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    Not a Conventional Shoot: Schnack's DNC Doc

    This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 SilverDocs Film Festival. "Convention" hits theaters this Friday.

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    Holiday Box Office: "Agora," "Micmacs" Post Decent Debuts; Restored "Breathless" Scores (UPDATED)

    While Hollywood suffered one of its weakest Memorial Day weekends in recent memory with both "Prince of Persia" and "Sex and the City 2" posting underwhelming debuts, the specialty front got a fair boost from a batch of newcomers. Alejandro Amenabar's "Agora," Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Micmacs," Stepha...

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    Dennis Hopper: 1936 - 2010

    Maverick actor, filmmaker and artist Dennis Hopper died today at age 74 of complications from prostate cancer. Born in Kansas on May 17, 1936, Hopper passed away at his home in Venice, CA, according to media reports within the past hour.

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    Cinema Guild Takes "Putty Hill"

    The Cinema Guild has announced the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Matt Porterfield's "Putty Hill," which had its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlin International Film Festival and its North American premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival the following month. The dea...

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    Fantasy on the Croisette: Cannes in a Nutshell

    As it does every year, the Cannes Film Festival developed gradual momentum over the course of the last two weeks. The main competition, though really only one part of the annual story, nabbed the spotlight with a culturally diverse selection deemed spotty before it even started. Once the program beg...

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    Cannes Day 12: Minute by Minute

    Each day at the Cannes Film Festival (May 12 - 23), indieWIRE is publishing a frequently updated dispatch from France. All times listed are local French time.

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    Hong Sangsoo Tops Un Certain Regard

    The new film by Hong Sangsoo, "Ha Ha Ha", won the top prize for a film in the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section tonight in France.

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    IFC Goes "Kaboom"

    IFC Films continued its dealmaking on the Croisette today, scooping up US rights to two more films: Gregg Araki's "Kaboom," screening out of competition in the official selection; and Jorge Michel Grau's "We Are What We Are," from the Director's Fortnight. The latter title will be released through I...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Ken Loach's "Route Irish"

    Ken Loach's "Route Irish" may suffer from flat performances and an overwrought, polemically-motivated plot, but there's no denying its basic power as targeted polemic. The movie follows Fergus (Mark Womack), a disgruntled Iraq war veteran whose best pal Frankie dies overseas before the beginning of ...

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    CANNES REVIEW | Media Stars Gone Natural: Doug Liman's "Fair Game"

    Doug Liman's "Fair Game" opens with a credits sequence featuring images from the post-9/11 war on terror set to the Gorillaz's single "Clint Eastwood," marking the only instance of stylized commentary in this thoroughly subdued dramatization of recent history. The lyrics - "I'm useless/But not for l...

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