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    WHAT INDIE FILMMAKERS CAN LEARN FROM THE REVOLUTIONS IN THE MIDDLE-EAST

    Art and revolution both allow us to recognize that tomorrow does not have to replicate today. They offer us hope for change. Both art and revolution begin with the same word: "no". And each is always a model for what may next be offered.

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    Summit Closes $750 Million Funding; Develops New York Times Article "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour"

     No, James Cameron has not picked up the rights to the December 25 New York Times article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour, although he might turn up as a character in the final movie that Summit Entertainment and Participant Media are developing about the BP Oil disaster (with backing from Imagenatio...

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    I Saw The Devil

    I Saw The Devil

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    'Dogtooth' Director Says His New Film 'Alps' Will Be Darker & More Extreme; Readying Pic For Cannes

    How does one describe the insane fucked-up-ness and dark, dark, hilarity of the surprising Best Foreign Film nominee "Dogtooth" to the uninitiated? The film is basically about a couple of parents who terrorize their children into strict obedience and fuck with heads as to the meaning and relevance o...

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    Lili Taylor & 'Winter's Bone' Indie Spirit Winner Dale Dickey Round Out 'Another Night' With De Niro

    Cameras are now rolling on Paul Weitz's untitled adaptation of Nick Flynn's "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City," and two more actresses have joined the excellent cast for the film.

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    When Censors Attack: What Really Happened With "A Serbian Film," "Turin Horse" and "Presumed Guilty"

    Censorship brought global headlines to three films this week. In Hungary, screenings of native son Béla Tarr's "The Turin Horse" have been canceled. A Spanish festival director is under attack for attempting to screen "A Serbian Film." And in Mexico, a prison documentary has been pulled from distrib...

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    Rango's Verbinski and ILM VFX Master John Knoll Talk Fresh Take on Animation

    Defying every convention of the animated genre, Gore Verbinski's PG-rated $135-million Rango opened well, at $38 million. Why? As Verbinski (who jumped ship on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise after three installments) has been saying to anyone who will listen, audiences want originality....

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    Hot Docs Picks 27 Projects for Annual Forum

    Hot Docs has released the names of the 27 projects slated to take part in this year's Hot Docs Forum. This year's crop were selected from 193 submissions and represent 14 different countries.

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    Disney Picks Up 'The Runner' As Potential Multi-Platform Franchise For Marc Forster

    Looks like Disney is going to pull a Universal. As their colleagues across town gear up a three film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" that will also include a television series to fill in the gaps, the mouse house is looking to do the same.

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    Juliette Lewis Joins 'Hick' With Chloe Moretz & Blake Lively; Signs On For Thriller 'Single Shot'

    Juliette Lewis was only seen in a couple of poorly received films last year -- "The Switch" and "Conviction" -- but here's the thing: she was the best part about either film. As the hippy dippy friend in the former and the key white trash witness in the latter, Lewis was alive and engaging in a way ...

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