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    The Buzz from Park City, 1/23/99

    Park City Buzz: "Spaceman" Altman Kicks Off Sundance in Salt Lake

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    indieWIRE's Senior Editorial Staff Best of '99 Picks

    by indieWIREThe goal of this series of lists is to give you the reader a small glimpse into what makes some of us at indieWIRE tick, film-wise. Some of the trends and stats highlighted in this year's lists are the rise of digital films, a bumper crop of foreign films and (I know this might get me excoriated by the indie-rati) a better than usual group of studio product, with films such as Stephen Soderbergh's "Out of Sight," Warren Beatty's "Bulworth," Alex Proyas' "Dark City," Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan," Terrence Malick's "A Thin Red Line," Bryan Singer's "Apt Pupil" and Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" embodying a degree of independe...

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    fXM Shorts Got Reason

    By Stephen GarrettStarting February 1st, fXM: Movies from Fox will debut a new short filmat the beginning of each month, culled from a growing library of shortsthe nascent cable network has produced in-house since 1997. The firstfilm to premiere, Eugenia Ives' "Ladies Room," will also playtheatrically at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, before screenings ofthe feature "Tumbleweeds," as well as this month's Seattle Women inCinema Film Festival.A 5-minute comedy about a bunch of women peeing, "Ladies Room" marks thethird straight year that fXM shorts have been represented at Sundance,following last year's "Phil Touches Flo," directed by David ...

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    Leaks of Berlin Line-Up

    Leaks of Berlin Line-Up

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    Adrienne Shelly, Part Deux; Kurosawa Beyond The Grave; Punching The Clown

    The Grave; Punching The Clown

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    Next Wave Launches Digital Feature Arm

    by Eugene HernandezNext Wave Films, the finishing funds company formed by the Independent FilmChannel, has announced the establishment of a production arm that will makefeature films on digital video. Dubbed "Agenda 2000," the division is poised tofinance and produce digital features for "wide release" according to a companystatement.The move by Next Wave is consistent with company President Peter Broderick'sincreasing focus on digital filmmaking. Broderick, along with Next WaversTara Veneruso and Mark Stolaroff have been on the festival and event circuitproclaiming the benefits of making movies digitally on low budgets. Accordingto the co...

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    Anand Tucker and Rachel Griffiths Tell All About "Hilary and Jackie"

    Anand Tucker and Rachel Griffiths Tell All About "Hilary and Jackie"

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    Construction Village, Part I: Debris and Debacle

    by Mark J. HuismanFilmmaker Catherine Gund arrived at Cinema Village on Friday, December11 full of anticipation, her distributor, Sande Zeig of Artistic LicenseFilms, in tow. Gund's documentary, "Hallelujah: Ron Athey, A Story ofDeliverance," was finally opening after its debut date had been pushedback four times -- almost an entire month -- due to renovation delays atthe venerable theater, one of the last remaining independently-owned arthouses in New York City.Cinema Village had been closed since late last summer, when its longtimemanager, Ed Arentz, decided to turn the single-screen house into athree-screen mini-plex. Arentz hoped to re...

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    Greengrass Uplifts "Theory of Flight" with Branagh and Carter

    Greengrass Uplifts "Theory of Flight" with Branagh andCarter

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