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    Errol Flynn Redux

    After my holiday trip to Australia and New Zealand I wrote about Errol Flynn’s home town of Hobart, Tasmania and printed some photos of the newly-named Errol Flynn Reserve. But it seems I was under-informed about local interest in the swashbuckling star. Here’s an e-mail I received ...

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    A Strictly Canadian Affair at MoMA

    MoMA's 7th annual Canadian Front Film Exhibition kicked off to a raucous start last night, with the New York premiere of the Quebecois sensation "Fathers and Guns."

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    Filmmaker Interview: Anderson and Steinman on Being "Stolen"

    "Stolen" director Anders Anderson along with producer and cinematographer Andy Steinman gave indieWIRE their insights to making their mystery/thriller. The two met on the set of an unrelated project and found they shared similar ideas. Together, they formed a company and set out to pursue their film...

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    Eugene Hernandez: 5 Hot Topics at #SXSW

    It might be a stretch to say that South by Southwest is having growing pains, but such a statement is actually not that far from the truth. When all is said and done, 2010 will be remembered as a watershed for SXSW. In short, it's the year that the film and interactive events dwarfed the an...

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    SXSWdaily | "Tiny Furniture," "Marwencol," and More Winners on the Web

    The SXSW jury seemed to be following the buzz on the street as they named two of the fest's biggest conversation pieces as jury prize winners. Leading an impressive lineup of provocative films, Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" took home the award for best narrative feature and Jeff Malmberg's "Marwen...

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    A Gold Mine For Film Research

    Like anyone who’s spent much of his life in libraries and archives, hearing a young person claim that you can find “everything you need” to do research online is upsetting, to put it mildly. One can easily find simple information, and misinformation, but if you’ve devoted hours and days digging through vintage film publications or studio production files you know that acres of primary research materials don’t exist on the Internet. Even if you’re lucky enough to have access to great collections like the ones held by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library in B...

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    "MacGruber" Hits SXSW With Raunchy Press Conference

    "This moderating is exceeding my wildest expectations," "Saturday Night Live" feature film spin-off "MacGruber" writer-director Jorma Taccone said in the middle of a panel at the SXSW Film Festival today. The comment came after moderator (and Lonely Island performer) Akiva Schaffer said to "MacGrube...

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    SXSW '10 | Rebecca Richman Cohen Justifies Her Law School Tuition with "War Don Don"

    Rebecca Richman Cohen went from law school to behind the camera after finding the story that she needed to tell. "In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the 'special court.' Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial. Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter who played a crucial role in bringing peace. "War Don Don" tells the story of a sensational trial with unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims and, from behind bars, Issa Sesay himself. In Krio, war don don m...

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    "Passenger Pigeons" Director Martha Stephens: "I put every piece of myself into it"

    Set among the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky, Martha Stephens' "Passenger Pigeons" is a story about dealing with loss and an ambiguous future in the dark hills of Appalachia. The film quietly interweaves four separate story lines over the course of a weekend as the town copes with the death of a loc...

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    Acting 101: Ten Tips From Jeffrey Tambor's SXSW Workshop

    "You should be president," someone in the audience said at the end of Jeffrey Tambor's acting workshop in Austin, Texas yesterday. "I have never felt so inspired... And I don't even work in the film industry."

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