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2012 Sundance Without Leaving Home

Sundance Institute announced today a range of digital initiatives that will allow independent film-loving audiences to follow and engage with the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival begins today and runs through January 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. A complete list of films and events is available at http://www.sundance.org/festival. […]

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Zentropa at the LACMA coming in February

Lars von Trier’s noir-soaked thriller casts postwar Germany as a Kafkaesque dreamscape haunted by “werewolves” (underground Nazi terrorists). Leopold Kessler, a young and idealistic American of German stock, returns to the old country and takes a civilian job as a sleeping-car conductor for the mysterious Zentropa railway company where he falls into the clutches of […]

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LACMA to preview Rampart Starring Woody Harrelson

From Oren Moverman, director of the acclaimed film The Messenger (2009), comes another tale about a veteran grappling with a new battlefront. Woody Harrelson stars as Dave Brown, a combative patrolman in L.A. during the heat of the Rampart scandal in 1999, whose uniquely hostile approach to his professional and civilian worlds disrupts the lives […]

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Haywire Set to Release Next Week

Steven Soderbergh’s black-ops thriller will finally arrive next week, about year before the director insists he’s retiring. Relativity Media has picked up “Haywire,” starring MMA star Gina Carano in the title role, and plans to release the film Jan. 20, 2012. Carano is surrounded by an experienced and talented cast that includes Channing Tatum, Ewan […]

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Too Hipster For TV? Portlandia Returns January 6

By Evan Shapiro For the past two years, I’ve been lucky enough to be a small part of a show called Portlandia. The series — created by the prolifically talented Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and returning on Friday for a second season — has been described by many a stinging satire of Hipster culture. […]

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Facebook Timeline: 9 things you need to know

By Mark W. Smith, Detroit Free Press Facebook’s long-delayed massive overhaul to user profiles, dubbed Timeline, is finally available for all of the social networks more than 800 million users worldwide. Timeline, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg first showed off in September, is a complete rethinking off a user’s profile page. It attempts to use the […]

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SETH ROGEN TO SERVE AS HOST FOR 2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

– Diana Zahn-Storey to return as Executive Producer – – Ceremony to premiere on IFC, Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT – LOS ANGELES (December 13, 2011) – Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that Seth Rogen will serve as host for […]

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‘GET GLORIOUSLY LOST – ADVENTURE IN A T-SHIRT’

Iconic travel photography combines with an ethical & eco t-shirt for a modern, urban look. From East to West, North to South, across continents, across language barriers, through fashion, photography and travel, The Lost Travel TShirt Company http://losttraveltshirt.com/ combines these essential elements of a global citizen to create an adventurous, free-spirited and iconoclastic t-shirt collection. […]

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The Edge – A Post WWII Steam/Diesel-Punk Film

Back in 2010, Russian independent film maker Alexei Uchitel released a film called “The Edge”.  That film is now available in indie theaters across America. The Edge takes place in Siberia shortly after World War II.  The main character, Ignat, a Russian veteran of the war, finds work at a prison camp as a locomotive […]

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Joseph Vogt – Independence Film

Independent film-makers tend not to be shy, they can’t afford to be. They need every ear to hear what they have to say because; just one of those ears might be the ‘right ear’ that leads their project to the silver screen. And if not, they still need to amass as much public as possible […]

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