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    IN HER OWN WORDS | Lynn Shelton Reflects on her First Feature, "We Go Way Back"

    To celebrate the NYC theatrical premiere of Lynn Shelton's ("Humpday") rediscovered debut feature "We Go Way Back," which hits the reRUN Gastropub Theater theater this Friday for a week-long engagement, indieWIRE asked Shelton to reflect back on the 2006 Slamdance award-winning film and dissect one ...

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    Where to Win Film Festival Cash Awards: A Guide to Festival $$

    Filmmakers know that finding cash is one of the hardest parts of filmmaking. While some film festivals offer prestige and exposure as their only rewards (think Sundance, Toronto), many smaller festivals offer prizes with cash or in-kind awards -- often the first financial return for the filmmak...

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    "Swell Season," Indeed: Doc On "Once" Stars Charms Tribeca

    "The Swell Season" almost feels like a sequel to the 2006 Irish indie musical "Once," if the two main characters did get together and form a band (which is not entirely implausible). While "Once" was more or less a work of fiction, "The Swell Season" is a documentary, even if the documentarians' ver...

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    "Renée" and "Carol Channing" Help Kick Off Tribeca This Weekend

    In the first few days of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival, two documentaries detailing the lives of a pair of American icons made their world debuts: Eric Drath's "Renée" and Dori Berinstein's "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life." The former takes on Renée Richards, the first transsexual tennis player i...

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    40 Filmmaker Interviews from This Year's Tribeca Film Festival

    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival is now in its first full weekend. Get a heads up on this year's crop of filmmakers with 40 interviews indieWIRE published in the two weeks to the launch of the event this past week. Three filmmakers were spotlighted each day in the lead up to the fest's st...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Splinters" Director Adam Pesce

    For some, surfing is a leisure sport. For others, it is a lifestyle, and becoming pro is a dream. For the surfers of Papua New Guinea, surfing is their key to a better life. It all started in the 1980s, when an intrepid Australian left behind his surfboard in the remote seaside village of Vanimo.

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Cairo Exit" Director Hesham Issawi

    Yearning to be as free as she feels when motorbiking the dusty back streets of Cairo with her Muslim boyfriend Tarek, 18-year-old Amal is torn between absconding to Italy illegally by boat with her beloved, or staying in Egypt with her Coptic Orthodox Christian family. Amal cannot bear to consider the future she faces as a poor woman in Egypt, reflected in the lives of her sister and best friend: one makes grave sacrifices so her son can have a better life, while the other prepares for a surgery to feign her virginity so she can enter into a loveless marriage to an older, wealthy foreigner. But even as Amal actively seeks out opportunities fo...

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    INTERVIEW | "Incendies" Director Denis Villeneuve: "I think a good director is a good listener."

    This interview with "Incendies" director Denis Villeneuve was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The Canadian film went on to garner a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards.It opens in limited release th...

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    Five Projects iW is Rooting For: "Buddy Holly," Dry-Frozen Pets, and More

    In today's in-production column, indieWIRE takes a look at an adaptation of the geek-approved sci-fi comic novel "Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede," which has Jon Heder in the role of a young man who is the target of a resurrected Buddy Holly. Also profiled this week are ...

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