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    cinemadaily | "North by Northwest" Celebrates 50 Years on BluRay

    In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant (as a wrongly followed ad exec) brought to the screen one of the most intense, mystifying chase films ever to grace the big screen. Fifty years later, with a restored print that reportedly cost Warner Brothers one million dollars to work on, "North by Northw...

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    Canada's Golden Boy: Introducing Xavier Dolan

    When his first film, “I Killed My Mother" (J’ai Tue Ma Mere), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, few people had heard of Xavier Dolan. As an actor in his native Quebec, Dolan was perhaps best known – if known at all – for his roles in Roger Cantin’s “La forteresse suspendue,” or for providing voice work in French-dubbed versions of “Twilight” and “South Park." But amidst a storm of media attention placed on cinematic giants like Lars Von Trier and Quentin Tarantino, Dolan managed to steal headlines at Cannes when “Mother” – after receiving an eight-minute standing ovation at its first screening – won every award it was ...

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    Susan Seidelman’s DIY Spirit

    Susan Seidelman’s influential 1982 feature debut, “Smithereens,” has launched on iTunes and Amazon VOD this week. Later in her directing career, Seidelman went on to helm such acclaimed projects as Madonna’s big-screen debut, “Desperately Seeking Susan,” and the pilot episode for HBO’s “Sex and the ...

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    cinemadaily | AFI Fest Launches...Free!

    AFI Fest kicked off its totally free, 23rd edition on Friday in Los Angeles. "Unlike many other leading film festivals, AFI Fest, now in its 23rd year, is not interested in an onslaught of glitzy, star-filled premieres," writes the LA Times' John Horn. "Film distributors and sales agents do not converge on the festival to strike rich deals as they do at Sundance, Toronto and Cannes. And while AFI Fest (which is co-sponsored by The Times) has a handful of gala screenings -- Tom Ford's 'A Single Man,' Terry Gilliam's 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' and Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' -- most of the festival's tickets were given away fo...

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    "What Would Jesus Buy" Star Set for NYC Ballot

    Tomorrow, New York City voters will head to the polls to cast a vote for mayor. While current mayor Mike Bloomberg has been facing controversy for extending term limits against popular support, his Democrat opponent, Comptroller Bill Thompson, is a virtual unknown across the city. Amongst the crowd of third-party candidates in the election, one notch above the Rent is Too Damn High Party nominee, is a face familiar to the indie film community. Reverend Billy Talen, performance artist and Stop Shopping Gospel Choir leader, is the Green Party candidate for New York City mayor. The star of Rob VanAlkemade's 2007 film "What Would Jesus Buy?" ...

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    Doha Tribeca Fest | Honest Local Stories are Key for New Filmmakers to Succeed

    Consistent with most young festivals, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival has its share of films that have made their way through the festival circuit, with some already in release in the U.S., including "The September Issue," "An Education," "Capitalism: A Love Story" and "Bright Star" as well as films still to find a "cinema near you," like "Racing Dreams" and "South of the Border." But being that this is a Middle Eastern event, DTFF has particularly focused on Arab work that have screened at some international fests, including Najwa Najjar's Palestinian-produced "Pomegranates and Myrrh" (which screened at last year's Dubai fest), a story of new...

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    Eugene Hernandez: "I want it like I wrote it."

    New York, NY, November 2, 2009 -- This week: Miramax, Madonna, and Michael Jackson.

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    cinemadaily | When Schlock Was King: Corman Retro at Anthology

    A retrospective of the films of B-movie maestro Roger Corman is currently underway at New York's Anthology Film Archive and "in time for Halloween, Anthology reminds us that there's much to admire about Corman the drive-in auteur—indefatigable ringleader of biker-, gangster-, and monster-movie mayhe...

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    "Skin"'s Anthony Fabian: "For days afterward, I had a lump in my throat"

    Anthony Fabian's "Skin," which premiered in Toronto in 2008, and was a finalist for the Audience Award, arrives in US theaters today. The film follows the life of Sandra Laing, a phenotypically black woman born of a white couple in South Africa. indieWIRE spoke to Fabian via e-mail, asking him som...

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    Scorsese, Royals and Some Chaos at Doha Tribeca Fest Opening

    Huge local crowds, a little bit of chaos and international stars turned out Thursday night for the official opening of the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The I.M. Pei designed Museum of Islamic Art served as the very impressive backdrop for the festival's opening night pre-reception and screening of Mira Nair's "Amelia." Three-thousand locals along with international guests turned up on the museum's expansive grounds along the coast, with director Martin Scorsese, Mira Nair, Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson and others joining the Tribeca Film Festival's Jane Rosenthal, Craig Hatkoff and Geoff...

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