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    LEF Foundation Awards Grants New England Indie Doc Directors

    The LEF Foundation today announced nine grants totaling $165,000 awarded to indie documentary films by New England filmmakers. Frederick Wiseman's upcoming "National Gallery" is one of the films currently in production which will receive $15,000.

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    Timur Bekmambetov To Helm 'The Current War,' Sacha Baron Cohen Interested In Thomas Edison Role

    Looks like "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" director Timur Bekmambetov is going from fake history to real history, lining up the decidedly non-action-y "The Current War."

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    San Francisco Film Society & Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Recipients of 6 Filmmaking Grants Worth $300,000

    Six projects have been awarded a total of $300,000 from The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants. The twice-annual grants are given to narrative feature projects with social justice themes that will have a significant professional or economic impact on the B...

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    Entertainment One Locking Up North American Rights to David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Ahead of Its Cannes Premiere

    David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” is barreling into its Cannes competition premiere with early fans at Entertainment One. The Canadian company is locking up North American and UK distribution rights to the drama, which stars Robert Pattinson and is based on the Don DeLillo novel.

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    Rooftop Films Announces Summer Series Opening Weekend

    Rooftop Films has announced the slate of short films that will be screening at the opening weekend of its annual Summer Series program. The screenings will be held, appropriately enough, on the Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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    Contest: Win A Copy Of The John Wayne 10 Film Box Set Collection

    John Wayne needs no introduction. One of the most iconic actors of all time, he dominated westerns his list of classic films and great directors he worked with we could talk about all day. But how about watching some of those famed films instead? 20th Century Fox is releasing the John Wayne Film Col...

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    Watch: New Trailer & 3 Clips From David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Starring Robert Pattinson

    As we know, Robert Pattinson is looking to stretch his wings beyond Edward in the "Twilight" series. Yesterday he signed on to hunt Saddam Hussein in "Mission: Blacklist" but before that gets rolling, the actor will show off this chops in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis.&...

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    EOne Lands North American Rights For David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Starring Robert Pattinson

    With David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" set to premiere in a couple of weeks at the Cannes Film Festival and then hit theaters in France on May 25th, the big question has been: when are we going to get it? Well the good news is that the film's North American rights have now been snapp...

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    Watch The Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Star In Gritty Cop Thriller 'End Of Watch'

    A found footage cop movie? OK, not quite, but David Ayer's "End of Watch," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two cops in the LAPD, definitely has that visceral, super intimate, shot on digital-cameras look to it. Or as Ayer once described it: an "in your face&...

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    Brad Bird To Direct Mystery Disney Project '1952' Penned By Damon Lindelof

    Well it may not be his San Francisco earthquake epic "1906," but it looks like another numerically titled movie has caught the attention of Brad Bird.

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