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    Post-Punk Auteur: The Films Of Olivier Assayas

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music (or BAM, if you prefer its punchier moniker) have titled their Olivier Assayas retrospective "Post-Punk Auteur." The musical connotations of that label slightly undersell the filmmaker's eclecticism—he digs up scores of post-punk tracks, sure, but he also borrows from M...

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    FUTURES | Jeff Reichert Takes on the Pillars of Power with "Gerrymandering"

    Filmmaking newcomer Jeff Reichert opens his first feature documentary this weekend, and the former film distribution exec is taking on a relatively little-known political ploy that seriously questions the widely held belief that America is a beacon of democratic values. "Gerrymandering," which opene...

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    "Samson and Delilah" Director Warwick Thornton: "A Camera is a Weapon"

    The winner of the 2009 Cannes Camera D'Or, Warwick Thornton's "Samson and Delilah," starts screening in New York City today. The film went on to win the awards for Best New Director and Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards. Fifteen year-old Samson lives with Delilah in an Aboriginal c...

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    Business As Usual As London Fest Turns 54 Amidst a Challenged British Film Industry

    One year ago, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his way to the BFI London Film Festival to make a special announcement. There would be "a dramatic transformation" of the British Film Institute via a new film center that Brown's government was to pledge 45 million pounds toward. At the ti...

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    And it's Off!: Abu Dhabi Breaks Out of the Gate with "Secretariat"

    A Disney film that opens with a verse from the Bible and features a feminist figure as its heroine doesn't seem the likeliest of candidates to kick off the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. But on Thursday, Randall Wallace's "Secretariat," a true account of the record setting colt and h...

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    Midterm Madness | Filmmakers Capture History in "11/4/08"

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of SXSW 10'.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actors

    Last week, this column decided to take a two part break from the dominant Oscar-related dish to profile 10 deserving "underdog actresses" from this year's batch of films. Avoiding performances that have been routinely making prediction lists, the group included some that have definite (but long) sho...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs Double Bill: LGBT Youth & Iraq in Perspective

    For our curation of Hulu's Documentaries page this week, we're presenting two separate themes: LGBT Youth and Iraq in Perspective. The first is a reaction to the recent spate of LGBT youth suicides, and also ties into this week's National Coming Out Day, October 11, while the second uses the anniver...

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    Interview | "Rachel" Director Simone Bitton

    "Rachel" by Simone Bitton is a rigorous, fascinating and moving investigative documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. A few weeks after her little-r...

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    In The Hamptons, Toasting "The Mischievous Pope of Independent Cinema"

    Holly Hunter, Marcia Gay Harden, Stanley Tucci, Frances McDormand, the Coen Brothers and a host of film industry insiders raised glasses to salute, in the words of David Lynch Saturday night, "the grandfather of midnight films."

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