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    Tamra Davis Revisits the Life of Jean-Michel Basquiat

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film is set for release today, July 21st.

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    Small Screen | Powell/Pressburger Films Get Criterion Update, "Panic," Mother" and "Sons" Bow on DVD

    Two film classics by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger re-released in re-mastered Blu-Ray and DVD form, to the Criterion Collection this week: "The Red Shoes" and "Black Narcissus." At a recent screening of the film he organized at New York's DGA Theater, Martin Scorsese said of "The Red Shoes," “This film is music. It’s cinema as music. I don’t mean a musical—musical is a genre that I love. [But] this is a film that I love. Every aspect of it [the design, the color], the way the film’s edited, the movement within the frame and the movement of the frame, the dialogue, the milieu.” The film shows a hard-working dancer decide between ...

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    Welcome To The Solondzverse: Examining Todd Solondz, the King of Feel-Bad Cinema

    If Werner Herzog directed "American Beauty," the resulting product might look something like any given Todd Solondz movie. With his continuing riffs on middle class discontent, the writer-director has built a unified world to sustain his entire output. The Solondzverse is no joke -- or is it all jus...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Good people & Good ideas.

    July 19, 2010: New York, NY --  A couple of weeks ago, on a quiet mid-week afternoon in California, I sat in a booth at the Beverly Hills Hotel's Polo Lounge with our CEO Rick Allen, indieWIRE's ad sales director James Israel and famous filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. In between stories about Orson Wel...

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    Berlinger's Mild Victory Blurs Line Between Journalists & Doc Filmmakers

    If last Thursday's appeals court ruling in the Berlinger v. Chevron made anything clear, it's that the fine line between what separates documentary filmmakers from journalists has become even more blurred.

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    At Outfest 2010, In with the Old & In with the New

    As the juries and special guests handed out the awards for this year's Outfest, LA's LGBT Film Festival, we were constantly reminded that the landscape of queer film has been changing and is still changing.

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    FUTURES | "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy" Director Stephanie Wang-Breal

    Earlier this summer, when the Silverdocs jury awarded Stephanie Wang-Breal "Wo Ai Ni (I Love You), Mommy," certainly a dark horse, with the Sterling U.S. Feature Award, even Wang-Breal was surprised: "I saw the other films in competition and was blown away. I was not expecting it at all." Reading ...

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    Summerfest: Franny Armstrong on "The Age of Stupid"; Watch it Now Free!

    Following up on its inaugural edition last year, SnagFilms is launching the 2nd annual SummerFest, a free online festival showcasing exclusive, limited-duration runs of popular new documentaries, beginning with Franny Armstrong's acclaimed film, "The Age of Stupid."

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    Laughter and Forgetting: Todd Solondz Probes "Life During Wartime"

    "I like to manipulate and play with the audience," admits filmmaker Todd Solondz, "but at the same time, I couldn't do this if it didn't have emotional weight for me."

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    Dispatch from Outfest: "Fourplay" and Jane Lynch Lead Jampacked Start

    In just a few days, Outfest, Los Angeles' LGBT Film Festival, the oldest film festival still running in the city, has succeeded in showing, that despite any doom and gloom reports in the independent film market, good queer film is still coming down the pipeline.

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