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Mondo Announces New 'Game of Thrones' Poster Series and Gallery Event to Coincide with SXSW

The Alamo Drafthouse's boutique collectible artwork division Mondo has announced a "Game of Thrones" poster series and gallery event to coincide with the SXSW Film Festival (March 8-17) in Austin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2013 12:40 PM
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POWFest Celebrates Sixth Edition with Penelope Spheeris, Spirit Nominee 'Breakfast with Curtis' and More

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POWFest) announces highlights from its upcoming event, running March 7-10. The festival is celebrating its 6th year, and received a record number of submissions from women filmmakers across the world to compile almost 100 films...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 21, 2013 12:53 PM
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2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Announces First Round of In-Person Stars: Max von Sydow, Ann Blyth, Eva Marie Saint and More

The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival is just over two months away, and is slowly unveiling its usual packed slate of classic stars set to make appearances. Included in this year's in-person lineup are Max von Sydow, Ann Blyth and Eva Marie Saint.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2013 1:26 PM
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Berlin Golden Bear Goes to 'Child's Pose,' David Gordon Green Gets Director

As the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival wound up, the Golden Bear went to Calin Peter Netzer's Romanian drama "Child's Pose," about a wealthy mother trying to extricate her imprisoned son. The Silver Bear for best director went to American director David Gordon Green for "Prince Avalanche," which debuted at Sundance.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 16, 2013 2:20 PM
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SXSW 2013: 'The East' to Close Festival; Plus New Titles, Panels and Film Conference Lineup

Zal Batmanglij's "The East" will close the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Fifteen new titles and additional panels are also announced, including conversations with Danny Boyle and Rob Zombie, Joss Whedon and his "Much Ado About Nothing" cast...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 13, 2013 3:17 PM
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The Hollywood Education of Ben Affleck, from 'Chasing Amy,' 'Armageddon' and 'Shakespeare' to his Second Act and 'Argo' [VIDEO]

Before accepting the Santa Barbara Modern Master Award from childhood pal Matt Damon, "Argo" helmer and star Ben Affleck, 40, with graceful help from master interviewer Leonard Maltin, showed his mettle as charming raconteur and ace impressionist. These skills have served "Argo" well in its surging race for Oscars.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 13, 2013 2:34 PM
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Berlin: Director David M. Rosenthal Talks Backwoods Noir 'A Single Shot,' Starring Rockwell and Macy

“I wasn’t one of these directors who knew at the age of 8 that they wanted to be a director,” said David M. Rosenthal over a large plate of currywurst and fries in the cafe at Berlin’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. “I was a photo geek in high school, the photo editor of the newspaper, and that’s how I kind of started to see the world through a lens.”
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 12, 2013 12:16 PM
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Dave Grohl's Sundance Entry 'Sound City' Available on Amazon Instant Video

Dave Grohl's popular Sundance entry "Sound City" can now be screened in full on Amazon Instant Video.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 3:38 PM
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Watch Berlin Trailer for Documentary 'GMO OMG' on Corporate Takeover of Seeds

Check out the trailer for documentary "GMO OMG," the opening night film for the Berlinale's Culinary Cinema section. The film follows first-time feature director Jeremy Seifert as he investigates genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in seeds and the subsequent effects on health, biodiversity and the global agriculture industry.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 11:54 AM
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Berlinale Review: Wong Kar Wai's Opener 'The Grandmaster' and Press Conference

Wong Kar Wai kicked off the 63rd Berlinale today in style with the international premiere of his much anticipated kung-fu period drama "The Grandmaster," which was promptly picked up by the Weinstein Company. Based on the life of Ip Man, master of the Wing Chun kung-fu style and teacher of Bruce Lee, the film begins in the southern Chinese city of Foshun in 1936, when Ip (played with quiet dignity by Tony Leung) is 40 and living happily off of family wealth and with his own young family; it ends some 20 years later in Hong Kong, when things are very different, for both China and for Ip.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 7, 2013 4:21 PM
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