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    Jonathan Demme to Present Festival Favorite 'Gimme the Loot'

    First-time filmmaker Adam Leon has had a pretty great year. Almost exactly a year ago his debut film "Gimme the Loot" premiered at SXSW to an extremely warm reception (Eric Kohn called it "a lovingly handmade affair" in his review from the festival). The film won Best Narrative Feature in Austin and...

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    Sundance 2013: Harrowing Climbing Doc 'The Summit' Picked Up by Sundance Selects

    Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Nick Ryan’s documentary “The Summit,” which had its world premiere Friday, Jan. 18, at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    The Central Park Five

    In the wake of his magnificent PBS documentary 'The Dust Bowl,' Ken Burns has a new film opening in theaters that couldn’t be more different yet also explores a dark chapter in recent American history.

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    IFC Films President Jonathan Sehring Wants You to Know a Few Things

    IFC Films is like the smart, upstanding, stable older brother whose younger siblings tend to get credit and praise for things he has long ago made a habit of. Or at least that’s how Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring is seeing things lately. With Mike Birbiglia’s ...

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    Ken Burns Doc 'The Central Park Five' to Get a Theatrical Release Via Sundance Selects

    Sundance Selects has acquired U.S. rights to Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “The Central Park Five,” providing the prolific nonfiction filmmaker with his first theatrical release in 27 years. The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is next scheduled to scre...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Award-Winning Doc 'The Flat'

    Arnon Goldfinger's "The Flat" goes to Sundance Selects for North American, Latin American, UK and Scandinavian rights (excluding Jewish festival and educational rights, which are being handled by Ruth Diskin Films Ltd).

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    China Rejects Court Appeal for Artist and Doc Subject Ai Weiwei; No-Travel Ban Continues

    Outspoken artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was rejected today by a Chinese court for his appeal against a tax evasion fine from 2011. He was imprisoned for the charge for three months of last year, and upon release was slapped with the fine. After his bail conditions failed to be lifted on June 22, Ai...

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    Imprisoned Chinese Artist and Dissident Ai Weiwei Will Learn the Fate of His Bail Conditions on June 22

    China's most famous international artist and staunchly outspoken domestic critic, Ai Weiwei, finds out June 22 if the Chinese government's bail conditions for his imprisonment over the past year will be lifted. The subject of Alison Klayman's Sundance and Berlinale doc "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the ...

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    Magnolia Pictures Find Thomas Vinterberg’s Cannes Entry ‘The Hunt,’ Sundance Selects/IFC Films Pick Up Tribeca Hit ‘Una Noche’

    Fourteen years after he helped launch the Dogme 95 movement with his family drama “The Celebration,” director Thomas Vinterberg returned to Cannes this past month with his latest film, “The Hunt.” As the Croisette is wont to do, reactions were immensely divided, with some cal...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Lucy Mulloy's Tribeca Award-Winner 'Una Noche'

    Acquisitions from the Tribeca Film Festival are starting to trickle in, with Sundance Selects picking up North American rights to Lucy Mulloy’s “Una Noche” Thursday. After its world premiere at the Berlin fest, Mulloy’s debut feature won a trio of awards in competition at Tri...

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