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Producer Bill Pohlad's 'Tree of Life' among Oscar nominees

A Minnesota filmmaker and son of the late businessman Carl Pohlad is a producer and financier behind an unconventional film now up for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Cinematography.
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A Minnesota filmmaker and son of the late businessman Carl Pohlad is a producer and financier behind an unconventional film now up for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Cinematography.

Check out the full list of 2012 Oscar nominations at New York Magazine.

E Online lists the film among its top "snubs and surprises."

Check out the official trailer here:

Pohlad talked with Deadline about his experience with "The Tree of Life" and about the role that wealthy individuals can play in helping writers realize some of their more experimental visions.

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