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Wroc and Roll: 5th American Film Festival, Poland

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Recently announced as a European Capital of Culture for 2016, the picturesque western Polish city of Wroclaw (actually pronounced Vrotz-wav, thus rendering the title pun sadly unworkable) welcomed an extremely distinguished guest for its fifth annual American Film Festival: none…  Read more

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Boyhood, Birdman, CITIZENFOUR, and More Receive 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards

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Nominees were announced this morning for the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP, with Richard Linklater’s Boyhood receiving the most nominations, including Best Picture. Birdman received two awards, including Best Director (for Alejandro G. Iñárritu) and Best Actor…  Read more

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Little Accidents Director Sara Colangelo Wins Tangerine Juice Award at the Hamptons

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Congratulations to Filmmaker 25 New Face Sara Colangelo, who was awarded today the Tangerine Juice Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Created to honor a female first- or second-time narrative feature director, the prize comes with $1,000 cash and…  Read more

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Mad Men: The NYFF’s Go-To Films (II)

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Can we permanently delete the term “home stretch” in a festival context? All right then. In the NYFF’s final week, the best fiction in the Main Slate is stronger (arguably) and more obscure (undoubtedly) than just about everything that has…  Read more

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