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    Zuckerberg Denies Social Network Frame is Accurate

    In a "Startup School" conference at Sanford University, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg talks about how he dropped out of Harvard and how the The Social Network's framing device is the thing that's most wrong with the movie.

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    For Colored Girls Living Portraits Gallery

    For Colored Girls star Janet Jackson is hosting Tim Palen's "Living Portraits" opening night event at Manhattan's Lehman Maupin gallery on October 24. The 35mm series features the eight stars of For Colored Girls: Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerri Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta D...

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  • The Playlist
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    Post-Punk Auteur: The Films Of Olivier Assayas

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music (or BAM, if you prefer its punchier moniker) have titled their Olivier Assayas retrospective "Post-Punk Auteur." The musical connotations of that label slightly undersell the filmmaker's eclecticism—he digs up scores of post-punk tracks, sure, but he also borrows from M...

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    AFI Fest 2010 World Cinema and Special Categories Lineup

    AFI Fest 2010 announces the titles for its World Cinema, Midnight (comedy and horror), Alt/Art (films about art and artists) and Breakthrough (discovered via submissions) programs. The fest's offerings total 97 (66 features, 31 shorts). World Cinema selections includes fall fest holdovers Abbas Kiar...

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    Trailer Watch: The Fighter Builds Buzz for Bale

    Unable to press-screen David O. Russell's much-anticipated The Fighter until the week of November 10, Paramount has been valiantly building buzz until then. The gritty $24-million Relativity Media-funded biopic stars Mark Wahlberg (who earned a supporting actor Oscar nomination for The Departed) in ...

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    Quick Analysis: Women Figure Big at Gotham Awards

    It's worth noting that films by women dominated today's Gotham Award nominations.

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    On the Move: Jessica Paré Finally Hitting "Stardom"?

    Now that actress Jessica Paré is moving up in the world of TV's "Mad Men," perhaps she'll also be able to get better film roles than her recent stint as a random topless blond in a hot tub in "Hot Tub Time Machine." She's had a few decent indie gigs in the past decade -- in spite of her big teeth, which were mentioned as being non-Hollywood-friendly in last night's "Mad Men" season finale -- including parts in Deepa Mehta's "Bollywood/Hollywood" and the 2001 boarding school drama "Lost and Delirious." But I continue to think of her mostly from her lead role in Denys Arcand's "Stardom," which should have been her true breakthrough back in 2000...

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    Gotham Award Predictions

    Monday afternoon at 1pm EST, indieWIRE will be bringing you IFP's announcement of the 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Award nominations.

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    Eleven Docs that Shook the World

    Inspired by the surprisingly successful education expose Waiting for Superman (which is backed by massive marketing dollars for a doc), USA Today lists 11 documentaries that shook the world, that made a big difference in their time.

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    Jason Reitman hosts the premiere of THE TWO ESCOBARS

    Jason Reitman hosts the premiere of THE TWO ESCOBARS

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