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Four Decades of New Directors/New Films Discoveries

Steven Spielberg, Chantal Akerman, Richard Linklater, Wong Kar-wai, Kelly Reichert, and Pedro Almodóvar are just a few of the filmmakers that have segued to major success after debuting their early work at New Directors/New Films. We take a look back at the history of the festival as the 42nd edition gets underway.

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Daily Buzz: SXSW Episode 7

Penny Lane and Brian Frye discuss their fascinating found-footage documentary Our Nixon, which will close New Directors/New Films on March 31, in the final installment of our Daily Buzz podcast from SXSW.

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Getting Greedy with Grier

Pam Grier's ineffable magnetism and acting prowess comes to Film Society this weekend and you won't want to miss the chance to see her on the big screen, in 35mm, and in person! Having trouble deciding which films to see? We've got some suggestions...

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Predicting Cannes Selections and Big Cash for “Veronica Mars”

Cannes has set its Opening Night film and selected its Jury President. Now speculation begins to mount on which films will and won't join the May festival's lineup. Also, dueling Muhammad pics from Iran and Qatar, Zurich fest set to fete Brazil, and Tribeca All Access names 11 projects for its 2013 program.

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Sarasota Film Festival Sets Competition and Other Highlights

With 222 films set to screen at the fest, it is one of the largest regional events of its kind. This year's lineup features new work from a cross-section of international filmmakers including Olivier Assayas, Andrew Bujalski, Xavier Dolan, Sophie Fiennes, Ken Loach, Lucy Walker and Thomas Vinterberg.

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Watch: Pam Grier Programmer’s Picks

Programmer Josh Strauss discusses the storied career of screen legend Pam Grier and shares some of his highlights from this weekend's retrospective "Foxy: The Complete Pam Grier."

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Daily Buzz: SXSW Episode 6

On our penultimate podcast from SXSW, Eugene Hernandez talks with the filmmakers behind Maladies, The Retrieval, and Good Ol' Freda, as well as Tim League of Austin's Alamo Drafthouse theaters.

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Cambodia Takes the Spotlight in April

Film Society of Lincoln Center will highlight the emerging cinema of Cambodia as part of city-wide cultural event "Season of Cambodia." Highlights include films by acclaimed documentarian Rithy Panh, who is collaborating with Film Society on the series.

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Interview: François Ozon, “In the House”

At a roundtable interview, Ozon talked about his esteem for longtime collaborator Fabrice Luchini, French cinema's commitment to roles for older actresses, and his new film In the House.

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Steven Soderbergh to Deliver State of Cinema Address at SFIFF

Also in today's Digest: Veronica Mars film adaptation breaks Kickstarter records; Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell's next feature will open later this year; Iran plans to sue Hollywood; and Egypt bans a Jewish documentary.

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