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    The Iron Lady

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    Interview with Phyllida Lloyd - director of The Iron Lady

    Women and Hollywood: This is a very different biopic of a leader because it is of a female leader.  What about this films makes it different in terms of leadership?

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    Teaser Trailer: Game Change on HBO

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    Listen to Holland Taylor Talk About Playing Ann Richards in a New One Woman Show

    Ann begins previews at the Kennedy Center in DC before hopefully coming to Broadway.  Here is Taylor talking to David Gregory in a Meet the Press extra.

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    Meryl Streep Covers Vogue for the First Time

    A rockin 62 year old woman on the cover of Vogue.  What is this world coming to?  I totally can't wait to read the whole interview (and this will be the first Vogue I have purchased in a loooong time) but the one quote that got put in the press release was that when she hit 40 she...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren co-hosted the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo over the weekend with Rosario Dawson. The concert honored Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work integrating women into the peace building movement.

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    Corn to Be Wild: "Greasy Rider" Director Discusses his Cross-Country Biofuel Doc (Watch for FREE!)

    Blending elements of a cross-country travelogue and a chronicle of the grassroots effort to bolster the use of biofuel, JJ Beck and Joey Carey's "Greasy Rider" provides a number of faces for a political idea. The film is available to watch in its entirety, courtesy of SnagFilms.

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    Banksy Plays Monopoly with Occupy London

    The Occupy London movement has a new centerpiece at St. Paul's Cathedral, courtesy of (we think) Banksy. This serves as the street artist's stamp of approval for the cause (which is planned to last for six months, costing the closed cathedral £16,000 per day in lost tourism revenue).

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    Broomfield's Sarah Palin Expose You Betcha! Goes to Content Film, Toronto

    Going on a quest for the "real" Sarah Palin sounds like setting out in pursuit of the Holy Grail—it's something that's guaranteed to be hard to find, if it exists at all. But Brit documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield tried to do just that in his drolly titled Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, which Conten...

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