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BYU student is finalist for two major student film awards

BYU student filmmaker Matthew Janzen has two short films under consideration for major student film awards. Janzen's film "Salesman" will be screened at the American Film Institute's Los Angeles International Film Festival October 21-29, and his film "Hold Me" will be screened at the fourth annual Angelus Awards Student Film Festival on November 6th. Janzen wrote and produced both films while a junior at BYU studying filmmaking.
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Winslet may star in controversial LDS playwright's 'Bash' (Winslet eyes U.K. 'Bash')

Neil LaBute's controversial show, "Bash" will premiere in the Alameida Theatre in London on February 2nd, but star Calista Flockhart will not be joining the show. Instead, "Titanic" star Kate Winslet is in negotiations to take Flockhart's two roles in the trio of one-act plays.

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Mormonism prominent but irrelevant in new book (Only in America)

In a review of Marguerite Young's new final (and unfinished) book "Harp Song for a Radical: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs," well-known columnist Russell Baker focuses on Young's treatment of Mormonism, which she finds an example of the utopianism of the 1840s. Baker adds a claim that Mormonism was the era's "only utopian success."

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Rare Mormon coin was on display (Upcoming Events: 3-day coin, collectibles show opens Friday at armory in S.L.)

A rare Mormon $20 gold piece was on display this past weekend at the annual Utah State Coin & Collectibles Show, held in the Utah National Guard Armory No.2 in Salt Lake City. The show featured coins, currency, hand-held collectibles and tokens for sale and trade from fifty different dealers.

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