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EP: The Great Escape by Old House Playground

Old House Playground is a three piece contemporary blues/alt-rock band with roots in the songwriting culture of traditional Greek folk music.
In 2009, Tryfon Lazos… 242 more words

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Cannes: Berlin Film Fest Hit 'Prince' Set for August Release

FilmBuff and Vice Media have set an August 14 release for Sam de Jong’s “Prince” in North American theaters and VOD platforms.

The Dutch coming-of-age film received an honorary mention at Berlin for the Crystal Bear for best first feature after debuting in the Generation 14 Plus section of the Berlinale. 152 more words

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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

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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

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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

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