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    DAILY NEWS: Danielsen to Join Edinburgh; Two Landmark Vets Return

    DAILY NEWS: Danielsen to Join Edinburgh; Two Landmark Vets Returnby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE>>Danielsen to Replace Francke in Edinburgh(indieWIRE/05.29.01) -- Critic, columnist and programmer Shane Danielsen hasbeen tapped to serve as the new Artistic Director of the EdinburghInternational Film Festival. Danielsen will replace Lizze Francke whoannounced that she will be leaving the post after this year's Festival.Shane Danielsen, who has served as a program advisor for the ICA in Londonand a guest programmer at the Melbourne International Film Festival and theSmithsonian, also programmed the Max Ophuls retrospective at last year'sEdinburgh...

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    DAILY NEWS UPDATE: Polanski Wins Palme d'Or as 55th Festival de Cannes Closes

    DAILY NEWS UPDATE: Polanski Wins Palme d'Or as 55th Festival de Cannes Closesby indieWIRE

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    REVIEW: On "The Road Home," Zhang Yimou Returns to Form

    REVIEW: On "The Road Home," Zhang Yimou Returns to Formby G. Allen Johnson[EDITOR'S NOTE: G. Allen Johnson reviewed "The Road Home" at its Berlin debut for indieWIRE. The film will open this weekend in New York and Los Angeles.]Like a collapsed star that goes supernova, "The Road Home" compressesdirector Zhang Yimou's deepest thoughts -- concerning his own midlifeand mid-career crises, and worries about the moral direction of China --and allows them to burst forth in an explosion of colorful, honestemotion. Made back-to-back with "Not One Less," which co-won the topprize at Venice, "The Road Home" may well have completed one of thegreatest ...

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    INTERVIEW: Girls 'Hood; Realist Jim McKay Returns with "Our Song"

    INTERVIEW: Girls 'Hood; Realist Jim McKay Returns with "Our Song"

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    DAILY NEWS *UPDATE*: Landmark Execs Return; R&B FM Plans; and "Our Song" Party

    DAILY NEWS *UPDATE*: Landmark Execs Return; R&B FM Plans; and "Our Song" Partyby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>>Richardson & Manzari Return to Landmark Theaters(indieWIRE/05.25.01) -- Landmark Theaters has confirmed that it waspurchased by Oaktree Capital Management, LLC, and that former Landmarkexecutives Paul Richardson and Bert Manzari will return to the company with the goal of getting the specialized film exhibition chain out of bankruptcy.Richardson will serve as President & CEO and Manzari will become ExecutiveVice-President -- the two will guide Landmark Theaters' 166 specialtyscreens and Silver Cinemas' 150 discount sc...

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    FESTIVALS: Philly Stakes on Expanded Event; Under New Auspices, PFWC Bigger and Better

    FESTIVALS: Philly Stakes on Expanded Event; Under New Auspices, PFWC Bigger and Better

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    DAILY NEWS: New ITVS Chief; IFP/West Lab; Godard and Manhattan

    DAILY NEWS: New ITVS Chief; IFP/West Lab; Godard and Manhattanby Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE>> Fifer to Leave BAVC to Lead ITVS(indieWIRE/05.24.01) -- ITVS has completed its search for a new Executive Director, naming Sally Jo Fifer as the new head of the public televisionproduction organization. Fifer is well known in the San Francisco filmcommunity as the head of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), anorganization that she has lead since 1992. She will join ITVS in August,succeeding James T. Yee who passed away in March."Building on ITVS's 10 years of extraordinary leadership bringing new voicesto public television, I am tr...

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    CANNES 2001: indieWIRE Critics Scorecard

    CANNES 2001: indieWIRE Critics Scorecard

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    FESTIVALS: Cannes Con; Moretti Mambos His Way To Victory

    FESTIVALS: Cannes Con; Moretti Mambos His Way To Victory

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    CANNES 2001: Biz Buzz -- Considering Deal-making on the Rivera

    CANNES 2001: Biz Buzz -- Considering Deal-making on the Riveraby Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE(indieWIRE/05.23.01) -- Miramax's deal for "Tears of the Black Tiger" andParamount Classics' pact for Cannes closer "Les Ames Fortes" were among the headline grabbing deals signed in Cannes this year, not to mention numerouslate-Festival pacts by Sony Pictures Classics. But ask executives for theirtake on the biz side of the Cannes Film Festival and you'll get as wide arange of opinions as you do when you ask about the quality of the filmsthemselves. Interviewed yesterday as they began settling back into theiroffices after two weeks of moviegoing on the...

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