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    Catching Up on Fall's Best at Mill Valley Film Festival

    Despite a healthy drive time from Berkeley, the Mill Valley Film Festival is irresistible: a haimishe event managing to tempt its Bay Area audience with films geared to appeal to all ages, as well as music-themed evenings and industry panels. Its position in the run-up to the Academy Awards and loca...

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    Screen Talk: 'CITIZENFOUR,' 'Birdman,' and More Awards Updates

    On this week's Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and I agree that Laura Poitras' riveting "CITIZENFOUR" has jumped to the front of the crowded documentary race.

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    The CPH:DOX 2014 Lineup, Curated by 'Citizenfour' Filmmaker Laura Poitras

    The Copenhagen International Documentary Festival has announced its 12th annual festival program, running from November 6-16.

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    Review: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer Can't Save Monochromatic 'Black or White'

    Writer/director Mike Binder's social message film is as certain of its ennobling politics as "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," and ultimately as tepid.

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    AFI Fest Announces New Auteurs, American Indie and Shorts Lineups

    The last big festival of the year finally announces the bulk of its lineup.

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    AFI Fest Unveils 2014 New Auteurs, American Independents and Shorts Lineups

    AFI Fest unleashes three strands of electic programming for its 2014 edition.

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    Sundance-Winning College Satire 'Dear White People' Challenges Audiences (Clips)

    'Dear White People' was one of those first features we often see at the Sundance Film Festival that charges out of the gate exploding with all the things the young filmmaker wants to say. It opens Friday, October 17.

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    Laura Dern Explains the Moving Significance of Her Role in 'Wild'

    The actress appeared at the Hamptons International Film Festival to explain her close relationship to her latest role.

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    London Fest Review: Heartbreaking ‘Testament Of Youth’ Stars Kit Harington and Alicia Vikander

    Although it’s based on British pacifist author Vera Brittain’s World War One memoirs and stars “Game Of Thrones”’ Kit Harington and rising Swedish star Alicia Vikander, “Testament Of Youth” flew in under the radar at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

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