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    Toronto 2012: Magnolia Pictures Acquires Holocaust Doc 'No Place on Earth'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. theatrical distribution rights to the documentary “No Place on Earth,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday. The company plans a 2013 theatrical release.

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    TIFF Futures: 'A Late Quartet' Writer and Director Yaron Zilberman On "The Beauty and Inevitable Pain of Being Alive"

    Yaron Zilberman's "A Late Quartet" centers on the members of a Manhattan-based string quartet who have been performing together for 25 years, and the resounding effects of the cellist's departure from the group. For his first feature film, Zilberman assembled an exceptional cast that includes Cather...

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    Toronto 2012: IFC Films Buys Mira Nair's “The Reluctant Fundamentalist," Starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland

    In its second buy of the Toronto film festival, IFC Films has acquired all North American rights to “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” from director Mira Nair. Earlier in the week, IFC grabbed U.S. rights to the Neil Jordan-directed vampire flick “Byzantium” for a little north o...

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    Toronto 2012: Just What's Going on With Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions? Here Are Some Answers.

    The biggest surprise of the Toronto film festival has been the vacuum-like acquisitions fervor of the Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions team. In the midst of Toronto market fever, Indiewire asked the very busy Jason Constantine, LGF's acquisitions president, to explain the week’s anomalous activity.

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    Living History: TIFF Doc 'No Place On Earth' Explores Remarkable Story of 38 Jews Who Hid In a Cave For 511 Days

    In 1993 American cave enthusiast Christopher Nicola traveled to western Ukraine in hopes of learning more about his ancestry and to explore Priest’s Grotto, one of the longest caves in the world. Once deep inside, while traversing areas believed to only be accessible by experienced cavers wit...

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    'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' Goes to Tribeca, Features 50 Cent, Sarandon, Eminem, Harrelson & 'The Wire''s David Simon

    Tribeca Film takes US rights to Matthew Cooke's "How to Make Money Selling Drugs." The doc looks at the both sides of the "war on drugs," and includes interviews with 50 Cent, 'The Wire' producer David Simon, Arianna Huffington, Woody Harrelson, Eminem and Susan Sarandon, plus the infamous drug king...

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    Toronto 2012: Pablo Trapero’s 'White Elephant' Poached by Strand Releasing for the U.S.

    In what’s shaping up to be a busy morning for buyers and sellers closing deals at the Toronto International Film Festival, Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Pablo Trapero’s “White Elephant.” The specialty distributor, which has partnered with Trapero on previou...

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    Toronto 2012: Tribeca Film Pockets 'How to Make Money Selling Drugs' for U.S.

    Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to the Matthew Cooke-directed documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” which had its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The New York-based distributor plans a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in 2013.

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    Freed Winona: Ryder On Her Troubled Past, 'Iceman' Present and Ruth Gordon Future

    "I’ve loved making movies," Winona Ryder said in Toronto earlier this week when reflecting back on her 26-year career. "I feel like I’ve been so lucky because I’ve gotten to be in movies that are some of my favorites, regardless of my being in them -- like 'Heath...

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    Toronto 2012: HBO Picks Up Tom Donahue Doc 'Casting By,' Also Circling Liz Garbus' 'Love, Marilyn'

    "Casting By," the new documentary by "Guest of Cindy Sherman" director Tom Donahue, has been acquired for TV by HBO. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday and next screens at the New York Film Festival October 12.

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