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By Steve Pond
Downtown L.A. might be a trek for some Westsiders, but the Los Angeles Film Festival is flourishing there
The 2012 Cannes Film Festival honored Europeans and went for the emotion, but a crazy American film snuck in there too
IFC will handle North American distribution for Im Sang-soo's "The Taste of Money," a drama about sexual desires and power struggles in a rich Korean family
Michel Franco's Mexican drama "Despues de Lucia" takes top award from jury headed by Tim Roth; Emile Dequenne and Suzanne Clement win acting awards
Jeff Nichols so captivates the media after a screening of "Mud" that they ignore his two stars, Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey
Day 11: It's (almost) all over but the voting, and the two frontrunners in the Palme d'Or race appear to be the quiet, emotional "Amour" and the loud, crazy "Holy Motors"
Chilean film "No," starring Gael Garcia Bernal, is among prize-winners in Cannes' Directors Fortnight section
Anti-Defamation League applauds cancellation of Cannes market screenings for film featuring "grotesque anti-Semitism"
Student films from Russia, the United States and Cuba are selected by Cannes' Cinefondation jury headed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Alec Baldwin pulls out of his onstage appearance at the amfAR gala but makes up with Harvey Weinstein after publicly blasting the mogul earlier in the festival
Day 10: Steven Spielberg shows "Jaws" and says sharks have been very good for him, but audiences get unruly, and Pete Doherty talks frankly about making a movie on heroin
Nicole Kidman says she gave herself over to the graphic scenes in Lee Daniel's pulpy "The Paperboy," which has become the talk of the Croisette
Day 9: The festival winds down with baffling movies, a Roman Polanski short and a giddy Kim Kardashian
Even the most positive reviews of Walter Salles' adaptation of "On the Road" say Jack Kerouac's book is nearly impossible to adapt
Day 8: The wild and weird "Holy Motors" provides a shot of adrenaline, and Ken Loach doesn't want to watch his language
IFC grabs North American rights before dark comedy from Ben Wheatley debuts in Cannes' Directors Fortnight
"Killing Them Softly" juxtaposes Obama's rhetoric with grim violence, but Brad Pitt tells Cannes press conference it's not a slap at the president
Lots of things go wrong in Andrew Dominik's Brad Pitt gangster movie "Killing Them Softly" -- but beneath it all, the film is a dark indictment of American capitalism
Day 7: Three movies that weren't ready in time for Cannes steal the spotlight from the movies that did make it to the festival
Australian director Alister Grierson will direct film for Lionsgate, with faith-based marketing campaign planned
Kino Lorber plans summer release for "Meet the Fokkens," documentary about twin 69-year-old hookers-turned-brothel owners
Day 6: On a wet and soggy day along the Croisette, umbrella sellers are happy, and "Amour" continues to win raves
British drama about the torture of a terrorist will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK before worldwide theatrical release
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's "Like Someone in Love" is a thorny trifle that toys with its audience
Gilles Bourdos film is love story about painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, his director son Jean Renoir and the young woman who inspired them both
Day 5: Festivalgoers who aren't off watching a soccer match wonder if Harvey Weinstein could possibly have landed another "Artist" with "The Sapphires"
Big-budget zombie movie gets so lost in its global scale that it doesn't give us a flesh-and-blood hero who makes it all matter, despite Brad Pitt's best efforts