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    When Censors Attack: What Really Happened With "A Serbian Film," "Turin Horse" and "Presumed Guilty"

    Censorship brought global headlines to three films this week. In Hungary, screenings of native son Béla Tarr's "The Turin Horse" have been canceled. A Spanish festival director is under attack for attempting to screen "A Serbian Film." And in Mexico, a prison documentary has been pulled from distrib...

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    Hot Docs Picks 27 Projects for Annual Forum

    Hot Docs has released the names of the 27 projects slated to take part in this year's Hot Docs Forum. This year's crop were selected from 193 submissions and represent 14 different countries.

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    "Bigger and Badder" ActionFest 2 Set For April

    The organizers behind ActionFest has officially announced a second round of action cinema and unsung heroes with Actionfest 2, which creator Bill Banowsky (Carolina Cinemas founder and Magnolia Pictures co-founder), famed action director/producer Aaron Norris (Missing in Action III, "Walker, Texas R...

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    "A Serbian Film" Brings Legal Trouble, Support For a Festival Director

    Since "A Serbian Film" premiered on the festival circuit last year, the title by first-time director Srdjan Spasojevic has courted controversy for its gruesome depiction of rape, child sodomy, murder and altogether unpleasantness. That said, it also received the Audience Award at Portugal's Fantaspo...

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    Mike Mills' "Beginners" to Open 54th San Francisco International Film Festival

    Mike Mills' "Beginners" will open the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival April 21 at the historic Castro Theatre. Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor are expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

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    IFC Midnight Takes Sundance and SXSW's "Catechism Cataclysm"

    IFC Midnight has nabbed the North American distribution rights to Todd Rohal's comedy "The Catechism Cataclysm," which world premiered in Sundance and will screen in the Emerging Visions section at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival. In addition to North America, the company also acquired television a...

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    Dallas Names Competition Slate, Centerpiece Screenings

    The Dallas International Film Festival announced its set of Centerpiece screenings and the slate for its Narrative and Documentary competitions. The festival, which runs from March 31 to April 10, will also be honoring veteran actress Ann-Margret with the Dallas Star Award for her fifty years in the...

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    10th Tribeca Film Festival Unveils World Narrative and Doc Competition & Viewpoints Lineups

    The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled 43 features that will screen in the 10th annual event's World Narrative and Documentary Competitions as well as its inaugural Viewpoints sidebar today, with selections hailing from 32 countries, including 42 World, 11 International, 19 North American, 7 U.S. and 8...

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    Provincetown Honors Darren Aronofsky and Vera Farmiga

    Academy Award-nominees Darren Aronofsky and Vera Farmiga will both be honored at the upcoming Provincetown Interantional Film Festival it was announced today. Aronofsky will be awarded the Filmmaker On the Edge Award, while Farmiga will go home with the Excellence in Acting Award.

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    Miramax Names Doctorow to Head Home Entertainment Strategy

    Miramax CEO Mike Lang has announced that Eric Doctorow will serve as the company's Executive Vice President. Doctorow will head Miramax's worldwide home entertainment and distribution divisions, with a special focus on digital distribution and licensing. Doctorow will work closely with the partners that will help with Miramax's worldwide distribution plans, which include Lionsgate, Studiocanal for European markets, Echo Bridge for select U.S. titles, and Alliance Films in Canada. Doctorow previously worked as the head of home entertainment for the MGM library at Fox Home Entertainment and worked for twenty years in the home entertainment d...

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