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House passes health care bill last minute WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and House Democratic leaders struck a last-minute deal Sunday with abortion foes to secure the final few votes needed to remake America’s health care system, writing a climactic chapter in a century-old quest for near universal coverage. The House argued its way through a thicket of Republican objections toward an evening vote on the bill to extend coverage

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to 32 million Americans who lack it, ban insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade. A shouting band of protesters outside the Capitol dramatized their opposition, and one man stood up in the House visitor’s gallery shouting, “Kill the bill” before he was ushered out — evidence of the passions the yearlong debate over health care has stirred. Passage of a central health care bill already cleared by the Senate would send it to Obama

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for his signature. That still would leave one more step, a companion package of changes would go to the Senate. Obama lobbied by phone from the White House, then took the crucial step of issuing an executive order that satisfied a small group of Democrats who demanded that no federal funds be used for elective abortions. “We’re well past 216” votes, a majority, said Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, swinging behind the bill after leading the holdouts in a rebellion that had left the outcome in doubt.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs the health care reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. . AP Photo / Daily Lobo

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minimal coverage. To pay for the bill, it “include(s) a 3.8 percent tax on investment income for families making more than $250,000 per year.” Insurance companies will also have to pay a 40 percent tax on extremely highend insurance plans, according to the site.

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“The health care bill has radically changed into a beast,” Griffin said. Griffin said he worked over 100 hours campaigning for President Barrack Obama to be elected into office, and he is disappointed that the President allowed the bill to get to this point.

Student Derrick Heisey said the bill will increase taxes on health insurance companies and the middle class. “I’m all for health care reform, but not for this bill,” said Heisey, co-organizer of the protest. He said the entire bill is a mess.

“It shouldn’t be illegal to not get health care,” Heisey said. The CBS site said that by 2014, people who haven’t purchased health care will face a $695 annual fine. Heisey said the bill also cuts Medicare — something else he isn’t happy about. Medicare will be cut $500

billion over the next 10 years, the CBS Web site said. “Let’s say my best friend needs a liver transplant,” Heisey said. “I’d be more than happy to pitch in for his medical bills. But for someone I don’t even know? I’m not willing to do that.”

frustrating, that kind of paint. DL: So it’s not planned at all? It just flows out? RT: The thing I did decide before was the color scheme. I only brought like a few colors that night … I brought those paints, went with the color scheme and made it up as I went. I started out with all black and then brought in the white and the tan and all of sudden I started adding some red and it was so funny. People are constantly mingling and being like, “That looks so good.” Everyone was saying stuff about solar systems, moon cycles and this and that. And when I put the red on there people just kind of went nuts. Red affects people, and they were all coming up like, “Ooh red, red, red more red. Yeah, I love red.” It’s funny how color

impacts people. DL: You said you had to move a little quicker with live painting. Any other challenges? RT: Just getting over the nervousness of having people watching you and worrying you’re going to screw it up. And just trying to do it fast enough that you finish, or that it looks finished, so it looks like you did something and didn’t just do a couple of things. DL: So how do you get from the visual arts to the cinematic arts? RT: I have always been really creative and have been doing painting and all different sorts of arts. I was interested in architecture when I was a kid and all kinds of different stuff. At one point of my life, probably about the beginning of high school, I asked myself, “If you could do anything,

because you can do anything, if you could do anything, then what would it be?” and my answer was make movies. I don’t even know exactly why. I didn’t even know how movies were made. I couldn’t even comprehend that it’s actually still pictures. It’s 24 still frames per second, and I didn’t understand anything about how movies were made, but something about it was like, “That is such a cool thing, and if I can do anything then I want to do the hardest most confusing thing to me that also inspires me.” I just decided I was going to do that. I remember the first project that I edited… DL: What was the project about? RT: It was a present, kind of, for my friends for Christmas. I took all this footage of us hanging out and going around doing the things that we do. I

compiled it all into this friend video, and put some music to it. I actually made myself cry in the editing process. I put a cheesy song on it. I put Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” on there. I was in high school and that was our song. I took a video of them one after another giving each other hugs, and then I just spliced them all together, hug after hug after hug, of all these people that I love, and I put that song to it. And I watched it for the first time, and it brought a tear to my eye and I was like, “Wow, this medium is really moving.”

