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    Participate in Live Q and A with Angelina Jolie Tonight at 8pm EST

    After visiting the President last night to talk about "preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women" Angelina Jolie is doing a live q and a to talk about In the Land of Blood and Honey, her film tonight at 8pmEST/5pmPST.

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    How Will the New Documentary Rules Affect Women Filmmakers?

    When I read the NY Times story earlier this week about the proposed changes for films to qualify for a documentary Academy Award nomination, I wondered how these new rules would affect films by and about women.

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    Sundance Trailer Watch: Middle of Nowhere - Written and Directed by Ava Duvernay

    I am so impressed by this woman and how she is making movies about African American women on her terms. I really liked her first film, I Will Follow. We will try and cover this at Sundance, but here is a taste.

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    Melissa McCarthy News

    A couple of things to talk about on the Melissa McCarthy front.

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    Trailer Watch: Girl in Progress Directed by Patricia Riggen

    I really liked Ms. Riggen's previous film, La Misma Luna.  This could be a big breakthrough role for Eva Mendes taking her to a new place.

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    Swedish Director Lisa Aschan Returns $730,000 Grant

    When is the last time you heard of a filmmaker giving money back?  Well it has happened.  Swedish director Lisa Aschan has turned down a $730,000 grant she was awarded based on the success of her first film She Monkeys (which won the best narrative film at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival) b...

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    2012 Berlinale Rolls Out the Panorama Section With Five Films Directed by Women

    The program for the 2012 Berlinale is rolling out. 20 international films have been announced for inclusion in the Panorama section. Five are directed by women. Keeping count that is just 20%.

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    Maiwenn Included on Best Director List for France's Lumiere Awards

    When I was in Paris in October you could not escape the posters for Maiwenn's Polisse which premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The film was made for about $7 million and it has already grossed almost $20 million in France where it actually beat The Adventures of Tin Tin for two weeks. ...

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    Trailer Watch: The Return Directed by Liza Johnson

    I've been wating for this one since it premiered at the Director's Fortnight at Cannes. It will open in limited release on Feb 10 and on VOD Feb. 28. Linda Cardellini plays a soldier returning from war hoping to pick up her life where she left off, only to realize that it very difficult...

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    Cross-Post: 20 Years of Black Lesbian Cinema Before Pariah

    Cross-Post: 20 Years of Black Lesbian Cinema Before Pariah

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