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    OSCARS 2011 | "Blue Valentine" Actress Michelle Williams

    Back in December, Anne Thompson caught up with Michelle Williams shortly following the announcement that she nabbed a Best Actress Spirit Awards nomination for her work in Derek Cianfrance's breakup drama "Blue Valentine." Williams has since gone on to garner an Oscar nomination in the same departme...

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    Weinstein "Unauthorized": 10 Things Avrich's Doc Says About Harvey (That You Probably Already Know)

    A few months before its premiere Stateside, Barry Avrich's doc "Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project" quietly made its world premiere this weekend at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Technically a Canadian production (though beyond the presence of TIFF's Piers Handling as a talking head, it's hard to tell), Avrich's doc has been the subject of considerable curiosity since it was announced last summer as "a powerful, uncensored, no-holds-barred account" of Weinstein that IFC would be releasing in the United States (which they will this Spring). A bit of a coup for the fledging Toronto film center (which has had some very inspired prog...

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    A Modest Proposal: Why Justin Bieber's Movie Is More Important Than “The Social Network"

    I hereby nominate Justin Bieber documentary "Never Say Never” as the time capsule for our millennial moment. It is the film that cuts closest to The Way We Live Now, plus it’s the only sign-of-the-times that’s been remixed and retrofitted as an all-singing, all-dancing 3D...

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    Berlinale 2011 | 3D Films Take Center Stage

    3D films took centerstage at the Berlinale yesterday as three films in the festival's main program. Adventurous audience members chanced sore eyes and the fashion faux pas of unwieldy glasses to appreciate three films who utilized 3D technology in fresh and innovative ways.

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    SPIRITS 2011 | Someone to Watch Award Winner Mike Ott

    Writer/director Mike Ott took home the Acura Someone to Watch Award for his second feature, "Littlerock." The film tells the story of a Japanese student who finds herself stranded in a small California desert town during a sightseeing trip. Her newfound sense of freedom inspires her to extend her st...

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    Berlinale 2011 | An Open Letter from Jafar Panahi

    Jailed Iranian director Jafar Panahi took center stage as the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival launched Thursday. Jury president Isabella Rossellini read an open letter from the dissident filmmaker who was sentenced to six years in prison and forbidden from making a film for two decades after...

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    Berlinale 2011: Complete Guide To The Competition

    The Berlin International Film Festival's 61st edition runs February 10-20, 2011, and indieWIRE will be on the scene. We've also decided to make things easier for our readers by compiling this handy guide to each of the films screening in the competition section of the fest, with links to film pages...

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    EXCLUSIVE: The 100 Films Affected By the Regent Lawsuit -- And What the Filmmakers Can Do About It

    With approximately 100 library titles and unreleased acquisitions at stake in the $90 million lawsuit against Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow's Regent Entertainment Group, some of the impacted filmmakers have told indieWIRE they are considering the possibility of uniting for a class-action lawsui...

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    FUTURES | "Lovers of Hate" Director Bryan Poyser

    Making any movie is a feat, and having limited resources makes an undertaking all the more daunting. And yet there are those relative few who thrive, and writer/director Bryan Poyser's U.S. Dramatic Competition film, "Lovers of Hate" pretty much nails it with clever writing, solid performances by a ...

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    "Gasland," "Fahrenheit" and "Crude" Under Fire: What's At Stake

    What happens when documentaries get political? People get mad. What happens when documentaries make money? People get greedy. indieWIRE offers its take on three documentary slugfests that have been throwing their punches in public and in the courts.

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