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    What's Behind the Petition to Save India's Indie Cinema?

    In the last decade or so, India's exhibition world has been rocked by the impact of multiplexes. Large, single-screen theaters showing Hindi films with wide appeal once dominated, but when multiplexes came onto the scene their smaller screens were seen as a place for films from the parallel cinema t...

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    Should Film Students Pay the Same Permit Fees As the Studios?

    New York film permits cost the same for a New School student film as they do for Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight." Think that's nuts? There's a petition for that.

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    In Theaters: 'The Green Hornet,' 'The Dilemma,' 'Barney's Version,' 'Ong Bak 3'

    Screw Serious Cinema, It's Time for Some Laffs 'n Action Ah January, what a curious moviegoing month you are. You're the dumping ground for the studio dreck (long live Nic Cage's Festival of Wigs) because it's a time of AWARDS fever, with noms and screeners and Hollywood Foreign Press luncheons (and YOU get a Blu-Ray player, and YOU get a Blu-ray player!) up the wazoo. Hence the highly mixed bag of new releases we get every week. Some of these may benefit from the relative lack of competition, but it's pretty much a giant risk! The wide releases gambling this weekend are two comedies for those fans who are just SO tired of serious movies abou...

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    Review: 'Petition' An Interesting Look At The Journey To Find Justice

    Since 1996, Chinese director Zhao Liang has been documenting a large community of petitioners, ones that have been wronged by their local government and have camped outside of the law office to debate their troubles. These commoners are then forced to fill out paper work and await a hearing for seemingly as long as this office see fit, with most either given the run-around or forced out by thugs ("retrievers") that intercept these complaints and threaten with murder. The make-shift neighborhood consist of people who won't stop until they get the justice they so rightly deserve, whether that takes a few days or a decade is none of their conce...

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