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    Exclusive: First Listen Of Wyclef Jean's Original Song For TIFF Doc 'Venus & Serena,' Artist Says He Wanted A Feeling Of “Triumph” In The Music

    Timing, as they say, is everything, and the timing of today’s premiere screening of “Venus and Serena” at the Toronto International Film Festival could not be better. After all, just two days ago, Serena Williams won her fourth U.S. Open, her fifteenth Grand Slam title. She, a...

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    Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei & Brian Geraghty To Star In Indie Comedy 'Why Now'

    Scientific fact: every movie is better for having a little Sam Rockwell in it. Whether it's in a lead role, like in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" or "Moon," or a scene-stealing supporting turn like in "Galaxy Quest" or the blockbuster "Iron Man 2," he's one of those actors who never gives a bad...

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    Sundance Names Paul Federbush International Director of Feature Films

    The Sundance Institute has named indie vet Paul Federbush the International Director of the Feature Film Program, which discovers and supports filmmakers year-round. Beginning September 24, Federbush will work under the program's founding director, Michelle Satter, and will oversee all internationa...

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    Production Set To Begin In East Africa This Month, On Cutter Hodierne's 'Fishing Without Nets'

    Cutter Hodierne's award-winning short film, Fishing Without Nets (a film we've covered a lot of this site), which won the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is on its way to becoming a feature length fi...

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    Guadeloupean Drama 'Elza' Making USA Theatrical Premiere At New MIST Harlem Cinemas (Details)

    We previously announced this news last month, as part of a longer post about the upcoming opening of MIST Harlem Cinemas, where the film will make its US theatrical premiere on Friday, October 12.

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    William Friedkin To Direct Nicolas Cage In Thriller 'I Am Wrath'

    Update 10/01: Deadline confirms this is really, and truly, happening

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    Paul Federbush Joins the Sundance Institute as International Director of Its Feature Film Program

    Former Warner Independent Pictures and Red Flag Releasing executive Paul Federbush has been hired by the Sundance Institute as international director of its feature film program. Reporting to feature film program founding director Michelle Satter, Federbush officially begins his new role September 2...

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    Watch: Trailer For Alcoholism Drama 'Smashed' Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Aaron Paul

    "Last night I ended up smoking crack." The Sundance drama “Smashed” starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul received rave reviews earlier this year, especially from the performances of both lead actors. Our review from Sundance had praise for both thespians: "Winstead's ...

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    'Marley' (The Definitive Documentary On The Life Of Bob Marley) Now Streaming On Netflix

    Magnolia Pictures released Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary Marley, on Friday, April 20th, launching day and date on all VOD and digital platforms - including Facebook.

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    Marisa Tomei & Sam Rockwell Team for 'Why Now'; Reviews on Their TIFF Entries 'Inescapable' and 'Seven Psychopaths'

    Two stars whose films premiered at Toronto -- Marisa Tomei with Ruba Nadda's "Inescapable" and Sam Rockwell with Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" -- have signed on for "Why Now," a indie comedy that will shoot over three weeks in upstate New York this November. Michael Godere and Ivan Martin wr...

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