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    Watch: Celebrate 50 Years Of 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg' With 6-Minute Look At The Restoration, Clips & More

    50 years ago today, the world fell in love with Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo in "The Umbreallas Of Cherbourg." One of the best musicals of all time, and one of Jacques Demy's finest films, the sweeping tale packs romance, war, drama and music — oh, the music — into an unforgettable 90 minu...

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    Stream Them Now: Get Your French New Wave Education with 9 Films Available to Stream on Hulu Plus

    From Wes Anderson to Steven Soderbergh, contemporary filmmakers are often unambiguously influenced by the French New Wave. Through the 50s to 60s the French New Wave brought with it an explosive fountain of art and inspiration that became not merely a pioneering trend in French cinematic culture...

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    Interview: Jacqueline Lyanga on AFI Fest 2013

    Once again this Fall AFI Fest will take place in the heart of Hollywood on November 7-14, 2013. Presented by the American Film Institute and Audi, the 27th edition of the festival encompasses the year's best in cinema from around the world's most important festivals

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    10 Notable Filmmakers Who Work In Both Documentary & Fiction

    Truth may or may not be stranger than fiction, but both impulses certainly exert a powerful pull on the filmmaking instinct. With so many established narrative directors over the years turning their hand to documentaries, whether it’s “making of,” band documentaries, or passion projects that they us...

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    AFI Announces Guest Artistic Director Agnes Varda's Films

    Iconic "Mother of the French New Wave" director Agnes Varda is the Guest Artistic Director for this year's upcoming 2013 AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles.

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    AFI FEST 2013 Announces Four Iconic Film Selections by Guest Artistic Director Agnes Varda

    The American Film Institute has announced a program of four films selected by Guest Artistic Director Agnes Varda to screen at AFI FEST 2013, including films by Bresson, Fassbinder, Cassavetes and Scorsese.

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    20 Great Debut Films From Female Directors

    One of the less reported stories of this August’s film schedule is that the month not only saw three films released that were directed by women, but they were in fact three feature debuts — Lake Bell’s “In A World” opened to a rapturous reception (including ours) on the 9th, Jerusha Hess’ “Austenlan...

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    Cinema Guild Acquires Five-Part Doc Series 'Agnes Varda From Here To There'

    The Cinema Guild has picked up the U.S. digital and non-theatrical rights to "Agnes Varda From Here To There," a new documentary series directed by Agnes Varda

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    Agnes Varda's New Five-Part Global Art Doc 'From Here to There' to Get VOD Release from Cinema Guild

    The Cinema Guild has snapped up stateside VOD rights to Agnes Varda's new five-part documentary "From Here to There," which chronicles the French auteur's world travels as she surveys the global contemporary art scene, meeting with filmmakers and artists from an array of backgrounds. It will be rele...

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    The Academy Sends Out 276 Invites

    Last week, the Academy sent out 276 new invitations to join its ranks, the highest amount in recent years. (178 were invited in 2011; 135 in 2010; 134 in 2009; and 105 in 2008.) What you will notice from the list of invitations is the focus on diversity which is something the Academy clearly had t...

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