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    Sundance Hit Steve James Doc The Interrupters Lands Distributor

    U.S. rights for Sundance documentary favorite, The Interrupters, have gone to the The Cinema Guild. The film, from director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and author, producer and collaborator Alex Kotlowitz (bestseller, There Are No Children Here and author of the 2008 NYT article that inspired the film, Blocking the Transmission of Violence), follows three "Violence Interruptors" in Chicago -- former gang members who intervene in violent situations as they unfold in order to protect their community. The film will have a theatrical release this summer, followed by a PBS Frontline broadcast and a digital release by PBS Distribution in 2012. The In...

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    Which Movies Should You Love, But Just Don't?

    Say you sit down to watch a movie you’ve been dying to see for ages. It’s by your favorite director, working with actors you almost always love, and even the story seems to fit right into your personal taste. Yet somehow it just doesn’t work for you, no matter how much you adore everyone involved, a...

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    'Mildred Pierce' begins on HBO

    'Mildred Pierce' begins on HBO

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    Guest Post: Conor Horgan "What I Learned From Making My Movie"

    One Hundred Morning screened at Slamdance 2010. It then won The Workbook Project's Discovery & Distribution Award. We hosted it at our Goldcrest Screening Series to great success. It is now having a NY run and the NY Times honored it with a Critics' Pick notice. When we screened it I noted: "End of the world scenarios come in all forms, but rarely are they dressed in such human(ist) clothing. Big concepts too often forget that it is all about life and how we live it. One Hundred Mornings keeps the characters (and all their foibles) front and center in the most relatable of manners. As much as we need each other, we are still only human...

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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers: "Man Without a Cell Phone" Director Sameh Zoabi

    When he’s not working in his cousin’s concrete business, college dropout Jawdat (Razi Shawahdeh), who lives in a quiet Palestinian town inside Israel, usually spends his free time looking for new women to chat up on his cell phone. But when his wireless flirting starts to extend into the West Bank, ...

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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers: “The Destiny of Lesser Animals" Director Deron Albright

    Desperate to return to America years after his deportation, Ghanian Police Inspector Boniface Koomsin finds that his newly acquired counterfeit passport is missing, and embarks on a dangerous journey through modern Ghana to retrieve the stolen document. His own search is linked to a series of violen...

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    The Girl From the Naked Eye

    by guest blogger Peter BelsitoThe Girl From the Naked Eye starring Jason Yee is an exciting new film that is having a private screening in L.A. next week before its Cannes screenings through Archstone this coming May.Los Angeles Domestic (buyers, distributors) screening on the 31st of March 7pm @ Raleigh Studios. By invitation only. Please contact now if you are interested in coming: Henry Mu (henry.mu AT gmail.com.It is really a pleasure to see something as good as this fit into the genre format(s) so well and artistically.The narrative line is a rare combination of modern nocturnal LA Noir mixed with a martial arts format.Jason Yee plays...

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    Rose Byrne Says 'X-Men: First Class' Production Schedule Felt "Luxurious"

    Says That The Cast Has Signed On For Three Films2011 might just be the busiest year yet for actress Rose Byrne. In addition to starring in the hit FX series "Damages," she will have three films arriving in theaters in the next few months: James Wan's latest horror flick "Insidious" which opens this ...

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    Kelly Macdonald Replaces Reese Witherspoon As Lead Of Pixar's 'Brave,' First Concept Art Revealed

    Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane Also In Voice CastConsidering the run the studio have been on recently ("Ratatouille," "Wall-E" and "Up" all in quick succession), it's a little sad that we're facing such a gap of original material from Pixar -- "Toy Story 3" came last year, and, much worse, "Cars 2" this year. But we're now heading toward the light at the end of the tunnel: 2012 will see "Brave," formerly known as "The Bear & The Bow," and shows the company once more moving into new territory -- with its first fairy tale, and its first female lead (the delay in the arrival of the latter being something that they've faced criticism for recentl...

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    Sarah Gadon Joins The Cast Of David Cronenberg’s 'Cosmopolis'

    With shooting set to begin this summer in Toronto, casting on David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric is wrapping up. Samantha Morton joined the cast last week -- as we found out via a Robert Pattinson interview -- now she's bee...

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