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    National Geographic to Showcase Indigenous and Minority-Culture Film at All Roads Film Festival in D

    The work of indigenous and other "under-represented minority-culture filmmakers and photographers from around the world will be heralded at the upcoming All Roads Film Festival, taking place in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles beginning in September. The four-day multimedia event will feature four e...

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    29 Docs Set So Far for '05 Toronto International Film Fest

    With less than a month to go before the 30th Toronto International Film Festival kicks off, organizers announced 29 documentaries to be included in the festival lineup. Among them are 13 world, two international and five North American premieres from 16 countries. Highlights include the world premie...

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    Edinburgh Festival Preview; New Film MBA Program; "Scenes of a Sexual Nature"

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival will kick off its 12-day event on August 17 with a particularly strong program of British film this year. EIFF Artistic Director Shane Danielsen told indieWIRE, "It's a good year for British cinema to my surprise. Considering the downturn in productions beca...

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    THINKFilm Takes Rights to "Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till"

    North American rights to Keith Beauchamp's doc "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till" have been acquired by THINKFilm, U.S. theatrical head of the company Mark Urman announced Wednesday. Till's murder in Mississippi helped to usher in the American civil rights movement beginning in the 1950s. The f...

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    indieWIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: Emerging Pictures and indieWIRE Partner to Bring Undistributed Films To Citi

    [EDITORS NOTE: The following is an announcement from indieWIRE.]

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    "Broken Flowers" Romances the Specialty Box office; "2046" Debuts Smashingly

    Focus Features seems to have found a lasting relationship with Jim Jarmusch's latest effort "Broken Flowers." The film opened this weekend in over two dozen sites, raking in a very solid performance, topping the iW box office table in a weekend that saw a few high profile specialty openers. Sony Pic...

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    Sundance Winner "Down to the Bone" and San Sebastian Fav "Cautiva" Picked Up by Laemmle/Zeller Films

    Sundance 2004 award-winner "Down to the Bone" by Debra Granik has been acquired by Laemmle/Zeller Films the group announced Wednesday. Additionally, the company has also picked up rights to Argentine thriller "Cautiva" by Gastón Biraben. Laemmle/Zeller Films will open "Down to the Bone" theat...

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    Here! Plans Simultaneous Release of Margaret Cho's "Assassin" In Theaters and On TV

    Comedienne Margaret Cho's new concert film "Assassin" will be simultaneously released in theaters and on television throughout the United States, according to an announcement from here! Tuesday. Filmed in May in Washington D.C., the performance film will debut in theaters on September 2nd through a ...

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    Rhode Island Int'l Film Fest Set to Kick off 9th Edition

    The Rhode Island International Film Festival will open its festival tonight in Providence with its traditional focus on shorts. Among the films slated for the opening night program is Alec Asten's "Billy Gilman: Making of the Videos," which will have its world premiere. Gilman will be among the atte...

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    To Die From: Marcos Siega's "Pretty Persuasion"

    For all the critics lamenting the turn to all-style/no-substance MTV aesthetics, former music video veteran Marcos Siega's "Pretty Persuasion" could have done well with a stylistic shot in the arm. Producing deft, relevant social satire is tricky enough without leaden direction weighing it down, esp...

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