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    In His Own Words | "Finding Joe" Director Shares a Scene From His Joseph Campbell Doc

    Below director Patrick Takaya Solomon shares a scene from his documentary "Finding Joe," a film that delves into the studies of famed philosopher-mythologist Joseph Campbell. "Finding Joe" opens in limited release this Friday, September 30 through Balcony Releasing.

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    iW's Snag Pick of the Weekend: Charlotte

    "Charlotte" is a film about an extraordinary boatyard, the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, located on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin established the boatyard in 1980 with the purpose of designing, building, and maintaining traditionally built wooden bo...

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    Samurais, Cyborgs and Blood: Why Fantastic Fest Had a Great Seventh Year

    Forget about the boxing, the beer, "Human Centipede II" and Elijah Wood. Fantastic Fest, which wrapped its seventh year with a screening of Morgan Spurlock's documentary "Comic Con: Episode IV -- A Fan's Hope," had a lot of great movies to go accompany the fun (a fan's hope, indeed). While my person...

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    Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to New York and L.A. The Question is Not Just When, But How.

    "The Alamo is heaven on Earth," tweeted Canadian director Panos Cosmatos while in Austin, Texas this week for Fantastic Fest to screen his science-fiction movie "Beyond the Black Rainbow." That sort of excitement is a typical reaction among those making their first trips to any of the three Alamo Dr...

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    INTERVIEW | Chris Cornell on Making Music and Movies

    Between Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo career, Chris Cornell has made a lot of music, but he isn't a movie-music veteran. He contributed unreleased solo tracks to films like "Mission Impossible II," "Great Expectations" and "Bug," with his first major original contribution b...

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    FUTURES | "50/50" Screenwriter Will Reiser on Making Cancer Funny

    Why He's On Our Radar: Reiser translated his close call with cancer in his late twenties into an unlikely comedy, "50/50," which was originally slated to be directed by Nicole Holofcener. The finished product, which premieres at TIFF this week, was directed by Jonathan Levine ("The Wackness") and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the afflicted protagonist. Seth Rogen co-stars as the character's raunchy, supportive friend. Although "50/50" was Reiser's first screenplay, it landed on the coveted Hollywood blacklist and opened the door for new opportunities to work on a personal project on a fairly large scale (Summit will release "50/50" later this...

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    NYFF '11 | Abel Ferrara Contemplates Sobriety and End of the World in "4:44"

    "It's a one-set film and you're going to live and die in the place you are," says Abel Ferrera about his latest film, "4:44 Last Day on Earth." Speaking to a Film Society at Lincoln Center audience last week, Ferrara discussed why he chose to confront the end of the world inside a New York apartment...

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    INTERVIEW | "Take Shelter" Director Jeff Nichols on How to Make an Indie Epic

    Only two movies out of the gate, Jeff Nichols is making his mark.

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    Juror's Notebook: Fantastic Fest Acclaim Will Put "Bullhead" Director Michael R. Roskam on the Map

    Participating in a film festival jury is never easy, since it requires a negotiation between personal taste and group consensus. However, the process offers a unique challenge at Fantastic Fest, where I've had the privilege of serving on juries for the past two years.

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    Here's the Project of the Week Winner: "I Used to Be Darker;" Vote Again!

    Thanks to your votes, the new film from "Putty Hill" director Matt Porterfield won Project of the Week contest for this week!

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