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'Silver Linings Playbook' to Open Film Independent Forum

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood October 4, 2012 at 1:07PM

As part of Weinstein Co.'s ongoing push for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," currently at the top of many Oscar pundit's charts in the race for Best Picture, the edgy comedy will launch this year's Film Independent Forum to be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America.
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Bradley Cooper in 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Bradley Cooper in 'Silver Linings Playbook'

As part of Weinstein Co.'s ongoing push for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," currently at the top of many Oscar pundit's charts in the race for Best Picture, the fedgy comedy will launch this year's Film Independent Forum to be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America.

The film, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, opened to strong reviews at the Toronto Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Jonathan Gordon, editor Jay Cassidy and additional panelists that are yet to be announced.

Other panelists participating in this year's Forum are Rian Johnson ("Looper"), Jay Duplass ("Jeff Who Lives at Home"), Lynn Shelton ("Your Sister's Sister") and Sheldon Candis ("LUV"). 



Here's our coverage of last year's keynote, delivered by fillmaker Werner Herzog.

Sign up for the filmindependent.org/forum 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.