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Daily Briefing. Rivette, Shirley Clarke, German Film Awards

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The New York Times runs two must-reads this weekend. With Jacques Rivette's Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) opening at Film Forum on Friday, Dennis Lim writes, "It's not just that the film holds up to repeat viewings; its very point is its seemingly infinite repeatability, its mysterious capacity to surprise both first-time viewers and those who know it as well as a magician reciting an incantation." He goes on to consider Céline within the context of Rivette's oeuvre and its lasting impact on filmmakers as diverse as Susan Seidelman and David Lynch.

"Shirley Clarke is one of the great undertold stories of American independent cinema," writes Manohla Dargis at the top of piece on Milestone Films' multi-year project to restore and revive interest in Clarke's work. The Connection (1962) opens Friday at the IFC Center and soon to follow will be theatrical and DVD releases of Robert Frost: A
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Michelangelo Frammartino's Top Ten Films List

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile (read here), we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten list of favorite films. This month we profile Michelangelo Frammartino. His award-winning film, Le Quattro Volte was among our top three back on the Croisette and it receives a theatrical release via Lorber Films -- beginning in Gotham's Film Forum and then expanding into other markets in North America commencing this weekend. Again we tried our best to translate from Michelangelo's native tongue. Here are his Top 10 Films of All Time (as of April 2011). Aurora - Cristi Puiu (2010) "The most extraordinary leadership skills in working with actors that I've ever seen." The Mouth of the Wolf (La bocca del lupo) - Pietro Marcello (2009) "A great Italian talent that everyone should know." Damnation
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