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Friday, March 30, 2007

Heddy Honigmann Receives Honors at Upcoming Festivals
We are please to announce that Heddy Honigmann will be receiving Hot Docs' Outstanding Achievement Award and San Francisco Film Society will bestow its Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award during their April festivals. Both awards are for exceptional, lifelong achievement in documentary. We have launched a new web page about Honigmann in our Featured Filmmakers section where you can read about her life and career, called by Karen Cooper, Director of Film Forum in New York, "one of the most brilliant documentarians working today."

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Announcing More Site Updates
Responding to our recent website user survey, we are pleased to announce that copyright and release date information is now listed on a film's title page, along with the running time and pricing information. To see it in action, go to a film page, like JUDITH BUTLER, and scroll to it.

We have also updated our e-cards. Want to let a friend know about one of our films? If we have an e-card available, you will find it under a film's "Related Links" or you can just go to the e-card gallery to browse. Enjoy!


Monday, March 26, 2007

Get Press Kits Faster!
A big thanks to all who participated in our recent website survey! We received great feedback and are working to incorporate suggestions from our site users. To help you locate a title’s press kit faster, if one is available, you can now find a link to it under “Related Links” on the film’s main page. Check out NOTES ON MARIE MENKEN, one of our new releases, to see the new link in action.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

ANGRY MONK Opens at Rubin Museum of Art
This 2006 selection from the Sundance Film Festival traces the life and impact of errant monk Gendun Choephel (1903-1951), who left Tibetan monastic life in 1934 and traveled in search of alternatives to the traditions of his homeland. ANGRY MONK: Reflections on Tibet begins a limited engagement on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 7:00 PM at New York City’s Rubin Museum of Art. The opening screening will be followed by a discussion with director Luc Schaedler, Gehlek Rimpoche, and Prof. Donald Lopez, moderated by James Sheehan, publisher and editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Upcoming Screenings at the AAS Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies is coming up from March 22-25 in Boston. We are pleased to announce that five titles from our catalog will be screening at the conference on Saturday, March 24 in the Brandeis Room (3rd Floor) of the Boston Marriott Copley Place starting at 9 AM. THEY CHOSE CHINA, INSIDE OUT and SHIGERU BAN are scheduled and WANDERING SOULS and ANGRY MONK are available by request for viewing. Download a copy of the full screening schedule from the AAS website.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

BLOCKADE Opens at Film Forum
Two award-winning films will premiere at New York City's Film Forum on March 14, 2007. Both films use found footage and photographs to reconstruct the World War II experience in Russia. Called “Absorbing... poignant viewing!” by Variety, BLOCKADE (2005, 52 min.) reconstructs the siege of Leningrad in 1941 as life turns to death in the city's streets when no supplies can move into the country. On the other side of the battle, a German soldier chronicles his daily life as a soldier in the Nazi army as they invade Russia. AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER (2004, 26 min.) is the life of one soldier captured in his personal diaries and photos. Tickets are available online beginning March 7 at

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