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    Exclusive: BAM's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Feature Shorts by Bill Morrison and His Cat Gene, Jonas Mekas and Joseph Gordon Levitt

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music has provided Indiewire with its entire short film program for the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival taking place next month.

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    A Few New Pics & Another Character Poster From Walter Salles' 'On The Road'

    So, will the romance of the open road, and a whole other America waiting in the distance in "On The Road" inspire young people everywhere to journey across this land? Or at the very least get them to read Jack Kerouac's book? That remains to be seen, but the spirit of the beats is aliv...

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    'Room 237' Goes to IFC Midnight; Doc Investigates Theories on Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    IFC Midnight has picked up Rodney Ascher's documentary, "Room 237," for North American distribution. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is about theories and controversies surrounding Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining," based on Stephen King's novel.

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    Cannes Critics' Week Celebrates First-Timers, Shuts Out Americans and Women from Competition

    The Cannes Critics' Week will be packed will first-time filmmakers, save one...

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    Read About the Reddit vs. Taplin Smackdown: Who's Right?

    Last week, Fast Company hosted its Innovation Uncensored event in New York -- and also saw a major throwdown between Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and Jonathan Taplin, a producer ("Mean Streets," "To Die For"), tour manager for The Band, SOPA supporter and currently director of...

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    Tribeca Institute Announces Latin America Media Arts Fund Winners

    The Tribeca Film Institute announces the winners of its Latin America Media Arts and its first-ever Heineken VOCES grant. Sixty-thousand dollars is awarded to Latin American film and video artists, in $10,000 allotments...

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    Did the White House Allow Politics to Undercut the Results of a Short Video Contest?

    Filmmakers Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano have taken public their accusation that the White House discounted their short video from winning a contest because of subject matter that it may have found controversial. Ali and Sugano entered their three-minute “My Asian Americana,” which looks at Cam...

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    Jennifer Lawrence To Star In Adaptation Of Jeanette Walls' 'Glass Castle: A Memoir'

    How do you keep your franchise star happy and in house? Pick up a project to develop for them -- and if it's based on a critically acclaimed, best-selling book then all the better.

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    Tribeca: 'Freaky Deaky' Star Michael Jai White Says 'Black Dynamite 2' Will Shoot At The End of The Year

    The adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Freaky Deaky" boasts an impressive cast of colorful characters, including Andy Dick, Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Crispin Glover. However, action fans will spot one surprising name: Michael Jai White, who steals the film as two-timing bodyg...

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    An Old, Old Wooden Ship: Adam McKay Says 'Anchorman 2' Will Deal With Diversity & Feature Another Gang Fight

    "We've done about two per cent! Half a per cent? We've got five pages of story notes and chunks of story. We're holing up writing for the next three months," Adam McKay tells Empire about the development of the "Anchorman 2" script. And while there is still ...

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