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    Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's 'Birdman' To Open Venice Film Festival

    The world premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's "Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance" will open The 71st Venice Film Festival.

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    Venice Film Festival Opens With Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's 'Birdman'

    The 71st Venice Film Festival has announced that it will launch on August 27 with the world premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's "Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance".

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    Alejandro G. Inarritu's 'Birdman' Starring Michael Keaton & Emma Stone To Open 2014 Venice Film Festival

    The big three European festivals are Berlin, Cannes and Venice, and the openers for the first two of those lurched from the sublime to the ridiculous this year: Berlin nabbed Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" to kick off their fest, while Cannes was stuck with the clanging disaster of "Grace Of ...

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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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    Alexandre Desplat to Preside Over International Jury at Venice Film Festival

    Is there any Hollywood composer busier than Alexandre Desplat? The six-time Oscar nominee has scored four of the year's films so far (with another in post), but apparently he needed something more on his plate: he's been tapped to be the president of the International Jury Competition at this year'...

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    Kim Ki-duk to Open Venice Days with 'One on One' (TRAILER)

    South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk's latest film, "One on One," is set to open this year's edition of Venice Days, the Venice Film Festival sidebar modeled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight.

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    Review: Kelly Reichardt's Eco Suspense Thriller 'Night Moves'

    Three radical environmentalists blow up a hydro-electric dam in Oregon, and then face the consequences of their extreme actions in Kelly Reichardt's meditative, observational suspense-drama. Already beloved by many for her minimalist chronicles of American malaise "Wendy and Lucy" and "Meek's Cutoff...

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    Review: Nicolas Cage Returns to His Naturalist Roots in 'Joe,' Directed by David Gordon Green

    David Gordon Green's "Joe" is a sluggish, slow-burn drama set in poverty-mired Mississippi about the bond that gradually builds between a drifter boy ("Mud"'s Tye Sheridan) and a simmering ex-con (Nicolas Cage). While both Cage and Sheridan are very watchable, especially in the scenes they share tog...

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    WATCH: Mia Wasikowska Schleps Through the Outback in New Trailer for 'Tracks'

    The latest trailer for director John Curran's "Tracks," about a young woman's treacherous journey across the wilds of the West Australian desert and starring the sublime Mia Wasikowska, has landed. Release date via distributor The Weinstein Company forthcoming.

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    Indiewire's Best Undistributed Film 'Stray Dogs' Lands a Distributor

    After making an impressive number of Taiwanese films and becoming an important figure of the country's new cinema movement, director Tsai Ming Liang's latest masterpiece "Stray Dogs" has now been acquired by Cinema Guild. The film wowed audiences and critics at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, where i...

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