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    cinemadaily | A Double Dose of Jean-Luc Godard

    Jean-Luc Godard fans have cause to rejoice as the Criterion Collection has just issued releases of "Made in U.S.A." and "2 or 3 Things I Know About Her," both previously out of print and difficult to track down in the US.

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    cinemadaily | Miyazaki & "Ponyo," Coming to America

    The so-called "Walt Disney of Japan" is coming to America this week. The rare visit by Hayao Miyazaki, the acclaimed animation filmmaker, will take place at San Diego's upcoming Comic Con, just a few weeks ahead of Disney's release of his latest film, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." The dubbed vers...

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    Freedom, Defiance, Shame, Courage, and Justice for All: 6 to Watch from Outfest

    Bookended by two very full weekends, the 27th annual Outfest concluded on Sunday after eleven days of screenings, tributes, panels, conversations, receptions and parties. For many guests the passage of Prop 8 was a popular way to contextualize their experience at the festival, and already there are ...

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    Ladies First: Is "Hurt Locker" Signaling Female-Driven Awards Season?

    It's been nearly two months since indieWIRE checked in with the awards race in our post-Cannes search for clues. Usually, the period that follows Cannes is an awards-related dead zone. As Hollywood rolls out summer fare, awards prognosticators await the fall, perhaps making ill-fated suggestions t...

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    cinemadaily | The Film's the Thing: Shakespeare on Screen at FSLC

    "The Bard Goes Global: Shakespeare on the International Screen" continues through July 26 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. The 18-film series, which kicked off last Wednesday, surveys an international array of adaptations of the playwright's works by directors ranging from Orson We...

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    Women on the Verge, Zooey Out of Love: Hitting Theaters This Week

    Hitting theaters this weekend is not one but two films about the experiences of women during WWII, an "anti-romantic comedy" starring indie darling Zooey Deschanel, and the gritty independent crime drama "Off Jackson Avenue."

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    Friend or Foe? Iranian Filmmaker Confronts Her Past with "The Queen and I"

    "I went back to Iran to film 'Four Wives- One Man' and [they] arrested me for two months and took my passport and they accused me of being a royalist," said "The Queen and I" director Nahid Persson Sarvestani on the genesis of her documentary, which spotlights the exiled Farah Pahlavi, the wife of t...

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    cinemadaily | Lonesome Tonight: Nick Ray Retro Kicks Off in New York

    Film Forum kicks off its 15-film Nicholas Ray retrospective today in New York with a week-long run of the twisted, hard-boiled love story "In a Lonely Place", starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame.

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    Boaz Yakin's "Death in Love": "I took all the money I had saved over 20 years of working..."

    Boaz Yakin's "Death in Love" revolves around a Jewish woman (Jacqueline Bisset) who saves her life thanks to a love affair with a doctor in charge of human experiments in a Nazi concentration camp. The woman then marries and moves to New York, where she raises two emotionally stunted sons. The eldest son (Lucas Haas) battles his sense of disconnection from life while working at a scam modeling agency, where he befriends a charming young co-worker (Adam Brody) who begins to restore in him a sense of excitement and purpose. The neurotic younger son is locked in a compulsive, co-dependent relationship with his mother. The film opens in limited r...

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    cinemadaily | Meadows's "Somers Town" Blurs Art & Commerce

    Shane Meadows, a BAFTA winner for his gritty and vivid "This is England," is back with a new film that opens in a New York release yesterday. The film, which had its debut in the 2008 Berlinale, is remarkable for being financed by one of its stars -- European rail operator Eurostar. Eurostar originally commissioned Meadows to make them a twelve-minute short that showed off the train's new (in 2007) high-speed rain line from London to Paris through the Chunnel. The idea turned into a feature-length film, clocking in at a slim 70 minutes. Many critics have used their reviews of the film to comment on the film's relationship to the greater t...

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