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    SXSW '10 | Harlock & Thomas' "American: The Bill Hicks Story"

    Co-Directors Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas present their Emerging Visions "American: The Bill Hicks Story" while pushing documentary storytelling in a new direction - "Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on, as he skewered organized religion, railed against the hypocrisies of his government and exposed the collusion of the mainstream media, earning him censorship in the USA, but whose messages continue to resonate with subsequent generations…'American' uses a stunning new animation technique to bring the tale of one of ...

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    For Your Consideration: Early 2011 Oscar Predictions

    EDITORS NOTE: This story was written in March, 2010 forecasting the Oscars a year in advance. For an updated list of predictions as of January 2011, click here.

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    SXSW '10 | "Helena from the Wedding" Director Joseph Infantolino Deals with Marrying Late in Life

    In his feature film debut, Joseph Infantolino draws on his own experiences of love and everything that comes along with it. "Helena from the Wedding," an entry in the Narrative Competition, is a film made on Infantolino's own terms. "Having recently experienced a spectacular career failure, the last thing playwright Alex Javal (Lee Tergesen) wants to do is host a weekend long New Year's Eve party for his successful friends at a small cabin in the mountains. Yet that is what he is on the way to do when we meet him and his new wife Alice (Melanie Lynskey). As the clock ticks away another year and a surprise guest, the very beautiful and very ...

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    At Home This Week: "Precious," "Up In The Air," "Capitalism" and More

    It's a crowded week for releases on DVD, Blu-Ray and iTunes that included five notable 2009 films - two of them big players in awards season - finding their way into living rooms and computer screens. Likely the most anticipated are the aforementioned friends of Oscar - Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" and Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire," both attempting to cash in on the exposure Sunday night's telecast gave them (though for "Air" things didn't exactly turn out as planned). There's also a trio of other releases that could very well suit your home viewing needs: Michael Moore's latest doc, "Capitalism: A Love St...

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    SXSW '10 | Director Monteith McCollum Takes the Road Less Traveled

    Forget worrying about gas prices...or the price of a Metrocard; the subjects in Monteith McCollum's new film have developed another way of coping with the troubles of urban transportation. "'A Different Path' follows a sidewalk activist Senior, a Critical Mass trumpeter, city Kayak-er, and others, as they struggle to make their way through the modern automobile-centric urban environment. Each character uses ingenuity and humor to try and solve their modern mobility dilemma. The film is an artistic and poetic treatment of personal struggle and environmental concern over livable cities. Animation, carefully crafted cinematography, and original...

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    SXSW '10 | "Cherry" Filmmaker Jeffrey Fine and His "Unusual Friendship with an Older Woman"

    SXSW-goers may be surprised to find out how closely "Cherry" is based on reality, and in the iW interview below, he claims that he calls it semi-autobiographical so that he can deny it all! "We meet Aaron (Kyle Gallner), a very bright but sheltered freshman as he arrives at an Ivy League college to...

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    Oscar Night in Black & White

    Stretching nearly six months, awards season begins slowly, speeds up and then ends swiftly. A crush of media attention is paid to the Academy Award nominees in the week leading up to Oscar night and days after, attention wanes by the hour.

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    SXSW '10 | Mike Dolan's "Dance" Sees the Hidden Life of a Texas Family

    Mike Dolan premieres his narrative competition film "Dance with the One," a film about a Texas family, in his home state. In it, "Nate, a skateboard-riding, small-time pot dealer, wants out of Texas. Out of his family home - broken and haunted by the tragic death of his mother. Out from sharing a roof with his father - a legendary drug dealer, who is stewed in whiskey and grief. Out from the demands of constantly looking out for his lost little brother, Sitter. Out of sight - and heading west - with, Nikki, the girl he has loved since they were children. In a misguided attempt to secure Sitter's future and escape, Nate takes on one last big ...

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    SXSW '10 | "Putty Hill" Director Matt Porterfield's Circuitous Journey to SXSW

    Matt Porterfield, like many SXSW filmmakers, came to his film, "Putty Hill," in a roundabout way. A slice-of-life piece, largely improvised, "Putty Hill unfolds as "[a] young man dies of a heroin overdose in an abandoned house in Baltimore. On the eve of his funeral, family and friends gather to co...

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    SXSW '10 | Meghan Eckman On Her "Parking Lot" Family

    Documentary filmmaker Meghan Eckman's "The Parking Lot Movie" proves that microcosms of Americana can be found in the most unusual of places.

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