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    FUTURES | "Intimate Grammar" Director Nir Bergman

    In a sense, it's questionable to categorize filmmaker Nir Bergman within this weekly column, which highlights up-and-coming talent in the film world. The director's first feature, 2002's "Broken Wings," was a considerable success story on the international film festival circuit, winning prizes in Be...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Happy New Year," "Matter of Taste" & "The Dish"

    With the 2011 SXSW Film Conference and Festival kicking off today in Austin, indieWIRE is releasing more of its slate of SXSW filmmaker interviews, as part of the "Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers" series, that spotlights directors with films in this year's Narrative Competition, Doc...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "The Dish & The Spoon" Director Alison Bagnall

    From writer/director Alison Bagnall ("Buffalo 66") comes the poignant comedy "The Dish & The Spoon." Greta Gerwig is Rose, a woman descending into an emotional tailspin after her husband admits to an affair. Hell-bent on revenge, she drives to a boarded-up Delaware beach town to hunt down the other woman. Instead, she discovers a stranded British teenage boy (exciting newcomer Olly Alexander) marooned on the beach. This lost boy becomes her constant companion and caretaker. The mismatched pair stumbles through a series of small adventures that build towards an unconventional romance in this funny and affecting film. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Happy New Year" Director K. Lorrel Manning

    Sgt. Cole Lewis, mentally and physically scarred by his time served in Iraq and Afghanistan, finds humanity, compassion and friendship in a group of similarly injured veterans in the psychiatric ward at a remote Veterans Hospital. Through humor and pathos, Lewis becomes a ray of hope in the ward, as...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "A Matter of Taste" Director Sally Rowe

    In 2000, chef Paul Liebrandt was awarded 3 stars by the New York Times - at 24 he was the youngest to receive such acclaim. Post September 11th, however, no one was interested in such hyper-modern dishes as "espuma of calf brains and foie gras” and “eel,violets and chocolate.” A rare insight into th...

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    VIDEO | ND/NF 40th Anniversary: Guillermo del Toro Looks Back at "Cronos"

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of New Directors/New Films series, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have curated a series of video interviews with talent who came to the festival as relative unknowns and went on to become renowned auteurs. indieWIRE will unveil a vid...

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    Space Invaders: 14 Aliens Attack Movies

    While the genre never really goes away, once a decade or so the alien invasion picture suddenly hits the zeitgeist. It happened in the 1950s with the slew of B-movies, it happened in the 1990s as "The X-Files" captured the public's imagination, and for whatever reason (birthers? ...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Dragonslayer," "Last Days" & "The Key Man"

    indieWIRE is again profiling filmmakers taking part in the SXSW Film Festival's Narrative and Documentary Competitions and Emerging Visions sections with nearly two dozen filmmakers providing responses. Today’s three profiles include Don Argott and Demian Fenton's "Last Days ...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Last Days Here" Directors Argott and Fenton

    "Last Days Here" tells the story of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of the cult hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram. Frozen for decades in his parents' basement, Bobby's music is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground. With the help of Sean "Pellet" Pelletier, his friend and manager, Bobby a...

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