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  • AFM: France's Wide Drives Into Euro Arthouse Genre with 'Cruel,' 'Homesick' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Acquiring international sales rights to "Cruel" and now "Homesick," Paris-based sales company Wide is driving into European genre/arthouse as it builds up to the American Film Market where one flagship title is Toronto Festival hit "Margarita With a...
  • Naomi Watts looks to comedy, and a lighter career

    Naomi Watts looks to comedy, and a lighter career
    Dressed in an oversized night shirt, Naomi Watts moved stealthily across the darkened suburban house where she was shooting her new movie, stepping toward a couch where a teenage actor playing her son lay asleep. In one swoop the actress leaned over,...
  • Film Review: 'The Connection'

    The lesser-known but no less interesting Euro side of "The French Connection" story finally gets its due in Cedric Jimenez's "The Connection" (aka "La French"), a meaty, export-ready true-crime saga -- and relatively safe bet for U.S. distrib Drafthouse...
  • Baseball film 'Vancouver Asahi' to debut at Hawaii film fest on Oahu

    Baseball film 'Vancouver Asahi' to debut at Hawaii film fest on Oahu
    The Hawaii International Film Festival, which includes various genres from 45 countries, returns to Oahu beginning Friday with the U.S. premiere of the true story of a group of Japanese-Canadian kids who formed a baseball team a century ago in Vancouver....
  • How Eddie Redmayne Became Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'

    Eddie Redmayne always knew that the toughest critic of "The Theory of Everything" would be the man he portrays onscreen -- Stephen Hawking. The 72-year-old physicist recently made the trek from his home in Cambridge, England, to Working Title's production...
  • Aspiration Media Launches with 'Noble' Biopic About Children's Rights Advocate

    Aspiration Media -- a distributor aiming at the "aspirational" audience -- is launching with the acquisition of "Noble," a biopic about children's rights advocate Christina Noble. Aspiration will release "Noble," directed by Stephen Bradley, in the...
  • Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' Set for Oscar-Qualifying Release via Cinelou's New Label

    Cinelou Films producers Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon are launching Cinelou Releasing - starting with an awards-season release of Jennifer Aniston's dark comedy "Cake." The new label will open "Cake" for a one-week qualifying run in December, followed...
  • Watch: Vampire Thriller 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' Trailer

    Just in time for Halloween, Vice Films has debuted the trailer for the creepy vampire indie "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night." The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to good reviews, is a black-and-white thriller set in Iran from Ana...
  • Lynn Shelton follows her own direction in 'Laggies'

    Lynn Shelton follows her own direction in 'Laggies'
    Her first day on the Seattle set of the comedy "Laggies," Keira Knightley noticed something unusual about her director, Lynn Shelton: She knew all the grips' names. "Most directors are like generals or dictators, because it is like an army that's...
  • Takeshi Kitano Tired of Gangsters and Commercial Constraints

    TOKYO -- The mainstream Japanese film industry came in for a surprising volume of criticism Saturday at a Tokyo event intended to celebrate the iconic comedian, actor and director Takeshi Kitano. The occasion was an on-stage session at which Kitano was...
  • Comedies, drama, even Mafia supplant conflict at Israel Film Festival

     Comedies, drama, even Mafia supplant conflict at Israel Film Festival
    It's a change three decades in the making, said the founder and executive director of the Israel Film Festival: a real coming of age of Israeli cinema. "We had a lot of films about the Arab-Israeli conflict," said Meir Fenigstein, who has presented...