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    SHORTS MONTHLY: The Long Shadow of the Quay Brothers: The Maverick Animators and their Devotees

    Everyone discovers the short films of the Brothers Quay in their own unique way. I was first clued in by Terry Gilliam back in 2000. "You must know the Brothers Quay," the ex-Python proselytized. "The Quay Brothers are identical twins from Philadelphia who have lived in England for something like ...

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    "Boffo!" and "21 Up America" Bookend 2006 SilverDocs Fest

    SilverDocs 2006 will open with the East Coast premiere of Bill Couturie's "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters" on June 13 and will close June 18 with the world premiere of Christopher Quinn's "21 Up America," inspired by the critically acclaimed British series by Michael Apted. "Boffo!" executive produced by Variety's Peter Bart and publisher Charlie Koones, was suggested by Bart's upcoming book How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb and is in celebration of Variety's 100th Anniversary. The film explores the alchemy of the hit and the razor thin line between success and failure. The full SilverDocs line line up wi...

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    Genius Joins Grodfilm in Five Year Agreement

    Genius Products, Inc. has entered into an exclusive five-year distribution agreement with filmmaker Dan Grodnik's Grodfilm Corporation that gives Genius Products the first right of refusal on all future film productions, it was announced today by Genius CEO Trevor Drinkwater. Genius expects to release six to 12 films annually under the agreement, which includes home video, digital, television and theatrical distribution rights throughout North America. In addition to DVD releases, the films covered by this agreement, together with new films from the recently announced deal with Peace Arch Entertainment and the Wellspring library, give Genius ...

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    The Top Ten So Far...

    Each Monday, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the past weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. Thre...

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    After Failing To Meet Fundraising Goal, AIVF's Future Is in Question

    The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) failed to meet its goal of raising $60,000 and the organization has moved into a holding pattern, according to the non-profit organization's interim executive director Lina Srivastava. In a conversation with indieWIRE she explained, "(The or...

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    The Children's Hour: Michael Cuesta's "12 and Holding"

    Though his films tend to have an air of rawness and "brutal honesty," Michael Cuesta, judging by his first feature, "L.I.E." and his latest, "Twelve and Holding," seems more interested in creating angsty tween soap operas than surveying what it's really like to be a prepubescent. Cuesta treats the h...

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    "Candy" and "Centimeters" Bookend 18th NewFest Queer Line up

    NewFest, New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival has unveiled its 18th edition lineup featuring 230 films, including 45 features, 40 docs and 145 shorts. As previously announced the festival, taking place June 1 - 11, will open with the New York premiere of Paul Dinello's "St...

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    Seattle International Film Fest To Screen Over 400 Films During 32nd Edition

    The Seattle International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 32nd edition, which will showcase 419 feature length and short films from 60 countries during its 25-day run. The fest will take place May 25-June 18 and includes 19 world premieres, 41 North American and 22 U.S. premieres. Nei...

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    Fortissimo Gets Worldwide Rights to Weerasethakul's Latest

    Leading sales company Fortissimo Films has announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Syndromes and A Century," one of seven films commissioned by the New Crowned Hope Festival celebrating Mozart. In an announcement, the film was described as exploring, "how we remember and how our sense of happiness can be acquired by something so insignificant. The film focuses on the memories of two doctors, one male and one female, and is inspired by the filmmaker's parents before they were lovers. The two reminiscences are told over two architectural spaces, one when the filmmaker was young, and the other in contempora...

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    ThinkFilm Makes Worldwide Deal for "Off The Black"; Will Sell International Rights at Cannes Market

    James Ponsoldt's "Off The Black" has been acquired by ThinkFilm, in a worldwide rights deal announced by the company Thursday. Think will be handling international sales for the film at the Cannes market next week. A 2006 Sundance Film Festival debut, the film is described as the "coming-of-age stor...

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