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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘The Island President’

This is one of those documentaries designed to make you march out of the theatre and do something to change the world.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Burning Man’

This is a perfectly devastating Australian film about the horror of loss and the futility of refusing to face up to grief.

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Ten Films to Watch for from the Sydney Film Festival

Ten highlights from the Sydney Film Festival that you should look out for on movie screens around the world.

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival: ‘The Price of Sex’ and ‘12 Angry Lebanese’

The Price of Sex and 12 Angry Lebanese illustrate the long, tough struggle of victims, once made invisible, now trying to make themselves known.

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19 May 2011 // 7:16 AM

Lars von Trier says he doesn’t deserve a Palme d’Or

MOUGINS, France — On Wednesday, Lars von Trier set off a worldwide firestorm when, in his typically provocative way, he attempted to make a number of

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18 May 2011 // 7:14 AM

Cannes 2011: The 6 Films You’ll Soon Be Hearing About

Here are six movies you didn't know before that you're almost certainly to know about after the festival shuts its doors.

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12 May 2011 // 6:27 AM

Cannes Film Festival opening all about Woody Allen

CANNES, France — The world’s premier film festival has commenced, and the late 1960s Jerry Schatzberg photograph of Faye Dunaway at the center of this

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Tribeca Film Festival 2011: ‘Roadie’ and ‘Neds’

Michael Cuesta's shambolic going-home comedy, Roadies, and Peter Mullan's study of 1970s Glaswegian youth gangs, Neds, both feature protagonists scrabbling to find themselves.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2011: ‘Carol Channing’ and ‘A Matter of Taste’

At Tribeca, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life and A Matter of Taste document the crafting of outsized personalities.

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28 Apr 2011 // 12:30 PM

Full Frame Film Festival 2011: ‘Project Nim’

This film is about the notorious experiment in the ‘70s to raise a chimpanzee in a human environment and teach it sign language.

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28 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

Full Frame Film Festival 2011: ‘We Still Live Here’

See complete Full Frame coverage here. People speak. People with degrees study speech. The fact that human beings possess language and their tendency to reflect

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28 Apr 2011 // 6:44 AM

Full Frame Film Festival 2011: ‘My Playground’

Hipster architects are fascinated by the activity, and seem to be designing buildings with the intention of allowing maximum access for parkour.

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20 Apr 2011 // 6:20 AM

Tribeca Film Festival turns 10

NEW YORK — The Cannes Film Festival has the South of France; the Tribeca Film Festival has the south of Manhattan. Sundance has Robert Redford; Tribeca

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20 Apr 2011 // 5:21 AM

Tribeca Film Festival strikes a musical chord

NEW YORK — The Cannes Film Festival features movies by international auteurs. The Sundance Film Festival has gained a reputation for scrappy dramas and documentaries. The

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Cannes 2011: Lineup shows Malick, Almodovar and ‘The Beaver,’ but no Payne or Cronenberg

LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival unveiled the lineup for this year’s edition Thursday morning, announcing several highly anticipated titles and confirming that a

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Digital Ghost: Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls Uncle Boonmee

Celebrated film director and visual artist "Thai Joe" talks to PopMatters about the cost of transmigration, hybridity and fantasy, as his Palm D'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives finally bows stateside after traveling the long and winding roads of the international film festival circuit.

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20 Jan 2011 // 10:04 AM

Sundance Film Festival: a critic’s preview

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City may be an out of the way place in a not ordinarily glamorous state, but for 10 days in January, all

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21 Jan 2010 // 4:16 AM

LOS ANGELES — Midnight at the Sundance Film Festival is usually when most Hollywood types are just starting to party. But at this year’s showcase

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Scaled-back Chicago International Film Festival still has plenty to offer

CHICAGO — The Chicago International Film Festival is not immune to the spate of “glass half full or empty” thinking going on in the movie world.

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28 Sep 2009 // 3:53 AM

It’s a wrap: Toronto International Film Festival 2009

The Toronto International Film Festival ended last week, after 10 days of frantic activity that included hundreds of movies, filmmakers, actors, publicists, cellphone-clutching fans and an

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