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    SXSW '10 | Filmmakers Capture History in "11/4/08"

    "11/4/08"'s marks Jeff Deutchman's directorial debut. After four years working in various facets of the independent film industry, Deutchman spearheaded a collaborative initiative to bring together friends from all over the world to capture history. Two weeks before the election of Barack Obama, I a...

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    Discovery | "Lovers of Hate"'s Bryan Poyser: "I like going for uncomfortable squirmy laughter."

    Making any movie is a feat, and having limited resources makes an undertaking all the more daunting. And yet there are those relative few who thrive, and writer/director Bryan Poyser's U.S. Dramatic Competition film, "Lovers of Hate" pretty much nails it with clever writing, solid performances by a ...

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    SXSW '10 | Simon Rumley Celebrates His First "Red White & Blue" Film

    Simon Rumley comes to America for the first time in his five-feature career. In "Red White & Blue," a part of the Emerging Visions program, "Erica (Amanda Fuller) spends her nights trawling the bars and beds of Austin. Emotionally withdrawn, sleeping with multiple men is just what she does... until...

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    Texas Toast: Saluting Quentin Tarantino

    While the Austin film scene was born out of energy harnessed by Richard Linklater more than twenty years ago, it was apparently bolstered on a sidewalk in Southern California.

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    SXSW '10 | Miao Wang Captures City Life in "Beijing Taxi"

    Director Miao Wang's "Beijing Taxi" is a feature length documentary that "vividly portrays Beijing undergoing a profound transformational arch. Through a humanistic lens, the intimate lives of three taxi drivers connect a morphing city confronted with modern issues and changing values. With diverse ...

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    Murnau's "Sunrise" Returns to NYC

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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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