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    Bening Talks Vanity-Free Roles in Mother and Child, The Kids Are All Right

    Sony Pictures Classics has a good eye for awards contenders. They scooped up Get Low and Mother and Child out of Toronto, and it's likely that we will see both Robert Duvall and Annette Bening in the awards race this fall.

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    SFIFF 53 Day Three: T-Bone Burnett, A Brand New Life, Nymph, Cracks

    TOH correspondent Meredith Brody continues her coverage of the 53rd SFIFF:

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    "Cyrus" Opening BAMcinemaFEST; Assayas Chat Also On Tap

    BAMcinematek has announced the main slate lineup for its second annual BAMcinemaFEST, running June 9 - 20, 2010. The twelve-day fest will screen sixteen New York premieres and a US premiere of emerging voices in American independent and international cinema, as well as repertory favorites.

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    TCM Classic Film Festival is Hit, and is Coming Back

    Last weekend's TCM Classic Film Festival in LA was such a hit that it's coming back in 2011. TCM targeted an aging demo starving for classic movies and created an event feel, with Q & As and panels, from Danny and Anjelica Huston honoring their father and grandfather in The Treasure of the Sierra Ma...

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    TRIBECA REVIEW | Religious Rebels: "Sons of Perdition"

    The Mormon outcasts at the center of "Sons of Perdition," a documentary directed by Tyler Meason and Jennilyn Merten, bring authenticity to a sensationalist hook. The polygamous community of the "Crick," a Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) enclave run by the dictatorial Warren Jeffs until his ...

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    Bittersweet Charity: Nicole Holofcener Aims to Provoke and Delight with "Please Give"

    The opening salvo of "Please Give," Nicole Holofcener's latest indie dramady, confronts the viewer with a montage of female breasts - small, large, flabby, old - that, in one darkly ironic stroke, subverts an entire history of how women's bodies have been portrayed in art.

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    Gerrymandering: Tribeca Film Festival Premiere Tonight!

    Gerrymandering, the documentary feature by Reverse Shot's fearless co-editor and co-founder Jeff Reichert, is making its world premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival. While we had drawn a line in the sand (so to speak) all these years of its production and editing about promoting the film on the site, some of us are just so proud of our friend and partner that we couldn't keep our big mouths shut anymore. The film, an exposé about the entrenched political redistricting that disenfranchises American voters and subtly, almost invisibly upends the democratic process, shows tonight, April 27, at Manhattan's City Cinemas Village East Cinema...

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    Small Screen | Lee, Lumet, and "Zidane" and "Kunstler" Biodocs Come Home

    Two films from some of the world's most prominent living directors debut today on the Criterion Collection. Ang Lee's "Ride with the Devil" package will include commentaries from Lee and screenwriter, James Schamus, and others who worked on the film. On DVD Talk, Thomas Spurlin says, "[Lee's] depi...

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