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    What a Difference a Year Makes: Cannes 2010

    IndieWIRE in Cannes 2010Wednesday began bright and early with a breakfast confab on the Grand Hotel terrace with indieWIRE’s Eugene Hernandez, Brian Brooks and Eric Kohn, who was meeting new indieWIRE family members Todd McCarthy and Sydney Levine for the first time. We mapped our plans—indieWIRE is doing a smart daily timeline—downed our espressos and croissants and went our separate ways.What a difference a year makes: Eugene Hernandez is now head of all things digital at the New York Film Society and Todd McCarthy has returned to the corporate fold as chief reviewer for The Hollywood Reporter. Lucky for us, we are still friends with them as we and they continue our separate ways.See you in Cannes!

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Hot Docs: My Nonfiction Course Launches at NYU

    Hot Docs: My Nonfiction Course Launches at NYU

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: 2 Clips From Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne's Cannes-Bound 'The Kid With The Bike'

    Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne are Cannes Film Festival veterans and favorites. Ever since “Rosetta” took the Palme d’Or in 1999, all their films have not only played in competition at Cannes, they’ve also won prizes—they have two Palmes d’Or, one Ecumenical and one screenplay prize from the festival -- not too shabby. Well, they’re back on the Croisette this year with "The Kid With The Bike" and if these clips are anything to go by, it looks like they might have another prize-winner on their hands.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trailer Watch: Columbiana

    In this film Zoe Saldana kicks some serious ass. At least its not only the teens who are playing the action stars. The film opens in September

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Oprah Winfrey Moving Full Speed Ahead On Making Broadway Dream A Reality

    Recall a couple of weeks ago, we announced that Oprah Winfrey was teasing a segue to Broadway...? Well, it's no longer just a tease. She really intends on making this dream of hers a reality.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Laser Eye Surgery & Acupuncture Are The Latest Ways To Die In Trailer For '5nal Destination'

    Yeah, yeah we know New Line changed their minds about calling this "5nal Destination" and are going with the much more safe "Final Destination 5" but it still makes us giggle and for the purposes of the character limit in the headline, it will work.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Cannes Flashback 2006: Marie Antoinette, Babel, Al Green

    Cannes Flashback 2006: Marie Antoinette, Babel, Al Green

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  • The Playlist
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    Oppressed Iranian Filmmakers Jafar Panahi & Mohammad Rasoulof To Debut New Work At Cannes

    2011 so far has been an extraordinary, tumultuous time in the Middle East. From the protests in Egypt that swept across the region, to the death last week of Osama Bin Laden, the floodgates seem to be opening for real change in a way reminiscent of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It's set to be a messier transition -- violence continues in Egypt, in Libya and in Bahrain, among others -- but there's plenty of reason for optimism. Unfortunately, one thing remains true in the Middle East: the governing forces of Iran are still an oppressive pack of c***s.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    F. Gary Gray To Direct Adaptation Of Graphic Novel "The Last Days Of American Crime"

    He hasn't been behind the camera since 2009's Law Abiding Citizen; since then he's been attached to a Marvin Gaye biopic, and the film adaptation of the video game titled Kane & Lynch, which was/is to star Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis; though nothing has happened on either front.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: New Clip From Cannes Entry 'This Must Be The Place' With Sean Penn & Frances McDormand

    If you hadn't already clocked it, the 2011 Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday night, and every day it gets closer we get more excited by the cinematic riches on the way. Our man's packing his bags for the Croisette as we speak, but the rest of us are making do with the clips and images that have started to leak out. The last few days have seen footage from Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" and Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin That I Live In" hit the interwebs, both looking extremely promising, and the weekend brought some video from one more of the starrier offering that'll be lighting up the South of France this year: Paolo Sorrentino's "This Must Be The Place," with Sean Penn.

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