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    True/False Names 2010 True Vision & True Life Honorees

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    American Cinematheque Honors Matt Damon

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    UPDATED: Weinstein Deal for "Blue Valentine"

    An acclaimed entry from the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival, Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine," has been acquired by The Weinstein Company, a film rep confirmed this morning. The company acquired North American and other rights as the festival neared its conclusion.

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    Oprah OWNs a "Family Affair"

    Chico Colvard's Sundance Documentary Competition feature, "Family Affair" has been acquired by OWN, the recently announced Oprah Winfrey Network. The film is the first to join the network's recently announced Documentary Film Club, which was created to "spotlight cinematic documentaries that can ins...

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    SUNDANCEdaily | Our Critics’ Favorite US Competition Docs

    As the Sundance Film Festival is wrapping up, it's time to reflect on the highlights of this year's fest. Manohla Dargis's report from the fest was in today's New York Times. In it, she notes the face of the festival in the persisting recession and new leadership under director John Cooper. Here ...

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    Full Stride: Nicole Opper's "Off and Running"

    Off and Running, the feature debut from documentary filmmaker Nicole Opper, jumps right into the existential crises of its heroine, Avery Klein-Cloud, dispensing with the introduction of background information before delving into conflict. Here, in the same breath that she tells us her name, Avery confesses with frank, articulate anxiety that she has decided to contact her birth mother for the first time, and proceeds to read to us from the letter she has agonized over for so long. The fifteen-year-old African American track star was adopted at a very young age by a lesbian couple who are raising her in Brooklyn with her likewise adopted brot...

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    Reservoir Mongrels: Malcolm Venville's "44 Inch Chest"

    About three quarters of the way through 44 Inch Chest, a battered and bloodied Melvil Poupaud, sitting handcuffed in a chair, looks at the camera for the first time. The expression on the art-house heartthrob’s face betrays fear, bewilderment, and possibly a tinge of regret. It's almost as if he's...

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    R.I.P. J.D. Salinger

    I know it's a cliche, but "The Catcher In The Rye" is my all-time favourite book and I can easily bring myself back to the act of reading it for the first time. So I figured a small tribute was more than worthwhile, so after the jump I present some of the lines from that book that will continue to ...

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    Focus Seals "Kids" Deal at Sundance

    Confirming reports that it was acquiring rights to "The Kids Are All Right," Focus Features said Thursday afternoon it picked up U.S. rights as well as rights for the U.K., Germany and South Africa, the distributor's head James Schamus announced Thursday. Bart Walker and John Sloss of Cinetic Media ...

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