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    SXSW '11 | 24 Filmmakers In Their Own Words

    Soon after SXSW unveiled its 2011 lineup, indieWIRE invited directors with films in the Narrative, Documentary and Emerging Visions sections to submit responses in their own words about their films. This year, a total of 24 filmmakers took part. Below find links to their interviews.

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "A Year in Mooring" Director Chris Eyre

    Disarming in its subtly, "A Year in Mooring" is the quiet cinematic journey about the inevitability of change. Starring Josh Lucas in his first leading dramatic role, "A Year in Mooring" follows the story of a successful businessman (Lucas) attempting to resurrect his life. Entering an idyllic harbo...

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    Dallas Highlights Docs: Festival's 5th Edition Opens with "Elmo," Honors Steve James

    The Dallas International Film Festival released its full slate today, and announced Constance Marks's "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" as the festival's opening night film. The documentary is coming off a succesful premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival and signals the strength of recent ...

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    Miami International Film Festival Turns 28 Amidst Transition

    The 2011 Miami International Film Festival wrapped this weekend, concluding nine days of over 100 films from 30 countries screening across Miami-Dade county. Denis Villeneuve's Oscar-nominated "Incendies" helped do so on Saturday night, screening as the festival's "Awards Night Centerpiece" followin...

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    INTERVIEW | An Eternal Memory: Patricio Guzmán's "Nostalgia for the Light"

    Patricio Guzmán came into prominence in the 1970s with "The Battle of Chile," his epic documentary trilogy recounting Pinochet’s coup to power. The film established the director as one of the leading voices in a new boom of Latin American Cinema, an independent movement of politically active and soc...

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    FUTURES | "Intimate Grammar" Director Nir Bergman

    In a sense, it's questionable to categorize filmmaker Nir Bergman within this weekly column, which highlights up-and-coming talent in the film world. The director's first feature, 2002's "Broken Wings," was a considerable success story on the international film festival circuit, winning prizes in Be...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Happy New Year," "Matter of Taste" & "The Dish"

    With the 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival kicking off today in Austin, indieWIRE is releasing more of its slate of SXSW filmmaker interviews, as part of the "Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers" series, that spotlights directors with films in this year's Narrative Competition, Doc...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "The Dish & The Spoon" Director Alison Bagnall

    From writer/director Alison Bagnall ("Buffalo 66") comes the poignant comedy "The Dish & The Spoon." Greta Gerwig is Rose, a woman descending into an emotional tailspin after her husband admits to an affair. Hell-bent on revenge, she drives to a boarded-up Delaware beach town to hunt down the other woman. Instead, she discovers a stranded British teenage boy (exciting newcomer Olly Alexander) marooned on the beach. This lost boy becomes her constant companion and caretaker. The mismatched pair stumbles through a series of small adventures that build towards an unconventional romance in this funny and affecting film. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Happy New Year" Director K. Lorrel Manning

    Sgt. Cole Lewis, mentally and physically scarred by his time served in Iraq and Afghanistan, finds humanity, compassion and friendship in a group of similarly injured veterans in the psychiatric ward at a remote Veterans Hospital. Through humor and pathos, Lewis becomes a ray of hope in the ward, as...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "A Matter of Taste" Director Sally Rowe

    In 2000, chef Paul Liebrandt was awarded 3 stars by the New York Times - at 24 he was the youngest to receive such acclaim. Post September 11th, however, no one was interested in such hyper-modern dishes as "espuma of calf brains and foie gras” and “eel,violets and chocolate.” A rare insight into th...

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