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    SPIRITS 2011 | "Get Low" Director Aaron Schneider

    This profile of Aaron Schneider, who directed summer indie hit "Get Low," was originally published upon the film's release. The film has since gone on to receive a Spirit Award nomination for best first feature.

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    OSCARS 2011 | "Waste Land" Director Lucy Walker

    Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker had a phenomenal run in 2010. Two documentaries she helmed ("Waste Land" and "Countdown to Zero") hit theaters, she collected a slew of trophies and toured the world on the film festival circuit from Berlin to Sundance. This year finds Walker basking in the glow of ...

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    FUTURES | "Putty Hill" Director Matthew Porterfield

    A beguiling amalgamation of documentary and fictional narratives, Matthew Porterfield's second feature "Putty Hill" has been making waves on the film festival circuit since debuting at the Berlin International Film Festival last year.

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    The Sticky Music Rights of "Putty Hill"

    It's been a year since Matthew Porterfield premiered his Baltimore-set tour-de-force "Putty Hill" at the Berlin Film Festival. The microbudget film drew considerable acclaim and went on to play at festivals ranging from SXSW to Edinburgh, Atlanta to Thessaloniki, Boston to Buenos Aires. But a funny ...

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    Berlinale 2011 | It's The Pictures That Got Small: Searching For Cinema In "Die ewige Zweite"

    Of the many questions raised by this year's Berlin Film Festival - and we'll get to those in a minute - none seemed more puzzling than this: why did so many of its public spaces - the Cinemaxx bar, the foyer of the Arsenal - carry upon the air the faint but unmistakable scent of semen? ...

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    OSCARS 2011 | Best Supporting Actress Nominee Hailee Steinfeld

    Earlier this month, Thompson on Hollywood's Sophia Savage sat down with "True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld to talk about the newcomer's rising career and experiences making the latest Coen brothers film.

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    Berlinale 2011 | Competition Titles from Tarr, Fiennes and Farhadi

    As the 2011 Berlin Film Festival crosses the halfway mark, indieWIRE looks at three of the top competition titles from Bela Tarr, Ralph Fiennes and Asghar Farhadi.

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    For Your Consideration: Final Oscar Winner Predictions, Part II

    Last week, this column took on the artistic and technical categories at this year's Academy Awards and complained that things looked mighty predictable. While that remains the case, this time around we'll take a look at a group of categories where the majority of Oscar night's suspense should lie. W...

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    Brad Anderson: "If you're doing an apocalyptic movie, Detroit's the place to go."

    It's easy to forget that director Brad Anderson began his career with romantic comedies. After making his mark at Sundance with "The Darien Gap," "Next Stop Wonderland" and "Happy Accidents," Anderson switched gears completely and made psychological thrillers "Session 9" and "The Machinist," starrin...

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    "We Are What We Are" Director On Making a 'Personal' Cannibal Tale

    This interview with "We Are What We Are" director Jorge Michel Grau was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 New York Film Festival. The film opens this Friday, February 18.For a rookie with one film out of the gate, Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau has had quite year. His feature film debut, "We Are What We Are" ("Somos lo que hay"), a grisly cannibal family melodrama and horror mashup, began its journey in March at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, went on to land a coveted spot in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes in May, and got subsequently nabbed by IFC Films for U.S. distribution. Since then Grau's fil...

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