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    Director Liza Johnson on Exploring Kristen Wiig's Dramatic Side in Hateship Loveship

    In her Alice Munro adaptation, Johnson creates another film about a female protagonist who is "teetering on the sidelines of a society she will risk everything to join."

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    Trailer Watch: Kristen Wiig in Hateship Loveship

    Liza Johnson ("Return") adapts an Alice Munro short story about a naive, lovelorn nanny.

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    WATCH: Kristen Wiig Takes a Dramatic Turn in Trailer Debut for Alice Munro Adaptation 'Hateship Loveship'

    Though former-"SNL" star and Oscar-nominated "Bridesmaids" writer Kristen Wiig is known more for her comedic chops, her recent turn to indie dramedies shows there may be a more serious side to the lovable comedienne. Here's the trailer for her latest dramatic film "Hateship Loveship," from director ...

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    TIFF: IFC Films Acquires Liza Johnson's Hateship Loveship

    Out of Toronto, IFC Films is acquiring the U.S. rights for Liza Johnson's Hateship Loveship starring Kristen Wiig.

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    TIFF 13 Departure Thoughts

    As I get ready to make my departure from Toronto after a whirlwind week there are a couple of things to mention as the festival winds down. I was told that there are 10% less women directors this year.

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    TIFF Review: 'Hateship Loveship' Starring Kristin Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld & More

    Following the smash success of "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has actively subverted the obvious expectations of the career choices that would follow a hit film. Aside from this winter's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," the actress has largely gravitated toward small-scale projects ("Girl Most Likely...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Liza Johnson

    Liza Johnson holds a Masters in visual art from the University of California, San Diego and has had her artwork exhibited in such galleries as MoMA and the National Gallery of Art. Her directorial credits include the short films Giftwrap (98), Falling (04), Desert Motel (05), In The Air (09), and th...

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    Women and Hollywood Events in Toronto 2013

    I heading up to the Toronto Film Festival for the third time and again the anxiety of creating a decent schedule has set in. We will have a new feature on the site this year - Meet the Women Directors. We sent out some questions to women directors whose films are in the festival and we will be bri...

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    Women Centric Films in Toronto International Film Festival 2013 Gala & Special Presentation Line Up

    After taking a look at the women directed films in the galas and special presentations, we also wanted to take a look at the women centric films that will be receiving lots of attention in Toronto. We are guessing that there will be big stars in attendance like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

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    Liza Johnson Directing Kristen Wiig in Hateship, Friendship

    Kristen Wiig will be starring in Hateship, Friendship which begins shooting next week in New Orleans.

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