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    Vera Farmiga Steps Up to Direct with Higher Ground

    It's tricky business when you make a movie about religion. Religion elicits such passion that it's hard to get the nuance without sounding preachy or judgmental. But that is exactly what Vera Farmiga has done in her directorial debut. She's made a movie about religion - evangelical Christianity t...

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    Love and Risk in Iran: Circumstance Written and Directed by Maryam Keshavarz

    Here is a piece I wrote on Circumstance written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz for the Human Right Campaign's Equality Magazine, for their Summer 2011 Issue.

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    Guest Post: I Sold My House To Make My Feature by Sloane U'Ren

    I sold my home to make my feature film debut Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads. It's a sci-fi love story that takes place in England in the 1920s and 1930s...a period-science fiction – not exactly what you're supposed to make on a very limited budget! Some people have said 'insane', ...

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    Interview With Lone Scherfig - Director of One Day

    One Day directed by Lone Scherfig tells the story of Emma and Dex played by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Two people who become friends and who stick it out even though there are times when they cannot stand each other. Emma is the grounded one. She's a poor would be writer who takes a long time to find her passion. Dex is a spoiled brat, who doesn't figure out how to get his act together until he realizes that he loves Emma. They become partners and extremely happy later in their relationship which is played out on a single day -- July 15th -- over 20 years. It is a story of friendship and love told through Anne Hathaway's different ...

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    The Hedgehog Written and Directed by Mona Achache

    The Hedgehog is a very unexpectedly touching film. It starts off jarringly, with 11-year-old Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) sick and tired of watching her self possessed family decides she is going to end her life when she turns 12. She takes an old video camera and starts observing those around her apartment building and observes at the building's concierge Renée, an anti-social Tolstoy loving woman. The other person in this triangle of outsiders is Mr. Ozu an apartment resident who is drawn to Renee and actually sees her unlike the rest of the French residents. He draws her out of her shell and they form a friendship, one that ends up i...

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    Trailer Watch: Toast - Directed by SJ Clarkson

    Opens in NY on September 23rd and LA on October 7. Here's the description: "TOAST is the ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain. Based on the heart-wrenchingly bittersweet story of food writer, Nigel Slater’s childhood, and set to the songs of Dusty Springfield, TOAST i...

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    More Toronto Additions

    The Toronto Film Festival added to its already impressive lineup with some women directed films that I've been waiting for. There is a long awaited film from Nancy Savoca and Lynn Shelton's latest. It's going to be a busy week. I cannot wait.

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    Trailer Watch: Hysteria Directed by Tanya Wexler

    Film is about the development of the vibrator and will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

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    Guest Post: Why I Made This Film By S. Caspar Wong

    I’ve been called brave twice in my life.  The first time, I left a comfortable, cushy lawyer job and followed my dream of becoming a filmmaker.  The second time is after people watch this film.  

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    Kathryn Bigelow Goes Political For Next Film

    It was announced in January that Kathryn Bigelow's next film would be on the hunt for Bin-Laden. The story clearly changed when Bin Laden was killed. The ending was set and the stakes got higher. And they got even higher when the release date was announced by Sony (so this clearly means it will g...

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