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    Sundance Roundtable, Parts 3 & 4: "Who's the audience?"

    A question that Christine Vachon was hearing at last year's Sundance Film Festival surrounded Lee Daniels' "Precious" (then called, "Push"). "Who's the audience," she heard people wonder. "It kind of pisses me off," she said during a roundtable conversation with a leading group of producers at Sunda...

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    Sundance '10 | Zeina Durra Explores Cultural Identity in "Imperialists"

    Director Zeina Durra heads to Sundance with her first feature, "The Imperialists Are Still Alive!" The film concerns Asya, "a successful visual artist working in post-9/11 Manhattan [who] lives the life of the hip and glamorous, replete with exclusive art parties, supermodels, and stretch limousines, while she carefully follows the situation in the Middle East on television. Out partying one night, Asya learns that her childhood friend, Faisal, has disappeared—the victim of a purported CIA abduction. That same night, she meets Javier, a sexy Mexican PhD student, and romance blossoms. Javier finds Asya’s conspiracy theories overly paranoid—but...

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    cinemadaily | Geyrhalter Retro, "Mine" in Theaters

    "Nikolaus Geyrhalter is certainly not the first documentarian to make life on the planet’s margins the core of his body of work, but he might yet be one of the best," proclaims Benjamin Mercer in The L Magazine. The Austrian director's six feature films are being shown at New York's Anthology Film A...

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    A Swashbuckler Lived Here...

    A Swashbuckler Lived Here...

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    Berlinale Announces Generation, Two Other Sections of 2010 Lineup

    The programmers of the 2010 Berlinale have announced the lineups from three programs. Of the festival's trailblazing children's program, Generation, section director Maryanne Redpath commented, “There’s not just one experience of childhood or adolescence and there are many ways to make a film about it." The Generation 14plus program will open with the off-Bollywood Indian film, "Road, Movie" by Dev Benegal. The Generation Kplus program will open for the first time with a documentary, Pedro González-Rubio's "Alamar." A special program of food-related films, Culinary Cinema, will debut at the 2010 festival. Berlinale programmer Dieter Koss...

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    Sundance '10 | Katie Aselton's Hubby Convinced Her to Make a Movie About Open Relationships

    Actress Katie Aselton is taking the Sundance stage with her first film as a director. She's decided to write and direct herself into a role after she not "getting the jobs that she wanted." Her husband, Mumblecore royalty Mark Duplass, encouraged Aselton to do what he and his brother did several ye...

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    Sundance '10 | Jeffrey Blitz: "Lucky" Director's Upside Down Exploration of the American Dream

    Jeffrey Blitz, the filmmaker behind Oscar-nominated "Spellbound" as well as "Rocket Science," which won him the Directing Prize at the 2007 Sundance Fest, is back with his latest documentary, "Lucky." The director, who has been working hard directing episodes of "The Office" and "Parks and Recreati...

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    For Your Consideration: Guessing The Golden Globes

    Ah, the Golden Globes. The first major awards show of the season - Oscar's drunken, unpredictable cousin is also, more of then not, the most entertaining. This suggestion has been significantly boosted this year by Ricky Gervais, the ceremony's first host since 1995 and a major coup for the Hollyw...

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    cinemadaily | "Fish Tank" Swims into US Theaters

    British indie "Fish Tank," directed by Andrea Arnold, hits US theaters this weekend. Last month, the film received two British Indie Awards for Best Director and Most Promising Newcomer (Katie Jarvis); the film also won AFI's top prize and our weekly criticWIRE poll. In the film, Kate Jarvis plays...

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    Sun Kissed Palm Springs Cranks Out International Cinema

    The Palm Springs International Film Festival is blessed with a location and date that many other festivals might only dream of... PSIFF lives up to the "International" in its name, regularly screening the world's entries for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration - this year, 41 of 65 entries to ...

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