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Ulrich Seidl’s Polarizing 'Paradise' Trilogy Acquired By Strand For USA Release (Other Territories)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 10, 2012 10:01 AM
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A quick recap... Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise franchise of films, which follows 3 individual though interconnected stories of 3 women in love in 3 different locations, and is now being released as three separate feature films, instead of 1 - Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith and Paradise: Hope, has been picked up for USA distribution by Strand Releasing, with a 2013 release for all three films planned, starting in the first quarter.

TIFF Review - Shola Lynch's Sobering, Candid 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2012 9:33 PM
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Question: You had a pretty bourgeois and comfortable childhood, in Birmingham; and so did your sister [Angela]; can you trace the development of someone from that kind of background into a revolutionary and Marxist person?

Box Office: Newbie 'Detropia' Strong, While Oldies ('Sparkle,' 'Madea,' Others) A Mixed Bag

  • By Courtney
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  • September 9, 2012 2:09 PM
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Of note this weekend, with respect to new films with people of Africa descent at the center of their narratives, the independently-released documentary, Detropia, which opened on just 1 screen in New York City (at IFC Center), grossed $18,400. Look for announcements of cities it'll expand to for next weekend.

First Look Footage From Sudz Sutherland's Indie Deportation Drama 'Home Again' (TIFF Premiere)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 8, 2012 1:07 PM
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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) lineup at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival includes premieres of three new feature films by acclaimed Toronto directors, showcasing the NFB’s role in unique and innovative Canadian cinema.

Preview 'Central Park Tale' ('West Side Story' Retold As Animated Hip-Hop Feature Starring Squirrels)

  • By Courtney
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  • September 8, 2012 12:40 PM
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This could be really interesting, and I'd support it.

Confirmed! Sanaa Lathan Will Star In Poker Drama 'All In' From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

  • By Courtney
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  • September 8, 2012 12:13 PM
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First, recapping what Tambay wrote about this 3 days ago:

108 Media, Paladin Take North American Rights To Michel Gondry's Bronx Tale 'The We & The I'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 8, 2012 11:50 AM
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108 Media and Paladin have picked up all North American rights to Michel Gondry's Bronx tale The We and The I at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film is making its North American screening debut.

Report: Senegal Anguishes Over 'Slow Death' Of Its Film Industry

  • By Courtney
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  • September 8, 2012 11:13 AM
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Senegal was once at the forefront of African cinema, with directors like Ousmane Sembene and Djibril Diop Mambety receiving international acclaim in the years after the country's independence from France in 1960.

Idris Elba Is Fidgety In New 'Prometheus' Viral Clip, Ahead Of Digital HD Release

  • By Courtney
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  • September 8, 2012 10:38 AM
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The movie is behind most of us by now, some more disappointed than others, but that hasn't stopped the viral campaign. We suppose it could be as a lead-up-to the film's home video release.

Get Ready - New Bobby Brown Reality Series Set For BET

  • By Sergio
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  • September 8, 2012 10:13 AM
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I'm sure many of you still have sad memories of the 2005 Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown. Two out-of-control people making fools of themselves in public and in private. And yet, as the old saying goes, it was like watching the aftermath of a car wreck - you just couldn't turn away.

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