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    Jim Jarmusch Producing Erotic Dramedy 'Panarea' Starring Mark Webber & Chloe Sevigny

    While we'll have to wait patiently for the pieces to come together on Jim Jarmusch's awesome vampire flick that at one time had Michael Fassbender, Mia Wasikowska and Tilda Swinton set to star, it looks like the director isn't sitting idle. Jarmusch has become closely aligned with Mark W...

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    A 3-Minute Short Can Win $100,000 in Cinelan's Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge

    While at Sundance to unveil the first five shorts in their Focus Forward series, Cinelan co-creators Morgan Spurlock and Karol Martesko-Fenster announced the launch of the Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge. The GE-sponsored Focus Forward is a series of 30 three-minute documentaries that focus o...

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    Bingham Ray 1954 - 2012

    We mourn the loss of Bingham Ray along with all his friends and family. He is the third to break the circle of those who have grown with the independent film business. We also remember Don Krim and Wouter Barendrecht, all who have gone too soon.

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    Miles Teller To Star While Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Jesse Eisenberg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & More Sought To 'Get A Job'

    Besides the total omnipresence of Jessica Chastain, among the many things the cinematic year of 2011 will be remembered for, is the return of some long absent film directors. After years in the wilderness, cinephiles were finally treated to new feature films from Alexander Payne, Lynne Ramsay and Wh...

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    Strong Sundance Docs Raise Specter of Racism in U.S. and Abroad

    I haven't yet seen "Slavery by Another Name," a new documentary that's premiering in Sundance this week, but the title evokes a theme I've seen running through a number of docs at this year's festival: the prevalence of racism in the histories of America and other countr...

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    Bingham Ray is Remembered By the Friends and Industry Family Who Loved Him

    We're devastated by the death of Bingham Ray. And it's unbelievable that his passing happened during the Sundance Film Festival: This was his stomping ground, a place he held court and, at an event that can overwhelm even the most passionate film lover, Ray was a reliable source of joy.

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    Sundance First Look: "Short Films, Big Ideas" and the Three-Minute Filmmaker Challenge

    Maybe the best ideas do come in short films. That's the notion behind the Focus Forward which is launching its Filmmaker Challenge. The Filmmaker Challenge will select five winners, determined by a professional jury.

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    Obit: Indie Veteran Bingham Ray Was a Champion of Indie Cinema UPDATED

    The news that indie veteran Bingham Ray, recently appointed executive director of the San Francisco Film Society and Festival, had suffered a stroke hit the Sundance Film Festival Saturday morning. Sadly, Ray died from complications of the massive stroke on Monday.

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    Beloved Indie Film Veteran Bingham Ray Has Died

    Sundance Institute just released the following statement:

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    Sundance: Andrea Arnold Talks Using Mumford & Sons For 'Wuthering Heights' & Her Intuitive Approach To Filmmaking

    There are as many adaptations and variations on Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" as there are theories about how Heathcliff gains his wealth and maturity before enacting his revenge. Thankfully, for Brontë-philes, that is still up for debate in "Fish Tank" directo...

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