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    DigiNext In-Venue Film Festival and Sexual Abuse Doc 'Standing Silent'

    The DigiNext In-Venue Film Festival, a partnership between Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. and Nehst, aims to provide emerging filmmakers with the chance to reach targeted audiences. They have 74 digital screens across the country, included six in Southern California.

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    'Stolen Seas' (How Victims Become Villains & Other Untold Stories Of Somali Piracy) Opens In NYC

    Here's another Somali piracy film; this one, a feature documentary from director Thymaya Payne, titled Stolen Seas.

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    First Look At 'Cloudy 2: Revenge Of The Leftovers' Plus New Pic Of Tom Cruise In 'Oblivion'

    While everyone up in Park City is working their way through indie films that are about Important Things and could be potential Oscar Winners, the studio gravy train will always be franchises, sequels, tentpoles and blockbusters. So here's some reminders of where most of the money in Hollywood is...

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    Sundance: Redford Talks 'Too Many Festivals,' LA Times on Commercialism and Competition, Plus Oversupply of Film Students

    The 2013 Sundance Film Festival kicked off January 18. Below, a roundup of coverage heading into the fest, and Robert Redford's opening remarks, during which he admitted that "there are probably too many festivals."

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    Watch Michael K. Williams Perform Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Brooklyn Zoo' (Rehearsing For Film Role)

    Watch Michael K. Williams Perform Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Brooklyn Zoo' (Rehearsing For Film Role)

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    20 New Images From 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Likely Won't Resell You On The 'Die Hard' Franchise

     The "Die Hard" series is sort of akin to Nickelback or the Dave Matthews Band. No one admits to listening to these bands, but clearly someone is buying their music. Likewise, the "Die Hard" franchise has been pretty much irrelevant since the second film (which wasn'...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center To Honor Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand will recieve the 40th Annual Chaplin Award, given out by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Streisand wil be honored on the evening of Monday, April 22, 2013. The event will be "attended by a host of notable guests and celebrities honoring the international film legend’s...

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    'Hoop Dreams,' 'Interrupters' Filmmakers Looking For 1963 Chicago School Boycott Participants For New Doc

    Kartemquin Films, the Chicago based documentary film production company, with many films to their credits, including Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, A Good Man (about choreographer Bill T. Jones) and No Crossover: The Trails of Allen Iverson, is currently working on their latest project about the 196...

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    Berlin Film Festival Adds River Phoenix's 'Dark Blood,' David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Before Midnight' & More

    The Sundance Film Festival is only just getting underway today, but we're already looking further down the festival calendar. The first SXSW announcements came earlier in the week, and early this morning, the first of the big three European festivals of the year (preceding Cannes and Venice), the Be...

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    Abi Morgan to Adapt 'Taming of the Shrew,' Anne Hathaway to Star

    Brit Abi Morgan is taking on the master and adapting Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.  Morgan, who created the BBC series The Hour and has written Shame and The Iron Lady, is supremely talented and brilliant. If you haven’t watched The Hour, please do so immediately, it is one of ...

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