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    "Skeletons" and "Jackboots" Break Out In Edinburgh

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival made no secret about the intentions of its 2010 edition. The festival's tagline, "What Will You Discover?," was plastered all around town, as were handmade signs that announced: "Lost: British Cinema, 1967-1979. Please Help Find It At The Edinburgh Internati...

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    Stephen Marshall's "Holy Wars" and Other Silverdocs Premieres Ignite Audiences

    As the Silverdocs Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland enters its busy weekend, three world premieres have brought inspired debates to audiences here. Rev. Billy, the charismatic and fiery subject of 2007's "What Would Jesus Buy?" was in attendance to support the small town activists in Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood's world premiere for "On Coal River." The film follows a group of West Virginians who labor to get the government to acknowledge the health side effects mountaintop removal has caused in their community. Tonight, the Silverdocs world premiere of Henry Corra's "The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan" follows a search for Pv...

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    The Most Tolerable Works of Tom Cruise: A Retrospective

    While this weekend's "Knight & Day" is on the early track towards being a bomb (or at least to be totally fair, it's underwhelmed so far) and is surely not Tom Cruise's finest work by a long shot (though it does have its charms), the picture does remind us that the while an international star, the c...

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    FUTURES | New Left Media's Chase Whiteside & Erick Stoll

    Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll can count the number of videos they have posted onto YouTube on their fingers. The same can’t be said for the number of times their videos have been viewed on the site: four million plus and counting. Two undergraduates from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Wh...

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    Happy Campers Abound at LA Film Festival

    Those who said relocating the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival downtown would be a terrible mistake were proven wrong this week. With the Lakers’ championship celebrations, the Twihards’ tent city, and the sold out Regal Cinemas screenings, the fest’s LA LIVE campus turned out to be the most happening...

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    Spotlight | Wedding Fight in "Silence"; Watch the Film Now Free!

    In this week’s SnagFilms spotlight, partners Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer explore what life is like for LGBT individuals residing in a small Pennsylvania town.

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    Talking Independent in Edinburgh: Directors Speak Out

    The "international indie" was on the topic at the Edinburgh International Film Festival yesterday, with Screen International's Mike Goodridge moderating a talk with two Edinburgh International Film Festival filmmakers, "Obselidia"'s Diane Bell and "Postale"'s Josh Hyde. The filmmakers discussed their work and the challenges that have come with both making the films, and getting them out there. It was a fitting discussion amidst a festival that has clearly made considerable strides in recent years to celebrate smaller, undiscovered films. Last week, the festival's Artistic Director, Hannah McGill had said in an interview with indieWIRE that "...

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    Getting To Know 15 LAFF Directors

    It's an indieWIRE tradition to interview up and coming directors at various major North American film festivals. For this year's Los Angeles Film Festival (June 18 - 28), indieWIRE had 15 directors, whose works are screening in the event's narrative and documentary competitions, share in their own w...

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    Small Screen | "Kunstler" on POV, "Kevorkian" on HBO, Kiorastami on Criterion and More Home Releases

    "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe" (criticWIRE rating: B-), the profile of the controversial lawyer who made a career out of high-profile unpopular clients, kicks off POV's summer series tonight, June 22 on PBS. The film's directors, Kunstler's daughters, Emily and Sarah, told iW's Eugen...

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    P-Town Fest Dispatch: Role Models & Snapshots

    A signed copy of John Waters' latest book, "Role Models," sits in the window at the Provincetown Book Shop on Commercial Street, the main drag of the small town on the very tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. At various times this weekend, Waters could be seen riding by the shop on his bike, out an ab...

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