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    Gemma Arterton Headed to London Stage in Made in Dagenham Musical

    Arterton will play a 1960s seamstresses striking for fair wages.

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    ACE Eddies Nominations Round Up The Usual Suspects, 'Scott Pilgrim' & 'Easy A' Get Some Comedy Love

    Yes, we know, it's another guild with more nominations for what seems to be an endless array of industry circle jerking but there is a reason to pay attention to the ACE Eddies awards put together by The American Cinema Editors. It's a very strong augur for the Oscar race with a win here usually ind...

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    'Made In Dagenham' Soundtrack Features James Brown, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks & More

    "Made In Dagenham" is the story about the fight for women's rights set against the backdrop of 1960s England, and as we noted in our review, the film features "a solid soundtrack that is interesting, largely because it doesn’t feature songs that are overused for the period." And as the official rele...

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    Review: 'Made in Dagenham' is Your Standard Pre-Oscar Crowd Pleaser

    Unlike its bold heroines, "Made in Dagenham" doesn't break any new ground. But just because it's treading the familiar waters of "Norma Rae," "The Full Monty," and director Nigel Cole's own "Calendar Girls" and "Saving Grace," doesn't mean that it's not an enjoyable diversion, particularly if you're looking for something to watch with the middle-aged woman in your life. "Made in Dageham" is inspiring in that (wo)man-against-the-world sort of way, and its talent and historical basis are compelling enough that you don't have to feel guilty. Sally Hawkins (so great in "Happy-Go-Lucky" and, well, everything) is sympathetic but strong as Rita O'G...

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    Big Screen | This Week's Top 5: IDFA, Claire Denis, "Made in Dagenham" and More

    Each week here at indieWIRE, five recommendations for theatrical viewing pleasure are being offered up, tackling everything from new releases, to film festivals, to curated series, and events around North America. This week, a doc fest giant, Claire Denis and "Harry Potter" are among those making up...

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    REVIEW | Root for the Cause, Not the Product: "Made in Dagenham"

    The best scenes of "Made in Dagenham" run alongside the end credits. After two hours of a fictionalized take on the 1968 Ford machinists strike, when British women lashed out at the company's unequal payment policies, the real survivors of the protest get a chance to speak up. Recalling their decisi...

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    Miranda Richardson: "It's the best business in the world; to be part of storytelling."

    In "Made in Dagenham," Nigel Cole's uplifting true account of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike, British stage and screen vet Miranda Richardson embodies famous redhead and British Secretary of State for Employment Barbara Castle. In typical fashion for the Oscar-nominee, Richardson rips into t...

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    Ladies Man: "Made in Dagenham" Director Nigel Cole

    It appears that director Nigel Cole has a thing for the ladies. A Brit best known for helming "Saving Grace," a precursor to "Weeds" that stars Blenda Blethyn as a small-town English widow who turns to growing marijuana to pay her bills, and "Calendar Girls," the true story of a group of Yorkshire w...

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    Franco, Joan Rivers, Sally Hawkins, DOC NYC: This Week a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    With awards season fast approaching, this week saw a number of familiar faces popping up at parties, film festivals, screenings and lunches in the U.S. and abroad.

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    "The Way Back" Makes its Way to the Museum of Tolerance

    Peter Weir's long awaited "The Way Back" is set to open the first Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF), on November 13 in Los Angeles, CA. The festival, whose motto is "Great stories are all around us," runs from November 13 - 18.

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