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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: "Sacco and Vanzetti" director Peter Miller

    Peter Miller's doc "Sacco and Vanzetti" centers on Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920 and executed in Boston in 1927 following a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and i...

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    REVIEW | Old Scars: Peter Miller's "Sacco and Vanzetti"

    Odd as it seems to say of a movie that covers a crime that's more than 80 years old, but Peter Miller's "Sacco and Vanzetti" is distinctly behind the times on the latest developments of its subject. In December 2005, a letter surfaced in California, purportedly penned by Upton Sinclair during the re...

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    Coppola's Latest, "Youth Without Youth," Lands at Sony Classics

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to "Youth Without Youth," the first film in a decade by Francis Ford Coppola. The company is planning a late Fall release this year. Adapted from a novella by Romanian author Mircea Eliade, Coppola wrote, directed and produced the new film, w...

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    Music, the Disenfranchised and Twentysomethings: A Look at the 36th New Directors/New Films Series

    "The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution," wrote philosopher Hannah Arendt. If true, New Directors/New Films is a godsend, if we can call this a prerevolutionary era. It does include a few old-fashioned clunkers, but a majority of the 26 features in ...

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    SXSW '07 CRITICS NOTEBOOK | Quiet, Personal Moments Make Biggest Impact at 2007 SXSW Fest

    With an incredibly varied program offeatures put together by event producer Matt Dentler and panels and production manager Jarod Neece, one can easily find something to enjoy at the SXSW Film Festival. Obvious choices (and big ticket sellers) are films like the Morgan Spurlock produced potshot at co...

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    SXSW '07 DAILY DISPATCH: Mumblecore Movie? Swanberg, Bujalski, Duplass and Others Unveil "Hannah Tak

    Two years ago, duing an interview for indieWIRE, acclaimed indie director Andrew Bujalski spoke of a mumblecore movement made up of a group of filmmakers whose films debuted at SXSW that year. In the Spring of '05, SXSW producer Matt Dentler programmed the Duplass Brothers' "The Puffy Chair," Susan ...

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    SXSW '07 DAILY DISPATCH: "Billy The Kid" and "Itty Bitty Titty Committee" Win Top Jury Prizes At SXS

    Films by women dominated the awards as the 2007 SXSW Film Festival hit its wet and rainy mid-point here in Austin, TX. Jamie Babbit's narrative feature "Itty Bitty Titty Committee" and Jennifer Venditti's documentary film "Billy The Kid" won the top jury prizes at the festival, while in the audience...

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    iW BOT | Oscar Winners Take Lions Share of a Mostly Blah Specialty Box Office

    The first full weekend post-Oscars went out with a sigh as far as box office windfall goes, though Academy Award winners "The Lives of Others," "The Queen," "The Last King of Scotland," and "Pan's Labyrinth" along with Samuel Goldwyn/Roadside Attraction's "Amazing Grace" represented over 80% of the ...

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    FIRST PERSON | John Sinno: An open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    [Editor's note: John Sinno is a producer of "Iraq in Fragments" by James Longley.]

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