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    Bruce Dern On Why Working on Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Was the Event of a Lifetime

    Several months after winning Best Actor honors at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, 77-year-old acting veteran Bruce Dern is still basking in the glow of a career best turn in Alexander Payne's wry and sad character study "Nebraska," which opens this Friday in select theaters after touring the festival...

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    Alexander Payne Explains Why He Shot 'Nebraska' in Black and White and Cast Will Forte as His Dramatic Lead

    For Payne this marks the first time he's helmed a feature he didn't have a hand in writing. As he revealed at the film's press conference immediately following the first screening, Payne, a Nebraska native (he grew up in Omaha), had come across Bob Nelson's script nine years ago. "I had read the scr...

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    Roman Polanski on Rescuing 'Weekend of a Champion' From Obscurity and His Advice to Filmmakers

    In light of the upcoming November 22 theatrical release of Roman Polanski's restored and re-cut 1972 documentary "Weekend of a Champion," last week's New York City screening paid tribute to the film's decades-long journey by following with a rare press conference that included Polanski himself via S...

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    'Blue is the Warmest Color' Filmmaker Pens Enraged Open Letter; Slams 'Spoiled,' 'Opportunistic' Star Lea Seydoux

    With the Palme d'Or-winning epic lesbian drama "Blue is the Warmest Color" opening in theaters stateside this Friday, director Abdellatif Kechiche has hit the web, penning an enraged open letter (titled "To Those Who Sought to Destroy 'Blue is the Warmest Color'") at website Rue89, slamming his outs...

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    'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Contains Graphic Lesbian Sex, But What's It Really About? Director Abdellatif Kechiche Explains Himself

    Four and a half months after Cannes, Kechiche sat down for an interview in a downtown Manhattan hotel looking the opposite of his celebratory Cannes moment. He was dead serious, reserved and seemingly afraid to offer beyond a few words of insight about his movie at a time. More than anything else, K...

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    J.C. Chandor on Why 'All Is Lost' Didn't Compete at Cannes and Making a Film That Needs to Be Seen in the Theater

    Few filmmakers surprised this year more than J.C. Chandor. An Oscar-nominee for his debut, the financial thriller "Margin Call," Chandor did an about-face with his anticipated follow-up "All Is Lost," starring Robert Redord as a man lost at sea. The film was a question mark up until it world prem...

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    Abdellatif Kechiche Corrects the Record On Lesbian Drama 'Blue Is the Warmest Color': The Film Should Be Released

    In an interview with Indiewire today ahead of the movie's appearance at the New York Film Festival, Kechiche put it bluntly: Of course he wants the movie released.

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    'Queen Margot' Filmmaker Patrice Chéreau Dies at 68

    Patrice Chéreau, the French filmmaker best known for the female fronted period dramas "Queen Margot" and "Gabrielle," has passed away today in Paris after succumbing to cancer. He was 68.

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    Matt Porterfield Shares a Scene From His Award-Winning 'I Used To Be Darker,' Featuring Palme d'Or Winner Adèle Exarchopoulos

    Matt Porterfield is back following his critically acclaimed sophomore feature "Putty Hill," with the affecting drama "I Used to Be Darker," which premiered at Sundance this year before playing at Berlin and winning Best Narrative Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival. The Baltimore-set film stars Kim...

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