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    For Your Consideration: Predicting All The Oscar Winners

    Over the past few weeks, this column has been taking looks at a variety of categories in the 82nd Academy Award race, from the animated, foreign & doc feature races, the acting races, and the potential directing and screenwriting winners.

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    Spirits 2010 | Lynn Shelton: "'Humpday' was designed to be affordable."

    Lynn Shelton made quite the impression in 2009 with her second feature film, "Humpday," the story of two straight guys and life-long friends (filmmaker and actors Mark Duplass and Josh Leonard) who decide to shoot and enter a porn film festival with a project that stars themselves (and only themselves). The film received huge buzz in its Sundance debut, and then went on to numerous festivals and events including Cannes, Edinburgh, Provincetown, Seattle, and Los Angeles. It's now been nominated for the John Cassevetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where Shelton won the Someone to Watch Award last year for "My Effortless Brillian...

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    cinemadaily | "Jew Süss" Doc Explores A Family's Shameful Legacy

    "In the history of the cinema, the German director Veit Harlan occupies an especially ignominious position," writes Larry Rother in the New York Times. "It is his name that is attached to 'Jew Süss,' perhaps the most notoriously anti-Semitic movie ever made, a box office success in Nazi Germany in 1...

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    Eugene Hernandez: The *new* Miramax?

    March 3, 2010, Somewhere Over the United States - "I think festivals need to reinvent themselves," Geoff Gilmore told my colleague Brian Brooks yesterday, during a phone conversation.

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    SXSW '10 | "Elephant" Meets "West Side Story": Lipes on His "NY Export"

    Editor’s Note: This is one interview in a series profiling directors whose films are screening in the Narrative Competition, Documentary Competition and Emerging Visions sections at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.

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    SXSW '10 | "For Once In My Life" Aims to Inspire

    Editor's Note: This is one interview in a series profiling directors whose films are screening in the Narrative Competition, Documentary Competition and Emerging Visions sections at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.

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    cinemadaily | Rotterdam's Tiger Lineup Comes to Brooklyn

    Starting tomorrow, with the opening night screening of "Alamar," Fort Greene's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a series of films from the 2010 International Film Festival Rotterdam's Tiger Awards lineup through their repertory arm, BAMcinématek. BAMcinématek's Program Director Florence Almozini says of the collaboration, “The Tigers have a strong focus on diversity and discovery. They are geographically diverse, and diverse in terms of genre and style. They are alternative, non-commercial films from uncompromising filmmakers. We have a really great audience for them here in Brooklyn. They are open-minded, ready to discover new hori...

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    Oscars 2010 | "Food, Inc."'s Robert Kenner: "We aren’t seeing the real costs of cheap food yet"

    "While trying to put the film together, people thought they had already seen it because of 'Supersize Me' but I wanted to go beyond the evils of food and start a dialogue about the industrialization of the whole system," "Food, Inc." director Robert Kenner told indieWIRE. "I wanted to make a film f...

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    SXSW '10 | David Mitchell's Feature Debut Cuts Close to Home

    For his first feature film "The Myth of the American Sleepover," director David Robert Mitchell, set himself the task of making a teen film close to his heart by setting the film in his home state of Michigan. Mitchell strived for realism by shooting the entire film in Michigan, and cast a group of ...

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