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    TIFF Wish List: 30 Films to Watch for in Toronto

    In celebration of Canada Day, indieWIRE is offering some speculation on the country's biggest celebration of film, the Toronto International Film Festival. The fest started announcing titles last week, and will be announcing a big block of programming at its July 14th press conference. The 34th edition of the fest runs September 10 - 19, and while it's essentially assured a large number of Cannes and Berlin titles will have their North American premieres there - from Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" to Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon" to Andrea Arnold's already announced "Fish Tank," the following list focuses on the films few among us have s...

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    Succinct, Crusty, Reflective and Always the Artist: Agnes Varda Talks "Beaches"

    "The grandmother of the New Wave," Agnes Varda's ("The Gleaners and I") latest documentary returns with a movie that synthesizes 50 years of filmmaking, and 80 years of life. Accoridng to New York's Film Forum, where "The Beaches of Agnes" will open Wednesday, July 1, the film focuses on this early member of the French New Wave. Varda has worked with Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve and Philippe Noiret -- not to mention Harrison Ford, the Black Panthers and Warhol muse, Viva. Stories of her childhood in Brussels and adolescence in occupied Paris, of Los Angeles in the '60s, and of li...

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    Are we fighting to preserve a business or an artform? Introducing iW's cinemadaily.

    Last week I posted, on Twitter and Facebook, that I was "contemplating the increasingly striking tension between art and industry." That comment came after a lengthy email exchange with a good friend who was reacting to the recent James Stern keynote speech at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The rema...

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    cinemadaily | Enemies, Agnes and Indie Godshall

    If the buzz on Twitter is any indication, Michael Mann's "Public Enemies," one of the top trending tweeted topics right now, should be quite popular this weekend. In theaters today, "Enemies" is one of two new movies from veteran directors joining Agnès Varda'...

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    Fighting The Power: "Do the Right Thing" 20 Years Later

    "1989, the number, another summer," so goes Public Enemy's renowned rap anthem.

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    A Great Movie On A Great Screen

    A Great Movie On A Great Screen

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    Britain's Got Talent: Edinburgh Awards "Moon," Katie Jarvis

    After ten days of films, panels, parties, and some unusually lovely Scottish weather, the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival came to a close this weekend. The occasion was marked with both the international premiere of Max Mayer's "Adam," and the festival's annual award ceremony - where a ju...

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    What Does a Producer Do? 9 Observations on the Biz's Most Misunderstood Job

    Using the question “What does a producer do?” as a launching point, four producers got together last week during the LA Film Festival to participate in a lunch time conversation about their work and what it took to bring their respective films to the festival.

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    Woman on The Verge: "Surrogate" Director Shalom Ezer Breaks Out In Edinburgh

    Unfortunately, the reason many in the international film world first heard of writer-director Tali Shamon Ezer's "Surrogate" was not because of the film itself, but because of its place at the center of a bit of a storm between director Ken Loach and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. A few...

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    Remembering Michael Jackson, On Screen

    The day after the death of pop music icon Michael Jackson, media coverage alternated between reports and speculation about how he died so suddenly yesterday, to footage of his fans gathering at spots all around the world to pay tribute.

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