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    IDA's DocuWeeks Program is Safe From New Academy Rules

    The IDA’s annual summer DocuWeeks program, which for 15 years has pursued its mission to help documentaries qualify for Oscar consideration, was in danger of being victimized by the Academy’s new rules. The IDA now says that it has resolved the issue and will be unhampered in its ability...

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    Scarlett Johansson Says Jonathan Glazer's 'Under The Skin' Is Much More Than Just A Science-Fiction Film

    With the 2012 release date schedule pretty much nailed in, give or take a few films, our eyes start to wander to the horizon. Some of this was discussed in one of our recent features where we asked; are any of these dozen or so films going to arrive in 2012?

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    Before They Assembled: The Best Performances From The Cast Of 'The Avengers'

    For all the many strengths of "The Avengers," there's one that writer-director Joss Whedon can't take credit for: the casting. Of the main characters, only one, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, hasn't appeared in one of the previous five Marvel movies that have led to this point. So given the ...

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    The Ten Most Hilarious Comments on 'Avengers' Reviews

    We swear we didn't make these up. Or change the punctuation or spelling. Or the ridiculous names.

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    Why Monopolies Are Bad: Withoutabox's Film Fest Stranglehold

    No one likes a monopoly. Even an anti-capitalist like me knows that a lack of competition leads to higher prices as well as less freedom and innovation for everyone in the marketplace. That's why the story of Withoutabox, the film festival submission system that is the undisputed standard for...

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    LEF Foundation Awards Grants New England Indie Doc Directors

    The LEF Foundation today announced nine grants totaling $165,000 awarded to indie documentary films by New England filmmakers. Frederick Wiseman's upcoming "National Gallery" is one of the films currently in production which will receive $15,000.

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    'Beasts,' 'Sleepwalk With Me' and 'Rock 'n' Roll Exposed' Headline BAMcinemaFest 2012 Lineup

    The BAMcinematek has announced the complete main lineup for the fourth annual BAMcinemaFest. The festival culls some of the best films from festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Slamdance and SXSW.

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    Timur Bekmambetov To Helm 'The Current War,' Sacha Baron Cohen Interested In Thomas Edison Role

    Looks like "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" director Timur Bekmambetov is going from fake history to real history, lining up the decidedly non-action-y "The Current War."

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    San Francisco Film Society & Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Recipients of 6 Filmmaking Grants Worth $300,000

    Six projects have been awarded a total of $300,000 from The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants. The twice-annual grants are given to narrative feature projects with social justice themes that will have a significant professional or economic impact on the B...

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    Weekend Preview: 'The Avengers,' 'First Position' & 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Are Best Bets of New Arrivals

    "The Avengers" will take most of the attention at this weekend's box office; the Marvel franchise mash-up delivers 142 minutes of satisfying, bombastic entertainment, with Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. stealing the show.

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