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    Production Report: "A Dance for Bethany," "Choose Connor," "Halfway to Sandwich," "Kaz," and "Musici

    [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: Laura Poitras, director of "My Country, My Country"

    Director Laura Poitras' traveled to Iraq for her latest film, "My Country, My Country." She is known to doc fans for her work in "Flag Wars," co-directed with Linda Goode Bryant, which garnered awards at both Full Frame and the SXSW Film Festival in 2003 as well as a Peabody Award and Independent Sp...

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    Locarno 59 Goes Leaner; Introduces "Filmmakers of the Present" Competition

    Michael Mann's "Miami Vice" is on tap to usher in the 59th International Film Festival Locarno, taking place in the picturesque lakeside Swiss town August 2 - 12. The festival, one of the oldest in the world, will fete 25% fewer films this year, screening 170 titles compared with 250 in 2005, though...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Co-Directors of "Quinceanera"

    Made for just $400,000 in the filmmakers' own Los Angeles neighborhood, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's "Quinceanera" stars a newcomer cast. The film, its title taken from the traditional Latino ritual of elaborately celebrating a young woman's fifteenth birthday, is the coming-of-age story ...

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    Music, Humor, War and Personal Struggle Among 22 Docs Unveiled for Toronto Fest

    The Toronto International Film Festival revealed 22 additional documentary films that will join five previously announced titles in the Real to Reel section at the 31st annual event. Thirteen films will screen as world premieres, while three each are international, North American and Canadian premie...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Gela Babluani, director of "13 (Tzameti)"

    First-time director Gela Babluani has made quite a splash in the festival circuit with his thriller, "13 (Tzameti)." The film, starring his brother, George Babluani, took the world cinema - dramatic prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival as well as prizes last year in Venice and his native Georgia...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Keith Fulton, Co-Director of "Brothers of the Head"

    "Lost in La Mancha" directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's "Brothers of the Head" first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last September (where IFC Films acquired the title), and then made its way to the Berlinale in February. The film is the story of conjoined twins who were take...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Aaron Russo, director of "America: Freedom to Fascism"

    Director Aaron Russo's doc "America: Freedom to Fascism" takes on the IRS, the Federal Reserve and other organizations that the film claims "have abridged the freedoms of Americans via money creation, voter fraud, the national identity card (which becomes law in May, 2008)." Through interviews, the ...

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    Back to the Garden: 30 Years Later, Albert Maysles Revisits a Classic

    This article was originally published in 2006.

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    Britdoc Set for Inaugural U.K. Film Fest

    Twenty feature films are in the lineup for the inaugural Britdoc festival kicking off this week in Oxford, England in the British university town. The event will run from July 26 - 28. American, British and international titles are slated for the fest's international in competition section, includin...

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