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    The 8 Films You Must See This April

    April is about to give 2011 a significant dose of excellent specialty cinema, including a pair of Academy Award-nominated foreign films, new work from Kelly Reichardt and Duncan Jones, some great Danes, and the first medieval stoner comedy to star both an Oscar host and a best actress winner. Check ...

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    Palm Beach Announces Winners Beachside for 16th Annual Edition

    The sixteenth edition of the Palm Beach International Film Festival on Florida's Atlantic coast will close this Thursday with a screening of "The First Grader," which also won the jury's Best Feature Film prize. Jury award winners were announced at a cocktail reception during the festival; audience...

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    Sony Classics Will Release Whit Stillman's Latest

    Whit Stillman's first film in over a decade, "Violet Wister's Damsels In Distress," will be released worldwide by Sony Pictures Classics. Starring Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody, the film is a comedy that follows a trio of beautiful girls (led by Gerwig's character) who set out to revolutionize life at...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: "Tree of Life" Shocker, Woody Allen Trailer & More

    Today on indieWIRE, "Tree of Life" jumped the gun, "Midnight in Paris" trailer hit, "The Interrupters" was bought and more.

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    Box Office: "Miral," "Potiche" Debut As "Cunningham" Leads Another Strong Specialty Frame (UPDATED)

    Four new specialty films - "Miral," "Potiche," "Mia and the Migoo," and "My Perestroika" - reported box office estimates this morning, each scoring per-theater-averages above $10,000. Alongside a trio of robust holdover films including, "Bill Cunningham, New York," "Win Win" and "Jane Eyre," all com...

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    Ed Burns' Latest Set to Close 10th Tribeca Film Festival

    Edwards Burns' latest New York romp "Newlyweds" will close this year's Tribeca Film Festival, it was announced today.

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    Finnish Doc "Steam of Life" heads To POV

    Joonas Berghäll´s and Mika Hotakainen's Finnish documentary "Steam of Life" has been picked up by PBS for U.S broadcast on the series POV. In Finland, "Steam of Life" has been screening for a record-breaking 52 weeks a row in Helsinki and Tampere, which is an achievement for any film in the country, let alone for a documentary film. "Life" has screened at over 50 international film festivals, winning the grand prix in Tel Aviv, Warsaw and Pärnu, a Silver Dove –award at DOK Leipzig in Germany, special award of the jury at Silverdocs in US, the ecumenical prize at Visions du Réel festival in Switzerland and the Universites Award at Doclisboa i...

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    Ann Arbor Film Festival Names Award Winners: "Jan Villa" Wins Ken Burns Best of Fest

    At the conclusion of the 49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, the fest announced the following award winners for their various awards, which each come with a cash prize. The Michigan festival, around for nearly a half-century, is one of the leading festival venues for experimental work. Jury membe...

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    Cinema Guild Takes Steve James' Acclaimed "Interrupters"

    Steve James' "The Interrupters" - which received ecstatic reviews upon its Sundance premiere (the film is currently the highest graded film on criticWIRE) - was acquired for U.S. release by The Cinema Guild today. The film tells the stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their co...

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    iPOP | This Week On the Scene: Ellen Page, ND/NF, SXSW & More

    This week saw the 40th edition of New Directors/New Films kickoff in grand style at the Museum of Modern Art with the New York premiere of "Margin Call." Director JC Chandor and "Gossip Girl" hunk Penn Badgley made the rounds at the after party, while the Film Society of the Lincoln Center's Rose Qu...

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