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    Manhattan Film Fans Should Flock to Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Theater Complex; Will They?

    Manhattan Film Fans Should Flock to Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Theater Complex; Will They?

    New Yorkers can celebrate the imminent arrival of two new art-house cinemas in a city that has long been underserved by movie theaters. IndieWIRE reports on the Film Society of Lincoln Center's ribbon-cutting for the 17,500 square foot Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on 65th Street, which begins its opening festivities Wednesday with a weekend of free programming featuring Kevin Smith, Oliver Stone and an indie panel moderated by producer Ted Hope, before its official June 17 launch with Andrew Rossi’s hit fest circuit doc Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times (Magnolia), which couldn't be more timely with the changing of the guard at the NYT.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Art Of Getting By' Soundtrack Features The Shins, Pavement, French Kicks, Leonard Cohen & More

    No, This Isn't The 'Garden State 2' SoundtrackIf you don't recall "The Art of Getting By," you might remember it by its former title, "Homework," or by the indie-paint-by-numbers trailer that landed a little while ago. At any rate, looking like a borderline cliché of a Sundance film, the soundtrack details have arrived and it looks like if you're between the ages of 24-35, this movie is for you.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Today's Birthdays - 6/07/11 (Prince and Kim Whitley)

    Singer and Minnesota native Prince welcomes 53. His music can be heard in many productions including Risky Business, Knight Rider, My Stepmother Is An Alien, Pretty Woman, Batman, The Last Boyscout, Poetic Justice, Vampire In Brooklyn, Romeo + Juliet , Scream 2, Bamboozled, Rush Hour 3, Glee, Happy Feet and more. Purple Rain, Graffiti Bridge and Under The Cherry Moon showcased his acting skills with the latter two highlighting his directing abilities as well.

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  • The Playlist
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    First Look At Edward Norton & Bill Murray On The Set Of Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Harvey Keitel Confirmed As Part Of The CastWith filming underway on Wes Anderson's next project, "Moonrise Kingdom," info is slowly starting to creep out about the film that has been keeping a lid on some of the finer details, but here's what we know so far. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman star alongside newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in the director's first period film set in 1960s New England, with the story centering on a young boy and young girl who fall in love and run away together, turning their small town upside down in the process. Gilman and Hayward play the kids, with Willis as the town sheriff, Edward Norton as a Boy Scout camp leader and Murray and McDormand as the young girl’s parents.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    dvd review: Night Flight

    dvd review: Night Flight

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  • The Playlist
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    Melanie Griffith Wants Her Daughter Dakota Johnson To Star In 'Cherry 2000' Remake

    Some parents want bigger and better for their children. In the case of Melanie Griffith, she would be happy if her offspring followed in her footsteps. Literally.

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  • The Playlist
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    HBO Picks Up Cameron Crowe's Elton John Doc 'The Union,' Will Hit TV Screens In January 2012

    While he may have been off the grid for a few years there, Cameron Crowe is storming back in 2011. He's got the dramedy "We Bought A Zoo" with Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Angus MacFadyen, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins and J.B. Smoove getting ready for a Christmas release. His documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty" on the titular grunge icons will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, before hitting theaters in September and PBS in October. And if all that isn't enough, he's actually already got another completed documentary in the can.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Prince Rogers Nelson Was Born Today... Consider "Purple Rain" As A Psychological Thriller

    Today in history... June 7th, 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, the singer, songwriter and musician whose hits are too plentiful to name them all, and cross several genres, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dude is 53 years old today!

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  • The Playlist
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    Werner Herzog Fesses Up To The Fake "Mutated" Albino Crocodiles In 'Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

    Here's a spoiler if you haven't seen Werner Herzog's latest documentary, the 3D-made (no really), "Cave Of Forgotten Dreams" which centers on ancient cave art -- the oldest paintings known to man in the world (shot in three-deee!). So yeah, if you haven't seen it (and if this headline hasn't ruined it already), stay away.

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    The Second Annual TCM Classic Film Festival

    During the Q & A session after her controversial “State of Cinema” keynote address at the 2011 San Francisco International Film Festival, independent movie producer Christine Vachon responded to an audience question by saying, “Nostalgia is the most dangerous emotion in the world.” Almost immediately, Vachon narrowed her focus, warning the crowd against the dangers of outdated modes of filmmaking, distribution, and exhibition while praising the rise of quality television and the positive impact of VOD, YouTube, and Hulu. Amidst all of her self-important proselytizing, Vachon failed to mention the evolving and pertinent relationship between film history and its future or more specifically how nostalgia undeniably affects the way young filmmakers think about storytelling. Instead of contextualizing film history’s technological advancements, narrative techniques, and business practices as part of the same inseparable chain, Vachon divided past, present, and future into tidy subsections.

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