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    FUTURES | The "Win Win" Wrestler, Alex Shaffer

    Alex Shaffer never seriously considered acting. A New Jersey high school wrestling phenom, he was more focused on securing wins on his way to the state tournament when he saw an ad in the paper for a casting call. He decided to give it a shot, despite the fact that his only previous acting expe...

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    Are These the Top Eight Indie Movie Music Scenes?

    Moviefone recently announced its best music scenes in movies and of the 50 they collected, eight came from independent films.

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    The Films Of Matt Damon: A Retrospective

    We know it's a little premature to start ruminating on the career of Matt Damon who, at the age of 40, is just entering the middle of his career. But as one of the biggest stars on the planet, a look at his work up until now is quite remarkable and pretty much unmatched by anyone his age in Hollywood. You wouldn't have thought it watching his first, small appearance over 20 years ago in 'Mystic Pizza," but Matt Damon has evolved into one of the biggest and the most interesting movie stars in America. Even a decade ago, it looked as though his best friend and co-writer of "Good Will Hunting," Ben Affleck, was s...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | Three to Kick Off Series: "Kumare," "Bad Fever" & "Fly Away"

    With the 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival kicking off a week from tomorrow in Austin, indieWIRE is releasing its first 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 Com...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Fly Away" Director Janet Grillo

    Jeanne, a single mother of Mandy, a teenager with severe Autism, is at a crossroads. What used to organize her child no longer does. They've become isolated and entrapped. Yet moments of loving connection with her oddly endearing child, fill Jeanne's heart. But when Jeanne meets Tom, a charming neig...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Bad Fever" Director Dustin Guy Defa

    Eddie bumbles his way through an agonizing courtship with Irene, a manipulating drifter who videotapes their fleeting moments together. "Bad Fever" is a witness to one man's broken American Dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand. [Synops...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Kumaré" Director Vikram Gandhi

    "Kumaré" is a documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW]

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    For Your Consideration: Early 2012 Oscar Predictions

    With the Oscars now a three day-old memory, the time has come for the final edition of this column. I can't say I'm particularly saddened. From the Toronto International Film Festival's unofficial awards season kick-off in September to last weekend's mediocre ceremony, it's been six long months of...

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    IN HIS OWN WORDS | Josh Radnor Discusses a Scene From "happythankyoumoreplease"

    Written, directed and starring Josh Radnor (CBS's "How I Met Your Mother"), "happythankyoumoreplease" tracks the lives of six New Yorkers grappling with the responsibilities that come with growing up. Following its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the ensemble comedy picked up the ...

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    From a Jerusalem Bakery to a Romanian Village | Eran Riklis on "The Human Resources Manager"

    Eran Riklis's new film, "The Human Resources Manager," follows a man who is stuck in a particularly uncomfortable time in his life. Unhappy at home and disgruntled with his job, the HR Manager of Jerusalem's largest bakery gets more than what he bargained for when one of his company's foreign worker...

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