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  1. Jerusalema (South Africa)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    A former director of music videos for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Faith No More, writer-director Ralph Ziman explores the rise of criminal kingpin Lucky Kunene in his third feature.Read more

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  2. The Color of Fame (Venezuela)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    It took writer-director Alejandro Palacios more than seven years to complete this film about a young couple on the verge of being evicted from their apartment, but intent on winning a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest.Read more

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  3. Departures (Japan)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    Yojiro Takita looks at life, death and forgiveness through the work of a man who accidentally falls into the job of "nokanshi," one who ceremonially prepares corpses for encoffining.Read more

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  4. Mark Kimball tapped for AMPAS honor

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    Mark Kimball, a computer scientist and motion picture technologist, has been voted to receive the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Read more

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  5. Tony Manero (Chile)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    Writer-director Pablo Larrain's searing film follows a sad-sack dancer-turned-murderer who chases a dream of emulating his "Saturday Night Fever" hero during the repressive Pinochet regime.Read more

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  6. Mermaid (Russia)

    7:49 pm 1/7/2009

    A young woman lives in a world of her own making after she decides to stop speaking in this bittersweet, whimsical tale from writer-director Anna Melikyan.Read more

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  7. Rich Freeman cracks Code

    7:43 pm 1/7/2009

    Veteran lit agent Rich Freeman has joined Code Entertainment's management division, coming aboard as a partner alongside Rick Berg and Larry Kennar.Read more

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  8. A positive spin to the slump of DVD

    5:54 pm 1/7/2009

    DVD revenue in the U.S. was off 8% in 2008, but a new research report projects it's only a matter of time before Blu-ray begins to compensate for declining returns from traditional discs.Read more

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  9. 'New Moon' for Taylor Lautner

    5:46 pm 1/7/2009

    After much speculation and consternation among online fans of "Twilight," Summit and director Chris Weitz said Wednesday they will bring back Taylor Lautner to play the werewolf Jacob Black in "Twilight" sequel "New Moon."Read more

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  10. Santa Barbara tells 'Truth'

    5:37 pm 1/7/2009

    The 24th edition of the Santa Barbara Film Festival will kick off Jan. 22 at the Arlington Theatre with Rod Lurie's political thriller "Nothing but the Truth," starring Kate Beckinsale.Read more

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