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    And it's Off!: Abu Dhabi Breaks Out of the Gate with "Secretariat"

    A Disney film that opens with a verse from the Bible and features a feminist figure as its heroine doesn't seem the likeliest of candidates to kick off the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. But on Thursday, Randall Wallace's "Secretariat," a true account of the record setting colt and h...

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    Midterm Madness | Filmmakers Capture History in "11/4/08"

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of SXSW 10'.

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    He's Leaving Home: Sam Taylor-Wood's "Nowhere Boy"

    Nowhere Boy concerns the late adolescent years of John Lennon, his coming to rock and roll, and the formation of his first band, the Quarrymen, but it’s not so much a music film as a behind-the-music film, fashioning a handsome soap opera out of the iconic singer-songwriter’s biographical back catalog. The film, directed by British photographer and video artist Sam Taylor-Wood and adapted by Matt Greenlagh (Control) from a memoir by Julia Baird, finds the confused Lennon’s allegiance wavering between two maternal figures: his lively mother (Anne-Marie Duff), entering his life after a long and mysterious absence, and his stern aunt (Kristen Sc...

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    Video Mash-Up: True Grit + Toy Story 3 = Toy Grit

    This is pretty spectacular:

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    What Went Wrong With Tamara Drewe?

    Something went terribly wrong with Tamara Drewe, an entertaining romantic comedy that played well at Cannes from one of the great Brit directors, Stephen Frears, starring hottie-on-the-rise Gemma Arterton. Sony Pictures Classics opened it last weekend to disastrous business: $19,300 on four screens,...

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    Billy Joel Doc Last Play at Shea to Play 120 Exclusive One-Night Only Shows October 21

    Wrekin Hill will open Tribeca Film Fest doc The Last Play at Shea in 120 markets for exclusive one-night stand engagements on October 21. Initial cities include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.. Several theaters will ...

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    Film Still: "Poison"

    Todd Haynes' essential "Poison" is coming back to the big screen for a week-long run at the IFC Center next month. Can you think of a better moment to revive this classic of American independent cinema?

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    In the Works: "Darling Companion" from "Big Chill" Director, Social Anxiety Monsters & New Docs

    This week's production column takes a look at "Darling's Companion," starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline as an aging couple coping with an empty home and a lost dog. We also look at "Nerve," a new film from J.R. Sawyers about a man battling with social anxiety diso...

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    Oscar Round-Up: The Social Network Leads Buzz, Bullock vs. Lane, Renner's a Star

    As awards season heats up and the growing surge of Oscar pundits weigh in more frequently, every Thursday the Daily Read will round up their worthiest efforts. And every Friday, as usual, we post the Oscar Talk podcast: this week we welcome London Fest attendees Guy Lodge (In Contention) and Peter K...

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