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Monday, January 29, 2007

HotHouse Wins Award at Sundance 2007
The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah came to a close yesterday with an Awards Ceremony where HOTHOUSE by Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dohan received a Special Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary Competition! The film goes inside Israel’s highest security facilities to witness everyday life of the nearly ten thousand Palestinian "security prisoners." World Cinema Documentary Competition jurors were Raoul Peck, Juan Carlos Rulfo, and Elizabeth Weatherford.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

New Middle East Catalog Available Online
Can’t wait for your catalog in the mail? We are pleased to bring you the new Middle East catalog online and an updated subject page. The new catalog includes IRAN: A CINEMATOGRAPHIC REVOLUTION, a survey of Iranian cinema history called “dazzling” by Thom Powers of the Toronto International Film Festival where it screened in 2006. Other recent Middle East additions include HOTHOUSE, selected for Sundance 2007, and THE BIBLE UNEARTHED, a four-part series based on the best-selling book The Bible Revealed which examines archaeological evidence against Biblical stories. Download your copy now.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

New Cultural Anthropology Subject List
Anthropology is a broad field of study so to help you navigate to appropriate First Run/Icarus Films quickly, we are pleased to launch a new Cultural Anthropology subject page. Titles from the cultural anthropology collection include ARAB DIARIES, a five-part series focusing on the milestones of life, like marriage and work, of Arab individuals from various countries and notable for providing perspectives from Arab women; the classic CHRONICLES OF A SUMMER from filmmaking legends Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, who explored the lives of Parisians during the summer of 1960 while war raged in Algeria in one of the early cinema verité films; and from our new releases, EVERYTHING’S FINE, the story of Seydou Konaté, the only doctor for 40,000 people in Southern Mali, offering revealing insights into the challenges of health care in Africa today. Check out the new Cultural Anthropology section.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

US Premiere of NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN in NYC, Feb. 9!
NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN tells the story of this legendary artist (1909—1970), a Lithuanian immigrant who became one of New York's outstanding underground experimental filmmakers of the 1940’s through the 1960’s, inspiring artists such as Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, Kenneth Anger and Gerard Malanga. The film will kick off a series celebrating this avant-garde pioneer at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City from February 9 – 18, 2007.

Variety calls the film "a handsome tribute," NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN features interviews with the filmmaker’s friends, relatives and colleagues, as they discuss her distinctive film technique, artistic struggle and personal life, and provide colorful reminiscences of both Menken and the New York art scene of the era. Composer and musician John Zorn contributes a wonderful film score for this revealing documentary.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

on 2006 Top Ten Lists
OUR DAILY BREAD has been selected to many film critics' top ten lists around the country. The New York Times' lead critic Manohla Dargis named it one of the best films of the year, non-fiction or fiction.

OUR DAILY BREAD is also #2 on the Best Documentary List on the 2006 indieWIRE film critics' poll,
where Chris Marker's latest THE CASE OF THE GRINNING CAT is #5. 107 critics participated in the first indieWIRE Critics Poll, which is the successor to The Village Voice's Annual Poll.

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