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bodies and our galaxies is built up using these geometric shapes and proportions. And, so, I find a lot of beauty in that. It’s innately beautiful to people, geometry. Just because it’s a part of us; we can’t help but be attracted to it. DL: So how did you get into live painting? RT: I went to a show in Denver, the “Midnight Show.” They’re a reggae band, and I saw a guy doing that … I was like, “Whoa, you can do that? I want to do that.” So I came back to Albuquerque and then there was a show going on that my friends were in. Not many people came, but it was a really good first experience. I did that one with the black light and fluorescent lights and that was fun. People love that because it just glows, but it’s also

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Authorities searched the house after a third sister escaped and was found wandering the neighborhood. Investigators concluded Bowman had killed the girls months before, while the family was living 60 miles away in Rockville, and took the freezer with her as she moved around. Even after the girls died, she continued to collect subsidies paid to adoptive parents of special needs children in the District of Columbia. She received a total of about $150,000 after the adoptions. A jury convicted Bowman last month of two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree child abuse. Bowman had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree child abuse in Calvert County for abusing the third girl in Lusby and was sentenced to 25 years. Monday’s sentence — two consecutive life terms for the killings,

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plus 75 years for the abuse — was the maximum allowed under Maryland law. “You sentenced these two young innocent children in the dawn of their lives to a death chamber, and for you that option is not available,” Algeo said. Bowman’s lawyers maintain she did not kill the girls, though they acknowledge the abuse. Public defender Alan Drew said the defense would appeal the murder convictions but declined to comment further. Prosecutors painted Bowman as a sadist who derived pleasure from her children’s misery as she kept them in a locked room with a bucket for a toilet. All three girls had severe injuries from repeated beatings, and none ever went to school. The surviving girl, now 9, testified Bowman beat them with a shoe and a baseball bat and repeatedly choked them until they lost consciousness.

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FROM THE WEB In Monday’s “Mayor amps up bike safety campaign,” Tricia Remark reported on some of the new provisions the mayor has taken to increase bicycle safety across the city. Readers at DailyLobo.com had a lively discussion about the topic. by ‘killie42’ Posted Monday “I’m glad to see the mayor is on board to a certain degree. Now let’s see if we can get all drivers to respect bicyclists.” by ‘FT’ Posted Monday “Here’s a problem in Corrales: Bicyclists have their own path along Loma Larga (Road) yet they will oftentimes ride into the auto road, and even when there’s just one bike, they often ride off the bike trail. Cars have to move across the center line to avoid bikes jeopardizing the safety of auto drivers. They don’t pay a bike license fee, they have their own path, yet they insist on driving on the road. Even with heavy traffic, you’ll see bikes riding off their path. They have a great deal of responsibility in this problem as well. If I drive on the bike path I get a ticket and if I run a red light, I get a ticket.” by ‘Juan Carlos Holmes’ Posted Monday “What would be nice is if the bicyclists would respect the drivers and the law. The numbers are somewhat vague because of under-reporting of nonfatal bicycle accidents and because of political pressure from bicycle groups, but in your average metropolitan area between 65 percent and 90 percent of all wrecks between a bicycle and driver are the fault of the person riding the bike. Insurance companies put the number somewhere around 75 percent. The reason for this is quite simple: Most bicyclists do not follow the laws, and then blame the drivers for their mistakes. I should state for the record, I do not ride a bike (indeed, I don’t actually know how), and I rarely drive. I am a habitual pedestrian when I can be. Among the laws frequently broken by bicyclists: - Running stop signs and red lights: Walk along any stretch of “Bicycle Boulevard” (Silver Avenue) on any given day, and you might see one cyclist actually stop at a stop sign. The vast majority will run right through, and if a driver or pedestrian comments on it (even if that driver or pedestrian is nearly hit by the cyclist) the response from the bicyclist is frequently rather hostile. - Riding too far from the right curb: This is more common along residential streets than it is on major roads, but the law is clear that cyclists need be as close to the right side of the road as practical.” Join the discussion at DailyLobo.com

