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    The 7 Indie Films You Must See This August

    There's a whopping 25 films listed on indieWIRE's August calendar. From an apocalyptic love story to the best race-car driver who ever lived, check out indieWIRE's picks for the seven best options, and then check out the full calendar or iW's summer movie preview; there's ma...

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    The Vitaphone Project Turns 20

    Twenty years ago, five avid collectors of vintage records, who also happened to be old-movie buffs, created an informal organization called The Vitaphone Project. Their goal was to pool (and catalogue) their resources, namely 16-inch soundtrack recordings for Warner Bros’ Vitaphone s...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Jonathan Lisecki is Making a "Gayby"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    IN HER OWN WORDS | Director Larysa Kondracki Shares an Exclusive Scene from "The Whistleblower"

    Below first-time feature filmmaker Larysa Kondracki shares an exclusive scene from her conspiracy thriller "The Whistleblower," starring Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn and Monica Bellucci. The film opens in limited release this Friday, August 5 through Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: "Steve Chong Finds Out that Suicide is a Bad Idea"

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    INTERVIEW | Meet Ameena Matthews, One of Chicago's Gang "Interrupters"

    If you get to see Steve James' new documentary "The Interrupters" (which opened this week and is produced by writer Alex Kotlowitz), one woman strikes the viewer as so incredibly genuine, so effectively focused on making change in the streets, it is impossible to watch her on screen without getting ...

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    From the iW Vaults | Parker Posey's Diary from the Set of "Suburbia"

    This month indieWIRE turns 15. In honor of our decade and a half in the game we’ve dug through our vaults to uncover some old goodies. Every day this month check back on indieWIRE for some old classics. Today we'll step back to 1996, when Parker Posey provided indieWIRE with her diary entries from t...

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    The Films Of Rainer Werner Fassbinder: A Retrospective

    "I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be,” German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder once declared, likely half-seriously, half facetiously.

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    Critic's Notebook | There Are Three Versions of "The Interrupters," But Only One Movie. Here's Why.

    When Steven James first premiered "The Interrupters," his compelling look at activists working to prevent Chicago street violence, the initial reaction at the Sundance Film Festival was uniformly positive. The indomitable buzz machine reported that the "Hoop Dreams" co-director had made another galvanizing portrait of inner city struggles, this one based on a New York Times Magazine article by Alex Kotlowitz. Following the travails of CeaseFire Interrupters, a group predominantly composed of former gang members talking sense to their hotheaded brethren, "The Interrupters" explored a world of dangerous conflict and heroic redemption by combini...

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    INTERVIEW: Dominic Cooper Makes It Good to Be "The Devil's Double"

    We could talk about what's wrong with Lee Tamahori's "The Devil's Double" (and we will), but let's start with what's right: Dominic Cooper. The British actor plays both Uday Hussein and Latif Yahia, the man who was forced to become the fidai, or body double, for the son of Saddam Hussein.

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