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San Francisco International Film Festival Reveals Feature Film Competition Slates

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 24–May 8, has revealed the films in competition for the New Directors Prize, as well as the Golden Gate Award contenders in the documentary feature category.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 2:02 PM
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How Did Darren Aronofsky Build 'Noah''s Ark? Watch and Find Out (VIDEO)

A new featurette has arrived for Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah," wherein the director takes us through the process of building a key set piece: the ark. In the video, Aronofsky and his production designer Mark Friedberg discuss how the dimensions of the ark are laid out in the Bible. As opposed to a ship-like structure with a bow (the conventional image of Noah's ark), the structure is actually described as a giant box, which is exactly what the "Noah" team have made.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 12:58 PM
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WATCH: Wes Anderson Guides Us Through a Pivotal and Very Funny Scene in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

This week's NY Times Anatomy of a Scene video featurette sees director Wes Anderson discuss a pivotal scene from his delightful adventure romp "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which arrives in theaters March 7. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 12:27 PM
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Abbas Kiarostami to Head the 2014 Cannes Short Film and Cinefondation Jury

Cannes has selected Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami (“Certified Copy,” “Like Someone In Love”) to be president of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury at the 2014 edition of the fest, running May 14-25.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 12:01 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival Unveils Lineups for Spotlight, Midnight and Special Screenings Sections

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the selections for its Storyscapes program.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 11:58 AM
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Director Marjane Satrapi's Sundance Fave 'The Voices' Gets a US Distributor

From the Iranian-born director of "Chicken with Plums" and the Oscar-nominated "Persepolis," Marjane Satrapi's "The Voices," starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick, has finally found a US distributor after its Sundance 2014 premiere.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 5, 2014 5:02 PM
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First Look: Jeremy Renner Blows the Whistle on a Sprawling Conspiracy in 'Kill The Messenger'

Focus Features has set a release date for "Homeland" executive producer and director Michael Cuesta's upcoming conspiracy thriller "Kill The Messenger," starring Jeremy Renner.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 5, 2014 4:30 PM
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San Francisco Film Society Selects 15 Finalists for Spring 2014 Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society and Kenneth Rainin Foundation have selected 15 finalists for the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants. More than $300,000 will be awarded to one or more of the narrative feature film project finalists listed below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 5, 2014 2:12 PM
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WATCH: Lovely 20-Minute Tribute to the Career of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Editor and filmmaker Caleb Slain was inspired to make "P.S. Hoffman," a moving 20-minute tribute to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Watch below. Per Slain's description of the tribute, it took him 200 hours to condense Hoffman's 47 films into the piece.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 5, 2014 1:52 PM
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BOND360's Marc Schiller on Why 'Particle Fever' Is the Future of DIY Film Distribution (TRAILERS)

Back in February, the Barnes Brothers attempted to shoot a documentary about the lives of Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook and other touring songwriters residing in the burgeoning East Nashville neighborhood. Well, they failed. Drugs and booze took over. What they ended up with is "East Nashville Tonight." "East Nashville Tonight'" provides "a wonderful opportunity to start to learn what works and doesn't work," says BOND 360 CEO Marc Schiller, "and also understand how to maximize the relationship we have with fans and audiences to grow the business."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 5, 2014 1:27 PM
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