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    CANNES: Sony Classics Buys Gael Garcia Bernal Drama 'No'

    Sony Pictures Classics has finally gotten into the game at Cannes with its acquisition of North American rights to Pablo Larrain’s “No.” The Directors’ Fortnight drama starring Gael García Bernal has drawn much praise since its premiere late last week.

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    Weekend Box Office Specialty Films Report: What It Means

    Three specialized films with stellar reviews opened this weekend, but the one going out the widest and also available for home viewing, "Marley," boasted the most success. Three other new releases also had parallel premieres on video-on-demand.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Scoops Up Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Before Cannes

    Sony Pictures Classics, which released Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winning and Oscar-nominated "White Ribbon," has acquired all North American rights to Films Du Losange's "Amour."

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    Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

    While nearly every major film rumored for Cannes has had stills or info of some kind hit the web, Michael Haneke has managed to keep pretty much everything about his next endeavor "Amour" under wraps, but it looks like we're going to soon see a lot more from the movie.

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    Weekend Box Office: What the Indie Numbers Really Mean UPDATED

    The weekend marks the return of two veteran filmmakers who were established in specialized theaters in the 1990s – Whit Stillman and Nanni Moretti. Films from both directors (who have always made pointed observations about their surroundings) opened to respectable if not spectacular grosses this hol...

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    Weekend Indie Box Office: What It Means, from 'Bully' to 'Island President' UPDATED

    “Bully” led a slew of documentary openers this weekend (at least eight) both in terms of attention and success. The others, including two with significant previous acclaim, reveal the results of the new Oscar rule requiring full week theatrical dates in New York and/or Los Angeles with published rev...

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    Indie Box Office Analysis: 'The Raid' and 'The Deep Blue Sea' Are Off to the Races

    Two new solid openings – “The Raid: Redemption” and “The Deep Blue Sea” – both took somewhat unusual routes beyond normal platforms to find their audiences this weekend. The former showed some real appeal to a non-specialized, younger audience, while the latter shows some initial promise responding ...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Changes Title of Woody Allen Film--Again

    Woody Allen is having serial title issues. Remember "Anhedonia"? That was the first title of Allen's "Annie Hall," which went on to win the 1977 best picture Oscar. Last year, Allen changed the title of his upcoming Rome comedy from "The Bebop Decameron" to "Nero Fiddled."

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    Sony Pictures Classics Takes Ponsoldt's 'Smashed,' Starring Winstead, Paul & Oscar-Winner Spencer

    Sony Pictures Classics has taken worldwide rights for James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" after its Sundance debut. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul Paul and Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer lead a sprawling cast including Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Gets 'Smashed'

    Sony Pictures Classics has confirmed its acquistion of worldwide rights to "Smashed," starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World"), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer.

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