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    Watch: Trailer For Oscar Winner William Joyce's 'Rise Of The Guardians' Debuts

    Today the trailer for "Rise of the Guardians," DreamWorks Animation's big holiday 2012 animated movie, quietly debuted online (courtesy of Hey U Guys). The movie features the voice talents of Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Jude Law, and centers around an elite group of child...

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    Cannes 2012 Festival's Cinefondation Short Films Competition Jury Led by Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, the Belgian director-writer and Cannes Fest fave (along with brother Luc), who is enjoying the success of arthouse hit "The Kid with a Bike," will preside over this year's Cinéfondation jury, which will select short films from film students.

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    "Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Directorial Debut 'You Are Here' Stars Owen Wilson

    "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has chosen a project for his feature film debut. He wrote and will direct relationship comedy "You Are Here," which will start shooting in May in North Carolina with funnymen Owen Wilson ("Midnight in Paris") and Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover").

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    Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis & Amy Poehler To Star In 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner's Directorial Debut 'You Are Here'

    Brewing for a while, "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's feature film debut has been through a few different incarnations. Way, back in 2009 Jennifer Aniston, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis were the first names to line up for the movie that was in very advance planning t...

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    Columbia University Film Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Women Filmmakers Panel

    Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and Film Society of Lincoln Center are partnering to celebrate 25 years of the Columbia University Film Festival. Events include a presentation of some of the best short films from Columbia graduates over the last 25 years and a panel of some of Co...

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    Matthew Weiner to Make Feature Directorial Debut with 'You Are Here'

    Gilbert Films has announced that Matthew Weiner's feature directorial debut "You Are Here" will start production in May 2012 in North Carolina.

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    Chris Rock-Produced Late Night Series Starring W. Kamau Bell Coming To FX Network

    The FX network has greenlit a new weekly half-hour late night series exec-produced by Chris Rock, starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, in which he'll "dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex."

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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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