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    'The Double Life of Zhane Rain' (Drama Centered On Deaf Character Of African Descent Made By Deaf Filmmaker)

    A fundraising campaign from my inbox... I figured I'd let her tell her own story, with everything else you need to know underneath:

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    More Chinese Independent Film Available in the U.S. as Icarus Films Acquires Rights to dGenerate Films Catalog

    The news has lately been full of deals that will bring more American movies to China, one of the fastest-growing entertainment markets. But a new collaboration between Icarus Films and dGenerate Films promises to make more independent Chinese films available to American audiences.

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    Claire Denis To Shoot New Feature 'The Bastards' Next Month, Vincent Lindon & Chiara Mastroianni To Star

    When the members of The Playlist like to get our foreign film art house mojo working, there are few filmmakers as consistently rewarding as Claire Denis. As we outlined in our retrospective a couple years back, her body of work is impressive, with a number of distinct, individual films that are...

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    'Dancing With The Stars' Alum William Levy Taking The Lead In Tyler Perry's Next

    Things that make you go hmm... 

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    Double Duty: Kenneth Branagh To Play The Villain & Direct The Untitled Jack Ryan Reboot With Chris Pine

    Well, this is an interesting development. While we have to admit, the prospect of another Jack Ryan movie initially didn't thrill us, this bit of news has certainly raised our interest, adding an interesting element to the film that will find recently signed director Kenneth Branagh doing d...

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    Watch: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Mix It Up In New Trailer For 'The Campaign'

    Listen, we know Warner Bros. has been busy with "The Dark Knight Rises," but that doesn't excuse the marketing for the upcoming "The Campaign" being so...lifeless. Mostly relying on jokey pairs of posters (see the latest here) and, well, that's about it, the film doesn...

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    Kevin Durand, Marton Csokas & Dakota Goyo Book Passage On Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

    We'll say this, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is going to provide all kinds of opportunities for puns and riffs on its title over the next couple years as the movie blog world tracks its development. So bear with us as we use up our supply of clever ways to play on one of the most well...

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    Next Young Adult Franchise? Fantasy 'Mortal Instruments' Adds 'Game of Thrones' Badass Lena Headey to Cast

    Young Adult Fiction continues to drive book sales (as top writers such as Carl Hiaasen, Elizabeth George, Jody Picoult and John Grisham turn to the red hot YA business) as well as subsequent movie franchises such as Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games," Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter,&...

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    First Single From 'Red Hook Summer' Soundtrack Released

    Having seen the film at the Sundance Film Festival this year, I can say that the self-produced soundtrack by Bruce Hornsby was definitely a highlight.

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    Tribeca Film Acquires Found Footage Horror Film 'Hollow'

    Tribeca Film has acquired the British found footage horror film "Hollow," and will release it theatrically September 19. The British Independent Film Award-nominated film will also be released on VOD via the company. Here's the synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film: An old monastery i...

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