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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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    More Shots Of 'The Avengers' Standing Around!

    We guess that FX work is really going to be coming in under the wire, because some more shots of "The Avengers" have arrived, if you just can't wait to see which direction they'll be looking in now, today is your day.

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    Christopher Plummer Says He'll Never Work With Terrence Malick Again, Says He Needs A Writer

    While Terrence Malick's admirers and fans are numerous, his mercurial attitude, intuitive filmmaking style and free rein in the editing suite has also earned him his fair share detractors. Adrien Brody wasn't exactly pleased to learn his lead role had pretty much be reduced to nothing in &qu...

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    Lawrence Kasdan To Direct 'Tell No One' Writer Harlan Coben's Thriller 'Stay Close'

    It's been a whole 11 years since "Return Of The Jedi" and "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" writer Lawrence Kasdan last tested himself behind the camera with the critically-panned sci-fi fantasy pic "Dreamcatcher" but 2012 will see the writer-director return to the tried and true family drama genre with "D...

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    Sundance: CBS Films Takes 'The Words,' Fox Searchlight Tames 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' & More Acquisitions From Park City

    Docs 'The Queen Of Versailles' And 'Searching For Sugar Man,' And Slash-Produced Horror Film 'Nothing To Fear' Also Find Homes

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