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    'Wish You Were Here,' 'The Pact,' 'Simon Killer' & 'Chasing Ice' Latest Movies To Find Distribution At Sundance

    Sundance ends this weekend and before everyone hops on a plane back home there are some last-minute deals to be done with distributions acquiring those titles that have made people sit up and take notice over the past week or so.

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    Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Tribute "Pina" Is Both Gorgeous and Slight

    The selling point of Wim Wenders' documentary "Pina" is twofold. It's an intriguing opportunity to see another New German Cinema legend explore the possibilities of 3-D technology in nonfiction, close on the heels of Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams." And bey...

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    Werner Herzog Convinces Sundance Selects To Release 'Into The Abyss' Next Month Instead Of Next Year

    'Salmon Fishing In Yemen' Baits Spring Release DateWerner Herzog is having one helluva 2011. His 3D documentary "Cave Of Forgotten Dreams" has been an arthouse smash hit, still playing theaters (in Montreal where this writer is from, it was brought back for as second run due to popular demand -- that pretty much never happens) and in the best casting news of the year, Herzog landed the villain role opposite Tom Cruise in the thriller "One Shot." Just typing that out still makes our mind reel. He hit TIFF last month with his new documentary "Into The Abyss," and while Sundance Selects were going to wait until 2012 to release it, Herzog has twi...

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    TIFF Films 'Wuthering Heights,' 'The Lady' And 'Your Sister's Sister' All Find Distribution

    Plus IFC Take Genre Film 'The Incident' & Abel Ferrera's '4.44: Last Day On Earth'; Sundance Selects Nabs Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'Many sites have been running stories about the initial buying drought at TIFF, but the situation looks as if it's turning around considerably as more deals are be...

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    Janus Films Takes U.S. Rights To Aki Kaurismaki's Cannes Crowd Pleaser 'Le Havre'

    While Sundance Selects Grabs Nanni Moretti's 'Habemus Papum'One of the more puzzling outcomes of the Cannes Film Festival has been the failure of Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre," which was second only to "The Artist" as far as crowd-pleasing hits on the Croisette go, to land a distributor. Sure, Kaurism...

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    Cannes Winners 'The Kid With The Bike,' 'Poliss' & 'Snowtown' Get Distribution Deals

    It looks like the folks over at IFC were working their chequebooks pretty hard last week at the Cannes Film Festival, coming back home with an armload of films.

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    Sundance Selects Tangos With Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Pic 'Pina'

    We're not the first people who would be lining up to watch modern dance -- it's just not our bag -- but leave it to Wim Wenders to fire up our interest. A stunning trailer for the his dance film "Pina" dropped last year and suddenly the film moved quickly up our "must see" list for this year. Vibran...

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    Sundance Selects Picks Up 'Mad Bastards'; Roadside Attractions Gets 'The Music Never Stopped'

    As luck would have it, two Sundance bound films have already found homes. When the list of titles were announced for this year's Sundance festivities, those included were a tad underwhelming and we were starting to wonder if it was going to be a lackluster year for the snowy peaks of Park City.Sunda...

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    Sundance Selects Goes Theatrical In 2011 & New Rental Service SundanceNow Launches

    This afternoon we spoke to Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment. With the year coming to a close, 2010 marks IFC's tenth anniversary as a film distributor and in that time, they have become one of the most respected and important players on the market. They've adapted to the continually shifting world of independent cinema, embraced as one of the pioneers of theatrical/VOD day and date distribution and this year found the company launching yet another outlet, IFC Midnight, an outlet for genre films such as "The Human Centipede" and "Antichrist." But as we head into 2011, IFC Entertainment will continue to forge ahead with new venu...

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