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    SHORTS COLUMN | Rare and Unseen Short Films Find a Home on the McSweeney's Wholphin DVD Label

    Spike Jonze's portrait of 1999-era Al Gore, Alexander Payne's student film, and a four-minute piece directed by Steven Soderbergh simply titled "Building No. 7," these are just a few of the shorts to be found on Wholphin, a DVD series created by Brent Hoff and Dave Eggers of McSweeney's. With the f...

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    AWARDS WATCH | 15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

    Fifteen documentary films have been selected for the "short list" of titles competing in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 80th Academy Awards, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Documentary Branch screening committee viewed the eligible documentaries in a p...

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    iW PROFILE | "Margot At The Wedding" Writer/Director Noah Baumbach

    It was an image of a mother and her son riding on a train sparked Noah Baumbach's upcoming "Margot at the Wedding" (opening this Friday, November 16th from Paramount Vantage). As Baumbach told indieWIRE during a conversation back in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, that visual e...

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    REVIEW | Legend of the Fall: Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales"

    [An indieWIRE review from Reverse Shot. Writer Jeff Reichert is co-founder and editor of Reverse Shot and is a Senior Vice President overseeing publicity and marketing at Magnolia Pictures.]

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    DISPATCH FROM AWARDS SEASON | The Marathon Continues: Coen's "Country" Leads Pack, but Keep an Eye o

    EDITORS NOTE: This is the first in a series of indieWIRE Awards Watch articles tracking the ups and downs of awards season. Links to individual predictions are included at the end of this article.

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "War/Dance" Co-directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

    Directing duo Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine's doc "War/Dance" is set against the backdrop of Uganda's 20 year civil war during which over 30,000 children have been abducted by a rebel army. The Sundance '07 film tells the story of Dominic, Rose, Nancy and their school in the Patongo Internally Displ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Darfur Now" Director Ted Braun and Actor Don Cheadle

    About once a week a feature appears in the New York Times documenting the most recent breakdown in progress toward a lasting peace settlement in the huge Darfur region of Sudan: a massacre of civilians in the southern Darfur city of Muhagiriya by Sudanese government forces and their paramilitary fro...

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    DISPATCH FROM ABU DHABI | Winning Formula for New Mid East Fest

    Last May, when Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun al Nahyan and Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage announced the formation of the Abu Dhabi Film Commission to build a local film infrastructure and promote international investment -- with a vision of business and a...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Lagerfeld Confidential" Director Rodolphe Marconi

    Director Rodolphe Marconi follows up a trio of well-recieved features ("This is My Body," "Love Forbidden" and "The Last Day") with his first documentary, "Lagerfeld Confidential." "Confidential" takes a deeply personal look at Karl Lagerfeld, the pony-tailed fashion titan. Created out of 200 hours ...

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    Hamptons '07 | Enchanted Hamptons Draws Celebs to Familiar Grounds Amidst Fest Change

    Despite the autumn serenity in East Hampton last weekend where the leaves are turning and the boutiques are marking up their prices on muted fall sweaters, there was much tumult to be found at the 15th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, and not just within the festival's films (17 of which...

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