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    The Peculiarities of Soullessness: Sophie Barthes' "Cold Souls" (Sundance '09)

    Sophie Barthes's "Cold Souls" belongs to a genre of self-reflexive movie actors playing themselves — and it's one of the few that has nothing to do with Charlie Kaufman. It doesn't take much effort to explain why Kaufman's name must come up here: Paul Giamatti plays himself in an amusingly surreal story that finds him selling his soul to refine his performance in a New York stage production of "Uncle Vanya." Later, eager to be whole again, he journeys to a risky soul-exporting operation in Russia, and eventually into his own tortured mind, to set things right. Cynics might consider it "Being John Malkovich" with slightly modified symbolism, b...

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    Sundance Live IV: Panel on Prop 8, Strand, "Kimjongilia," "Burma VJ," "Reporter," More

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    Sundance Short Honors Cazale

    Sundance Short Honors Cazale

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    CNET: Bringing Sundance Into the Digital Age

    CNET: Bringing Sundance Into the Digital Age

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    "Adventureland" Director Greg Mottola on First Jobs and Generation Gaps

    When Greg Mottola and I met at a small bistro in Lower Manhattan a week before he left for Park City it wasn’t the nostalgia of returning to the site where his career began that was on his mind but the anxiety of trying to downplay his recent success in Hollywood so his upcoming film could be judged...

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    Dreamlike Images Bring Undeniable Sparkle to London Romance "Unmade Beds" (Sundance '09)

    Seek out the specific source of youthful energy that brightens Argentine filmmaker Alexis Dos Santos' lovely London romance "Unmade Beds" and you will fail. There's no guaranteed technique behind a film as colorful, vibrant and emotionally sweet as "Unmade Beds," a love story with the power to move ...

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    Visit Films Takes Global Rights to Sundance's "Kimjongilia" and "Little Dizzle"

    Worldwide rights to Sundance world doc competition film "Kimjongilia" and Spectrum title, "The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle" have been a picked up by Visit Films, the company announced Saturday. "Kimjongilia" will have its world premiere Sunday, January 18, while "Dizzle" will debut the fo...

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    Slamdance Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

    Slamdance Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

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    NYP: Wintour a No Show at "September Issue" Premiere

    NYP: Wintour a No Show at "September Issue" Premiere

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    Sundance Live III: Anna Wintour Hits Park City, "Amreeka," "Rudo y Cursi," "Push," More

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