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LA Times - indie and studio films alike use festivals as box office launching pads

Film festivals are justifiably infamous for gluttonous parties, craven swag suites and break-the-bank bidding wars. But does having played the festivals actually help sell tickets when the movie finally hits theaters? The makers of two movies opening this week -- "Young@Heart” and "The Visitor" -- pray that the answer is yes.

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