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Indiewire Redesign Goes Live

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 7, 2011 10:04 PM
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Zhang Yimou's Flowers of War, Starring Christian Bale, Goes to Wrekin Hill

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 7, 2011 8:26 PM
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Soderbergh’s Haywire Premieres at AFI Fest: Review, McHale’s Q & A with Carano, Fassbender, McGregor

By all accounts, the world premiere at Graumann’s Chinese Sunday night of Haywire at AFI FEST was, well, haywire. Sophia Savage was there.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 7, 2011 1:45 PM
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AFM News EXCLUSIVE: Keira Knightley To Star In Effie Gray Biopic Untouched

Keira Knightley is in talks to play the role of artists’ muse Effie Gray in period drama Untouched for Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington (House of Sand), reports Liza Foreman.
  • By Liza Foreman
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  • November 7, 2011 10:38 AM
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Basking in French Cinema Now 2011: from Bachelor Days to Screen Illusion

San Francisco Francophile Meredith Brody reports on the city’s 2011 French Cinema Now.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • November 7, 2011 10:35 AM
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The Latest Insta-Nostalgia Maker: LomoKino

Lomography has launched a camera that might give the Polaroid or Holga a run for their money as a hip, anti-digital, instantly retro accessory. Called the “Super 35 Movie Maker,” the LomoKino camera uses any 35 mm film to capture contemporary scenes in lo-fi light with minimal hand-cranked effort.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 7, 2011 9:27 AM
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Apocalypses Now and Then: Von Trier’s Melancholia vs. Anderson’s Magnolia

In his “Now and Then” column this week, Matt Brennan examines two visionary directors’ takes on the end of the world as we know it — controversial Dane Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (on VOD now, in theaters Friday) and Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling 1999 classic Magnolia.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • November 7, 2011 8:20 AM
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Goldwyn Acquires Global Warming Doc The Island President

The Toronto Film Fest doc audience award-winner The Island President has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films for stateside release in February 2012. The film will be screened at DOC NYC on Tuesday November 8, followed by a Q and A with director Jon Shenk by Michael Moore. Goldwyn has acquired all ancillary U.S. rights including theatrical and home video. The movie follows President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives as he struggles to save his Indian Ocean island archipelago from climate change that threatens to literally drown his country.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 7, 2011 7:26 AM
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AFM News EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Chastain To Star In Princess Di Biopic

Many of the deals announced at the American Film Market will never get made. One hot ticket item that could go forward is current it-girl Jessica Chastain starring as Princess Diana in Caught in Flight, reports Liza Foreman.
  • By Liza Foreman
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  • November 6, 2011 7:53 PM
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European Film Award Nominations Favor Melancholia, The Artist

The European Film Academy nominations for the European Film Awards 2011 at the Seville European Film Festival were voted on by more than 2,500 EFA members who will now vote for winners to be presented during the awards ceremony on December 3 in Berlin. Continuing their march toward Oscar are The Artist and star Jean Dujardin as well as actresses Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 6, 2011 7:52 PM
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