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    Watch: Strong Female Performances Anchor Unsettling 'Proxy' Trailer

    Horror films have a notorious habit of minimizing women and turning them into nothing more than victims. But the upcoming "Proxy," ensures that its female leads have a much more dominant presence. Writer/director Zack Parker, who most recently brought us another female-centric thriller, "Scalene," n...

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    Museum of Moving Image Will Host a Joe Swanberg Weekend

    The incredibly prolific Joe Swanberg, whose most recent film "Happy Christmas" recently premiered at Sundance, will be the subject of weekend retrospective at the Museum of Moving Image in Queens, New York. The filmmaker will be present at all of the screenings.

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    The Ones To Watch: 20 Breakout Actors, Directors & Talents From The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Because we're usually far too busy for the partying and snowboarding, the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival are, of course, the movies themselves. But almost as pleasurable as the films, is discovering new voices and talent, and seeing for the first time the performers and filmmakers whose ca...

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    Review: Joe Swanberg's Mumblecore Murder Mystery '24 Exposures'

    Last year, Joe Swanberg, the indie filmmaking titan and godfather of the so-called mumblecore movement, made a slight bid for the mainstream with “Drinking Buddies”—a more conventional romantic comedy that featured recognizable actors (like Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick) and a wide-ish release cour...

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    How I Shot That: Filming the Sundance Drama 'Happy Christmas' with Minimal Lighting

    Christmas parties wouldn't exist without the countless lights used for decoration, which made for an interesting experience for cinematographer Ben Richardson, who most recently went to Sundance with the Oscar-nominated "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and now returns with Joe Swanberg's Anna Kendrick-...

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    Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas' Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey & Lena Dunham

    As perhaps the poster boy for independent cinema in the last seven to eight years, it’s crazy to realize that lo-fi filmmaker Joe Swanberg has never been in competition at the Sundance Film Festival before. While two of his films have played in Park City previously (though one was a short segment in...

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    Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg Keeps Maturing with Strong Family Comedy 'Happy Christmas'

    As Joe Swanberg matures as a filmmaker, he's beginning to look at what happens to the Mumblecore generation once they get older: They're not yet middle-aged, but they're also no longer comfortably in the aimless twentysomething sweet spot that once defined the genre.

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    Pre-Sundance, Magnolia and Paramount Scoop Up Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas'

    Ahead of the film's Sundance premiere this weekend, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Pictures have announced a collaboration to bring director Joe Swanberg's new comedy "Happy Christmas" to theaters in 2014.

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    Sundance Curiosities: Why This Year's Sundance Is All About Arrested Development

    Our annual Sundance Curiosities column takes a look at various movies and filmmakers from the upcoming Park City festival worthy of anticipation.

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