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Tribeca 2012: Irwin Winkler to Preside Over Star-Packed Jury

Producer-director Irwin Winkler ("Rocky," "Goodfellas," "Life as a House") will serve as President of Tribeca 2012's (April 18-29) jury, which includes thirty-nine industry folks and many actors, from vets Patricia Clarkson and Susan Sarandon to Olivia Wilde and Shailene Woodley, as well as filmmakers Michael Moore, Mike Newell, Stuart Blumberg, Lucy Walker and Brett Ratner. Divided into six competitive caterogies, the jurors will chose winners to be announced on April 26 at the Awards Night ceremony hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The awards will be live streamed here.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 16, 2012 12:59 PM
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Best of TOH Week That Was: In the Works, Fests, Interviews, Tarantino Updates, and Woody Allen Comes Home

Weekend movie guide: We recommend "The Cabin in the Woods" (our review here) and "The Lady" (Weekend Preview). For something more retro, Immersed in Movies reviews the restored "Two for the Road" (which will debut at TCM Classic Film Fest). For a thoughtful Foreign Oscar nominee, try "Monsieur Lazhar" (director Falardeau talks here).
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  • April 14, 2012 1:42 PM
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Immersed in Movies: A Restored 'Two for the Road' Premieres at the TCM Festival

Of all the restorations being touted at this weekend's third annual TCM Classic Film Festival, the one I'm most excited about is "Two for the Road," screening Friday at the Chinese (with a guest appearance by director Stanley Donen). The Mod, bittersweet, time-warping rom-com from 1967 has Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney at their very best.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 13, 2012 1:38 PM
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Woody Allen Sends Some Roman Love To LA Film Fest

While Woody Allen is skipping Cannes--because "To Rome with Love" is opening April 20 in Italy--he's bringing "To Rome with Love" to Los Angeles to open the LA Film Festival on June 14. It will be its North American premiere.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 12, 2012 1:49 PM
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Cannes Watch: Tim Roth To Lead Un Certain Regard Jury

The Festival du Cannes has named Brit character actor Tim Roth (TV's "Lie to Me") as president of the Un Certain Regard jury. Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux will announce the sidebar of twenty films, which is part of the Selection Officielle and packed with world premieres, at the same time as the main competition program on April 19.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2012 1:00 PM
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Lionsgate Completes International Overhaul Before Cannes

As we reported, post January's merger with Summit, Lionsgate has reorganized its international team in the wake of two departing executives. As expected, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Patrick Wachsberger will lead the international group at the Cannes market.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2012 11:46 AM
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Cannes: Director's Fortnight to Give Golden Coach Award to Turkey's Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey's reigning auteur director, will receive the French Directors Guild's coveted Carosse d'Or at the May 17 opening night ceremony for sidebar the Director's Fortnight (The Quinzaine) at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 10, 2012 4:29 PM
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IN THE WORKS: Wild Bunch, CAA Will Sell David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake at Cannes

Wild Bunch and CAA will sell territories at the upcoming Cannes market for David Gordon Green's remake of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic, "Suspiria." The film will shoot in September.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 10, 2012 3:18 PM
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EXCLUSIVE First Look Clip: Kat Coiro's Tribeca Premiere 'While We Were Here'

Writer-director Kat Coiro's "While We Were Here" debuts at Tribeca on April 21. Our exclusive first-look clip is below. Shot on the glorious Amalfi Coast in black and white, Coiro's second feature (after cutesy trifle "L!fe Happens," in limited release this month) stars Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg and Jamie Blackley.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 10, 2012 2:08 PM
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets Dates for January/February 2013

Now that the Academy Award show has set its dates, so is everyone else. Award-centric Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which books its tribute shows with an eye on the Oscars, will launch the 28th SBIFF on Thursday, January 24, 2013; it will run through Sunday, February 3.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 9, 2012 3:10 PM
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