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    Damon, Krasinski & Van Sant's Fracking Drama 'Promised Land' Hits Theaters December 28 for Oscar-Qualifying Run

    Focus Features will release Matt Damon and John Krasinski's anti-fracking movie "Promised Land," which the pair co-wrote and star in together, in NY and LA theaters December 28 for an Oscar-qualifying run, followed by a January 2013 expansion.

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    Film Movement Discovers Argentinian Drama 'Clandestine Childhood'

    Film Movement has acquired the debut of Argentinean filmmaker Benjamin Ávila, “Clandestine Childhood” (“Infancia Clandestina”), which screened in the Director’s Fortnight sidebar at Cannes in May. After showings at the San Sebastian and Toronto film festivals, th...

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    Preview 'Les Pirogues Des Hautes Terres' (Rail Workers Strike In Senegal, That Marked Start Of Decolonization)

    The short story goes... On October 10, 1947, the African rail workers of the French colonies in West Africa went on strike for 5 months. The main focus of the strike was Thiès, a railway junction in Senegal that served the rest of the continent. The railway's European managers sternl...

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    Immersed in Movies: Diving into 'Finding Nemo 3D'

    I went up to Pixar last week to see "Finding Nemo 3D" (which platforms theatrically September 14 at the El Capitan and elsewhere before surfacing Dec. 4 on Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D from Disney Home Entertainment). It'll be interesting to see how "Nemo" performs after 10 years in light of Disney racking ...

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    'Trade of Innocents' Chosen for Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative

    Christopher Bessette's "Trade of Innocents" has been selected for the The Creative Coalition's Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative, which picks up to ten films a year, aims to expand indie films to a broader audience of leaders in the arts, entertainment, business and policy.

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    In the Works: River Road Acquires 'Fordlandia' Rights, Ben Coccio Adapting

    Screenwriter Ben Coccio will pen the adaptation of Pulitzer Prize finalist Greg Grandin's "Fordlandia: The Rise And Fall Of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City." River Road Entertainment has acquired the writes and engaged the "Place Beyond the Pines" scribe to reimagine ...

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    New 'Killing Them Softly' Poster Blandly Reminds You That Brad Pitt Stars In The Picture

    Ok, the creative marketing gurus over at The Weinstein Company were not working overtime when they created this new poster for "Killing Them Softly." Then again, maybe they were going for a much-less-is-more approach and making sure -- in case you were unaware -- that good ol' A-lister Brad Pitt sta...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Samsara,' 'Little White Lies,' 'Wild Horse,' 'Premium Rush' & More

    Consider this a weekend to indulge at the movies. The 70mm documentary "Samsara" is a gorgeous, spiritually rich experience to let wash over you, while "Wild Horse, Wild Ride" examines the equine-and-man relationship and delivers a moving result akin to last year's "Buck...

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    Zadan and Meron Talk Producing Oscars, Hugh Jackman, 'Smash' Season Two

    Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have harbored the fantasy of producing the Oscars for a decade. "We've been saying 'one day, please God, let this happen,'" says Meron. "It's a once in a lifetime thing." Finally two days ago new Academy president Hawk Koch, who they got to know at the Producers ...

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    11 New Sundance Supported Films Now Streaming

    Now available on SnagFilms, Hulu and Netflix are eleven new films supported by the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program, which launched in February. Artist Services gives filmmakers exclusive opportunities to self-finance, market and distribute their films. Films from the program are also av...

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