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    Ewan McGregor & Mike Mills Talk The Sadness, Humor & Joy Of 'Beginners'

    This article originally ran during the 54th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival in April, but is a great overview of Mike Mills' wonderful drama "Beginners" and is worth revisiting.

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    'Beginners' Star Mélanie Laurent Talks Working With Ewan McGregor, Mike Mills & A Hateful Dog

    One of the purest delights of this year's South by Southwest Film Festival was stumbling into Mike Mills' "Beginners," not knowing anything about it (this writer hadn't even seen its artful trailer) and being blown away by its mix of humor, sadness, manageable meet-cute twee and romanticism.

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    The Importance Of Dogs To The Writing Process & More We Learned About Mike Mills' 'Beginners'

    As big fans of music video veteran Mike Mills' debut feature "Thumbsucker," we've been keenly awaiting a sophomore film from the director ever since, and when that film, "Beginners," premiered at Toronto last year, the word was comfortingly strong. But even that didn't quite prepare us for the exper...

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    Review: Mike Mills' 'Beginners' Is A Wonderfully Attuned & Empathetic Look At Love, Life & Grief

    The following is a reprint of our review that ran at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival.

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    SFIFF '11: Ewan McGregor & Mike Mills Talk The Sadness, Humor & Joy Of 'Beginners'

    On Thursday night at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco “Beginners,” the new film from director Mike Mills (“Thumbsucker”), kicked off the 54th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival. “Beginners” is a partially fictionalized account of Mills’ father, played here by Christopher Plummer, coming out of the closet as a septuagenarian. Ewan McGregor fills in for Mills himself as the character Oliver, who recounts the story of witnessing his father, Hal's transition to a gay lifestyle after living most of his adult life married to Oliver’s mother. Soon after Hal’s rebirth, he is diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer that leav...

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    SXSW: The Importance Of Dogs To The Writing Process & More We Learned About Mike Mills' 'Beginners'

    As big fans of music video veteran Mike Mills' debut feature "Thumbsucker," we've been keenly awaiting a sophomore film from the director ever since, and when that film, "Beginners," premiered at Toronto last year, the word was comfortingly strong. But even that didn't quite prepare us for the exper...

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    Trailer: Ewan McGregor & Christopher Plummer Charm Completely In Mike Mills' 'Beginners'

    Why hello, favorite indie trailer of the year so far, how are you?

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