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    TRIBECA '07 | Volach's "Father" Wins Top Tribeca Prize; Gibney's "Taxi" Wins Doc Award

    David Volach's "My Father My Lord" (Hofshat Kaits) won the Founders Award for best narrative feature (including a $50,000 cash award) and Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Darkside" won the prize for best documentary feature (including $25,000 cash) at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers presented t...

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    DISPATCH FROM SAN FRANCISCO | George Lucas, Robin Williams, and More Honored as SF Int'l Fest Celebr

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the San Francisco International Film Festival welcomed about 600 of the city's well-heeled residents to the Westin St. Francis Hotel in Union Square last night for the annual Film Society Awards night. Hollywood glitterati also made their way in for the big party, i...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Away From Her" Director Sarah Polley

    Actor/director Sarah Polley has won accolades both at home in Canada and around the world for her roles in "My Life Without Me," "Lantern Hill," "Go," and "The Sweet Hereafter" among many others. Her latest directing venture, "Away From Her" starring Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Gordon Pinsent a...

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    SF INT'L '07 | Picturing Politics at SFIFF50

    A shot in veteran filmmaker Jon Else's documentary "Wonders Are Many" -- a behind the scenes look at composer John Adams and director-librettist Peter Sellars' opera Doctor Atomic -- makes visual reference to Picasso's "Guernica" as apt shorthand for art's awesome charge to speak for the voiceless i...

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    PRODUCTION REPORT: "Antigravity", "Midnight Meat Train", "Orgies and the Meaning of Life", "Sunshine

    [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 | "Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace" director Bruce Leddy

    Bruce Leddy's debut feature, "Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace", could be described as the a cappella version of "The Big Chill." The ensemble comedy is about a male a capella group that reunites years later for a long, lost weekend of rehearsal before performing at their friend's wedding. The ...

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    DISPATCH FROM TRIBECA | Mexico, France and Africa In Focus on Tribeca Fest's First Weekend

    Alternating days of sun and rain greeted the first weekend of the 6th Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan and whether it was the fluctuating weather conditions or the significantly higher prices, the festival's advance ticket sales were down, according to a number sources (and organizers recently sla...

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    PEOPLE: Daniel Wu, "Heavenly King"

    [This interview first appeared in indieWIRE's sister publication covering film in the Bay Area, SF360. For additional coverage of the San Francisco International Film Festival, visit the SF360 website.]

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Diggers" Director Katherine Dieckmann

    Director Katherine Dieckmann's "Diggers" starring Lauren Ambrose, Josh Hamilton and Paul Rudd is set on Long Island, NY on the cusp of the Ford-Carter U.S. presidential election. Though ads in the local bar talk about a "change coming over America," the local clam diggers are more worried about losi...

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    SF INT'L '07 | San Francisco Fest Brings Out the Films and Big Names for 50th Anniversary

    [San Francisco film critic Dennis Harvey gives his take on the 50th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Film Festival, which opens Thursday. The article first appeared in our sister publication, SF360. Visit SF360" for additional coverage from the 50th SFIFF.]

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