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Film Festival Update: Vail, San Francisco, Sundance London (Video)

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 7, 2012 at 3:48PM

The 2012 Vail Film Festival's line-up of 58 films opens with the U.S. premiere of "The Eye of the Storm," which debuted in Toronto and opened in December in Australia (68% on RT). The family drama from Fred Schepisi ("Roxanne") stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, and Judy Davis, who won Best Actress from the Australian Film Institute.
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Sundance London

The 2012 Vail Film Festival's line-up of 58 films opens with the U.S. premiere of "The Eye of the Storm," which debuted in Toronto and opened in December in Australia (68% on RT). The family drama from Fred Schepisi ("Roxanne") stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, and Judy Davis, who won Best Actress from the Australian Film Insititute (trailer below). The Vail Film Festival starts March 29th and runs until April 1.  See the full schedule here.

Across the pond, Sundance London unveils its inaugural film program -- fourteen narrative and documentary feature films selected from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January of this year. London's Sundance will take place April 26 to 29.

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival has finalized the films competing for the New Directors Prize and the Golden Gate Awards for Documentary. There will be a total of $70,000 awarded to filmmakers during the festival, which runs from April 19 to May 3. Read more about the San Francisco International Film Festival awards here.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.