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BAFTA to Honor Filmmaker Peter Greenaway with Outstanding Brit Contribution to Cinema Award

BAFTA has revealed that award-winning writer-director Peter Greenaway will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the upcoming British Academy Film Awards on February 16.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 11:47 AM
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Seven New Photos from the Set of Peter Greenaway's 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato'

The first photos from the set of Peter Greenaway's new film "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" have surfaced. Though the British filmmaker behind such startlingly radical films as "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) and "The Pillow Book"(1996) has mostly been working on experimental art projects, Greenaway has churned out a couple of features in recent years.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 4, 2014 1:50 PM
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Your Week in Streaming: From Dolan's Punk Spirit to Ruiz's Final Farewell, TIFF Essentials on VOD (TRAILERS)

With the Toronto International Film Festival coming up this month, here are some essential films from the TIFF archives now streaming across VOD platforms.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 2, 2013 4:30 PM
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Is Documentary the Most Exciting Kind of Filmmaking? AFI Docs Fest and Cinedigm's Docurama Launch, Watch Greenaway's 'Act of God' (VIDEO)

Last week New York Magazine published film critic David Edelstein's assessment of current documentary as the most interesting and dynamic genre of cinema. His piece points to the currently unspooling Tribeca Film Festival, which champions documentaries and selected "Mistaken for Strangers" -- a doc about indie rock band The National -- for its opening night. Meanwhile the American Film Institute announced its Opening Night and Centerpiece films for the upcoming AFI Docs festival (June 19-23 in Silver Springs, MD), and Cinedigm is launching Docurama, a seven-week theatrical film series on April 22 in 15 national markets.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2013 2:15 PM
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