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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Ledge" Director Matthew Chapman

    Atop a high-rise building, Gavin, a young hotel manager, is about to end his life. Hollis, a detective whose own world has just been turned upside down, is dispatched to the scene. As Hollis tries to persuade Gavin not to jump, each man begins to open up about his past, and we discover that neither ...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Family Portrait in Black and White" Director Julia Ivanova

    In a Ukrainian village, big-hearted, formidable Olga Nenya single-handedly raises 23 foster children. Sixteen are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women, who, living in a country of blue-eyed blondes that’s racked with endemic racism, often see no choice but to aband...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "to.get.her" Director Erica Dunton

    When five beautiful teenagers decide it is time to take a break, Anna decides it’s time to borrow daddy’s credit card, purchase tickets, and invite her friends to her family beach house for some much needed R&R. The pressures of school, disloyal boyfriends, probing therapists, and family problems ha...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Sundance Flashback, Part One

    In less than three weeks, 2011 will see its first major batch of new independent films when this year's Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Park City on January 20th. Documentaries have always been a major component of the event, with two of the four competitions devoted to US and World Cinema docs....

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "If a Tree Falls” Director Marshall Curry

    Marshall Curry’s documentary tells a timely story of political action and environmental beliefs at loggerheads. His reconstruction of the recent history and unraveling of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is a fascinating exploration of a modern revolutionary movement and its efficacy. Fusing fervent...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "An African Election" Director Jarreth Merz

    In a world plagued by stolen elections, secret government agendas, and a renewed interest in the exploitation of African natural resources, what value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, a nation that has been Africa’s barometer of political stabili...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Take Shelter" Director Jeff Nichols

    Following his acclaimed debut, "Shotgun Stories," writer/director Jeff Nichols reteams with actor Michael Shannon to create a haunting tale that will creep under your skin and expose your darkest fears.

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    For Your Consideration: If I Had An Oscar Ballot...

    As this very moment, the over 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences are in the midst of filling out their nomination ballots, which are due to be sent in by January 14th. For this Oscar prognosticator, it brings forth the annual daydream of having his own ballot. After a ...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | New Batch of 4 Interviews

    Continuing with indieWIRE's "Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers" series, four additional films and filmmakers are being spotlighted from the festival's U.S. Dramatic Competition, NEXT series, World Cinema Dramatic Competition and World Cinema Documentary Competition.

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Gun Hill Road" Director Rashaad Ernesto Green

    After three years in prison, macho Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the Bronx and finds things changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), is distant, and his teenage son, Michael, has a newfound independence and identity that is beyond Enrique's comprehension. Unable to accept his child for who h...

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