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    Does Cannes (still) Matter?

    Just days after massive waves from the Mediterranean crashed along the Croisette damaging beachside restaurants a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland moved southward over France, hampering travel and delaying folks en route to Cannes. This year, natural disasters on top of a dramatic European economic c...

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    Small Screen | "Daria," "Daybreakers," Double "Toy Story" & "Karate Kid" Come Home

    It is lucky that on this particularly light week for specialty releases on the small screen, the nation's hipsters and anyone else nostalgic for the "good old days" of MTV can plop down on their couch and delight in the eight-disc release of "Daria." Afton Lorraine Woodward, writing for the Washington Post's Express Night Out, fondly memorializes the show, saying, "'Daria' was one of MTV's last hurrahs before it finally shook off every last vestige of subversiveness and became a vapid, music-less wasteland of reality TV. Featuring regular criticisms and exploitations of society, pop culture and Russian statesmen, 'Daria' appeared to be desti...

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    New Web Series Wonders, What's In Store for America?

    “What will become of America in five, 25, or even 50 years from today?” That is the question the Independent Television Service (ITVS) posed to 11 accomplished filmmakers who were assigned the task of making a short film reflecting their own vision of a not-too-distant American future. The answers a...

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    Freedom From the System: Putting the Safdies in Focus

    In Josh and Benny Safdie's "Daddy Longlegs," filmmaker-turned actor Ronnie Bronstein exudes discomfort in the best of ways. As single father Lenny, he wanders the dirtiest New York City streets and lurks in the shadows of his mangy apartment, alternately grumbling and cackling at his endless misfort...

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs ’10: Secrets, Eclectics & Lands

    Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in North America, wrapped up its 17th edition Sunday night after eleven days of programming (get the full list of winners of the fest here). Consistently one of the top doc events internationally, the festival continued to deliver strong selections in...

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    Filmmaker Interview: Director Dan Levin Exposes Lower East Side in "Captured" (Watch it Now Free)

    In this week's SnagFilms spotlight, the once anarchic Lower East Side is showcased in a profile of documentary filmmaker Clayton Patterson.

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs ’10: Pitch Perfect at the Toronto Documentary Forum

    Hundreds of broadcasters, funders, filmmakers, and other observers convened this Wednesday and Thursday morning for the Toronto Documentary Forum, North America’s largest documentary market, as part of the ongoing Hot Docs film festival. Led for the second year by Elizabeth Radshaw, the T...

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    "Mercy"'s Patrick Hoelck: "I wanted to capture Los Angeles the way my friends and I inhabit it."

    Patrick Hoelck grew up in the world's some of the world's most cosmopolitan environments: California, New York, and London. Inspired by the human side of sexuality and celebrity, Hoelck is intent on providing humanistic renderings of seemingly shallow characters. Hoelck whose big feature film bre...

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    In the Works: Chinese Champs, Latino Coming of Age, Lazarus Hipsters, Dual Prisons & Finding Haven

    This week's production column, 'In the Works', checks in with acclaimed producer Peter Wintonick ("Manufacturing Consent," "Earthkeepers") on his new project with "Up the Yangtze" director Yung Chang, “China Heavyweight,” then profiles a few upcoming films featured on crowd-funding website IndieGoGo...

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