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    Viggo Mortensen: "I try to find something interesting and a little scary"

    Viggo Mortensen had read all of Cormac McCarthy's books prior to the release of 'The Road' three years ago. The post-apocalyptic Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a father and son on a journey of survival across a bleak, dangerous American landscape was a sensation that everyone was talking about. ...

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    Carey Mulligan v. Katie Jarvis: A Telluride Showdown

    Ten o'clock this morning. The San Miguel County Courthouse. Telluride, Colorado. For the past couple of days, some festival attendees here had been anticipating a one-on-one between newcomers Carey Mulligan and Katie Jarvis, two young women who've broken through this year. Folks joked that the two m...

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    Venice on Ecstasy? Great Films but some "Capitalism" Backlash

    Perhaps the most important thing to note about this year's Venice, is that the mood is noticeably more upbeat than in 2008. Sure, there have been some disappointments: Patrice Chereau's "Persecution" is a yawn, "The Road" was visually spectacular yet curiously unmoving; and Yonfan's "Prince of Tears...

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    Socializing in Telluride, Before a Weekend of Moviegoing Begins

    A cultish (end of) summer camp for well-heeled cinephiles, the annual Telluride Film Festival officially kicked off today here in Colorado, twenty four hours after announcing it's lineup of new and classic films. Folks who travel to this small mountain town every year are quite passionate about this...

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    cinemadaily | As Venice Rolls On, the Reviews Pour In

    In his dispatch from the 2009 Venice Film Festival, which kicked off Wedesday, Shane Danielsen notes that "the competition this year looks, on paper at least, to be back to fighting-strength - a thrilling mixture of cultures and generations, with capital-A arthouse titans (Jacques Rivette, Claire De...

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    Authenticity, Intimacy and Realism: Cherien Dabis Talks "Amreeka"

    EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film opens in theaters this Friday, September 4th.

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    Celebrating Cinema as an Art, Telluride Unveils '09 Fest

    Twenty six new films, a dozen classic titles and a selection of documentaries and shorts are on tap for this weekend's Telluride Film Festival. The event is set to kick off tomorrow (Friday) in the small Colorado mountain town, running through Monday evening in its annual Labor Day weekend slot. Fil...

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    cinemadaily | Cherien Dabis’s Debut Comes to '"Amreeka"

    2009 Sundance alum "Amreeka" hits theaters Friday with a distribution deal from National Geographic Films. The film, by Palestinian Columbia-educated director Cherien Dabis, tells the story of a Palestinian family, mother and son, who must immigrate to Illinois to live with the mother's sister. In...

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    TIFF '09 | Josh Crook: “We Didn’t Die!!!!!”

    The gritty and gripping drama of Josh Crook's "La Soga" explores political intrigue, love, death and the power of memory, set in the Dominican Republic. We gave Crook and others a free-form style interview to gather their thoughts on their careers individual projects.

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    TIFF '09 | J. Blakeson: "Writing Didn’t Cost Anything, so I Started Writing"

    Two ex-cons kidnap a woman, but the tables turn and turn again in this tight, smart tale. J. Blakeson's "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" is a terrific little thriller starring Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston and Gemma Arterton. We gave Blakeson and others a free-form style interview to gather their...

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