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    cinemadaily | Not Of This World: Fernando Eimbcke's "Lake Tahoe"

    "The director calls his style 'artisan cinema'; I just call it dreamy." So says the New York Times' Jeanette Catsoulis about Fernando Eimbcke's Lake Tahoe which opens today at Anthology Film Archives in New York. Catsoulis describes the film as "so different from the usual fare that it might have ar...

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    Russian "Wolfy" Conquering Karlovy Vary Pack

    Vassily Sigarev's "Wolfy" wasn't even supposed to screen in Karlovy Vary. At the very last minute, after the festival's materials had been printed and the program was ready to go, the festival received a call from the film's producers saying they wanted "Wolfy" in competition. The festival happily ...

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    cinemadaily | Africa's Music on Film

    This week's release of Jeffrey Levy-Hinte's "Soul Power" marks the third film in recent months to focus on the presence of music in Africa. "Power" joins Sascha Palladino's Bela Fleck documentary "Throw Down Your Heart" and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love" in showing off Africa's musical heritage. Documentaries like these are rare. Expressing the uniqueness of the subject matter in his Village Voice review of "Throw Down Your Heart," Aaron Hillis says, "It's refreshing to see a doc in Africa that’s not about the heartbreak of HIV and genocide." Each one of these documentaries has a unique relationship wit...

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    cinemadaily 07.08.09 | A Big, Gay Week at the Movies

    It's one big, gay weekend at the movies, it seems, with the release of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest button-pushing romp "Bruno" and Lynn Shelton's "beyond gay" bromance "Humpday," both hitting theaters this week, coinciding nicely with Outfest in LA which kicks off tomorrow, July 9.

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    Is There a Fear of Free?

    There is a rather dramatic modern tension being explored in Chris Anderson's "Free: The Future of a Radical Price." It's a conflict being fueled by a cultural shift, a generational divide or the current struggle to find new economic models that work in a time of considerable technological shifts and...

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    Isabelle Huppert: "Acting is an adventure. My internal adventure."

    "I don't have any mission," Isabelle Huppert said to a journalist at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. "To me, [acting] is an adventure. My internal adventure, which is sometimes very selfish. I don't have any duty or mission. I do things that I enjoy and I don't do it because I'm genero...

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    cinemadaily 07.07.09 | Truth in Docs

    A recent controversy surrounding the film "Bananas!*," which had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival last month has brought to the fore one of the most relentless issues in documentary film: representing truth. In Fredrik Gertten's "Bananas!*," Nicaraguan workers hire a flashy civil lawyer to take on the Dole food company, claiming that they were made sterile due to exposure to a pesticide. A court ruled in the workers' favor. Dole is appealing this case. Then, many workers who were not included in the first case brought a similar case to court with the same lawyer. These cases were thrown out by a judge due to fraud. The...

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    "Worthwhile" Weekend: Milos Forman Helps Kick Off Karlovy Vary

    From its swarms of onlookers hoping to catch a film or a glimpse of a celebrity, to its gorgeous European backdrop - save for a concrete monstrosity that serves as festival headquarters - the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival can feel a lot like Cannes, Jr. upon first glance. But, it quickly becomes clear that this is far from the case. For one, the setting - rightfully described as a "Baroque Disneyland" by many - arguably makes Cannes look like Fort Lauderdale. And those onlookers? Unlike Cannes, they actually get to see the films. Last year, the festival sold 143,781 tickets (which cost just 65 koruna, or $3.50) - a new record - m...

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    Cinema First: Hu & Gerrans, Surviving and Thriving, for 20 Years

    Surviving and successfully navigating two decades as an independent distributor of international cinema that might never have been seen a big screen is no small feat. So, indie producers, executives, programmers and critics have been saluting two individuals this year on just that achievement.

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    Alex Rivera: "Documentarians play the most crucial role when they question the official story"

    The main question here: Does a filmmaker have the right, and indeed the responsibility, to tell a story as he or she sees fit, pursuing truth even when the story is not completely cut and dry? And should fellow filmmakers back a director when controversy erupts?

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