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    City of New York Invests in Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, Opening Fall 2014

    Brooklyn College and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment announces that the City of New York is investing in the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, due to welcome its first students Fall 2014. It will make the announcement formally at this evening's Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Wint...

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    LatinoBuzz: 20 Years After Leaving, Two Sisters Return to the Hippie Commune Where They Were Born in 'American Commune' Documentary

    The Mundo sisters, having spent their childhood never watching television, found themselves working for Viacom, one of the biggest media conglomerates there is, as directors for MTV. It was this paradox that sparked the idea to make a documentary.

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    5 African Filmmakers Awarded $10,000 Through Focus Features' Africa First Program

    Focus Features has chosen five winners for its 2012 Africa First Program, an initiative launched in 2008 that is dedicated to providing financial assistance for upcoming African filmmakers. Each filmmaker will be awarded $10,000 to be used for funding their films' pre-production, production, and/or ...

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    LatinoBuzz: El Regreso de Lencho, on Guatemalan Street Art and Activism, Opens November 9 in New York

    It is not easy to make a film in Guatemala. There is no national film commission, leaving filmmakers few opportunities for government funding. They must rely on the private sector to raise money but attracting investors is no easy feat. Audiences within the country mostly prefer to watch Hollywood b...

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    LatinoBuzz: Pablo Larrain Made a Film About Chilean Politics and Thinks Politicians are Liars. But, Wants You to Vote for Obama Anyway

    Pablo Larraín has made two films about Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, Tony Manero and Post-Mortem. His most recent film, NO, about the referendum that ended Pinochet’s almost twenty year rule, completes what Larraín has called an “unintentional trilogy” on the Chilean dictatorship. After it recei...

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    LatinoBuzz: Gael Garcia Bernal and Lots of Latino Films at the New York Film Festival

    The New York Film Festival is celebrating its 50th birthday this year while at the same time saying goodbye to Richard Peña, who served as Program Director for the last 25 years. This year’s festival is packed with films from all over the world, bringing the best of the best from C...

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    LatinoBuzz: An Interview with Lemon Andersen

    Sit down, Lemon Andersen ‘got a story to tell. He grew up in Brooklyn by the ten crack commandments. After both parents succumbing to Aids through their addictions, he took the improbable journey from Rikers to reading his first poem at El Puente Community Center to Broadway earning himself a Tony A...

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    Inaugural First Time Fest Seeking Submissions, Announces John Huston Lifetime Achievement Prize

    A new film festival is seeking submissions for its inaugural event. First Time Fest will celebrate first time filmmakers and offer a Grand Prize of theatrical distribution. The festival will take place at New York City's Gramercy Park Players Club and the Loews Village VII theater from March 1-...

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    LatinoBuzz: Interview with Actor Jorge Diaz

    He was recently in New York to attend the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival for the world premiere of 'Love, Concord' directed by Gustavo Guardado, in which he plays the lead role of Gerry, a class clown who meets Melinda (played charmingly by Angelina Leon), a pretty Latina bookworm a...

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    LatinoBuzz: South America Takes Over U.S. Theaters, Hermano and Neighboring Sounds Now Playing

    It’s rare for a film in Spanish or Portuguese to make it to a U.S. theater. But this week is a big one for Latin American cinema. Two award-winning films opened theatrically this past Friday, Venezuelan soccer drama Hermano and Neighboring Sounds, a meditation on the divide between Brazil’s social c...

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