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    SEPTIEN in Seattle, Athens, Birmingham, San Francisco

    If you live in the following cities, please be sure to check out and/or spread the word about these Septien screenings (visit our official website for links):

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  • The Playlist
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    Atom Egoyan Ready To Shoot A Feature Based On The West Memphis Three Called 'Devil's Knot'

    Related Documentary, 'Paradise Lost 3' Getting New Ending; Oscar-Qualifying RunWell, that was fast. No sooner were the West Memphis Three freed on Friday that Hollywood struck while the iron was hot. Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan ("Chloe," "The Sweet Hereafter") revealed his intentions to direct a feature-length drama called "The Devil's Knot," based on the true-life story of three teenagers, known collectively as the West Memphis Three, who were convicted of the murder and sexual mutilation of three 8-year-old boys in 1993. As the teenagers were fans of heavy metal music (and especially Metallica), the prosecution in the case suggested the motive behind the slayings was part of a Satanic ritual. Even with incredibly questionable police work -- which many felt to be outrageous -- sensationalized media, fear and panic from the satanism angle in the trial led to the teens' conviction and sentence of life imprisonment.

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    Jason Flemyng Joins Ralph Fiennes & Jeremy Irvine In Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations'

    With 2012 marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, it's no surprise that there's a whole spate of Dickens-related projects in the works. Ralph Fiennes, for instance, is directing biopic "The Invisible Woman," "Oliver Twist" is getting a 21st century spin in British 3D parkour actioner "Twist" (don't blame us, we didn't come up with the thing...) and even Guillermo del Toro wants to get involved at some stage, developing an adaptation of Dan Simmons' novel "Drood," which investigates the horrifying secret behind Dickens' last, unfinished work. And of course, there are straight adaptations on the way too, most notably a pair of versions of "Great Expectations."

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Brian De Palma Gets Political (again) with "The Key Man"

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Trailer Watch: Action Thriller Set in Washington Heights "GWB" - NYILFF Selection

    GWB (George Washington Bridge) is featured this week at the New York International Latino Film Festival. Written and directed by Jonathan Ullman, the film stars Rayniel Rufino, Antonio Ortiz and Luis Antonio Ramos.

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  • Press Play
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    INTERVIEW: Matt Zoller Seitz on the metaphysical cinema of Terrence Malick

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Press Play would like to thank Alef Magazine, an art, culture and design magazine based in Tehran (Iran), for giving us permission to reprint this interview Matt Zoller Seitz gave to writer Liliane Anjo about the films of Terrence Malick. It was conducted in May 2011, shortly before the release of The Tree of Life. Interspersed amid the text are the five chapters of Matt's video essay series All Things Shining: The Films of Terrence Malick, which he created for the Museum of Moving Image. In addition, Matt introduced Malick's The New World at a showing in the main theater of the Museum of Moving Image on May 15, 2011; video of the introduction is included below.

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    REELING AND SPINNING: Pharrell Williams' DESPICABLE ME soundtrack

    By Craig D. LindseyPress Play Contributor

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    Brian Wilson To Release Album Of Mouse House Tunes With Disc "In the Key of Disney"

    Listen, we love Brian Wilson and no doubt, the man is a genius. But let's also face some hard facts: he's not gonna deliver another Pet Sounds or even another Smile (and yes, that recently completed version is nice, but the original scope and vision is still somewhat lost to the sands of time). He was a pop songwriting whiz with an obsession for the craft that literally drove him mad. And while we applaud his ability to overcome various hardships to return, write and perform, this latest announcement doesn't particularly excite us.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Attack The Block" Expanding To Another 6 More Cities Today! Is Yours One Of Them?

    Congratulations Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Washington D.C., Orlando and Phoenix! You are the 6 new cities that the British sensation Attack The Block will be opening in this week - today!

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series w/ Matthew Cherry, Weeks 14/15: "Post Production Wk 2/3"

    Here's the latest - covering weeks 14 & 15 - in our ongoing filmmaker diary series featuring writer/director Matthew Cherry, as he continues with post-production work on his feature film debut, The Last Fall, with an ensemble cast that includes Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Keith David and Harry Lenix.

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