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    Freedom From the System: Putting the Safdies in Focus

    In Josh and Benny Safdie's "Daddy Longlegs," filmmaker-turned actor Ronnie Bronstein exudes discomfort in the best of ways. As single father Lenny, he wanders the dirtiest New York City streets and lurks in the shadows of his mangy apartment, alternately grumbling and cackling at his endless misfort...

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs ’10: Secrets, Eclectics & Lands

    Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in North America, wrapped up its 17th edition Sunday night after eleven days of programming (get the full list of winners of the fest here). Consistently one of the top doc events internationally, the festival continued to deliver strong selections in...

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    Filmmaker Interview: Director Dan Levin Exposes Lower East Side in "Captured" (Watch it Now Free)

    In this week's SnagFilms spotlight, the once anarchic Lower East Side is showcased in a profile of documentary filmmaker Clayton Patterson.

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs ’10: Pitch Perfect at the Toronto Documentary Forum

    Hundreds of broadcasters, funders, filmmakers, and other observers convened this Wednesday and Thursday morning for the Toronto Documentary Forum, North America’s largest documentary market, as part of the ongoing Hot Docs film festival. Led for the second year by Elizabeth Radshaw, the T...

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    "Mercy"'s Patrick Hoelck: "I wanted to capture Los Angeles the way my friends and I inhabit it."

    Patrick Hoelck grew up in the world's some of the world's most cosmopolitan environments: California, New York, and London. Inspired by the human side of sexuality and celebrity, Hoelck is intent on providing humanistic renderings of seemingly shallow characters. Hoelck whose big feature film bre...

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    In the Works: Chinese Champs, Latino Coming of Age, Lazarus Hipsters, Dual Prisons & Finding Haven

    This week's production column, 'In the Works', checks in with acclaimed producer Peter Wintonick ("Manufacturing Consent," "Earthkeepers") on his new project with "Up the Yangtze" director Yung Chang, “China Heavyweight,” then profiles a few upcoming films featured on crowd-funding website IndieGoGo...

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    Fans of Fan Magazines Gather

    Fans of Fan Magazines Gather

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs ’10: Family Ties & Common Bonds

    With one week of its 17th edition completed, the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, which continues through this Sunday, has screened about three-quarters of its overall programming. As in previous years, the festival presents close to 200 films over its eleven-day run, consisting o...

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    "Ocean of Pearls" Director Neelam: "A Ten Year Labor of Love"

    Real life medical doctor turned filmmaker Sarab S. Neelam’s debut feature film “Ocean of Pearls” is a semi-autobiographical tale of a Canadian transplant specialist, played by 24’s Omid Abtahi, struggling with his Sikh heritage while he is offered the once in a lifetime position as surgeon at a Detr...

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    Big Screen | Korine's Wildly Divisive "Humpers" Debuts

    While "Iron Man 2" is officially kicking off the studio's summer movie season, a quintet of specialty films are entering the market in hopes of providing a alternative for those not into watching Robert Downey Jr. fight a lycra catsuit-fitted Scarlett Johannson. Two of them are politically-minded documentaries coming out of Sundance with Alex Gibney's "CASINO JACK and the United States of Money" and Laura Poitras's "The Oath." Two of them are definitely catering to Mother's Day on Sunday in Rodrigo Garcia's "Mother and Child" and Thomas Balmes's "Babies." Finally, one of them is unlike anything else in the marketplace, and just so happens t...

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