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  1. 'Before I Disappear': Venice Review

    11:38 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Writer-director Shawn Christensen stars with Emmy Rossum and young newcomer Fatima Ptacek in this long night’s journey toward hope READ MORE

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  2. 'The President': Venice Review

    10:49 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    A coup d'etat puts a dictator and his little grandson on the run for their lives READ MORE

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  3. ‘The Goob’: Venice Review

    10:44 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Writer-director Guy Myhill makes his feature debut with this agrarian drama set in Norfolk’s pumpkin fields, starring Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris and newcomer Liam Walpole READ MORE

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  4. 'The Smell of Us': Venice Review

    9:18 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Larry Clark's latest skaterboard-filled doodle stars French actor Lukas Ionesco as a teenage rent boy and Hugo Behar-Thinieres as the friend who's hopelessly in love with him READ MORE

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  5. Venice: Why 'Birdman' Could Not Have Been Made Without Michael Keaton

    6:20 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Director Alejandro G. Inarritu speaks on the "Batman" actor's triumphant return in Venice's opening-night film READ MORE

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  6. 'One on One': Venice Review

    6:56 pm PDT 08/26/2014
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    Kim Ki-duk disappoints with a surprisingly lackluster revenge tale full of angry social undertones READ MORE

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  7. Venice Vet Fatih Akin Talks Completing His 'Love, Death and the Devil' Trilogy With 'The Cut'

    3:44 pm PDT 08/26/2014
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    Akin also reveals how Martin Scorsese helped him get his long-gestating movie made READ MORE

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  8. 'Metamorphoses': Venice Review

    2:45 pm PDT 08/26/2014
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    French director Christophe Honore updates Ovid's epic poem, though the gods still don't seem to care much for clothes READ MORE

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  9. 'They Have Escaped' ('He ovat paenneet'): Venice Review

    6:45 am PDT 08/26/2014
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    Finnish director J.-P. Valkeapaa's Venice and Toronto-selected film stars Teppo Manner and Roosa Soderholm as two teenage runaways READ MORE

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  10. Venice Celebrates Frances McDormand With Visionary Talent Award

    4:53 am PDT 08/14/2014
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    The American actress will be feted in Venice at a special ceremony before 'Olive Kitteridge' READ MORE

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  11. James Franco to Receive Innovation Award at Venice Festival

    6:56 am PDT 08/08/2014
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    The actor-director will be honored before premiering "The Sound and the Fury," his big-screen adaptation of the William Faulkner novel. READ MORE

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  12. Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini' Picks Up Italian Distributor (Exclusive)

    3:19 pm PDT 08/07/2014
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    Italy's Europictures has picked up rights to distribute the controversial new film. READ MORE

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  13. IFC Picks Up Shawn Christensen's SXSW-Winning 'Before I Disappear'

    1:15 pm PDT 08/05/2014
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    The film, which will screen at the Venice Film Festival, will be released in November. READ MORE

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  14. Larry Clark's 'The Smell of Us' to Premiere at Venice Days

    5:15 am PDT 07/30/2014
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    The feature, about a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris, is the first film by the "Kids" director to shoot outside the U.S. READ MORE

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  15. German Director Fatih Akin Wins Hamburg Film Festival's Douglas Sirk Award

    5:29 am PDT 07/29/2014
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    Akin will premiere his new film, "The Cut," at the Venice Film Festival. READ MORE

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  16. 'Girlhood,' 'Ida,' 'Class Enemy' Nominees for European Parliament's LUX Prize 2014

    9:32 am PDT 07/28/2014
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    The three European dramas will compete for the cinema honor, voted on by members of the European Parliament. READ MORE

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  17. Venice: Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke Set for Double Duty

    5:38 pm PDT 07/24/2014
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    Following Thursday's announcement of the lineup for the world's oldest film festival, find out which Hollywood stars will be attending which premieres, with some even doing multiple duties at the same time. READ MORE

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  18. Venice: David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini' in Competition Lineup

    1:56 am PDT 07/24/2014
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    PDATED: The world’s oldest film fest's lineup includes movies from Lars Von Trier and James Franco and films starring Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray and Jennifer Aniston. READ MORE

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  19. Venice Fest Unveils Venice Days Lineup

    11:41 am PDT 07/22/2014
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    The independent sidebar will open with Kim Ki-duk's "One on One" and close with soccer documentary "Messi." READ MORE

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  20. Roman Polanski's 'Macbeth,' Musical 'Guys and Dolls' Among Venice's Classics Picks

    7:09 am PDT 07/15/2014
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    The festival sidebar of restored cinema classics will award a prize for the best restoration effort among its 21 title selection. READ MORE

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  21. Venice Film Fest to Open With World Premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 'Birdman'

    3:32 am PDT 07/10/2014
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    The black comedy starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, and Naomi Watts tells the story of an actor known for playing a popular superhero. READ MORE

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