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    With Deadine Looming, Proposed NYC Film Permit Rules Rile Indies

    With stenciled Bolex camera protest signs and no permit to assemble, some 400 people demonstrated at a downtown Manhattan rally on Friday to protest New York's moves to alter rules that govern filming and photography on the city's streets. On that same day, members of NYC's independent film communit...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "No End in Sight" Director Charles Ferguson

    Charles Ferguson's "No End in Sight" is another in a long line of important Iraq documentaries. But the film's precision, what the New York Times calls a "mathematical" indictment of the current administration, is what separates it as a closely observed, investigative piece. Ferguson answered some...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Moliere" Director Laurent Tirard

    With the ascent of President Nicholas Sarkozy -- who jogs, plays at French cowboy, and has a jones for things American -- the Gauls and the Yanks have entered a cautious entente cordiale. The coziness in the political arena is echoed on the cultural front this summer by Americans' love affair with F...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The Devil Came on Horseback" Co-director Annie Sundberg

    Directors Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's "The Devil Came on Horseback" exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness and who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "The Camden 28" Director Anthony Giacchino

    Director Anthony Giacchino's doc "The Camden 28" explores how and why 28 individuals intentionally placed themselves at risk of arrest and imprisonment while protesting the war in Vietnam. Featuring a bounty of archival materials and current interviews with former FBI agents involved in the case and...

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    DISPATCH FROM IRELAND | 19th Galway Film Fleadh Wraps Up

    The 19th Galway Film Fleadh came to an end on Sunday and by all accounts it was a rousing success. Success is certainly the word for debut director Marian Quinn (sister of Aidan Quinn) whose "32A" nabbed the Best First Feature award at the fest. The Best Feature doc prize was split between Christoph...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Cashback" Director Sean Ellis

    British director Sean Ellis' "Cashback" revolves around Ben Willis (Sean Biggerstaff) who takes a job working the nightshift at a local market to pass the hours away after developing insomnia following the break up with his girlfriend. There he meets a colorful cast of characters, all of whom have t...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "My Best Friend" Director Patrice LeConte

    French director Patrice LeConte's "My Best Friend" (Mon meilleur ami) centers on Francois, a middle-aged antique dealer with a stylish apartment and a fabulous life. At a dinner with a group he considers his dearest acquaintances, he is blindsided by the revelation that none of them actually like hi...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox" Director Sara Lamm

    Whoever thinks enlightened can't be found on a soap label hasn't looked closely at that text-heavy blue bottle in the Trader Joe's aisle. From afar Dr. Bronner's unadorned, institutional-like bottles look as if they're covered with warnings (one of the big ones: DILUTE!). Rather, they are packed w...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Drama/Mex" Director Gerardo Naranjo

    In Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo's "Drama/Mex," two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is forced to deal with the sudden emergence of her ex-lover, C...

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