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    Join a Deadly Paradise for Cult Followers in 'The Sacrament'

    Pairing the abhorrent Jonestown Massacre with the terrifyingly immersive capabilities of found footage horror, Mumblecore director TI West brings such murderous fervor to the 21 century in "The Sacrament".

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    Watch: Anna Kendrick in Charming New Trailer for Joe Swanberg's Family Comedy 'Happy Christmas'

    The new trailer has been released for Joe Swanberg's latest film "Happy Christmas"--the director's first foray into 16mm since film school.

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    Review: Indie Chiller 'Proxy' Mixes Pop Psychology With Horror Movie Clichés

    There's something deeply mysterious to some about pregnancy. It's a beautiful, important, wholly miraculous event that still carries with it an element of the unknown. And that element, that nagging itch at the back of every parent or would-be parent's mind, is the kind of thing that is ripe for cin...

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    Watch: Strong Female Performances Anchor Unsettling 'Proxy' Trailer

    Horror films have a notorious habit of minimizing women and turning them into nothing more than victims. But the upcoming "Proxy," ensures that its female leads have a much more dominant presence. Writer/director Zack Parker, who most recently brought us another female-centric thriller, "Scalene," n...

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    Museum of Moving Image Will Host a Joe Swanberg Weekend

    The incredibly prolific Joe Swanberg, whose most recent film "Happy Christmas" recently premiered at Sundance, will be the subject of weekend retrospective at the Museum of Moving Image in Queens, New York. The filmmaker will be present at all of the screenings.

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    The Ones To Watch: 20 Breakout Actors, Directors & Talents From The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Because we're usually far too busy for the partying and snowboarding, the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival are, of course, the movies themselves. But almost as pleasurable as the films, is discovering new voices and talent, and seeing for the first time the performers and filmmakers whose ca...

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    Review: Joe Swanberg's Mumblecore Murder Mystery '24 Exposures'

    Last year, Joe Swanberg, the indie filmmaking titan and godfather of the so-called mumblecore movement, made a slight bid for the mainstream with “Drinking Buddies”—a more conventional romantic comedy that featured recognizable actors (like Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick) and a wide-ish release cour...

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    How I Shot That: Filming the Sundance Drama 'Happy Christmas' with Minimal Lighting

    Christmas parties wouldn't exist without the countless lights used for decoration, which made for an interesting experience for cinematographer Ben Richardson, who most recently went to Sundance with the Oscar-nominated "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and now returns with Joe Swanberg's Anna Kendrick-...

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    Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg Keeps Maturing with Strong Family Comedy 'Happy Christmas'

    As Joe Swanberg matures as a filmmaker, he's beginning to look at what happens to the Mumblecore generation once they get older: They're not yet middle-aged, but they're also no longer comfortably in the aimless twentysomething sweet spot that once defined the genre.

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    The 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This December: 'Some Velvet Morning, New Joe Swanberg and More

    To help you figure out what to watch on VOD this month, we've compiled a list of the 10 best indies new to VOD this month. Click on film title to learn more.

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