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John Cameron
Mitchell's Shortbus to premiere at Cannes

Organizers of the
59th annual Cannes Film Festival announced their lineup
Thursday, which will include the premiere of Shortbus
, out director John Cameron Mitchell's
follow-up to his acclaimed debut feature, Hedwig and the
Angry Inch
. Mitchell's new film has been the
subject of much speculation and anticipation over the
filmmaker's stated intent to include scenes of explicit sex
that will be relevant to the plot. Shortbus
will premiere in the Midnight section of the festival,
which runs May 17–28.

Other out
filmmakers presenting new work at Cannes include Pedro
Almodóvar, whose Volver (Return) will
screen in competition; François Ozon, screening
his new short film Un Lever de Rideau; and Gus
Van Sant, one of several directors (including Gérard
Depardieu, Alexander Payne, Wes Craven, Gurinder Chadha,
Joel and Ethan Coen, and Alfonso Cuarón) credited
on the anthology film Paris Je T'aime. Paul
Greengrass's United 93—an examination of the
9/11 hijacking that took the life of out rugby player
Mark Bingham (played in the film by out actor Cheyenne
Jackson), among others—will screen out of
competition. (The Advocate)

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