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    Searching For Sugar Man—movie review

    I know I’m late to the party, but I only recently caught up with 'Searching for Sugar Man', which debuted to great acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has built a steady following ever since. Its protagonist is even being profiled on '60 Minutes' this Sunday.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Another Middle Eastern Film and Foreign Oscar Submission

    In advance of its New York Film Festival screening next week, Israel's Oscar entry "Fill the Void," has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Israel sends its Ophir Best Picture winner to the Oscars.

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    Sony Classics Grabs Rama Burshtein's 'Fill the Void' Ahead of Its NYFF Screening

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to writer-director Rama Burshtein’s “Fill the Void,” which will screen at the New York Film Festival Tuesday, Oct. 9. The drama first played at the Venice and Toronto film festivals in September.

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    Fest Buyer Sony Pictures Classics Heads to the Middle East (VIDEO)

    Sony Pictures Classics has always leaned heavily on foreign acquisitions in advance of the awards season. Michael Barker and Tom Bernard are often betting on the likely submissions for the best foreign film entry, and can be counted upon to wind up with more than one in the final five. At the same t...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'The Patience Stone' Out of Toronto

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Atiq Rahimi's sophomore feature "The Patience Stone," adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name. The film recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, which wrapped today. Sony plans to release it in 2013.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Makes Pre-Toronto Buy of Robert Redford-Directed 'The Company You Keep'

    In a pre-TIFF lunge, Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all U.S. rights to the Robert Redford-directed thriller “The Company You Keep,” which will first screen at the Venice film festival before its Toronto showing. As usual, SPC will have a strong presence at Toronto this year, with &l...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep' Starring Shia LaBeouf

    Well, well, well -- things just got a bit more interesting for everyone figuring out their schedules for Venice and TIFF, as Sony Pictures Classics have put their stamp of quality on one of the higher profile acquisition films headed into the fall festival season.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquire Ramin Bahrani's 'At Any Price' With Zac Efron & Dennis Quaid

    Of all the director/actor pairings of the year, the one between the acclaimed, but so far firmly arthouse-y Ramin Bahrani, the helmer of "Man Push Cart" and "Goodbye Solo," and Zac Efron, fresh-faced star of the "High School Musical" franchise, is one of the most curious. But after festival plaudits...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'At Any Price'

    In advance of festival premieres at Venice and Toronto, Sony Pictures Classics has scooped up all North American and Eastern European rights (excluding CIS and Russia) to Ramin Bahrani's "At Any Price," starring Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens and Heather Graham, which debuted in the Cannes m...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Pedro Almodóvar's 'I'm So Excited' For Summer 2013 Release

    Sony Pictures Classics and Pedro Almodóvar are cinematic peanut butter and jelly, a union that is never wrong and has been fruitful for many, many years. So no duh, the arthouse shingle has once again teamed up with the helmer to distribute his next film, "I'm So Excited." No wo...

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