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  • Venice Film Review: 'Words With Gods'

    Viewers from different religious backgrounds may reach contrasting interpretations of the nine shorts that make up spiritually themed portmanteau pic "Words With Gods," but most are likely to agree on one key point: It's altogether a bit of a slog. Masterminded by Mexican writer-director Guillermo Arriaga, this chunky, festival-friendly item has commendable conceptual reach, with each individual film meditating on a particular belief system, from Islam to atheism to Aboriginal spirituality. Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi's comic fable "Sometimes Look Up" is the only standalone keeper from an omnibus that, commercially at least, hasn't much of a prayer.
  • Los Cabos Hosts North American Premiere of 'Words With Gods'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MADRID - In a coup for the fast-growing Mexican Festival, November's third Los Cabos Festival will host the North American premiere of "Words With Gods." The first part of a four-feature project, "Heartbeat of the World" and a...

    Nicole Garcia To Head Cannes' Camera d'or Jury

    PARIS -- France's Nicole Garcia, a well-regarded actress-turned-director who has worked with many of French cinemas greats, will serve as president of the Cannes Festival's Camera d'or Award jury. Created in 1978, the Camera d'or prizes the best...

    Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation

    Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation
    The tragedy that befell the Brooklyn punk group Yellow Dogs, in which several bandmates were killed, allegedly by a disgruntled fellow member of the Iranian expat music scene, came with a surprising movie connection. Yellow Dogs was featured in the...