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    'The Act of Killing' Will Be Made Available For All Of Indonesia

    Joshua Oppenheimer's harrowing documentary "The Act of Killing" which sheds a troubling light on the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66, where an estimated 1 million people lost their lives, will be made available for all of Indonesia to watch, Drafthouse Films announced today.

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    The Top 10 Movies Starring Kids, According to the Directors of 'I Declare War'

    Drafthouse Films' latest "I Declare War" is an all-out action film sure to appeal to lovers of the genre. The twist? The characters are all 12-year-old kids. With the film opening in theaters this Friday, August 30th (it's also currently available on iTunes and VOD), we asked the filmmakers, Jason L...

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    First Person: Joshua Oppenheimer On How 'The Act of Killing' Holds A Dark Mirror Up To Us All

    Joshua Oppenheimer's acclaimed debut feature "The Act of Killing" documents the mass killings of Indonesians following the CIA-funded military overthrow of the Indonesian government in 1965. A band of self-proclaimed gangsters went from selling movie tickets on the black market to suppressing commu...

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    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like Nab Ari Folman's 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright

    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like have snapped up North American rights to Ari Folman's animated-live-action hybrid "The Congress," which recently made its world premiere at Cannes in the Directors Fortnight sidebar. The film stars Robin Wright as an aging actress who participates in a radical expe...

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    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like Acquire Ari Folman's Cannes Entry 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright

    Drafthouse Films and Films We Like have co-acquired North American rights to Ai Folman's anticipated follow-up to "Waltz With Bashir," "The Congress," starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm and Paul Giamatti. The animated-live action hybrid opened the Cannes Director's Fortnight sidebar this...

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    Drafthouse Films Acquires Cannes Entry 'Borgman' for U.S. Distribution

    Fresh off of its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, "Borgman" has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Drafthouse Films. The distribution wing of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin announced earlier today that it has acquired the Dutch thriller and is planning a U.S. theatrical and VOD/digi...

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    Cannes Deal: Drafthouse Films Nabs Dutch Domestic Thriller 'Borgman'

    Drafthouse Films has picked up rights to domestic thriller "Borgman" from this year's Cannes Film Festival. Helmed by Alex van Warmerdam ("Grimm," "Abel"), and in the tonal vein of Yorgos Lanthimos' "Dogtooth" and Michael Haneke's "Funny Games," it is the first Dutch film to play in competition at t...

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    Drafthouse Films Heads to Ben Wheatley's Psychedelic 'A Field In England'

    With Ben Wheatley's black comedy arriving in U.S. theaters tomorrow "Sightseers," Drafthouse Films has announced it has picked up the North American rights to the British director's newest film, "A Field in England."

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    Trailer Watch: Kim Ki-Duk's Venice Golden Lion Winner 'Pieta,' Plus New Mondo Poster

    The new trailer for Kim Ki-Duk's 2012 Venice Golden Lion winner and South Korea's Oscar entry "Pieta" has arrived, along with a poster by Mondo artist Jay Shaw (Mondo's sister company, Drafthouse Films, is distributing the film). Jo Min-soo gives a knockout performance as a woman claiming to be the ...

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    Drafthouse Films Nabs 'A Band Called Death,' Documentary on Lost and Reborn '70s Punk Group

    Drafthouse Films has taken North American rights to Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's documentary "A Band Called Death," chronicling the rise to cult stardom of '70s African-American proto-punk trio Death almost 30 years after the release of their forgotten demo tape. The film will screen at SXSW (Marc...

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