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Screening Gotham: Klores Back to Sundance?

Today's movie news of note from around New York:

--Page Six reports that mega-flack and documentary dabbler Dan Klores (right) is heading to Sundance with his latest film, Crazy Love. The picture looks at the obsessive relationship between Burt Pugach and Linda Riss, a pair of New Yorkers whose affair "dominated headlines in the late 1950s." Certainly, the festival must be overjoyed that its highest-powered filmmakers are strutting around the pre-selection announcement gag order, but really -- what's a day or two's advance word between gossip titans?

--What? Page Six again? A Bronx Tale star and accused murder accomplice Lillo Brancato is reported to be back in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, while Robert Altman evidently claimed just before his death to have invented dog tattooing in the 1950s. Only in New York, kids.

--Speaking of Altman, Filmbrain features a "teeth-gritting" eavesdropping episode for the ages. Sample quotes: "The Gingerbread Man is his true masterpiece. This is auteurism in action!" Yeah, I mean, jeez. Fucking plebes. It's nowhere near the par of Pret a Porter.

--Finally, Roger Friedman must be outsourcing his column these days -- entire paragraphs of it make sense. To wit, from today's item about the Independent Spirit Awards: "The best award is definitely for David Lynch and his star Laura Dern. They're getting the 'Special Distinction Award' for making Inland Empire, one of the worst, most self- indulgent pieces of junk ever to be shown to an audience. Cool." No, Roger -- you're cool.

(Photo: WireImage)

Posted at November 29, 2006 8:04 AM

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