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    BERLINdaily | "Tuan Yuan"; Anticipating Polanski's Latest; "Metropolis" 2.0

    The 60th Berlinale kicked off Thursday with Chinese director Wang Quan’an “Tuan Yuan” (Apart Together), which explores the divide between mainland China and Taiwan. indieWIRE's Brian Brooks reports on the festival's opening at which Wang discussed the parallels between...

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    That `80s Show Lives On: The Santa Barbara International Film Fest at 25

    Movies often take us back and forth through time, but at times this whole festival seems to be wormhole to the 1980s. Primarily that's because the city is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), and before each screening, we see fest-produced promotional films with talking heads recalling nostalgically what like was like way back in 1985 ("Back to the Future," and Tears for Fears songs that get stuck in your head) when Phyllis De Piciotto and friends began a three-day regional movie party that grew into this 11-day annual big ticket event with over 200 films and tributes to stars and filmmake...

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    "The Athlete" Sells to Arrow Entertainment

    It was announced earlier this week that Arrow Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew's "The Athlete," winner of the Lions Award for Best Film in the Bright Future Section at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film tells the true story of Olympic m...

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    Berlinale Diary: 20 Films to Look Forward to at the Twenty Ten Berlin Fest

    A mix of difficult films and little gems was how someone described the Berlin International Film Festival earlier today during a gathering of the festival jury at Potsdamer Platz as the festival got off the ground this afternoon. Arty films, issue oriented and politically charged cinema, not to ment...

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    BFI's London Gay Fest Announces Lineup

    The 24th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) that runs March 17-31 has announced their lineup of 75 feature length films and documentaries.

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    With Chinese Opener, Berlin Comes "Together" for 60th Fest

    "If you think about Berlin, this city was ripped apart, so people here understand," said Chinese director Wang Quan'an today as the 60th Berlinale got underway. "People long to be together. In Asia, people deal with feelings differently then in the West, but the longing to be together is universal."...

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    Outfest Announces 7th LGBT People of Color Fusion Fest

    Outfest, LA's premiere LGBT media showcase, has announced the lineup for Fusion: the Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival. The festival, now in its seventh year, will run from March 11-13, with events held at NBCUniversal and Hollywood's Egyptian Theater. The festival will screen two sh...

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    Berlinale '10: Guide & Grades

    The Berlin International Film Festival's 60th anniversary edition runs February 11-21, 2010, and indieWIRE will be on the scene. We've also decided to make things easier for our readers by compiling this handy guide to each of the films screening in the competition section of the fest, with links t...

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    "I Am Love," "Solitary Man" Among 10 Films Heading To DALLAS

    The re-branded DALLAS International Film Festival (formerly AFI Dallas) has announced ten films that will screen at this year's festival, running April 8 - 18, 2010. The initial batch includes films starring Michael Douglas, Jesse Eisenberg, John Goodman and Tilda Swinton, and films directed by ret...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Before Berlin Begins, The Ten Best from Sundance 2010

    Berlin, Germany: February 10, 2010 -- When does a festival end? Even after a fest finishes screening films it can take days to take stock and gain some perspective on the event. For me, the Sundance Film Festival actually ends today, the day before I dive into another festival and a fresh crop of ne...

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