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    World and International Premieres on Tap for 45th Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    Six world premieres are on tap for the narrative and documentary competitions at the upcoming Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The 45th edition of the event, which takes place in the Czech resort town of the same name, unspools July 2 - 10, 2010. Additionally, there will be 11 International debuts in the...

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    Strand Picks Up Gay Fest Selection "Sasha"

    Strand Releasing has snagged all U.S. rights to Dennis Todorovic's "Sasha," a coming-of-age that follows a young man's relationship with his piano teacher, a relationship his hot-headed father greatly discourages. The film had its U.S. premiere earlier in the week at San Francisco's Frameline Film ...

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    This Thursday: indieWIRE Hosts "The Imperialists Are Still Alive!" at Northside FilmFest

    Fans and followers of indie filmmaker Whit Stillman are likely to be struck by Zeina Durra's "The Imperialists Are Still Alive!," a new feature film about a group of modern, upwardly mobile New Yorkers. In fact, Stillman even has a cameo in the film, which debuted in January at the Sundance Film Fes...

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    Box Office: "Cyrus" Soars To Summer Highs As Marketplace Heats Up

    It looks like summer 2010 might have its first full-on specialty film breakout (it also seems to have quite the studio blockbuster in "Toy Story 3"). According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, Fox Searchlight release "Cyrus" soared to a $180,289 gross from just 4 theaters. T...

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    "Minutemen" & "Gabi" Take Brooklyn Film Fest Prizes

    Corey Wascinski's "The Minutement Movie" and "Gabi On the Roof In July" took the top three prizes, with "Minutemen" grabbing two nods, closing out the 13th edition of the Brooklyn International Film Festival. With this year's theme, "Stunt," BIFF presented 101 films from 92 countries. BIFF and its s...

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    Writer Peter Brunette Dies at Italian Festival

    Film critic and author Peter Brunette, a frequent contributor to indieWIRE in recent years, died this morning in Italy while attending the Taormina Film Festival.

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    Shadow Distribution Picks Up Doug Block's Follow Up To "51 Birch Street"

    Shadow Distribution has just announced that it will be handling the North American theatrical distribution of Doug Block's feature documentary "The Kids Grow Up." The film has already made the rounds at the Hot Docs, Full Frame and IDFA Film Festivals, and will next screen at Silverdocs Festival, be...

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    Cannes Winner "Screaming Man" Picked Up For U.S.

    Film Movement has announced their acquisition of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's "A Screaming Man," which won the Jury Prize from the 2010 Cannes Film Festival last month. The film - picked up in association with UK distributor Soda Pictures - will be released in North America in the first quarter of 2011, ...

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    Camera d'Or Winner "Leap Year" Jumps to U.S.

    U.S. rights to Michael Rowe's Cannes Camera d'Or winner, "Leap Year" (Ano Bisiesto) have been picked up by Strand Releasing from Pyramide International, the Culver City-based distributor said on the eve of their honor at a retrospective being held at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. ...

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    Election Day Doc "11/4/08" Picked Up By FilmBuff

    Jeff Deutchman's documentary "11/4/08" has been acquired by VOD-based distributor FilmBuff for an October 2010 release, it was announced today. The news came as the film - which premiered at SXSW earlier this year - has its first official New York screening tonight, as part of the Stranger than Fiction series at the IFC Center. The feature-length film was created with footage that Deutchman collected from filmmakers around the globe, captured during the day Barack Obama was elected President of the United States of America: November 4, 2008. In cities such as Chicago, Paris, Dubai, New Orleans, Berlin, and New Delhi, filmmakers Henry Joost (...

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