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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Pernille Rose Gronkjaer: "I have always been fascinated by strong old peop

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | Weapons: Aiming for Oblivion

    A slow, hazy hip-hop trip through screwed-up young America, "Weapons" is the anti-"Boyz n the Hood." Less concerned with character development, social statements, and climatic revelations, director Adam Bhala Lough's sophomore effort is a woozy mood-piece about dead-end teens and the cycle of violen...

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    SF360: Indiefest announces lineup

    As indie film meets ice cold in Utah, SF IndieFest's founder/director Jeff Ross announced the ninth edition of the Bay Area's indie showcase festival to an equally chilled SF Tuesday at the Roxie. Running February 8-20, the festival this year features a worldwide mix of more than 100 independent fil...

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    PARK CITY '07 REVIEW | The Kids Aren't Alright, But They Can Be: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine's "Wa

    The frequent documentary template when dealing with suffering children in Africa is to choose those lucky enough to escape, often to the United States, and tell their fish-out-of-water stories ("Lost Boys of Sudan" and "God Grew Tired Of Us" follow this recipe). Husband-and-wife documentary team Sea...

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    The Guardian Interview: Sacha Baron Cohen

    "It was exhausting," he recalls, slumped in the booth, fighting off a nagging cold. "I had to be that way all day and all night, because even if the tiniest detail had gone awry, it could've made them suspicious. I mean, even if I went to the bathroom, I had to make sure I went to the bathroom as Bo...

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    SL Tribune: Sundance: Today's best bets

    "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," "A Very British Gangster," and "The Ten" are among local paper the Salt Lake Tribune's best pics of Sundance for the first few days of the festival. The paper also lists its pics for "family friendly" fair and profiles a list of Sundance filmmakers in its coverage of the fest...

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    AP: Sundance docs draw drama from actors

    The talking heads in some documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival are not just real people recollecting real events. Some are actors, recruited by the directors to help put human faces and voices to events lost in time, for which the filmmakers would have had to rely on static old photographs or...

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    iW VIDEO: Brett Morgen and "Chicago 10"; Redford on Buzz, Park City iPOP Favorites and More

    In the premiere issue of iW: VIDEO On The Scene at Park City, Filmmaker Brett Morgen talks about "Chicago 10," the opening night film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, while Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford weighs in on Sundance as a festival vs. a market. Also, press and industry make g...

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    IFC First Take Acquires "Drama/Mex"

    IFC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Gerardo Naranjo's Drama/Mex, which is slated to join IFC First Take, the day and date distribution banner which simulataneously premieres theatrically and on local cable's On Demand platform. Shot in the seedy tourist town of Acapulco, "Drama/Mex" is a film where the separate stories of a 15-year-old runaway, a suicidal old man and a young couple are connected at various points in time, creating an interwoven narrative. "'Drama/Mex' is a beautifully told story explored with fresh and provocative style," said IFC Entertainment President Jonathan Sehring in a prepared statement. "It re...

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    H2O Motion Pictures to Expand International Operations

    H2O Motion Pictures is launching an international sales and co-production arm to handle sales, marketing and financing for eight to twelve English language independent feature films per year, the company's principals Andras Hamori and Mark Horowitz announced Friday. The company, according to a release, "will build on Hamori and Horowitz's know-how and existing relationships with almost every European and North American 'soft finance' entity." The two previously worked together when they launched Alliance Pictures and Alliance Atlantis Pictures International respectively for the Canadian media giant Alliance Atlantis Entertainment. [Brian Broo...

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