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    Media Arts Center San Diego receives grant award from California Council for the Humanities

    There is actually still government grant money being awarded to worthy projects!

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    Oscar Watch: Thailand's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    This film received mucho publicity during Cannes but has very lttle visibility here in the U.S. in spite of its having been picked up for U.S. by Strand and its being Thailand's official submission for Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Oscar. I don't think it will be nominated as feels so off-kilter, albeit totally original. I don't think the Academy will have the patience for it. However, this Cannes winning competition film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul is the penultimate example of how a film from a perhaps underfunded country can get enough financing to be made and d...

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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: Indomina

    Today I begin again to highlight the new U.S. distributors, this time with Indomina whose many recent pickups are detailed below. They look like horror, supernatural fantasy and Asian. I did not hear more than that from them about their vision or mission. Outcast directed by Colim McCarthy

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