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    Trailer Watch: Sundance Hit 'The Way, Way Back' Stars Carell, Janney, Rudolph, Collette and Rockwell in Coming-of-Age Comedy

    The trailer for Sundance smash "The Way, Way Back" has arrived. Written and directed by comedian Nat Faxon and Oscar winner Jim Rash (best adapted screenplay in 2012 for "The Descendants"), the wincingly funny comedy stars Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Toni Collette and Sam Rockwell an...

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    Watch: 'Voice' Contestant Judith Hill Talks Singing with Michael Jackson in Sundance Hit 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

    Check out this clip from must-see Sundance documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom," in which Judith Hill (a breakout from the most recent season of "The Voice") discusses her experience working onstage with Michael Jackson. Morgan Neville's film --which hits theaters 14 via June RadiusTWC-- spotlight...

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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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    Now and Then: Quentin Dupieux's 'Wrong' Exposes the Limits of Surrealism

    Drafthouse Films, the distributor of Quentin Dupieux's bizarre new film, "Wrong," describes the French director and electronic musician (stage name: Mr. Oizo) as "one of the world’s most fearless cinematic surrealists." The surreal does indeed seem to be Dupieux's preferred register, but this leads ...

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    Sundance 2013 Roundup: Women Directed Films Received Distribution

    If you remember, the Sundance lineup in US features and US documentarues documentaries evenly divided between female and male directors. Since it's been a couple of months, we wanted to give you a status update of the deals that came out of Sundance.

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    Kristen Bell Is On a Roll: Focus World, Screen Media Slate 'The Lifeguard' for Summer

    It's a good year so far for Kristen Bell, as the Kickstarter campaign to reboot "Veronica Mars" reached its goal last week. Focus Features' alternative distribution outlet Focus World has partnered with Screen Media Films in acquire U.S. rights to Sundance entry "The Lifeguard."

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    Guadalajara's Maguey Award

    Maguey, pronounced Ma Gay -- the plant from which Tequila is distilled here in the State of Jalisco and the City of Guadalajara -- is the perfect name for the Gay Prize of the Festival International de Cine de Guadalajara (FICG).

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    Sundance Institute To Host 4-Day Summer Film Festival In Los Angeles, AUG. 8-11

    Next Weekend, Presented by Sundance Institute to Offer Film Screenings and Panels at Sundance Sunset Cinema in West Hollywood.Additional Screenings Around Los Angeles Co-Hosted with American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, Cinefamily, Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Museum of Conte...

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    A Fierce Green Fire Opens in LA March 15th!

    This is such an important film by our friend Mark Kitchell. When I first saw this I was shocked at how political and even controversial the environmental movement (to this day) has always been. A brilliant worldwide view and perspective.

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    Eagles, Lake Bell and Peaches Head for Second April London Sundance Film and Music Fest

    The second annual Sundance London film and music festival, programmed by the same folks who mount January's Sundance Film Festival and including many of that fest's top prize-winners, will be held on April 25-28 April at The O2. Among the artists expected to attend Sundance London are Lake Bell, Mik...

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