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    "On Shame & Embarrassment" - Director Chinonye Chukwu ("Alaskaland") Tells Her Story; What's Yours?

    Another installment for the What's Your Story? series I started a few months ago; another brave filmmaker steps up and lets us in; this time it's writer/director Chinonye Chukwu, whose feature film debut, Alaskaland, has gotten some coverage on S&A.

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    Tribeca Review: 'Searching For Sugar Man' An Entertaining, Touching & Revealing Look At Forgotten Pop Singer Rodriguez

    If every Sundance film festival needs at least one documentary to remind white people of all the great music in the world they don’t know about, at least “Searching For Sugar Man” seems like 2012’s front-runner for the best one. A born crowd-pleaser whose central mystery begets a great triumph of gr...

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    "PreDestined" - 2 Women Fall In Love Under Unlikely Circumstances (Fundraising)

    From the email I received from the filmmaker - Tye Green:

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    Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, Michael Sheen & Teresa Palmer Join Crime Thriller 'Cut Bank'

    Landing a script on the Black List doesn't necessarily mean your movie will get made right away (please see the forever-developing "Prisoners" as a hot script stuck at the starting gates) but it does mean that when the ball gets rolling, top talent is going to swarm. And for Rober...

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    Toni Collette & Dev Patel To Star In India-Set Honor Killings Thriller 'Defiant'

    A new film based on true events, set in the world of “honor killings” in India, has picked up steam today as two talented actors have signed on for principal and supporting roles.

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    Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal In the Witty "Hysteria"

    Hysteria, one of the highlights of the Tribeca Film Festival, is now opening in theaters. If you misssed my Tribeca review of this sharp witty film, here it is:

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    Watch: 'Mad Men' Star Kiernan Shipka Plays Herself on 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23'

    Isn't that just how time flies? One minute Sally Draper's serving as a pint-sized mixologist for the always-appropriate Don and contemplating mortality after the death of her grandfather, and the next she's playing herself opposite a semi-ironic James Van Der Beek in a sitcom.

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    Final Box Office: 'Darling Companion' Tops Weekly Chart

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater average. Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    Preview "United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop" (Screenings In Canada, USA, South Africa)

    From producer/director Yanick Letourneau comes the feature documentary, United States of Africa: Beyond Hip Hop, co-produced (and distributed) by the National Film Board of Canada (we've shared a lot of work from them here on S&A over the years).

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    Oscar-Winner Melissa Leo & Til Schweiger Join Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

    In the time since he was first attached to “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman,” Shia LaBeouf has knocked out a couple of "Transformers" movies, and even started his own graphic novel-penning career, while Zac Efron briefly took over the part. With LaBeouf back on board, however, he can final...

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