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    Eugene Hernandez: (Re) Introducing Eric Kohn

    New York, NY, April 12, 2010 -- About four years ago, Eric Kohn sent me an unsolicited email just as he was finishing up cinema studies at NYU. In the wake of working as a research assistant for J. Hoberman at the Village Voice and as an intern at Entertainment Weekly, he was hoping to make it as a ...

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    Orphan Films: Mining Lost Movies in NYC

    When the new print of "Metropolis," thirty minutes longer than the one you can get now on DVD, was found in Argentina, film archivists made it into headlines. This weekend, at the Orphans Film Symposium at the SVA Theatre in New York City, the Argentinean archivist behind that project, Paula Felix-Didier (whom symposium organizer Dan Streible called the most famous archivist in the world due to the last two years' events) took the stage to present films from her collection at the Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken. The new "Metropolis" footage was not a part of this presentation. Instead, Felix-Didier presented footage she just discove...

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    Tribeca '10 | Alexandra Codina on Filming Family in "Monica & David" (World Doc Compet.)

    Alexandra Condina's "Monica & David" is screening as part of the World Documentary Competition at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the two people in its title, Monica and David, who are truly, blissfully in love. They also happen to have Down syndrome. Both have strong and long relationships with their respected mothers. Ali Codina's affectionate documentary is an intimate, year-in-the-life portrait of two childlike spirits with adult desires as they prepare for their fairy tale wedding and face the realities of married life afterward. Taking immense pride in their new roles as husband and wife, David wants to bring home t...

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    Tribeca '10 | Taking on a Thriller: Andrew Paquin's "Open House" (World Narrative Compet.)

    Director Andrew Paquin's pshychological suspense thriller "Open House," starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Brian Geraghty, joins this year's Tribeca Film Festival World Narrative Feature Competition.

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    FUTURES | "Everyone Else" Actress Birgit Minichmayr

    "It was quite an accident, really," Birgit Minichmayr said of becoming involved in Maren Ade's "Everyone Else," the German relationship drama that opens in U.S. theaters today. "I went to the casting. [Maren] did the casting together with the male lead, not alone, because for Maren it was important ...

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    Going Apple Nuts with Kobi & Ron Shely's "MacHEADS" (Watch it Now Free)

    This week, SnagFilms spotlights the ever-present fascination with one of America's most coveted brands. Kobi & Ron Shelly are two Israelis who went to the States, specifically to a little geek cultural phenomenon known as Macworld, to find out a little bit more about those that become obsessed with ...

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    Dallas Dispatch: Multiple Films Open Rebranded Fest

    Following its severed ties with AFI, the newly rebranded Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) looked to reinvent itself last night, with an opening night unlike any the festival has ever attempted before.

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    In the Works: "Super"-Heroes, Animated Queens, Bug-Lovers, Arabs Underground & Silent Vengeance

    After some months' hiatus, indieWIRE is pleased to relaunch a regular column spotlighting films in the works. The previous version of this column was a monthly report focused on films in production. "In the Works" is a weekly column with an expansive view of upcoming films - in addition to projects ...

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    "Exit" Strategy: Bringing Banksy To The Masses

    A new film about and allegedly directed by the mysterious English street artist Banksy is coming to U.S. theaters next week after being met with equal parts acclaim and mystique at film festivals earlier this year.

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    Small Screen | "Youssou N'Dour" In Focus; "Beeswax," "Bad Lieutenant" Also

    Fans of Peter Gabriel should be familiar with Youssou N'Dour, the Senegalese musician whose distinctive voice can be heard on a number of Gabriel songs, including "In Your Eyes" from the mid-80s. In Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's documentary, "Youssou N'Dour: I Bright What I Love", the widely popular m...

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