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    Dispatch From Brazil: Short Films In Abundance at Sao Paulo's Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metra

    "A long life for Brazilian cinema!" was the ironic cheer of the night at the opening of the 16th Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de Sao Paulo, the largest short film festival in Latin America. Despite being an invitation-only event, the theater was so full on opening night that guests fil...

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    The Classic American Tragedy of Bennett Miller's "Capote"...And It's True

    In his austere, remarkably confident first dramatic feature, "Capote," Bennett Miller tackles the biopic from a fresh angle. Instead of tracing the standard soup-to-nuts arc, he and writer Dan Futterman zero in on the six year period Truman Capote devoted to researching "In Cold Blood," the pioneeri...

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    7th Art On Board WIth Breast Cancer Doc

    Udy Epstein's 7th Art Releasing has signed on to executive produce and distribute Linda Pattillo's "The Breast Cancer Diaries" featuring former NBC affiliate anchor Ann Murray Page's battle with the disease. Epstein closed the deal at the IFP Market last week in New York. Pattillo is a former ABC TV...

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    AFP: Fellini's erotic drawings a crowdpuller in Austria

    Erotic drawings by Italian film director Federico Fellini showing his unusual taste in women are proving popular with art lovers in Austria, where an exhibition opened this month. A gallery in Krems, north Austria, has seen great interest in its "Erotomachia" exhibition, which assembles 29 erotic dr...

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    Hollywood Reporter: Hong Kong, Palestine, Mexico select Oscar contenders

    "Perhaps Love," the first Chinese musical made in more than three decades, is Hong Kong's official submission in the foreign language film category for next year's Academy Awards. Meanwhile, "Paradise Now," which deals with two potential suicide bombers who plan an attack on Tel Aviv, was chosen by ...

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    Atom and Intel Partner on Indie Film Contest

    More than $45,000 in cash and prizes are being offered to the winners of the new AtomFilms and Intel independent film contest. Entries are being accepted online with the criteria being, in the words of the announcement asking entrants, "to create films that imagine what they would do with a magic wa...

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    Fifty Festival Favs Slated for Reykjavik Fest; Kiarostami Spotlighted

    The Reykjavik International Film Festival, opening Thursday, is offering a lineup of 50 films from around the globe that will screen in the Icleandic capital through to October 9. Eight categories are slated for this year's festival, with the main one dubbed, "Open Sea," comprising films that have a...

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    "History of Violence" Blasts Specialty Box office; "Occupation: Dreamland" Invades

    New Line rolled out David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" in over a dozen theaters last weekend, wrestling the premiere position on the indieWIRE BOT's list of specialty releases, ranked on a per screen basis. Fox Searchlight's "Separate Lies" took the chart's second position, while last week's...

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    "Bluma", "Mantis", "China" Take Top Prizes at Palm Springs Shorts Fest

    The Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and Short Film Market concluded on September 26, with the "Best of Festival Award" - accompanied by a cash prize of $2,000 - going to American filmmaker Benjamin Ross' "Torte Bluma," about the relationship between a German commandant and the Jew...

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    AP: Scorsese Attends Film Center Inauguration

    Directors Martin Scorsese and Wong Kar-Wai joined hundreds of film buffs at the inauguration of a new home for La Cinematheque Francaise film center. The center moved Monday into a stylish building designed by Frank Gehry in eastern Paris, ending a two-decade hunt for a new location. The center was ...

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