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    'The Patience Stone': An Afghan Woman With Global Impact

    The Patience Stone is an exceptional, eloquent film with a richly specific setting and global resonance. Directed by Atiq Rahimi, it is the story of an Afghan woman in a war-torn village, keeping watch over her once-belligerent, now comatose husband. The plot turns on a question that gets to the...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Art-World Mystery Doc 'Tim's Vermeer,' Directed by Teller of Penn & Teller Fame

    Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up worldwide rights to documentary "Tim's Vermeer," directed by Teller of illusionist duo Penn & Teller. The film centers on Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor who sets out to solve one of the art world's great mysteries: How did 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Ver...

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    Friday Box Office: Green 'Jasmine' As Woody Allen's Latest Aims For Top 2013 Limited Debut

    Aided by strong reviews and even stronger early Oscar buzz for Cate Blanchett's performance, Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" soared on its opening night, taking in $175,991 from just 6 theaters.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Takes Alex Gibney's Long-Gestating Lance Armstrong Doc 'The Armstrong Lie'

    After sitting on the shelf at Sony, Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong documentary "The Armstrong Lie" has found its worldwide distributor in Sony Pictures Classics. The film centers on Armstrong's life and career over the past four years -- from his return to cycling out of retirement in 2009 to the muc...

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    All Things 'Austenland': New Website and Trailer for Keri Russell Rom-Com About a Jane Austen Die-Hard (VIDEO)

    Jerusha Hess' romantic comedy "Austenland" stars Keri Russell as a Jane Austen die-hard who signs up to be part of an immersive Regency-era theme park dedicated to the beloved author. It premiered at Sundance at the beginning of this year, and hits theaters on August 16. Check out the new website, w...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Takes Doc 'Jodorowsky's Dune,' on the Legendary Director's Doomed Sci-Fi Adaptation (TRAILER)

    Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights to Frank Pavich's documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune," which explores legendary director Alejandro Jodorowksy and his elaborate yet ultimately doomed 1970s adaptation of the eponymous sci-fi novel -- set to star Orson Welles and Mick Jagger, amo...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'I'm So Excited' Scores Decent Opening, 'Museum Hours' Is Surprise Success

    Summer isn't the usual launchpad for subtitled films, but this weekend two June openers both show promise. "I'm So Excited" (Sony Pictures Classics), from the most consistently successful foreign language director Pedro Almodovar, opened solidly, if below his usual level. The much less-heralded "Mus...

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    Sony Pictures Classics' Bernard & Barker Feted and Roasted at MOMI's First Annual Envision Awards

    Lotta love in the room last night at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York for Sony Classics co-chiefs Tom Bernard and Michael Barker, recipients of MOMI’s first annual Envision Award, and who were roasted, but not to the point of combustion. “They hold a record,” Focus CEO James Schamus began,...

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    Box Office: 'Before Midnight' Carries 'Lowest-Grossing Trilogy' to New Heights

    Long before its impressive opening weekend put its predecessors to shame, Richard Linklater's long-awaited third part of the "Before" franchise screened on March 9 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. After the film, the director took the stage to answer audience questions and eventually got aro...

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    Jim Jarmusch's Tilda Swinton Vampire Pic 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Heads From Cannes To Sony Classics

    A day before its official premiere in Cannes, Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive" has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. Release. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright, the film follows a love story between two vampires...

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