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    Patrick Swayze Passes Away at 57

    Actor Patrick Swayze died today at the age of 57, it has been sadly reported. Swayze's publicist said the actor - who had been publicly battling pancreatic cancer for the past two years - passed away with his family at his side.

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    "Messenger," "Precious" Lead Winners in Deauville

    Oren Moverman's "The Messenger" led the winners of the 35th edition of the Festival du Cinéma Américain de Deauville. A jury presided over by Jean-Pierre Jeunet awarded Moverman's film - which stars Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton - the fest's Grand Prix. It also won the Internation...

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    Box Office: "Crude," "Impact" Debut Nicely; "Basterds" Weinsteins' First $100 Million Movie

    Joe Berlinger's doc "Crude" led a batch of newcomers at the specialty box office this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The film - which tells the story of lawsuit against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon - grossed $16,729 on a sole scree...

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    Czech Film "Shameless" Gets Picked Up Out of Toronto

    Jan Hrebejk's "Shameless" - having its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival - has been acquired for North American release by distributor Menemsha Films. Producers Rudolf Biermann and Tomas Hoffman of In Film Praha announced the deal for the film - alr...

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    "Lebanon" Wins Golden Lion In Venice

    Samuel Moaz's directorial debut "Lebanon" has been awarded the Golden Lion at the 66th Venice Film Festival. The film - which follows four young Israeli soldiers in 1982 - was deemed the best of the festival by a jury led by director Ang Lee. Other major winners included Shirin Neshat's "Women Wit...

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    Frears Tackles Graphic Novel; "Tamara Drew" at Sony Classics

    A film adaptation of Posy Simmonds' graphic novel "Tamara Drewe," being directed by Stephen Frears, has landed at Sony Picture Classics. The company announced a deal for North American and Latin Americas rights to the upcoming project, set to begin shooting later this month. It is being produced by ...

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    QuickShots | Berlinger at Apple, Magnolia Promos, and a Ton of New News

    Made on a Mac: Crude with Director Joe Berlinger

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    Strand's Got "Fever"

    Ahead of its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Lou Ye’s "Spring Fever." The film - which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year (where it won best screenplay) is set in the current day, following a twis...

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    Breaking with Tradition, Partners Bringing Linklater's Latest to Theaters

    Nearly one year after its debut at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, director Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles," starring Zac Efron and Claire Danes will hit select U.S. theaters beginning November 25 in a deal that teams the U.K.'s Cinemanx (NX) with Warner Bros. Home Video, fil...

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    "Capitalism" Heads To New York Film Festival

    Michael Moore will screen his latest film, "Capitalism: A Love Story," in a pre-New York Film Festival premiere on September 21, 2009. Moore's screening will be followed by an audience discussion with the director moderated by Tina Brown, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast.

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