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    Watch: Nicolas Cage Holds Venomous Snake in Scene Breakdown by 'Joe' Director David Gordon Green

    If you've missed Nicolas Cage in his glory days, before he abandoned his intuitive character-driven films for more hollow, outlandish blockbusters, then you're in for a treat.

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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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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 3)

    After our first two lists, we now finish off our series on directors of this year's upcoming big-budget studio films who managed to work their way up from the independent film world. While some of the directors on the list have now become filmmaking icons, having directed some of the biggest movies ...

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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 2)

    Yesterday we published our first of three lists that take a look at directors with big films coming out this year who've managed to make the difficult leap from independent cinema to studio filmmaking. The second list below features prime examples of this transition, which include some lesser-known ...

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    10 Directors Who Went from Indie Film to Studio Blockbuster (Part 1)

    With big-budget studio films like "Ride Along" and "Divergent" starting the year off with a bang, one might be surprised to learn that the directors behind these films started out in the independent film world. But aspiring filmmakers striving to become the next Spielberg can take comfort in the fac...

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    Watch: New Trailer for Jim Jarmusch's Vampire Romance 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

    Jim Jarmusch's stream of idiosyncratic characters that have driven his films to a cultural significance continues to flow through the independent film world. He now brings to his devoted fan base his latest feature "Only Lovers Left Alive," starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as atypical vampi...

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    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

    Documentaries rely heavily on festivals to obtain the much-needed attention of distribution companies. And few film festivals carry as much prestige as the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which will be celebrating its 17th year from April 3-6 and has just announced its "Invited Program" and "N...

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    Fourth annual New Voices in Black Cinema festival at BAMcinématek Announces Lineup

    Black independent films have become much more prominent in recent years, and credit is partially due to the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, presented by BAMcinématek and now entering into its fourth year. The festival, co-presented by the Fort Greene-based ActNow Foundation, will run from Thurs...

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    Alicia Silverstone on Her Latest Film 'Angels in Stardust,' Acting on Broadway and the Impact of 'Clueless'

    Alicia Silverstone may look just as she did at the start of her career, but the Golden Globe-nominated star has certainly grown when it comes to her acting. With past work that ranges from independent cinema to big-budget studio films, from television series to the Broadway stage, from playing a bub...

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Submissions Now Open for IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs

    The time of the year has come for aspiring independent filmmakers to give their careers the boost it needs. The IFP's unique year-long mentorship program, which supports directors through some of the most crucial stages of the production process, is now accepting submissions for their Independent Fi...

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