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    FREE Screening Of Doc 'Bury The Hatchet' (Descendants Of Runaway Slaves Now Mardi Gras Indian Chiefs)

    Intriguing 90-minute documentary titled Bury the Hatchet; a portrait of three Mardi Gras Indian "Big Chiefs" -  New Orleans men who are the descendants of runaway slaves, taken in by the Native Americans of the Louisiana bayous.

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    Watch: Amusing Trailer For 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher & Rebel Wilson

    There's no doubt the "Bridesmaids" comparisons will be thrown around for this one, and certainly the success of that film likely helped this one get in front of cameras last summer, but there are some slight variations in "Bachelorette." While in Paul Feig's film the bach...

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    Award-Winning Drama 'Falling Overnight' By Conrad Jackson Gets Theatrical Run Playdates

    A film I profiled about a year ago (Falling Overnight directed by Conrad Jackson - photo above - his feature film debut), is on its way to theaters, starting next week Friday, the 27th of July, at Cinema Village in NYC, and then August 3 at Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, an...

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    Kevin Costner Races To 'McFarland' For 'Whale Rider' Director Niki Caro

    There are many threads in the career of Kevin Costner -- westerns for example -- but one genre the actor seems to enjoy is the sports movie. From baseball ("Bull Durham," "Field Of Dreams," "For Love Of The Game") to golf ("Tin Cup") to boxing ("Play It T...

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    13 Women Included in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film

    Yesterday, Filmmaker Magazine released its “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” showcasing new and emerging talent in independent film. Within the 25 selections, 37 individuals are recognized -- 8 collaborative teams -- and 13 of the 37 individuals are women.

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    'Streetcar Named Desire' Revival Run Ends This Sunday, July 22; 4 More Chances To See It

    Just a reminder that it closes in 2 days - on the 22nd, which is this Sunday. So, if you're in the NYC area, you've got 4 more chances to do so: there's an 8pm show tonight; 2 shows tomorrow (2pm and 8pm) and 1 show on Sunday at 3pm.

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    China Rejects Court Appeal for Artist and Doc Subject Ai Weiwei; No-Travel Ban Continues

    Outspoken artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was rejected today by a Chinese court for his appeal against a tax evasion fine from 2011. He was imprisoned for the charge for three months of last year, and upon release was slapped with the fine. After his bail conditions failed to be lifted on June 22, Ai...

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    Abigail Breslin & Juliette Lewis Join 'August: Osage County' With Julia Roberts & Meryl Streep

    You know, with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep already starring in this thing, the filmmakers could populate the rest of "August: Osage County" with circus clowns, and not only would the two leads still deliver strong performances, and inevitable Oscar nominations would follow. It looks lik...

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    Amazon Prime Instant Adds 'Fringe' & 'West Wing' to Library for a Supernatural-FBI-Clinton-Administration Summer

    Fans of showrunner-creators Aaron Sorkin and J.J. Abrams will find this exciting: Amazon announces today a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. to add both "Fringe" and "The West Wing" to its Prime Instant Video library this summer. Both titles were previously unavailable.

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    Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' MPAA Rating: R or NC17?

    Reading THIS piece on the Los Angeles Times' website to learn that Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer, will be given an R rating by the MPAA - at least, that's what the LA Times says/.

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