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Palo Alto International Film Festival and more

From: Glenn N
Sent on: Monday, September 24, 2012 9:22 AM

=========== Film festival this weekend ==========

This coming weekend is the Palo Alto International Film Festival. I have not scheduled any events for our group for this festival, but other film meetups do have events. However, film festivals are great to attend, but not so easy to make into a group event.

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=========== Films on YouTube ================

Filmspotting recently completed a marathon on "contemporary Iranian cinema".

Top choice for Adam is "The Mirror". In fact he said that in seven years of doing Filmspotting, this was one of his very top discoveries, a film that makes doing the show one of his great pleasures. He then mentioned that it quickly became unavailable on Netflix after their review (due to popularity).

But it is available FREE on YouTube. Indeed it is, but so hard to find. There are so many intriguing little videos with the word mirror in their description. Once I added the director's name, Panahi, I was able to find it. Search for "the mirror panahi". I wonder what other gems are on YouTube?

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