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Tongue piercing: Not for the faint of heart

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Q: Is it true that having a tongue piercing increases your chances of getting a heart rhythm problem? A: Yes, it is true that having a tongue piercing increases your chances of getting a heart problem, but the problem isn’t with the rhythm. The risk is infection of the heart. The human mouth is full of germs, and when you put a hole in your tongue, the germs can get in the blood and go from there to your heart. The same thing happens when you get your teeth cleaned, or have a dental procedure or mouth surgery. Germs from the mouth get into the blood, and travel throughout the body, including the heart. Most of the time the bacteria doesn’t cause a problem. The blood flows smoothly through the heart and beyond, and the germs get cleaned out by the liver and the immune system. You get up out of the dentist chair with your shiny new smile and think no more of it. However, if you have an abnormal heart valve or other structural abnormality of the heart, that’s where the problem might come in. Imagine a sandy river bed. The water flows smoothly along the surface flat, undisturbed. Now imagine a bumpy river bed, with boulders and deadfall trees. The flow is no longer smooth. The obstacles create swirls and eddies, changes in the speed of flow, pockets of slow water. When this happens in the flow of blood, it allows any flotsam and jetsam, so to speak, to settle out of the mainstream. Bacteria caught in an eddy will latch onto the nearest surface.

This is usually that abnormal valve. Once they have found safe ground, they dig in, set up camp and multiply. This is called infective endocarditis and is a very serious predicament. It can require surgery and yes, it can kill you. People with certain structural abnormalities of the heart take antibiotics to prevent this when they have mouth surgery or other procedures. Infective endocarditis is a rare complication of tongue piercing, but it is a serious one. See your doctor before getting a tongue piercing if you know you have a heart problem. Unfortunately, this can happen in normal hearts as well, so monitor your health carefully after any piercing. There is nothing inherently unhealthy about piercing most body parts. Humans have been doing it for centuries. There are even stories of the ancient Mayans piercing their tongues. People of many cultures around the world decorate their bodies with piercings and/or tattoos. In the U.S., women’s earlobes were the first site to become popular for piercing. In recent years, sites chosen for piercing have expanded to both genders and just about any site you can think of. Eyebrows, nose, lips, tongue, navel, nipples, scrotum, vulva, penis, chest and back to name a few. In my job as a physician, I have seen it all. Why do people pierce? Decoration, personal identity, rebellion, because their friends did it or because they were drunk can all be valid. It has been suggested that some people pierce to satisfy urges for self harm, and that some pierce their genitals as part of their healing process after sexual trauma, as a way of reclaiming their own bodies. Most people I’ve seen do it because they like how it looks. Who pierces? All kinds of people get piercings. Surveys of college students indicate anywhere from 25 to 50 percent are pierced somewhere else besides their earlobes. Should you pierce? It’s up to you, of course. I would only advise you to think about it before you do it, and do your research to minimize your risks. Talk to your pierced friends about their experiences, research the local shops, and take your time. What are the risks? Financial: Piercing can be pricey. Shop around but don’t skimp on safety. Emotional: If you do something to your

body when you’re under the influence of mindaltering substances, you might regret it, whether it is piercing, tattooing or having sex with a stranger. In the same vein, I advise you to carefully consider the location of your body decoration. Don’t put a hole somewhere everyone can see unless you are okay with everyone seeing it. Medical: I covered some of the risks of tongue piercing above. Tongue jewelry can also cause gum recession and tooth damage. The longer the bar, the greater the risk and metal balls are more destructive than plastic. Piercing of the tongue or lips can also cause severe swelling which can get in the way of breathing. If mouth jewelry comes loose, it can get sucked into the lungs, where solid objects do not belong. Piercing causes bleeding, of course, this can be minimal or maximal depending on the site and depth of the piercing. You could have an allergic reaction to the metal in the jewelry, which is less likely if surgical stainless steel, 14 carat gold, titanium or niobium is used. Anytime the skin surface is punctured, there is a risk of infection. Usually this is a local skin infection but it can spread into other areas of the body. Rare cases of viral hepatitis have even been reported. Make sure the shop uses sterile single-use needles and sterile techniques. Don’t be afraid to ask: Any shop worth its salt won’t mind. And remember to clean your new piercing site as directed by the shop. Finally, there will be some sort of scarring, from microscopic to ugly. Some people get big thick scars called keloids, which can cost years and megabucks to correct. Your body is yours alone. You are stuck with it and lucky to have it. Treat it with the love and respect it deserves. Decorate it as you choose with whatever captures your fancy. Just please be smart about it. Peggy Spencer is a board-certified family physician. She has been a UNM Student Health physician for 17 years. She is co-author of the book 50 Ways to Leave Your 40s, released in March 2008. Drop your questions into her box in the lobby of Student Health and Counseling, or e-mail her directly at pspencer@unm.edu. All questions will be considered, and all questioners will remain anonymous. This column has general health information only and cannot replace a visit to a health provider.


