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    Sundance Sets Slates for Spectrum, Frontier, and Midnight Sections

    Making the second of four program announcements, the Sundance Film Festival unveiled the rosters for the Spectrum, Frontier, and Park City at Midnight sections. The new Spectrum section, renamed from the former 'American Spectrum' section, will now include both American and international titles. As ...

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    Downey, Dawson Star in Sundance Entries

    Ashley Judd, Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Gyllenhaal and singer Tom Waits are among the stars appearing in movies competing for top honors at January's Sundance Film Festival. On Monday, festival organizers announced 64 films that will play at the Park City, Utah, festiva...

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    Sundance Unveils Competition Lineups for '06 Fest; 84 World Premieres To Screen At Upcoming Event

    Sixty-four feature films will screen in competition at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, in four sections, festival organizers have announced. The competition is the heart of the United States' leading film festival, which this year will screen 120 features from January 19 - 29, 2006. Organizers sele...

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    Citing a Festival of "New Faces" Sundance's Gilmore and Cooper Discuss '06 Event

    "I think that this year is going to be the festival of new faces," Sundance Film Festival director of programming John Cooper told indieWIRE Monday during a telephone interview alongside festival director Geoff Gilmore. Cooper cited discoveries both in front of and behind the camera this year. "I th...

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    Sundance '06 Lineup Coming Soon...

    Sundance Film Festival organizers will unveil the feature film lineup for the 2006 event early this week. Planners intend to reveal the American and World Competition films on Tuesday, November 29th at 1:00 a.m. ET, followed by the announcement of the Spectrum, Frontier and Park City at Midnight lineups on Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 a.m. ET. On Thursday, December 1st at 1:00 a.m. ET, the Premiere's Feature Film list is scheduled to be unveiled. The festival's short film lineup will be released on Monday, December 5th, according to festival organizers. indieWIRE will have comprehensive coverage of the announcements when they are official...

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    Ten Months After A Sundance '05 Debut, Duplass Brothers Keep Driving "The Puffy Chair"

    In about a week, organizers will unveil the list of some 120 new feature films that will screen at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. While the January festival will usher in a fresh new crop of American indie films hoping to secure distribution, a handful of worthy features from Sundance '05 are stil...

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    "Kissed By Winter" "Refugee All Stars" "Tsotsi" and "C.R.A.Z.Y." Honored as AFI Fest Concludes

    The AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival capped off its 2005 edition with an awards ceremony atop the Hollywood ArcLight parking structure at the event's festival village, awarding Norway's "Kissed by Winter" its grand jury prize in the international feature competition, while the audience aw...

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    DISPATCH FROM L.A.: Four-Letter Word Film Explores the Etymology of an Expletive

    A provocative new documentary premiering at the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival this week has a title too racy to be listed on the large digital marquee inside Hollywood's Arclight cinemas. Yet, movie tickets here at AFI Fest boldly proclaim its title: "Fuck." The origins of the four-letter word, the prevalence of its usage in movies, on TV and in music, and the tightening of restrictions regarding free expression in this country are among the topics explored in Steve Anderson's new film. Through animated segments by Bill Plympton, and conversations with late author Hunter S. Thompson, filmmaker Kevin Smith, critic Michael Medved,...

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    DISPATCH FROM L.A.: Hoping for Oscar Attention, A Trio of Foreign Language Titles Win Over Audiences

    This year's AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, screening ten foreign-language titles submitted for Oscar consideration, includes a trio of titles that in the first half of the event have each been a hit with festivalgoers. Marc Ruthermond's "Sophie Scholl - The Final Days" and Gavin Hood's "Tsotsi were popular over the festival's first weekend and over the past two days, crowds have embraced Jean-Marc Vallee's "C.R.A.Z.Y." Other foreign submissions to the Academy Awards(R) playing at this year's AFI Fest include France's "Merry Christmas" (Joyeux Noel), Georgia's "Tblisis-Tblisi," Hungary's "Fateless," Israel's "What a Wonderful Pl...

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    Gigolos in Hollywood

    A Guardian Unlimited blog post by Jon Morrison from Punk Cinema (producers of the "The Gigolos") in the U.K. details the early reactions to their AFI Fest debut, and has the filmmakers chasing Paris Hilton and Andy Garcia in Hollywood:"Improvised publicity moment" is one way of describing our behavi...

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