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Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire November 1, 2011 at 10:45AM

Today on indieWIRE, we brought you the top films to see this November, interviews with Chinese film actress Li Bingbing, “Green” director Sophia Takal and “Expecting” Director Francesca Fuenzalida, as well as some exciting Terrence Malick news and more!
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Today on indieWIRE, we brought you the top films to see this November, interviews with Chinese film actress Li Bingbing, “Green” director Sophia Takal and “Expecting” Director Francesca Fuenzalida, as well as some exciting Terrence Malick news and more!

The 7 Indie Films You Must See This November
There’s 20 films listed on indieWIRE’s November calendar. From Lars von Trier and Werner Herzog to Marilyn Monroe and Sigmund Freud, check out indieWIRE‘s picks for the seven best options, and then check out the full calendar or iW’s fall movie preview; there’s many worthy films that didn’t make this list (including notable studio efforts like “Hugo” and “J. Edgar”).

Gil Cates, Vet Oscar Producer & UCLA Film School Founder Dead at 77
Long time Oscars producer Gilbert Cates has passed away. The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, in which Gates was the Founding Dean, said he died Monday, October 31 at age 77.

REVIEW | Wiseman Meets Malick and Punk Rock in Fascinating Skater Doc “Dragonslayer”
The measured vérité style of Frederick Wiseman meets the visual polish of Terrence Malick in “Dragonslayer,” a fascinating slice of crude Americana from first-time director Tristan Patterson.

Chinese Star Li Bingbing Talks “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” Our DVD Pick of the Week
Award-winning actress Li Bingbing might not be a household name in North America, but in her native China she’s one of the country’s brightest stars.

The 2011 AFI Fest Filmmakers | “Expecting” Director Francesca Fuenzalida
Expecting. Waiting. A teen girl with a bright future buys some pills from a woman on a park bench. She goes home and her parents are out of town. Her boyfriend comes over. This could be preparation for a night of fun, but that’s already happened.

The 2011 AFI Fest Filmmakers | Raging Jealousy in Sophia Takal’s “Green”
Genevieve, played by Kate Lyn Sheil, is an intellectual New Yorker who moves to a cabin in the rural South with her boyfriend Sebastian (Lawrence Michael Levine) so that he can blog about sustainable farming.

Watch: Terrifying Trailer for “The Innkeepers,” Ti West’s Follow-Up To “House of the Devil”
Halloween may have passed, but it’s still not too late to check out the terrifying trailer for Ti West’s follow-up to “The House of the Devil,” “The Innkeepers.”

Jeff Skoll to be Honored by the Paley Center for Media
Jeff Skoll, founder of Participant Media and executive producer of recent hits “The Help” and “Contagion,” will be honored at The Paley Center for Media’s annual Los Angeles gala “Salute to Excellence.”

Summit and Media Pro Announce Film Output Agreement
Ralpho Borgos of Summit Entertainment and Anca Truta of Media Pro Entertainment, the distribution division of Central European Media Enterprise, announced Tuesday their exclusive three-year output agreement for all rights in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.

FilmNation Announces Two Terrence Malick Projects Starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and More
In some very surprising news, FilmNation has announced not one but two new Terrence Malick projects, with casts that include the likes of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara.

Hey New York! See Steve McQueen’s “Shame” 3 Weeks Before Official Release Date
I just got word that BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY, will host a sneak preview screening of Steve McQueen’s critically-acclaimed, NC17-rated sex addiction drama Shame, on Monday, November 14th, at 7PM.

10 Film Franchises That Need a Christmas Movie
Now that Halloween is over, we can start thinking about Christmas.

DOC NYC 2011: The Women
The second edition of DOC NYC will launch tomorrow and there are a bunch of women directed and women centric films to be seen over the next week.

First Official Look at Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper in Blacklist Plagiarism Indie ‘The Words’
We last profiled this film back in June, when Tambay posted on-set pictures of its two leading stars Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana filming a romantic city stroll.