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    FUTURES | "We Are What We Are" Director Jorge Michel Grau

    For a rookie with one film out of the gate, Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau has had quite year. His feature film debut, "We Are What We Are" ("Somos lo que hay"), a grisly cannibal family melodrama and horror mashup, began its journey in March at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, went ...

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    HONOR ROLL 2010 | "Please Give" Director Nicole Holofcener

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a daily December series that will feature new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-persons of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses. This edition is a profile of Nicole Holofcener, director of recent Spirit Award nominee "P...

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    In the Works: Soldier Returns Home...With a Twist, Jobriath Doc, War on Drugs, and More

    EDITORS NOTE: “In the Works” is a weekly column taking a look at upcoming films, in addition to projects in production. It spotlights films in development, as well completed films that are taking creative paths towards distribution and occasionally ventures away from films to look at other types of ...

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    For Your Consideration: The 10 Biggest Surprises of the Spirit Award Nominations

    Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" led the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, which were announced this morning. The film was joined by the likes of "The Kids Are All Right," "Black Swan," "127 Hours," and "Rabbit Hole" in many ...

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    Leslie Nielsen And ‘Forbidden Planet’

    Leslie Nielsen And ‘Forbidden Planet’

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    "Phillip Morris" Director/Writer Duo: "We like to say two half talents make a whole."

    After a heavily reported delay since its premiere back in 2009 at Sundance, "I Love You Phillip Morris," (aka the comedy in which Jim Carrey plays gay opposite Ewan McGregor) finally makes its way to U.S. theaters this Friday courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

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    "King's Speech" Director: "I will probably never know if the Queen will see this film"

    Since its screenings at Telluride and Toronto this year, Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" has been gaining Oscar buzz both for the director and its star, Colin Firth. Last year, the actor received a best actor nomination for his role in "A Single Man," which also screened at Toronto, and momentum is...

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    FUTURES | "This Chair Is Not Me" Director Andy Taylor Smith

    British photographer Andy Taylor Smith was at the SilverDocs fest this June for the world premiere of his first film, the short "This Chair is Not Me." By the end of popular documentary event held annually in Silver Springs, Maryland, "Chair" won the Sterling Award for Best Short Film. Smith's first foray into filmmaking was a natural progression, citing his work in photography projects, which he feels, often took on narrative elements. The film itself centers around a pivotal moment in the life of Alan Martin, a dancer with cerebral palsy who gives workshops and performances, played by newcomer Andre Mahjouri. Smith tells his story re-enac...

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    Due Date: Who Might Win the Awards Season Blitz -- and Who Should

    In the opening shot of Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," jaded actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) drives his expensive car in one circle after another. A slave to the industry that defines his career, Marco's conundrum is established in a provocative visual metaphor -- he's stuck in an endless loop. As t...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Thanksgiving Special

    In commemoration of US Thanksgiving, indieWIRE has curated a number of documentaries about food for Hulu's Documentaries page - we'll warn you, however, these selections tend toward the darker side, spotlighting what's wrong with the way we eat and the way we grow our food, while offering practical ...

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