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    Cannes' Gilles Jacob: "How do you know when an era is finished and another begins?"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a reproduction of a speech Festival de Cannes President Gilles Jacobs gave at the press conference at the Intercontinental le Grand Hotel in Paris last month when Jacobs was announcing the Official Selection for the 2009 Festival de Cannes.

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    His Cherry Orchard: Olivier Assayas On "Summer Hours"

    "I must say it was a much easier process than most of my recent films," Olivier Assayas said of his "Summer Hours" during last year's New York Film Festival, where it had its U.S. premiere. "Ultimately, the producer who made the film happen - Martin Karmitz, a big independent producer in France - I ...

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    Answering To Nobody But Herself: "You" Director Melora Hardin

    Melora Hardin is a veteran actress of theater (she recently starred in "Chicago" on Broadway), television (she's known for her recurring role on NBC's "The Office"), and film (she's currently in the studio hit "17 Again"). With her husband, actor Gildart Jackson, she produced and directed the independent feature film, "You." The film is the story of Miranda (Hardin) and Rawdon (Jackson), a couple happily married with a young daughter. But when Miranda dies suddenly, Rawdon is left to raise their daughter on his own, while keeping Miranda alive in his imagination. The film also stars Amy Pietz, Joely Fisher, Brenda Strong, and Allison Mack. Ha...

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    The Game of Human Connection: Stephen Belber on His "Management"

    Stephen Belber is well-known as a playwright and screenwriter. He researched and helped write the acclaimed "The Laramie Project," and wrote the screenplay for Richard Linklater's "Tape," based on his play of the same name. With "Management," Belber makes his feature film directorial debut. The film follows the chance meeting of Mike Cranshaw (Steve Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Jennifer Aniston) when she checks into the roadside motel in Arizona that is owned by Mike's parents. A bottle of wine jump starts a cross-country journey and courtship between two very different kinds of people who are both ultimately looking for the same thing - a sen...

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    A New Wave of German Filmmakers

    A New Wave of German Filmmakers

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    Introducing The Cannes Directors

    Introducing The Cannes Directors

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    'Feeling' the Movies: Scott Hamilton Kennedy Exposes the Establishment in "The Garden"

    Politics, power, greed and the working class take the focus of Scott Hamilton Kennedy's Oscar-nominated doc, "The Garden." A follow up to his film, "OT: Our Town," Kennedy's film lays out how backroom deals, land developing, green politics, money and corruption intersect with working class families who rely on this communal garden for their livelihood. "The Garden" exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.... The film features a slew of celeb appearances, including Danny Glover, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez and Daryl H...

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    Julia's Objectified Adoration For Rudo's Ashes Is An Outrage: Your Many Weekend Options

    From a documentary about outing closeted gay politicians, to a film with gay love scenes featuring Robert Pattinson, to films starring gay icons and/or gay lust-objects Tilda Swinton, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, Indiewood sure is queerly directing its "Star Trek" counterprogramming (and are p...

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    A Times Square Dive, Frolicking Boys and 6 Days of Gambling Shine at 16th Hot Docs

    An eclectic range of stories - from boys' private school cliques to the history of wartime food preparation, from an often naked gang of moped riders to birdwatchers seeking the Holy Grail of (extinct) woodpeckers, North America's largest - and some say most important - documentary film festival, Ho...

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    Audio/Visual Hub: Dick, Spike, Portman, and More From Tribeca Talks

    Over the past week, indieWIRE posted videos from the Tribeca Talks series it co-produced with Apple. Among them were actress Natalie Portman (promoting the website she co-founded, Makingof.com), director Lee Daniels (discussing Sundance winner and upcoming Cannes entry 'Precious'), director Atom Eg...

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