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    Springsteen, Morris, Timoner and 3-D Herzog Lead Toronto's Impressive Doc Slate

    The Toronto International Film Festival named twenty-five of the documentaries that will debut at its 35th edition this September, with marquee doc filmmakers joining the festival's lineup. The group includes an intimate look at Bruce Springsteen in the studio in Thom Zimny's "The Promise: The Makin...

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    Strand Takes Tribeca Winner "The Arbor"

    Clio Barnard's "The Arbor," a portrait of playwright Andrea Dunbar ("Rita Sue and Bob Too") and her daughter, has been picked up by Strand Releasing. The film, which won Barnard a best new documentary filmmaker prize at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, will get a theatrical U.S. release in April ...

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    "Five Star Day" Tops Stony Brook Film Festival

    The 15th annual Stony Brook Film Festival (SBFF) completed its ten-day run this past Saturday with an awards reception where the festival's winners were awarded, and the East Coast premiere of Bruce Beresford's "Mao's Last Dancer." The night's big winner at the ceremony, held on the Staller Center M...

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    Box Office | "Low" Goes High To Lead Openers; "Kids" Alright In Wide Release

    Sony Pictures Classics' release of Aaron Schneider's "Get Low" led four specialty openers this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today. The film - which debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival - found the best per-theater-average of any film in theaters...

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    Taymor's "Tempest" Takes NY Fest Slot

    Fall film festival lineups continue to take shape. "The Tempest," film and theater director Julie Taymor's adaption of the Shakespeare play, has been chosen as the Centerpiece selection for this year's New York Film Festival. After closing the Venice Film Festival in September, the new film will ha...

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    "Sawako Decides" Cleans Up at Fantasia Film Fest

    Yuya Ishii's "Sawako Decides" was the big winner at the 14th Fantasia Film Festival which took place from July 8 - 28 in Montreal, Quebec. Ishii's comedy about a young Japanese woman who starts out cleaning up snot and ends up running a clam-packing business won the award for Best Feature Film and a...

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    Coppola, Reichardt, Schnabel and Ozon Lead Venice's Competition Lineup

    The Venice Film Festival has announced the full program for its 67th edition, which will run September 1-11, 2010. Twenty-two films have been set to compete for the coveted Golden Lion, which in the recent past has been awarded to Samuel Maoz's "Lebanon," Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Ang Le...

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    Acclaimed Directors Line Up Upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival

    A bevvy of notable directors, including John Sayles, Peter Mullan, Naomi Kawase and Raúl Ruiz, will screen their latest works at the 58th the San Sebastian Internation Film Festival (SSIFF), which runs September 17 - 25. The international roster of directors will be in competition for the Golden She...

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    11 Named Sundance's Cinereach Project Grantees

    The Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute released the names of the eleven projects they are supporting, through grants for development, production, or post-production. The $1.5 million, three-year initiative is a joint collaboration between the Sundance Institiute and Cinereach, and was created to support documentary and narrative features that tackle themes that provoke global cultural exchange. In addition to receiving grants, the projects' collaborators will benefit from working alongside artists from the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab, Documentary Edit & Story Lab, Composers & Documentary Lab, the Creative Producing Feature ...

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    Move to Kill UK Film Council Resisted

    Producer Tim Bevan, chairman of the UK Film Council, is speaking out against a dramatic government move today to kill the organization. An agency that supports filmmaking and film culture in the UK, the Film Council includes a staff of 75 people and -- over the past decade -- has backed some 900 fil...

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