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    Cristi Puiu's "Aurora" Picked Up by Cinema Guild

    Cristi Puiu's follow up to "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu," "Aurora," has been acquired by The Cinema Guild for U.S. distribution. "Aurora" premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and played at this year's New York Film Festival. The Guild plans to release it into theaters in 2011.

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    "The Bang Bang Club" Shoots Its Way Into a U.S. Release Through Tribeca Films

    Steven Silver's "The Bang Bang Club," starring Ryan Philippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch, is getting a U.S. theatrical release through Tribeca Films in the second quarter of 2011. The film will also be available via alternate platforms such VOD as part of Tribeca's distribution strategy.

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    Uruguay's Oscar Hopeful "Fishing" Caught by Film Movement

    Uruguay's official submission to the Academy Awards, Alvaro Brecchner's directorial feature debut "Bad Day to Go Fishing," has been acquired by Film Movement for North American distribution. The Spanish language film will be available on DVD and premiere on Cable VOD in February, 2011.

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    "happythankyoumoreplease" and "The White Meadow" Top Denver FF's Awards

    Fresh off of receiving an audience award at the Virginia Film Festival, Josh Radnor's "happythankyoumoreplease" continued a winning streak, picking up the Starz People's Choice Award for Best Feature at the 33rd Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), which concluded on Sunday, November 14. Lily Rivlin's...

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    OWN Picks Up Three Docs for Spring Debut

    Making headway on recent statements that Oprah Winfrey's new OWN network will be a player in the documentary scene, the fledgling channel announced three pick ups Monday. OWN has acquired rights to Lisa Leeman's "One Lucky Elephant," Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall's "65_Redroses," and Matthew D. K...

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    "happythankyoumoreplease" Nabs Another Audience Award

    Josh Radnor's "happythankyoumoreplease," winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, picked up the Audience Favorite Award for Best Narrative at the 2010 Virginia Film Festival, while the documentary equivalent of the award went to Stanley Nelson's "Freedom Riders."

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    Berlin, Cannes Winners Round Out Film Forum's Winter and Spring Schedule

    Film Forum is welcoming the winter and spring months with a diverse slate of films from Britain, Scandinavia, Chad, Romania, Thailand, and Italy. Romania's official entry to the Academy Awards, Florin Serban's "If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle" will kick off their 2011 slate in January. The film took...

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    Thessaloniki Unveils New Section for 51st Edition of Fest

    Aleksei Fedorchenko's "Silent Souls" and Aktan Kubat's "The Light Thief" are among some of the films included in the new Open Horizons section at the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), that runs from December 3 - 12. Open Horizons represents a revival of the New Horizons section, ...

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    Box Office: "Furniture" Not So Tiny While "Hours" Continues To Power Specialty Market

    On a single New York screen, Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" found a very promising beginning for distributor IFC Films. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the film, which won the top prize at the SXSW Film Festival, grossed $22,450 from its debut at the IFC Center in New York....

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    BBC: Francis Ford Coppola receives lifetime Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science said Coppola's Irving Thalberg Memorial Award was given to "a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production". It has only been presented 38 times since the award was established in 1937. BBC repor...

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