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    New York Times Says ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly.’ Should We Wait That Long?

    The great Carrie Rickey published a piece in the New York Times this past weekend with the depressing headline ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly’. The piece reported that in 2012, by their count, women directors hit a recent high of 9% of the 250 top grossing films.  That number...

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    Trailer Watch: 2013 Sundance Selection 'Muscle Shoals' Looks at Legendary Alabama Music Town

    Check out this new trailer for Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals," set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the legendary Alabama town which, during the 1960s and '70s, boasted a handful of music studios that would forever alter the sound of soul and rock n' rol...

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    Trailer Watch: Shane Carruth's Gorgeous, Enigmatic Sundance and Berlinale Entry 'Upstream Color'

    A dazzling, enigmatic new trailer for Shane Carruth's Sundance entry "Upstream Color," which has also been selected for New Directors/New Films, has landed.

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    The 25 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Sundance Film Festival

    We're barely into 2013, and already the film festival circuit is kicking off again. It's only a matter of weeks since The Playlist hung up our collective traveling pants from our last festival trip of 2012 (Marrakech), but even ahead of Berlin next month, we're packing our bags again for one of the ...

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    Exclusive: Trailer For Sexy Sundance Drama 'Il Futuro' Starring Rutger Hauer

    There are few actors on the big screen who command the kind of presence Rutger Hauer brings to the various roles he plays. While he's mostly known to North American audiences for his roles in genre films such as "Blade Runner," "Sin City," "Hobo With A Shotgun" and ...

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    Cinando Partners with Sundance To Offer Real Time Information on Attendees and Industry Screenings

    New Sundance Tab and Iphone App for Sundance Film Festival.

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    New York Film Fest is Big Oscar Nom Winner; Sundance, Cannes, Toronto All Shine

    The New York Film Festival - showing a more selective line-up than any other major one except Telluride - was the big winner when the Oscar nominations were announce this morning. The two films with the most nominations - "Lincoln" (12) and "The Life of Pi" (11) both world premiered at their event.....

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    The Sundance-Oscars Connection Continues to Thrive

    The Sundance Institute is well known for its commitment to helping artists develop their work and take creative risks. Its many film labs — for composing, writing, directing, editing — have supported countless filmmakers and produced some of the most distinctive movies of the last 30 yea...

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    Mitchell Block Direct: VI Issue 5: BULLY Chasing An Oscar Nomination

    Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by Alison Klayman, BULLY, WGA Documentary Screenplay Award Nominations, and Sundance 2013 Documentary Competition

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    French Distributor Haut et Court Picks Up 'Metro Manila' Ahead of Sundance Premiere

    Haut et Court has taken the French distribution rights to Sean Ellis' thriller "Metro Manila" a couple weeks before the film's debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It centers on a destitute countryman in the Philippines who is sucked into a dangerous crime ring when he moves to the country's bu...

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