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    Meet the Sundance Filmmakers #28 : 'Stake Land' Filmmmaker Jim Mickle Gets Close to Cannibals in 'We Are What We Are'

    American remakes of foreign movies have been a consistent part of both indie and mainstream filmmaking for a while now. But not many of those imports feature flesh-eating cannibals. Pennsylvania native and NYU grad Jim Mickle is ready for his third feature "We Are What We Are" to hit Sundance, an ad...

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    Watch: Matthew McConaughey Is 'Mud' in New Trailer for Jeff Nichols's Latest (Video)

    At 33, "Mud" writer-director Jeff Nichols was the youngest filmmaker in competition for the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival. The "Take Shelter" filmmaker didn't win the coveted award for his new thriller, but he did find a home for it with Roadside Attr...

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    Focus Features Adds Kujawski to Sundance Acquisition Team

    Universal Pictures is sending Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions Peter Kujawski to the Sundance Film Festival, which starts Thursday, to search for film acquisitions for not only the studio but specialized film division Focus Features. The studio wants to centralize and streamline it...

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    New York Times Says ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly.’ Should We Wait That Long?

    The great Carrie Rickey published a piece in the New York Times this past weekend with the depressing headline ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly’. The piece reported that in 2012, by their count, women directors hit a recent high of 9% of the 250 top grossing films.  That number...

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    Sundance 2013: Watch a Man Deteriorate in Exclusive Trailer for Oddball New Frontier Entry 'Halley' (Video)

    World premiering in two days at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City is the New Frontier entry "Halley," the directorial debut of renowned visual artist and experimental filmmaker Sebastian Hofmann. Indiewire has the exclusive trailer, below.

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    The Sundance Springboard: Indiewire Picks 10 Actors to Watch in Park City

    Brit Marling, Elizabeth Olsen, Edward Burns and Gabourey Sidibe all came to Park City as relative unknowns and emerged as highly sought-after talents. With the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival launching tomorrow, here are our picks for the 10 actors to watch this year.

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    Sundance 2013: Exclusive Clip From Competition Doc 'Blackfish' (Video)

    “Blackfish” tells the story of Tilikum, a performing whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s dual nature, the lives and losses of the tr...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #27: James Ponsoldt Aims to Dignify the Teen Genre With 'The Spectacular Now'

    Last year was James Ponsoldt's first year with a feature at Sundance. "Smashed" opened to generously positive reviews, landing it an October release and even some votes for star Mary Elizabeth Winstead on a few critics' end-of-year Best Performance ballots. A Columbia grad ("May in the Summer" write...

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    Trailer Watch: 2013 Sundance Selection 'Muscle Shoals' Looks at Legendary Alabama Music Town

    Check out this new trailer for Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals," set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the legendary Alabama town which, during the 1960s and '70s, boasted a handful of music studios that would forever alter the sound of soul and rock n' rol...

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    Trailer Watch: Shane Carruth's Gorgeous, Enigmatic Sundance and Berlinale Entry 'Upstream Color'

    A dazzling, enigmatic new trailer for Shane Carruth's Sundance entry "Upstream Color," which has also been selected for New Directors/New Films, has landed.

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