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    Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone Out, Ben Affleck In For 'Focus'

    Sorry guys and gals, a third reteam for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone following "Crazy Stupid Love" and the upcoming "Gangster Squad" isn't in the cards. But Ben Affleck? That's a pretty nice consolation prize.

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    David Lynch Documentary 'Meditation, Creativity, Peace' to Premiere in New York City

    "Meditation, Creativity, Peace," a documentary that follows David Lynch on a 16-country tour throughout Europe, Israel and Brazil, will premiere on Oct. 13 and 18 in New York City. The film allows audiences an exclusive look at Lynch's craft through his lectures at top international fi...

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    Streep, Bacon, Silverman, Poehler Stand Up for Reproductive Rights in PSA [VIDEO]

    Mum was the word on reproductive rights during the first round of presidential debates last week, but that doesn't mean that celebrities can't remind us of the important issue. Check out this PSA for Draw the Line's bill of reproductive rights, starring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and ...

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    Will You See This Movie? Sundance Alum Directs Doc about First Successful Internet Addiction Manslaughter Defense

    Last week, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM) announced that its 2013 edition will include Internet-use disorder as a condition recommended for further study.  It's not a disorder yet, but it has now officially been used successfully as a defense against two...

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    Brad Pitt Talks 'Killing Them Softly,' Failed Democracy & Responsible Capitalism, Plus McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

    Guy Richie interviewing Brat Pitt for Interview Magazine is quite a read, and the photo spread of Pitt isn't too shabby either. Pitt had a great year in 2011 with "The Tree of Life" and "Moneyball," and he's kept busy with a handful of new projects. They discuss Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly...

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    11 out of 71 Academy Foreign Language Film Submissions Are Directed by Women

    For the 85th Academy Awards, a record-breaking 71 countries have submitted films to compete in the Foreign Language Film category. However, according to our research, only 11 of those 71 films are directed by women. Last year, women directed 10 out of the 63 films submitted. Granted, we don’t ...

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' and John Singleton to Headline 2012 Film Independent Forum

    David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” will kick off the 8th annual Film Independent Forum Friday, Oct. 19, and “Boyz N the Hood” writer-director John Singleton will deliver the event’s keynote speech the following day. The FIND Forum, which focuses on indep...

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    Indiewire Readers Wanted and Desired -- For Film Independent's First-Ever Movie Hackathon!!

    It’s time for some audience participation.

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    'Prisoners' Sounds Familiar: Dano Joins Jackman, Gyllenhaal, Leo

    Imitation is the usual form of Hollywood flattery. You can count on a movie like "Taken" to not only spawn a sequel (which opened well enough to reinforce Liam Neeson's misguided belief that chasing big paydays is the best career path) but a slew of imitators.

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    Drafthouse Films Acquires Rights to Golden Lion Winner and South Korean Oscar Entry 'Pieta'

    Drafthouse Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Korean director Kim Ki-Duk's "Pieta," the Alamo Drafthouse distribution arm announced Tuesday. The company plans a limited theatrical and multi-platform VOD release for 2013.

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