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    Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay-Z Board Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' As Executive Producers

    This shouldn't be much of a surprise, as we already mentioned in past posts that Toronto International Film Festival director Cameron Bailey revealed in an interview that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will be attending this year's festival, spe...

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    Congratulations to 'Back on Board,' August's Project of the Month!

    Congratulations to "Back on Board Greg Louganis" director Cheryl Furjanic. The project received the most votes to win August's Project of the Month. The prize is a creative consultation from the Tribeca Film Institute.

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    TTFF '12 Preview: Orphan Girl Joins Boys' Gang In Brazilian Coming Of Age Tale 'Captains of the Sand'

    Here's a film I'd like to see; City of God and Besouro (especially the "capoeira" fighting style clips) come to mind after watching the trailer. Glad to see a woman of the African Diaspora at the helm.

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    Venice: Polley's 'Stories We Tell' Is Revealing & Affecting

    With Toronto beckoning, I've had to bid a reluctant farewell to Venice where, as much as I liked "BAD 25", "The Iceman", "Disconnect", "Enzo Avitabile Music Life" and "The Master", my pick of the festival was undoubtedly "Stories We Tell&quo...

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    Congrats to 'Some Kind of Spark,' Which Will Head to Maine as Indiewire and CIFF's Project of the Week!

    Thanks to your votes, the musical youth documentary "Some Kind of Spark" won this past weekend’s special Camden International Film Festival Project of the Week contest!

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    From the Wire: The Wachowskis' Unclouded Approach to Filmmaking

    And its interesting juxtaposition with a new film trailer.

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    Telluride Wrap: Strong Lineup Led by 'Argo,' 'Gatekeepers,' 'Amour,' and 'Stories We Tell'

    Heading into Toronto and New York, what have we learned from Telluride and Venice? Quite a good deal. The Telluride awards season movies now in play include Sony Pictures Classics' Palme d'Or-winning "Amour," starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, which wowed audiences and journos alik...

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    Preview Feature Doc 'The Throwaways' (Story Of Homeless Filmmaker & Activist Ira McKinley)

    Described as... A gritty, firsthand look at a reality most would rather turn away from, The Throwaways is a feature length documentary that tells the story of filmmaker and activist, Ira McKinley, who channels the experience of living on the streets through the lens of a video camera. By u...

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    TTFF '12 Preview: Doc On Leonard Percival Howell As 'The First Rasta' & Alleged Founding Father

    Making its Caribbean premiere at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, which runs September 19 - October 2, the 2010 feature documentary The First Rasta is directed by Rastafarian scholar Helene Lee.

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    First Clip from Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' is Endearingly Gothic Family Comedy

    Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming 3-D animated comedy, "Hotel Transylvania," aims to make the vampire world charming. Adam Sandler voices Dracula, the father of a young teenage vampire, Selena Gomez. Dracula is the proprietor of the Hotel Translyvania, a swanky "five-stake" resort getaway for all ...

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