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    Sundance 2013: The Weintstein Co. Grabs 'Fruitvale' From Debut Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

    The Weinstein Co. picked up its first film of the Sundance Film Festival Monday by outbidding Fox Searchlight, Focus Features and Paramount for rights in English-speaking territories to the tragic drama “Fruitvale” from first-time writer-director Ryan Coogler. The U.S. dramatic competiti...

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    Sundance 2013: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon's Addiction' Going to Relativity

    One of the most anticipated films coming into the Sundance Film Festival, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon’s Addiction,” looks like it's landing with Relativity Media. The “(500) Days of Summer” actor’s directorial debut had its world premiere screening F...

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    More Female Filmmakers in Indie Film Than in Hollywood, According to a New Study

    The percentage of female directors at Sundance is significantly higher than that of the top 100 films at the box office, according to a recent study from the Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles -- 23.9% versus 4.4% in the last decade. Other findings in the first-of-its-kind researc...

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    Sundance Review: Tonally Odd 'Prince Avalanche' Combines Two Tendencies of David Gordon Green's Career

    David Gordon Green's career since his acclaimed 2000 debut "George Washington" has followed one of the more bizarre pathways of contemporary American filmmakers. At first heralded as an emerging Malickian poet southern life -- a quality that continued with follow-ups "All the Real Girls," "Undertow...

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    'The Spectacular Now' Star Shailene Woodley On First Sex, Teen Drinking and Why 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Feels Like an Indie Film

    It's been a year since Shailene Woodley netted an Indpendent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her feisty breakthrough turn opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants." Since then, the 21-year-old has been finishing up her run on the ABC teen show "The Secret Life of ...

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    Sundance Review: Ryan Coogler's 'Fruitvale' Renders a Tragic Police Shooting in Personal Terms

    Moments after New Years Day 2009, 22-year-old Bay Area resident Oscar Grant was shot by a police officer at the Fruitvale BART station in altercation that didn't call for it. The officer, whose actions were captured on numerous cell phone videos, claimed he mistook his gun for his taser and eventual...

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    Watch: James Franco Explains Why He Explored Gay Sexuality in 'Interior. Leather Bar.'

    This Saturday night, James Franco and filmmaker Travis Mathews ("I Want Your Love," "In Their Room") debuted their doc/narrative hybrid "Interior. Leather Bar." to a captive audience that was either slightly confused or completely excited.

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    Sundance 2013: A24 Acquires Competition Drama 'The Spectacular Now'

    One of the most active new distribution companies on the independent film scene, A24 nailed down a deal to take North American rights to “The Spectacular Now” in the early morning hours Monday. The company plans a summer release for the film, which had its premiere Friday in the U.S. dra...

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    Masterful 'Before Midnight' Reunites Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy For the Best Installment of Richard Linklater's Trilogy

    With "Before Midnight," Richard Linklater has completed one of the finest movie trilogies of all time, consolidating the full power of the earlier movies into a masterful treatise on the evolution of romance.

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    Park Chan-wook's First American Movie, 'Stoker,' Features a Creepy Mia Wasikowska and Familiar Violent Streak

    South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook's filmmaking always dances a fine line between sublime and absurd genre ingredients. "Stoker," his first American-set, English language picture, is no exception. It's tempting to resist describing the movie in terms of the cinematic traditions it calls to mind: Alf...

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