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    Watch: Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley Make Beautiful Music in 'Begin Again' Trailer

    John Carney, who wrote and directed "Once" several years ago, made quite an impression with the indie musical romance, and now he's coming back to the under-appreciated genre with a bigger budget and bigger stars. The filmmaker's upcoming dramedy "Begin Again," starring Oscar nominees Keira Knightle...

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    Watch: Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo 'Begin Again' In Trailer For Musical Dramedy

    So, remember the music industry? Okay, so it still exists, but the notion of an A&R guy stumbling across the next big thing in a local bar and pushing their talent seems rather quaint in an era when artists have no shortage of tools to promote themselves. But we suppose a movie about a musician usin...

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    Tribeca Film Festival to Close With 'Begin Again,' Formerly Known As 'Can a Song Save Your Life?'

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that they will be closing this year's event with John Carney's musical comedy "Begin Again" on April 26. The film stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeild, Catherine Keener, and Adam Levine.

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    Tribeca Film Fest Announces Closing Night Film

    Writer/director John Carney's "Begin Again," the movie formerly known as "Can A Song Save Your Life?," will close the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival this Spring in New York.

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    Industry figures discuss the financial choices made to secured financing for the top films at TIFF

    Andrew Eaton of Revolution, Brian Oliver of Cross Creek, Paul Miller of Doha Film Institute, Rena Ronson of UTA Independent and Ted Hope of the San Francisco Film Society hashed out the financial choices each made as they secured financing for some of the top films of the Toronto Film Festival

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    Harvey Weinstein Cuts a Swath Through the Fall Fests, from 'August: Osage County' to Pick-Ups

    The Weinstein Co. was on the move on the fall festival circuit. They unveiled hyped documentary "Salinger" to mixed response and Stephen Frears' Judi Dench vehicle "Philomena" to raves in Venice, Telluride and Toronto. They world-premiered at TIFF not only sprawling dysfunctional family drama "Augus...

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    TIFF Deals: A24 Goes 'Under the Skin,' Blanchett in Mamet's 'Blackbird,' CBS Films Takes Radcliffe's 'The F Word,' Lange Replaces Close in 'Therese,' and More

    A24 Films is sealing the deal on Jonathan Glazer's moody sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth in the guise of a human. More TIFF acquisition news, below.

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    Toronto Review: Does 'Once' Director John Carney's Melodic Keira Knightley Vehicle 'Can a Song Save Your Life?' Criticize the Music Industry Or Celebrate It?

    John Carney's low budget 2006 musical romance "Once" was a breakout hit that foregrounded the emotional complexities of its central lovers with delicate tunes. By contrast, "Can a Song Save Your Life?" -- which contains several high profile actors and landed a lucrative deal with The Weinstein Compa...

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    TIFF Review: 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' Starring Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo

    Though the music industry has undergone a sea change over the last decade, the goal for both major studios and artists remains the same: musicians want to write great songs and put them out into the world, and record labels want to make some money by helping them do it. That being said, these days, ...

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    The Playlist's 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

    While there might be some overlap with Venice and a little stolen thunder (at least for hardcore cinephiles) thanks to Telluride, that doesn’t make the TIFF lineup this year any less spectacular. In fact this year's slate — that runs as deep as it does long — works more than ever to make those other...

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