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    6 of 8 Film Independent DocuLab Fellows Are Women Directors

    Film Independent has chosen eight projects for their 2013 Documentary Lab -- six of those projects are directed by women.

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    The Father Of African Literature, Chinua Achebe, Dies

    While he's not a filmmaker (and this is a film blog), he most certainly deserves acknowledgement on this site, given his global recognition as the father of modern African literature, one of the greatest African writers, and literary voices of all time!

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  • The Playlist
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    'Once Upon A Time In Anatolia' Helmer Nuri Bilge Ceylan At Work On His Next Film 'Winter Sleep'

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a big name in Turkish cinema. Hoovering up awards like they’re going out of fashion, his trail of brainy auterism can be traced back through two decades of European art cinema. Most recently, his cerebral “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia," a broodingly philosophical account of the ...

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    'A Royal Affair' Helmer Nikolaj Arcel To Direct Remake Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca'

    Though last year’s “Hitchcock” wasn’t as much as an awards contender as originally thought (HBO’s Toby Jones and Sienna Miller-starring “The Girl” didn’t arrive to much fanfare either), it hasn’t cooled Hollywood’s interest in bringing the works of Alfred Hitchcock to a younger generation. Deadline ...

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    Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward Kiss On Beautiful Poster For Cannes Film Festival 2013

    In the past few years, posters for the Cannes Film Festival have been paying tribute to actresses, with Juliette Binoche, Faye Dunaway and Marilyn Monroe all taking center stage. But in 2013, it's a classic cinema couple who get the spotlight for the 66th installment of the festival.

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    Richard T. Jones Rounds Out 'Godzilla' Reboot Cast; Will His Character Live To See The End?

    Richard T. Jones Rounds Out 'Godzilla' Reboot Cast; Will His Character Live To See The End?

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    Gary Oldman Reteams With Tom Hardy For 'Child 44' Alongside Noomi Rapace & Joel Kinnaman

    Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman are beginning to be old pals. The actors have teamed together on a string of strong films, with "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Lawless" under their under their belt, and it's probably safe to say they're getting along quite well. Because again the...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weinstein Company Dates 'Salinger' Documentary for September UPDATE

    The notoriously reclusive “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger will finally get his cinematic dues, posthumously, in writer/director Shane Solerno’s upcoming documentary “Salinger.” UPDATE: The Weinstein Company officially announced today their acquisition of the eagerly awaited film’s world...

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    Mark Duplass & Susan Sarandon Say Hi To Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

    Melissa McCarthy certainly seems to be building her career the right way. She first impressed in a big way on the small screen for many years in a supporting role on “Gilmore Girls,” and that eventually paid off with a lead role on a network sitcom with “Mike & Molly.” She’s paid her dues on the bi...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For Sundance Hit 'The Kings Of Summer'

    We had our eye on director Jordan Vogt-Roberts early. Admittedly, by chance. One of us was watching some SXSW shorts randomly with little idea of what was on the docket and up came Vogt-Roberts' very excellent short, "Successful Alcoholics" starring TJ. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, and Nick Kroll and we we...

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