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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Give Up Tomorrow" Director Michael Collins

    In 1997, 19-year-old culinary student Paco Larrañaga was arrested for the kidnap, rape, and murder of two sisters on the provincial island of Cebu in the Philippines. Despite demonstrable evidence of his innocence, including 40 eye-witnesses and photographs placing him hundreds of miles from the sce...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Rid of Me" Director James Westby

    When newlyweds Meris and Mitch move to Portland, Meris does her best to fit in with her new hubby's old high school clique. The harder she tries, the more painfully obvious it is that Meris just doesn't belong. But its not until the gang succeeds in rekindling an old flame between Mitch and his perf...

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    Does Maitland, Florida Have The Best Arthouse in America?

    On Saturday night, hundreds of people gathered at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, Florida to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Florida Film Festival. Outside, patrons gathered at the two-year-old Eden Bar, admiring a newly designed mural by indie animator Bill Plympton. On the vast lawn adjacent...

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    Morgan Spurlock's "Greatest Movie": "Maybe there can be more 'docbusters' now."

    It's a challenge to criticize product placement in a film when the whole movie centers on the art of selling out. Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me," "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?") goes full tilt with this in his latest, "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold."

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    Cowboys Are Still Riding High

    I know a little something about fanzines, having published one for many years. Young people may not even know the term, which predates the Internet, with its sites and blogs, by many decades. Back then, before there was even widespread access to photocopy machines, I inherited Film Fan Monthly from its founder, Daryl Davy, in May of 1966 and combined it with my much more modest publication, Profile, which was then printed on a mimeograph machine. With a schoolmate, at first, and then my dad, I continued producing FFM every month—which included licking stamps, stuffing envelopes, and hauling bins to the post office—for the next ...

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    Tribeca's Nancy Schafer: The power of cinema to foster change is still what Tribeca is at its roots

    [In a first person, Nancy Schafer, executive director of the Tribeca Film Festival, shares her thoughts on TFF's 10 years with indieWIRE.] One of my nephews is 10, and of course because he is my nephew, I think he’s awesome. A little brash, a little cocky, sometimes misbehaving, but he’s fun and li...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Semper Fi," "Swell Season" and "Romantics Anonymous"

    In anticipation of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival which kicks off this Wednesday, indieWIRE is again spotlighting emerging (and some veteran) filmmakers screening new work at this year's event.

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Semper Fi: Always Faithful" Directors Libert and Hardmon

    Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger's loyalty belonged to the Marine Corps for 25 years. But when his nine-year-old daughter dies of a rare leukemia, Jerry gives up all else to investigate the cause of her death. His exhaustive search for answers leads to a shocking discovery: one of the largest water c...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Romantics Anonymous" Director Jean-Pierre Ameris

    A recent surprise hit in France, the delectable comedy "Romantics Anonymous" tells the story of Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré, "Private Fears in Public Places"), an unemployed but gifted chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her co...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: A Tribeca Flashback

    With the Tribeca Film Festival celebrating its 10th anniversary next week, the latest indieWIRE at Hulu Docs -- iW's curation of Hulu's Documentaries page -- looks back at some notable documentaries that screened at the festival.

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