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    Box Office: "Wartime" Has Big NYC Debut; "Kids" Stays Strong

    While "Inception" and "Salt" battled it out for the overall box office crown, Todd Solondz's "Happiness" quasi-sequel "Life During Wartime" found very promising returns in its exclusive New York City debut to lead all per-theater-averages this weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak ear...

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    Indie Quartet Sign Pact with "God"

    Four indie filmmakers have their sights set on "A Contract With God," a new film that will be based on Will Eisner's acclaimed graphic novel about the New York City immigrant experience in the 1930s. Alex Rivera, Sean Baker, Barry Jenkins and Tze Chun are each slated to direct a chapter from Eisner'...

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    Relativity Takes On Overture

    Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media has made a major play to expand. In the wake of the recent departures of Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett at Overture Films, the company said Friday that Relativity Media is taking over the company, including the distribution and marketing operations and some assets of...

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    Aronofsky's "Black Swan" Opening Venice

    Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" will open the 67th Venice International Film Festival, it has been confirmed by the festival. The film - a psychological thriller set in the world of ballet - will screen in competition, debuting the evening of September 1st in the Sala Grande, following the opening c...

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    LaBruce's Gay Zombie Porn Blocked from Melbourne Film Fest

    After the film was officially announced as part of the program and published in the catalogue for the 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival (July 22 - August 8), Bruce LaBruce's latest film "L.A. Zombie" has been blocked from showing at the festival by the Office of Film and Literature Classifi...

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    Asian Heavy First Wave of Films for Fantastic Fest

    Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S., unveiled its first wave on programming for its sixth edition, taking place in Austin, TX from September 23 - 30. The first batch of 13 films offer what the festival specializes in: action, horror, science fiction and fantasy films with a h...

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    25 New Faces of Indie Film Unveiled

    In an anticipated annual announcement, Filmmaker Magazine unveiled its "25 New Faces of Independent Film" today. The 12th annual list spotlights, in the words of the publication, "up-and-comers poised to shape the next generation of independent film." The complete roster appears in the new issue of ...

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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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