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    Maya Indie Film Series' Best of Latino Cinema Does "Seven Films, Seven Days, Seven Cities"

    The Maya Indie Film Series kicks off a seven city tour of The Best in Latino Themed Cinema in New York City July 29. “Seven Films, Seven Days, Seven Cities” will go from NY (July 29-Aug 4) to Los Angeles and Chicago (July 29), San Antonio and San Diego (Aug 5), Dallas (Aug 12), Miami (Sept 9) and Sa...

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    Werner Herzog Tells Kids to "Go the F**k to Sleep" Tonight at New York Public Library

    Werner Herzog has lent his voice to Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés' infamous children's book "Go the F**k to Sleep." His reading will debut tonight at the New York Public Library, followed by a conversation about children's sleep deprivation and insomnia between M...

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    Cinema Guild Takes US Rights to Hong Sangsoo's Cannes Selection "The Day He Arrives"

    The Cinema Guild has acquired US distribution rights to 2011 Cannes Un Certain Regard selection "The Day He Arrives" from Korean director Hong Sangsoo ("The Day a Pig Fell into the Well," "Ha Ha Ha"). The film follows the life of a lapsed filmmaker as he re-engages with parts of his life that he ha...

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    Leisure Time Acquires Russian Festival Hit "Hipster"

    The small New York distributor Leisure Time Features (Haneke's "Code Unknown," Ozon's "Sitcom") has acquired Valerie Todorovsky's Cold War era musical "Hipsters" for US theatrical release. The dazzling film follows a clique of young communist party hipsters in Cold War Russia. The film will be rel...

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    Film Movement picks up Japense Comedy "Hospitalité"

    Film Movement has picked up Japanese director Koji Fukuda's comedy "Hospitalité" for North American distribution, the company said Tuesday. The film follows the follies that ensue when a man and his wife shack up with a family that owns a printing press in their building, the husband takes it over,...

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    Werner Herzog Gets Psychedelic, Entices Stephen Colbert with Talk of Albino Alligators

    Props to the "The Colbert Report," which saw fit to interview Werner Herzog (!) as he promotes the release of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams." Although he resisted Colbert's suggestion to describe the film as "cave porn," Herzog provided a good match to Colbert's wit. After describing the film's postscri...

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    Samuel Goldwyn Nabs U.S. Rights to New Film from "Farewell My Concubine" Director

    Samuel Goldwyn has snatched U.S. distribution rights for "Sacrifice" from Chinese director Chan Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine"). The film, which screened at this year's Berlinale, is based on the play "Orphan of Zhao," tells the story of a Yuan dynasty-era general who massacres his rivals enemy, le...

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    New York Indian Film Fest Names "Spring in the Colony" & "Bhopali" Best of Fest

    Following the premiere of Rituparno Ghosh's "Noukadubi," at an Asia Society screening attended by Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor, Salman Rushdie, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen, Madhur Jaffrey, Ambassador Prakash Shah, and Consul General Prabhu Dayal, the 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (formerly...

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    7th Art Releasing Buys Panorama Winner "In Heaven, Underground" Out of Hot Docs

    7th Art Releasing bought North American distribution rights and world television rights to Britta Wauer’s "In Heaven, Underground: The Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee." It's currently playing as part of the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto.

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    Hot Docs Fest and Blue Ice Film Announce $1 Million Fund for African Docs

    It was announced today at Toronto's Hot Docs Forum, held in conjunction with the festival, that Hot Docs would be teaming with Toronto-based Blue Ice Films to provide $1 million in grants over the next five years to African documentarians. The fund seeks to foster documentaries by Africans to come ...

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