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    First Person: Matt Dentler on Indie Film for the MySpace/YouTube/iPod Generation

    Time Magazine wasn't just phoning it in when they decided to name "You" as their "Person of the Year" for 2006. We live in a media era where everything is "My" this, "You" that, and "i" something, where a simple "send" or "publish" button could reach millions. And, faster than you can say "thanks fo...

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    FESTIVALS | Local Filmmaker's "It's Hard to Be Nice" Opening 13th Sarajevo Film Festival; Fest Spotl

    Local filmmaker Srdan Vuletic's "It's Hard to be Nice" is opening the 13th Sarajevo Film Festival this Friday, August 17, kicking off the event which continues in the capital of the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina through August 25. The Eastern European-heavy festival are also sla...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)" Director Jason Kohn

    Director Jason Kohn's doc "Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)" jumped into the festival circuit fray with a big win at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, taking both the grand jury prize for best documentary and the doc cinematography award for Heloisa Passos. The film's tag line basically sums up the doc's o...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The King of Kong" Director Seth Gordon

    Director Seth Gordon's "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" takes a look at the arcade circuit. The film follows the travails of a middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul vie for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong. This is the first feature-length directori...

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    DISPATCH FROM SWITZERLAND | "The Rebirth" Wins Locarno Leopard as 60th Festival Comes to a Close

    Masahiro Kobayashi's "The Rebirth" (Ai No Yokan) won the coveted Golden Leopard as the 60th Locarno International Film Festival concluded on Saturday evening with an awards ceremony in the town's Piazza Grande. The Japanese film stars the filmmaker as a man who develops a bond with the mother of the...

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    DISPATCH FROM SWITZERLAND | Still Grounded and Focused, Locarno Fest Thrives at 60

    Something must have been in the air during the summer of 1946, because in the span of about ten days, two of Europe's most important film festivals were born, and a third was re-launched. On august 23rd, some 60 years ago, the Locarno International Film Festival opened with a screening of Giacomo G...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "2 Days in Paris" Director Julie Delpy

    Julie Delpy is the thinking man's ideal Frenchwoman--at least in her screen persona of Celine, the enchantress she created in Richard Linklater's cult films, "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset." An etherial porcelain blonde, Celine is sexually knowing yet unthreatening; independent but vulnerable; ...

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    PRODUCTION REPORT | "Beautiful Darling," "Blindness," "Keep Coming Back," "On The Hook," "Sons of Li

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: indieWIRE's monthly production report looks at independent films in various stages of production. If you'd like to tell us about a film in production for future columns, please contact us.]

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The Ten" Director David Wain

    Director David Wain's feature "The Ten" stars Jessica Alba, Gretchen Mol, Adam Brody, Paul Rudd, Liev Schreiber,Bobby Cannavale and Winona Ryder in "blasphemous comedic stories" inspired by the Biblical Ten Commandments. Each tale unfolds in a different style, but with characters and themes that ove...

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    TORONTO '07 | Conflicts and Character in the Spotlight as TIFF Unveils Doc Slate

    The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled this year's full documentary line up for its Real to Reel section, describing the roster as "politically engaged work and in-depth character studies." Thirteen American docs join this year's list of 20 Real to Reel films in addition to two U.S. and ov...

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