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House passes health care bill last minute WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and House Democratic leaders struck a last-minute deal Sunday with abortion foes to secure the final few votes needed to remake America’s health care system, writing a climactic chapter in a century-old quest for near universal coverage. The House argued its way through a thicket of Republican objections toward an evening vote on the bill to extend coverage

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to 32 million Americans who lack it, ban insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade. A shouting band of protesters outside the Capitol dramatized their opposition, and one man stood up in the House visitor’s gallery shouting, “Kill the bill” before he was ushered out — evidence of the passions the yearlong debate over health care has stirred. Passage of a central health care bill already cleared by the Senate would send it to Obama

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for his signature. That still would leave one more step, a companion package of changes would go to the Senate. Obama lobbied by phone from the White House, then took the crucial step of issuing an executive order that satisfied a small group of Democrats who demanded that no federal funds be used for elective abortions. “We’re well past 216” votes, a majority, said Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan, swinging behind the bill after leading the holdouts in a rebellion that had left the outcome in doubt.

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minimal coverage. To pay for the bill, it “include(s) a 3.8 percent tax on investment income for families making more than $250,000 per year.” Insurance companies will also have to pay a 40 percent tax on extremely highend insurance plans, according to the site.

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“The health care bill has radically changed into a beast,” Griffin said. Griffin said he worked over 100 hours campaigning for President Barrack Obama to be elected into office, and he is disappointed that the President allowed the bill to get to this point.

Student Derrick Heisey said the bill will increase taxes on health insurance companies and the middle class. “I’m all for health care reform, but not for this bill,” said Heisey, co-organizer of the protest. He said the entire bill is a mess.

“It shouldn’t be illegal to not get health care,” Heisey said. The CBS site said that by 2014, people who haven’t purchased health care will face a $695 annual fine. Heisey said the bill also cuts Medicare — something else he isn’t happy about. Medicare will be cut $500

billion over the next 10 years, the CBS Web site said. “Let’s say my best friend needs a liver transplant,” Heisey said. “I’d be more than happy to pitch in for his medical bills. But for someone I don’t even know? I’m not willing to do that.”

frustrating, that kind of paint. DL: So it’s not planned at all? It just flows out? RT: The thing I did decide before was the color scheme. I only brought like a few colors that night … I brought those paints, went with the color scheme and made it up as I went. I started out with all black and then brought in the white and the tan and all of sudden I started adding some red and it was so funny. People are constantly mingling and being like, “That looks so good.” Everyone was saying stuff about solar systems, moon cycles and this and that. And when I put the red on there people just kind of went nuts. Red affects people, and they were all coming up like, “Ooh red, red, red more red. Yeah, I love red.” It’s funny how color

impacts people. DL: You said you had to move a little quicker with live painting. Any other challenges? RT: Just getting over the nervousness of having people watching you and worrying you’re going to screw it up. And just trying to do it fast enough that you finish, or that it looks finished, so it looks like you did something and didn’t just do a couple of things. DL: So how do you get from the visual arts to the cinematic arts? RT: I have always been really creative and have been doing painting and all different sorts of arts. I was interested in architecture when I was a kid and all kinds of different stuff. At one point of my life, probably about the beginning of high school, I asked myself, “If you could do anything,

