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    Meet the LAFF Filmmaker #8: 'Thursday Till Sunday' Director Dominga Sotomayor

    Four of "Thursday Till Sunday" director Dominga Sotomayor's short films have travelled to festivals. "November" and "Below" during his time studying as an Audiovisual Director at Universidad Católica de Chile, and "Videogame" and "The Mountain&...

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    FUTURES: YouTube Animation Sensation Julia Pott

    Why She's On Our Radar: London-raised, New York-based animator Julia Pott's brilliant animations have received over a million hits on YouTube, thanks largely in part to her web breakout "My First Crush." The film sets Pott's signature hand-drawn animals to recordings of people discussing their awkw...

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    Chinese TV Execs Balk at Inclusion of 'Ai Weiwei' Film as Sheffield Doc/Fest Gets Underway

    What's a film festival opening day without a little controversy?

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmakers #7: 'Crazy and Thief' Director Cory McAbee

    "Crazy and Thief" director Cory McAbee's roots are musical. "When I was young I painted and performed music," he says, adding that his first films were "hand-painted animated musicals. His first two features were "The American Astromaut" (a musical comedy/sci-f...

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    Alec Baldwin, 'Sugar Man,' 'Detropia' Headline Hamptons Fest Summer Doc Series

    The Hamptons International Film Festival, working in partnership with Guild Hall, has announced its annual SummerDocs series, hosted by Alec Baldwin. Kicking off this year's series is Malik Bendjelloul's Sundance hit "Searching for Sugar Man." The Sony Pictures Classics release ...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmakers #6: 'Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives' Directors Sara Lamm & Mary Wigmore

    "Birth Story" co-directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore have both made documentaries before; Lamm directed "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox" and Wigmore tackled Ashtanga yoga founder Sri K. Pattabni in "Ashtanga, NY." They're also both mothers and say that in order to...

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    Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers #5: 'Sun Kissed' Directors Maya Stark & Adi Lavy

    Directors Maya Stark and Adi Lavy are both originally from Israel, but have been living in New York for the past 14 years. Stark initially desired to make fiction films, but says she became more of an observer than a dreamer during film school. "I wanted to make sense of the world around me and...

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    Aaron Hillis Leaves Position as Curator of reRun Gastropub, Theater To Close Indefinitely

    New York-based film journalist and programmer Aaron Hillis announced today in an email to friends and colleagues that he will be stepping down as curator for the reRun Gastropub Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Hillis served as the inaugural curator for the theater, a 60-seat venue located in the back of...

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    Showtime Ending 'Weeds' After Its Upcoming Eighth Season

    Showtime's widowed-MILF-sells-pot dramedy "Weeds" will come to an end after its upcoming eighth season, which kicks off Sunday, July 1st at 10pm, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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    'The Woman in the Fifth' Star Ethan Hawke Gets Personal and Talks 'Before Sunset' Follow-Up

    "I think there’s something kind of fun when you can blur the lines between fiction and nonfiction, where you can bring yourself to the character and then bring the character to you – you’re not even sure where one begins."

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