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Girish Bhargava, Film Editor Who Captured Dance, Dies at 76

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Girish Bhargava, Film Editor Who Captured Dance, Dies at 76


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Review: ‘Jim and Andy’ explores Carrey’s Kaufman role

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Review: ‘Jim and Andy’ explores Carrey’s Kaufman role


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The Underwater Forest documentary wins two awards

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Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival

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Will Ferrell Helps Kick Off Napa Valley Film Festival

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Will Ferrell Helps Kick Off Napa Valley Film Festival


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Midwest Independent Film Fest exec director steps down

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Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival
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Filmmaker Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival
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Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival
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