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    TIFF 2014 Lineup Includes 'The Imitation Game,' 'While We're Young,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Men, Women & Children' & More

    So, the question was whether or not the Toronto International Film Festival's new rules about premieres—telling distributors that any movie playing the festival in the first four days couldn't screen anywhere else (sorry Telluride)—would hurt their ability to curate an attractive lineup. Well, put t...

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    How Did 'Birdman,' 'Gone Girl,' 'Inherent Vice' and 'Imitation Game' Land Key Fall Festival Slots?

    Everyone in Hollywood reads the industry tea leaves, the probable truth behind every announcement and its attendant spin. As the awards season takes shape, three major releases are jockeying for position: "Gone Girl," "Inherent Vice" and "Birdman." The Hollywood studios, indie distributors, Oscar ca...

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    SCREEN TALK: Festival Updates, Fall Hopefuls, New Openers from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, Fox vs. Time Warner

    David Fincher is back for the opening night of the New York Film Festival with Ben Affleck-starrer "Gone Girl." What folks really care about, says Indiewire's Eric Kohn on our sixth Screen Talk podcast (now on iTunes!) is that the opening night party is returning to Tavern on the Green. We talk abou...

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    David Ansen's Departure from Los Angeles Film Festival Signals New Direction for Fest

    After five years at Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, Artistic Director David Ansen is leaving to go back to writing. Also leaving is programmer Doug Jones, who takes 12 years of institutional memory with him. Very much in charge is LAFF's high-powered LAFF director, producer Stephanie A...

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    Interview: Louise Archambault on her film 'Gabrielle'

    Québécoise filmmaker Louise Archambault's sophomore feature Gabrielle is an incredibly touching film that radiates joy and presents a singularly honest take on the subject of mentally challenged individuals.

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    Review: Gabrielle - A Love That Exists With All-Welcoming Arms

    Gabrielle, Canada's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film . U.S. : Entertainment One Films U.S. International Sales Agent: Entertainment One Films International

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    'The Animal Project,' 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' And More TIFF Films Premiere on Vimeo on Demand

    Last September at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival Vimeo went around handing $10,000 "nest eggs" to filmmakers premiering to build their distribution homes with them. Finally the results are in: Money talks!

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    The Fall Festival 50: Our Wishlist For The Venice, Telluride And Toronto Film Festivals

    So while the rest of the world, (pretty much literally, it seems) goes to see “Transformers: Abandon Hope” our choice is either to kvetch and moan and rend our clothes about the Death of Culture and People These Days, or to retreat into our nice comfy wheelhouse/padded cell, humming gently to oursel...

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    FIRST LOOK: Michael Fassbender in Frontier Western 'Slow West'

    One film you can expect to see on the fall film festival circuit--as Telluride and Toronto duke it out for World Premieres-- is John Maclean’s 19th-century western "Slow West." Michael Fassbender ("12 Years a Slave," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Kodi Smit-Mcphee ("The Road," "Dawn of the Planet of...

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    Watch: James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain Are 'Him' and 'Her' in 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

    The first trailer for Ned Benson's first feature film "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" had just been released. The ambitious project was initially two separate films, "Him" and "Her." Benson then reedited and unified it into "Them," which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 C...

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