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    IFC Films Picks Up "The Housemaid"

    “The Housemaid,” a remake of the 1960 Korean film of the same name, has been picked up for North American release by IFC Films. Billed as an “erotic thriller,” Im Sang-soo’s film made its world premiere in competition at Cannes this year. IFC plans on screening “The Housemaid” at film festivals in t...

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    Box Office: "Kids" Makes $1 Million on Just 38 Screens (UPDATED)

    With few new indie films hitting the marketplace (and the unusually intelligible studio film, "Inception," raking more than $60 million), the specialty box office was once again all about "The Kids" as Lisa Cholodenko's family dramedy expanded very nicely in its second weekend. Focus Features relea...

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    "You Wont Miss Me" Picked Up By Factory 25

    Factory 25, the Brooklyn-based indie film and music distribution company, has announced that it has acquired rights to "You Wont Miss Me," the Gotham Award-winning film by Ry Russo-Young. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was on indieWIRE's year-end poll of the best undistrib...

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    Breillat, Sang-soo To Bookend Venice's Horizons

    Catherine Breillat's latest, "Sleeping Beauty," and South Korean director Hong Sang-soo's "Oki's Movie" have been announced as the opening and closing films of the Venice Film Festival's Horizons section. The festival - which runs September 1-11, 2010 - dedicates the section to "cutting-edge" cinema...

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    SnagFilms to Expand Library's Reach to New Platforms

    Documentary distribution outlet SnagFilms -- the parent company of indieWIRE -- will unveil later today an expansion of the platforms for its nonfiction titles that is timed to its second anniversary, as well as deals with a range of companies for more films. Snag will bring its library of 1,50...

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    Outfest Awards "Marine Story," "Bearcity" with 2010 Awards

    In a ceremony Sunday morning at the DGA Theater in West Hollywood, LA's LGBT Film Festival, Outfest, announced the award winners for their 28th annual fest. The ceremony, hosted by LA drag queen Momma, focused on celebrating films that uncovered stories that have not yet been told. The fest honore...

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    SnagFilms Unveils Lineup for Second SummerFest of First-Run Docs

    Now in its second year, SnagFilms Summer Fest 2010 will give online audiences the chance to watch award-winning and world premiere documentary films from July 16 through September 2. Each of Summer Fest's six highlighted films will be available for two weeks on SnagFilms as well as on the SnagFilms...

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    IFC Picks Up Last Chapters of "Tetsuo" Trilogy

    Fans of Japanese cinema will be happy to learn that IFC has recently acquired North American distribution rights to director Shinya Tsukamoto's final two installments of his acclaimed "Tetsuo" trilogy. The second film in the series, "Tetsuo II: The Body Hammer" was made back in 1992, while the concl...

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    50 World Premieres Headed to 63rd Locarno Film Festival

    Fifty world premieres, with a sharp focus on first-time feature filmmakers, are set for the 63rd Locarno Film Festival, taking place in the picturesque Swiss lake-side town August 4 - 14. The festival is divided into a half-dozen sections, including its gala group in the Piazza Grande, the Internati...

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    Berlinger Anticipates "Limited Victory" in Case Against Chevron

    Documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger declared a likely "limited victory" in his case against Chevron today. Berlinger made the remarks while speaking briefly with indieWIRE outside a Lower Manhattan courtroom immediately following this morning's U.S. Appeals Court hearing in his case against the oil ...

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