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    New Photos From Benh Zeitlin's Sundance & Cannes Sensation 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

    We get one every year; an indie darling that rises from anonymity to award season contender. This year, it looks like that film may very well be Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," which, after debuting in Park City to ravishing acclaim and a Grand Jury prize, recently w...

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    'For A Good Time, Call...' Gets A Red Band Trailer & Poster

    If you think that "The Five-Year Engagement" and this weekend's tedious "That's My Boy" is all the comedy summer has to offer in 2012, there's one more film that hopes to make you laugh before the season is over.

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    Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo Scoring David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche'

    One of the most intriguing movies of the year seems to have arrived out of thin air. Last week it was revealed that David Gordon Green had teamed up with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and shot a movie completely under the radar. "Prince Avalanche," a remake of the Icelandic film "Ei...

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    Urban Elegies: Do America's Post-City Docs Recall Italy's Post-War Neorealism?

    “It’s a slow motion Katrina.” By coincidence, this exact statement is spoken in two different recent documentaries, Chad Freidrichs’s The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011) and British director Julien Temple’s Requiem for Detroit? (2010), both playing at the nonfiction series &...

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    Jacques Audiard's 'Rust And Bone' Hits On Nov. 16th; Peter Jackson's 'West Of Mempis' Arrives On Dec. 28th

    Two films, picked up by Sony Pictures Classics circa the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, have now been slated for awards season contending release dates, and it's fair to say both could have a shot at some kind of Oscar recognition.

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    Take A Look At Behind-The-Scenes Footage & Pics Of Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

    Filming for Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson's biopic 42 was in full swing last week in Macon, GA.

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    LatinoBuzz: Spanish-Latin American Co-productions Win-Win or Win-Lose?

    Latin Americans have an iffy relationship with Spain. We get it, colonialism leaves scars. But, like it or not, they share language, culture, and DNA. They also share a faltering economy (along with the rest of the world). In times like these, when it’s hard for anyone to put together enough m...

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    'Streetcar Named Desire' Revival Extension Is No More; Run Will End In July

    It was just about weeks ago when it was announced that the acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (with Blair Underwood as “Stanley,” Nicole Ari Parker as “Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella, and Wood Harris as “Mi...

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    Focus Forward's 'Short Films, Big Ideas' Competition Hits LAFF; Offers $100K Prize for Grand-Prize Winner

    Focus Forward first announced its $200K Filmmaker Challenge at Sundance in January, and will be at LA Film Fest starting tomorrow (June 14-24) to encourage festival attendees and emerging talent to get in on the competition as well. "Short Films, Big Ideas" will ultimately be a series of 30 three-mi...

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    NBC Wants Your Short Films (Diversity Initiative; Deadline Imminent)

    A little late on this, but you've got 2 days to submit. I know many of you already have completed shorts made in the last year or so that are without any sort of commercial distribution deal. Plus, there's NO FEE for submitting, so, what do you have to lose, especially with the potential rew...

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