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    In the Works: Ross Bros' NOLA, Independence Night, Super-Heroines, LGBT Roadtrip & Tea Leaves

    indieWIRE's production column this week checks in with the Ross Brothers (SXSW 2009 Documentary Jury Winner, "45365") to find out about their new documentary, and profiles four other upcoming projects, including the adaptation of the first major work of a Pulitzer-Prize nominee, a documentary about ...

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    Big Screen | Neil Jordan Returns With Colin Farrell and "Ondine"

    Exactly a month after premiering the film on Xbox, Playstation, Amazon, & Vudu VOD, Magnolia Pictures is releasing Neil Jordan's Colin Farrell-starring "Ondine" in theaters this Friday. Averaging a respectable "B") on criticWIRE, the film - which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival...

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    Small Screen | Burton's "Alice," "The Sun," a Soccer doc, and Paparazzo Profile Find Their Way Home

    Just days after finishing up his stint as Jury President at Cannes, Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" (criticWIRE rating: a notably divided C+) enters the home market on DVD and Blu-Ray. Amazon.com has an exclusive collector's release with framed film cells. In his 3-star review of the disc, touting the DVD/Blu-Ray combo as the best value, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Garrett Conti rates the film high, "Burton's film is not only beautiful to look at, but fantastic in its storytelling." He adds, "Featurettes on the standard and Blu-ray discs look at every aspect of 'Alice in Wonderland,' including stunts, makeup, settings, characters,...

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    Not a Conventional Shoot: Schnack's DNC Doc

    This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 SilverDocs Film Festival. "Convention" hits theaters this Friday.

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    Edinburgh Fest Sets 2010 Slate

    At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Edinburgh International Film Festival Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the full schedule the 64th edition of the fest, which runs June 16-27. 2010. Overall, the festival will screen 133 features from 34 countries, including 22 World premieres, 12 International premieres, 9 European premieres and 63 UK premieres. Among the World premieres is the Closing Night Gala "Third Star," a British "tragi-comic buddy film" by newcomer Hattie Dalton, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Burke, JJ Feild and Adam Robertson. The EIFF previously announced its Opening Gala, Sylvain Chomet's ...

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    Market Highs and Lows: Considering the Biz Side of Cannes

    In the lobby of iconic Carlton Hotel in Cannes last week an apparently wealthy festival visitor was waiting patiently for someone. After a bit of pacing he found the person he was meeting. It was one of the fake local paparazzi who stalk well-dressed folks while they are walking along the Croisette ...

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    FUTURES | "11/4/08" Director Jeff Deutchman

    When SXSW Film Festival producer Janet Pierson introduced filmmaker Jeff Deutchman's debut doc, "11/4/08" at the fest in March, she said that upon hearing that the young acquisitions executive had made a film, she was immediately curious. Introducing Deutchman at the world premiere, Pierson noted th...

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    12 Must See Films from Cannes '10 (plus five worthy extras)

    For all of the banter that this year's Festival de Cannes was going to be a lackluster one, it was not at all difficult to come up with a dozen new films to spotlight as "Must sees" for in the coming year, in fact there are several bonus titles as well.

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    "Living Wake" Director Sol Tryon on his "little morsel of goodness"

    A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed "artist and genius" K. Roth Binew, "The Living Wake" is currently screening in limited release. Directed by first-time filmmaker Sol Tryon, the film stars Mike O'Connell, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Gaffigan and Ann Dowd, and has b...

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    Small Screen | "Stagecoach" and Brakhage Hitch Up with "The Road" at Home

    The Criterion Collection this week memorializes a classic Western and a classic experimental filmmaker, bringing John Ford's "Stagecoach" and the second volume of "By Brakhage: An Anthology" to DVD and Blu-Ray. Writing of the "Stagecoach" package, the Film.com's Maryanne Johanson says, "This isn't just a lovely new presentation of the movie itself, though it is that; it's also a small film-school education, through the copious supplementary materials, on how the film broke new ground, why it remains so important today, and just what a smarty-pants Ford was, anyway." The film, a classic in the history of Westerns, stars John Wayne as an her...

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