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    Fantastic Fest Adds Premieres & Sneaks to Sept. Lineup

    U.S. genre event, Fantastic Fest, unveiled its second round of titles Wednesday, including the U.S. debut of Guy Moshe's "Bunraku," a sneak preview of Darren Bousman’s new horror-thriller film, "Mother’s Day," and the world premiere of "Agnosia," the latest film from Fantastic Fest 2005 alumnus Euge...

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    It's "Saturday Night" For Oscilloscope

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the North American rights to James Franco’s directorial debut "Saturday Night," which follows a week in the making of an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’. The film premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and will be released in theaters early 2011.

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    Sony Classics Has "Barney's Version"

    Sony Pictures Classics have acquired all US rights to "Barney's Version" from producer Robert Lantos ("Eastern Promises," "Being Julia"). Directed by Richard J. Lewis and based upon Mordecai Richler's novel, the film is currently in competition at the Venice Film Festival and will screen at this ye...

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    Lorber Takes Frammartino's "Quattro"

    Lorber Films announced today the acquisition of all U.S. rights to Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino's "Le Quattro Volte." The film debuted to much acclaim in the Director's Fortnight section of this year's Cannes Film Festival, and is screening this month as an official selection of the Tel...

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    Box Office: "Train Home" Leads Labor Day Debuts; "Tillman," "Get Low" Hang On Nicely

    At a single New York City theater, Lixin Fan's critically acclaimed doc "Last Train Home" led all specialty debuts this Labor Day weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the film, which follows a Chinese couple who move away from their rural village to earn money in a big...

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    IFC Set to "Inhale" This October

    U.S. rights to Baltasar Kormákur’s latest thriller "Inhale," starring Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger, Sam Shepard, Vincent Perez, and Rosanna Arquette, have been bought up by IFC Films. Written by Walter Doty and John Claflin, the film will have its U.S. premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival on Oct...

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    Docs Top 2010 Telluride Roster

    Documentary films are the buzz of this year's Telluride Film Festival. In keeping with tradition, the lineup for the event is announced just 24 hours before the event begins in Colorado tomorrow and the roster includes a number of notable documentaries.

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    Ahead of Toronto, WMM Picks Up Longinotto's "Pink Saris"

    2010 Toronto International Film Festival doc, "Pink Saris," by veteran director Kim Longinotto has been picked up by New York-based Women Make Movies (WMM). The film, about Northern India's Gulabi Gang, will have its world premiere at the upcoming festival, which Longinotto will attend.

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    Film Movement Lands Cannes Winner "Illegal"

    The French and Russian language film, "Illegal," from director Olivier Masset-Depasse, which won the SACD Prize at this year's Cannes Director's Fortnight, has been picked up by Film Movement for North American distribution. The film will have a limited theatrical run, and will show on Cable VOD, ba...

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    Roadside Gets Hot Topic Environmental Doc Ahead of Toronto Premiere

    Ahead of its world premiere at this month's Toronto International Film Festival, Ondi Timoner’s hot-topic doc "Cool It" has been acquired by Roadside Attractions for U.S. distribution this fall. Maple Pictures will distribute the film in Canada.

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