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    Privacy & Intimacy Explored in Swanberg's "Alexander" (Interview + Trailer)

    "How does a marriage function along with other creative art, like filmmaking?" director Joe Swanberg pondered, during a telephone conversation with indieWIRE yesterday. In discussing his new film, "Alexander The Last," Swanberg wondered about navigating potentially treacherous waters. "When you are ...

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    "Dean" and "Cherry" Take Portland Fest Prizes

    Audience nods went out capping the 32nd Portland International Film Festival with Tao Frazer's "Dean Spanley" (New Zealand) and Dorie Dorrie's "Cherry Blossoms" (Germany) tying for first place in the best feature category. Jennifer Grausman's "Pressure Cooker," co-directed with Mark Becker (U.S.) an...

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    "Valentino" and "Empty Nest" to Bookend 26th Miami International Film Festival

    After receiving an honorary shout out on the Oscar pre-show Sunday night, the man who has outfitted many a celeb, will be feted in Matt Tyrnauer's Toronto '08 documentary, "Valentino: The Last Emperor," kicking off the 26th Miami International Film Festival with a gala at Miami's beautiful and histo...

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    "Ong Bak 2" To Kick Of SXSW's Fantastic Fest at Midnight

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced the official titles for its new program, “SXSW Presents Fantastic Fest at Midnight.” The program will kick off with the International Film Festival Premiere of Tony Jaa's "Ong Bak 2," joining five other films from five different countries, including three additional international premieres, one North American premiere and one U.S. Premiere. All films will play at midnight at the SXSW Film Festival at the Alamo South Lamar, in addition to the traditional SXSW Midnighters section, which will take place at the Alamo Ritz. The SXSW Film Festival runs March 13-21, 2009 in Austi...

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    AFI Dallas to Fete Towne; Adds 10 to '09 List

    Oscar-winning writer Robert Towne will receive the AFI Dallas Star Award honoring his career and the 35th anniversary of "Chinatown," (directed by Roman Polanski) which won Towne the Academy Award for best screenplay in 1975. The festival, taking place March 26 - April 2, has also released ten addit...

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    Berlin Entry "Ander" Sold To Four Territories

    Berlin Entry "Ander" Sold To Four Territories

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    Berlin Round Up VI: Golden Bears, Global Themes, and Ghastly Sales

    The 2009 Berlin International Film Festival came to a close yesterday with Claudia Llosa’s “La teta asustada” (The Milk of Sorrow) taking the Golden Bear. “I want to thank my mother and all women,” indieWIRE reported Llosa as saying on stage in Spanish at the Berlinale Palast Saturday evening. “This...

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    Llosa's "Sorrow" Wins Golden Bear in Berlin; Biniez' "Gigante" Gets 3 Prizes

    Presented tonight in Germany, the winners of the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival capped the 59th Berlinale. Honors were particularly strong for films from South America, with Claudia Llosa's "La teta asustada" (The Milk of Sorrow) from Peru winning the Golden Bear, the top prize at this year...

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    Ang Lee to speak at SF Asian film festival

    Ang Lee to speak at SF Asian film festival

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    "Suicide" Wins Berlin's Crystal Bear

    David Lee Miller's "My Suicide" won the youth oriented Generation 14plus competition, taking the Crystal Bear for best feature film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film is described as a teen coming-of-age dramaedy about high schoolers, one a media-obsessed geek and the other, a beaut...

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