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    'Web Theatre' Returns to Venice Film Festival, Makes Official Selection Films Available for Streaming Online

    After being introduced as an experiment in last year's Venice International Film Festival, the Orizzonti section's Web Theatre returns. This virtual online theater screens a selection of films playing concurrently on the Lido, but made available to audiences around the world.

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    Claudia Cardinale Guest of Honor for Venice Film Festival's Classic Film Lineup; Includes Rossellini, Renoir, Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' and More

    Claudia Cardinale will be the guest host of Venezia Classici, the program devoted to classic film restorations, at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. This year's program includes Roberto Rossellini's "Paisan," Jean Renoir's "La bete humaine" and a Satyajit Ray program. (William Friedkin's ...

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    Saudi Arabia's First Woman Director Haifaa Al Mansour Named Jury President of Debut Film Award at Venice Film Festival

    Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first woman filmmaker whose debut feature "Wadjda" has been a hit on the festival circuit since last fall, has been named President of the International Jury for the "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a Debut Film at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, ...

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    Simone Massi Designs Venice Biennale Poster, Inspired by Fellini and Angelopoulos (VIDEO)

    Animator/illustrator Simone Massi's poster for the 70th Venice International Film Festival, which is held at the Lido from August 28 to September 7, is inspired by the cinema of Theo Angelopoulos and Federico Fellini. The festival is directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venez...

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    Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' to Open the 70th Venice International Film Festival

    As we predicted, Alfonso Cuaron's much anticipated sci-fi epic "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, will open the 70th Venice International Film Festival, running August 28 - September 7. The film will be out of competition.

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    Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' With Sandra Bullock & George Clooney To Open 70th Venice Film Festival

    Festival opening films are always something of a roll of the dice. Organizers are always keen to bring some star power, so it tends to be one of the more high profile picks around, but often they may want to save the real quality for the main competition, so you'll often end up with something a litt...

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    What Could Play at the 2013 Venice Film Festival? 'Gravity,' 'Captain Phillips,' '12 Years a Slave' and Malick in the Mix

    With the fall festival season only two months away, speculation has begun as to what will play at Venice, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Variety and HitFix think Alfonso Cuaron's space epic "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," s...

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    Predicting The 2013 Venice Film Festival Line-Up: Are 'Gravity,' 'Twelve Years A Slave' & More On The Way?

    We're now about a month on from the end of the Cannes Film Festival, which means that, if we weren't already, it's time to start looking forward to the fall festival season. TIFF, Telluride and NYFF are all sneaking up, and just before them comes the Venice Film Festival, whichcelebrates its 70th an...

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    LAFF: Bernard Rose and Danny Huston Reunite with 'Boxing Day,' Third in Tolstoy Series (VIDEO)

    Transplanted Brit writer-director Bernard Rose and Hollywood scion Danny Huston have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship. Casting Huston in "IVANSXTC," a llittle-seen 2002 success d'estime that in many ways presaged the indie digital age, jumpstarted the would-be director's career as an actor. ...

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    Paul Schrader to Head Orizzonti Jury at 70th Venice Film Festival, 'The Canyons' Will Screen Out of Competition

    Director and screenwriter Paul Schrader has been chosen as the president of the International Jury for the Orizzonti section of the upcoming Venice International Film Festival, celebrating its 70th year this August. Schrader's new film "The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, ...

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