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    TIFF: Interview with Susanne Bier - Director of Love Is All You Need

    At the Toronto Film Festival you see a lot of heavy movies really early in the morning. Love is All You Need was a most welcome respite from the intensity that was around at the festival. Academy Award winning director Susanne Bier operating at the top of her game goes in a completely different di...

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    Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg Direct Knuckleball

    Who says women can't direct sports movies?  Stern and Sundberg who directed the amazing documentary on Joan Rivers, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work have set their sights now on the world of baseball and the maligned pitchers who are known as knuckleballers.  They get these guys to open up...

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    TIFF Review: The Stories We Tell - Sarah Polley's Effective New Documentary

    Toronto loves Sarah Polley. The display of that love was evident last week at the premiere of her first documentary Stories We Tell which held its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was able to see the film with an audience rather than at a press screening, and the lov...

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    Patricia Riggen Directing Chilean Miners Film, The 33

    It was announced that Patricia Riggen will be directing The 33, the story of the 33 Chilean Miners who were trapped in the San Jose Mine. The film will cover the events leading up to the collapse of the mine and the subsequent rescue efforts through both the miners and their families points of view....

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    DVD and On Demand Round Up- September 13

    This week there is an overwhelming amount of women-centric and created films released on DVD and On Demand. Here’s a round-up of your options to check out over the weekend.

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    Renee Zellweger to Make Directorial and Stage Debuts

    Renée Zellweger is going to be one busy lady.

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    Black Power Takes Center Stage at TIFF With Angela Davis Documentary

    Sunday, a bit of history was explored here in Toronto. The festival premiered Shola Lynch's documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners in one of its gala slots. For a festival that premieres big Hollywood movies and epic films nightly (especially the first weekend) seeing a documentar...

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    Interview with Ruba Nadda - Writer/Director of Inescapable

    To be considered for TIFF Gala status, your movie has to have two things: major stars and major audience interest. Only two Canadian films are getting the Gala treatment this year, and both of them are directed by women.

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    Women Directors News: Amy Berg's Every Secret Thing and Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves

    As we had previously reported, director Amy Berg, whose documentary West of Memphis screened at TIFF, is directing her first narrative feature Every Secret Thing starring Diane Lane with a script adapted by Nicole Holofcener. Over the weekend it was announced that Berg’s new film will be finan...

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    Interview with Bachelorette Writer/Director-Leslye Headland

    I got the chance to talk with the writer and director of Bachelorette Leslye Headland earlier this week.  Here are some thoughts on the film.

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