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    New Pics Of The Cast In 'Django Unchained'; Sam Jackson Hopes It Will Make Him The Most Hated African-American In Cinematic History

    With the first screening out of the way (for select industry types only) and rumors of an epic three-hour runtime kicking around, word is buzzing on Quentin Tarantino's still largely unseen "Django Unchained." But The Weinstein Company is getting ready to roll out a big campaign for the picture, and...

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    Wolfe Acquires Biopic 'A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951'

    Wolfe Releasing has acquired American and Canadian rights to Matthew Mishory's "A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951." The film, which stars James Preston in the title role, offers an intimate look at Dean as an up-and-comer in Los Angeles just before widespread recognition...

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    Feature Doc 'Let's Bow Our Heads & Segregate' Asks Why The Church Is Most Segregated Major Institution

    We featured Harare, Zimbabwe-born director Brian Chinhema's last work, a 2010 feature doc titled Multiracial Identity, on the old S&A site; now Brian informs he is currently in production for his next film, also a documentary, this time tackling identity in another form - religion.

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    Wave Your Flag: Somber Patriotic Trailer For 'Red Dawn' Plus A New Poster

    America, WOO! With Barack Obama back in the White House, if you're still feeling the high of election fever, then you might want to hit your local multiplex. Nah bro, we ain't talkin' about that musty dusty "Lincoln" shizz, we're talkin' the rootin' tootin' pick...

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    Larry Clark Says The Remake Of 'Mona Lisa' Is Dead, But A ‘Marfa Girl’ Trilogy Is In The Cards

    For a filmmaker, being lost in the woods of development or financing is never fun. We always lament the absence of a filmmaker who’s spent far too much time away from the game trying to get a labor-of-love project off the ground (you can see examples of such features here, here and here); the purgat...

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    Chicago Engagement Of Restored 'Nothing But A Man' In Dec.

    Two weeks ago, Tambay wrote about the upcoming New York theatrical engagement of a new restored print of Michael Roemer's 1964's film, Nothing But a Man (HERE) this month. Fortunately New Yorkers won't be the only lucky ones.

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    The American Film Festival in Poland: U.S. Indies Take Note

    The American Film Festival in Poland this November promotes American indies abroad. Considering there’s money to be made abroad which is not always readily accessible here, indie filmmakers here in the U.S. should take notice of what's going on in Poland.

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    In the Works: Tucker for 'Intouchables,' Hathaway Confirms 'Robopocalypse,' 'Anchorman 2' Musical & Penn's Action Vehicle

    A round-up of casting and development news, from Sean Penn's potential action franchise and Anne Hathaway's role in "Robopocalypse" to "Anchorman 2"'s musical numbers...

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    Oscilloscope Acquires 'Dying To Do Letterman'

    Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Biagio Messina's warm comic documentary "Dying To Do Letterman." The film follows standup comedian Steve Mazan in his long-standing quest to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, which ...

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    Terrence Malick May Take You 'To The Wonder' In April, U.K. Release Eyed For February

    Don't let that happy smiling couple deceive you. Raw-nerved and heartbreaking, Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder," starring Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko, is a tremendously earnest (which has earned it a fair share of detractors) and moving look at relationship in slow decline. And...

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