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    Strand Take Rights to Danis Tanovic's "Cirkus"

    U.S. rights Oscar winner Danis Tanovic's latest, "Cirkus Columbia" have been picked up by Strand Releasing. The film is the fourth feature since his Academy Award winner, "No Man's Land," which took best foreign film in 2001. Strand plans a late fall 2011 roll out.

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Sarah Palin Gets Another Doc, LAFF Wraps & Much More

    Today on indieWIRE, we rounded up the best of this year's indie films (thus far), Sarah Palin furthered her documentary career and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" got graded.

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    "Red State" to Open Montreal's Fantasia IFF, Lifetime Achievement Award for John Landis

    Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival has announced that Kevin Smith's "Red State" will open this year's edition, which takes place July 14 to August 7. John Landis will receive a lifetime achievement award and "The Wicker Tree," sequel to "The Wicker Man," will have its world premiere alo...

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    23rd NewFest Locks Down Full Lineup

    The 23rd annual New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival (NewFest) has locked down its full lineup. On top of the previously announced gala screenings (opener "We Were Here," "Wish Me Away," "Weekend" and closer "Gun Hill Road,") this year's edition includes the drag ball musica...

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    Modest Mouse's Isaac Brook to Compose Score to Country Music Flick "Queens of Country"

    The lead singer and songwriter for Modest Mouse, Isaac Brook, will score Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke's "Queens of Country." The film stars Lizzy Cplan ("Mean Girls," "Party Down") as Jolene, a rabid country fan who finds someone's iPod and, judging by its contents, believes she may have the ...

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    "To Be Heard," "Being Elmo," and "Thief" Take the Nantucket Film Festival

    The 2011 Nantucket Film Festival wrapped up June 26 with a series of awards and recognitions.

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    Small and Highly Desirable, Nantucket Film Festival Plays to its Strengths

    By island standards, it was a startling sight for a Sunday afternoon: an endless queue that wrapped around the Nantucket High School for the Nantucket Film Festival's third annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable. "This is the longest line I've ever seen in Nantucket," marveled Los ...

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    Open Road Films Lands Distribution for Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" Follow-Up "The Host"

    New distribution company Open Road Films, acquired U.S. rights to the sure-to-be-blockuster "The Host," the big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's (the "Twilight" series) best-selling novel. As previously reported, Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," the upcoming &qu...

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    The Levi's Film Workshop is a (Temporary) Fairy Tale Come True

    Levi's Film Workshop in downtown Los Angeles sounds like an indie-film Tinkerbell: It pops up one day, wholeheartedly devotes itself to supporting filmmakers with equipment, staffing and facilities, until one day it disappears.

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    Palm Springs Shortfest Announces Winners, Along with $128,000 in Awards

    The Palm Springs Shortfest is just wrapping up today, but their awards were announced this weekend. The festival, which is an official qualifier for the Academy Award shorts categories, announced winners in 18 categories.

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