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    "Dark Knight" Trailer Rises on OWS May Day; Stock Exchange Erupts

    Now that the third and final trailer of "The Dark Knight Rises" has emerged--on Occupy Wall Street's May Day, no less--it's hard not to see some major zeitgeisty OWS issues coming to the fore. Not only do we have the film's ominous call for class warfare -- “You think ...

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    "#whilewewatch": First Definitive Doc of #OccupyWallStreet Emerges?

    Tonight, at 8pm EST, a documentary calling itself "the first definitive film to emerge from Zuccotti Park," "#whilewewatch," will have its world premiere online at SnagFilms.com (Indiewire's parent company). Made with "full access and cooperation from the mastermind...

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    "Cosmopolis": Post 9/11 Allegory or Economic Crash Parable?

    Don DeLillo is my favorite author, and David Cronenberg is one of my favorite filmmakers. The announcement that Cronenberg would lend his "Crash"-like sensibility to the first film adaptation of one of DeLillo's novels -- 2003's "Cosmopolis" -- stirred in me no shortag...

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    Is "The Hunger Games" Anti-Capitalist Cinema for the 99%? Or Anti-Gov't Agit-Prop?

    While I'm loathe to promote a pop cultural event such as "The Hunger Games," it'll be interesting to see where the culture wars take positions on the new teen fantasy franchise, which according to early reviews, is going to be seen by lots and lots and lots of people. I'm no...

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    Where are you going to #OCCUPYTHECINEMAS today?

    While I can't say my grassroots cinephilic political action has gotten the kind of wide-reaching attention as I had hoped, I'm happy to report that #OCCUPYTHECINEMAS was picked up by the Canadian press in recent days, in the country's largest urban weekly, the Georgia Straight, and To...

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    Cinemas in Solidarity: Standing Together Against the Corporatization of Movies

    Now that we can move beyond the shallow, desparate spectacle of the Academy Awards, I want to direct your attention on the eve of the #OCCUPYTHECINEMAS Day of Action this Friday to a new initiative called Cinemas in Solidarity, a grassroots movement of independent movie theaters standing in solid...

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    OCCUPY THE CINEMAS Day of Action: March 2, 2012

    Hey you, film-lovers, filmmakers and film fans:   Are you ready to make a statement about the movies you want?   Are you ready to take a stand and tell the powers that be that you want a free Internet and more fair copyright provisions?   Are you ready to join the Occupy ...

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    Occupy Sundance? Park City Activists Embrace Coming Media Storm

    What better place for the Occupy Movement to gain further publicity than the liberal-minded, media-inundated ski slopes of Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival? Long a haven for films with potent social causes and political agendas--see "An Inconvenient Truth," "Super ...

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    Indiewire's Greatest Hits: The Top 10 News Stories from 2011

    The indie world has been on a wild ride this year. Lars von Trier and Hilary Swank engaged in questionable behavior; Woody Allen and Kevin Hart had huge hits at the indie box office. Below are the top ten most viewed stories on Indiewire this year:

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    Co-opting Occupy Wall Street: "The Dark Knight Rises" vs the 99%

    No disrespect to Christopher Nolan, who I'm sure has his anti-capitalist political leanings in the right place, as revealed in the new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises," which has bloggers all over the web salivating about the film's ominous call for class warfare: “You th...

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