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Michael Moore, Others Lose WikiLeaks Founder Bail Money; Chris Dodd Gives Thumbs Up to Dems Stance On Intellectual Property: Biz Break

Michael Moore, Others Lose WikiLeaks Founder Bail Money; Chris Dodd Gives Thumbs Up to Dems Stance On Intellectual Property: Biz Break

Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, director Ben Wheatley boards a project set in the 17th century. Scott Derrickson eyes a paranormal police thriller. And the Toronto International Film Festival's Capital gets a deal.
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Alexander Payne's Film Fest Two-Fer, Luc Besson Makes a Deal: Biz Break

Alexander Payne's Film Fest Two-Fer, Luc Besson Makes a Deal: Biz Break

Also in this week-capping edition of Biz Break: Frank Langella to be honored at Nantucket, Harvey Weinstein scores laurels from UCLA, Ken Loach's latest lands Stateside, another Tribeca premiere finds a distributor, and more...
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Cannes: Ken Loach Serves Whiskey and the Working Class in Angels' Share

Cannes 2012 Ken Loach

Photo: Brian Brooks

Cannes has a soft spot for Scottish director Ken Loach. His latest film, The Angels' Share, is his eleventh film in competition and he even won the Palme d'Or for The Wind That Shakes the Barley back in 2006. His latest, a comedy — or perhaps more precisely a dramatic-comedy — is a rarity of sorts for the director who is accustomed to critical acclaim though his well-crafted films can leave audiences depressed. But The Angels' Share involves a pack of offenders hoping to turn good, a last ditch crime, and a whole lot of high brow whiskey. The story serves as one more canvas for the plight of the working class. And for this screening, Cannes used subtitles to guide audiences through the characters' thick Scottish brogue.
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