because you can do anything, if you could do anything, then what would it be?” and my answer was make movies. I don’t even know exactly why. I didn’t even know how movies were made. I couldn’t even comprehend that it’s actually still pictures. It’s 24 still frames per second, and I didn’t understand anything about how movies were made, but something about it was like, “That is such a cool thing, and if I can do anything then I want to do the hardest most confusing thing to me that also inspires me.” I just decided I was going to do that. I remember the first project that I edited… DL: What was the project about? RT: It was a present, kind of, for my friends for Christmas. I took all this footage of us hanging out and going around doing the things that we do. I

compiled it all into this friend video, and put some music to it. I actually made myself cry in the editing process. I put a cheesy song on it. I put Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” on there. I was in high school and that was our song. I took a video of them one after another giving each other hugs, and then I just spliced them all together, hug after hug after hug, of all these people that I love, and I put that song to it. And I watched it for the first time, and it brought a tear to my eye and I was like, “Wow, this medium is really moving.”

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bodies and our galaxies is built up using these geometric shapes and proportions. And, so, I find a lot of beauty in that. It’s innately beautiful to people, geometry. Just because it’s a part of us; we can’t help but be attracted to it. DL: So how did you get into live painting? RT: I went to a show in Denver, the “Midnight Show.” They’re a reggae band, and I saw a guy doing that … I was like, “Whoa, you can do that? I want to do that.” So I came back to Albuquerque and then there was a show going on that my friends were in. Not many people came, but it was a really good first experience. I did that one with the black light and fluorescent lights and that was fun. People love that because it just glows, but it’s also

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Imagine that Jason Reitman’s Oscar-winning film “Juno” is a hand towel. Now, imagine wringing all the sentimentality and snappy dialogue out of it and leaving it crumpled up to bake in the sun. The dirty, twisted, hardened thing that you’d find a day or two later might resemble “Fish Tank.” It’s a new film by Andrea Arnold. Mia, the protagonist, is neither witty nor charming. She is, in fact, unreasonable, rude and at times obnoxious. When she yells at some preppy-looking girls that they can’t dance, she breaks one of their noses after they retaliate. This is not some lovable little punkette; this is a girl who’s 15, and already feels beaten by the world. Mia is one of those kids whose mother looks to be around the same age as Mia’s peers. Sometimes that’s not such a terrible thing, but in this

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The Associated Press MUMBAI, India — Hollywood and Bollywood linked arms Thursday to fight piracy, with the announcement of a coalition among the Motion Picture Association of America and seven Indian companies to tackle counterfeiting in one of the world’s largest film markets. The alliance comes as Hollywood tries to tap global markets more aggressively and as Indian movie studios grow in size and stature — narrowing the gap between Indian and U.S. filmmakers, who have not always seen eye-to-eye on intellectual

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case Mom is more interested in sex and malt liquor than she is in parenting. The family, which includes Mia’s obscenity-spewing little sister, Tyler, lives in a cramped apartment in an impoverished area outside of London. Mia spends most of her time yelling at Tyler, not listening to her mother and storming out of the apartment to wander the streets — or sometimes, to dance. Early on, we see her break into what looks like an empty apartment with some beer, tiny speakers and a Walkman. There she drinks and breakdances, all the while looking out through a closed window across the poor surroundings. The movie spends quite a while here, watching her express herself in this pathetic, empty room. She’s trapped. “Fish Tank” is a great film because it doesn’t just tell us Mia’s story; it makes her drowning spirit manifest. The film’s caged allusions are

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property issues. A year in the making, the coalition to fight film piracy in India will work with movie theaters to crack down on camcorder piracy — the source of 90 percent of all pirated DVDs — with police to tighten enforcement, with Internet service providers to fight Internet piracy and with politicians to create more effective laws. MPAA, which has similar antipiracy alliances in the U.S., Europe and Hong Kong, would not disclose the size of the coalition’s budget but said funding would come from members. The Indian film industry has a

rich history of copycat productions and traditionally has had less respect for the sanctity of intellectual property than Hollywood would like. In 2008, for example, Warner Bros. unsuccessfully sued to block the release of an Indian Punjabi film called “Hari Puttar — A Comedy of Terrors” on the grounds that the name was too close to its Harry Potter series. That friction has started to ease with the rise of corporate studios in India, like UTV Motion Pictures and Reliance Big Pictures, which last year took a 50 percent share in

