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    Richard Leacock, R.I.P.: Pennebaker, Maysles, Nair and Peña Remember the Doc Pioneer

    Documentary pioneer Richard "Ricky" Leacock, considered a major force in the birth of modern non-fiction cinema, passed away yesterday in Paris at the age of 89.

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    Five Productions iW is Rooting For: Bowling Com "Split," Anti-Comic Crusade, Nixon Home Movies, More

    indieWIRE is heading to the bowling alley for this week's lead profile in our in-production column. Jamie Buckner's bowling comedy just finished its Kickstarter campaign last week, and is ramping up for an even bigger fundraising push. iW talked to Buckner about his strategy of targetin...

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    François Ozon: "I belong to a generation of directors who never want to repeat themselves."

    François Ozon, one of France's most popular living filmmakers, is nothing if not prolific. Since breaking out in a big way with his first feature "Sitcom" in 1998, Ozon has released a film a year, displaying his versatility in style and his passion for strong leading ladies...

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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers: “The Black Power Mixtape" Director Göran Hugo Olsson

    From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, a group of Swedish journalists covered the Black Power movement in the United States and filmed all that they saw. Thirty years later this lush collection of 16mm footage was found in a basement. With the early support of co-producers Danny Glover and Joslyn Bar...

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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers: “Tyrannosaur" Director Paddy Considine

    Joseph, a widower, should be tethered. A lonely man with a violent temper, he gets into situations, particularly at pubs, that leave him and others bloody. He has a possible soft spot for a young boy who lives across the street with his feckless mother and her punk boyfriend. Joseph knows better tha...

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    ActionFest 2 to Roll Out "Assassins," Adrenaline & a "Knockout" at April Event

    A second round of action cinema and adrenaline-filled offerings are on tap for the second round of ActionFest in Asheville, North Carolina, taking place April 7 - 10. As previously announced, ActionFest 2 will open with the World Premiere of Jonathan English’s "Ironclad," while Takeshi Miike’s lates...

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    Meeting Miss Taylor

    I don’t usually get flustered before an interview, but I did when Entertainment Tonight told me I’d be talking to Elizabeth Taylor. The year was 1989, and she was promoting a new TV version of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth she had made with Mark Harmon. I didn’t ...

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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers | "Outbound" & "Octubre"

    Today for the kickoff to the 40th edition of the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of the Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival, indieWIRE unleashes two additions to our annual 'Meet the ND/NF Filmmakers' series.

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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers: “Outbound” Director Bogdan George Apetri

    The march of New Romanian Cinema continues apace in this quietly gripping drama that steadily descends into a dog-eat-dog netherworld in which matter-of-fact exploitation and reflexive avarice are givens. Two years into a five-year prison sentence, Matilda is given a day pass to attend her mother’s funeral. In the 24 hours that follow, the camera tracks this determined and unsentimental woman as she relentlessly pursues her goal of finding the money she needs to skip the country for good. As single-minded as its protagonist, this brisk, hard-edged, and businesslike film bears many of the hallmarks of the new generation of talented Romanian fi...

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    Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers: “Octubre” Directors Daniel and Diego Vega

    Peruvian films are a growing presence at international film festivals, and Octubre is an excellent example of why this is so. Winner of the Jury Prize of the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2010, the film follows Clemente, a small-time money-lender living in a Lima barrio, who one day discovers ...

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