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Fatih Akin, François Ozon films among first Berlin Competition titles

Fatih Akin, François Ozon films among first Berlin Competition titles
Nine titles announced for Berlinale, which runs Feb 7-17.

The first films have been announced for the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival Competition and Berlinale Special sections.

The Competition line-up includes new films by Fatih Akin (The Golden Glove), François Ozon (By the Grace of God) and Denis Côté (Ghost Town Anthology).

The other three films in the strand are Marie Kreutzer’s The Ground Beneath My Feet, Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, but and Emin Alper’s A Tale of Three Sisters. All are world premieres except By the Grace Of God which is an international premiere.

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Berlin Film Fest Competition: François Ozon, Fatih Akin In Lineup; Charles Ferguson ‘Watergate’ Doc Gets Special Screening

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Berlin Film Fest Competition: François Ozon, Fatih Akin In Lineup; Charles Ferguson ‘Watergate’ Doc Gets Special Screening
The Berlin Film Festival has revealed the first wave of titles for its competition lineup, including new films from François Ozon, Marie Kreutzer, Denis Côté and Fatih Akin. Charles Ferguson’s Watergate documentary is among the Berlinale Special titles.

The first nine Competition and Berlinale Special films were revealed today, alongside the previously announced opening film, The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig.

Festival favourites Akin (In The Fade) and Ozon (In The House) return with German-language thriller The Golden Glove and French-language drama By The Grace Of God, respectively. The former follows a serial killer who strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s. The latter looks at a real-life case of sexual abuses allegedly committed by a French priest in the late 1980s. Oscar-winner Ferguson (Inside Job) will present anticipated 260-minute feature doc Watergate, which is sure to draw plenty of contemporary parallels.
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Unedited ABC Miniseries ‘Path To 9/11′ Finally Seeing Light Of Day

The think tank American Freedom Alliance said today it will screen the full unedited version of the 2006 ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11 on Sunday, Sept. 11, the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The group bills the event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City as the first time the unedited version will be shown, after ABC trimmed about a minute of footage ahead of its original broadcast airing — a move the mini’s writer-producer Cyrus Nowrasteh said was due to political pressure from Democrats who disputed the facts portrayed in the script, which was critical of President Bill Clinton for not killing Osama bin Laden when given the opportunity in 1998. (ABC advertised that the mini was based on the 9/11 Commission report, but commission member Richard Ben-Veniste and the Clinton Administration were among those that disputed its version of events). That same pressure, Nowrasteh has claimed many times since, has delayed the
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'American Faust' debuts tonight at the Starz FilmCenter in Denver

Are you looking for something to do tonight? How about taking in the controversial film from director Sebastian Doggart, American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi?

The film is beginning its theatrical run at the Starz FilmCenter in Denver. Alan Gilbert, one of Ms. Rice's professors from Denver University, will be holding a Q&A following the 7:20pm show tonight, Jan. 22.

American Faust's limited engagement ends on Jan. 28.

The film debuted at the Denver Film Festival in November.

For more information and tickets, check out the Denver Film Society and the official site.

American Faust overturns the popular misconception of Rice as a yes-woman to President Bush to reveal her as his most enduring confidante – and thus responsible for much of the Bush legacy. Through a political, biographical documentary, the film tells a Faustian story of a woman whose hubris tempted her into a pursuit of power that destroyed her
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