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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Tribeca Wraps, Top 5 May Flicks & More

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 2, 2011 at 8:30AM

Today on indieWIRE Tribeca '11 comes to a close, a Sundance breakout finally gets nabbed, The Playlist gets a sneak peak at the "Straw Dogs" remake and more.10th Tribeca Wraps
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Today on indieWIRE Tribeca '11 comes to a close, a Sundance breakout finally gets nabbed, The Playlist gets a sneak peak at the "Straw Dogs" remake and more.

10th Tribeca Wraps

"This year, Tribeca showed improvement," wrote Eric Kohn in his wrap up of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival. "While continuing to cope with many of the same issues, the festival had enough positive buzz to suggest a shift in the conversation surrounding its purpose. There were some better choices than the 2010 edition and a few solid distribution deals."

Last week a group of high-profile players came together to discuss issues pertaining to the digital frontier at Tribeca's Digital by Design panel, held at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. indieWIRE was on the scene to report on the highlights from the conversation.

Click here for a guide to indieWIRE's coverage of the festival.

How To Create a Thriving Arthouse Theater (Almost) Anywhere

In an investigative report, Anthony Kaufman delved into what makes a successful arthouse theater.

What to See This Month

Some high-profile indies hit theaters this month, including Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" and Jodie Foster's "The Beaver." Click here to see the other thee picks to make indieWIRE's monthly must see list.

Acquisition

Danfung Dennis’ Sundance Film Festival award-winning war doc “Hell and Back Again,” has been acquired by New Video for North American distribution. The feature debut from Dennis chronicles the life of an injured Marine returning home from Afghanistan to his wife and everyday life. The company plans to launch the film theatrically this October, followed by a VOD and DVD release.

Finalists for Student Academy Awards

Thirty-three from 22 colleges and universities have been named as finalists for the 38th annual Student Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said today.

"Poetry" Director Sits Down with TOH!

Ahead of "Poetry"'s opening at Los Angeles' Royal theater on May 6th, TOH!'s Sophia Savage caught up with the film's director Lee Chang-dong to discuss his Cannes award-winning film.

New Pics From "Straw Dogs" Remake

A number of stills from Rod Lurie's remake of Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" hit the web today. Check out The Playlist's report to see how the film's shaping up.

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