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Sundance 2012

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    Sundance London: Robert Redford Talks Music and Fighting Tentpole Studios at Launch

    In Park City, Utah, Sundance founder Robert Redford often prefers to keep a relatively low profile while the festival is in full swing. That certainly wasn’t the case in the UK today, which marked the inaugural Sundance London Film and Music Festival. Redford was a prominent presence throughout t...

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    New Trailer and Early Reviews: Lynn Shelton's 'Your Sister's Sister' Triangle Stars Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt

    Actress-writer-director Lynn Shelton's fourth feature, "Your Sister's Sister" (June 15), showcases an exhilarating trio of actors at the top of their improv game: Mark Duplass ("Humpday"), Rosemarie DeWitt ("Rachel's Getting Married," and Emily Blunt ("Young Victoria"). (See the new official trailer...

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    Music Box Will Release Sundance HBO Doc 'Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present'

    The rule changes for documentaries to qualify for next year's Academy Awards require a multi-city theatrical run and a review in The NY Times. In an interview, HBO Documentary Films czar Sheila Nevins told me that going forward, HBO will now choose a far smaller number of films to qualify for the Os...

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    Phase 4 Films Buys Sundance Next Comedy 'That's What She Said'

    Phase 4 Films Buys Sundance Next Comedy 'That's What She Said'

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    Sundance London Brings 14 Park City Titles Across the Pond

    The Sundance Film Festival arrives in London at the end of next month. To put it mildly, it’ll be different from the real thing.

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    Film Festival Update: Vail, San Francisco, Sundance London (Video)

    The 2012 Vail Film Festival's line-up of 58 films opens with the U.S. premiere of "The Eye of the Storm," which debuted in Toronto and opened in December in Australia (68% on RT). The family drama from Fred Schepisi ("Roxanne") stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, and Judy Davis, who won Best Ac...

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    HBO Docs President Sheila Nevins Talks West Memphis Three, New Oscar Rules, Sundance, Abramovic

    HBO Documentary Films czar Sheila Nevins is a force to be reckoned with. After 30 years in the entertainment industry, she knows how to adapt. I sat down with her at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about HBO's Sundance docs as well as ongoing changes in Oscar doc rules.

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    Sundance Selects Takes 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' -- Dissident for Digital Age?

    Alison Klayman's "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" - the "story of a dissident for the digital age" - has been acquired by Sundance Selects for North American distribution. The doc debuted at Sundance (winning the Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance) and recently screened as an ...

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    TWC's Radius Snaps up Sundance Comedy 'Bachelorette' and Thriller 'Pusher' -- Remake of 'Drive' Director Refn's Original

    In its second pick-up this week, following acquisition of writer-director Leslye Headland’s “Bachelorette,” The Weinstein Company’s new Radius-TWC shingle has grabbed US and Caribbean-basin rights to the English-language film “Pusher,” a remake of “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 origina...

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    Ponsoldt's Sundance Hit 'Smashed' Heads to SPC, Stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul

    Sony Pictures Classics has grabbed James Ponsoldt's "Smashed," which had its premiere at Sundance. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("The Thing," "Scott Pilgrim") and Aaron Paul ("Break Bad") as an alcoholic married couple, Kate and Charlie...

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