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    No One Is From The Future: New Trailer For Zal Batmanglij's 'Sound Of My Voice' Starring Brit Marling

    If last year we saw the paranoia and fear of someone leaving a cult in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," in 2012 we'll see those feelings explored from people entering that strange world in "Sound Of My Voice." The film, one of two starring Brit Marling that wowed Sundance audience...

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    Preview Doc That Explores How African Spirituality Influenced American Popular Culture ("The United States Of Hoodoo")

    A documentary project I was alerted to this morning by the filmmaker, Oliver Hardt, who's based in Germany; the project, titled The United States Of Hoodoo, is a collaboration between him and New Haven-based writer Darius James, author of That's Blaxploitation!: Roots of the B...

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    Sean Penn to Receive Peace Summit Award

    The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates will present Sean Penn with their annual Peace Summit Award this April.

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    Tribeca Film Acquires North American Rights To "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" For VOD/Theatrical Release

    The story goes... While filming a documentary on racism in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African American waiter and his family. More than 40 years later, Frank's son Raymond (director of City Island) returns to the site of his father's film to exa...

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    Sean Penn to Receive Peace Summit Award for Work In Haiti, Thrilled to Represent it to Youth & Women of The World

    When twenty Nobel Peace Laureates meet in Chicago for their twelfth World Summit, they will award Sean Penn with the annual Peace Summit Award in recognition of his work as founder and CEO of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which aids the victims of the 2010 earthquake, as well as for his ongoi...

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    '6 Month Rule' Gets Picked Up for Theatrical and Digital

    Film Buff has picked up worldwide digital distribution rights to the romantic dramedy, "6 Month Rule,' from writer/director Blayne Weaver ("Weather Girl"). The film will also have a theatrical run through distributor Abramorama, starting June 1 in New York and June 8 in Los Angeles.

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    Kenneth Branagh to Receive San Francisco Fest's Founder's Directing Award

    Kenneth Branagh, who was recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Laurence Olivier in "My Week with Marilyn" and directed Marvel's "Thor," will be honored with the San Francisco International Film Festival's Founder's Directing Award...

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    Tribeca Film Acquires 'Booker's Place'; Sets 4 Titles For VOD Release During Tribeca Film Fest

    Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to "City Island" director Raymond de Felitta's "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," which they will debut on video-on-demand alongside 3 other titles during the Tribeca Film Festival.

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    Focus Features Africa First Alum Dyana Gaye's Feature Debut ("Des Etoiles") Short-Listed For Cannes L'Atelier

    A project I've been tracking since it first showed up on my radar last fall... a brief catch-up...

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    Acclaimed Doc "Louder Than A Bomb" Gets DVD Release Date (The World's Largest High-School Poetry Slam)

    An acclaimed feature doc we covered quite a bit last year, which went onto a limited stateside theatrical rollout over the summer, an thend a television premiere as an OWN Documentary Club release, will now be released on DVD for the rest of you to see.

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