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Oscar Nominated 'Dirty Wars' Glimpses Into Shadow World of U.S. Counterterrorism Via Tenacious Reporter

Oscar nominated "Dirty Wars," the riveting documentary by journalist Jeremy Scahill and director Rick Rowley that probes the shadowy world of U.S. paramilitary operations, almost didn't get made. Or rather, it almost didn't become the film that premiered at Sundance in Januar 2013y to critical plaudits and had a stateside release this past June, via IFC Sundance Selects.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • January 17, 2014 10:11 AM
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Pre-Sundance, Magnolia and Paramount Scoop Up Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas'

Ahead of the film's Sundance premiere this weekend, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Pictures have announced a collaboration to bring director Joe Swanberg's new comedy "Happy Christmas" to theaters in 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 16, 2014 2:20 PM
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CINE-LIST's Ten Most Anticipated Films at Sundance 2014

TOH! heads to Sundance today, ready for the many offerings the festival has in store. What makes the shortlist of ten most anticipated films? Find out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 16, 2014 11:37 AM
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Pre-Sundance, Ryan Werner Joins Cinetic Media

As invites to their must-attend Monday night Sundance party hit inboxes, Cinetic Media is adding ex-IFC Films marketing chief Ryan Werner, as a Senior Executive. He has been consulting for various companies such as Cinedigm ("Short Term 12").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 14, 2014 3:52 PM
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Netflix Partners with Weinsteins on New Original Series, Heads for Sundance with Docs in Mind (TRAILERS)

Netflix not only partnered with the Weinstein Co. for their Golden Globe after party but on several new TV series as well. Ted Sarandos has always been close to the indie film community. In fact, he picked up Oscar doc contender "The Square" and plans to make it available for streaming on January 17 and heads for Sundance with opening nighter "Mitt" and plans to buy more.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2014 1:04 PM
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Sundance Adds Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood,' Starring Ethan Hawke, to 2014 Lineup

The imminent Sundance 2014 Film Festival, kicking off January 16, has added a new film to its program. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which the director shot over the course of 12 years with his "Before Midnight" star Ethan Hawke, will host special preview screenings at this year's fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 12:58 PM
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Why Manohla Dargis's Sundance Proposal Is Behind the Times

NY Times critic Manohla Dargis can be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the number of world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, the toughest festival to cover, because so many new movies demand to be reviewed. But is she really rooting for fewer of them to get picked up? She complains that the Paper of Record has too many films to review each year.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 9, 2014 8:27 PM
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Sundance Jurors Include Directors Singer and Scherfig, Critics Maltin and Stevens

The Sundance Film Festival jurors include critics Leonard Maltin and Dana Stevens and directors Lone Scherfig and Bryan Singer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 9, 2014 6:19 PM
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Sundance 2014 Adds The Who Music Doc 'Lambert & Stamp' to World Premieres

Sundance has revealed a late-breaking selection set to make its world premiere at the upcoming 2014 fest: documentary “Lambert & Stamp.”
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2014 3:58 PM
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Pre-Sundance Fest, Open Road Replaces Acquisitions Chief

Just ahead of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, AMC and Regal-owned indie distributor Open Road Films is replacing Ben Cotner, its departing senior VP of acquisitions, with new executive vice president of production and acquisitions, Peter Lawson. He'll have a chance to check out the Sundance world premiere of competition doc "The Case Against 8," which Cotner co-directed.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 6, 2014 3:55 PM
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