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    AFI Review: 'The Gambler' Remake Aims High, Falls Short

    Rupert Wyatt did a great job with "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." But his follow-up movie, a remake of James Toback's 1974 "The Gambler," is a disappointment.

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    Film Independent Announces New Los Angeles Film Festival Dates, Programming Team

    The Los Angeles Film Festival is undergoing a management shift that will impact the direction of the festival.

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    'Happy Valley' DOC NYC Director Bar-Lev Walks Into the Nittany Lions Den

    When it’s suggested to director Amir Bar-Lev that making his latest documentary was a bit like going into combat, he picks up the metaphorical football and runs with it. “We parachuted in and we crossed DMZ over and over again for two years,” he said, adding, “some of the footage we shot in Happy Va...

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    'Leviathan' and 'Eden' Join 'Inherent Vice' and 'A Most Violent Year' in AFI Lineup

    AFI has released another set of selections for the 2014 festival, which takes place from November 6-13.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's Everything You Need to Know About Film Festivals

    Need help navigating the world of film festivals? Let Indiewire be your guide.

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    Santa Barbara Film Festival Awards: Modern Master Goes to 'Birdman' Star Michael Keaton

    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, one of several festivals that plays a key role in the annual anointing of awards during the season leading up to the Oscars, will honor Michael Keaton with the Modern Master Award for the 30th anniversary edition of the Fest, which runs January 27 – Feb...

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    'Low Down' and 'E-TEAM' Take Home Top Prizes from New Hampshire Film Festival

    The 14th year of the festival closed this past Sunday.

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    Richard Gere Will Wait for Next Year for IFC 'Time Out of Mind' Release

    IFC Films has acquired Oren Moverman's must-see festival hit "Time Out of Mind" for release in 2015, when Gere's naked, restrained performance will surely be a contender in the Best Actor race.

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    Catching Up on Fall's Best at Mill Valley Film Festival

    Despite a healthy drive time from Berkeley, the Mill Valley Film Festival is irresistible: a haimishe event managing to tempt its Bay Area audience with films geared to appeal to all ages, as well as music-themed evenings and industry panels. Its position in the run-up to the Academy Awards and loca...

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    Screen Talk: 'CITIZENFOUR,' 'Birdman,' and More Awards Updates

    On this week's Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and I agree that Laura Poitras' riveting "CITIZENFOUR" has jumped to the front of the crowded documentary race.

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