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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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    The Whistleblower - directed by Larysa Kondracki and written by Kondracki and Eilis Kirwan

    When I was growing up the thing that scared the crap out of me was nuclear war. For many years I was convinced that we were all going to radiated away. So when I saw Silkwood it resonated with me in a profound way.

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    Interview with Larysa Kondracki - Director of The Whistleblower

    Women and Hollywood: How did you come up with the idea for the film? Larysa Kondracki: I am a Ukrainian Canadian, and the issue of sex-trafficking was very much being discussed in my community. My mother handed me a book, and I was very much drawn to the subject. But it was when I read about Kathy's...

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    Interview with Amy Wendel - Director of All She Can

    In All She Can Luz wants to get the hell out of Benavides, Texas. The way she can get out is either through the Army or through a weight lifting scholarship to college. Her brother is in the Army and she has seen his dream of college disappearing and that’s not for her. So she’s going to lift her...

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    Chicken and Egg Pictures Announces 2011 Grants

    Chicken and Egg Pictures supports women filmmakers who are telling the tough stories. They just gave out their latest round of grants. One of the the organization's co-founders filmmaker Judith Helfand spoke about this latest round of grants.

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