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    The Biggest Indie Breakthroughs of 2013, So Far (The Complete List)

    It's been just over six months since we said goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and already we've seen a slew of promising indie talent breakthrough in big ways thanks to the Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals (among many others), and theatrical releases that caught on with the movie-going pu...

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    Watch: Brie Larson Shines in Stellar Trailer for SXSW Sensation 'Short Term 12'

    "Short Term 12," the second feature from "I Am Not a Hipster" director Destin Daniel Cretton, was the toast of this year's SXSW Film Festival, winning both the Grand Jury and Audience awards. It left the Austin-based festival with distribution via Cinedigm, who are releasing it August 23rd. The comp...

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    Now and Then: Remarkable New Doc 'La Camioneta,' a Masterful Miniature (TRAILER)

    Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Queztal City, Guatemala are separated by nearly 3,000 miles of road, and by what would seem, at first, an unbridgeable cultural distance. But in Mark Kendall's remarkable documentary "La Camioneta" -- a brilliant microhistory of our globalized world -- you're hard p...

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    Cocktail Doc 'Hey Bartender' Heading To Theaters This June

    Douglas Tirola's "Hey Bartender" -- which had its world premiere at SXSW -- was picked up by 4th Row Films for a June 7th release both in theaters and on demand. 4th Row Films said they have pre-booked over 40 theaters for a summer run and will continue to build on that. They are also partnering wit...

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    'Borat' Co-Writer Dan Mazer's 'I Give it a Year' Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

    Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer has found a home at Magnolia Pictures for his feature film directorial debut, "I Give it a Year."

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    Magnolia Picks Up 'Borat' Writer Dan Mazer's SXSW Comedy 'I Give It A Year'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Dan Mazer's romantic comedy "I Give It A Year" from StudioCanal, who fully financed and released the film in the UK, France, and Germany in February. Magnolia will distribute the film in the U.S.,, with plans for both a theatrical and VOD release in thei...

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    SXSW Grand Jury Winner 'Short Term 12' Goes to Cinedigm, Plans Awards Push for Brie Larson

    Cinedigm has snapped up all North American and Latin American rights to Destin Daniel Cretton's SXSW Grand Jury and Audience award winner "Short Term 12," starring Brie Larson as a troubled foster care worker. The company is eyeing a late summer release, with an awards push for its star, who gives a...

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    Oscilloscope Nabs SXSW Documentary '12 O'Clock Boys' -- 'The Wire' Meets Cirque du Soleil

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American rights to Lofty Nathan's documentary "12 O'Clock Boys," which recently had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. The Boys of the title are an infamous dirt bike gang in Baltimore who take over major city streets with flashy stunts at hig...

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    SXSW 2013 Wrap: Best in Show, Disappointments and Four Takeaways from a Festival First-Timer

    I got the chance to attend the SXSW Film Festival for my first time this year, and was impressed with the enthusiastic and respectful vibe of the festival, the warm reception from Austin locals and out-of-town festival goers alike, and -- importantly! -- the films. Below, my four takeaways from cove...

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