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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Bengali Detective" Director Philip Cox

    In response to police corruption, the private detective business has become increasingly common in India. "The Bengali Detective" follows the life of detective Rajesh Ji, who, along with his ragtag team of assistants, investigates cases ranging from counterfeit hair products to a brutal triple murde...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "On the Ice" Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean

    In the isolated, frozen town of Barrow, Alaska, Iñupiaq teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq have grown up like brothers in a tight-knit community defined as much by ancient traditions as by hip-hop and snowmobiles. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with their friend James, a tussle turns violent, and James i...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Tyrannosaur" Director Paddy Considine

    Renowned actor Paddy Considine’s first feature behind the camera is a tour de force propelled by the sheer intensity of its performances and storytelling. Joseph (Peter Mullan), a tormented, self-destructive man plagued by violence, finds hope of redemption in Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian cha...

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    National Board of Review 2010 Gala: Laughs, Sentiment & Wackiness

    At last night’s National Board of Review 2010 Awards Gala dinner, the impending snowpocalypse took center stage from the start.

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | Anticipated Docs & More

    Sundance Film Festival 2011 filmmakers in the event's U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition and NEXT sections are the highlights for Wednesday in indieWIRE's ongoing series profiling this year's crop of filmmakers.

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    For Your Consideration: Predicting The Golden Globes

    Ah, the Golden Globes. As Oscar's drunken, unpredictable cousin, the first major awards show of the season is also, more often than not, the most entertaining with the return of host Ricky Gervais and the promise of unforeseen winners, rowdy acceptance speeches and the most enthusiastic celebrity b...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Hot Coffee" Director Susan Saladoff

    For many Americans, the famous McDonald’s coffee case has become emblematic of the frivolous lawsuits that clog our courts and stall our justice system. Or is that exactly what McDonald’s wants us to think? Enter intrepid filmmaker Susan Saladoff. Using the now-infamous legal battle over a spilled c...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Project Nim" Director James Marsh

    From the Oscar-winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who, in the 1970s, became the focus of a landmark experiment that aimed to prove an ape—if raised and nurtured like a human child—could learn to communicate using sign language. If successful, the consequences of the project would be profound, breaking down the barrier between man and his closest animal relative and fundamentally redefining what it is to be human. Combining the testimony of all the key participants, newly discovered archival film, and dramatic imagery, "Project Nim" tells the picturesque story of one chimpanzee's extraordinary journey throug...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Page One" Director Andrew Rossi

    With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source, newspapers going bankrupt, and outlets focusing on content they claim audiences (or is it advertisers?) want, Page One chronicles the media industry’s transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy if in-depth investigative repor...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Restless City" Director Andrew Dosunmu

    Andrew Dosunmu’s first feature film reconfigures the classic immigrant narrative, infusing it with new energy that befits the postnational world. Djibril, an aspiring young musician from Senegal, lives in New York. Although he dreams of greatness, imagining the day his own child might be president o...

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