Not much of interest in today's film fest news trickle.

Apparently ESPN has taken over the Mavericks program though, as both Peter Berg and Barry Levinson are showing their 30 for 30 films at the fest. Berg's is on the Gretzky trade to the Kings, while Levinson's is on a Baltimore (I know... shocking choice for Barry) marching band. I suppose that's better than getting Steve Nash's Terry Fox pic, but it would have been nice to see Ron Shelton's flick about Michael Jordan's minor league baseball career as well.

Also, Ted Kotcheff's lost film Wake in Fright gets a screening. Kotcheff's had a weird and interesting career, mixing stuff like Wake in Fright and the Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz with stuff like Weekend at Bernie's and a couple of Red Shoe Diaries episodes (where he at least had the good sense to work with a Bond girl.)

Hey, fun with Wikipedia time! I knew Maryam d'Abo and Olivia d'Abo were cousins, but I didn't realize they were cousins once removed -- Olivia's dad, and Maryam's first cousin, is Mike d'Abo, lead singer for Manfred Mann during their 'Mighty Quinn' period and also the original Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar.

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