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    How THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Has Informed Our Attitude Towards Chelsea Manning

    There's no precedent for what we're supposed to think about the story of Chelsea Manning. In the absence of an easy answer, our response resembles a replay of Jonathan Demme's "The Silence Of The Lambs."

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    8 Established Filmmakers Who Reinvented Themselves With Risky Low-Budget Efforts

    This Friday will see the VOD release of Paul Schrader's much talked about "The Canyons," a film both inspired by and conceived for the post-theatrical era (though it will receive a limited theatrical run starting out in NYC and Toronto). The film, which revolves around a toxic producer (adult star J...

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    Juan Antonio Bayona To Direct Mendes/Logan Produced 'Penny Dreadful,' Liv Tyler Joins 'The Leftovers' & More

    A bunch of small screen news cropped up over the past week, so let's just take a little breather on the first day of summer to round it all up...

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    Jonathan Demme's 'Old Fires' With Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel & Jennifer Ehle Put On Hold

    It just doesn’t seem to be going right for Jonathan Demme recently. He had been working on an adaptation of Stephen King’s “11/22/63” alongside the author, but that fell apart last December with King and Demme unable to agree on the correct direction for the film to take (it's now being developed fo...

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    Austin Film Fest to Honor 'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan and Barry Josephson of 'Bones'

    The Austin Film Festival announced that it will be honoring Jonathan Demme with the "Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award" as well as Vince Gilligan with the "Outstanding Television Writer Award" and Barry Josephson with the "Heart of Film" award.

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    Jonathan Demme to Present Festival Favorite 'Gimme the Loot'

    First-time filmmaker Adam Leon has had a pretty great year. Almost exactly a year ago his debut film "Gimme the Loot" premiered at SXSW to an extremely warm reception (Eric Kohn called it "a lovingly handmade affair" in his review from the festival). The film won Best Narrative Feature in Austin and...

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    Jonathan Demme Will Present Adam Leon's Stellar Debut and SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot'

    Director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") will present Adam Leon's "Gimme the Loot."

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    Jonathan Demme On Future Projects 'Old Fires,' 'Zeitoun' And 'This House We Live In'

    During the Marrakech Film Festival earlier this month we had a brief chat with director Jonathan Demme ("Stop Making Sense," "The Silence of the Lambs," "Rachel Getting Married," "Neil Young Journeys," etc), who was in town to give one of the festival’s Masterclasses (Darren Aronofsky was among the ...

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    Exclusive: Jonathan Demme Exits Stephen King Adaptation '11/22/63'

    Moving easily and often between documentaries and feature film projects, Jonathan Demme has always got a few things on the go at any given time. This year alone has seen him direct theater legends Wallace Shawn and André Gregory in their re-teaming in "Wally And André Shoot I...

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