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    "White Irish Drinkers" and "Grace Paley" Doc Top Audience Winners at Woodstock

    John Gray's 1975 set Brooklyn tale "White Irish Drinkers," and Lilly Rivlin's documentary "Grace Paley: Collected Shorts," were the two big Audience Award winners last night at the Woodstock Film Festival. "Drinkers" nabbed the Audience Award for Narrative Feature, while "Grace Palley" walked away w...

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    Noam Chomsky Conference In Iceland

    As you can tell, I haven't exactly been posting like crazy since my arrival here in Reykjavik, mostly because it's just been too amazing here to hinder by holing up with a laptop. I'll have a bunch of musings to post tomorrow as I make my Icelandic exit, but for now here's video from an inspiring co...

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    Donald Duck vs. Glenn Beck.

    Donald Duck vs. Glenn Beck.

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    For Colored Girls Campaign is Old-Fashioned

    Lionsgate has been talking about an Oscar campaign for Tyler Perry's screen adaptation of For Colored Girls (from Ntozake Shange's poetic 1975 hit Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf).

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    Producers to Watch: Anne Marie Gillen ♀

    by guest blogger Peter Belsito

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    The Social Network Plays Well to Academy

    Saturday's Academy screening of The Social Network played well to a full house--the movie also opened at number one this weekend, and scored rave reviews, which won't hurt with Oscar voters.

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    Zellweger Faces Uncertain Future as Case 39 Flops

    Signature line: "You had me at hello."

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    Box Office: "Superman," "Catfish" Continue Their Surge; "Freakonomics" Disappoints

    With few new specialty films reporting estimates, the big story this weekend was definitely the impressive holdover performances of docs "Waiting For 'Superman'" and "Catfish," which in their second and third frames, respectively, showed serious strength. According to estimates provided by Rentrak ...

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    Autumn Sonata

    In 1976, two years before his 60th birthday, Ingmar Bergman was rehearsing a play at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm when two plainclothes policemen arrested and booked him for income-tax fraud. Although the charges were false and eventually dropped, this terribly humiliating experience caused the internationally acclaimed Swedish filmmaker to suffer a nervous breakdown and a deep depression. He vowed never to work again in his native country, and began a self-imposed exile during which he made two films (before finally relenting and returning to Sweden): The Serpent’s Egg, an English-language picture shot in Munich, and the Britis...

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    "Stranger Things" & "Marwencol" Take Top Prizes at 11th Woodstock Film Festival

    Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal's feature "Stranger Things" and Jeff Malmberg's doc "Marwencol" took top prizes Saturday evening at the 11th Woodstock Film Festival. Emceed by Oscar-nominated writer/director and Woodstock resident Ron Nyswaner ("Philadelphia"), the Gala Maverick Awards ceremony also hono...

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