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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Co-Directors of "Quinceanera"

    Made for just $400,000 in the filmmakers' own Los Angeles neighborhood, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's "Quinceanera" stars a newcomer cast. The film, its title taken from the traditional Latino ritual of elaborately celebrating a young woman's fifteenth birthday, is the coming-of-age story ...

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    "Inconvenient Truth" at $20 Million

    With estimated grosses of $772,909 this weekend, Paramount Classics' "An Inconvenient Truth" will pass the $20 million mark today, according to the company. The film is in 346 locations this weekend, with an estimated average of $2,234 and an estimated cume of $20,180,021. In a statement today, the ...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: Hopes High for Sundance Hit "Sunshine" and More

    The major acquisition deal -- one of the largest in the history of the Sundance Film Festival -- that was signed just hours after "Little Miss Sunshine" premiered in Park City has many watching to see how the film does at the box office this weekend. Not since last year's mega-deal for "Hustle and F...

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    Toronto To Fete Doc "Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing" with Gala Screening

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple ("American Dream") will screen her latest film, "Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing" at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival. Co-directed by Cecilia Peck, the film will be presented as a Gala Presentation, and is the first time in 14 years that TIFF has screened a doc as a gala. On stage at a 2003 London concert Natalie Maines, lead singer of Texan trio the Dixie Chicks, spoke these 15 words to a small audience at the start of their sold-out international tour: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." The comment was delivered on the eve of the American in...

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    Aspen Filmfest to Fete Harrison Ford

    The Aspen Filmfest will honor actor Harrison Ford with its annual "Independent by Nature Award" at its 28th edition this fall, organizers revealed Thursday. The evening tribute will take place Saturday, September 30 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and will be followed by a dinner. Harrison will ...

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    Stony Brook Film Festival to Welcome Alda; Close with Burke's "Aurora Borealis"

    The 2006 Stony Brook Film Festival is closing Saturday, July 29 with James Burke's "Aurora Borealis." The film, starring Joshua Jackson, who is expected to attend along with Burke, centers on a troubled man who attempts to change himself following the untimely death of his father. The festival open...

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    Selick's "Coraline" Welcomes McShane

    Ian McShane, co-star of the upcoming "Scoop", has joined the cast of the Henry Selick's animated film, "Coraline". Focus Features has worldwide distribution rights to the LAIKA Entertainment project, adapted from Neil Gaiman's book of the same name. Already in the cast are Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, and the British comedy duo, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. The film is described as the story of "a young girl (voiced by Fanning) who unlocks a mysterious door in her new home, and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality." Selick directed the stop-motion/live-action "James and the Giant Peach" and "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before ...

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    Music, Humor, War and Personal Struggle Among 22 Docs Unveiled for Toronto Fest

    The Toronto International Film Festival revealed 22 additional documentary films that will join five previously announced titles in the Real to Reel section at the 31st annual event. Thirteen films will screen as world premieres, while three each are international, North American and Canadian premie...

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    Competition, Horizons Lineups (and More) Unveiled for 63rd Venice Fest

    Details of the 63rd Venice International Film Festival were unveiled in Rome by Marco Mueller, lead organizer of the heralded annual event. As previously announced, Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" will open the festival August 30th, leading a group of five American films screening in the competi...

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    "Saint of 9/11" and "Boy Culture" Take Top Prizes at 12th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian F

    The 12th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival ended Monday (July 24) with closing night films "Will You..." (world premiere) by Erin Greenwall and the Philadelphia debut of "Quinceanera" by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. "Saint of 9/11" won both the audience and juried prizes in the documentary section, and is the second in PIGLFF's history to win both awards in the category. The juried prize for best feature film went to "Boy Culture" by Q. Allan Brocka and the audience nod in the category went to "A Love to Hide" by Christian Faure. Other prizes went to "Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake" (jury a...

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