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    Change Has Come as NYFF Kicks Off Year 47

    "Change is coming to the New York Film Festival," Eugene Hernandez wrote just over a month ago. While rumors had been circulating for some time, when the lineup for the festival was announced in August, the festival made things clear. Hernandez reported that the festival would kick-off solely at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall for the first time and, in a dramatic break with a nearly twenty-five year tradition, there will not be a black tie gala opening bash at the venerable Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Tonight those changes will rear their head as the festival kicks off its 47th edition with Alain Resnais' "Wild Grass" (Les He...

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    Reitman, Ivory, Hallström and "New Moon" Head To Rome Fest

    The Rome International Film Festival has set the slate for its fourth edition, which will run October 15-23, 2009 and feature an impressive variety of films, retrospectives, encounters, exhibitions, concerts and the attendance of great national and international stars. Fourteen films will screen in competition in the Official Selection of the fest, of which three are Italian: "Alza la Testa" by Alessandro Angelini, "L’Uomo che Verrà" by Giorgio Diritti, and "Viola di Mare," by Donatella Maiorca. The films joining them include Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," Danis Tanovic's "Triage," Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station," Alberto Rodríguez's...

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    "Precious," "Victoria" To Join Austin's Sweet Sixteen

    The Austin Film Festival & Conference has announced the full feature-length film schedule for its 16th year (with the exception of Opening and Closing night films, which will be announced soon). The lineup is made up largely of independent films, and includes 24 world and U.S. premieres and 40 regio...

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    Nine New York Film Festival Reviews

    The 47th Annual New York Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night, and indieWIRE be bringing you two weeks worth of coverage from the scene. In the meantime, we've assembled this list of reviews of films screening in the festival:

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    In NYC, Hugo Chavez & Evo Morales Hype Oliver Stone's Latest

    Latin American Presidents Hugo Chavez from Venezuela and Evo Morales from Bolivia spoke of democracy, social justice and a cautious opening in their relationships with the new Obama administration last night, when they were at New York's Lincoln Center with American filmmaker Oliver Stone to talk ab...

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    "Goats," "Messenger," and Big Bollywood "Blue" Set to Party at Abu Dhabi

    The Third Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has announced its gala screenings for its festival, October 8-17. The festival's Centerpiece film will be the documentary "Oceans" by "Microcosmos" directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. The Closing Night ...

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    Hecklers, Women vs. Men, Depression and Horror: Von Trier "Appears" at NYFF

    In a conversation that ranged from misogyny to his leadership in the dogme movement to the "provocateur" label, Lars von Trier spoke to journalists in anticipation of his "Antichrist" US premiere as part of the New York Film Festival's 47th installment. The travel shy Dane spoke to the crowd of unu...

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    250 Films Head To Canada's Longest Running Festival

    The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal has announced a lineup of over 250 films from 48 countries for its 38th fest. The festival will open with the world premiere of Quebecois filmmaker Claude Demers' "Les Dames en blue" (Ladies in Blue) and close eleven days later with Arnaud and Jean-Marie La...

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    "A Serious Man," Colin Firth, "Videocracy" Tops With TIFF Critics, Bloggers

    Joel and Ethan Coen's "A Serious Man" was selected as the best film at the Toronto International Film Festival by an overwhelming majority of film critics and bloggers indieWIRE polled over the weekend.

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    Rounding Up indieWIRE's Toronto Coverage

    The 2009 Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up this weekend and if you missed it, catch up with all of indieWIRE's coverage below:

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