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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Salesman" Director Sebastien Pilote

    Marcel Lévesque is a dapper, silver-haired, silver-tongued car salesman. Perennially anointed "Salesman of the Month" at his dealership, he takes great satisfaction in the ritual of persuasion. Selling is his calling and preoccupation—that and watching over his beloved daughter and grandson provide ...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Last Mountain" Director Bill Haney

    It’s easy to forget that each time we turn on a light, we are contributing to the ecological damage caused by the coal that generates electricity in this country. "The Last Mountain" gives us plenty of reasons to remember. Contaminated air, soil, and water; coal dust, cancer clu...

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    Meet The 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Redemption of General Butt Naked" Directors

    Joshua Milton Blahyi, aka General Butt Naked, murdered thousands during Liberia’s horrific 14-year civil war. Today this once-brutal warlord has renounced his sadistic past and reinvented himself as evangelist Joshua Milton Blahyi. In a riveting cinema vérité journey that unfolds over the course of ...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Lie" Director Joshua Leonard

    Once an idealistic young man with artistic aspirations, Lonnie is stuck and doesn’t quite know it. Working at an unfulfilling job, he longs to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a musician. When his wife, Clover, is presented with a career opportunity that could provide them with the stability s...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "The Green Wave" Director Ali Samadi Ahadi

    In early 2009, a new generation of Iranians hoped for change through the upcoming presidential elections. Fueled by youthful exuberance and media technology, a groundswell - the so-called Green Wave - emerged to challenge the status quo, and caused a seismic shift in the political climate. A new bra...

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    Shooting Glances at 24 Frames per Second | Interview with "A Useful Life" Director Federico Veiroj

    There is a certain patience to Federico Veiroj's "A Useful Life" that sets it apart. Produced just across the Río de la Plata from last year's Best Foreign Film Oscar winner - Juan José Campanella's "The Secret in Their Eyes" - Veiroj's second feature resigns itself from the high-gloss/high-profile aesthetic that links a recent string of films from the contemporary Latin American cinema. "A Useful Life" is different; not as a counterpoint or alternative, but as an essentially and inherently diametric counter-current to prevailing preconceptions of the region's cinema. If Fernando Solanas and Ocatvio Getino once described the role of the camer...

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    Golden Guadagnino: Luca Reflects On "Love" In Midst of Awards Season

    It's been 16 months since the film world first laid eyes on Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love," which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The Italian-language film has since become a significant critical and financial success story in the United States. It's now heading into one of the biggest non-Osc...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Another Happy Day" Director Sam Levinson

    A wedding at her parents’ Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the fire of primal, Byzantine family dynamics. It’s the wedding of Lynn’s son, whom she was deprived of raising because of her acrimonious divorce, and a feud still rages between Lynn and her ex-husband’s hot-tempered wife. Meanw...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Sing Your Song" Director Susanne Rostock

    Wonderfully archived, and told with a remarkable sense of intimacy, visual style, and musical panache, Susanne Rostock’s inspiring biographical documentary, Sing Your Song, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, inspired by Paul Robeso...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | Three to Cap Off the Week

    For almost two weeks, indieWIRE has published interviews from 2011 Sundance filmmakers in the event's competition and NEXT sections. In addition to the 36 full length profiles (links below), indieWIRE is profiling four additional filmmakers to cap off the week. These include Sam Levinson (&...

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