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    Denver Fest Says, "Be Your Own Critic"; "World's Fastest Indian" to Open

    The Starz Denver International Film Festival recently announced its festival line-up for its 28th year. Produced by the Denver Film Society, the festival will run November 10 - 20 and will feature "Be Your Own Critic" as its main theme. About 200 films from 39 countries will screen this year, and th...

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    5 Questions for Susan Kaplan, director of "Three of Hearts"

    For more than a year now, Susan Kaplan's "Three of Hearts" -- the story of a 'trinogomous' relationship between two men and a woman -- has been receiving overwhelming acclaim on the film festival circuit. Kaplan explores what might seem like a sensational subject in "Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Fa...

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    "Fever" & "Claremont" Bookend Virginia FF 60 Film Slate

    Charlottesville's Virginia Film Festival, taking place October 27 - 30 recently unveiled its 60 film slate. Opening VIFF is Carlo Gabriel Nero's "The Fever," starring Vanessa Redgrave, which is a story about a middle-class woman who becomes a political activist "when her social conscience is awakene...

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    "Matador," "Transamerica," "Pluto" Among Highlights at Fort Lauderdale, World's Longest Film Fest

    The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, presenting its 20th edition October 21st through November 20th, is screening more than 200 movies from 40 countries during its run as the world's longest film festival. The festival opens Friday with writer-director Richard Shepard's "The Matador," ab...

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    IDFA Unveils Line Up for '05; Spotlights Global Terrorism Docs

    Global terrorism will be a main theme this year for the 2005 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) taking place in Amsterdam November 24 - December 4. A significant number of films relating to current events have been programmed for this year's festival, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Among the docs set to screen exploring the theme of international terrorism is Shelley Saywell's "Hamas Behind the Mask" (Canada) and fellow Canadian film "Our Own Private Bin Laden" by Samira Goetschel, about the elusive Al Queda chief's rise in notoriety aided by the media. The film will screen in the festival's First Appearan...

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    5 Questions for Tim Kirkman, Directors of "Loggerheads"

    When we last checked in with Tim Kirkman, back at Sundance this year, he was anticipating his first trip to the Park City festival. At his first screening, he clutched a small camera and snapped a shot of the audience. At age 38, after making a pair of feature docs and even working for years at Mira...

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    Shoot to Kill: Im Sang-soo Gets Down and Dirty With Politics in "The President's Last Bang"

    Aside from Lars von Trier's blowsy America-trashing "Manderlay," "The President's Last Bang," directed by controversy-magnet Im Sang-soo, was the most controversial entry in the 43rd New York Film Festival. Or at least it would have been, if American audiences had even the most passing knowledge of recent Korean politics. "Last Bang" tracks the final 12 hours in the life of Park Chung-hee, the former tyrannical president of South Korea who rose to power in 1961 following a military coup--and was murdered by the Kim Jaekyu, director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA), on October 26, 1979. This monumental incident is played for gr...

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    "Match Point" to Open Viennale; Warhol Retrospective Among Highlights

    The Vienna International Film Festival, affectionately known as the "Viennale," which will run October 14 - 26, announced its line up for this year, with 291 films from 48 countries slated, including 15 world premieres. The festival will open with a screening of Woody Allen's "Match Point," about a former tennis pro (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) who becomes smitten with a woman (Scarlett Johansson) who is dating his rival. The closing film on October 26 will be George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck," a film about the legendary broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow who fought to expose Senator Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunts in the 1950...

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    "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" to Open Hollywood Film Festival

    Shane Black's "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" will open the ninth Hollywood Film Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theater on October 18th, launching the event which will include ten world premieres. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan, the crime/thriller centers on a petty thief (Downey...

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    "Constant Gardener" and "Good Night, and Good Luck" Bookend Upcoming 49th London Film Festival

    The Times BFI London Film Festival, one of Europe's largest public film events, recently announced the lineup for its 49th edition. The festival will showcase over 180 feature films as well as an international array of documentaries, animation and experimental works. Fernando Meirelles, who received...

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