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    'The Square': In Tahrir Square, Beyond Simplistic Headlines

    Television coverage of the political upheavals in Egypt over the past two years, especially the protests in Tahrir Square, was almost always defined by the reporters' distance from events. Even correspondents on the ground surrounded by chaos sometimes exuded a sense of voyeurism, or -- even wor...

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    Indiewire and Sundance Institute Announce Fellowship for Six Aspiring Film Critics to Cover the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Aspiring film critics, take note! The Sundance Institute and Indiewire are now accepting entries through October 31 for their first partnered Fellowship for Film Criticism. Six fellows will receive a grant for expenses and other support to attend and cover the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, running Ja...

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    Robert Redford Blames Harvey Weinstein For Celebrity Overkill At The Sundance Film Festival

    In the 35 years that have passed since the Sundance Film Festival first started as the Utah/US Film Festival, it has gone from a quaint shindig in the mountains to one of the most important movie events on the calendar. Every year, press, actors, directors, paparazzi, PR companies, brand ambassadors...

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    Interview: Dir. John Krokidas and Screenwriter Austin Bunn Decode Their Film 'Kill Your Darlings'

    John Krokidas debut feature, Kill Your Darlings, exudes passion, for love, for heartbreak, for writing, for cinema. It is not a surprise both him and his writing partner were so excited to talk about their project, and explain how important their devotion to the characters, and their stor...

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    Jennifer Hudson on Playing a Heroin Addict in 'Mister & Pete' and Why She's Still Unsure About Acting Despite Having Won an Oscar

    Jennifer Hudson went to some dark places to score the Oscar for her debut performance in "Dreamgirls," but none darker than the ones she plunges into in the gritty indie "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," out today in select theaters. In George Tillman Jr.'s drama, Hudson plays Gloria, a he...

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    Review: Kill Your Darlings

    Icons turned mortals is a premise often attempted when aiming to deliver a humanized version of figures otherwise revered without any context of what experiences or lack of, shaped them into the idol they'd become. For a film that compiles a period of time in the lives of the most iconic ...

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    Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

    At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job market (has it ever been?), the desire among young critics to follow their passion hasn't waned.

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    Sundance Institute and Knight Foundation to Bring Filmmaker Workshops to Miami and Philadelphia

    The Sundance Institute will bring a series of workshops for emerging screenwriters, directors and multidisciplinary artists to Miami and Philadelphia over the coming year, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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    Review: The Summit

    When the premise of a film deals with the story of a group of people away from civilization in which one by one members of said group die on mysterious circumstances, a standard horror flick comes to mind. Nonetheless, such description of horrendous occurrences applies not to a fictional narrat...

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