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    SFIFF 55: Judy Davis, 'Women with Cows,' "The Giants,' Rissient on Hawks

    I have viewed myself into a corner; there’s practically nothing playing this afternoon that I haven’t already seen. I have prepared for this by checking out press screeners, despite my internal script that runs: “you don’t go to film festivals to watch movies on DVD.” So I choose either talking head...

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    'Little Britain' & 'Cruise Of The Gods' Helmer Declan Lowney To Direct Alan Partridge Movie

    Of the many characters he's played over the years, Steve Coogan's Alan Patridge remains the most beloved. The consistently lame, earnestly insecure and narcissitic talk show host has spawned two radio series, three TV stints, a book and more recently the new webseries "Mid Morning Matte...

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    "Thoughts From the Dark Room" - Editor/Producer Jason Pollard Tells His Story; What's Yours?

    The next installment of the What’s Your Story? series comes from Jason Pollard, editor of documentaries Sing Your Song and Slavery By Another Name as well as Pete Chatmon’s Queen Hussy series, and son of legendary filmmaker Samuel Pollard.

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    SFIFF: Lawrence Kasdan Talks Making 'Darling Companion,' Reveals He's In The Midst Of Writing Harlan Coben's 'Stay Close'

    Last week saw the release of “Darling Companion,” the first film from writer/director Lawrence Kasdan in nine years. The film tells the story of Beth (Diane Keaton) and her husband Joseph’s (Kevin Kline) dog getting lost in the mountains after their daughter’s wedding. The co...

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    Tickets, Anyone?

    The news that Fandango, the company that sells admissions to movies online, is expanding its use of “paperless tickets,” using bar codes for smart phones instead, makes perfect sense…but doesn’t make me happy. There goes another facet of the moviegoing experience: tickets!

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    Sally Hawkins Joins Woody Allen's Next Film, Shooting In San Francisco & New York Slated For This Summer

    For a moment there, it looked we wouldn't be getting our annual dose of Woody Allen next year. We figured that with the director busy with a rare acting gig in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" and preparing "Bullets Over Broadway" for Broadway in 2013, he wouldn't have...

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    'Hero Whisperer' Joss Whedon and The Tension Within Him and His 'Avengers'

    Would the "The Avengers" be earning its rave reviews without writer-director Joss Whedon? The multi-franchise-tentpole-orgy could have gone in countless different directions. (Robert Downey Jr. confides to Collider, "I think it is just a really good story that could have been done a h...

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    New Images From 'G.I. Joe Retaliation,' 'Neighborhood Watch,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man' & 'Magic Mike'

    So, what's your flavor this summer? Action, comedy, superheroes, strippers? Well, looks like there will be something for everyone at the multiplex.

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    Decide Who Talks to the Sundance Institute: Vote for April's Project of the Month!

    April is now over, and it's time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named March's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute!

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    Preview HBO's "The Weight of the Nation" (Docu Series on the Obesity Epidemic)

    Airing May 14 and 15 on HBO, The Weight of the Nation includes a four-part documentary series featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts, individuals and their families struggling with obesity. Three years in the making, the project has been dubbed one of the most far-reaching p...

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