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‘The Other Side of the Wind,’ the final film from Orson Welles, is finally here. Watch the trailer now.

In 1970, legendary director Orson Welles (CITIZEN KANE) began filming what would ultimately be his final cinematic opus with a cast of Hollywood luminaries including John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Welles’s partner during his later years, Oja Kodar. Beset by financial issues, the production ultimately stretched years and gained notoriety, never to be completed or released. More than …

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‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Broad City’ win early Emmy Awards

The Creative Arts Emmys are still two weeks away but juried awards have already been announced including The Simpsons, which picks up outstanding individual achievement in animation, its 33rd Emmy overall, and Broad City, which won for motion design.  Fellow winners in animation were Adventure Time, Hey Arnold!, Jungle Movie, The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm, The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse …

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Sean Penn heads to Mars in trailer for Hulu original series ‘The First’

“They all say the same thing, I’ll believe it when I see it. But that’s backwards. Belief comes first, only then can you see it. I’m asking you to use your imagination.” Two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under …

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First look: Trailer Nadine Labaki’s Cannes-winning ‘Capharnaüm’

The trailer for Nadine Labaki’s Jury Prize winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is here and we have your first look.  Capharnaüm tells the politically charged story of a young Lebanese boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) who announces that he wants to sue his parents “for giving me life.” After running away, he holds up at a decrepit fairground …

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Natalie Portman takes the stage in first clip of ‘Vox Lux’

In this very brief first look, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) takes the stage (we only see her from the back) in Vox Lux, the second feature from actor/director Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader). The film follows Celeste (Portman) as she rises from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. The film spans …

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First ‘Suspiria’ clip has Tilda Swinton telling Dakota Johnson to “improvise freely”

In this first look clip of Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) outlines plans for a new dance, a piece about “rebirths,” in which Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) can “improvise freely.” But, as Susie contorts and convulses we see her moves aren’t so free after all. A darker, more sinister force is work instigating her movement.  Suspiria will world premiere …

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Production begins on ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ from André Øvredal and Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro

CBS Films and eOne announced today that Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, The Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum) have joined the cast of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The film is set to be directed by André …

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TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers on this year’s slate and the rise in popularity of documentary film

Thom Powers has been the documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2006. He oversaw TIFF’s Mavericks conversation series for nine years and created the TIFF Doc Conference. He serves as the Artistic Director of Stranger Than Fiction and DOC NYC and hosts the podcasts Pure Nonfiction and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey from 2012-14. He programs for …

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