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    AFI Latin American Film Fest Opens with "Revolution;" Closes in and with "October"

    AFI has announced their complete lineup for the 2010 AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, MD.

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    Fall Fest Daily | Telluride Day 3; Phoenix, Scorsese, Ozon Venice Reactions

    As Telluride heads into its fourth and final day, Thompson on Hollywood's Telluride critic Tim Appelo reviews Errol Morris' "Tabloid," calling it "the funniest farce of 2010, with a tragic core and absolute fidelity to the facts," and featuring Morris' "most astounding character ever" - impressive, ...

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    Venice '10 | Masterful "Souls" and Hollow "Somewhere" Greet the Lido

    Let's start with something breathtaking: the Russian film in competition, Alexsi Fedorchenko's "Silent Souls," which announced its excellence from the very first shot - of a man on a bicycle riding down a country road, a wooden birdcage balanced behind the seat. The surface of...

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    In Search Of That "Only in Telluride" Moment

    Looking for some of the must-see movies at the Telluride Film Festival? Follow the clique of famous filmmakers and film aficionados who often travel in a small pack to screenings here.

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    Fall Fest Daily | "127 Hours" & "King's Speech" Slay Telluride Auds; "Meek's Cutoff" Impresses Lido

    With Telluride already halfway through its 37th edition, and Venice just about at the same point in its 67th, reviews and posts are starting to hit on a number of high-profile titles and about these stalwart fall fests.

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    Fall Fest Daily | Telluride Takes Off with "Never Let Me Go," "Tabloid"

    Writing from Venice, Anne Thompson battled a torrential storm to post her thoughts on Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," and later caught up on the early word out of Telluride on new films from Mark Romanek, Errol Morris, and Peter Weir premiering last night, the festival's opening day.

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    It's a Nice Day for Jann Turner's "White Wedding"

    An accomplished TV and documentary writer, director and editor in her native South Africa, Jann Turner is making her feature directorial debut with "White Wedding," which opens today, September 3 in New York and Los Angeles. A road comedy about a groom-to-be's attempt to reach his nuptials in time, "White Wedding" humorously engages with the heritage of apartheid, acknowledging that deep-seated racism remains while suggesting that it can be overcome. Turner and her stars (and good friends), Kenneth Nkosi ("District 9," "Tsotsi") and Rapulana Seiphemo ("Jerusalema," "Tsotsi), co-wrote the script, based on their own experiences living in the cr...

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    Fall Fest Daily | "Somewhere" Premieres, McCarthy Takes Flight

    In Venice Anne Thompson weighed in on Sofia Coppola's anticipated fourth feature, "Somewhere," starring Stephen Dorff as a bored movie star trying to reconnect with his daughter. Thompson found Venice to be the ideal venue for the film's world premiere. "The very European 'Somewhere' is a good fit here," wrote Thompson. "The Italian journos at the morning press screening got a kick out of an amusing sequence when bored movie star Johnny Marco (well-played by Stephen Dorff) flies his willowy 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) to a movie opening in Milan, where he orders them gelato in bed in their lavish suite at the Principe-Savoie Hote...

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    FUTURES | iW's 16 to Watch

    Back in April indieWIRE launched the 'Futures' weekly column, to profile new up and coming faces in indie film. The column dates back ten years ago, when it appeared in iW and IFC TV's print magazine IFC Rant. This summer saw a slew of new names welcomed into the 'Futures' mix. Over the past hot mon...

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    FUTURES | "Last Train Home" Director Lixin Fan

    Filmmaker Lixin Fan may very well be one of modern-day China's great non-fiction storytellers. His Sundance World Cinema Documentary competition film, "Last Train Home" is a documentary masterpiece that depicts China's meteoric rise to economic powerhouse through the story of a couple who move away ...

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