panel Series, including "Tribeca Talks: After the Movie," "Tribeca Talks: Industry," and "Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper." The program will explore issues and trends in society and the entertainment industry, with par...

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    New Directors/New Films '10 | Artist Shirin Neshat Infuses Her Artistry Into "Women Without Men"

    Screening at New Directors/New Films, "Women Without Men" has already made a mark on the festival circuit. Winner of the Silver Lion for best director at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, Shirin Neshat’s feature-film debut represents an assured shift from the gallery-based moving images for which she i...

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    L.A. Comedy Shorts Fest Sets 2010 Slate

    The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival - a four-day celebration of "comedic short films and the people who make them" - has announced its 2010 program. Held in Los Angeles from April 15th-18th at the Downtown Independent Theater, the festival features 74 short films in competition, including internati...

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    New Directors/New Films '10 | Sander Burger Unravels a Perfect Ikea Life

    The Netherlands' Sander Burger directs his second feature, the idyllic-life-gone-bad, "Hunting and Sons," screening at this year's New Directors/New Film Series.

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    "Bomb" Leads Winners at Heavily Attended Cleveland Fest

    Amidst 300 films from 84 different countries, the Midwest honored itself last night as the Cleveland International Film Festival came to a close. Priding itself more on the remarkable devotion of its patrons than anything else, it was quite the moment as hundreds of said patrons gathered in the Tow...

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    Eugene Hernandez: "Breaking Upwards". Breaking even?

    New York, NY, March 29, 2009 -- A few hundred film folks spent much of a sunny New York City Saturday indoors at Columbia University this weekend. Dubbed, "The Conversation," the all-day symposium at Columbia's Uris Hall was the latest event aimed at exploring the future of the entertainment industr...

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    New Directors/New Films '10 | Sultan Sharrief’s “Stand” - A Four Year Project

    A family business is the focus of Sultan Sharrief's 2010 New Directors/New Films feature. For almost 60 years, Bilal’s family has run a taxi business - known to everybody in the neighborhood as “the stand” - started by his grandfather. But times are getting tougher: there’s more competition, and Bil...

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