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WATCH EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Sundance Grand Jury Winning Doc 'Rich Hill'

Watch a clip from Sundance Grand Jury-winning doc 'Rich Hill,' exclusive to TOH!
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 6:44 PM
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David Ansen's Departure from Los Angeles Film Festival Signals New Direction for Fest

After five years at Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, Artistic Director David Ansen is leaving to go back to writing. Also leaving is programmer Doug Jones, who takes 12 years of institutional memory with him. Very much in charge is LAFF's high-powered LAFF director, producer Stephanie Allain ("Boyz 'n the Hood"), who is pulling her friend Elvis Mitchell into a more prominent role as year-round "curator."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 14, 2014 5:28 PM
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Sundance Programmers Talk LA's NEXT FEST, Which Pairs Movies & Music Downtown

Did you miss the Sundance Film Festival? Well, the Sundance Institute is returning to Los Angeles with the second four-day NEXT FEST (August 7-10). This time they're not showing the program at the Sunset 5 but are reaching out to the hipster crowd at a new downtown venue, the restored Theatre at Ace Hotel.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 25, 2014 6:01 PM
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Los Angeles Film Festival: Sundance-Winning College Satire 'Dear White People' Challenges Audiences (INTERVIEW)

"Dear White People" was one of those first features we often see at the Sundance Film Festival that charges out of the gate exploding with all the things the young filmmaker wants to say. This week, it plays the Los Angeles Film Festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 19, 2014 1:12 PM
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Miles Teller Reteams with Damien Chazelle for 'La La Land'

Miles Teller and director Damien Chazelle made quite the splash at Sundance this year with their well-received drama "Whiplash," and according to The Wrap, the duo are in talks to reprise their collaboration on Chazelle's upcoming musical "La La Land."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 6, 2014 11:49 AM
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Review: 'Obvious Child' Succeeds Admirably as an Abortion Rom-Com

Gillian Robespierre’s winning “Obvious Child,” which bowed at Sundance, sticks to the rom-com arc while throwing in a gutsy curveball: The film’s main woman and man fall in love while getting an abortion. It opens this Friday via A24 Films.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2014 1:03 PM
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How Did Michael C. Hall Go From Evil 'Dexter' to Ill-Fated Everyman in Mickle's 'Cold in July'?

Michael C. Hall, star of Jim Mickle's "Cold in July," talks shedding "Dexter," turning from the "marriage" of TV to the "love affair" of cinema, and his latest performance as a morally confounded everyman who's at war with himself.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 3:12 PM
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Sundance's NEXT FEST Is Coming to Los Angeles This Summer

The Sundance Institute’s NEXT FEST summer film festival hits Los Angeles the weekend of August 7-10, set to be headquartered at the Ace Hotel Theatre, and offering feature and short film screenings, some paired with live music performances.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 20, 2014 2:47 PM
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Oscilloscope Gets 'Low Down' with John Hawkes and Elle Fanning

Oscilloscope Laboratories has scooped up North American rights to director Jeff Preiss' jazz biopic-of-sorts "Low Down," starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Peter Dinklage.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2014 3:14 PM
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WATCH: John Lithgow Talks Ira Sachs' Gay Love Story 'Love Is Strange' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

WATCH VIDEO: John Lithgow talks falling love with Alfred Molina during the filming of Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 25, 2014 11:06 AM
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