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    Cannes Review: Beat Classic 'On The Road' Comes To The Screen In Lustrous-But-Long-Winded Fashion

    Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been heralded for decades: an important novel, a cultural signifier, a sociological landmark, a cracking good read. It's also been considered "unfilmable" -- but now Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water") brings the novel to the screen, and "The Motor...

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    CANNES Mid-Festival Dispatch: Forget About the Palme D'Or, Some of the Most Interesting Movies Are the Mixed Bags

    Last week at Cannes I encountered a familiar problem: standing in line for a crowded screening and getting turned away at the door. Within hours, I heard that a consensus had been reached: The new Michel Gondry film was terrible. "The We and the I," the opening-night selection of the Direc...

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    The Film Collaborative Launches 'FestSelects' to Help Distribute LGBT Films Globally

    Non-profit independent-film organization The Film Collaborative is launching “FestSelects,” a new initiative to help distribute LGBT films globally in a more cost-effective, efficient manner. The approach will be to focus on those films that have received the most awards and critical acc...

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    CANNES Q&A: Jennifer Lynch Explores Her Fears in Market Title 'A Fall From Grace'

    Jennifer Lynch’s laugh sounds just like you’d expect it to: full of mischievous fun, raspy and more than a little dirty. It’s refreshing to hear that even after her savaged 1993 film debut “Boxing Helena” and a string of spinal surgeries that kept her from making anothe...

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    CANNES: Ben Wheatley's Hot Directors' Fortnight Title 'Sightseers' Goes to IFC Films

    IFC Films has bought North American rights to the dark comedy "Sightseers," directed by Ben Wheatley ("Kill List"). The Directors Fortnight film premieres today in Cannes. Written by the film's stars, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, with additional material by Amy Jump, "...

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    Leos Carax Makes a Nutty Comeback With 'Holy Motors,' But Don't Expect Easy Answers

    "Holy Motors" is balls-to-the-wall crazy, beautiful and unbelievably strange. This is a movie about movies, life, death, the human condition, monkeys, music, chaos, suicide, whatever.

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    Iber.film.america brings Hispanic cinema to Latin Americans online

    Fourteen films have been competing in iber.film.america, the first-ever Latin American film festival online, organised by VoD platform filmotech.com.

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    Zach Galifianakis May Lead 'Confederacy Of Dunces' For 'Muppets' Director James Bobin

    When you talk dream projects that you wish could become resurrected -- something we do for shits and giggles from time to time -- very high on our list is John Kennedy Toole's posthumously-published, picaresque novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" (published in 1980, eleven years ...

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    Halle Gerima's "Teza" Now Available On DVD

    Not only is Halle Gerima a truly great filmmaker, he is also the definitive example of what it means to be an independent filmmaker. That is, he never compromises, and in every one of his films, such as Sankofa, Adwa, Ashes and Embers and Harvest: 3000 Years, his goal is to search and bring out...

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    Flashback To Chris Cherot's "G." Courtesy Of New Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby"

    Watching the just-released trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, I couldn't help but revisit Christopher Cherot's 2005 soap opera of a movie, titled G.

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