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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Almodovar’s New “Skin,” Swank’s International Faux Pas and More

Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Almodovar's New "Skin," Swank's International Faux Pas and More

Today on indieWIRE, we got under Almodóvar’s “Skin,” judged Hilary Swank’s poor decisions, debated whether piracy is really all that bad for indie films and much more!

Almodóvar’s New Muse? Elena Anaya Talks “Skin,” Body Suits and Joining Pedro’s Family
Brian Brooks speaks with Elena Anaya, star of Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film “The Skin I Live In.”

Editorial: Hilary Swank, What The Hell Were You Thinking?
Hilary Swank and Ramzan Kadyrov would seem to be an unlikely pair.

Critical Consensus: Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” Tops Weak Week On criticWIRE
Despite finding a mixed response since debuting at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Pedro Almodovar’s latest, “The Skin I Live In” is the pick of a rather weak week for opening specialty films according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

Watch: Haunting, Hypnotic Trailer for Cannes Shocker “Sleeping Beauty
The trailer for the Julia Leigh’s “Sleeping Beauty” premiered today and like the film, it’s haunting, hypnotic and altogether unsettling.

REVIEW | “Bombay Beach” Explores Dreams and Isolation By the Sea
Eric Kohn reviews Alma Har’el’s directorial debut “Bombay Beach.”

Piracy May Be An Indie Filmmaker’s Best Friend: Discuss
Piracy might be a filmmaker’s best friend. Or at least not the worst enemy.

Watch: Trailer for Environmental Doc “You’ve Been Trumped”
Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Donald Trump might be a little less than enthused with his appearance in director Anthony Baxter’s environmental documentary, “You’ve Been Trumped.”

“Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” Wins Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Hamptons Film Fest
The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have awarded this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Prize to Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson for their film “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts.”

Universal Abandons Tower Heist VOD Plan, NATO’s Fithian Debates Magnolia’s Wagner
First Netflix and now Universal Pictures have killed a change in direction after fierce resistance.

Watch: Trailer for Apocalypse Drama “The Divide”
If the premise of “The Divide” doesn’t raise the stakes for the rest of the movie, the first shot from its new trailer certainly does.

iW’s Project of the Day: Adultery, Divorce & Pregnancy at a Halloween Party
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

Joshua Marston’s Oscar-Snubbed Film and Julia Leigh’s “Sleeping Beauty” Make NY Debuts in BAM Series
FC and their IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects labels are hosting a series featuring some their most anticipated new titles the weekend of October 21-23.

In His Own Words | Dennis Lee Shares a Scene From “Fireflies in the Garden” Starring Julia Roberts
Director Dennis Lee shares one of his favorite scenes from his debut feature “Fireflies in the Garden,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe and Emily Watson.

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