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    Sundance Institute Chooses Directing & Editing Teams to Participate in Documentary Labs This Summer

    The 2013 Documentary and Story Edit lab experience at the Sundance Institute has been filled by 22 lucky fellows representing nine documentary film projects. Taking place from June 21-29 and July 5-13 in Sundance, Utah, the sessions allow each two-to-three person directing and editing team to receiv...

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    The 2013 Indiewire Influencers FAQ: In Which We Answer Your Criticisms

    On Monday, we proudly presented the inaugural Indiewire Influencers list -- 40 of the people and companies who have captured our attention as they strive to figure out what the independent film industry is today and, more importantly, what it will become in our current age of change.

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    Morris Chestnut Is In South Africa Prepping To Star As Heir To Royalty In 'Asylum Down'

    Several South African media outlets (like Johannesburg-based City Press and Cape Town-based Channel 24) are reporting that Morris Chestnut is currently in the country, prepping to star in and produce a feature film titled Asylum Down, in which Chestnut will play "a reluctant heir to the gold and pla...

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    Adam Sandler To Star In A Movie About A Suicidal Man Haunted By Ghosts. It's A Comedy.

    Remakes of Asian films about ectoplasm terrorizing the living were popular undertakings in Hollywood a few years ago ("The Ring," "The Grudge," "Pulse," "The Eye," "Dark Water"). But apparently, we are not done yet. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Adam Sandler and director Chris Columbus w...

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    Oprah's Next Chapter Looks at African American Women in Hollywood

    Oprah's Next Chapter on OWN consists of the iconic Oprah Winfrey sitting down with famous figures and having an intimate conversation.

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    "The New Black" and the Global Gay Rights Fight

    The American media likes to suggest that the gay marriage debate is just about over, and that civil rights for the LGBT community is basically a battle that has already been won. (The latest polls suggest that a slim majority of Americans, 51%, are in favor of gay marriage.) But tell that to black f...

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    Watch: Michael Cera Goes To Chile To Get High In Trailer For 'Crystal Fairy'

    It seems there's no stopping Michael Cera at the moment. Dude is on a tear with "Arrested Development" now back with a new season (in which he not only acted, but also co-wrote), a hit comedy in theaters ("This Is The End," in which he features in a great cameo) and various web efforts courtesy of J...

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    Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) Kicks Off Fall Program w/ 7-Film DuVernay/AFFRM Series

    The illustrious Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) at Indiana University will kick off its fall 2013 program with a 7-film series, featuring the work of Ava DuVernay and the distribution company she spearheads, aka AFFRM.

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    First Look: Six New Images for Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave,' Starring Ejiofor, Fassbender, Cumberbatch and More

    Fox Searchlight has released the first official images for Steve McQueen's highly anticipated "Twelve Years a Slave," starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson and Lupita Nyongo.

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    Patton Oswalt On Rethinking Rape Jokes

    Last week, Lindy West wrote an article for Jezebel about the rape threats she had been receiving after appearing on FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to explain rape culture and the role of comedy in this conversation. West and other feminists have been discussing whether or not rape jokes can ...

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