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    "Alamar" & "Last Train Home" Honored at SF Fest

    Mexican director Pedro González-Rubio won the New Directors Award at the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival for "Alamar" and Lixin Fan's "Last Train Home" won the investigative documentary prize at last night's ceremony in the Bay Area. Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis won the documentary ...

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    Variance Acquires Magnetic Fields Doc

    Variance Films has acquired North American theatrical rights for Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara's documentary "Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields." After debuting at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, it has screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Florida I...

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    Tarantino To Head Venice Jury

    Quentin Tarantino will head the competition jury of the Venice Film Festival, Variety is reporting. Tarantino was praised by Venice fest head Marco Mueller as "one of the most startling directors in cinema today" in the article.

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    UPDATED: Gen Art Closes After 16 Years

    UPDATED 7:09pm EDT: Coming off the heels of its New York City film festival, which ended April 13, the founders of Gen Art announced it is ending operations after 16 years.

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    Cinema Guild Takes SXSW Winner "Marwencol"

    The Cinema Guild has announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Jeff Malmberg's "Marwencol," which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. Andrew Herwitz, President of the Film Sales Company, negotiated the deal on behalf of...

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    "Kids" & "Despicable" Bookend Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup

    UPDATED 2:38pm EDT: Over 200 features, shorts and music videos are on tap for the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, taking place at its new home at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Focus Features' Sundance 2010 feature "The Kids Are All Right" will open the event June 17 at the Premiere Theater at R...

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    Lorber Films Croons to Hot Docs' "Socalled Movie"

    Doc "The 'Socalled' Movie" has been picked up by Lorber Films. Directed by Garry Beitel, the film is having its North American debut at Hot Docs in Toronto, currently underway. The National Film Board of Canada's Christina Rogers negotiated the deal with Elizabeth Sheldon, Vice President of Kino Lor...

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    Outfest Gets a "HOWL"ing Opener

    Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Allen Ginsberg-inspired "Howl" will open the 28th Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBT film festival at the Orpheum Theatre on July 8th in Downtown LA.

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    Redford, Scorsese, De Niro, Coppola Call on Iran to Free Imprisoned Filmmaker

    With the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Manhattan today at the United Nations, a group of leading filmmakers have risen to the defense of one of their own after his arrest in March.

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    Box Office: Holofcener's "Give" Pleases Audiences; "Centipede" Takes $12.5K (UPDATED)

    Specialty filmgoers certainly had a varied selection of options hitting arthouses this weekend. On the one end, there was Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give," a light-hearted morality tale about a bunch of inter-connected New Yorkers negotiating the guilt in their lives. And the other, well, there wa...

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