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Senator nabs "Brooklyn's Finest" as "work-in-progress"

Article: Senator nabs "Brooklyn's Finest" as "work-in-progress"

Senator Distribution has nabbed North American rights to Antoine Fuqua’s cop drama “Brooklyn’s Finest,” twenty-four hours after its world preem at the Sundance Film Festival.

BROOKLYN'S FINEST: "best film ever made"?

Article: BROOKLYN'S FINEST: "best film ever made"?

Question and answer sessions at Sundance are, in theory, a great idea. In practice, not so much—especially those that follow “big” films like BROOKLYN’S FINEST, director Antoine Fuqua’s latest foray into the world of conflicted cops (after TRAINING DAY). Consider what the first questioner said to Fuqua once he took the stage: “First of all…

Festival Programmer (John Cooper) On The Festival, The Economic Meltdown And Smelly Theaters

Article: Festival Programmer (John Cooper) On The Festival, The Economic Meltdown And Smelly Theaters

Good news! Weather.com is promising balmy temperatures in the 30s for the kickoff of the Sundance Film Festival this week. But if you listen to the words of John Cooper, director of festival programming, you can tell there’s still a chill in the air. He says there are wonderful films at the festival this year…

Sundance 2009: Different Perspectives On This Year's Festival

Article: Sundance 2009: Different Perspectives On This Year's Festival

It’s hard enough to leave sunny Los Angeles for freezing Park City but this year, I’m just back from the tropical warmth of Hawaii. I don’t expect much sympathy but still, can you concede that it’s a shock to the system? Shorts and tee shirts are out of the suitcase; long johns and unflattering outerwear…