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    By Any Means Necessary: "Wendy & Lucy" Director Kelly Reichardt

    "You could say we had limited means," Wendy and Lucy" director Kelly Reichardt laughs when asked about her film's production restraints. "The production is a lot like Wendy's situation, where it's just super precarious and if anything fucks up, we're pretty screwed. One mishap could bring the whole ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | Film Noir as Bad Dream: "Dark Streets" Director Rachel Samuels

    Rachel Samuels' third feature, "Dark Streets," is a film noir set against a 1930s story of booze, blues and jazz. Based on the play by Glenn Stewart, "Streets" follows nightclub owner Chaz Davenport (Gabriel Mann), whose life becomes complicated when he find a note sent by his recently deceased fath...

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    "He Didn't Bail, That's a Little Bit Unfair": "The Reader" Director Stephen Daldry

    Though literary works are catnip to filmmakers, it's always dicey to reinvent one for the screen. Witness "Revolutionary Road," which will send the unwary viewer reaching for the Welbutrin, despite the best efforts of Kate and Leo, reunited for first time since the boat went down. Trouble is, what...

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    Yates' Revolutionary Road: Novel to Film

    The guy could write. The story of Revolutionary Road author Richard Yates, told in excruciating detail in Blake Bailey's 2003 A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates, moves me, partly because he got so little encouragement, yet went back to writing every morning, hung over or n...

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    PARK CITY '09 | Ninety-Six Make Shorts Cut for Sundance's 2009 Edition

    With 46 U.S. short films selected from 3,267 submissions, the Sundance Film Festival's shorts roster was unveiled today for the 2009 event taking place January 15 - 25 in Park City, UT. In all, this year's shorts program includes 96 short films from 5,632 submissions from both Americana and internat...

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    HONOR ROLL '08 | "You Should Never Feel Successful": "Up the Yangtze" Director Yung Chang

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a daily December series that will feature new or previously published interviews and profiles of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses.

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    HONOR ROLL '08 | Viva La Revolution: Steven Soderbergh Rebels Again with "Che"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview -- which includes an exclusive video clip from "Che" -- is the latest in a daily December series featuring interviews and profiles of some of the year's best filmmakers, writers, actors and actresses.

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    PARK CITY '09 | Fewer Star Driven Premieres, Larger Spectrum Section on Sundance Non-competition Ros

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: The full competition lineups for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival are included below]

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    PARK CITY '09 | Sundance Sets Slate: 64 Films To Compete In Park City

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: The full competition lineups for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival are included below]

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    Hondo In 3-D at the Academy

    Earlier this week, I was honored to be asked to host a screening of 'Hondo' (1953) at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hondo is one of the few major films of its time that couldn’t be shown at the World 3-D Film Festival in recent years, so hardly anyone has seen it projected in 3-D ...

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