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  1. Michael Cimino to Be Honored at Venice Film Festival

    11:46 am 8/10/2012

    The 73-year-old director will also oversee a screening of a restored version of "Heaven's Gate" which will return to Venice 30 years after it first screened there.Read more

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  2. 'The Master' Added to Venice Competition Lineup

    11:54 am 8/7/2012

    Paul Thomas Anderson's cult religious drama will be the surprise selection; for the past seven years, the surprise film was from Asia. Read more

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  3. Spike Lee to Receive Venice's 'Glory to the Filmmaker' Honor

    6:17 am 8/3/2012

    The award and the screening of the documentary "Bad 25" will represent Lee's 9th trip to the Venice Lido in an official capacity.Read more

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  4. Iran Mulling Possible Boycott of Venice Film Festival (Report)

    8:13 am 7/31/2012

    The official reason is a protest against the EU's oil sanctions. But speculation is that a boycott could center on Kianoosh Ayari's refusal to censor his film.Read more

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  5. Italy's 'Quality Screens' Organization to Award New Italy-Only Prize in Venice

    5:58 am 7/30/2012

    The new prize, the Quality Screens Award, will be open to any of the festival's official sections or autonomous sidebarsRead more

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  6. De Palma, Malick and Bellocchio Headline Slimmer Venice Competition Lineup

    4:31 am 7/26/2012

    UPDATE: The 60-film official selection includes 20 entries from female directors and out-of-competition selections from Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee and Robert Redford.Read more

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  7. Venice to Unveil New Opening Sequence from Simone Massi

    7:56 am 7/25/2012

    The 30-second sequence, changed for the first time since 2008, will screen ahead of all films in the official selection.Read more

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  8. Venice Days, Critics' Week Sidebars Announce Lineups

    12:39 pm 7/24/2012

    The Venice Film Festival's two autonomous sidebars announce world premiere-heavy lineups featuring many projects from female directors.Read more

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  9. Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Named Venice's Opening Film

    6:22 am 7/22/2012

    UPDATED: The film, starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber and Martin Donovan, is Nair's fifth to screen on the Venice Lido, but the first to open the storied festival. Read more

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