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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Tops The 2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards

    It was a fait accompli pretty much from minute one. No other film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival got as much buzz as 29-year-old first-time feature-length filmmaker Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," a mythical film about a 6-year-old girl who lives in a southern Delta ...

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    Sundance Award Winners: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'The Surrogate,' 'House I Live In,' 'Invisible War'

    It couldn't have gone any other way. The standout film of Sundance 2012, "Beasts of the Southern Wild," took home the Sundance grand jury prize, along with a cinematography award for Ben Richardson.

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    Magnolia Adds '2 Days in NY,' 'Nobody Walks' and 'Compliance' to Its Sundance Shopping Cart

    Magnolia Pictures started out Sundance 2012 strong, buying doc "Queen of Versailles," and then went on a buying spree. Early Thursday, the distributor's genre arm Magnet Releasing picked up North American rights to the horror anthology "V/H/S" for north of $1 million.

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    Magnolia Buys '2 Days In New York'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired Julie Delpy’s “2 Days In New York,” the follow-up to “2 Days in Paris.” Starring Delpy and Chris Rock, the two play a Manhattanite couple with two kids who have to endure a two-day visit from relatives that will test their relationshi...

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    Magnolia Buys U.S. Rights to 'Compliance'

    With the Sundance awards ceremony hours away Magnolia continues to make buys, the latest being the acquisition of Craig Zobel’s “Compliance.” The NEXT section entry based on true events follows Sandra (Ann Dowd), an overworked manager at a fast food restaurant, who receives a ...

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    Sundance News: Participant Media and AFFRM Acquire 'Middle of Nowhere'

    Participant Media and AFFRM have acquired US rights to Ana DuVernay's "Middle of Nowhere." The director's sophomore film is an understated emotional drama chronicling a woman's separation from her incarcerated husband.

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    Sundance 2012: Reviews of "The Other Dream Team," "The Law in These Parts" and "Love Free or Die"

    As a documentary fan and critic who discovered so many great nonfiction films at Sundance last year, including some of 2011’s very best, it’s been extremely painful not being in Park City this week. To make things easier I could have tried to ignore the festival, stayed off Twitter, not ...

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    Sundance Talk: Festival Buzz

    This Sundance I dragooned New York-based Screen critic David D'Arcy into sharing his Sundance experience with us via Podcast. The first is a round-up of what we've seen and hear buzz about. We'll reconnoiter again for a wrap-up. Check back on Monday.

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    IFC Takes On 'Simon Killer'

    IFC is in final negotiations to acquire Antonio Campos’ “Simon Killer,” according to a source close to the deal. "Simon Killer" stars Brady Corbet as a heartbroken American college grad who visits Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. He quickly ...

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    SUNDANCE 2012: Naomi Wolf Causes a Stir at Activist Media Panel

    At the Sundance Film Festival's Moving the Masses panel, which considered how the media can best be utilized for progressive change, Naomi Wolf had a message for her fellow activists: Ur Doing It Wrong.

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