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    Huppert to Head Cannes '09 Jury

    Isabelle Huppert has been named head of the jury for the 62nd Festival de Cannes, May 13 - 24, 2009.

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    Strouse's "The Winning Season" Added to Sundance '09 Roster

    Jim Strouse's "The Winning Season," described as the story of "an adult misfit (Sam Rockwell) brought on to coach his local girl's high school basketball team," has been added to the lineup for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival (January 15 - 25, 2009). Others in the cast include Emma Roberts, Rob ...

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    PARK CITY '09 | Fewer Star Driven Premieres, Larger Spectrum Section on Sundance Non-competition Ros

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: The full competition lineups for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival are included below]

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    Eugene Hernandez (2008): A Letter to Filmmakers, Whether or Not You Got Into Sundance

    EDITORS NOTE: This article was originally published in December of 2008 as the lineup for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival was announced.

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    PARK CITY '09 | Sundance Sets Slate: 64 Films To Compete In Park City

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: The full competition lineups for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival are included below]

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    BERLINALE '09 | Tykwer's "The International" Gets Top Berlin Fest Slot

    The world premiere of German filmmaker Tom Tykwer's "The International" will open the 59th Berlin International Film Festival on February 5, 2009. The fest launch is set days before the film opens in Germany. The event will continue through February 15th in the German capital.

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    iW NEWS | Sundance Institute Expands Local Cinema Partnership

    Sundance Institute announced the expansion of Sundance Institute Art House Project, a partnership with art house cinemas nationwide to build audiences and develop a supportive community of theatre owners committed to independent film. This year's Art House Project includes a specially-selected series of short films from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, a film tour of Margaret Brown's "The Order of Myths," and a convergence of art house theatres from across the nation to be held January 13-15, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. "We created the Art House project to go to the heart of where independent spirit lives all year," said John Cooper, Direct...

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    Los Angeles Film Festival Director Rich Raddon Resigns

    After weeks of mounting pressure, Rich Raddon, Festival Director of Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, has resigned from the post he has held since 2000.

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    "Mary and Max" to Open 2009 Sundance Film Festival

    The world premiere of "Mary and Max," a clay animation freature from Academy Award-winning short creators Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs will kick off the 25th Sundance Film Festival on January 15th in Park City, Utah. The feature stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Toni Collette with narratio...

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    PARK CITY '09 | In the Wake of Prop 8, Film Community & Fest Organizers Defend Sundance Amidst Talk

    With about a week to go before programmers internally lock the lineup for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, organizers are carefully navigating calls for a boycott of the annual event. Talk of a boycott emerged via blogs last week, including Huffington Post and AmericaBlog, in the wake of anger and f...

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