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    Preview Spiritual Drama "A Beautiful Soul" (Directed By Jeff Byrd, w/ Harry Lennix, Vanessa Bell Calloway)

    From producer/writer/director Jeff Byrd (brother of casting director Twinkie Byrd - Sparkle, Jumping The Broom & more - whom I interviewed last week; post coming soon) comes what he's describing as "an urban contemporary re-telling of “It’s a Wonderful Life," ...

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    Scorsese Talks Sinatra Biopic Possibilities: HBO Miniseries vs. Movie? 'Now's The Time to Execute It On The Page'

    After his positive experience with HBO on "Boardwalk Empire" and the prestigious Oscar-winning money-loser "Hugo," Martin Scorsese is reconsidering the way to proceed with his Frank Sinatra biopic.

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    Does Mozilla's Living Docs Project Give Us a Taste of the Future of Documentary Storytelling?

    A few days before this year's SXSW, the Mozilla Foundation (the nonprofit organization that most famously gives us the Firefox web browser) launched Living Docs Project, an online home for transmedia documentary storytelling.

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    Watch: Teaser Footage For 'Looper' Plus New Look At Joseph Gordon-Levitt In The Film

    Well, "Looper" is on the way but before we actually see the teaser trailer on Thursday, we will have to endure three days the latest hot marketing trend: teasers for the trailers. Yeah, we know...

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    Another One Bites the Dust: Greenwich's Beloved World of Video to Close Its Doors After 29 Years

    Just last week, Indiewire ran a popular interview independent filmmaker Alex Ross Perry ("The Color Wheel") did with Joe Martin, the longtime proprietor of Brooklyn rental store Reel Life, which closed its doors at the end of last month. The piece struck a chord with our readers, many of w...

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    Latino Version Of 'Paranormal Activity' In The Works, But It Won't Be In Spanish

    With "Paranormal Activity 4" being cranked out for release later this year, and the franchise showing no signs of slowing down as for some reason audiences seem to love being jump-scared to death, it's no surprise that the team behind it are looking for new avenues to keep milking for ...

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    Contest: Win A 'Blank City' Poster Signed By Steve Buscemi, Thurston Moore, Jim Jarmusch & More Plus DVD/BluRay Prizes

    While always a city bursting with creative and artistic talent, there was probably no time more fertile in New York City than than '70s and '80s. Avant-garde art, hip hop, punk, no-wave, disco and more all clashed and mingled, leaving a lasting impression on pop culture, politics and the cit...

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    Searing Indie Drama "Changing the Game" (Starring Tony Todd, Irma P. Hall) Gets Theatrical Release

    An indie project we previously profiled is getting a theatrical release next month!

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    Watch: Juno Temple Dreams Of Los Angeles In 'Little Birds' Trailer

    A coming-of-age tale set against a Los Angeles background, “Little Birds” premiered at Sundance, its well-traveled narrative sparked by visual confidence and a rising star in the form of Juno Temple, and a trailer has shown up to display the results.

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    Watch: First 5 Minutes Of Luc Besson Produced Sci-Fi Actioner 'Lockout' Delivers Guy Pearce As Loveable Rogue

    “He's the best there is, but he's a loose cannon.” With that impeccably delivered line, Guy Pearce was built up for sci-fi action hero status in the trailer for the Luc Besson-produced “Lockout.” Europacorp has now followed that statement up with proof, in the form of...

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