Predicting Cannes Selections and Big Cash for “Veronica Mars” image

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 image

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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Daily Buzz: SXSW Episode 5

Jeffrey Schwarz talks about his new doc I Am Divine about John Waters's muse and collaborator, plus interviews with the filmmakers behind The Bounceback and Los Wild Ones and SXSW Film head Janet Pierson reflects on the fest (so far).

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SXSW Awards “Short Term 12” & “William and the Windmill” Top Prizes image

SXSW Awards “Short Term 12” & “William and the Windmill” Top Prizes

The SXSW Film Conference & Festival concluded its major events Tuesday night with an emotional awards ceremony. Short Term 12 and William and the Windmill took the top narrative and documentary prizes in the juried categories.

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“First Position” to Open Thessaloniki Doc Festival

Bess Kargman's ballet documentary will open the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece this Friday. Also in today's news round-up, details about the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival; Chinese artist Ai Weiwei plans an album release; and Brazil's It's All True doc film fest unveils lineup.

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