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WATCH: Trailer for 'Blue is the Warmest Color,' Palme d'Or Winning Lesbian Romance (FRENCH)

Check out this French trailer for Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color," which was picked up for stateside release by IFC's Sundance Selects, which is likely screening the film at Telluride as well as Toronto before its opening October 25. The three hour film about a lesbian romance isn't eligible to be France's Oscar submission, but the distributor plans an Oscar campaign for newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos as Best Actress.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 17, 2013 4:29 PM
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Telluride to Celebrate Historic Sheridan Opera House's 100th Anniversary with 'A Night at the Movies: 1913'

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Telluride Film Festival and the 100th anniversary of the fest's historic Sheridan Opera House theater, the festival will present "A Night at the Movies: 1913" on August 27. The program includes 90 minutes of short films covering a range of genres, including a featured drama directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish -- who originally appeared on the Opera House stage.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2013 2:58 PM
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Fantastic Fest Unveils Second Wave of Programming: Folman's 'The Congress,' Wheatley's 'A Field in England' and More

Fantastic Fest 2013 has announced its second wave of programming. More genre goodies are included in the updated program, like Ari Folman's Cannes entry "The Congress," starring Robin Wright, "Sightseers" director Ben Wheatley's "A Field in England," Jeremy Sauliner's "Blue Ruin" and more. Full list below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 13, 2013 1:58 PM
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NewFest, New York's LGBT Film Festival, Announces Lineup; Opens with Sundance Favorite 'Concussion'

The 25th annual NewFest, New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival, has announced its lineup of 15 features, four documentaries and 31 shorts. The fest is put on by OutFest and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Check out the program below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 13, 2013 12:51 PM
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TIFF First Looks: Binoche and Owen in 'Words and Pictures,' Franco's 'Child of God'

With the announcement of 75 new titles added to Toronto 2013's lineup, a few new first-look images have arrived as well. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures" as frustrated artists and teachers; the ever-prolific James Franco's "Child of God" stars Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack in the Cormac McCarthy adaptation.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 13, 2013 12:15 PM
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Toronto Announces 75 New Titles, Includes Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises,' Durkin's 'Southcliffe,' Gibney's 'Armstrong Lie' and More

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has announced its second wave of programming. Included in the 75 added titles are new work by Hayao Miyazaki ("The Wind Rises," which recently had its Japanese premiere), Sean Durkin (miniseries "Southcliffe"), Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie," newly acquired for stateside release by Sony Pictures Classics), Kevin Macdonald ("How I Lie Now," starring Saoirse Ronan and Tom Holland) and James Franco ("Child of God," making its North American premiere).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 13, 2013 11:14 AM
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Immersed in Movies: Disney's Mini Comic-Con D23 Showcases Marvel, 'Maleficent,' 'Cinderella' and Oscar-Contenders 'Frozen' and 'Saving Mr. Banks,' But No 'Star Wars'

Despite ignoring "Star Wars: Episode VII," D23 showed off Disney's impressive live-action and animation slate, making it the envy of the industry now that Lucasfilm has joined the fold with Marvel and Pixar.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 12, 2013 4:00 PM
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Best of the Week: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' Falls Festivals in Gear, Interviews with Brie Larson, David Gordon Green, Neill Blomkamp and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • August 9, 2013 5:02 PM
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Errol Morris's Rumsfeld Doc Is Popular on the Fall Festival Circuit, But May Not Play the New York Film Festival

Already one of the fall’s more eagerly anticipated films, “The Unknown Known” – Errol Morris’s take on the beloved Donald Rumsfeld, the very idea of which makes our toes curl -- seems poised to be the biggest doc of the season. Word is that the film has not only been invited to the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals but it's become the first of two docs ever accepted into competition at the Venice Biennale (the other being the homegrown “Sacro Gra” by Gianfranco Rosi).
  • By John Anderson
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  • August 8, 2013 1:47 PM
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New York Film Festival Announces Spike Jonze's 'Her' as Closing Night Gala

A day after its first trailer being released online, Spike Jonze's "Her" has been announced as the Closing Night Gala for the New York Film Festival. It will be making its world premiere at the fest. Check out a new image below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 8, 2013 12:33 PM
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