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    In His Own Words: Ramin Bahrani Discusses an Exclusive Clip From "Goodbye Solo"

    "Goodbye Solo" is my third feature film. The story is about Solo, a young, friendly Senegalese taxi driver in Winston-Salem, NC who is hired by an elderly, Southern Caucasian man named William, to take him in two weeks to a mountain top where Solo believes the old man plans to jump to his death. Sol...

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    171 Films Heading To 16th Hot Docs

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced its full film line up for its 16th edition, April 30-May 10, at a press conference this morning. From a record 1,948 film submissions, this year's program includes 171 titles from 39 countries. Thirty-six of these films will be recei...

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    iW Interview | "The Great Buck Howard Director Sean McGinly

    In Sean McGinly's "The Great Buck Howard," which opened over the weekend via Magnolia Releasing, Buck Howard had spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire - not to be confused with those of a mere magician - earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it's clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn't sold out a theater...

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    "Brothers Bloom" and Sundance Favs Set for Independent Film Festival of Boston

    Check out indieWIRE's New Guide to Film Festivals (listings will be updated throughout the year):JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

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    Fest Circuit 101 | A Guide to Fests (and a Bit of Expert Advice)

    Filmmakers and fest programmers (past and present) joined a discussion on festivals aptly called "Surviving the Festival Circuit" last week at SXSW, a conversation that basically became a Festivals 101 primer for filmmakers looking to get their films out there.

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    New York Film Writers Clash Over "Neo-Neo Realism"

    Two of New York's most respected film critics had a bit of an online altercation over the weekend, with The New Yorker's Richard Brody lashing out on The New York Times' A.O. Scott and his extensive Sunday New York Times Magazine article, "Neo-Neo Realism."

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    Tribeca All Access Announces 27 Projects for '09

    The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the selected projects for Tribeca All Access (TAA). TAA is "designed to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities." In its sixth year, the program will present 27 new ...

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    A "Sideways" For Japan

    A "Sideways" For Japan

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    PRODUCTION REPORT: "Jack," "Liquor Store," "Rescuers," "Strings," "Whispers"

    In the March edition of indieWIRE’s production column, Jason Guerrasio profiles five new films in various stages of production. This month’s group includes Philip Seymour Hoffman's “Jack Goes Boating," Eugene Kim's “Liquor Store Cactus,” Michael King's “The Rescuers: Heroes of the Holocaust,” Ben Fo...

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    Neo-Neo Realism: Clear-Eyed Movies For Hard Times

    Neo-Neo Realism: Clear-Eyed Movies For Hard Times

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