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Woody Allen’s handprints on Pawtucket walk of fame

Woody Allen.   AP FILE PHOTO

Legendary director Woody Allen has added his handprints to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but not the one in California.

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Outsiders once, indies now rule the film scene

Joel Torre, Anita Linda and Barbara Miguel. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

“We used to be outsiders, now the indies rule the scene,” remarked actor Joel Torre, one of the honorees in this year’s Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards, an annual tribute to internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmakers and actors.

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Night of independents

ANITA Linda (center) with PDI chair Marixi R. Prieto and Sen. Grace Poe (right) JILSON SECKLER TIU

Four honorees brought their moms; two others, their girlfriends; another two, their boyfriends; one, her high-school principal. Another got to meet her high-school crush at last.

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Filipinos headline 3 films nominated for Oscars

Briton Sean Ellis, second from left, writer-director of ‘Metro Manila’ - Britain’s nominee to the Oscar Awards’ best foreign language film, poses with his actors, from left, Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla and Althea Vega, prior to the premier screening at a cinema in Taguig City on October 3. AP

Filipinos get top billing in three foreign language film nominees in no less than the prestigious Academy Awards.Britain’s nominee as best foreign language film for the Oscars features an all-Filipino cast and a story that traces the sacrifices and hopes of an impoverished family from the countryside that tries its luck in the dark and squalid ghettos of Manila.

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Mendoza joins Eurasian fest jury

Brillante Mendoza. AFP FILE PHOTO

Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma. Mendoza was chosen to be part of the jury of the 9th Eurasia International Film Festival, to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sept. 16-21.

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