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    Telluride Film Festival Now Open for Entries

    The Telluride Film Festival is a must-attend cinema celebration that unspools over one long weekend in the mountains of Colorado. Now in its 41st year, the fest has officially announced its call for entries in all categories including student, short and feature-length films.

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    Review: John Turturro Casts Himself Opposite Woody Allen in 'Fading Gigolo'

    Directing himself and Woody Allen in Miami Fest entry 'Fading Gigolo,' triple-threat John Turturro navigates tricky sexual territory with delicacy.

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    Guillermo del Toro's 'The Strain' World Premiere to Close Out the ATX Television Festival

    The drama series starring "House of Cards" actor Corey Stoll and Sean Astin will make its world premiere June 7th at the closing night of Austin's television festival.

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #35: Ivan Kavanagh On Putting His Own Fears Into 'The Canal'

    Irish-born Ivan Kavanagh has been directing films and shorts for the last ten years, beginning with his festival-success "Bandage-Man" in 2003. A lover of horror, he told Indiwire a bit about himself and a lot about what he calls "the unfairly dismissed and neglected genre."

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #34: Jesse Zwick Is Not Sure How He Got Away With Making 'About Alex,' Starring Aubrey Plaza

    Who doesn't want to see more of Max Greenfield, Maggie Grace, and Aubrey Plaza? They all star in Jesse Zwick's directorial debut "About Alex," a comedy about seven college friends who reunite when one of their cadre suffers an emotional breakdown. This film has been a two-year journey for Zwick.

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #33: Chris Messina On How He Completed 'Alex of Venice' While Shooting 'The Mindy Project'

    Chris Messina both directs and stars in "Alex of Venice," a drama about Alex, (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a woman pushed past the comfort zone of everything she knows. Previously known for his work on "The Mindy Project" and HBO's "The Newsroom," this is Messina's directional debut.

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #32: Ilmar Raag Discovers the Russian Reality with 'I Won't Come Back'

    Estonian filmmaker Ilmar Raag comes to Tribeca with "I Won't Come Back," a drama about a woman on the run. Known for "Love is Blind" and "A Lady in Paris," Raag returns to Russia to create a work he promises is "something that would get your heart beating."

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #31: Kief Davidson Finds the Beauty in LEGOs in 'Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary'

    With "The Lego Movie" already turning into a big hit, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kief Davidson should have no trouble finding an audience for his and co-director Daniel Junge's latest documentary. "Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary" explores the immense fan base of the classic children's toy, wh...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #30: Mike Fleiss Takes a Wild Ride into the Life of The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir in 'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir'

    Rhythm guitarist Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead fame has had an exciting life to say the least, even for the likes of a rock star. The musician's life has had so many notable moments that filmmaker Mike Fleiss had a difficult time pinpointing which areas to focus on in his film "The Other One: The ...

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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #29: Bert Marcus Searches for the American Dream in Sports Documentary 'Champs'

    Sports movies tend to focus on the strenuous nature of professional athletics and competition, with few of them ever really managing to depict a larger, more worldly topic. Such is not the case with Bert Marcus' boxing documentary "Champs," which tackles social issues as the American dream and the p...

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