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    Trailer Watch: Short Term 12 - Starring Brie Larson

    Short Term 12, starring Brie Larson, is about Grace, a twentysomething, working at a foster care facility, alongside her co-worker boyfriend (John Gallagher Jr.). Grace is excellent at her job but alongside a surprise pregnancy, she's holding on to a secret that's slowly breaking her down.

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    CineCoup's Cannes Agenda with Brad Pelman

    CineCoup's Brad Pelman, who recently departed Alliance Films as Executive VP, Distribution following the sale of Maple Pictures Corp, a company he co-founded, will be leveraging his international connections at Cannes which include sales agents at Cinetic Media, WME, CAA, UTA, ICM and Submarine.

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    LatinoBuzz: WTF is Latino at the 2013 LA Film Festival?

    The summertime, downtown set, glitzy yet ‘cashz’ LA Film Festival, presented by Film Independent has announced their film lineup today. The verdict on the Latino rep? Compared to the last three festivals I’ve examined this year, Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca, LA Film Festival comes through with argua...

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    Beatles Documentary 'Good ol' Freda' Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

    Magnolia Pictures has snagged North American distribution rights to Ryan White's "Good ol' Freda," a documentary that tells the unsung story of Freda Kelly, The Beatles' secretary. Magnolia plans to release the film theatrically later this year.

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    Listen to Film Critics Take on the World at a Panel from SXSW

    Recorded at SXSW 2013 last month, this panel features critics Scott Weinberg and Melissa Hanson, "You're Next" screenwriter Simon Barrett, and film marketer Marian Koltai-Levine.

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    LatinoBuzz: Our Top Picks From Festival Flicks! You're Welcome!

    LatinoBuzz painstakingly selected our personal top picks that we think are a “must-see.” But don't just take our word for it, check out their websites for full listings and see for yourself how fly Latino cinema really is!

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    SXSW Interview with Sini Anderson, Tamra Davis and Kathleen Hanna of The Punk Singer

    I can't write about Sini Anderson's great documentary The Punk Singer without mentioning that Kathleen Hanna has been one of my life-long heroes. When I was sixteen a friend gave me my first Bikini Kill CD, I had never heard anything like it, and feminism wasn't something that was remotely on my rad...

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    SXSW Review: Women-Directed Shorts including Sequin Raze and Ellen Is Leaving

    At SXSW I was able to catch some excellent short films. There were a bunch of great women-centric ones including: Dotty a funny and touching look at an elderly woman struggling to send a text message to her daughter; Community's Gillian Jacobs was hilarious as a woman whose boyfriend begins to lite...

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    LatinoBuzz: WTF is Latino at Tribeca

    If you've read my last two WTF is Latino posts on Sundance and SXSW, you know I do my best to embody a manic optimist and find a silver lining when it comes to magnifying the limited representation of Latino stories and writer/directors at mainstream film festivals.

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