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Tribeca Film Review: 'Necktie Youth'

Drastic extremes of poverty and privilege have long been interlocked in Johannesburg, yet while the city’s reputation as a township-encircled crime capital has informed the likes of “Tsotsi” and “District 9,” fewer films have centered on the quieter turmoil seething behind the high walls of its moneyed suburbs. 727 more words

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Berlin Winner 'Gueros' Acquired for North America by Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to “Gueros,” Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Mexican coming-of-age comedy that won the best first feature award at last year’s Berlin Film Festival. 114 more words


Helen Mirren Film 'Woman In Gold' Aims For New Respect After Critical Brickbats At Berlin Film Festival

Director Simon Curtis’ terrific new film, Woman In Gold opens April 1st and I will have a full video review of it on Monday. But the movie actually had its World Premiere February 9th at the Berlin Film Festival and critics came gunning for it. 920 more words


Berlin Winner 'Pearl Button' Bought for U.S. by Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. rights to Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman’s “The Pearl Button,” which won the Silver Bear award for best script at the Berlin Film Festival last month. 123 more words


Film Review: 'How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)'

Specific cultural and political accents flavor universal coming-of-age territory in Josh Kim’s appealing, unassuming “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time),” a gay-themed drama in which sexuality informs characterization rather than conflict. 580 more words

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Berlin Film Festival Reveals 2016 Dates

LONDON — The Berlin Intl. Film Festival, one of the world’s top movie gatherings, has revealed its dates for next year.

The 66th edition of the Berlinale will run Feb. 28 more words