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    Tribeca Film Acquires Rights to Berlin Silver Bear Winner 'War Witch'

    Tribeca Film has acquired the rights to Kim Nguyen's "War Witch," which had its world premiere and garnered a Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and took home the Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The talent...

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    Exclusive: Poster For Chen Kaige’s Story Of Epic Revenge 'Sacrifice'

    It has been quite a while since we've last seen a film from Cannes Palme d'Or winner and celebrated international filmmaker Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine," "The Promise"), but this summer the director's latest will finally land in America.

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    IN THE WORKS: Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas Back Oscar-Winning 'Inception' Cinematographer's First Feature (VIDEO)

    That's what a director with clout does: he gives his long-time director of photography a chance to direct. Thus Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are backing Wally Pfister--who won the Oscar for "Inception" and just won an AFI Alumnae Award last week. He cited as his idol Franklin Schaffner ("Papill...

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    Strand Acquires "Pelotero" For July Release (Exposé On MLB Training Camps In Dominican Republic)

    A release date for this compelling documentary feature that Vanessa profiled initially in January, has been officially set for July 13, 2012, both theatrical and VOD, courtesy of Strand Releasing.

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    Christopher Nolan & Emma Thomas To Executive Produce Wally Pfister's Directorial Debut

    Not only does "The Dark Knight Rises" cap off Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, it marks the end of an era of sorts for both the director and cinematographer Wally Pfister. They've both done some incredible work on the series (and all of Nolan's films), but it now looks the...

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    Aaron Hillis Leaves Position as Curator of reRun Gastropub, Theater To Close Indefinitely

    New York-based film journalist and programmer Aaron Hillis announced today in an email to friends and colleagues that he will be stepping down as curator for the reRun Gastropub Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Hillis served as the inaugural curator for the theater, a 60-seat venue located in the back of...

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    In the Works: Duplass Bros. to Remake 1978's 'Same Time, Next Year' with Universal, Rudin Set to Produce

    The ever-busy Duplass brothers have signed with Universal to remake the 1978 film "Same Time, Next Year," with Scott Rudin set to produce, along with original producer, nonagenarian Walter Mirisch.

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    LAFF: Exclusive First Look & Poster For Julia Stiles' New Film 'It's A Disaster'; Actress Talks Comedy, Career Choices & 'Bourne'

    Julia Stiles has had a long and varied career since her breakout role opposite Heath Ledger in "10 Things I Hate About You," the '90s high school adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." Since then she's been a Jason Bourne accomplice, danced with death on TV's "Dexter," delivered Davi...

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    Exclusive Clips From New Mockumentary 'Al Shearer: The Other Black Guy Running For President'

    Titled Al Shearer - The Other Black Guy Running For President, this Borat-style feature mockumentary from actor Al Shearer takes his faux presidential campaign to the streets, utilizing a dead-pan, realistic approach in the presentation of the material.

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    'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Will Get Supersized With IMAX Sequences

    So is IMAX the new 3D? With audiences just as likely to go to a 2D screening as one in 3D, it seems studios are now looking at IMAX as perhaps the next unique selling point for audiences. Christopher Nolan has been perhaps the biggest advocate of using the format for feature films, using the huge sc...

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