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    Abu Dhabi: Extravagance & a Few Gems at a High Class Festival

    A skyline that resembles Vegas, but less gaudy and more modern; a mall that overlooks the ocean and carries Chanel, Christian Dior and Valentino; the second most expensive hotel ever built, that holds a water slide, thirteen restaurants, and a gold dispensing machine within its marble walls. “Sex an...

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    For Your Consideration: Assessing Those Gotham Award Nominations

    Earlier this week, awards season really kicked off with the year's first actual awards announcement: The Gotham Independent Film Awards. Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" led the pack with three nominations, including best feature, best ensemble performance (for Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Di...

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    In His Own Words: Eyad Zahra Discusses an Exclusive Scene From "The Taqwacores"

    Fresh off premiering his film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Eyad Zahra's directorial debut "The Taqwacores" hits theaters in New York this Friday, October 22. In anticipation of the film's release, Zahra shared an exclusive clip of his film with indieWIRE.

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    Midterm Madness | "Bring Your 'A' Game" Producer: "We Had to Do Something!"

    As part of SnagFilms' programming around this year's midterm elections, Snag has curated a lineup of political films to get us all in the mood to do our civic duty and vote on November 2.

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    Midterm Madness | US Policy's Great Minds Investigate Nuclear Policy

    Screening as a part of SnagFilm's streaming Midterm Madness series, Ben Goddard's "Nuclear Tipping Point" delves into the debate surrounding nuclear issues. Goddard sat down with indieWIRE to discuss the Wall Street Journal article that inspired him to document the controversial topic, and his backg...

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    A Candid Adrien Brody Gets "Wrecked" in Abu Dhabi

    In Michael Greenspan's directorial debut "Wrecked," which had its world premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival last week, Adrien Brody eats a worm, ingests an ant, fends off a mountain lion, and climbs up a muddy hill in the middle of the forest. It's a characteristically committed performance from...

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    Post-Punk Auteur: The Films Of Olivier Assayas

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music (or BAM, if you prefer its punchier moniker) have titled their Olivier Assayas retrospective "Post-Punk Auteur." The musical connotations of that label slightly undersell the filmmaker's eclecticism—he digs up scores of post-punk tracks, sure, but he also borrows from M...

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    FUTURES | Jeff Reichert Takes on the Pillars of Power with "Gerrymandering"

    Filmmaking newcomer Jeff Reichert opens his first feature documentary this weekend, and the former film distribution exec is taking on a relatively little-known political ploy that seriously questions the widely held belief that America is a beacon of democratic values. "Gerrymandering," which opene...

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    "Samson and Delilah" Director Warwick Thornton: "A Camera is a Weapon"

    The winner of the 2009 Cannes Camera D'Or, Warwick Thornton's "Samson and Delilah," starts screening in New York City today. The film went on to win the awards for Best New Director and Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards. Fifteen year-old Samson lives with Delilah in an Aboriginal c...

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    Business As Usual As London Fest Turns 54 Amidst a Challenged British Film Industry

    One year ago, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his way to the BFI London Film Festival to make a special announcement. There would be "a dramatic transformation" of the British Film Institute via a new film center that Brown's government was to pledge 45 million pounds toward. At the ti...

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