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    iW NEWS | ESPN Is "Kicking It"

    ESPN announced that it has acquired Sundance soccer documentary "Kicking It." Produced by Ted Leonsis (who executive produced last year's "Nanking") and directed by Susan Koch, "Kicking It" details the lives of seven soccer players from six countries as they participate in the 4th annual Homeless World Cup. ESPN will retain exclusive television rights worldwide, and execute the film's digital distribution while working with the filmmakers to secure theatrical, DVD and other distribution. "'Kicking It" speaks to the perseverance of the human spirit and the global impact of sport," said Keith Clinkscales, ESPN senior vice president of content ...

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    REVIEW | House of Pain: Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side"

    Presidential hopeful and all-around sleaze bucket Mitt Romney's desperate equivocating over the use of waterboarding during this season's Republican YouTube debate nearly left the man a frothing mess. That's because there really isn't any room for equivocation: torture is torture, no matter how much the administration and other assorted "defenders of freedom" try to make excuses or strict, revisionist definitions. In his simultaneously harrowing and soberly parsed new documentary, Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") trots out endless footage of disgraced Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld smugly invalidating queries into Am...

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    iW NEWS | HBO Announces "Black List" Acquisition

    In the third documentary deal timed to the opening day of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, HBO Documentary Films has announced its acquisition of domestic TV rights to Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell's "The Black List: Volume One," which is having its world premiere in the Spectrum section on Tuesday at Sundance. The film is described as being "composed of dramatic portraits of some of today's most fascinating and influential African-American icons," including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sean Combs, Mahlon Duckett, Thelma Golden, Lou Gossett, Jr., Bill T. Jones, Vernon Jordan, Marc Morial, Toni Morrison, Suzanne-Lori Parks, Richard Par...

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    iW NEWS | Fortissimo Announces Deal for Sundance Closing Film, "CSNY Deja Vu"

    Fortissimo Films has announced a deal for worldwide sales rights to the Sundance Film Festival's closing night film, "CSNY Deja Vu." A look at Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2007 "Freedom of Speech Tour," the film was directed by Neil Young, using the name Bernard Shakey. Fortissimo's Michael Werner...

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    iW NEWS | Zeitgeist Announces Sundance's First Deal, Acquiring Acclaimed "Up The Yangtze"

    On the morning that the 2008 Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City, UT, Zeitgeist Films has announced its acquisition of Yung Chang's acclaimed first feature, "Up The Yangtze," a documentary about the effects of the construction of the massive Three Gorges Dam that is displacing millions and destroying national landmarks in the country. Set for its U.S. premiere tomorrow (Friday) in Sundance's world documentary competition, the film debuted back in November at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and will be released theatrically by Zeitgeist in April. It looks at life on River, where the filmmaker's grandfath...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Trouble the Water" Co-directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

    EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a series of interviews, conducted via email, profiling first-time feature directors who have films screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

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    REVIEW | Draft Bored: Bryan Gunnar Cole's "Day Zero"

    Of all the varied strands of post-9/11 cinema, the speculative film--the one showing us what life would be like if it were slightly (but significantly!) different--is by far the most superfluous. Last year's lame "Right at Your Door," which sank right into oblivion, pondered a world where Los Angeles is hit by a biological weapon: suffice it to say that civilians panic, human bonds are frayed, and military authority acts really mean. Strangely, Bryan Gunnar Cole's "Day Zero" (not to be confused with another desperate stab at topicality, 2003's Columbine-riding "Zero Day") could be "Door"'s unasked-for spin-off. Here, a recent terrorist attack...

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    iW NEWS | Arthouse Canvases "Painters Painting"

    Worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to art documentary "Painters Painting - The New York School: 1940-1970" by Emile de Antonio have been acquired by Arthouse Films. The film will be released for the first time DVD, and has never aired before on TV in the United States, and is currently being restored and remastered with extra footage and features. Filmswelike will be distributing the film in Canada. "Painters Painting" features a collage of interviews with the luminaries of the New York art scene, many of whom were de Antonio's close friends. The deal was negotiated by David Koh and Lilly Bright on behalf of Arthouse Films and Curiously Brig...

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    PARK CITY '08 INTERVIEW | "Secrecy" Co-Director Peter Galison

    EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a series of interviews, conducted via email, profiling first-time feature directors who have films screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

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    PARK CITY '08 INTERVIEW | "Traces of the Trade" Director Katrina Browne

    EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a series of interviews, conducted via email, profiling first-time feature directors who have films screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

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