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    Ruby Sparks- Written by Zoe Kazan and Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton

    It's no surprise that Zoe Kazan who penned the delightful new film Ruby Sparks opening today is a good writer. Both her parents - Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord are also top tier Hollywood screenwriters. Ruby Sparks is the story of Calvin Weir-Fields (played by Kazan's real life boyfrien...

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    Toronto Trailer Watch: Lore - Directed by Cate Shortland

    Australian Director Cate Shortland's first film Somersault was great and this film looks to be even better. This is one at the top of my list to see in Toronto. Music Box has the US rights but no release date has been set.

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    First Toronto 2012 Lineup News - Women Directors

    Unlike the folks at Cannes, Toronto seems to understand that there are many great women directors, making films that can play at the highest level and this year is no different.

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    Women Directors Make Up Half of the 27th International Film Critics Week at the Venice Film Festival

    The 69th Annual Venice International Film Festival announced the lineup for the 27th International Film Critics Week (SIC), the festival’s independent section.  In this year’s selection of films, women directors are prominently featured, comprising 4 of the 8 films (the ninth film, ...

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    Trailer Watch: Detropia - Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

    This doc opens September 7. More info here.

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    Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist to Open The Venice Film Festival

    Mira Nair's new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist will open the 69th Venice Film Festival on August 29th. It will screen out of competition.

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    Trailer Watch: Bachelorette - Written and Directed by Leslye Headland

    This is based on the play by Leslye Headland and premiered at Sundance in January. The more I see information about this movie, the more I want to see it. I am also excited to see more of Rebel Wilson who was hysterical in her scene in Bridesmaids.

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    13 Women Included in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film

    Yesterday, Filmmaker Magazine released its “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” showcasing new and emerging talent in independent film. Within the 25 selections, 37 individuals are recognized -- 8 collaborative teams -- and 13 of the 37 individuals are women.

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    Interview with Lauren Greenfield, Director of Queen of Versailles

    In some ways this movie's subtitle is revenge of the 99%. The film gives you a behind the scenes look of an absurdly wealthy couple -- David and Jackie Siegel-- who are building the largest house in America. 10 kitchens, including a sushi kitchen and a baseball field. Things most people could...

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    Lisa Cholodenko And Kathleen Kennedy Elected to Academy's Board of Governors

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected new members to the board of governors. There are two new members, director Lisa Cholodenko and producer Kathleen Kennedy. Kathleen Kennedy has previously been on the board and Cholodenko is a first time board member elected to the r...

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