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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

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    Nantucket Film Festival Presents Awards to 'Boyhood,' 'The Case Against 8' and More

    The Nantucket Film Festival, since 1996 a destination festival dedicated to the craft of screenwriting, has released its list of winners for its 19th installment including the prestigious Showtime Tony Cox awards.

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    Sundance Programmers Talk LA's NEXT FEST, Which Pairs Movies & Music Downtown

    Did you miss the Sundance Film Festival? Well, the Sundance Institute is returning to Los Angeles with the second four-day NEXT FEST (August 7-10). This time they're not showing the program at the Sunset 5 but are reaching out to the hipster crowd at a new downtown venue, the restored Theatre at Ace...

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    'Life After Beth,' 'Napoleon Dynamite' and More Included in Sundance NEXT FEST's Awesome Lineup

    Sundance Institute has announced the lineup for their four-day long NEXT FEST summer festival. The event, which includes both music and film, will take place in Los Angeles from August 7-10.

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    Preferred Paradise: ArteCareyes Film & Arts - Part 1

    Paradise: my blessed good fortune -- actually Steven Raphael, of Required Viewing, brought me to ArteCareyes Arts & Film March 5th through 9th. Along with John Cooper of Sundance a small group of us in the film festival section, curated by Marina Stavenhagen, former head of IMCINE, Mexico's governm...

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    SXSW Review: The Zellners Strike Wonder with 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,' Starring Rinko Kikuchi

    Many delightful, haunting things happen in David and Nathan Zellner’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” which screens at SXSW 2014. One is that a duo of filmmaking brothers -- moving steadily toward the top of their game after a decade of turning out weird, unique short and feature films -- quote anot...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    The podcast is back for a rundown of this year's Sundance Film Festival. Host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez and contributor Cory Everett, our two staff writers on the ground once again for this year's fest, to talk all things Park City. Don't forget to check out all our ...

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    The Best Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    The film writing community is still catching up on sleep, getting over festival flu and showering off the stink of their blogger condos, but there's no escaping it: the Sundance Film Festival is over for another year. For over thirty years, the festival has provided a welcome opportunity to shake of...

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    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards: 'Whiplash' Starring Miles Teller Wins Top Prizes

    The 2014 Sundance Film Festival awards are in. We'd provide greater context, but we're really tired, plus we hope you've been reading our reviews and learning a little bit along the way. If not, stay tuned for Monday when we do a much larger Sundance recap from everything we saw, plus an upcoming Su...

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    Sundance Review: ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’ Is An Odd, Formally Striking Delight

    Living in a cramped Tokyo apartment while holding down an unfulfilling job, the lonely and disenchanted Kumiko yearns for something deeper in her life. Much of her alienation stems from the weight of expectations around her. An “OL” (office lady) for a Japanese businessman, she mechanically goes thr...

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