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Adepero Oduye and Sahra Mellesse

Inside Our Movies | Pariah Poetry in Motion

When actress Adepero Oduye was cast in Dee Rees short film, she had no idea of the powerful journey she was about to embark on to the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance labs and finally to starring in an award-winning feature film. Nor did she realize how much her character, Alike, would develop over that time.

Focus on Green

Inside Our Movies Focus in the Green

The Environmental Media Association recognized both BEING FLYNN and HYDE PARK ON HUDSON with an EMA Green Seal. Find out why.
Gary Oldman | Finding George Smiley

people in film | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Gary Oldman

From playing Sex Pistol Sid Vicious to master spy George Smiley, Gary Oldman has created characters so realistic that even if they are not based on real people, we believe they are.
Focus On Green

Focus On Green

Comic-Con 2011

Tech & Trends Focus Features at Comic-Con 2011

We are on the ground in San Diego at the world’s largest convention for fans of sci-fi/fantasy/adventure TV, film, comic books, video games, and more. Here are some snapshots from our four days of fun.
Dee Rees: The Power of the PARIAH

Inside Our Movies | Pariah The Power of PARIAH

Dee Rees’ powerful tale of coming-of-age captures the poignant sense of feeling like a PARIAH. We look at the fine artistic tradition of turning being an outsider into a position of power.
Graphic Designers Showcase the Films That Influence Their Sense of Design

my favorite things Graphic Designers Showcase the Films That Influence Their Sense of Design

Beginners writer/director Mike Mills is a graphic designer and a filmmaker. The two fields have influenced each other for years. So we asked a few graphic designers to tell us about some films that have inspired their sense of design.

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multimedia | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Classified: Tinker,Tailor, Soldier, Spy

From identifying top management of the Circus, to understanding the meaning of Scalphunter, our dossier gives you the inside scoop on the world of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
Will Smith and canine friend in an abandoned NYC

Movie City Made in New York

Scott Macaulay looks at the backstory of the New York’s Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and how Gotham transformed itself into a true movie town.

Brooklyn | Fostering New Indie Talent

movie city Brooklyn, New York

Take a closer look at the New York borough that is home to Focus Features’ It’s Kind of a Funny Story, plus a buzzing film scene and a horde of unique movie venues.

Tom Hardy | A Hero Among his Heroes

people in film | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Tom Hardy

From a tumultuous and wild youth, Tom Hardy has focused his considerable energy into turning in bravura performances, from BRONSON to TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
Slide 7: Rooftop Films

Inside Our Movies | It's Kind of a Funny Story Brooklyn Exhibition Spaces

As part of Movie City Brooklyn, Nick Dawson takes a trip around some of the most interesting places to catch a movie in the New York borough.

Benedict Cumberbatch | The Inside Man

people in film | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Benedict Cumberbatch

From school plays to playing Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch has combined a shrewd intelligence with a sense of wonder and enthusiasm. These two quality come together perfectly in his performance in TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.
Foodies share their favorite films on sustainability

my favorite things Foodies share their favorite films on sustainability

Focus Features takes an alternative look at food and movies by soliciting examples of “sustainable cinema” from five prominent figures within the food movement.

Mark Strong | Glamour and Sadness

people in film | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Mark Strong

A man of many faces and characters, be they supervillains or literary heroes, Mark Strong makes each one uniquely his own.
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