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    "Monsters," "Station" and "Blues" Named Top Board of Review Picks

    by Eugene HernandezThree 1998 Sundance Film Festival debuts were recognized as top films bythe National Board of Review earlier this week. Bill Condon's "Gods &Monsters" was named the best film of 1998 , while Walter Salles' "CentralStation" won the Best Foreign Language Film Award and Barbara Koppel's"Wild Man Blues" took the Best Documentary prize. Steven Spielberg's"Saving Private Ryan" was the runner up to "Monsters" on the Board's topten list and Shekar Kapur won the Best Director award for "Elizabeth,"which ranked third on the list.Ian McKellen was awarded the Best Actor award for his leading role in "Gods& Monsters," while Fernanda M...

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    "Hallelujah!" Activist Catherine Gund Delivers Ron Athey to the Screen

    "Hallelujah!" Activist Catherine Gund Delivers Ron Athey tothe Screen

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    Irreconcilable Differences: "Divorce Iranian Style"

    Irreconcilable Differences: "Divorce Iranian Style"

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    European Film Institute Takes Fests on a Trip with TRANSFEST

    European Film Institute Takes Fests on a Trip with TRANSFEST

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    London Fog -- Fest Disappoints Amidst Rising Market Tide

    London Fog -- Fest Disappoints Amidst Rising Market Tide

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    Grauman's Egyptian Theater Reopens

    by Stephen GarrettLast Friday night Hollywood Boulevard sparkled with some of its oldglamour when the American Cinematheque reopened the long-shutteredGrauman's Egyptian Theater as a $13 million state-of-the-art filmcomplex. The star-studded event, sponsored by Paramount Pictures,brought out the industry's biggest movie fans, from film historianLeonard Maltin to Tinseltown deity Charlton Heston, for the 75thanniversary screening of Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 "The Ten Commandments,"on the very day and date the film first premiered in that same theater.Accompanying the screening was conductor Gillian Anderson and a 15-pieceorchestra playing the r...

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    NY Expo Winners; New President Elected for Vienna Film Fest

    NY Expo Winners; New President Elected for Vienna Film Fest

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    1999 Rotterdam Film Festival Reveals Initial Main Program Screenings, Filmmaker Focus, and Exploding

    1999 Rotterdam Film Festival Reveals Initial Main ProgramScreenings, Filmmaker Focus, and Exploding Cinema Plans

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    Filmmakers Alliance Fires Up Some Serious Filmmaking

    By Rebecca SonnenshineFor all those cynics in the Los Angeles independent film community whocontinue to lament the decline of a "real" arena for independentfilmmaking, I've got some news for you: it's alive and well and in yourown backyard. Filmmakers Alliance, an independent film collective, ismoving into the 21st century, boldly going where no independent filmorganization has gone before. IFP West may get all the glory with itsSpirit Awards and high-priced seminars and screenings, but if you'reserious about making films, you may want to look into thisquickly-rising alliance of aspiring and well-on-their-way filmmakers.About five years ago...

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    Red Sky Nabs "Cabiria" For Canada; Sony Launches New Division for Mid-Level Pics; Winners Of MIFF An

    Compiled by Mark Rabinowitz>> New "Nights of Cabiria" Hits Canadian Screens

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