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    Toronto Inspired: indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs

    The international film industry and local cinephiles have been sampling hundreds of new titles for the past week at the Toronto International Film Festival. For the latest indieWIREcurated selections on Hulu's Documentaries page, we're taking inspiration from TIFF's crop of new docs.

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    Todd Solondz on 'Dark Horse' and His Career: 'Expectations work against me.'

    Ever since "Welcome to the Dollhouse" put Todd Solondz on the map in 1995, he has been considered a unique provocateur, willing to portray angst-riddled outcasts in a sympathetic light while also highlighting their imperfections.

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    The Wisdom of the Crowd: Why The Toronto Scene Has Led to Skimpy Sales

    At a film festival, nothing is more dreadful than a blank screen. But that's what audiences confronted last Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival during the first few minutes of "Your Sister's Sister," the latest feature from "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton. Then came those seven dreaded...

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    "Melancholia" Star Kirsten Dunst: "Thank you, Penelope Cruz, for not doing this."

    At 29, Kirsten Dunst has more than 25 years' experience. But nothing can quite compare to shooting "Melancholia" with Lars von Trier, the Danish bad-boy auteur who's almost as well known for eliciting career-best performances from his actresses as he is for igniting controvers...

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    Small Screens | Richard Press Talks "Bill Cunningham New York," Our DVD Pick of the Week

    Richard Press' portrait of the massively influential New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, "Bill Cunningham New York," hits DVD today after breaking box office records at New York's Film Forum when it opened back in March.

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    5 Brief Lessons From Werner Herzog's Film School

    When Werner Herzog's "Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, the director surprised many audiences by confessing that he had no protocol for interviewing prisoners on death row. He speaks to one of them in the film, but will...

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    TORONTO 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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    Toronto Day 2: Minute by Minute

    Each day at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19), indieWIRE is publishing a frequently updated dispatch from Toronto.

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    Head Start: Get to Know This Year's Toronto Talent

    The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today, with over 200 features set to screen for critics, buyers and audiences. A slew of the films lined up have already played at Sundance, Cannes and the like. Below find Toronto related interviews and features previously published on indieWIRE. Be...

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