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Creating the difference between attractive and stimulating is what artist Beau Carey shoots for in his paintings. Carey mostly works with largescale oil paintings to reconstruct landscapes. “I started painting about 10 years ago,” he said. “I was exposed to it in high school. As an undergraduate, I took a painting class and it was an interest of mine. I started with oil painting and was just a first love. I never got into acrylics or anything like that.” This show is for his thesis, a requirement for fine art master’s students that will complete his degree. “It took a lot of hard work. I was never the most talented. I just loved what I was doing. I’ve been working with landscape for the last five years,” Carey said. “I painted landscapes for this show. These are different because they are simpler. I used a lot of big color fields. The paintings are not as detailed, they are a little more abstract.” Kathleen Jesse is an associate professor in the art and art history department. She was a part of Carey’s Master’s of Fine Arts committee, where her role was to direct Carey in his master’s thesis. There are three to four professors in each committee. “I think his work is exceptional,” Jesse said. “He has a great understanding of color. I wouldn’t just call them colorful, his colors really resonate. What is beautiful about his work is that he takes shapes around him and simplifies

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them down to a more geometric form.” Carey said he painted landscape areas in and around Albuquerque. A few of his paintings are derived from the West Side and South Valley, by the West Mesa. He also looked at a few stalled housing developments for his work. He said he has been working on this project since August 2009. “This is a really great opportunity to display work and see what people think of it,” he said. “It is a cohesive body of work. Hopefully some other opportunities open up from this showing.” Jesse said that Carey’s work is unique because he tries to capture a particular light. He researched and studied the color and light of the area he looks at, which helps him study the space, she said. “He doesn’t just depict objects; it’s more like an existence as opposed to objects,” Jesse said. “He just zeroed in on his research and really took his research to a high level of development with color and simplifications.”

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adolescence, ingrown and confused. The film visualizes this in a shot of Mia drinking a fifth of vodka in her room, which still looks like a little girl’s — all pink and sequins. This extremely competent use of symbolism makes the film’s plot all the more engaging. One day, Mom brings home Connor, a big, handsome, smiling new boyfriend. Whereas she couldn’t care less about her children, he immediately treats them with respect and interest, and they all share a road trip to a lake together. Mia’s initial resistance to Connor melts away. Unlike everyone else, he talks to her about her, and even acknowledges her dancing. The relationship that slowly unfolds between them makes for a film as

uncertain and satisfyingly complex as its protagonist. And it’s no wonder that Katie Jarvis is so delicately natural, so believable as Mia; before this film, she’d never acted before in her life. You might argue that we’ve had our cinematic share of the tumultuous teenage soul, but the performances and cinematography in “Fish Tank” are the flesh on its “coming-of-age” skeleton. Never once does it feel like a retread. Never once did I roll my eyes; I was too worried I’d miss any of the film’s many small, perfect moments of inward adolescent torment that are beautiful in their own way. It’s hard to be a kid growing up, and it’s certainly hard to be a film about a kid growing up. “Fish Tank” stands among the best.

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Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks for $325 million. Over the last two years, a growing number of successful partnerships — like “My Name is Khan,” produced by two Indian companies and distributed by Fox in India and the U.S. — as well as successful crossover movies — like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Avatar,” which both did well in India — have also strengthened ties. “People are becoming more of the same mind,” Dan Glickman, the outgoing chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, told The Associated Press in an interview. “The Indian film industry now understands their product is getting stolen at significant rates.”

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Piracy cost India’s $2.3 billion film industry $959 million and 571,000 jobs in 2008, according to an Ernst & Young study, and pirated DVDs account for 60 percent of the market, according to KPMG. “Piracy is one of the most pernicious problems facing the entertainment industry, and the Indian industry in particular,” said Reliance Big Pictures chief executive Sanjeev Lamba. Lamba attributed part of the financial success of “3 Idiots,” distributed by Reliance Big Pictures last year, to the studio’s aggressive antipiracy efforts. Round-the-clock work helped prevent 10 million illegal downloads, he said, adding that at one

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