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    Tribeca '10 | "Loose Cannons" Director Ferzan Ozpetek Keeps It All About the Family

    Tribeca director Ferzan Ozpetek's "Loose Cannons," screening in the World Narrative Feature Competition, is a playful take on family obligation and the possibility of being uprooted from comfortable surroundings.

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    Tribeca '10 | Actor Turned Director Feo Aladag Takes an Actorly Approach in "When We Leave"

    Tribeca director Feo Aladag's Narrative Feature Competition film, "When We Leave" focuses on one family's quest to live abroad, escaping abuse at home.

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    Summer Preview: The 25 Must-See Films

    The summer movie season isn't exactly best known for independent film. With billions of dollars set to be spent on the countless sequels ("Shrek 4," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"), remakes ("The Karate Kid," "A Nightmare on Elm Street"), adaptations of video games ("The Prince of Persia"), adaptatio...

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    Small Screen | "Mammoth" Release Week Includes '09 Faves "Summer Hours" and "35 Shots"

    After topping indieWIRE's poll of 2009's top films, Olivier Assayas's "Summer Hours" (criticWIRE rating: A-), starring Juliette Binoche at the head of a troupe of actors well-respected in the French film industry) is getting its DVD release on the Criterion Collection. The 2-disc DVD includes a video interview with Assayas, a making-of documentary, and a featurette explaining the Musée d'Orsay's link to the film's production. Writing in indieWIRE, Chris Wisniewski characterizes the film as "elegant and elegiac." He goes on to say of the family quibble drama, "In 'Summer Hours'...every object, and every place, is weighed down by the past—i...

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    Tribeca '10 | Director Paul Fraser's Homegrown "My Brothers"

    Tribeca will play host to the world premiere of Irish director Paul Fraser's feature directorial debut "My Brothers," competing in the World Narrative Feature Competition.

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    Tribeca '10 | "The Two Escobars" Directors Kick It in Columbia

    As part of Tribceca's World Documentary Feature Competition, filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist will present the world premiere of their documentary "The Two Escobars."

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    "Persian Cats" Director Bahman Ghobadi: "I didn't pick the topic, the topic picked me"

    The latest film about the bad boys (and girls) of rock and roll is so controversial that an entire regime is hell bent on stamping it out. The parties are seemingly tame and unlike the cliches of other movies about bands and their desire to make it big - the groupies, the drugs, the parties, the mon...

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    Tribeca '10 | Director Michael Madsen Goes Underground for "Into Eternity"

    Making its North American premiere at Tribeca, Michael Madsen's documentary "Into Eternity" offers audiences a probing look at the dangers surrounding a massive nuclear energy facility in Finland.

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    Tribeca '10 | "Freetime Machos" a Docu-Comedy Says Director Mika Ronkainen

    Documentary filmmaker Mika Ronkainen will premiere his latest raucous documentary "Freetime Machos," to North American audiences at Tribeca.

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    FUTURES | "The Adults in the Room" Filmmaker Andy Blubaugh

    Portland, OR based filmmaker Andy Blubaugh first drew the attention of programmers and indie film audiences when his short film, "Hello, Thanks" was included in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Like his follow-up short, "Scaredycat," which premiered at the following year's Sundance, "Hello" is a documentary which employs a distinctive and highly personal style and tone - self-referential but not self-indulgent which he has called "speculative documentary construction" - which quickly grew to characterize Blubaugh's work. A few years later, he's expanded and developed his autobiographical approach into a unique blend of documentary and drama f...

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