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    SXSW ‘10 | It Started with a Food Stand: Paul Gordon on His "Poet"

    Paul Gordon's "The Happy Poet" came out of his desire to do something and the appeal of making a film set in a food stand. "Bill, an out-of-work poet, puts his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting an all-organic, mostly-vegetarian food stand. New friend Donnie promotes the business and he...

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    film review - Green Zone

    Director Paul Greengrass has an amazing gift for simulating documentary-style reality, as he’s proven in such notable films as Bloody Sunday and United 93. He’s also brought his shaky-cam and rapid-fire editing style to the Bourne series, with great success, although not every viewer appreciates his...

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    SXSW '10 | Sophie Deraspe Finds a Muse to Play Dying in "Vital Signs"

    Sophie Deraspe's new film explores dying in a sensitive way. After finding a muse in a hospital, she decided to write a script based on Ms. Marie-Helene Bellavance. "'Les Signes Vitaux' ('Vital Signs') follows Simone who suddenly finds herself back in Quebec City following her grandmother's death. ...

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    SXSW '10 | Nick Whitfield Takes the "Skeletons" Out of His Closet

    Across the pond past half of the United States, a Nick Whitfield, a UK-based actor, comes to SXSW with his first feature film, "Skeletons." "In this surreal comedy, Davis and Bennett are a mismatched pair of traveling salesmen in the business of cleaning skeletons out of closets. Together they trav...

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    SXSW: Texas Film Hall of Fame: Tarantino Acceptance Speech

    For ten years the Austin Film Society's Texas Film Hall of Fame has handed out awards to the state's own--and deserving outsiders like Quentin Tarantino, who after 17 years of premiering his films and doing his QT Fests in Austin, was inducted by best buds Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez, wh...

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    "Riders," "Ending" Bookend 2010 Atlanta Fest

    The 2010 Atlanta Film Festival has announced its programming lineup, with the fest opening on April 15, 2010 with Stanley Nelson's "Freedom Riders" and closing on Friday April 23, 2010 with the Southeastern premiere of Barr Weissman's "The Secret to a Happy Ending." The seven days in between will pr...

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    Hot Docs Selects 28 Toronto Documentary Forum Projects

    Hot Docs has announced the 28 projects that will be presented during this year's Toronto Documentary Forum (TDF), North America's largest market for the international documentary community. The TDF will take place May 5-6, 2010 during the Hot Docs Festival, Conference and Market, which runs April 2...

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    SXSW '10: Eating, Drinking, and Shopping in Austin: An iW Insiders Guide

    BBQ, Tex-Mex and muic are typically among the highlights of a trip to Austin, TX. But those who regularly attend SXSW often report back on the laid back, casual vibe that the city offers its guests. From the crowded movie theaters filled with slackers (or those who just sport the look) and industry ...

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