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    "Videocracy"'s Gandini: "I'm really interested in how you can destroy a democracy by tits and ass"

    "Italy is probably the only country in the world where celebrity/TV and political power is merged together in the person of Silvio Berlusconi," said Italian director Erik Gandini last week in Toronto. His film, "Videocracy," spotlights a cult of celebrity worship and TV junkies that, the director be...

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    Hecklers, Women vs. Men, Depression and Horror: Von Trier "Appears" at NYFF

    In a conversation that ranged from misogyny to his leadership in the dogme movement to the "provocateur" label, Lars von Trier spoke to journalists in anticipation of his "Antichrist" US premiere as part of the New York Film Festival's 47th installment. The travel shy Dane spoke to the crowd of unu...

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    "Broncos," "Antichrist," and Hordes of Zombies Heading to Fantastic Fest

    Fantastic Fest 2009 kicks off tomorrow in Austin, TX, serving up 138 feature and short films between then and October 2. Now in its fifth year, Fantastic Fest focuses on genre and cult films with an emphasis on horror, fantasy, and sci-fi.

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    cinemadaily | "Beethoven" In Theaters

    "'In Search of Beethoven' plays like a good, if necessarily condensed critical biography," writes the Village Voice's Andrew Schenker. "Drawing from archival letters, interviews with contemporary musicians and historians, and a generous selection of live music, Phil Grabsky's film takes us through the life and work of its imposing subject, moving from Beethoven's days as the 'piano virtuoso of Vienna' in the 1790s through his establishment as that city's leading composer and his subsequent personal troubles and declining production." The film opens today at Cinema Village in New York City, following a record-breaking run at the Siskel Center ...

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    "A Serious Man," Colin Firth, "Videocracy" Tops With TIFF Critics, Bloggers

    Joel and Ethan Coen's "A Serious Man" was selected as the best film at the Toronto International Film Festival by an overwhelming majority of film critics and bloggers indieWIRE polled over the weekend.

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    Michael Moore: "My movies are acts of patriotism"

    New Yorkers had their first chance to view Michael Moore's latest, "Capitalism: A Love Story" last night at Alice Tully Hall, and the ever vocal filmmaker received a very warm reception from an audience that mostly seemed to agree with his assertion that capitalism, at least the form practiced in th...

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    Rounding Up indieWIRE's Toronto Coverage

    The 2009 Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up this weekend and if you missed it, catch up with all of indieWIRE's coverage below:

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    Toronto Critics Poll: 34 Films, Graded A to F (Ranked and Final)

    indieWIRE conducted a survey of various critics in attendance at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. We asked them to grade 34 (in honor of the festival's 34th birthday) of the more buzzed premieres at the festival. Here are the results:

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    cinemadaily | Critics' Favorite "Tulpan" Comes to DVD

    Kazakh documentarian Sergei Dvortsevoy's first fiction feature "Tulpan," which premiered at last year's Cannes Film Festival, is being released on DVD today by Zeitgeist Films. "Tulpan" follows Asa home after his service in the Russian Navy. Starting his life over as a shepherd, Asa decides he mus...

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    Adapting a Literary Masterwork for the Screen: John Krasinski on His "Hideous Men"

    EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men" opens in theaters this week.

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