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    NYAFF 2012 Preview - Guadeloupean "Elza" (A Young Woman's Search For The Father She Never Met)

    A film I first alerted you all to back in May of 2011, here's a recap... Released in Paris in April 2011, with no word at the time on whether it'll travel (though it screened in Martinique as well), is Mariette Monpierre's Le bonheur d'Elza&nbs...

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    Amanda Peet Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

    For a while there at the tail end of the '90s, it seemed like Amanda Peet was poised to be the next big thing. And then....well, that didn't exactly happen. Not that she stopped working, but it seems she wisely decided to work with respected talent on films like "Melinda & Melinda,&...

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    Weekly Indiewire Clicks: The Best News, Reviews and Features

    The drama surrounding "Bully" wasn't the only thing Indiewire covered this week. Also this week: Clive Owen talked about playing protective fathers and Ernest Hemingway; the San Franciso Film Fesitval revealed their full lineup; Tribeca announced their closing (and very non-indie) fil...

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    EXCLUSIVE: TOKYOPOP's Stu Levy Talks Disaster Doc 'Pray for Japan'

    When filmmaker Stu Levy flew from Los Angeles to Tokyo on March 9, 2011, he had no idea that he would return with close-up footage of one of the worst natural disasters in living memory.

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    Vote on the Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Two Blind,' 'Mahogany,' 'Noise' or 'Beyond'?

    Vote on the Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Two Blind,' 'Mahogany,' 'Noise' or 'Beyond'?

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    Review: 'Artificial Paradises' A Wonderful Minimalist Experience

    Set in the breathtaking beach environment of Veracruz (Mexico) at a near dilapidated resort-of-sorts, "Artificial Paradises" is a terrific minmimalist experience centering on the unlikely relationship between middle-aged grounds worker Salomón (Salomón Hernández) and young heroin abuser Luisa (Luisa...

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    Watch: Director Terence Nance's Q&A Post ND/NF Screening Of "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"

    Watch: Director Terence Nance's Q&A Post ND/NF Screening Of "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"

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    5 New Pics Of Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'People Like Us'

    After delivering emotion-deadening blockbusters like "Transfomers" and "Cowboys & Aliens," can producers and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci do nuanced dramedy? That's the question at the center of "People Like Us," Kurtzman's directorial debut that h...

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    EXCLUSIVE Tribeca Trailer: Doc 'Wagner's Dream' Showcases Challenging New Production of 'Ring' Cycle

    Susan Froemke's "Wagner's Dream" follows the Metropolitan Opera's unprecedented, four-year challenge of a lavish new production of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring Cycle. The classical music doc will have its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25.

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    Ophelia Lovibond, Melissa Leo & More Round Out Cast For 'A Single Shot' Starring Sam Rockwell

    It's been a long, strange trip for "A Single Shot." Seemingly stuck in development hell, the project had an array of names circling over the past couple of years -- Michael Fassbender, Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, James Badge Dale, Juno ...

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