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    Revolution and Resignation: Director Jon Shenk Talks About 'The Island President'

    Jon Shenk's profile of Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected leader of the Republic of Maldives, "The Island President," opens today at New York's Film Forum, following a surge of press after Nasheed was forced to leave office following a coup d'etat by loyalists to his predecessor, dict...

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    Djo Munga ("Viva Riva!") Preps "Norwegian Crime In Congo" Doc; Gets Funding Boost

    Last we wrote about the Viva Riva! director was in December, when we announced the initiative called ImagiNations, created and spearheaded none other than Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Steve Markovitz (his Viva Riva! producer).

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    Criticwire Picks: 'The Island President' Highlights a Weekend of Dealing with Threats

    This weekend at the cinema is brought to you by the struggles of youth. Whether the threat is unnamed (emerging sexuality; a faceless, mystical home invader) or, perhaps more shockingly, entirely tangible (other kids), children are at the center of nearly all these tales.

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    From the Wire: Books to Films and Back

    How important is faithfulness to the success of a cinematic adaptation of a popular novel?

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    BAMcinemaFest Announces First 11 Titles; Includes US Debut of Cannes Hit 'Walk Away Renee'

    BAMcinemaFest, which in its fourth year has already gained a reputation for hosting the New York premieres of the year's strongest indie fare, has released a list of eleven titles that will premiere at this year's festival.

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    New Looks At Keira Knightley, Steve Carell & More In 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World'

    While we're waiting to see just what's in store with the high concept comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," the cast can't seem to stop raving about it. When we spoke to Keira Knightley at the beginning of the year, she said: "It's a very, very dark comed...

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    FREE Screening of FUTURESTATES Season 3 Films At Tribeca Film Fest (Tina Mabry Directed One Of Them)

    ITVS and the Tribeca Film Institute will be hosting a FREE screening of FUTURESTATES Season 3 on Saturday, April 21 at 2PM in New York City.

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    Tribeca Trailer Watch: Promising Taste of 'Free Samples' with Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter

    The trailer for "Free Samples" gives away equal doses of quirk and searching desperation delivered by newcomer director Jay Gammill's upcoming film (video posted below).

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    Is 50 Shades of Grey The Next Big Thing?

    As The Hunger Games was getting ready to take the box office by storm, a 40-something former TV executive from England with two kids E.L. James (not her real name) and her literary agent Valerie Hoskins were sitting out in Hollywood taking pitches from all the studios who were all falling over thems...

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    Casting Watch: Stanley Tucci to Join Emma Watson in David Yates' 'Your Voice in My Head'

    Stanley Tucci is currently in talks to star alongside "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson in the psychological drama, "Your Voice in My Head." At the moment, an almost unrecognizable Tucci can be seen in "The Hunger Games" as the flamboyant master of ceremonies.

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