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    Kickstarter Film Festival Hits Los Angeles

    Kickstarter has made a lot of projects possible, including many films, and as there are more Kickstarter creators in Los Angeles than anywhere in the world, the crowdsourcing site is continuing the 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival--which launched in Brooklyn's Fort Greene (where the company is h...

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    Only Three Women-Directed Films Scheduled for NYFF's Main Slate

    They are Alice Rohrwacher's "The Wonders," Asia Argento's "Misunderstood," and Mia Hansen-Love's "Eden."

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    TIFF Brings International Trailblazers Into the Spotlight with Asian Film Summit, Doc Talks & More

    As the lineup shakes out, the 39th Toronto Film Festival is making way for what looks to be its most global program yet.

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    'Fury' Starring Brad Pitt Closes London Film Festival in Bid for Oscar Contention

    David Ayer's "Fury" is a movie I want to see. That's because Ayer is a visceral, innovative director who pulls strong performances from his actors, from Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez in "Harsh Times" to Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal in hand-held indie "End of Watch," which made my 2012 Ten...

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    Ex-Focus Features Exec Launches Bleecker Street Distribution Company

    In advance of the Toronto International Film Festival, Andrew Karpen, former Co-CEO of Focus Features, is launching new distribution company Bleecker Street to be based in New York City. Bleecker CEO Karpen will scout new films at this year’s TIFF; he plans release 3-5 pictures in 2015 and more as t...

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    After TIFF Debut, Hong Kong/New York Actioner 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' to Go to DirectTV before A24 Release (TRAILER)

    Talk about mean streets. A24 and DirecTV are partnering to release English-language Hong Kong/New York action film "Revenge of the Green Dragons," a true story directed by Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who won an Academy Award for "The Departed," a remake of Lau’...

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    New York Film Festival Cherry Picks World Fests for Slate of 30 --What's Missing?

    The New York Film Festival Main Slate official selection has landed, with 30 features including many Cannes entries and potential Oscar contenders.

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    5 Reasons Why Genre Films Are Better Than Ever

    The recently-concluded Fantasia Festival in Montreal proved that the spirit of genre filmmaking is alive and well.

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    'Whiplash,' 'Foxcatcher' and Jean-Luc Godard Join 'Gone Girl' in New York Film Festival Main Slate Lineup

    The New York Film Festival has announced its Main Slate lineup, which includes previous festival favorites like "Mr. Turner," "Clouds of Sils Maria," 'Two Days, One Night" and Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language."

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