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    "Summer Hours" on DVD.

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    film review: Kick-Ass

    At the risk of sounding completely un-cool, I must admit I had wildly mixed feelings about Kick-Ass. I understand the filmmakers’ desire to fulfill fanboys’ fantasies and, at the same time, provide shock value for the rest of the audience—especially anyone who might be offended by mind-numbing viole...

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: Apple & iW Unveil Daily Filmmaker Talks During Tribeca '10

    Apple & indieWIRE are once again joining forces to host the Meet the Filmmakers series of conversations during the upcoming 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. The events, which run from April 23 to May 1 at the Apple Store in SoHo, will feature in-depth conversations with leading filmmakers, producers and ...

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    Filmmaker Interview: Jonathan Hock Goes to Cuba Tell a Comeback Story in "The Lost Son of Havana"

    Having premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, Jonathan Hock’s documentary, “The Lost Son of Havana,” is being released this month, exclusively on Amazon VOD. Executively produced by the Farrelly Brothers ("There's Something About Mary"), the film is a portrait of major league baseball legend L...

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    Tribeca: Gibney Brings Three Pics to Fest, Sells My Trip to Al-Qaeda to HBO

    At a time when filmmakers the world over are struggling for funds and distribution outlets, a documentary filmmaker is doing well to sell his movie before it debuts at a fest like Tribeca. Now more than ever, as the breakout documentary hit is largely confined to the likes of pop culture entertainer...

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    Tough Times Mean Fewer Options for Cannes Planners

    By all accounts, the selection process for this year's Cannes Film Festival was difficult. The economic crisis didn’t hit the Festival last year, said Terry Frémaux today. Since it takes about 18 months to make a film, the effects are being felt this year, with fewer entries.

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    Cannes '10 | The Lineup: Godard, Woody, Kitano, Araki, Leigh & More

    While a big budget Hollywood production will open the 63rd Cannes Film Festival next month, cinema's most important annual event will debut an array of new films by acclaimed auteurs from around the world. Filmmakers ranging from Jean Luc Godard, Woody Allen and Oliver Stone to Takeshi Kita...

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    Netflix's Sarandos Talks Streaming, Recommendations, Set Top Boxes

    Scott Kirsner, author of Fans, Friends and Followers and the Cinematech blog, recently interviewed Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos at his office in Beverly Hills for Kirsner's "CONVERSATION" series.

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    Eugene Hernandez: Cannes Roster Reveals Great Divide

    New York, NY, April 15, 2010 -- Only in Cannes could a Thai filmmaker with a name nearly unpronounceable by Westerners be the director of the buzz title of the upcoming festival. The latest film by Asian auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul, "Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat" (translated as "Uncle Boonmee Who...

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