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    cinemadaily | "You are a neomaxizoomdweebie": Remembering John Hughes

    Director John Hughes, whose films gave voice to disaffected Gen Xers across suburban America, launched the Brat Pack and laid the groundwork for an entire generation of teen comedies, passed away yesterday at the age of 59. In the wake of the news, a smattering of the tributes that have been pouring...

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    cinemadaily | Bujalski's "Beeswax" Makes People Say "Mumblecore"

    As Andrew Bujalski's "Beeswax" opens in limited release tomorrow, the Internet is ablaze with discussions of the film and the relationship with the genre to which Bujalski has been named the father, "mumblecore." To quote David Denby's New Yorker explanation for the uninitiated of the critic-const...

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    11 More for Toronto (including Harmony Korine)

    The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) unveiled eleven new films in the Contemporary World Cinema category and seven films in the Visions category, a section that showcases filmmakers that push the boundaries of mainstream cinema. Included in the Contemporary World Cinema category are films from Iran, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, and the United States. The entries in Visions include "Trash Humpers," the new film from always controversial "Gummo" director Harmony Korine. "Trash Humpers" is described as a, "handheld video of a loser-gang cult-freak collective who do antisocial things in a non-narrative way, except for the song-and-danc...

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    Tradition and Modernity Collide in Turkey: "Bliss" Director Abdullah Oguz

    Abdullah Oguz's "Bliss" tackles the taboo subject of honor killings. When 17-year-old Meryem is found disheveled and unconscious by the side of a lake in the countryside, her family believes the worst – that her chastity has been lost. They turn to the ancient principle of “tore,” a strict moral cod...

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    cinemadaily | Tough Ladies, Cults, and Iraq: DocuWeeks Rolls On...

    Going on now at the IFC Center in New York and the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles is the International Documentary Assocation's (IDA) 13th annual DocuWeeks, which gives short and feature length documentaries week-long theatrical runs so that they can qualify for Oscar consideration. Audiences hav...

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    cinemadaily | Movies in Michigan with Michael Moore

    Yesterday marked the fifth and final day of Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, TCFF may be Michigan's premiere film culture event. As Larry Charles and Jeff Garlin point out in this YouTube video, when the big cities and big wigs of Los Angeles and New York meet the growing film communities in Austin, Palestine, and Michigan (all highlighted in this year's festival), everyone is in for a unique experience. Toronto Film Festival programmer Thom Powers describes the scene in an article published in indieWIRE, "Indeed guests are treated to multiple demonstrations of Midwestern hospitality: packed houses, stand...

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    Michael Moore Offers Surprises and a "Capitalism" Tease in Traverse City

    The Traverse City Film Festival, co-founded by Michael Moore, brought its fifth edition to a close on Sunday night after an eventful six days. Among the highlights: Moore and comedian Jeff Garlin announced they would launch a new Comedy Arts festival in Traverse City next March. Garlin, who co-stars...

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    An Austinite Makes a Canadian Film: "Beeswax" Director Andrew Bujalski

    Austin's Andrew Bujalski is the director of indie favorites "Funny Ha Ha" and "Mutual Appreciation." "Beeswax," Bujalski's latest, opens at Film Forum in NYC on August 7 (at the Nuart in LA on August 21). At the center of "Beeswax," a hit at SXSW that had its premiere at Berlin, are two twin siste...

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    cinemadaily | Ang Lee Retro Hits NY

    In anticipation of the release of his latest film, "Taking Woodstock," the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York kicked off an 11-day retrospective of director Ang Lee's films this weekend. Intimate Views from Afar: The Films of Ang Lee, running through August 11, presents all 10 of Lee's films...

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    Thrillers, Carboard "Daddy"s, the Biological Clock & Young Love Are Vying for a Screen Near You

    A thriller, a love triangle, military families, the biological clock, and tumultuous love are all subjects receiving the spotlight in five films in various stages of production. In this month's installment of the Production Report, Jason Guerrasio takes a look at Joe Maggio's "Bitter Feast," David C...

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