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    REVIEW | Living the Negative and Optimistic "Metropolis"

    Few images from the silent film era linger in contemporary pop culture more than the dreary futuristic landscapes of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis." Whereas Charlie Chaplin remains the paragon of cinema's capacity to entertain, Lang's 1927 epic still provokes fears about modern technology. Conventional w...

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    Variance Acquires Magnetic Fields Doc

    Variance Films has acquired North American theatrical rights for Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara's documentary "Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields." After debuting at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, it has screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Florida I...

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    In the Works: Chinese Champs, Latino Coming of Age, Lazarus Hipsters, Dual Prisons & Finding Haven

    This week's production column, 'In the Works', checks in with acclaimed producer Peter Wintonick ("Manufacturing Consent," "Earthkeepers") on his new project with "Up the Yangtze" director Yung Chang, “China Heavyweight,” then profiles a few upcoming films featured on crowd-funding website IndieGoGo...

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    Fans of Fan Magazines Gather

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    Tarantino To Head Venice Jury

    Quentin Tarantino will head the competition jury of the Venice Film Festival, Variety is reporting. Tarantino was praised by Venice fest head Marco Mueller as "one of the most startling directors in cinema today" in the article.

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs ’10: Family Ties & Common Bonds

    With one week of its 17th edition completed, the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, which continues through this Sunday, has screened about three-quarters of its overall programming. As in previous years, the festival presents close to 200 films over its eleven-day run, consisting o...

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    UPDATED: Gen Art Closes After 16 Years

    UPDATED 7:09pm EDT: Coming off the heels of its New York City film festival, which ended April 13, the founders of Gen Art announced it is ending operations after 16 years.

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