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Toronto World Premieres: What Did They Get?

When Piers Handling, CEO and Director of the Toronto International Film Festival and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF announced the new rules for 2014's fall lineup--no world premieres at Telluride if you want a first opening weekend gala slot--they may not have realized that they were setting themselves up with the media.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 22, 2014 12:45 PM
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WATCH EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Sundance Grand Jury Winning Doc 'Rich Hill'

Watch a clip from Sundance Grand Jury-winning doc 'Rich Hill,' exclusive to TOH!
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 6:44 PM
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How Did 'Birdman,' 'Gone Girl,' 'Inherent Vice' and 'Imitation Game' Land Key Fall Festival Slots?

Everyone in Hollywood reads the industry tea leaves, the probable truth behind every announcement and its attendant spin. As the awards season takes shape, three major releases are jockeying for position: "Gone Girl," "Inherent Vice" and "Birdman." The Hollywood studios, indie distributors, Oscar campaigners and strategists were pushing the New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12) for their awards hopefuls, wanting to land a coveted gala slot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 3:33 PM
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Will Paul Thomas Anderson World Premiere 'Inherent Vice' at the New York Film Festival, or Sneak It First?

As expected, Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Inherent Vice" will world premiere at the upcoming 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 – October 12) as the Centerpiece gala on Saturday October 4. But will the maverick filmmaker sneak preview it in another venue before he arrives at Lincoln Center?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2014 4:51 PM
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Best of the Week: Peter Biskind's New Hollywood, The Beatles, Marquez & Kurosawa & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 19, 2014 2:44 PM
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Venice Film Festival Awards Golden Lions to Thelma Schoonmaker and Frederick Wiseman

The Venice International Film Festival, now celebrating its 71st birthday, has named film editor Thelma Schoonmaker and film director Frederick Wiseman as recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 18, 2014 3:03 PM
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SCREEN TALK: Festival Updates, Fall Hopefuls, New Openers from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, Fox vs. Time Warner

David Fincher is back for the opening night of the New York Film Festival with Ben Affleck-starrer "Gone Girl." What folks really care about, says Indiewire's Eric Kohn on our sixth Screen Talk podcast (now on iTunes!) is that the opening night party is returning to Tavern on the Green. We talk about changes at various festivals, the movies that carry expectations as the fall award season gets under way, from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, and several movies coming out this weekend. We dig into Rupert Murdoch's attempted takeover of Time Warner.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2014 11:50 AM
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Films That Popped at Karlovy Vary, from Live Bjork and Primal Behavior to Tracking a Revolution

What makes a movie pop at a film festival? The shock of the new.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 15, 2014 7:02 PM
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David Ansen's Departure from Los Angeles Film Festival Signals New Direction for Fest

After five years at Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, Artistic Director David Ansen is leaving to go back to writing. Also leaving is programmer Doug Jones, who takes 12 years of institutional memory with him. Very much in charge is LAFF's high-powered LAFF director, producer Stephanie Allain ("Boyz 'n the Hood"), who is pulling her friend Elvis Mitchell into a more prominent role as year-round "curator."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 14, 2014 5:28 PM
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New Restoration of Resnais' 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' Will Debut at New York Film Fest

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that Rialto Pictures' upcoming 4K restoration of Alain Resnais' seminal film debut, "Hiroshima Mon Amour," will have its US premiere during the 2014 New York Film Festival. A theatrical run at the Film Society follows on October 17.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 14, 2014 3:17 PM
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