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From Antonioni to Lynch, BAMcinematek Takes a Second Look at Films 'Booed at Cannes'

Wednesday, the BAMcinematek in Brooklyn kicks off a new series of films "Booed at Cannes," from David Lynch and Martin Scorsese to Antonioni and Fellini.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 8, 2013 1:09 PM
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Cannes Preview: Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' in Black-and-White (and Color?)

The first official image from "Nebraska," Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" follow-up starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. The film will compete for the Palme d'Or at Cannes later this month.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 3:18 PM
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Cannes-Bound FilmNation Expands with $50 Million Bank Infusion

Heading into the Cannes Film Festival market this May is FilmNation Entertainment, led by respected CEO Glen Basner. In just five years, the ex-Weinstein Co. exec has built FilmNation into a leading film sales and production company, and just raised a $50 million capital fusion with an equity-backed, revolving multi-bank credit facility with Bank Of America Merrill Lynch and Union Bank. The company has offices in New York and L.A. with about 28 employees.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2013 2:52 PM
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Cannes Posts Quinzaine Trailer (VIDEO)

The opening night of the Cannes' Director's Fortnight, or Quinzaine, is Ari Folman's "The Congress," a live-action-animated feature starring Robin Wright and Danny Huston (my interview with Folman is coming up). Check out the annual trailer for the two-week Cannes sidebar.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2013 1:19 PM
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Big Year Ahead for TWC's Festival Darling 'Fruitvale Station' (See New Poster)

The first poster for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Fruitvale Station" has been unveiled. TWC's indie drama has already proven to be a festival darling, as the film will screen in Cannes' Un Certain Regard sidebar, before the film hits theaters July 12.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 1:11 PM
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Casting Watch: Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline Head to Paris for 'My Old Lady'

Protagonist Pictures announced today that Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith will star in the Paris-set dramedy "My Old Lady," the feature directorial debut of Israel Horovitz, who adapted the film from his play. Protagonist will take the film to international buyers at Cannes next week.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 12:30 PM
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REVIEW: Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' Wows with Audacious 3-D Visuals, Sags Dramatically

"The Great Gatsby" is a guilty pleasure, a swirling, audacious piece of cinema --in 3-D!--that could prove a crowdpleaser for young audiences. Set during the Roaring Twenties, the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel has been a fave of high school and college kids for decades. It plays young, partly because it's about young people in love--or their idea of love, which judging from this latest take on the story, makes people incredibly stupid.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 6, 2013 1:04 AM
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WATCH: Featurette on Soderbergh's Cannes-Bound 'Behind the Candelabra,' Starring Douglas and Damon

To prep you for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO just released a fantastic 12-minute short movie about the making of the feature. More than getting into the nitty-gritty of the production, these clips cover much of Liberace's biography, psychology, exuberance, and charisma.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 4, 2013 4:27 PM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Kill List' Director Ben Wheatley Talks IFC's 'Sightseers'

Brit filmmaker Ben Wheatley had brought his prior two low-budget features, "Down Terrace" and "Kill List," to the Cannes market. Then he made his proper Cannes debut with "Sightseers" in the Director's Fortnight, an unexpected breakout during an unexceptional year. Then the film played the fest circuit, including Toronto. IFC opens the dark relationship comedy in New York and L.A.on May 10. See my flipcam interview with Wheatley below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2013 1:39 PM
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LISTEN: 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Features Beyonce, Lana Del Rey and More; Watch Live Stream Red Carpet Premiere (VIDEO)

The soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which premiered on May 1 in NYC, is available to stream online, featuring Beyonce, Lana Del Rey and more.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 2, 2013 1:18 PM
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