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'Bridges of Madison County' Author Dead at 77

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Robert James Waller, best known for penning the romantic novel "The Bridges of Madison County," has died. Waller passed away in Texas either Thursday or Friday, according to his literary agency after battling some sort of illness. Waller wrote several books but "Bridges of Madison County" was his most popular, spending over 3 years on the New York Times bestseller list. Rumor has it he wrote the book -- about a National Geographic photographer who falls
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Cannes: Critics’ Week Celebrates Mexican Talent

Cannes: Critics’ Week Celebrates Mexican Talent
An early window onto new talent in Mexico, Four shorts from Mexico’s 12th Morelia Intl. Film Fest, led by Giovanna Zacarias’ best short winner “Ramona,” will screen at the upcoming Cannes Critics’ Week.

Following a tradition that kicked-off in 2005, the Special Screening, unspooling Tuesday May 19, is one fruit of a strategic alliance between Morelia and the Cannes’ parallel section.

Cannes’ yearly presentation offers a platform for showcasing and celebrating the work of young, talented Mexican filmmakers to a much wider audience, per Morelia fest director Daniela Michel.

“In many cases, these filmmakers are able to attend the festival to present their work, giving them valuable access to one of the most important film festivals in the world, and offering a unique opportunity to create a dialogue with a new audience,” she adds.

The opportunity is yielding benefits: At the current Cannes edition, Mexican filmmaker David Pablos, whose “The Song
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Glenn, Keitel hit indie pic 'Squeeze'

Glenn, Keitel hit indie pic 'Squeeze'
NEW YORK -- Scott Glenn and Harvey Keitel are joining the indie feature Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, based on the novel by The Bridges of Madison County author Robert James Waller. The project -- shooting in Mexico -- is a romantic thriller about an American government hit man who is on the run and enlists the aid of two innocent travelers in his desperate attempt to escape through the wilds of Mexico. Miguel Sandoval, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Brandis and newcomer Giovanna Zacarias also star. Arthur Allan Seidelman is directing the script by Richard Alfieri, Craig Fernandez and Ami Canaan Mann. Robert Katz and Carolyn S. Chambers are producing. Glenn is repped by ICM. Keitel is repped by Endeavor.

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