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    TIFF Adds Gala, Special Screenings, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths; 'A Song for Marion' Will Close Fest

    The Toronto International Film Festival has added more than 75 new titles to its expansive 2012 smorgasbord. The festival (September 6-16) will close with a Gala presentation of Andrew Williams' "A Song For Marion," starring Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp.

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    First Look: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary 'Bad 25'

    While he's still hoping to get his "Brooklyn Loves MJ" project off the ground, as he told us last week, Spike Lee's been able to scratch his Michael Jackson itch; hot on the heels of the release of "Red Hook Summer," he'll unveil "Bad 25," a new documentary about the creation of the pop star's semin...

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    Preview 'Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin' (What They Didn't Teach You In History Class)

    From author, radio and director Tariq Nasheed, comes the documentary, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph Of Melanin, a sequel to last year's Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.

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    New Photos: Brian De Palma's 'Passion' & Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

    The last major additions to this year's Toronto International Film Festival have been unveiled, and unsurprisingly, along with the new world premieres, there's several films from the Venice line-up, which kicks off the week before. Along with the already announced "The Master" and "To The Wonder," T...

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    Watch: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken & Woody Harrelson In First Trailer For 'Seven Psychopaths'

    Not many directors have an Oscar before their first feature is released, but playwright-turned-filmmaker Martin McDonagh managed the trick by picking up the Best Short prize for his film "Six Shooter." And fortunately, his feature follow-up, "In Bruges," was no disappointment; a soulful, foul-mouthe...

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    John Akomrah's Next Project 'Peripeteia' (Based On 16th century Painting) To Premiere At Toronto

    It was in March that we alerted you to British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's latest work since last year's The Nine Muses - discussed and reviewed it on the old S&A site HERE.

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    'The Master,' 'On The Road,' Brian De Palma's 'Passion' & More Join The 2012 TIFF Line-Up

    We were promised additional films, and they have arrived. The Toronto International Film Festival has added more films to its Special Presentations and Gala sections, and the highlights include the worst kept secret in the world, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," Walter Salles' "On The Road," Lee...

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    Not Going for the Gold: Indiewire @ Hulu Looks at 5 Non-Olympic Sports

    With the next Summer Olympics now another four years away, Indiewire looks at a handful of non-Olympic sports in its latest curated Documentaries page for Hulu.

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    Full 3.5 Hour LCD Soundsystem Madison Square Garden Show Confirmed To Feature On 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' DVD

    Eschewing the normal rock-doc mythmaking benchmarks for an intensely focused record of electro-rock outfit LCD Soundsystem’s final Madison Square Garden show, “Shut Up and Play The Hits” was indeed a hit when it first premiered at Sundance, as well as the one-night-only screenings held nationwide fo...

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    Erykah Badu, Roger Guenveur Smith To Star In Adaptation Of Art World Thriller 'Maker Of Saints'

    Erykah Badu and Roger Guenveur Smith are attached to star in an adaptation of author Thulani Davis' novel, Maker Of Saints, from a script adapted by Thulani Davis and Joy Lusco Kecken, and to be directed by Gary Grieg.

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