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    FUTURES | "The Arbor" Director Clio Barnard Reinvents Andrea Dunbar

    Age: 46 Hometown: Santa Barbara (but she grew up in the North of England)

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye" Director Marie Losier

    Experimental filmmaker Marie Losier makes engaging cinematic portraits of figures in avant-garde circles, among them George Kuchar ("Electrocute Your Stars," TFF '05) and Guy Maddin ("Manuelle Labor," TFF '07), and choreographs performance pieces starring outrageous, costumed characters. In her firs...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Despicable Dick and Righteous Richard" Director Joshua Neale

    Dick Kuchera has been pissing people off for 50 years. Leaving a bride at the altar, fooling around with his brother-in-law's fiancee, and spouting foul-mouthed arrogance while buck naked—none of this has helped. Dick now faces the biggest hurdle in his 20-year path to recovery: steps eight and nine...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Black Butterflies" Director Paula Van Der Oest

    Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker (Carice van Houten, "Black Book") finds her freedom scrawling verse while ...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "The Miners' Hymns" Director Bill Morrison

    Filmmaker Bill Morrison is one of the leading international artists working within the genre of found footage filmmaking. In his previous work, like "The Highwater Trilogy" (TFF '06) and Release (TFF '10), he often uses shots replete with signs of chemical deterioration and decay. He then refashions these images via digital processing techniques into meditations on the fragility of human existence. In "The Miners' Hymns," Morrison shifts his emphasis from decaying footage to stunning black-and-white images that have been preserved in the British National Film Archives. From this raw material, Morrison artfully constructs a story of British co...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "The Carrier" Director Maggie Betts

    This lyrical documentary follows Mutinta, a dutiful and loving 28-year-old mother living in the landlocked African country of Zambia with her polygamous husband. Polygamy is still a legal and common practice in the country. When their humble farming life is infiltrated by the rapidly spreading HIV/AIDS epidemic, the family is shaken by the implications. In Zambia it has been estimated that more than 250 people each day are infected with the disease and fewer than 15 percent of adults know their HIV status. When Mutinta, now pregnant, learns that she too is HIV positive, she sets out to keep the child virus-free and break the cycle of transmis...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | “She Monkeys” Director Lisa Aschan

    When 15-year-old Emma lands a competitive spot on a young women's equestrian acrobatics team, she is taken under the wing of her slightly older peer Cassandra. Obsessed with strength and control, Emma covets Cassandra's natural grace and poise, while Cassandra in turn silently desires more than just...

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    IN HER OWN WORDS | Zeina Durra Shares a Scene from "The Imperialists Are Still Alive!"

    Zeina Durra's first feature, "The Imperialists Are Still Alive!," follows Asya, a successful visual artist working in post 9/11 Manhattan who strikes up a romance with a sexy Mexican PhD student the same night her childhood friend, Faisai, goes missing. indieWIRE is pleased to reveal an exclusive sc...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Edward Burns Wants You to Choose His Movie's Poster and Song

    Last year saw indie stalwart Edward Burns work with his lowest budget since "The Brothers McMullen" and try his luck at a radical distribution model for the romantic comedy "Nice Guy Johnny." This year, with his Tribeca Film Festival closing night film "Newlyweds," Burns goes guerilla and asks for s...

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    Cannes Wish List 2011: 40 Films We Have Reason To Hope For (UPDATED)

    With the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival lineup coming in tomorrow morning, indieWIRE has updated our Cannes wish list with a few notes regarding films that have been all-but-confirmed for the Croisette. After what many a deemed a relatively lackluster lineup last year due to many woul...

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