“Closed Curtain” Filmmakers Banned from Leaving Iran image

“Closed Curtain” Filmmakers Banned from Leaving Iran

Closed Curtain co-director Kamboziya Partovi and actress Maryam Moghadam traveled to the Berlin Film Festival for the World Premiere of their film, which won a Silver Bear for filmmaker Jafar Panahi. Now, like Panahi, both face restrictions back home.

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Steven Spielberg to Lead 2013 Cannes Jury

The Oscar-winning and seven-time nominated director, most recently for last year's Lincoln, first agreed to lead the jury almost two years ago, Cannes brass noted.

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Senate Drops “Zero Dark Thirty” Inquiry, David Lynch Working on New Script?

An investigation into the depiction of torture and sources of information for Kathryn Bigelow's film will not proceed, Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey both say they will not host the Oscars next year, and rumors of a new David Lynch film on the way in our FilmLinc Digest.

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The History and Mystery of Africa on Film image

The History and Mystery of Africa on Film

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the New York African Film Festival in April with a diverse program of features and shorts including classics by Ousmane Sembène and Moussa Touré and a new short starring Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis!

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“Beasts” Star Heads to “Annie,” Marion Cotillard to Team with Dardennes image

“Beasts” Star Heads to “Annie,” Marion Cotillard to Team with Dardennes

Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis will take on the iconic role in new film adaptation, Cotillard to star in Deux Jours, Une Nuit, Iran censors cover up Michelle Obama's skin at Oscar appearance, and the Coen brothers are teaming up with Angelina Jolie.

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Contest: Win Tickets to ND/NF Opening Night and More!

We're so excited about the New Directors/New Films lineup and beautiful new website that we're feeling generous! Identify as many films as you can by March 10 to win two tickets to Blue Caprice and afterparty, plus a five-film ND/NF package!

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VFX House Wins Awards, Goes Bankrupt; “Amour” Triumphs at Césars

While accepting the visual effects Oscar for Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer was cut off by the theme from Jaws when he started to talk about the bankruptcy of VFX house Rhythm + Hues; Casey Affleck joins IFFBoston as Creative Director; and the winners of France's César Awards in our FilmLinc Digest.

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The Oscars: “Argo” Best Picture; “Life of Pi” Wins 4 image

The Oscars: “Argo” Best Picture; “Life of Pi” Wins 4

From Los Angeles, the complete winners (and nominees) at the 85th Academy Awards.

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Smaller Indies Defenseless Against “Silver Linings Playbook” at Spirit Awards image

Smaller Indies Defenseless Against “Silver Linings Playbook” at Spirit Awards

The latest from David O. Russell beat out indie darling Beasts of the Southern Wild to take home four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence). Other major awards went to John Hawkes and Helen Hunt for The Sessions, Amour, and The Invisible War.

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Season Scorecard

Don't know what film to pick for Best Picture in your office Oscar pool? Or which documentary received the most critical love? We've been keeping tally! Check out our Season Scorecard...

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