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    INTERVIEW | Meet Ameena Matthews, One of Chicago's Gang "Interrupters"

    If you get to see Steve James' new documentary "The Interrupters" (which opened this week and is produced by writer Alex Kotlowitz), one woman strikes the viewer as so incredibly genuine, so effectively focused on making change in the streets, it is impossible to watch her on screen without getting ...

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    From the iW Vaults | Parker Posey's Diary from the Set of "Suburbia"

    This month indieWIRE turns 15. In honor of our decade and a half in the game we’ve dug through our vaults to uncover some old goodies. Every day this month check back on indieWIRE for some old classics. Today we'll step back to 1996, when Parker Posey provided indieWIRE with her diary entries from t...

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    The Films Of Rainer Werner Fassbinder: A Retrospective

    "I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be,” German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder once declared, likely half-seriously, half facetiously.

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    Critic's Notebook | There Are Three Versions of "The Interrupters," But Only One Movie. Here's Why.

    When Steven James first premiered "The Interrupters," his compelling look at activists working to prevent Chicago street violence, the initial reaction at the Sundance Film Festival was uniformly positive. The indomitable buzz machine reported that the "Hoop Dreams" co-director had made another galvanizing portrait of inner city struggles, this one based on a New York Times Magazine article by Alex Kotlowitz. Following the travails of CeaseFire Interrupters, a group predominantly composed of former gang members talking sense to their hotheaded brethren, "The Interrupters" explored a world of dangerous conflict and heroic redemption by combini...

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    INTERVIEW: Dominic Cooper Makes It Good to Be "The Devil's Double"

    We could talk about what's wrong with Lee Tamahori's "The Devil's Double" (and we will), but let's start with what's right: Dominic Cooper. The British actor plays both Uday Hussein and Latif Yahia, the man who was forced to become the fidai, or body double, for the son of Saddam Hussein.

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    Already Missing Comic-Con? indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Comic-Con Redux

    If you weren't among the 125,000 attendees at Comic-Con this past weekend, or if you were there and already miss the crowds of costumed fanboys and fangirls, indieWIRE at Hulu Docs - iW's regular curation of Hulu's Documentaries page - presents a selection of comic book and pop culture related non-f...

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    IN HIS OWN WORDS: Steve James Shares a Scene from "The Interrupters"

    Steve James’ documentary "The Interrupters" has been garnering praise after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (it currently has the highest score of any film this year on criticWIRE). Below Academy Award-nominee James shares a scene from his film (produced by James and Alex ...

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    FUTURES | "The Future" Star Hamish Linklater on His Future and Writing Love Letters to Miranda July

    Age: 35 Hometown: Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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    Academy's Artwork Archive Goes Online

    When I started doing research about film history, I counted myself lucky to live just outside Manhattan so I could visit the incomparable Billy Rose Theatre Collection at the Lincoln Center branch of the New York Public Library. I practically lived there when I was a teenager. On my first visit t...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Personal Romantic Doc "Death in Arizona"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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