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    'Compliance' Director Craig Zobel To Direct Untitled Thriller Pitch For Focus Features

    Variety is reporting that Focus Features, the indie wing of monolithic Universal Pictures that has had a great year so far with sleeper hits in the stop-motion-animated marvel "ParaNorman" and the Wes Anderson romp "Moonrise Kingdom," has just acquired an untitled thriller pitch from "Compliance" di...

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    Craig Zobel to Follow Controversial 'Compliance' With Post-Apocalyptic Drama 'Z for Zachariah,' Headlined by Tobey Maguire

    With Craig Zobel's shocker "Compliance" reigniting debate this week on the eve of its limited theatrical opening (it was met with wildly passionate reactions at Sundance earlier this year, as well), the writer-director is all the rage right now. Several critics have even likened him to...

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    Why Every Screening of 'Compliance' Should Be Followed By a Q&A Session

    "Compliance" emerged from this year’s Sundance Film Festival with buzz generated less by the film’s quality (though the consensus is that it's quite a good film) than by its controversial subject matter. The film is unabashedly polarizing and challenging, as it delves into ...

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    Tobey Maguire To Star In Post-Apocalyptic 'Z For Zachariah' From 'Compliance' Director Craig Zobel

    Well, here's a nice little reward for the rising director Craig Zobel. After coming to attention with his 2007 comedy "Great World Of Sound," the helmer made big waves this year with the unsettling thriller "Compliance." The film, essentially about a prank that goes to some v...

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    More Important Than Cannes? Locarno Film Festival Is a Large Platform For Small American Movies

    As the Locarno Film Festival heads into its 65th year, its European presence remains as pronounced as ever. But the upcoming edition, which runs August 1 - 12, also contains an unusually large number of features from the U.S. Six American productions will screen in the international competition...

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    Watch: Trailer For The Thought-Provoking & Disturbing Sundance Buzz Film 'Compliance'

    If there's a more twisted and disturbing (in a good way) film that "Compliance" this year, this writer hasn't seen it. And following last week's debut of the poster, a full-blown trailer has arrived.

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    Exclusive: Poster For Craig Zobel's Controversial Sundance Hit 'Compliance'

    Controversial, upsetting, disturbing and memorable, there are few films this year that have gotten audiences talking like "Compliance" has. Based on a true story, the movie is an unwavering look at the power of authority to make people do unspeakable and humiliating things, and the film's bracing ex...

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    BAMcinemaFest: Craig Zobel Talks Conversation-Starting True-Crime Tale 'Compliance'

    As many festivalgoers know, attending a film festival can be both an exhausting and rewarding experience. Fortunately for those NYC-ers who don’t have the stamina to attend Sundance, Cannes or SXSW, BAM has culled some of the best of those lineups and selected a few dozen favorites, which are now pl...

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    10 Breakout Filmmakers & Performers From The 2012 Sundance Film Festival

    One of the major benefits of Sundance has always been the new talent it's unleashed on the world. From Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith in the festival's heyday to more recent discoveries like Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lawrence, Cary Fukunaga and Drake Doremus, the film world shifts ever so slightly...

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    Sundance: Director Craig Zobel Talks The Controversy, Criticism & Intent Of 'Compliance'

    The Sundance Film Festival has always included provocative films in its programming, as much to challenge attendees’ expectations as to introduce to the world new, visionary filmmakers who aren’t afraid to take risks. In 2012, the film that has caused the most controversy is “Compliance,” Craig Zobe...

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