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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten" Director Julien Temple

    Director Julien Temple's doc "Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten" takes a look at the frontman for British punk band the Clash. The film explores not just the legend and music of Strummer, who died four years ago, but also reveals him as a true communicator of his times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of his life, Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer -- before, during and after the Clash. Temple won an audience award at the 2000 Sao Paulo International Film Festival for "The Filth and the Fury." "Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten" screened in competi...

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    DISPATCH FROM ABU DHABI | Winning Formula for New Mid East Fest

    Last May, when Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun al Nahyan and Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage announced the formation of the Abu Dhabi Film Commission to build a local film infrastructure and promote international investment -- with a vision of business and a...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Lagerfeld Confidential" Director Rodolphe Marconi

    Director Rodolphe Marconi follows up a trio of well-recieved features ("This is My Body," "Love Forbidden" and "The Last Day") with his first documentary, "Lagerfeld Confidential." "Confidential" takes a deeply personal look at Karl Lagerfeld, the pony-tailed fashion titan. Created out of 200 hours ...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Wristcutters" Director Goran Dukic

    Director Goran Dukic's comedy "Wristcutters" revolves around Zia (Patrick Fugit) who is distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend and decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop living. The Sundance '06 film has received several festival nods including tthe audience award...

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    DISPATCH FROM MEXICO | Cultivating Filmmakers and Audiences at Expanding Morelia Fest

    Eating lunch at a table with Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) chiefs Daniela Michel and Alejandro Ramirez (inside the festival's spacious afternoon hospitality venue), acclaimed Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu spent some time chatting with a group of young kids who probably aren't old enough to see his films, but nonetheless seemed excited by the encounter. Given the track record of the FICM so far, it wouldn't be all that surprising if one of those children ends up with a film at the festival a few years down the road. In a country with an increasingly influential and acclaimed cinema culture, the Morelia fest is emerg...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "King Corn" Director Aaron Woolf

    Directoer Aaron Woolf's doc "King Corn" is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In the film, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes f...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Khadak" Co-Director Jessica Woodworth

    Co-directors Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens drama "Khadak" takes place in Mongolia. The film revolves around the epic story of Bagi, a young nomad confronted with his destiny to become a shaman. A plague strikes the animals and the nomads are forcibly relocated to desolate mining towns. Bagi saves the life of a beautiful coal thief, Zolzaya, and together they reveal the plague was a lie fabricated to eradicate nomadism. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Dramatic section last January and won the Luigi De Laurentiis Award at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. Woodworth took some time out to answer some questions fo...

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    DISPATCH FROM VANCOUVER | Enviro Docs and more pour over 16-day Festival

    Surfing film festival reports from destinations far and wide these days is something like watching The Weather Channel: New York is frighteningly hot, Pusan, a touch too stormy. The once neutral topic -- weather -- now fits into the "If it bleeds, it leads" category. The Vancouver International Film Festival, this time around, got its rain a few days early, a local festival shuttle driver told me with a sense of foreboding. And though it's rained on many of my previous journeys up to Vancouver for its annual film festival, this time around, feeling the rain as a symbol of planetary catastrophe fit well with a paradigm shift that's hit this pa...

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    DISPATCH FROM KOREA | Pusan Fest Fetes 10 Years of PPP amidst a Challenged Asian Film Market

    On one of the last evenings of this year's Pusan International Film Festival, filmmakers and festival guests gathered to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Pusan Promotional Plan, the largest project market in Asia. In an impromptu introduction, Paul Yi, one of the PPP's original advisors, took ...

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    DISPATCH FROM MEXICO | Growing Morelia Fest Spotlights Docs, Mexican Artists and Indigenous Film

    An increasingly important Mexican film event -- the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) -- got a boost on opening night here in the capital city of the state of Michoacan with a surprise appearance by Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The head of state praised the festival for, in just five ...

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