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    Tribeca 2012 Review - Kenya-Set "Wavumba" Is A Dreamy Homage To The Filmmaker's Youth

    A film that's maybe more about mood and setting than narrative, Wavumba, from Ductch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen, is a beautiful homage to a place and time - memories of the filmmaker's childhood, spent in coastal Kenya, steeped in mysticism, and driven by the tale of a single fisherman...

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    VODetails: 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

    This Tribeca Film Festival comedy starring Jenna Fischer is now available on VOD. Is it worth your time? We have the VODetails.

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    FUTURES: 'Sound of My Voice' Director/Writer Zal Batmanglij

    Why He's On Our Radar: The 2011 Sundance Film Festival served as a springboard for remarkable number of writer/directors, all with bright futures ahead of them. Mike Cahill of "Another Earth," Dee Rees of "Pariah," Sean Durkin of "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and Evan Glodell of "Bellflower," all made...

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    Rooney Mara To Star In Adaptation Of Colm Toibin's 'Brooklyn' Penned By Nick Hornby

    And the hits just keep on coming for Rooney Mara. Just a day after she signed up for a role in Spike Jonze's untitled upcoming movie, she's now landed another project that will find the actress at the front and center of a big league book adaptation.

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    How Does the First Dogme95 Film Translate to a Polish Stage Adaptation in Brooklyn? Very Well, Indeed.

    Danish director Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 film "Festen" (aka "The Celebration") was the first film to be given the official approval of the Dogme95 collective of filmmakers (of which there were 254 official designees before the designation stopped being given out in 2005).

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    3 Ethiopian Filmmakers Selected For Emerging Talent Initiative At Cannes Film Fest

    Congrats to filmmakers Henok Mebratu, Olisarali Olibui Tongolu and Yidnekachew Shumete. I'll return with individual profiles; here's the news for now:

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #29: Vertigo Variations

    This first part of an hour long video essay spins an elaborate tale of a lifelong obsession with Hitchcock's masterpiece.

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    Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon & Joe Mantegna Have 'Compulsion'; Vilmos Zsigmond Lensing

    Sustaining a post-child-star career seems a difficult enough labyrinth to manage by itself, but combine that challenge with a bubbly, incessant neighbor intent on stardom, as a new film exploring the toll of celebrity aims to do, and you have a interesting dark vehicle for two talented actresses as ...

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    Has The Financial Disappointment Of 'Hugo' Killed The Chances Of Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' Getting Made?

    While the critical adulation -- eleven Oscar nominations and five wins -- for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" put a nice finish on the film's journey to the big screen, in the cold light of day, and on a financial level, the film was a bust. While it didn't get the same kind of ink th...

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    Lineup For Locarno's 2012 "Open Doors" Focus On French-Speaking Sub-Saharan African Cinema

    Announced last fall, the Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart will focus on French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The prominent Swiss fest has recruited African cinema pros to consult in selecting a dozen participating projects that were to be announced in May.

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