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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | Anticipated Docs & More

    Sundance Film Festival 2011 filmmakers in the event's U.S. Documentary Competition, World Cinema Documentary Competition and NEXT sections are the highlights for Wednesday in indieWIRE's ongoing series profiling this year's crop of filmmakers.

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    For Your Consideration: Predicting The Golden Globes

    Ah, the Golden Globes. As Oscar's drunken, unpredictable cousin, the first major awards show of the season is also, more often than not, the most entertaining with the return of host Ricky Gervais and the promise of unforeseen winners, rowdy acceptance speeches and the most enthusiastic celebrity b...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Hot Coffee" Director Susan Saladoff

    For many Americans, the famous McDonald’s coffee case has become emblematic of the frivolous lawsuits that clog our courts and stall our justice system. Or is that exactly what McDonald’s wants us to think? Enter intrepid filmmaker Susan Saladoff. Using the now-infamous legal battle over a spilled c...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Project Nim" Director James Marsh

    From the Oscar-winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who, in the 1970s, became the focus of a landmark experiment that aimed to prove an ape—if raised and nurtured like a human child—could learn to communicate using sign language. If successful, the consequences of the project would be profound, breaking down the barrier between man and his closest animal relative and fundamentally redefining what it is to be human. Combining the testimony of all the key participants, newly discovered archival film, and dramatic imagery, "Project Nim" tells the picturesque story of one chimpanzee's extraordinary journey throug...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Page One" Director Andrew Rossi

    With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source, newspapers going bankrupt, and outlets focusing on content they claim audiences (or is it advertisers?) want, Page One chronicles the media industry’s transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy if in-depth investigative repor...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Restless City" Director Andrew Dosunmu

    Andrew Dosunmu’s first feature film reconfigures the classic immigrant narrative, infusing it with new energy that befits the postnational world. Djibril, an aspiring young musician from Senegal, lives in New York. Although he dreams of greatness, imagining the day his own child might be president o...

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    In His Own Words: Hans Petter Moland Shares a Scene From "A Somewhat Gentle Man"

    Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland shares a scene from his dark comedy "A Somewhat Gentle Man," which garnered its star Stellan Skarsgard the Best Actor award at last year's Fantastic Fest. Below is the scene, along with Moland's breakdown of how the shoot went. The film hits select theaters this...

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    O "Brother Tied," Where Art Thou? "Blue Valentine" Team Seeks to Reclaim Derek Cianfrance's Debut

    There's many reasons why "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance's critically hailed first film, "Brother Tied," disappeared from view: a lack of finishing funds, no distribution offers. But he likens the situation to a story about a pet fish.

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | 3 in US Competition & 1 in World Comp for Tuesday

    With four additional profiles from the upcoming 2011 Sundance Film Festival's filmmakers for today, indieWIRE has now published interviews with 28 directors screening in the event's U.S. narrative and doc competitions as well as the World narrative and documentary competitions and the f...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Mad Bastards" Director Brendan Fletcher

    TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13-year-old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother’s house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of northwestern Australia to make things right with his son. Grandpa Tex has lived a tough l...

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