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    Ashland Independent Film Festival: From Taymor and Kashmir to the Kennedys

    The Ashland Independent Film Festival, an 11-year-old intimate spring fest nestled in Oregon's Rogue Valley, reminds me of the early days of Sundance and Telluride.

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    Be Seduced By Exclusive Clip #2 From Andrew Dosunmu's "Restless City" (In Theaters April 27)

    As already announced, AFFRM will release a new clip from the film each week, on Shadow And Act, leading up to its April 27th premiere (next week Friday); if you missed the first clip, posted last week, click HERE to watch it.

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    'Pariah' Star Adepero Oduye Lining Up Role In Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' With Michael Fassbender

    How do you follow a breakthrough performance that was name dropped by Meryl Streep and nominated for an Indie Spirit Award? How about doing a movie with Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt? Welcome to the big time Adepero Oduye.

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    Mark Ruffalo Joins Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' With Steve Carell & Channing Tatum

    The saying goes that you gotta keep your eyes on the prize, and for director Bennett Miller that has certainly been true for "Foxcatcher." The long developing project was one he had hoped to tackle after "Capote," but he wound up helming last year's Best Picture nominee "...

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    Trailer for Short "Taharuki": Couple Attempt To Expose Child Trafficking Post 07/08 Kenyan Election (Avail Via Amazon)

    Written and directed by Ekwa Msangi-Omari (Weakness), the 12-minute film Taharuki ("Suspense") traveled through the festival circuit last year and is now available on Amazon. Taharuki is produced by screenwriter and S&A reader/contrubutor Kia Barbee (Elmhurst Entertainment), Inna ...

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    Tracie Thoms Co-Stars in NBC Film Pilot "Applebaum"

    No it has nothing to do with A Tribe Called Quest's "Bonita Applebum" song :).

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    Take A Look At The Full Cast Of Aaron Sorkin's HBO Series 'The Newsroom'

    With a slate of programming that already boasts two of the biggest shows on television -- "Game Of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire" -- HBO is not slowing down for a minute in 2012. This past weekend they finally unveiled the hotly buzzed Lena Dunham series "Girls," and t...

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    Thoughts on TD Jakes' "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day" By Kia Barbee

    Screenwriter Kia Barbee (@kiabarbee) from Elmhurst Entertainment, an occassional S&A contributor and avid reader, agreed to give us some of her thoughts in this short review of TD Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day, co-written and directed by Neema Barnette.

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    Wolf Parade & Handsome Furs Frontman Dan Boeckner To Score 'Adult World' With Emma Roberts & John Cusack

    Indie rock has its fair share of distinct voices, but few are as instantly recognizable as that of Dan Boeckner, the musician and voice behind the acclaimed Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. But he's stepping off the stage for a brief moment, to try his hand at something a little bit different.

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    Kevin Feige Explains How 'The Incredible Hulk' Easter Egg Scene Almost Screwed Up The Marvel/'Avengers' Continuity

    In the now sprawling world of Marvel movies, keeping track of the narrative so everything flows and connects must be a nightmare. The studio template has required that each film drop a little tease after the credits for another movie they have in the pipeline, even if it isn't written, shot or c...

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