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    Women Directed Additions to Toronto 2012 Lineup

    The Toronto International Film Festival rolled out 60 additional titles today. Here are some of the women directed films in the documentary and vanguard programs. (All Synopses from the TIFF press releases)

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    Trailer Watch: Cloud Atlas - Co-Directed by Lana Wachowski

    The Wachowskis are an incredibly successful writing/directing duo best known for the Matrix Trilogy.  They are also known for the cult classic Bound and for writing V for Vendetta.

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    Toronto Trailer Watch: Lore - Directed by Cate Shortland

    Australian Director Cate Shortland's first film Somersault was great and this film looks to be even better. This is one at the top of my list to see in Toronto. Music Box has the US rights but no release date has been set.

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    First Toronto 2012 Lineup News - Women Directors

    Unlike the folks at Cannes, Toronto seems to understand that there are many great women directors, making films that can play at the highest level and this year is no different.

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    Interview with Pink Ribbons Director Lea Pool and Producer Ravida Din

    This is a repost of an interview with the director Lea Pool and producer Ravida Din of the terrific and anger producing documentary Pink Ribbons that was conducted shortly after last fall's Toronto Film Festival.  The film opens in the US tomorrow.

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    Interview with Agnieszka Holland - Director of In Darkness

    I was able to interview the Academy Award winning director (Europa Europa) Agnieszka Holland in Toronto at the debut of her new film about the Holocaust, In Darkness. In Darkness is Poland's entry to the Academy Award for foreign language picture.

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    Pink Ribbons, Inc. - Directed by Léa Pool

    Next week starts the annual pinkification of cancer -- breast cancer awareness month. Now I don't want to take anything away from any woman who is figuring out a way to fight and survive this horrible scourge, but don't you think that this whole happy pink cancer world has just gone too far? Talk ...

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    Toronto Review: Hysteria

    One of the most vivid memories I have of my college learning experience is a class I took on Women in American History. I remember reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin's The Awakening and if I didn't have feminist inclinations before I read those books, I sure did...

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    Where Do We Go Now? Wins Audience Award at Toronto Festival

    Where Do We Go Now? written and directed by Nadine Labaki was the first film I saw in Toronto. As I wrote last week, it's a strong symbol of women sick and tired of the men fighting over nothing trying to make the peace in their small town in Lebanon.

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    TIFF: The Lady - The Story of Aung San Suu Kyi

    (Update: The Lady is opening today for one week in LA for an Oscar qualifying run.  It will open early next year here in the US.  I also have been told that about 30 minutes has been shaved off  -- I haven't seen the new version yet).

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