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iW ROUND UP | Wednesday, October 7th

iW ROUND UP | Wednesday, October 7th

indieWIRE’s snapshot of news and views from around the web on Friday, opening day for the 2008 New York Film Festival.

First Look: “W”
An initial round of reviews and articles take a look at Oliver Stone’s “W”. Variety calls it a “rough draft,” other writers praise Josh Brolin. [GreenCine]

Playing Politics?
With the U.S. presidential election day just a month away, a number of polarizing titles are in theaters or coming soon (“Religulous,” “Fireproof,” “American Carol,” and the upcoming, “W”). [VAR]

Oscar Doc Rules Challenged (Again)
Spurred by the recent word that Sony Classics opted for a NYFF slot for “Waltz with Bashir,” rather than Oscar qualification, another round of complaints about the Academy’s Documentary qualifying rules. [HR]

Pena at NYFF
In the second full week of the New York Film Festival, a chat with the Film Society’s Richard Pena. [NYT]

Review: “Lola Montes”
“Just over 50 years after his death, Max Ophuls may well be having his moment.” The film opens in NYC this week. [ReverseShot]

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