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    Hot Docs And Blue Ice Films Create $1 Million Fund For African Documentary Filmmakers

    In an effort to support documentary filmmakers in developing countries of Africa, Hot Docs and Blue Ice Films have teamed together to create a $1 Million fund. The fund, which will be disbursed within five years, was initiated with the goal of increasing the quality and quantity of social, cultura...

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    Actress Watch: Rachel Weisz's Slate Might Include Oz, Roberts & Clinton Talk, Kidman's Next Biopic?

    - Nicole Kidman loves her biopics. She's flirting with the lead in Our Wild Life, about Kenyan wildlife conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick (now 76, pictured), known for her work with the war-torn country's endangered elephants. As The Wrap reports, Hollywood doesn't make movies like this anymore....

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    Which Summer Films Might Make You Feel Like You've Been Lobotomized? The May-August Movies: Part 2

    So, yeah, we reached our character limit, so part two of the summer preview follows. It only gets worse from here on out. While we live in hope that some of these films will be pleasant surprises, especially in the first few entries, they all come with great big buyer-beware stickers. Check out the...

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    Watch: Haunting, Goosebump Raising Trailer For Sundance Hit ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

    Sundance 2011 seemed to be the year of the woman. Brit Marling walked away with a double whammy of attention for "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice" while Elizabeth Olsen earned breakout sensation status for her turn in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and for most of us getting our first look now, i...

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    The Originals: "Something Borrowed" Needs a Bit of a Feminist Makeover But Could Be a Fun Film

    Could you like a character that starts sleeping with her best friend’s fiancé on the thirteenth page of a novel? How much work does an author have to put in to convince an audience that her protagonist is worthy of sympathy, despite having begun with an extraordinary breach of trust between lifelong...

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    The Tree of Life: Glorious New Clip, Salt in the Wound for Those Not Going to Cannes Premiere

    For those of you not seeing Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life premiere May 16 at the Cannes Film Festival, here is more salt to rub in the wound. EW has an exclusive clip. They say the footage "has a dreamy, remembered quality to it thanks to fluid camera movements, soft light, and jump cuts. It’s ...

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    Watch: First Clip From 'Tree Of Life' Reveals Everyone Is Happier When Brad Pitt Isn't Around

    Close your office door and turn up the volume. A clip from "The Tree of Life" has landed which will hopefully temporarily sate your anticipation for the film that will hit Cannes in just over a week and theaters later this month.

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    Academy Hosts Celebration of Cuban Film and Exhibition of Original Cuban Poster Art

    The Academy will host a beautiful (and free) exhibition of original Cuban movie posters - 125 hand-silkscreened - from May 13 - August 28 in their Grand Lobby Gallery. Titled "Cuban Film Posters: From Havana to the World,” the exhibition will include posters from A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Th...

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    Malin Akerman & Tom Cruise Will Get It On '80s Style In 'Rock Of Ages'

    The last major piece of the casting puzzle of "Rock of Ages" seems to have been filled, and Adam Shankman has assembled a pretty motley bunch for his frizzy haired musical.

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    How NYC Became a Capital of Latin American Film in a Decade | MoMA In Focus: Cinema Tropical

    It’s hard to name a specific year as the launching-point of the renaissance that Latin American cinema has experienced over the past decade. What is hardly debatable, however, is the significant increase in exposure and presence that the cinema from that region has accomplished in such a ...

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