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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Mike Leigh's Untitled J.M.W. Turner Biopic For 2014 Release

    Generally speaking, Mike Leigh's films have usually leaned toward the realistic, with dramas that feel almost like documentaries thanks to an approach that emphasizes rehearsals to find new and authentic notes for the characters the writer/director has put on the page. But could his next picture see...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Takes On Mike Leigh's "Most Ambitious Film Yet"

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North/Latin American and Eastern European rights to Mike Leigh's upcoming biopic of British artist J.M.W. Turner, staring Leigh regular Timothy Spall. The film, which is currently untitled, has been in development for over a decade. Sony dubbed it "his most am...

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    Spain Gets 'Excited' About Almodovar's Latest Before U.S. Release (TRAILER)

    Pedro Almodovar’s new comedy “I’m So Excited” (“Los Amantes Pasajeros”) opened to the highest take of any his films in his native Spain last weekend in its initial release. The film, to be released in the U.S. on June 27 by his usual American distributor Sony Pictures Classics, grossed about $2.6 m...

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    Arthouse Audit: Sony Pictures Classics Rolls Out Oscar Bounty

    Sony Pictures Classics is looking forward to a big Oscar night with foreign contenders "Amour" and "No" as well as two leading documentary entries, "Searching for Sugar Man" and "The Gatekeepers." The question is where the specialty box office goes after the a...

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    Oscar Watch: 'The Gatekeepers' Pops the Lid Off the Israeli/Arab Conflict, Dror Moreh Q & A (VIDEO)

    Things aren't getting any easier in the Middle East. Filmmaker Dror Moreh decided to look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict from another angle. He went to the six living men who have run Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service, from 1980 through 2011. Backed by Israel, France, Germany and Belgium, "The Ga...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs 'For No Good Reason,' Documentary on Gonzo Cartoonist Ralph Steadman with Johnny Depp

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Charlie Paul's directorial debut, "For No Good Reason." The documentary centers on British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, best known for his artwork with author Hunter S. Thompson, and features Johnny Depp observing Steadman's working proc...

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    Linklater, Hawke and Delpy Return to Sony with "Before Midnight'

    John Sloss did the right thing. The Cinetic Media chief was pacing the second floor of Zoom in Park City Monday night as his annual Sundance Film Festival party raged around him. He was weighing the offers that had come pouring in for "Before Midnight," the third film in Richard Linklater's trilogy ...

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    Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Richard Linklater's 'Before Midnight'

    With the big question around "Before Midnight" – will it stand alongside the beloved "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset"? – finally answered (it definitely does, read our review), the next question was where the movie was going to end up. It's a tricky one. The first two movies weren't exactly big ...

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    Sundance Deal: Sony Pictures Classics Nabs 'Kill Your Darlings,' Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Young Allen Ginsberg

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all U.S., Australian, New Zealand, South African, African TV and Eastern European rights to John Krokidas' debut feature "Kill Your Darlings," which stars Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg and is a dramatic competition feature at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Book 'Kill Your Darlings,' The Weinstein Company Bed 'Lovelace' & More

    With the Sundance Film Festival heading into its last stretch, buyers are beginning to get deals made before Park City once again becomes a quaint little village in Utah, and a number of contracts have been signed over the past twenty-four hours....

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