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    Berlinale 2011 | 3D Films Take Center Stage

    3D films took centerstage at the Berlinale yesterday as three films in the festival's main program. Adventurous audience members chanced sore eyes and the fashion faux pas of unwieldy glasses to appreciate three films who utilized 3D technology in fresh and innovative ways.

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    SPIRITS 2011 | Someone to Watch Award Winner Mike Ott

    Writer/director Mike Ott took home the Acura Someone to Watch Award for his second feature, "Littlerock." The film tells the story of a Japanese student who finds herself stranded in a small California desert town during a sightseeing trip. Her newfound sense of freedom inspires her to extend her st...

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    Berlinale 2011 | An Open Letter from Jafar Panahi

    Jailed Iranian director Jafar Panahi took center stage as the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival launched Thursday. Jury president Isabella Rossellini read an open letter from the dissident filmmaker who was sentenced to six years in prison and forbidden from making a film for two decades after...

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    Berlinale 2011: Complete Guide To The Competition

    The Berlin International Film Festival's 61st edition runs February 10-20, 2011, and indieWIRE will be on the scene. We've also decided to make things easier for our readers by compiling this handy guide to each of the films screening in the competition section of the fest, with links to film pages...

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    EXCLUSIVE: The 100 Films Affected By the Regent Lawsuit -- And What the Filmmakers Can Do About It

    With approximately 100 library titles and unreleased acquisitions at stake in the $90 million lawsuit against Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow's Regent Entertainment Group, some of the impacted filmmakers have told indieWIRE they are considering the possibility of uniting for a class-action lawsui...

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    FUTURES | "Lovers of Hate" Director Bryan Poyser

    Making any movie is a feat, and having limited resources makes an undertaking all the more daunting. And yet there are those relative few who thrive, and writer/director Bryan Poyser's U.S. Dramatic Competition film, "Lovers of Hate" pretty much nails it with clever writing, solid performances by a ...

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    "Gasland," "Fahrenheit" and "Crude" Under Fire: What's At Stake

    What happens when documentaries get political? People get mad. What happens when documentaries make money? People get greedy. indieWIRE offers its take on three documentary slugfests that have been throwing their punches in public and in the courts.

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    Interview with "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie" Director Craig Teper

    Vidal Sassoon's life seems like the ideal subject material for a feature film - an opportunity that filmmaker Craig Teper was unwilling to pass on. Mixing archival and contemporary footage, Teper's documentary follows Sassoon's life from a Jewish orphanage in London to the heights of celebrity and beyond. The director recently got in touch with indieWIRE and went into some of the experiences he had while making "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie." His responses include his origins as a filmmaker, the reasoning behind some of the stylistic decisions he employs in the film, the grueling editing process, and a look at what's in store in the director's c...

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    For Your Consideration: Final Oscar Winner Predictions, Part I

    There's less than three weeks until Oscar; unfortunately, the home stretch doesn't seem to offer much suspense. True, there are a few genuine nail-biters in categories like best documentary feature, best foreign-language film and maybe even best supporting actress, but overall this is looking like o...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Oscars Flashback, Part One

    With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards coming later this month, we decided to take a two-part look back at some past nominees and winners in the Best Documentary Feature category for indieWIRE's curation of Hulu's Documentaries page. As a special bonus, this week's edition also features free access to ...

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