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    Holiday Estimates: "Virtue" Tops "Experience"; "Summer," "Brothers" Bloom (UPDATED)

    While Ben Stiller and the Terminator battled it out in Hollywood (with Ben Stiller the surprise champion), Indiewood's Memorial Day weekend had a clear box office winner in Stephan Elliott's "Easy Virtue." According to estimates, the Noel Coward adaptation grossed a classy $146,140 on 10 screens. R...

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    "My Mother" Kills At Fortnight Awards

    The 41st edition of Directors’ Fortnight, which ran in Cannes this past week, has announced their winners, with 20 year old Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan's "J'ai tue ma mere" (I Killed My Mother) sweeping 3 of the 4 prizes, including the 7e Prix Regards Jeunes 2009, the Art Cinema Award, and the ...

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    Sony Goes To "St. Trinians"

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    SnagFilms Joins Forces With IMDb, YouTube; Enter Founder's Alliance

    Snag Films, the online documentary film site, has announced a variety of deals that aligns the company with two major websites, four major film festivals, and three major film organizations.

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    Michael Moore's Latest Locked for Fall

    Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that Michael Moore's new documentary feature will be released domestically on October 2, 2009. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans...

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    Sony Classics Aims To Profit Off "Prophet"

    Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Jacques Audiard's Cannes competition entry "A Prophet", which received stellar reviews when it premiered earlier this week.

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    Sundance Closer "Earth" Heads To Theaters

    Zeitgeist Films has acquired U.S. theatrical rights for Robert Stone's "Earth Days", which closed the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Zeitgeist will open the film in New York and Los Angeles in mid-August, with a national rollout early September.

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    Kino "Can See You"

    Continuing its relationship with Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix, Kino International has announced the acquisition of Graham Reznick's debut feature "I Can See You" - along with his unreleased 3D short film "The Viewer" - for release on DVD and VOD. Following the 2008 release of Ilya Chaiken's "Libe...

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    SILVERDOCS Fills Out Rest of Slate

    Following their competition lineup yesterday, AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival has announced the remainder of their programming for the June 15-22 fest. In total, the Washington, D.C.-area festival will present 122 films representing 58 countries selected from 1,983 submissions...

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    IFC Films Finds Loach's "Eric"

    In a big Cannes pick up, IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Ken Loach's competition film, "Looking for Eric." IFC Films' Arianna Bocco, VP of Acquisitions & Co-Production negotiated the deal with Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch. The deal pairs Loach with the American distributor again. ...

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