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    SUNDANCE FUTURES: 'The Orator' Director/Writer Tusi Tamasese On Making the First-Ever Samoan Film

    Why He's On Our Radar: After a successful bow at the Venice Film Festival, first-time feature filmmaker Tusi Tamasese is in Park City with "The Orator," which New Zealand submitted as its first-ever entry in the foreign-language film category for this year's Academy Awards. Entirely shot in Samoa, t...

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    Bloody Disgusting Founder and 'V/H/S' Producer Brad Miska On Why the Found-Footage Movie Is Here To Stay

    No one would have guessed that, more than a decade after "The Blair Witch Project" broke box-office records to become one the highest grossing independent films of all time, audiences would still flock to found-footage flicks. From the ongoing success of the "Paranormal Activity"...

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    Review: How 'Simon Killer' Expands Its Filmmakers' Repertoire with One Freaky Headcase

    In 2011, the filmmaking collective known as Borderline Films took Sundance by the storm with Sean Durkin's unsettling cult drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene," but their first major exposure began at Cannes with Antonio Campos' 2008 "Afterschool." The mysterious high school drama displayed the Borderli...

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    Ro*Co Productions and 1492 Pictures Team To Adapt Documentaries; First Will Be 'Crime After Crime'

    In a press release sent out today, international distributor Ro*Co Productions and production company 1492 Pcitures have announced a partnership to adapt documentaries into dramatic features. The first project will be Yoav Potach's "Crime After Crime," a Sundance 2011 premiere.

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Renders a Child's Mind With Vivid Results

    Benh Zeitlin's 2006 short film, "Glory at Sea," rendered post-Katrina grief with an overwhelming sense of magic realism that quickly turned the project into a sleeper hit on the festival circuit. "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Zeitlin's feature-length debut, contains much...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES: Why Malik Bendjelloul's 'Searching for Sugar Man' Was the First Buy of Sundance 2012

    Why He’s On Our Radar: Only one day into the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, first-time director Malik Bendjelloul is experiencing a high most filmmakers only dream of. His World Cinema Documentary Competition contender “Searching for Sugar Man,” premiered to rave notices on opening night. The next day...

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    'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Inherits the 'Dumb and Dumber' Throne

    Editor's note: A version of this review originally ran during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" opens in limited release this Friday and is currently available on VOD.

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    Peter Jackson on 'West of Memphis:' 'We Always Put the Case Before the Film.'

    Premiering today at Sundance is the much-discussed new documentary about the West Memphis Three case, “West of Memphis.” With an over two-hour running time, director Amy Berg’s exhaustive investigative journey includes discovery of new evidence within the last five years and l...

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    Magnolia Buys 'The Queen of Versailles'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired "The Queen of Versailles." It's the second theatrical distribution purchase that's been announced in as many hours during the first full day of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Sony Classics Takes Sundance's 'Sugar Man'

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Sundance's opening night world doc "Searching For Sugar Man."

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