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    This Weekend: Eclectic Bag with Docs 'Our Nixon' and Spurlock's 'One Direction: This Is Us,' Drafthouse's 'I Declare War'

    As the fall festival circuit gets underway, an eclectic mix of films hit theaters this weekend. The critical winner is Penny Lane's documentary "Our Nixon," which pieces together Super 8 footage taken by Richard Nixon's White House aides during his presidency.

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    Kristen Bell Discusses Her Sexy, Smile-Free Performance In 'The Lifeguard' (and the End of 'Gossip Girl')

    Generally regarded as a master of snark, Kristen Bell made it very clear she's capable of much beyond that at the Sundance Film Festival this year, portraying a crumbling, depressive 29-year-old in Liz W. Garcia's affecting "The Lifeguard."

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    Listless Women and Life Realizations in The Lifeguard and Afternoon Delight

    Entering into the late twenties--one becomes increasingly accustomed to seeing life's so-called major plot points swelling around them...

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    Interview with Liz W. Garcia - Writer and Director of The Lifeguard

    Women and Hollywood got the chance to speak to Liz W. Garcia, writer and director of The Lifeguard, which opens in theaters on August 30th. The film is also available on ITunes now.

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    Trailer Watch - The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia

    We wrote last week about Liz W. Garcia's amazing and perfect quote about women working as directors in a recent interview. Garcia's latest film, The Lifeguard, premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Focus World and Screen Media Films.

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    Watch: Kristen Bell Moves Back Home and Hooks Up With A Teen Boy in 'The Lifeguard' Trailer

    Kristen Bell's upcoming film "The Lifeguard" seems to be the late-blooming coming of age movie of the summer, albeit with a protagonist who's 29. Feeling lost, Leigh (Bell) quits her big time reporter job in New York to move back to the last place she felt happy: her hometown in Connecticut. But ins...

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    Watch: Kristen Bell Grows Up At The Swimming Pool In Trailer For 'The Lifeguard'

    Sometimes life knocks you down, you have to move back in with your parents and get a job as a lifeguard. Okay, so maybe that's not the trajectory most trouble young folks take, but in "The Lifeguard´╗┐," it's the path that Leigh, played by Kristen Bell, takes in the feature debut from writer/director ...

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    Kristen Bell Is On a Roll: Focus World, Screen Media Slate 'The Lifeguard' for Summer

    It's a good year so far for Kristen Bell, as the Kickstarter campaign to reboot "Veronica Mars" reached its goal last week. Focus Features' alternative distribution outlet Focus World has partnered with Screen Media Films in acquire U.S. rights to Sundance entry "The Lifeguard."

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #41: Liz Garcia Tells the Story of a Mid-Life Crisis in 'The Lifeguard'

    Television writer Liz Garcia ("Dawson's Creek," "Wonderfalls," "Cold Case") is brings her debut feature "The Lifeguard" to Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film, about a woman (Kristin Bell) who needs a change, is one of the record-breaking n...

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    Sundance 2013: Lynn Shelton's 'Touchy Feely' and Lake Bell's 'In a World...' Lead Festival USA Screenings Initiative

    The Sundance Institute has announced the 10 films and filmmakers chosen from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival program that will screen as part of its Sundance Film Festival USA initiative. On January 31, 10 independent theaters around the country will host showings of official Sundance selections alo...

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