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    Tugg and Codeblack Films Partner to Let Audiences Host 'Free Angela' at Local Theaters

    Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, and Tugg, a web-platform that allows to audiences choose which films play in their local theaters, have teamed up to make Shola Lynch's documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" available to screen across the country. The partnership enables the film t...

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    Tugg Partners with Codeblack Films For Special Screenings of Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners'

    Tugg, a web platform that allows moviegoers to vote on what appears at their local cineplexes, is partnering with Lionsgate's Codeblack Films on making Shola Lynch's TIFF documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners" available to screen nationwide. The film opens in select cities on April ...

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    FilmAid Launches Multimedia Doc Project Charting Daily Lives Of 500,000 Somali Refugees

    The multimedia documentary initiative is called Dadaab Stories; and it's now live at dadaabstories.org.

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    Kubrick's Unmade 'Dr. Jazz,' Portrait of Swing-Loving Nazi Officer

    With news of Steven Spielberg taking over Stanley Kubrick's unmade dream project "Napoleon" as a TV mini-series, a fascinating article over at The Atlantic looks at another Kubrick project that never saw the light. "Swing Under the Nazis," written by Mike Zwerin and published in 1985, caught the di...

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    Michael Bay Casts His 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' Alex Pettyfer & Gabrielle Wilde Lead 'Endless Love' Remake

    Having landed its Raphael just before in the weekend in the shape of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" actor Alan Ritchson, Michael Bay hasn't hung around before locking down the rest of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" for the mo-cap-heavy reboot of the comic/animation franchise he's producing fo...

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    MPAA Releases Ticket Stats And Contrary to What Hollywood Wants Us To Believe, Women Do Go To The Movies

    It's the time of the year when the MPAA (the lobbying group from Hollywood) releases their annual stats. Since Hollywood films are so skewed towards the young boys I always think the stats are going to come out and give me an understanding as to why women consistently are dismissed as an audience. ...

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    Teaser Posters Arrive For 'Ender's Game,' 'White House Down' 'Pacific Rim' & 'You're Next'

    Many years from now, when humanity is but a memory and earth is ruled by monkeys, anthropologists will uncover a treasure trove of movie poster one-sheets, and conclude that movies in the early 21st century consisted mostly of people watching a character's back while they look at something cool. Fro...

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    Is Tilda Swinton Sleeping in a Box at MoMA Today?

    This Saturday, during the first weekend of the New Directors/New Films festival at New York's Museum of Modern Art, it was announced that indie queen Tilda Swinton would be bringing back a 1995 performance that debuted at the Serpentine Gallery in London and went on to be performed in Rome and Paris...

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    Sundance 2013 Roundup: Women Directed Films Received Distribution

    If you remember, the Sundance lineup in US features and US documentarues documentaries evenly divided between female and male directors. Since it's been a couple of months, we wanted to give you a status update of the deals that came out of Sundance.

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    First Trailer For 'Bayou Maharajah' (Black, Gay, One-eyed, Junkie, Piano Genius, James Booker)

    From director Lily Keber comes the feature documentary, Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker which explores the life, times and music of James Booker, the legendary New Orleans performer who Dr. John proclaimed “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever pro...

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