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EXCLUSIVE: Film Fan Story Contest from Film Society of Lincoln Center; Winner Gets Seat

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Thursday a contest to find the ultimate film fan--and drum up some attention for their new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which is set to open officially to the public on June 17, 2011. Open to film audiences worldwide, the Film Society contest will award the winner with a seat at the center, named after them, a friend or loved one.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 19, 2011 6:20 AM
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Production Begins on The Dark Knight Rises

Production has officially begun for The Dark Knight Rises. A bit over a year from now (July 20, 2012) the film will hit theaters and fans will go wild.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 19, 2011 6:06 AM
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Cannes The Artist Reviews: "A Triumph of Artistic Teleportation, A Big Blast of Pure Delight"

Cannes The Artist Reviews: "A Triumph of Artistic Teleportation, A Big Blast of Pure Delight"
Weinstein Co. scooped up French production and last-minute competition entry The Artist before it screened at the fest, and since then it has become a popular title. The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday and I were turned away from one festival screening before I talked us both, as well as LA Weekly's Karina Longworth, into another in the market. It could turn into a worldwide hit, because it's a charmingly accessible Star is Born Hollywood romance set at the same nostalgic turning point as Singing in the Rain: the advent of sound. The film is shot in sparkling black-and-white and it's silent--except for a surging score and a few key percussive moments.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 19, 2011 6:04 AM
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Cannes: Melancholia Raves Overshadowed by Von Trier Tempest; Scorsese's Five Obstructions

You can count on Denmark's puckish auteur Lars von Trier to deliver the goods in Cannes, having shown 12 films here since 1984, from grand prix winner Breaking the Waves (which also starred Stellan Skarsgard) and The Idiots to Manderlay, Palme d'Or-winner Dancer in the Dark and The Antichrist, starring actress winner Charlotte Gainsbourg.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2011 10:08 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence as Hunger Games Star Katniss Everdeen

Here's the first look of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen for Lionsgate's The Hunger Games franchise. She tells EW during their cover interview (the magazine hits stands May 20): "I knew that as soon as I said yes [to the role], my life would change, and I walked around an entire day thinking ‘It’s not too late, I could still go back and do indies, I haven’t said yes yet, it’s not too late.’”
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 18, 2011 8:42 AM
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Teaser Trailer: Super 8 Preview

Well, I finally saw, here at the Star Cinema in Cannes, the 20 minutes of J.J. Abrams' Super 8 (June 10) Paramount had screened to media in New York and exhibitors at CinemaCon. The footage looks very Spielbergian, and serves to set up the film's characters, a group of teen guys and one girl (Elle Fanning) as they film a super 8 movie at a train station, when a truck veers onto the tracks and causes a stupendous train crash that lets out something wicked and alien into the area.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2011 8:29 AM
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68th Venice Film Festival May Feature Polanski, Cronenberg, Solondz, McQueen, Winterbottom, Arnold

Cannes' loss is Venice's gain as departing director Marco Muller heads into either his ultimate year or a contract extension.
  • By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2011 8:00 AM
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Oz: The Great and Powerful: All Star Cast of Williams, Franco, Kunis, Weisz, Braff, Spencer (UPDATE)

The acting chops of Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful are looking good. Michelle Williams is joining the already stellar cast to play the good witch, Glinda. James Franco is Oz, Weisz and Mila Kunis are sisters Evanorah and Theodorah (evil witches of the East and West, respectively). Zach Braff will play Oz's assistant.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 18, 2011 7:55 AM
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Provincetown Film Fest 2011 Lineup: Opens with Perfect Family; Honors Aronofsky, Farmiga, Maysles

The Provincetown International Film Festival lineup of over 50 features, panels and events opens June 15 with The Perfect Family and closes with Master Harold and The Boys.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 18, 2011 6:05 AM
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MGM and Sony Partner on Bond, Dragon Tattoo and Now, 21 Jump Street

MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment are partnering on several projects, from James Bond 23 (November 9, 2012) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to 21 Jump Street. MGM Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum and Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, had announced that they would partner on several projects over five years.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 18, 2011 2:52 AM
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