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    Sundance 2011: Native Showcase / From the Collection

    Native Showcase

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    The Social Network Gets Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay at National Board Of Review Awards

    And the award goes to…The Social Network, The National Board of Review's pick for Best Film, Best Director (David Fincher), Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg). Full list and and analysis below.

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    Sundance 2011 Lineup Revealed: 'Red State,' 'Cedar Rapids,' 'Son Of No One' & More Hit Park City

    The full lineup for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival has been revealed and as usual, it's a solid crop of films -- a mix between pics we're greatly anticipating and those which are at the very least intriguing -- and most of them are arriving seeking distribution.

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    'Bottle Shock' Team Developing Punk Rock Film Centered On Famed Club CBGB

    Also Planning A Biopic On Beach Boys Drummer Dennis WilsonRandall Miller and Jody Savin, the duo behind the 2008 wine world comedy "Bottle Shock," are shifting their gaze from Napa Valley to the grimy streets of 1970s New York City for their next film.

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    Watch: Ryan Gosling Confronts Michelle Williams In Clip From 'Blue Valentine'

    So far, the clips from "Blue Valentine" have largely focused on the happier times between the central couple Dean and Cindy played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, but in the latest look to hit the web, things are not going so well.

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    Sundance Film Festival Offers A Window on the World (with Contacts)

    Sundance's announcement yesterday of the 4 main categories plus Premieres - U.S. Dramatic Competition, U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Dramatic Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition -- is a mash of many cultures not only in "World" sections, but within the U.S. sections themselves. Consistent with my vision (and wish) to see world cultures enter the mainstream of independent features as I write about Africa (and its diaspora), Latino films, and about women filmmakers (♀), and Asia, a look at the Sundance lineup takes us beyond these cultures as they increasingly merge with one another. European cinema also looks healthy...

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    Bird-Brained: Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan"

    If nothing else, Black Swan will certainly be the nuttiest movie to be mistaken for serious art in 2010, a true distinction as these last beleaguered twelve months of moviegoing saw contenders like Gaspar Noé’s harebrained Enter the Void and Andrei Konchalovsky’s utterly baffling The Nutcracker in 3D fall by the wayside. Darren Aronofsky has a leg up on his competitors: his horror movie about a good girl gone mad is set in the rarefied world of professional ballet (note the conspicuous exteriors of Lincoln Center, home to a film festival that, until The Wrestler, hadn’t been particularly accommodating to Aronofsky’s work), kibble for a gray-...

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    Ben Foster & Giovanni Ribisi Looking To Deal 'Contraband' With Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale

    With production set to begin in March, things are gearing up for the Universal thriller "Contraband" that already has Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale set to star.

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    Asian Film Awards Nabs New Director

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) has appointed Yuet-fung Ho as Director of Asian Film Awards (AFA). In her new position, effective since last month, Ho will oversee the AFA strategic growth and promote the event worldwide.

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    Alex Proyas To Direct Sci-Fi Actioner 'AMP'

    Australian director Alex Proyas once theoretically held some promise, although we're not exactly sure how. The music video veteran showed some gothic style in the original take on "The Crow," and on the sci-fi mindbender "Dark City," even if both films were ultimately pretty hollow. Since then, howe...

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