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    Claustrophobes Need Not Apply: 16 Single Location Movies

    One of the basic tenets fledgling filmmakers are taught and encouraged towards in film school, at least when they're starting out, is to pick a simple, ideally single-setting location for practical reasons: budgets and lack thereof, permits, control, lighting ease, etc. If you're a broke...

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    "Violet Tendencies" Director: "I basically keep making new films to avoid having to get a day job!"

    Casper Andreas' fifth feature, the comedy "Violet Tendencies," has played at a slew of festivals since opening the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival back in May. Notable festival bows that followed include a 'GAYLA' Screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, and a slot as NewFest's ...

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    In the Works: Gay Media Pioneer Russo, Iraqi Girl's Harrowing Story, Adam Green, Dakota Memorial

    This week, indieWIRE's in-production column takes a look at a new doc project telling the story of gay media pioneer and activist Vito Russo, author of "The Celluloid Closet." Three works looking for funding on Kickstarter are also included: the story of an injured Iraqi girl as she gets reconstru...

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    November Preview: The 7 Must-See Films

    This November is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, as made clear by the films listed on indieWIRE's November calendar. As an extension of our fall movie preview, indieWIRE has decided to offer the second of three monthly "must-see" lists to make cinematic decision-making as easy as ...

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    "Guy and Madeline" First Time Helmer Takes Gamble with Gritty Musical

    This interview with first-time director Damien Chazelle was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. His debut "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" opens in New York this Friday, November 5.

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    For Your Consideration: Gauging a Crowded and Female-Friendly Spirit Award Field

    With the recent announcements of the Gotham Award nominations and the British Independent Film Award nominations, it only seems appropriate for this week's column to take on the grand daddy of independent film awards: The Film Independent's Spirit Awards. With nominations to be announced November 30...

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    In His Own Words: Director Patrick Hughes on an Exclusive Clip from "Red Hill"

    Following its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlin International Film Festival, Patrick Hughes' feature directorial debut "Red Hill" hits U.S. theaters in limited release this Friday, November 5. In anticipation of the film's opening, Hughes shared an exclusive scene from his thriller with...

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    Dream Team: James Franco & Danny Boyle Talk "127 Hours"

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. New to this article are two video interviews with "127 Hours" star James Franco and director Danny Boyle. Both stopped by to chat with indieWIRE at the Filmmaker Lounge during the fes...

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    In Doha, a Young Festival Finds Its Footing

    The sovereign state of Qatar (pronounced "khat-er") is a sun baked peninsula of chalky sand that stretches about 200 kilometers deep into the western waters of the Persian Gulf. Sandwiched between Bahrain to the north, and the United Arab Emirates (it's sometimes mistaken as a mem...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Once More, With Feeling

    November 1, 2010, London, England -- Yesterday afternoon in London, during my short visit here en route to this week's Sheffield Doc/Fest, I was inside a small, independent Spitalfields clothing company. I ended up chatting for quite awhile with one of the employees at Albam, who preached the brand...

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