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Berlin 07: Some Pix For Starters

Well, I’m 5 days into the Berlinale and I’ve seen 10 films, putting my cume for the trip at 33. I doubt I am going to make my stated goal of 50, alas. There’s just too much to do here in Berlin to make seeing 4 or 5 films a day possible, unless that’s all you do and well, even with my newfound responsibility, I gotta be me!

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indieWIRE’s editor in chief Eugene Hernandez, publicist Gary Springer and Berlinale competition filmmkaer Ryan Eslinger chill at the Norwegian Film Institute party on Saturday night. Eslinger’s film When A Man Falls in the Forest premiered this morning.

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High Tech Berlinale Help – My Daily Planner

On the upper right hand side of the Berlinale web site’s home page is a nifty little tool called the Daily Planner. With this little bugger (once you’re registered, a free and easy process) you can browse the press and public screenings and with the click of a mouse, load the screening into your personal schedule.
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Give it a try, it’s brilliant!

IFFR Review: Cocaine Angel

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So my Rotterdam experience is over and tomorrow begins the Berlinale. For those who’ve read my indieWIRE article on the subject, you’ll know it was somewhat of a mixed bag for me but there were definitely some gems to be found amongst the costume jewels and Michael Tully‘s Cocaine Angel is one such film. You see, I was nervous as hell going in to the screening since Tully and I are friends and the last thing one wants to do is lie to a friend about their film. Thank god I didn’t have to.

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Ain’t Typos Grand? – Countdown To The Berlinale


I’m preparing to attend my favorite film festival in the world, the Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale as it is known and I starting the process of selecting press screenings and familiarizing myself with the massive event. While performing this task which may sound like drudgery to a layperson but to me and my fellow film festival nomads it’s a perfect way to spend a few hours. The catalog of the Berlinale is, I am almost sure, the largest in the world and is printed in three languages, to boot. So of course there are going to be typos and translation goofs and normally I wouldn’t poke fun at them, but I just had to point these two out, as they’re just too funny to ignore.
First of all, in the description of Katharina Otto-Bernstein’s documentary about avant garde theatre giant Robert Wilson, see if you can pick out the incorrect job description in the following grouping:

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