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  • Cannes-Winner 'Winter Sleep' To Represent Turkey at Oscars

    HONG KONG - Turkey has selected Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film was the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes film festival in May. News of the selection was announced on Twitter by...
  • Box office: 'Most Wanted Man' expands well, 'Calvary,' 'Boyhood' solid

    Box office: 'Most Wanted Man' expands well, 'Calvary,' 'Boyhood' solid
    On a weekend when “Guardians of the Galaxy” overtook the box office with a record August opening of an estimated $94 million, theaters still made room for audiences at other movies. Doubling its screen-count from last week’s opening,...
  • Jon Stewart's Directing Debut 'Rosewater' Scores Awards Season Release Date

    Jon Stewart has already hosted the Oscars. Now he just might get to attend as a nominee. "Rosewater," "The Daily Show" host's directorial debut, just landed a prime awards-friendly release date, positioning it for an awards campaign should the...
  • 'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today

    'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today
    A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today. The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...
  • Jon Stewart's political drama 'Rosewater' set for November release

    Jon Stewart's political drama 'Rosewater' set for November release
    "Rosewater," Jon Stewart's fact-based political drama about the Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, will open in select theaters Nov. 7, a prime fall release date that signifies awards aspirations. The film is based on Bahari's bestselling memoir...
  • SXSW Audience Winner 'Before I Disappear' Picked Up for North American Distribution

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Before I Disappear," five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest. Shawn Christensen directed from his own screenplay and stars with Fatima Ptacek,...
  • Tribeca Winner 'Point and Shoot' Gets U.S. Distribution

    The Orchard has acquired U.S. theatrical and digital rights to Marshall Curry's documentary "Point and Shoot," which won the documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows Matthew VanDyke, a 27-year-old with Obsessive...
  • Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

    Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz....
  • San Sebastian Unveils Seven International Titles in Competition

    The San Sebastian Film Festival, the most prestigious film event in the Spanish-speaking world, unveiled Thursday the first seven international titles that will vie for a Golden Shell in competition. They are Francois Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Bille...
  • Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong

    The Sundance Film Festival is expanding its reach into Hong Kong through a screening series in September. The Sundance Institute and Metroplex will present new American independent films, accompanied by filmmakers and festival organizers at the...
  • Film Review: 'Dancing Arabs'

    A young Arab in Israel struggles to find his place and an identity amid necessary compromises in Eran Riklis' "Dancing Arabs," a film designed to make Jews -- not just Israelis -- comfortable with Arabs. That is, until the finale, when bigoted alarmists...