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    SXSW '10 | "Mars" Director Geoff Marslett Touts His Interplanetary Romance

    In Geoff Marslett's ambitious animated "Mars," he explores our undying quest for the unknown. "A new space race is born between NASA and the ESA when Charlie Brownsville, Hank Morrison, and Dr. Casey Cook compete against an artificially intelligent robot to find out what's up there on the red planet. 'Mars' follows these three astronauts on the first manned mission to our galactic neighbor. On the way they face adventure, self doubts, obnoxious reporters, and the boredom of extended space travel. This romantic comedy is told in the playful style of a graphic novel - using an animation process that director Geoff Marslett developed specifica...

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    SXSW '10 | “World’s Largest” Directors Amy C. Elliott & Elizabeth Donius On Small-Town America

    Amy C. Elliott and Elizabeth Donius’s “World’s Largest” is a road movie with a big ol’ twist: the co-directors visited 58 of the “world’s largest [insert random object here]” tourist traps that live in small towns throughout the U.S. “Odd, funny and sometimes beautiful, the statues stand as testaments to the uniqueness and importance - the largeness - that all people feel, and need to feel, about their communities and their own existence. World’s Largest profiles Soap Lake, Washington’s five-year struggle to build the World’s Largest Lava Lamp. By documenting these roadside attractions, World’s Largest captures the changing, perhaps even va...

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    Oscar Round Up | More "Hurt Locker" Troubles, Baron Cohen Out, Elton John's Picks

    With only a few days to go until a cadre of sexy and funny people (hand-picked by Adam Shankman?) hand out Hollywood's most coveted honor, the stories surrounding the awards are not slowing down despite the fact that pencils and papers are down and votes are counted. On Thompson on Hollywood, Anne ...

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    Famous Voices For "Alice"—Now And Then

    Famous Voices For "Alice"—Now And Then

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    Oscar/Spirits Ballot 2010: Sasha Stone

    Sasha Stone, Awards Daily

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    Oscar Shorts: Big Screen Celebration for the Short Film Nominees

    While the live action and animated short film categories might not get a lot of airtime during the Oscar broadcast, the Academy makes up for it by hosting a special screening of the nominated shorts a week before the televised ceremony. The Academy’s annual Oscar Shorts screening has become such a...

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    For Your Consideration: Predicting All The Oscar Winners

    Over the past few weeks, this column has been taking looks at a variety of categories in the 82nd Academy Award race, from the animated, foreign & doc feature races, the acting races, and the potential directing and screenwriting winners.

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    Spirits 2010 | Lynn Shelton: "'Humpday' was designed to be affordable."

    Lynn Shelton made quite the impression in 2009 with her second feature film, "Humpday," the story of two straight guys and life-long friends (filmmaker and actors Mark Duplass and Josh Leonard) who decide to shoot and enter a porn film festival with a project that stars themselves (and only themselves). The film received huge buzz in its Sundance debut, and then went on to numerous festivals and events including Cannes, Edinburgh, Provincetown, Seattle, and Los Angeles. It's now been nominated for the John Cassevetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where Shelton won the Someone to Watch Award last year for "My Effortless Brillian...

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    cinemadaily | "Jew Süss" Doc Explores A Family's Shameful Legacy

    "In the history of the cinema, the German director Veit Harlan occupies an especially ignominious position," writes Larry Rother in the New York Times. "It is his name that is attached to 'Jew Süss,' perhaps the most notoriously anti-Semitic movie ever made, a box office success in Nazi Germany in 1...

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    Eugene Hernandez: The *new* Miramax?

    March 3, 2010, Somewhere Over the United States - "I think festivals need to reinvent themselves," Geoff Gilmore told my colleague Brian Brooks yesterday, during a phone conversation.

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