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    With “The Zone,” 2011 AFI Fest Honoree Joe Swanberg Wises Up: “I Want People to Like Me.”

    A lot of people are skeptical about Joe Swanberg, especially Joe Swanberg. Thirty years old and Chicago based, he’s the only filmmaker to gain serious mileage from the vaguely defined “mumblecore” movement. And he’s the first to realize that making extremely similar microbudg...

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    Congrats to “Tomorrow We Disappear,” October’s Project of the Month

    Congrats to “Tomorrow We Disappear,” October’s Project of the Month

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    How to Apply to Werner Herzog’s L.A. Film School

    Attention, doc filmmakers: Werner Herzog is teaching a four-day film seminar in Los Angeles early next year.

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    French Thriller “Sleepless Night” Finds U.S. Home at Tribeca Film

    Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to Frédéric Jardin’s acclaimed French thriller “Sleepless Night,” which had its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. The company plans to release it theatrically and on VO...

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    The Amazing Race: Which Films Might Make It Through The Arcane Rules Of The Foreign Language Branch?

    Arguably the most frequently controversial of the Oscar categories, Best Foreign Language Film is a minefield at almost every stage, full of complex rules and loopholes that make sense to almost no one. First a film has to be nominated by its local committee, where personal grudges and politica...

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    Are A-List Stars Saving—Or Waylaying—Indie Film?

    Are A-List Stars Saving—Or Waylaying—Indie Film?

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    Joyce McKinney Sues Errol Morris Over ‘Tabloid’

    Well, she’s been threatening it for months now (but with her, how do you know what she’ll actually do?), but it’s actually come to pass: Joyce McKinney, the subject of Errol Morris’ outstandingly odd “Tabloid,” is suing the director for, among many other things, “likeness, defamation, misrepresentation, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.” “Tabloid” is the story of McKinney’s life, specifically an incident in 1977 when she flew to England to retrieve her boyfriend, who was on missionary work for the Mormon church and who claimed, late...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    Brett Ratner’s latest star-studded comedy is sure to bring in the green this weekend at the box office, but it’s not the only film opening today in theaters. Below get a sense of what else is out there by checking out the reviews published this week on indieWIRE and the blog network.

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    AFM News: Howard Pumps Rush, Weinsteins Chase Song for Marion, Europa Shoots in New York

    One of the signs of changing times is seeing an A-list director like Ron Howard pushing a project at the American Film Market. The co-head of Imagine Entertainment went to Santa Monica to push Rush, his Formula 1 racing film, with foreign buyers. Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s Exclusive Me...

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    Drafthouse Films Scoops Up “Bullhead” and “Clown,” Inks Deal With Image

    Alamo Drafthouse distribution label Drafthouse Films announced today that it has picked up North American rights to two acclaimed films, both of which played at the Drafthouse-hosted Fantastic Fest in Austin in September: The Belgium drama “Bullhead,” which scored the top prize of the Ne...

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