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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Abi Morgan on Screenwriting, "Rum Diary," "Like Crazy" and More!

Indiewire By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire October 25, 2011 at 9:48AM

Today on indieWIRE, Eric Kohn reviewed "Like Crazy," "Anonymous" and "The Rum Diary," we shared an excerpt from the new Pauline Kael anthology, interviewed the director of "A Serbian Film" and more!
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Today on indieWIRE, Eric Kohn reviewed "Like Crazy," "Anonymous" and "The Rum Diary," we shared an excerpt from the new Pauline Kael anthology, interviewed the director of "A Serbian Film" and more!

We Interview the Director of “A Serbian Film,” Now on DVD (And Yes, the Movie Deserves Its Rep)
If there’s one film that rivals the controversy surrounding “The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence,” it’s “A Serbian Film” by first-time director Srdjan Spasojevic.

REVIEW | A Familiar Sundance Romance in “Like Crazy”
Drake Doremus is a filmmaker born to play the Sundance game.

Doc Next Program and Workshop at IDFA 2011
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) will screen documentaries under the title Doc Next at IDFA 2011.

Thessaloniki International Film Festival Finalizes Line-Up
The 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival is shaping up to be a truly exciting nine days, loaded with high-profile films and retrospectives.

Well Go Takes Korean Oscar Contender, “Front Line”
North American rights to South Korea’s entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration, “The Front Line” have been picked up by Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Jang Hun (“Secret Reunion”), Well Go plans a January release in major markets.

Tricks of the Trade: “Iron Lady” and “Shame” Scribe Abi Morgan Muses on Screenwriting
In the midst of the 55th BFI London Film Festival, writer Abi Morgan sat down with a group of festival goers to deliver a master class, offering insight into her craft.

Watch: Trailer for “Andrew Bird: Fever Year”—And Why You May Not Ever See The Film
Xan Aranda’s debut, “Andrew Bird: Fever Year,” was one of few world premieres at the New York Film Festival and it feels like a discovery.

Mads Mikkelsen Awarded EFA’s Achievement Award
Mads Mikkelsen, best known for being equal parts handsome and creepy in the most recent James Bond films, will be honored by the European Film Academy with their 2011 European Achievement in World Cinema award.

SFJFF Announces New Executive Director
Dana Doron, president of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival’s Board of Directors, today announced that Lexi Leban has been named the festival’s new Executive Director.

REVIEW | In “Anonymous,” Roland Emmerich Revises Shakespeare; We Advise You Wait For Joss Whedon
In “Anonymous,” Roland Emmerich submits William Shakespeare’s legacy to the same grim fate as the White House in “Independence Day” and the Sistine Chapel in “2012.”

Sarah Eaton Named Director of Media Relations at Sundance Institute
Sarah Eaton has been named Director of Media Relations at Sundance Institute, the organization said Tuesday.

Here’s the Third Winner for Christine Vachon and Ted Hope’s Masterclass
T.R. has been selected as the latest winner to receive tickets to Christine Vachon and Ted Hope’s first-ever Statesider masterclass in producing, Killer/Hope Masterclass: Get Your Movie Made, Make It Well, Make It Great, Get It Seen & Survive to Do It All Over Again.

iW’s Project of the Day: “Elijah the Prophet” Gets Pulled Over for a DUI
Elijah, the lovable Jewish Prophet, finds himself in trouble during Passover when he’s pulled over on DUI charges.

Why Some People Are Afraid of Movies: An Excerpt From Pauline Kael Collection “The Age of Movies”
Kael makes the argument that people who reject movies that “invade the senses” are only masking their fear with arguments of “refinement.”

REVIEW | “Rum Diary,” Johnny Depp’s Homage to Hunter S. Thompson, is Flawed But Earnest
“Vividly average” is the term used to describe the Puerto Rican readership of a raggedy newspaper in “The Rum Diary,” Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of the early Hunter S. Thompson novel.