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    UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Archive Presents: African Film Festival 2013

    Taking place at UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Archive, at 2575 Bancroft Way, from Wednesday, January 23rd through Tuesday, February 5th.

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    ABFF Launches Comedy Wings Competition To Discover Next Great Comedian

    Submissions are now open for the American Black Film Festival's Comedy Wings Compeition; Deadline for submissions is March 22, 2013, so you've got a couple of months.

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    Exclusive: Jason Schwartzman Writing Music For Roman Coppola's 'Bugsy Malone'-Styled Musical For Kids

    Jason Schwartzman has already collaborated with his cousin Roman Coppola several times, more recently in the upcoming comedy “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.” But while Schwartzman plays supporting roles in Coppola's latest feature-length film as well as his previous one, “CQ,” the ac...

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    Global Lens: Touring Exhibit Of Cinema From Countries w/ Developing Film Communities (NYC)

    MoMA and the Global Film Initiative (GFI) present Global Lens, an annual touring exhibition conceived by GFI to encourage filmmaking in countries with developing film communities.

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    Watch: New Trailer & Featurette For Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    There may be snow on the ground, and the daylight hours are short, but believe us when we say spring is around the corner. And nothing says spring like the smell of the grass on the field and sound of a baseball hitting the bat. After watching the new trailer for the Jackie Robinson biopic "42,...

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    Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Catching Fire,' Her Career and Hollywood Bullshit with EW

    In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands January 18), the mag travels to Waikiki, Hawaii, to chat with the cast and crew of "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire."

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    Steven Soderbergh Offered To Edit 'The Canyons', Lindsay Lohan Was Fired & The Saga Of Paul Schrader's Troubled Film

    There are a few ways to start this article. We could talk about the film's indie cred, with its Kickstarter-fueled funding and low-budget, digital-filmmaking approach. We could talk about it being a cautionary tale about working with Lindsay Lohan (more on that in a moment). But instead, we'...

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Significant Funding Increase to Extend Filmmaker360 Programs

    The San Francisco Film Society has announced a significant increase in funding to its Filmmaker360 programs, thanks to the society's collaborative relationship with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Filmmaker360 supports narrative feature filmmakers through cash grants, residencies and script workshops...

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    'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Sequel Not A Go Just Yet; 'Fright Night 2' Is Happening, But With An All New Cast

    It came as a surprise to many when "Texas Chainsaw 3D" topped the box office last weekend, hauling in $21.7 million and beating out "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" in the process. What wasn’t so surprising was...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Putty Hill' Director Matt Porterfield's Sundance Entry 'I Used To Be Darker'

    Sprung from a five-page treatment and fashioned into a striking blend of drama and documentary, writer/director Matt Porterfield's “Putty Hill” took a community's reaction to a young death and explored it from a number of different angles. Now, with that film leading into a succe...

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