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    LAFF: Kids Are All Right Scores During Lakers Riot, 30 Films to See

    The Thursday night opening of the LA Film Fest was not quite what the organizers had hoped for, with the NBA final game right next door at the Staples Center. That was one risk the LAFF took this year by moving the festival downtown. Film Independent chief Dawn Hudson insists that the influx of apar...

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    Bening Talks Vanity-Free Roles in Mother and Child, The Kids Are All Right

    Sony Pictures Classics has a good eye for awards contenders. They scooped up Get Low and Mother and Child out of Toronto, and it's likely that we will see both Robert Duvall and Annette Bening in the awards race this fall.

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    60th Berlinale – Day Seven: L’arbre et le foret, Monga, Shahada, The Kids Are All Right

    One week in, Berlin correspondent Meredith Brody shows no signs of flagging in her quest to ingest the perfect mix of festival movies.

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    #Sundance: Cholodenko Talks The Kids Are All Right

    On Wednesday, as the LAT breathlessly reported that the Focus Features deal to acquire The Kids Are All Right for $3.5 million was virtually closed, writer-director Lisa Cholodenko was insisting that deal points were still outstanding.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Mother and Child, Seeks World Domination

    Is Sony Pictures Classics going to release every indie art film? I'm exaggerating, but not by much. As the rest of the indie distribs either adopt a bigger or smaller economic model, SPC is left to clean up in the middle range.

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    Cholodenko Lesbian Drama

    I had heard about Lisa Cholodenko's new movie, The Kids Are All Right, which she cowrote with Stuart Blumberg. (Michael Fleming runs the official start of production announcement here.) It's a great story: Julianne Moore and Annette Bening are long-time partners; each mothered a kid with sperm from the same anonymous donor. Doctor Bening has a brainy achiever girl (Mia Wasikowska), while designer Moore's son is a jock (Josh Hutcherson). He wants to meet his father (Mark Ruffalo) and talks his 18-year-old sister into getting permission to approach him. The father doesn't mind. But complications ensue when he gets involved with his son's mother...

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