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    Sundance Fest Remaining Anchored in Park City, Institute Moving to Mountain Town

    While the Sundance Film Festival recently announced a decision to expand its presence in Salt Lake City, UT, the festival will remain anchored in Park City, UT for the next 12 years. As part of a pact approved yesterday, next fall Sundance Institute will move its year-round administrative HQ from Salt Lake City to Park City. Under an agreement approved by the Park City Council last night, Sundance Institute will move into a renovated historic building at the base of the Park City Mountain Resort, according to an announcement today. The deal will also keep the Sundance Film Festival in Park City through 2018. There is also an option to renew t...

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    Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival to Spotlight 50 International Docs

    One of America's longest running documentary fests, the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival has announced the slate of its 29th edition including the New York premiere of first-time director Petr Lom's "Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgystan." The fest, which screens at New York's American Museum of Natu...

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    "Mrs. Henderson Presents" and "World's Fastest Indian" Bookend High Falls Fest

    The fifth annual High Falls Film Festival, held in Rochester, N.Y., has announced its 2005 lineup. The festival, which focuses on the achievements of women working in film and video, will feature over 50 narrative and short films and documentaries. Stephen Frears's ("Dirty Pretty Things") "Mrs. Hend...

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    Mill Valley Film Festival Inaugurates Audience Awards

    The 28th Mill Valley Film Festival wrapped up on October 16 after screening over 200 movies from 55 countries. This was the first year that the festival granted audience awards. The Audience Award for dramatic feature went to Zola Maseko's "Drum," about conditions in South Africa in the 1950s. Lisa Gay Hamilton's "Beah: A Black Woman Speaks," about the life of actress, poet and activist Beah Richards, received the Audience Award for documentary feature. Stefan Scaini's "Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story" was given the Children's FilmFest Audience Award. The British Academy of Film and Television award for short films went to "City Paradise...

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    Cronenberg, Mortensen, Bello, Hurt and Shore to Discus "Violence" at Walter Reade

    Director David Cronenberg will discuss his latest film, "A History of Violence" on November 9th at the Walter Reade Theater in Manhattan. The box office success, a New Line release, stars Viggo Mortensen as a "pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. Their lives are disrupted, however, when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else." Mortensen, Bello, Hurt and the film's composer Howard Shore will join Cronenberg in a discussi...

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    Austin Film Festival Names Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Winners

    The Austin Film Festival announced the winners of its 2005 screenplay and teleplay competitions. Readings of the winning screenplays took place during the conference; jury award winners were announced during the festival’s awards luncheon last weekend, and also received cash prizes. The winners were: "The Education of Kady," written by Connie O'Donahue (adult/family screenplay category); "Punctured," written by Karl Williams (comedy screenplay and Sci-Fi award); "Superego," written by Karl Williams (Burnt Orange award); "Lost: Darkest Before Dawn," written by Rebecca Kirsch (drama teleplay); and "Bernie Mac: To Kill a Mockingbird," written by...

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    Hollywood Film Festival Awardees

    The 9th Annual Hollywood Film Festival, which ran October 18-23, recently announced its award recipients. George Lucas's "Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith," was voted Hollywood Movie of the Year by the public through the Yahoo! Movies and Entertainment Tonight Web sites. The Hollywood World Award went to Stephen Frears's "Mrs. Henderson Presents," about a woman who opens a theater featuring nude revues. The Best Feature Film award was given to "The Chef" ("Kocken"), directed by Mats Arehn, about an 18-year-old who signs on as a merchant vessel's assistant cook. Richard Trank's "Beautiful Music," about a blind and autistic Pale...

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    NY Times: A New Life for a Has-been, a Gehry Building

    It was planned as a new headquarters for the American Center of Paris, which was founded in 1931 and had long drawn crowds to its rambling Left Bank home as a place to discover American culture and to learn English. But the dream of a dazzling image went sour. Now, thanks to the French government, t...

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    What's The Latest At Paramount Classics?

    David Poland's Movie City News says tonight, about Paramount Classics:

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    indieWIRE Presents: Greg Whiteley and "New York Doll"

    indieWIRE continues its monthly series with Apple Store - SoHo that presents indie film professionals discussing various aspects of the filmmaking process. On Friday, October 28th, Greg Whiteley, director of "New York Doll," will discuss his feature film debut which follows the ups and downs of Arthur Kane. A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, mild-mannered Arthur Kane is first introduced on the LA bus he takes most days to his job at the Family History Center library. No one would connect the shy 55-year-old in the suit and tie to Arthur "Killer" Kane, the statuesque bassist for the legendary '70s rock band, "The New York Do...

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