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    The Toronto Experience - Part One

    Greetings from the Toronto Film Festival. I touched down on Thursday afternoon and since that moment this has been a serious whirlwind. Since it is my second year I understand is the key is pace and endurance. You have to sprint through the first weekend when everyone in the industry is in town f...

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    Cross Post: La Femme Telluride

    William Blake once wrote that exuberance is beauty. Despite the success of Ben Affleck’s Argo here, this fest seems to be driven by women filmmakers. This is most surprising, since we just came out of such a bad year for women. But three of them were the major forces behind their projects that...

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    Cinema Paradiso In Telluride

    People who attend the Telluride Film Festival for the first time are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this historic Colorado town. Filmmakers are impressed by the friendly reception they receive from the worldwide gathering of movie lovers. My family and I love our annual trip to the Rockies and f...

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    Venice: Polley's 'Stories We Tell' Is Revealing & Affecting

    With Toronto beckoning, I've had to bid a reluctant farewell to Venice where, as much as I liked "BAD 25", "The Iceman", "Disconnect", "Enzo Avitabile Music Life" and "The Master", my pick of the festival was undoubtedly "Stories We Tell&quo...

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    TIFF Trailer Watch: The Stories We Tell Written and Directed by Sarah Polley

    This first documentary by the incredibly talented Sarah Polley is getting great reviews out of Venice and Telluride.

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    Venice Review Capsule: 'Stories We Tell'

    Sarah Polley's documentary about her family's complicated past is earning rave reviews in Venice.

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    Venice Review: Sarah Polley Examines Her Own Family In Lovely, Fascinating 'Stories We Tell'

    Sarah Polley has a secret. It’s a secret that, remarkably, she kept under wraps to all but friends and family until the film screened at the Venice Film Festival this morning. It’s a secret that’s seemingly informed her two directorial efforts to date, “Away From Her” and “Take This Waltz,” and is t...

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    Trailer Watch: Sarah Polley Directs a Documentary - Stories We Tell

    This is a busy year for Sarah Polley. Her film Take This Waltz is now in release in the US and now she has a documentary premiering at Venice and Toronto.

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    Watch: First Clip From Sarah Polley's New Documentary 'Stories We Tell'

    To most mainstream cinema-goers Sarah Polley will probably still be best known for her role in Zack Snyder’s remake of “Dawn of the Dead,” but with the arrival of her sophomore directorial effort “Take This Waltz” in a number of international markets this week, the focu...

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    Oh, Canada: Toronto Film Festival Announces 2012 Canuck Titles

    The Toronto International Film Festival announced the Canadian features lineup at a press conference in Toronto this afternoon.  The lineup includes first-time feature filmmakers Jason Buxton, Brandon Cronenberg, Igor Drljaca and Kate Melville, as well as filmmakers returning to the Festival &m...

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