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    Picture This Gets Award-Winning "A Love To Hide"

    Picture This! Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the Outfest 2006 award winner, "A Love To Hide" (Un Amour A Taire). Christian Faure's film, described by the company as a "heart-wrenching gay drama set during the Nazi occupation of France in 1942," will be releases in the U.S. and Canada in November. The film shared the audience award for best feature and also won the jury and audience prizes at the 2006 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among numerous other fest awards. The deal was negotiated by Douglas Witkins, President of Picture This! Entertainment, and Dimitri Stephanides of TF1 International. "This picture depicts ...

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    Back to the Garden: 30 Years Later, Albert Maysles Revisits a Classic

    This article was originally published in 2006.

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    Britdoc Set for Inaugural U.K. Film Fest

    Twenty feature films are in the lineup for the inaugural Britdoc festival kicking off this week in Oxford, England in the British university town. The event will run from July 26 - 28. American, British and international titles are slated for the fest's international in competition section, includin...

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    NEW THIS WEEK: Short Films Among New Movies in Theaters

    A number of short films are among the new movies opening in theaters. A collection of international short films are part of New Yorker Films' "The World According to Shorts," including Hugo Maza's "La Perra" from Chile, Daniel Askill's "We Have Decided Not To Die" from Australia, Andreas Hykade's "R...

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    Reuters: 9/11 documentary director wants truth to prevail

    The director of a new documentary on September 11 fears that two upcoming Hollywood dramatizations of the World Trade Center attacks may eclipse her project. "I hope the truth does not get lost amongst the fiction," Linda Ellman, a former NBC News producer, who made her film directorial debut with "On Native Soil," told Reuters. Ellman's goal with [the film], airing next month on cable channel Court TV, was to stay true to the 9/11 Commission Report -- the government's account of the suicide hijackings that killed about 3,000 people -- and present an historically accurate version of events as they unfolded, almost in real time. Sue Zeidler re...

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    H'Wood Reporter: Sayles has ear for '50s music drama

    John Sayles will direct "Honeydripper," a period musical drama starring Danny Glover, blues guitarist Keb' Mo', R&B icon Ruth Brown and Gary Clark Jr., a Texas blues guitarist. Set in 1950s Alabama, Sayles' original script centers on Tyrone (Glover), owner of the Honeydripper juke joint. When busine...

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    Six Musicians Named for 2006 Sundance Institute Composers Lab

    The Sundance Institute announced its six musicians selected for the 9th annual Sundance Institute Composers Lab, which runs from July 25 until August 10 in Sundance, Utah. This year's Lab Fellows include: Terry Dame, Viktor Krauss, Jessica Lurie, Craig Richey, Hahn Rowe and Martin St-Pierre. During this two-week intensive lab, the group will participate in workshops and creative exercises under the guidance of leading film composers and film music professionals. At the Labs, the Composers Lab participants also collaborate with filmmakers from the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program as well as the Sundance Documentary Program to explor...

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    Jerusalem Film Festival Pushes Ahead Despite War

    On July 6, as the 23rd edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival commenced, the Israeli military was destroying Gaza's infrastructure to avenge the kidnapping of a soldier by Hamas militants -- Soldiers are sacred in Israel, not to mention the blow to the national ego. By the time the fest ended on Jul...

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    Hollywood Studio Changes Lead to Layoffs and Concern in Tinseltown

    In the Los Angeles Times today, Claudia Eller and Richard Verrier report on a wave of growing concern in Hollywood in the wake of changes at a number of studios, Disney being the latest. Citing restructuring, consolidation, and layoffs at MGM, Dreamworks, and Revolution Studios, they indicated:Disne...

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    "Goodbye" Leads List of Indian Films Set For Toronto '06

    Karan Johar's "Never Say Goodbye" is among the new films from India that will debut at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival. The gala presentation at this year's fest is described as, "a passionate, sweeping love story that captures India's biggest stars and foremost talent with charm and sophistication. With New York as its backdrop, the film tackles the bonds of marriage with delightful touches of humor and grand le aps into romance." The film, from Dharma Productions, is distributed in North America by Yash Raj Films. Fest organizers also unveiled a group of other Indian titles set to screen at the fest, including Kabir Bhan's "K...

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