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    25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

    As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independen...

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    Tribeca Film Festival Jury Includes Kenneth Lonergan, Taraji P. Henson, Evan Rachel Wood, Tony Gilroy and More

    The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) has announced its jury members, this year including Tony Gilroy, Bryce Dallas-Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan and Evan Rachel Wood. Full list below.

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    Video: 'Margaret' the Extended Cut Premieres in New York With Cast and Crew

    On Monday, Indiewire and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment were proud to host a free screening of the extended cut of "Margaret" (all 186 minutes of it) in New York. Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan was in attendance, along with most of the principal cast including Mark Ruffalo, Matthew ...

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    Kenneth Lonergan On The Inspirations, Performances, Resonances & Structure Of 'Margaret'

    “There are some characters you think of and they’re really vivid to you and they’re easy to write and it doesn’t really matter who or what they are." replies Lonergan. "I don’t know why whatever this is fed itself into the life of a teenage girl. But I had been very interested in teenagers and that ...

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    Now and Then: The Extraordinary Kenneth Lonergan, 'Margaret' & 'You Can Count on Me'

    Rare are squabbles over production and distribution as fraught as those that accompanied the long gestation and brief theatrical life of Kenneth Lonergan's second feature. It would seem that a film must be something special to elicit such strong feelings, and "Margaret" is that film and then some. I...

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    'Margaret': Extended Cut Vs. Theatrical Cut - What's Different, New & Changed?

    Last night at the Sunshine Cinema in New York, Indiewire hosted a special event for the home video debut of Kenneth Lonergan's troubled epic "Margaret," which included the very first screening of the new "extended cut" (it's not exactly a director's cut of the film, read our interview with Lonergan ...

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    The Extended Cut of 'Margaret' Gets Its Moment in the Sunshine

    A report from the world premiere of the Extended Cut of "Margaret."

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    Kenneth Lonergan Discusses The Changes In The New Cut Of 'Margaret,' Digital Vs. Film, 3D & More

    Of the many interpretations of the story of its tortuous, years-long journey to the screen, for a time the favored narrative for "Margaret" ran something like this: overambitious director of indie-darling first feature, dashes sprawling, pretentious sophomore effort on rocks of own hubris -- chaos, ...

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    Margaret—DVD review

    I’m a latecomer to Kenneth Lonergan’s 'Margaret', having missed its brief appearance in theaters last year (after a five-to-six year delay) but it’s not too late for me to sing its praises. It has its flaws, but I defy you to find a more intelligent or impassioned American film this year.

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    Kenneth Lonergan Discusses the 'Extended Cut' of 'Margaret': 'I'm happy to have both versions.'

    Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret" is the ultimate little movie that could. The sophomore feature from the writer-director of "You Can Count on Me" hit theaters last September in a very limited release after years of troubled post-production that resulted in a lawsuit filed agains...

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