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    "King's Speech" Director: "I will probably never know if the Queen will see this film"

    Since its screenings at Telluride and Toronto this year, Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" has been gaining Oscar buzz both for the director and its star, Colin Firth. Last year, the actor received a best actor nomination for his role in "A Single Man," which also screened at Toronto, and momentum is...

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    FUTURES | "This Chair Is Not Me" Director Andy Taylor Smith

    British photographer Andy Taylor Smith was at the SilverDocs fest this June for the world premiere of his first film, the short "This Chair is Not Me." By the end of popular documentary event held annually in Silver Springs, Maryland, "Chair" won the Sterling Award for Best Short Film. Smith's first foray into filmmaking was a natural progression, citing his work in photography projects, which he feels, often took on narrative elements. The film itself centers around a pivotal moment in the life of Alan Martin, a dancer with cerebral palsy who gives workshops and performances, played by newcomer Andre Mahjouri. Smith tells his story re-enac...

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    Due Date: Who Might Win the Awards Season Blitz -- and Who Should

    In the opening shot of Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," jaded actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) drives his expensive car in one circle after another. A slave to the industry that defines his career, Marco's conundrum is established in a provocative visual metaphor -- he's stuck in an endless loop. As t...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Thanksgiving Special

    In commemoration of US Thanksgiving, indieWIRE has curated a number of documentaries about food for Hulu's Documentaries page - we'll warn you, however, these selections tend toward the darker side, spotlighting what's wrong with the way we eat and the way we grow our food, while offering practical ...

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    Dispatch from Amsterdam | Eight New Docs To Watch from IDFA

    As non-fiction filmgoers and industry representatives continue to sample the nearly 300 documentaries the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has on offer at this year's edition (which runs through November 28), indieWIRE continues its coverage with eight new noteworthy titles (...

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    In His Own Words: Frederic Lilien Shares an Exclusive Scene From "The Legend of Pale Male"

    Frederic Lilien's documentary "The Legend of Pale Male" documents a story dear to New Yorkers' hearts. The film, eighteen-years in the making, has gone on to win awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the Palm Beach International Film Festival among many others. In anticipation...

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    Dispatch from Amsterdam | Madoff, Tito & the Ghost of Little Edie Mark IDFA Debuts

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has long styled itself the world's biggest documentary film festival. Each year, a number of world premieres here will make their way to Sundance in January (in international competitions) and beyond. At the same time, IDFA faces some Euro...

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    The Films Of Claire Denis: A Retrospective

    The IFC Center in New York City recently ran a retrospective of French director Claire Denis’s laudable films—the most expansive retrospective of her work that NYC has ever seen—to commemorate the theatrical release of “White Material” this Friday. On the occasion, we h...

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    FUTURES | "Night Catches Us" Director Tanya Hamilton

    Born in Jamaica and raised in Maryland, director/writer Tanya Hamilton used what she knew best to craft her debut feature, "Night Catches Us." Inspired by her mother's close friend who in 1965 took part in organizing a sit-in at the White House in protest of the violence in Selma, Alabama, Hamilton ...

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    In the Works: "Tarnation" Director's New Project, Freegans, Adapted Thriller, and Druggie Surfers

    This week's in-production column takes a long look at Jonathan Caouette's new documentary, which is not a continuation of his game changer "Tarnation," but deals with his relationship with his mother. Also in the works, are three films looking for funds on Kickstarter: an adap...

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