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  • Awards campaign for James Franco is suitably Alien

    Awards campaign for James Franco is suitably Alien
    The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on. So naturally, when...
  • Fox Searchlight Re-releasing '12 Years a Slave' in Theaters

    Oscar hopeful "12 Years a Slave" will get a big push next month when Fox Searchlight re-releases it into theaters. The film will return in select cities beginning Jan. 17. "We are honored to re-release this incredible film to theaters after it debuted...
  • First Look: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as Gay Grooms in 'Love is Strange'

    John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are headed to the chapel in this first released image of the upcoming dramatic comedy "Love is Strange," provided exclusively to Variety. Lithgow and Molina play a gay New York couple who finally decide to tie the knot...
  • Patton Oswalt to Host Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt will host the 29th annual Independent Spirit Awards. The 2014 ceremony, honoring the best in independent film, will take place on March 1 in Santa Monica with the broadcast airing that evening at 10 p.m. ET/PT on IFC. Nominations will be...
  • Indie Spirit Awards Add Editing Category, Returning to IFC

    When the 29th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards take place on March 1, they will not only return to IFC as part of a new two-year deal with the cabler, they will also have a newly added category for editing. The Indie Spirits made these announcements...
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners

    Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners
    It might be a little early in the year to hear the phrase “…and the winners are…” But those words rung throughout BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Saturday -- a happy day for a handful of fimmakers. Film Independent, which...
  • 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Producers Tapped for Piaget Honor

    Film Independent has awarded "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (pictured above) producers Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston its Piaget Producers Award. The award, which comes with a $25,000 grant, was unveiled at the org's Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held...
  • Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'

    Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'
    Though Sundance may be more typically thought of as the place for young and emerging filmmakers, it also has a space for its own veterans. Writer-director Ira Sachs won the festival's grand jury prize in 2005 with "Forty Shades of Blue" and 2012's "Keep...
  • Festival Alternatives Exist for Indie Filmmakers

    The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the entertainment industry evolves and marketplace grows more...
  • Sundance: Festival Suffers From Too Much Brooklyn

    Robert Redford had said that he wanted this year's Sundance film festival, which celebrated its 30th anniversary, to go back to its independent roots. But even as some of the films felt smaller and took bigger risks, that didn't mean they struck a chord...
  • New York Times Stages Online Indie Film Fest With L.A.'s Film Independent (Exclusive)

    The New York Times is hosting its first indie film festival on the Internet, streaming four titles on NYTimes.com for free during September, extending bicoastal relationship with Los Angeles-based nonprofit org Film Independent. Old Gray Lady lined up...