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    Preview 'Shell Shocked: A Documentary About Growing Up In The Murder Capital Of America'

    Courtesy of the project's website, the short story goes... Louisiana is the murder capital of the United States. For the last decade, statistics have shown murder rates four to six times higher than the national average. Eighty percent of the victims are black males, mostly in their teenage...

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    Preview 'Uprising: Drums, Voice of Resistance' (Diasporic Connections From Cuba To Haiti To New Orleans)

    Titled Uprising: Drums, Voice of Resistance, it's said to be part one of a trilogy that explores the historical and cultural connections between Santiago de Cuba, New Orleans, and Haiti, through cultural expression.

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    Watch: Director Marcus Dunstan Takes You Through The World Premiere Of 'The Collection' In Exclusive Featurette

    In 2009, Marcus Dunstan -- the writer behind "Saw IV," "Saw V," "Saw VI," "Saw 3D," "Piranha 3DD" and more -- put himself behind the camera and directed his debut feature, "The Collector." A nasty little piece of horror, it found the filmma...

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    Three Native American-Focused Sundance Films Make Digital Premieres

    Three Native American-Focused Sundance Films Make Digital Premieres

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    GKIDS to Release Studio Ghibli's Takahata Masterpiece 'Grave of the Fireflies'

    GKIDS has taken North American rights from Japan's Toho Co. Ltd. to distribute "Grave of the Fireflies," the 1988 feature from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. The critically-beloved film is told in flashbacks from the perspective of two children as it follows the devastation of Japan during ...

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    Watch: New Full-Length Trailer For Blue Sky's Animated 'Epic' Debuts

    Back in 2006, "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge announced that his next directorial effort would be "Leaf Men," based on the William Joyce children's book "The Life Men and the Brave Good Bugs." (Joyce also conceived and co-produced this week's big animated extravaganza, "Rise of the Guardians.") Fox, ...

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    Wanuri Kahiu In Post-Production On Ger Duany Documentary, 'Ger: To Be Separate'

    A documentary she's apparently been working on for about 2 years now, but I'm only just now learning about it...

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    Apatow, Mann & Rudd Tell NYT 'This Is 40': 'Couples Therapy Viewed By Millions of People in Theaters Across the World'

    David Itzkoff of the NY Times paid a summer visit to Judd Apatow on the Brentwood-mansion set of "This Is 40," the director's holiday-slated mid-life-crisis comedy following the marriage of Pete and Debbie of "Knocked Up." Apatow, Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd talk insecurity, "perfect" onscreen married...

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    Bahamas International Film Festival To Honor Sydney Tamiia Poitier With 2012 Shining Star Tribute

    Expect highlights from the festival to be posted here on S&A; in the meantime, today's news details via press release below (the 4-day festival begins on Thursday, December 6th in Nassau, and runs through Sunday, December 9th:

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    Exclusive: Jason Baldwin Of The West Memphis Three Evaluates His Public Perception In Clip From 'Paradise Lost'

    If you don't know the story of the West Memphis Three, a trio of men who were wrongly convicted of murdering three young children, back when the defendants were still teenagers, it's one of the most compelling true crime tales in recent memory. And thankfully, documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce ...

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