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CAAMFest Week Two Yields Ang Lee Tribute, Great Docs, an Oscar Contender and More (CLIPS)

Between its two weekends, CAAMFest adheres to a civilized program of evening screenings that begin at 6 pm or later and encourage you to see one or two movies an evening. Here's what I caught during the festival's closing weekend.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • March 27, 2014 10:30 AM
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San Francisco International Film Fest Selects Opening and Closing Night Films

Now in its 57th year, the storied San Francisco International Film Festival has selected its opening and closing night films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 8:36 PM
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Four Films Headed for 2014 COLCOA Documentary Competition (TRAILERS)

LA's French film festival City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) has added four documentaries to its growing competition lineup. The full lineup of the fest, which runs April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America, will be announced April 1.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 6:22 PM
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Can Sexy Scarlett Turn 'Under the Skin' Into an Arthouse Hit? (TRAILER)

Could Sexy Scarlett Johansson turn bizarre sci-fi flick "Under the Skin," Jonathan Glazer's return to filmmaking after a decade, into an arthouse hit?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2014 5:56 PM
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Media Watch: ScreenCrush Adds Departed HuffPo Scribe Mike Ryan EXCLUSIVE

In a key hire, growing entertainment site Screencrush has added ex-Huffington Post scribe Mike Ryan to its small staff.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2014 3:57 PM
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Music Box Films Buys Sundance Audience Award-Winning Doc

Music Box Films has bought all USA rights, excluding TV, to director Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince" from Submarine and Global Screen. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary section, the German/Israeli/British co-production examines one of Israel's prized intelligence sources.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 3:43 PM
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Here's a First Look at Hot Docs Entry 'Waiting for August' from Romania (TRAILER)

From director Teodora Ana Mihai comes "Waiting for August," a slow-boil Romanian social doc about a 15-year-old girl who must care for her six siblings while her mother makes ends meet abroad.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 3:24 PM
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Get Ready for HBO’s Tech Comedy ‘Silicon Valley’ -- It's One of the Best New Series of 2014

The characters in Mike Judge’s new HBO comedy “Silicon Valley” may have little idea how to get their tech startup off the ground and running, but they certainly have what it takes to be at the center of a smart, laugh-out-loud series that could emerge as one of the strongest shows of 2014.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2014 2:27 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Nathan Silver's NYC Indie Fave 'Soft in the Head'

TOH! has scored a trailer exclusive to New York filmmaker Nathan Silver's "Soft in the Head," an ode to lost souls in NYC that has played the circuit over the last year at the Sarasota, Brooklyn, Buenos Aires and Vancouver film festivals.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2014 2:08 PM
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Tribeca Adds Music Docs from Alex Gibney and 'Berberian Sound Studio' Director Peter Strickland

They can't have Tribeca without Alex Gibney. And so today's announcement that the prolific documentarian's newest film, an untitled James Brown doc, is a new addition to the upcoming 2014 fest makes sense. Also added to the lineup is another music-oriented doc, "Bjork: Biophilia Live," directed by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, and making its world premiere.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2014 11:58 AM
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