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    Tribeca '10 | Director Lee Isaac Chung Brings a Poem to Life in "Lucky Life"

    Following his last feature "Munyurangabo," shot in Rwanda, director Lee Isaac Chung returned to the U.S. to tell an altogether different story in "Lucky Life." The touching drama will be making its world premiere at Tribeca this year, and is competing in the World Narrative Feature Competition.

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    (More) Talk of Change as Tribeca Fest Gets Underway

    Festival exposure doesn't guarantee a film's success in the marketplace, explained former Sundance Film Festival chief Geoff Gilmore today in Manhattan. Since his days with Robert Redford's Utah event the business of festivals has evolved, according to Gilmore. Now, he's in New York City alongside R...

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    "Putty Hill" Comes Out on Top at Atlanta Fest

    The winners of the jury prizes for the 34th Atlanta Film Festival were unveiled Sunday evening at an intimate reception for attending filmmakers and special guests. While the BBQ was enticing, unfortunately only one of the winning filmmakers was present to accept his award - a common problem for reg...

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    Tribeca '10 | "Loose Cannons" Director Ferzan Ozpetek Keeps It All About the Family

    Tribeca director Ferzan Ozpetek's "Loose Cannons," screening in the World Narrative Feature Competition, is a playful take on family obligation and the possibility of being uprooted from comfortable surroundings.

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    Tribeca '10 | Actor Turned Director Feo Aladag Takes an Actorly Approach in "When We Leave"

    Tribeca director Feo Aladag's Narrative Feature Competition film, "When We Leave" focuses on one family's quest to live abroad, escaping abuse at home.

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    Summer Preview: The 25 Must-See Films

    The summer movie season isn't exactly best known for independent film. With billions of dollars set to be spent on the countless sequels ("Shrek 4," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"), remakes ("The Karate Kid," "A Nightmare on Elm Street"), adaptations of video games ("The Prince of Persia"), adaptatio...

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    Small Screen | "Mammoth" Release Week Includes '09 Faves "Summer Hours" and "35 Shots"

    After topping indieWIRE's poll of 2009's top films, Olivier Assayas's "Summer Hours" (criticWIRE rating: A-), starring Juliette Binoche at the head of a troupe of actors well-respected in the French film industry) is getting its DVD release on the Criterion Collection. The 2-disc DVD includes a video interview with Assayas, a making-of documentary, and a featurette explaining the Musée d'Orsay's link to the film's production. Writing in indieWIRE, Chris Wisniewski characterizes the film as "elegant and elegiac." He goes on to say of the family quibble drama, "In 'Summer Hours'...every object, and every place, is weighed down by the past—i...

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    Tribeca '10 | Director Paul Fraser's Homegrown "My Brothers"

    Tribeca will play host to the world premiere of Irish director Paul Fraser's feature directorial debut "My Brothers," competing in the World Narrative Feature Competition.

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    Tribeca '10 | "The Two Escobars" Directors Kick It in Columbia

    As part of Tribceca's World Documentary Feature Competition, filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist will present the world premiere of their documentary "The Two Escobars."

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    "Persian Cats" Director Bahman Ghobadi: "I didn't pick the topic, the topic picked me"

    The latest film about the bad boys (and girls) of rock and roll is so controversial that an entire regime is hell bent on stamping it out. The parties are seemingly tame and unlike the cliches of other movies about bands and their desire to make it big - the groupies, the drugs, the parties, the mon...

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