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    When Celebrity Overwhelms Auteurs: Howard Feinstein on Resigning From the Sarajevo Film Festival

    We're publishing Howard Feinstein's first-person piece on his reasons for resigning from the Sarajevo Film Festival with the caveat that we're not taking sides; there's two for every story and here only Howard has the floor. (We've extended an invitation to the Sarajevo Film Festival for their take ...

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    Summerfest: Ben Steinbauer On "Winnebago Man;" Watch Now for Free!

    SnagFilms’ 3nd annual SummerFest, an online festival with free on-demand streaming, features exclusive, limited-duration runs of popular new documentaries. "Winnebago Man" became available on Friday and will remain on the site until the 25th.

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    Locarno Round-Up: Reviews and Interviews From Last Week's Festival in Switzerland

    indieWIRE was on the scene at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland last week, covering a number of world and international premieres throughout the 68th edition as well as interviewing some of the bigger names in attendance. The following are links to all of our coverage. The list of award winne...

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    Being a Provocateur Without Being a Bad Guy: Locarno Artistic Director Olivier Pére

    Last year, Paris-based festival programmer Olivier Pére made the dramatic transition from head of Directors' Fortnight at Cannes to Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival. Now he looks a little more comfortable in his role, wearing the same blindingly white suit (he owns seve...

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    "Big Man Japan" Hitoshi Matsumoto is Tired of TV Comedy, But Loves "Columbo"

    Hitoshi Matsumoto's name may not mean much in American households, but in Japan he's a television superstar. Mainly known as one half of the comic duo Downtown, Matsumoto took his career in a new direction a few years ago when he started directing movies. Like his comedy acts, Matsumoto's work as a ...

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    Director Mike Ott on Getting Lost in "Littlerock"

    Starting this Friday in New York, Mike Ott's "Littlerock" will finally find itself in theatrical release some six months after winning the Gotham Award for "best film not playing at a theater near you."

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    LOCARNO INTERVIEW | Director Julia Loktev: "I'm interested in good people doing bad things."

    Three years after Julia Loktev's minimalist suicide bomber story "Day Night Day Night" hit theaters, the director has returned with a new film that contains a similarly restrained style but deals with entirely separate issues.

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    FUTURES | Asif Kapadia, Director of Racecar Doc "Senna": Off With the Talking Heads!

    Hometown: Hackney, Greater London, U.K.

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    Watch The Trailer For Gotham and Spirit Award Winning "Littlerock"

    Hitting theaters in New York this Friday and expanding in September, Variance Films has premiered the trailer for Mike Ott's "Littlerock," which last December won the Gotham Award for "best film not playing at a theater near you." That's about to change.

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    Phil Rosenthal On Exporting Raymond—an interview

    One of the unexpected moviegoing treats of the year is Phil Rosenthal’s documentary Exporting Raymond, the saga of his experience traveling to Russia to try to help a local production team re-create his hit TV comedy Everybody Loves Raymond. It’s a disarming film that has more substan...

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