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    Trailer Watch: The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

    Mila Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, the world's most genetically blessed janitor. Yes, really.

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    Melissa Leo Steps Up to Fund Women Screenwriters

    Having distinguished herself onscreen, Leo is doing the same behind the scenes. At the Whistler Film Festival, a showcase and celebration of new Canadian talent, Leo answered a "ballsy" call for increased funding for women screenwriters.

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    A Look Back at November's Women-Directed Movies

    Descriptions of all the women-directed films in November.

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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Sundance US Competition List a Disappointing Tumble from Last Year's Equality Benchmark

    At last year's Sundance, the future looked rosy, with half of all U.S. narrative features and documentaries on the Park City festival lineup coming from female filmmakers. It was a promising benchmark -- and sadly, not one to be reached next year.

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    Director Anna Condo: "Cosmetic Surgery is Ruining Cinema"

    Merry Christmas director Anna Condo writes an ode to her muse, septuagenarian actress Alexandra Stewart -- and explains what makes an actress truly great.

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures Helped Fund 23 Documentaries by Women Directors This Year

    Chicken & Egg Pictures, the "only nonprofit film fund devoted solely to supporting women documentary directors," announced last week that it would help support 23 nonfiction features this year.

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    Teen Heroines Kick Box-Office Ass During Holiday Weekend

    Move along, Black Friday. Thanksgiving weekend belonged to Katniss Everdeen and Frozen's Anna, who helped propel female heroines to the top of the box office. Not only did The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen land on everyone's must-see list, but they shattered plenty of records along the...

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    Gender Inequality in Film: In Infographic Form

    Following the record-breaking opening of "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" last weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any advancements women are making in film-- and create an infographic based on their findings.

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    The Punk Singer Director Sini Anderson: "It's Not Hard to be Drawn to Kathleen Hanna's Story"

    An in-depth interview with documentary filmmaker Sini Anderson, whose latest film, The Punk Singer, about Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, opens on November 29.

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