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2010-03-06 01:05:00

LOS ANGELES, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to Precious and Crazy Heart at this evening's 25th Spirit Awards. (500) Days of Summer, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, An Education, Humpday, The Messenger, and A Serious Man also received awards at the milestone ceremony, held at LA Live's event deck in downtown Los Angeles and broadcast live and uncut on IFC....

2009-02-21 20:58:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wrestler, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Milk shared top category honors at the 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards, making the highly anticipated annual event into a celebration of the diverse films that captured the public's attention this year. The Visitor, Frozen River, In Search of a Midnight Kiss, Man on Wire, The Class and Synecdoche, New York also received awards at the event. The 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards was held Saturday,...

2006-01-27 20:41:36

By Bob Tourtellotte PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - The Sundance Film Festival on Friday headed toward the showing of its first closing night film, the gritty drug-dealing drama "Alpha Dog," starring pop idol Justin Timberlake as a good guy whose life goes horribly wrong. Timberlake, who is better known to the public for his singing and romance with actress Cameron Diaz than his acting, says it is the perfect movie to end the festival because it "tackles real issues in a real way."...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'