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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Charlie Casanova," "Catechism Cataclysm," "The City Dark"

    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 Terry McMahon's "Charlie Casanova" (Narrative Competition), Todd R...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "The City Dark" Director Ian Cheney

    "The City Dark" chronicles the disappearance of darkness. When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves to New York City and discovers skies almost completely devoid of stars, a simple question – what do we lose, when we lost the night? – spawns a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners. Astronomers, c...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "The Catechism Cataclysm" Director Todd Rohal

    Father Billy, a young priest, is forced to take a sabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie, who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy's days as the keybo...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Charlie Casanova" Director Terry McMahon

    Erudite, harmless, ruling class egotist, Charlie Barnum's smoke and mirror articulations conceal a prejudiced, over-educated sociopath who refuses to be bound by the restrictions of morality, law or even reality. When Charlie knocks down a working class girl in a hit-and-run, he uses a deck of playi...

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    True/False 2011: The Eight Documentaries You Must See

    Columbia, Missouri's increasingly popular documentary film festival, True/False, wrapped up its 2011 edition March 6 with a screening of Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald's "Life in a Day," which premiered in January simultaneously at Sundance and on YouTube. Following the screening, gu...

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    Kevin Smith and "Red State" Preach to the Converted at Radio City Music Hall

    At the Sundance Film Festival in January, Kevin Smith spent roughly half an hour telling a packed room that he planned to self-distribute his new horror movie, "Red State." On Saturday, in a much bigger room, he spent twice as long getting the enthusiastic reaction he wanted in the first place.

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    Why Alex Cox Returned to "Straight to Hell"

    Back in 1987, director Alex Cox followed up cult classic "Repo Man" (1984) and the rebellious biopic "Sid and Nancy" (1986) with "Straight To Hell," a film he co-wrote with Dick Rude in just three days. His gore-filled take on the spaghetti Western features blood, sex and over-the-top performances b...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Natural Selection," "Weekend" and "Where Soldiers Come From"

    Yesterday, indieWIRE kicked off its annual series of interviews with filmmakers taking part in the Narrative and Documentary Competitions and Emerging Visions sections at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival. Today's crop of profiled directors include Robbie Pickering ("Natural Select...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Weekend" Director Andrew Haigh

    On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen and that weekend, in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex, the two men get to know each other...

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    Meet the 2011 SXSW Filmmakers | "Where Soldiers Come From" Director Heather Courtney

    From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, "Where Soldiers Come From" follows the four-year journey of childhood friends and their town, forever changed by a faraway war. At its heart a story about growing up, the film is an intimate look at the young men ...

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