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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Now - "Sun City Picture House," Bringing a New Movie Theater to Haiti

    Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, "Sun City Picture House" follows the story of Raphael Louigene, a Haitian hospital volunteer and movie lover who sets out to build the first movie theater since the devastating earthquake in 2010. See a clip after the jump courtesy of MTV Movies Blog.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Watch The Q&A From "Swell Season" Screening at Tribeca

    Caught “The Swell Season” - the doc on "Once" stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - at Tribeca last night... Ith almost feels like a sequel to “Once” - had the two main characters ended up getting together and forming a band (which is not entirely implausible). While “Once” was more or less a work of fiction, “The Swell Season” is actually documentary, even if the documentarians’ verite approach might make anyone unknowing think otherwise... More on the film here. Q&A below:

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Rodney Evans on "Building Communites & Embracing New Models"

    Why do we wait so damn long for our projects to come together? Do we fetishize "permission"? Is it akin to waiting for Prince Charming or the like? Is patience really a virtue for creative endeavors? Have we fooled ourselves into thinking we can depend on anyone other than our family, friends, and collaborators? In telling how he is putting together his latest project, filmmaker Rodney Evans sums up a feeling many filmmakers know too well: "Enough of the bullshit, the jig was up."

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes Classics 2011: A Clockwork Orange, Despair, A Bronx Tale, The Conformist

    Cannes Classics 2011: A Clockwork Orange, Despair, A Bronx Tale, The Conformist

    Cannes' 2011 Classics program includes fourteen films (including A Clockwork Orange, pictured), five documentaries, a Masterclass with Malcolm McDowell, surprises, and new/restored prints. Details are below:Cannes Classics was established in 2004. The selection - because it is also one - allows the Cannes Film Festival to showcase heritage cinema, re-discovered films, restored prints and theatrical, television or DVD releases of the great works of the past. This program is presented in the Palais (Buñuel or 60th Theatres) and some films will be screened at the Cinema de la Plage and La Licorne cinema in Cannes.

Fourteen films, five documentaries, surprises, a Masterclass (Malcolm McDowell), new or restored prints: The program is based on proposals from national archives, cinematheques, studios, producers and distributors. Rare classics to discover or re-discover, they will be presented in 35mm or high definition digital prints.

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  • The Playlist
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    Penélope Cruz Reteams With Sergio Castellitto In 'Venuto al Mondo'

    Man, how did we miss this? The news hit the web last week but somehow, we're only catching up with it now so apologies if you're already aware.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Coming To Hot Docs? Come To Hot Cocks, Part Deux!

    The second annual Hot Cocks party - in celebration of the queer and sex positive films at Hot Docs (of which there are plenty this year) - is going down this weekend:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: 84th Academy Awards Are February 26, 2012; BAFTAs February 12 (UPDATED)

    Oscar Watch: 84th Academy Awards Are February 26, 2012; BAFTAs February 12 (UPDATED)

    The Academy reveals key dates for the 84th Academy Awards, to be presented February 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre and televised live on ABC.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Can A Sister Get Some Love From The "21 Jump Street" Film?

    Ok, I confess. After Comingsoon.net confirmed a report that Johnny Depp will have a cameo role in the new 21 Jump Street film in development, I'm launching my one woman crusade to get Holly Robinson Peete on board. How can they NOT include Holly in this?

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  • The Playlist
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    Ron Livingston Has The Unenviable Task Of Preparing Sarah Palin For Debate In 'Game Change'

    With Julianne Moore (as Sarah Palin), Ed Harris (as John McCain) and Woody Harrelson (as Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s senior campaign strategist and adviser) the cast for HBO's "Game Change" is already stellar and has added yet another strong player into the fold.

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  • Spout
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    Tribeca 2011: "Jesus Henry Christ" Is a Disappointment We Should Have Seen Coming

    I suppose that this movie was inevitable. After a decade in which “500 Days of Summer,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Juno” made great success out of quirky humor and eccentric characters, we were bound to some day find ourselves face to face with a miserably mediocre attempt to keep the creativity going. “Jesus Henry Christ” tries so hard to be original, cute, funny and unique but just ends up looking foolish and exhausted. Bad jokes, over-extended gimmicks and horribly written supporting characters whirl around your head as you attempt to find some sort of redeeming narrative. Unfortunately, not even the heavy handed voice-over helps with that.

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