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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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    Weekly indieWIRE Clicks: Cannes Wish List, ND/NF, Tributes to Two Greats & More

    This past week on indieWIRE included the coverage of two film greats who passed away, New Directors/New Films kicked off with the New York premiere of "Margin Call," "Potiche" director Francois Ozon dished on working with Catherine Deneuve, and much more.

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    Weinstein Company Launches Video Game Label

    The Weinstein Company has entered the video game world, announcing the launch of TWC Games. The label will work withThe Weinstein Company and Dimension Films' own properties (which include "Scream" and "Hellraiser"), in addition to working with external partners to develop and publish video games fo...

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    FUTURES | "Weekend" Director Andrew Haigh

    The breakout film at this year's SXSW Film Festival was Andrew Haigh's "Weekend," which screened in the out-of-competition Emerging Visions section and received the audience award. "Weekend" is Haigh's second feature, after 2009's "Greek Pete," whic...

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    'Face/Off' Duo Nicolas Cage & John Travolta Looking To Reunite On A Pair Of Projects

    Let's face it. Nicolas Cage isn't so much a movie star anymore as a continual riff on his own persona, selling movie after movie on his crazy-wigged eccentricity and personality. The idea of him playing characters has long gone out the window as these days, he pretty much just plays Nic Cage whether in a medieval flick like "Season Of The Witch" or a 3D throwaway B-movie like "Drive Angry." Meanwhile, John Travolta has been vacillating between dumb family fare like "Wild Hogs" or "Old Dogs" while trying to scowl convincingly as a bad guy in action flicks like "The Taking Of Pelham 1 2...

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    Hole To Reunite On Stage For ND/NF's "Hit So Hard" Screening

    For the first time in 13 years, "Hole" members Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson and Melissa auf der Maur and Patty Schemel will publicly reunite. The occasion is the New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) screening of P. David Ebersole's documentary "Hit So Had," which is a portrait of Schemel, Hole’s drummer...

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    IFC Nabs Rob Minkoff's "Flypaper"

    IFC Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Rob Minkoff's comedy "Flypaper," which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Produced by Mark Damon, Patrick Dempsey, and Peter Safran, the film stars Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor, and Tim Blake Nelson. IFC will release the film ...

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    Richard Leacock, R.I.P.: Pennebaker, Maysles, Nair and Peña Remember the Doc Pioneer

    Documentary pioneer Richard "Ricky" Leacock, considered a major force in the birth of modern non-fiction cinema, passed away yesterday in Paris at the age of 89.

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    ActionFest 2 to Roll Out "Assassins," Adrenaline & a "Knockout" at April Event

    A second round of action cinema and adrenaline-filled offerings are on tap for the second round of ActionFest in Asheville, North Carolina, taking place April 7 - 10. As previously announced, ActionFest 2 will open with the World Premiere of Jonathan English’s "Ironclad," while Takeshi Miike’s lates...

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    Matthew Barney To Be Honored at 54th San Francisco Intnl Film Festival

    The Cremaster cycle director Matthew Barney has been announced as the recipient of the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival's Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award. The multimedia artist will receive the award on Saturday, April 30th before the North American premiere of his latest work,...

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